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What games do you find playable on Hughesnet?

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What games do you find playable on Hughesnet?

I figured we should start a thread to help track what games work with Hughesnet Gen5 service, as well as what platforms those games use.  To help others figure things out, we should try to use a format for posting in this topic, whether a game works or doesn't, or what issues we find in that game.  Hopefully in time we can compile a list of games, from console games, to browser flash games that work, or may not work with Hughesnet, as well as any issues for a particular game.

Regardless of the game, even if it's Candy Crush, let us know if it works for you, but also let us know where it's played at or what it's played on. Like on Facebook, or on a tablet, or other devices.

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Game Name:
Platform: (Browser, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Nintendo Wii, and so on, only list what you have played it with)
Genre of Game: (FPS, RTS, and so on)
Works:
Recomended for Gen5/Satnet:
Notes:
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Re: What games do you find playable on Hughesnet?

Game Name: Diablo III Reaper of Souls
Platform: PC
Genre of Game: Fantasy/RPG
Works: Yes
Recomended for Gen5/Satnet: Yes
Notes: This is one of the few games where high latency doesn't always matter, but a smooth and consistent latency does. With Hughesnet Gen5, the latency is lower than what Gen4 ever offered, and much more consistent. I have no issues playing in rifts, greater rifts, or playing with other players. The only downside is, due to the normal latency of satellite internet, I will not be able to get into the higher rankings that some players can get to, however this doesn't detract from the fact that it's still an enjoyable experience for the occasional gamer.


Game Name: StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
Platform: PC
Genre of Game: Sci-Fi/RTS (Real Time Strategy)
Works: Yes
Recomended for Gen5/Satnet: No
Notes: While the game is playable on Hughesnet, I find that playing against other players in a competitive match up isn't enjoyable. Starcraft II being more dependent on a lower latency makes it impossible to "macro" your units in an army in time to help combat other players. I have also found that when browsing the maps, it can take several minutes for the map database to load. However, playing on a LAN with other players, or verses the AI, is greatly enjoyable once I have located a map that I want to play on. So for those looking for a competitive game against others, this may not be for you, but for those that enjoy an RTS against a computer AI, or against a real life buddy, it's certainly playable on Hughesnet.

 

Game Name: Borderlands
Platform: PC/Steam
Genre of Game: FPS
Works: No
Recomended for Gen5/Satnet: No
Notes: I can connect to friends, but playing is an absolute resounding no with this style of game. While playing, friends always saw me jump from one spot to another, and I had difficulties actually killing anything with out wasting all my ammunition as the latency causes delays in me seeing where others are. Avoid playing this online with Satellite Internet in general.

 

Game Name: Don't Starve Together
Platform: PC/Steam
Genre of Game: Survival RPG
Works: Yes
Recomended for Gen5/Satnet: Yes
Notes: I don't get to touch this game much, but in the short time I have played it with friends, I have found the game works OK. Similar to Diablo III, it needs a consistent latency, however it also likes a lower latency. I can play it, but don't be surprised if you have a few moments where your characture jumps around.

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