Recommended Commercial Games
Note that this is only based on my preference/experience, and that your list of recommended games may look different from mine (and that’s perfectly fine). This being said, most of these games are usually fairly well reviewed, so unless you are deeply allergic to the related style/type of game, you probably can’t go very wrong with anything on the following list. Note that we do not include, on purpose, titles that are on Early Access. If you see any title that’s probably missing feel free to contact us to let us know your suggestions.

The Intel HD column refers to how the game is expected to perform on Intel HD3000/4000 and above (which is the integrated GPU you usually find on Intel-based laptops that are 5-6 years old).

TitleGenreSteam NativeIntelHD
BioShock InfiniteFPSOPoor
Wolfenstein: The Old BloodFPSOPoor
Metro 2033FPSOPoor
Metro: Last LightFPSOPoor
Borderlands 2FPSOPoor
Half-Life: SourceFPSOGood
Half Life 2FPSOGood
Shadow Warrior (2013)FPSOPoor
Dying LightFPSOPoor
Dead IslandFPSOPoor
System Shock 2First Person TacticsOGood
Deus Ex: Mankind DividedFirst Person TacticsOPoor
DishonoredFirst Person TacticsOPoor
CS:GOMultiplayer FPSOPoor
Team Fortress 2Multiplayer FPSOPoor
Left for Dead 2Multiplayer FPSOPoor
Storm United [Review]Multiplayer FPSOPoor
InsurgencyMultiplayer FPSOPlayable
Ballistic Overkill [Review]Multiplayer FPSOPoor
Specs Ops: The LineTPSOPoor
Tomb Raider(2013) [Review]TPSOPoor
OutlastHorror First PersonOPoor
AmnesiaHorror First PersonOPoor
Alien: IsolationHorror First PersonOPoor
Saints Row IIOpen World ActionO?
Saints Row: The ThirdOpen World ActionOPoor
Saints Row IVOpen World ActionOPoor
Gat Out of HellOpen World ActionOPoor
Mad Max [Review]Open World ActionOPoor
ME: Shadow of MordorOpen World ActionOPoor
Hitman (2016)Open World ActionOPoor
DOTA 2Multiplayer Online Battle ArenaOGood
Civilization VStrategyOPlayable
Civilization VI [Review]StrategyOPoor
Crusader Kings IIStrategyOPlayable
Europa Universalis IVStrategyOPlayable
Empire Total WarStrategyOPoor
Total War: Shogun 2 [Review]StrategyOPoor
Tropico 5God Games/BuildingOPlayable
Cities SkylineGod Games/BuildingOPlayable
Prison Architect [Review]God Games/BuildingOGood
FactorioGod Games/BuildingOGood
Euro Truck Simulator 2SimulationOPlayable
American Truck SimulatorSimulationOPlayable
X Plane-10 GlobalSimulationOPoor
F1 2017 [Review]Racing/SimulatorsONot Supported
GRID Autosport [Review]Racing/SimulatorsOPoor
Dirt:Rally [Review]Racing/SimulatorsOPoor
Dirt:Showdown [Review]Arcade RacingOPoor
Road to Redemption [Review]Arcade RacingOPoor
Vanguard PrincessFightingOGood
Skullgirls [Review]FightingOGood
TerrariaMinecraft LikeOGood
GuacameleePlatformer / AdventureOGood
Guacamelee 2Platformer / AdventureOGood
TeslagradPlatformer / AdventureOGood
RochardPlatformer / AdventureOGood
Owlboy [Review]Platformer / AdventureOGood
PsychonautsPlatformer / AdventureOGood
Cave Story +Platformer / AdventureOGood
FEZPlatformer / AdventureOGood
Limbo [Review]Platformer / AdventureOGood
Another WorldPlatformer / AdventureOGood
Oddworld: New'n TastyPlatformer / AdventureOPoor
Super Meat BoyPlatformer / AdventureOGood
Shovel KnightPlatformer / AdventureOGood
Dust: An Elysian TailPlatformer / AdventureOGood
VVVVVVPlatformer / AdventureOGood
Wonderboy III [Review]Platformer / AdventureOGood
The Witcher 2RPGOPoor
The Witcher 3RPGOPoor
Baldur's Gate II Enhanced EditionRPGOGood
Planescape TormentRPGNAGood
Pillars of EternityRPGOGood
IceWind Dale: Enhanced EditionRPGOGood
Shadowrun ReturnsRPGOGood
Shadowrun DragonFallRPGOGood
Shadowrun Hong KongRPGOGood
Torchlight IIAction RPG (ARPG)OGood
The Banner SagaTactical / Tactical RPGOGood
Shadow Tactics [Review]Tactical / Tactical RPGOPoor
FTLTactical / Tactical RPGOGood
Door KickersTactical / Tactical RPGOGood
Space HulkTactical / Tactical RPGOPlayable
Space Hulk: AscensionTactical / Tactical RPGOPoor
Ultimate General: GettysburgTactical / Tactical RPGOGood
XCOM Enemy UnknownTactical / Tactical RPGOPlayable
XCOM Enemy WithinTactical / Tactical RPGOPlayable
XCOM2 [Review]Tactical / Tactical RPGOPoor
Hard West [Review]Tactical / Tactical RPGOPoor
OlliOlli2D ActionOGood
Bastion2D ActionOGood
Transistor2D ActionOPlayable
Oxenfree2D ActionOGood
Hotline Miami2D ActionOGood
Teeworlds2D ActionOGood
Not a Hero2D ActionOGood
Broforce2D ActionOGood
The WitnessPuzzleOPoor
World of GooPuzzleOGood
Blocks That MattersPuzzleOGood
Portal 2PuzzleOPlayable
Papers PleasePuzzleOGood
The Talos PrinciplePuzzleOPoor
Geometry Wars 3ShooterOGood
Pixeljunk ShooterShooterOGood
Shufflepuck Cantina DeluxeSportsOPoor
Rocket League [Review]SportsOPlayable
Don't StarveOpen World ExplorationOGood
Kerbal Space ProgramOpen World ExplorationOPlayable
Steamworld DigOpen World ExplorationOGood
Steamworld Dig 2 [Review]Open World ExplorationOGood
Kentucky Route ZeroAdventureOGood
Life is Strange [Review]AdventureOPlayable
Grim Fandango RemasteredAdventureOGood
Day of the Tentacle RemasteredAdventureOGood
Broken AgeAdventureOGood
The Blackwell BundleAdventureOGood
The Stanley Parable [Review]AdventureOPlayable
Danganronpa [Review]AdventureOGood
Wargame: European EscalationReal Time StrategyOPoor
Wargame: AirLand BattleReal Time StrategyOPoor
Wargame: Red DragonReal Time StrategyOPoor
DarwiniaReal Time StrategyOGood
Company of Heroes 2Real Time StrategyOPoor
Planetary AnnihilationReal Time StrategyOPoor
W40K: Dawn of War IIReal Time StrategyOPoor