I'm an old man. I cut my teeth on *pew pew* games in the video arcades of bowling alleys. I burned out my video game organ decades ago.

The only carryover was games like Myst and SimCity and some of those Discover new lands type games. I like construction games rather than competitive or battle games.

I hate sitting in the front of the TV, but I spend lots of time outdoors on my laptop.

I'm thinking of checking out some modern games.

Can anyone suggest some games I might like that I can play on my lappie?

I have a 17" ACER with a 1.6Gb Intel i5 8250 processor and 8Gb of RAM.

Do I need to have one of those game engine contraptions? Like steam, or whatever it is?