A game doesn’t always have to push the boundaries of technology to impress us. We can have as much fun pulling that last, nail-biting block from a gently swaying tower in Boom Blox as we do stomping around Crysis on our shed-sized supercomputers. Look at World of Warcraft, a game that boasts over 11.5 million subscribers, but which could probably run on a low-end toaster. Yes, in spite of stubbornly clinging to a years-old engine or technology that wouldn’t impress a small child from the Dark Ages, some games can confound expectations and win our hearts regardless. What follows are some of the best.