1. WindowsCentral.com's Avatar

    Best answer: For casual, retro, and less-intensive games, yes. The Surface Go is capable of running low-intensity games like Civilization 5, Hearthstone, and Minecraft, as well as Windows' extensive legacy back catalog.
    Microsoft: Surface Go (from $400)

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    09-19-2018 09:10 AM
  2. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    It would have been helpful if the article posted the CPU and GPU specs so readers could compare them to game requirements. Also sites like cpu and gpu benchmarks help alot in estimating how well the Surface Go would perform compared to those requirements.
    09-19-2018 10:42 AM
  3. me2olive's Avatar
    Overwatch which is fairly well-optimized on lower-end devices was completely unplayable.
    Here's a YouTube video by josher14 (he posts regularly on r/SurfaceGaming) showing Overwatch gameplay on the Surface Go; OK, maybe it's not the best framerate but does this look "completely unplayable" to you?



    His YouTube channel is well worth a look at if you want to actually see what will and won't run on the Surface Go. I was quite impressed with how well Doom (2016) and Alien Isolation ran.
    ladydias likes this.
    09-21-2018 01:22 PM
  4. Jez Corden's Avatar
    Here's a YouTube video by josher14 (he posts regularly on r/SurfaceGaming) showing Overwatch gameplay on the Surface Go; OK, maybe it's not the best framerate but does this look "completely unplayable" to you?



    His YouTube channel is well worth a look at if you want to actually see what will and won't run on the Surface Go. I was quite impressed with how well Doom (2016) and Alien Isolation ran.
    That's the 8GB model, I tested the 4GB model. Might be worth doing a comparison between the two, I guess. But no, the 4GB model cannot play Overwatch whatsoever, unless you like frequent freezing.
    10-01-2018 07:13 PM

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