For as many games that we found run well on a netbook, several others simply wouldn't, despite our best efforts.
Lord Of the Rings: Battle For Middle Earth
We were able to get this game running in widescreen mode with some tweaks, but performance barely hit 20 frames per second. It simply runs too slow to really enjoy. We're bummed because we really enjoyed this RTS back in the day.
This is another game that runs well on a netbook, but doesn't support 720p. Regardless, it's certainly worth playing despite the stretched 640x480 resolution.
Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic
This is one of our favorite RPGs (and the grandaddy of Bioware's new MMO). But we couldn’t get it to run on Windows 7, despite the helpful tutorials we found on the Web. Even if we could, it appears that there's no way to force 1280x720 satisfactorily without losing elements of the interface. So, it wouldn't have qualified for our list anyway.
Games powered by Valve’s Source Engine (Half Life 2, Counter Strike: Source, Left 4 Dead)
These games enjoy relatively low system requirements. However, our netbook couldn't quite muster satisfactory performance. It was rare to see more than 20 FPS in Counter Strike: Source, the easiest one of these titles to run. First-person shooters demand fast reaction times, and our modest platform just can't facilitate an enjoyable experience.
This game has problems running at 1280x720, and we simply couldn’t get it working at that resolution in full-screen mode.
Star Trek Online
This is one of the best-looking MMOs out there, and has really evolved nicely since its purchase by Perfect World and the subsequent free-to-play launch. Unfortunately, it needs a little more power than our netbook has in reserve.