List of 15 Best Games to Play on Low-End PC or Laptops

No graphics card on your PC or laptop? No problem. These top 15 games run on pretty much anything. Following are the best low end pc games for you:

Here’s our list for best low end PC games

15) Portal & Portal 2

Portal is one of the best low-end pc games, and it was a puzzle-platform video game. Which is developed and published by Valve Corporation. The game was released on October 10, 2007, and it is one of the best and original games in the year 2007.

In this game, the player has to solve a puzzle of series by teleporting the character by an object using the device that can create inter portals between two flat-planes with a portal gun.

Portal 2

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation3, Linux, OS X, and Android

System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7 or above
  • CPU: 1.7 GHz Processor or above
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Video RAM: 32MB of Nvidia GeForce3+ or ATI Radeon 8500+
  • Pixel and Vertex Shader: 1.1
Portal Gameplay

This game can be played in the first-person perspective mode and the player controls the character named Chell. As she challenged to cross through the series of rooms using the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, under the supervision of artificial intelligence.

The portal can create the two flat-plain side portals in orange and blue color. This portal gun creates a visual and physical connection between two different locations, all objects can travel through one portal will exit through the other portal.

14) FIFA 08

FIFA 08 is a football sports video game that we already know, and it was developed by EA Canada and published by EA Sports. This game was initially released on September 27, 2007, it was the main installment in the EA Sport’s FIFA series.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 2 & 3

FIFA 08

System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 2000 / Vista / XP / 7
  • CPU: @1.7GHz Processor
  • RAM: 256MB
  • GPU: (64MB VRAM) NVIDIA GeForce3 / ATI Radeon 8500 or greater
  • 3D: Yes
  • Shader Model: 1.1
  • Hard Disk Space: 4GB

The gameplay is similar to the original previous games and FIFA sports. There is a new feature added to this game that been called as ‘Be A Pro Mode’ where the player can play with only one player in the entire match. This game includes 43 national teams with 30 leagues and features more than 15000 licensed players.

Read also: Top 10 Sports Games For PC [Football, Basketball, Cricket and More] 2019

13) The Banner Saga

The Banner Saga is a role-playing & tactical game, developed by Stoic Studios and published by Versus Evil. This game was released on January 14, 2014, and this game two playable characters with their own different story and after they ultimately merge into one.

The Banner Saga

Platforms: Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and OS X

System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP or above
  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon XP 1700+
  • RAM: 2GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 or better
  • Pixel and Vertex Shader: 3.0
  • Hard Disk Space: 3GB
The Banner Saga Gameplay

This game features an interactive story that will depend upon the player’s decision. Means, the player has to choose some right decisions or else several events may or may not happen depending upon the player’s choice. The two in-game characters are fighting against for good odds to survive from the dark world creatures.

12) Gun

Gun is an anti-western based action video game, which is developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. This game was initially released in November 2005, for Microsoft Windows and also available on other platforms. The game is set in an open-world environment in American Old West in Arizona, Colorada, Mexico, and Texas in the year 1880.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, and GameCube

Gun Gameplay

System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP / 2000
  • CPU: 1.8+ GHz Pentium III / Athlon or equivalent
  • RAM: 256MB
  • GPU: DirectX 9.0c compatible (32MB VRAM) NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti+ or ATI Radeon 8500+
  • Shader Model: 1.1
  • 3D: Yes
  • Hard Disk Space: 3GB

In this game, the player controls the character as Colton White in third-person camera mode. The game features several veteran actors and the story is written by Randall Johnson.

The player can travel from town to town where bandits attack to kill so the player must escape or defend himself. The player can use various weapons that switch between a revolver, a shotgun, a rifle, explosives, and bow to kill enemies.

11) Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age: Origins is a role-playing dark fantasy video game, which is developed by BioWare published by Electronic Arts. This game was released on November 03, 2009, and it was the first game in the Dragon Age series.

The game takes place in a fictional kingdom of Fereldan and the player takes control of the character named Grey Warden, who is a part of elite fighters.

Dragon Age

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation3, Mac OS X

System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or above
  • CPU: 1.4 GHz Intel Core 2 / 1.8 GHz AMD X2 or greater
  • RAM: 1.5GB
  • Graphics Card: (128 MB VRAM) NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT / ATI Radeon X850 or greater
  • Pixel and Vertex Shader: 3.0
  • Hard Disk Space: 20GB
Dragon Age: Origins

In this role-playing game is played in the third-person perspective mode, the player has a task to protect the world from a catastrophic event called Blight which is caused by monster Archdemon. The player has to create his own Grey Warden character like gender, appearance, and class.

The classes like a warrior perform strong physical attacks, a rogue performs stealth attacks and steal the items from other characters, and mages who performs magic on enemies and create combo shells. The players encounter various enemies during gameplay, including dark monsters, giant spiders, walking trees, ghosts, and dragons.

10) Call of Duty: United Offensive

Call of Duty: United Offensive is in our number ten in the list of the best low-end PC games. It is a first-person mode based shooter video game, which is developed by Grey Matter Interactive published by Activision. This game was initially released on September 14, 2004, and is an expansion pack of the original Call of Duty.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, and OS X

Call of Duty: United Offensive

System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 2000, 98, ME, XP
  • CPU: 800MHz Athlon / Pentium III
  • RAM: 128MB
  • GPU: (32MB VRAM) DirectX 9.0 compatible
  • 3D: Yes
  • Hard Disk Space: 1GB

The gameplay of this game is similar to the Call of Duty, the biggest changes made in this game was the multiplayer mode. The multiplayer mode has a ranking system as players increase score they gain rank by completing objectives. There are several various maps that are much larger than the original ones, added new weapons and vehicle tanks and jeeps.

Read also: Top 10 Multiplayer Games for PC to Play with Your Friends [2019]

9) Doom 3

Doom 3 is a horror shooter video game, which is developed by id Software and published by Activision. This game was released on August 3, 2004, the developers left the previous release Doom game events and start the new story from Doom 3. As the game is set in the year of 2145 in Mars, where a military industry set up scientific research for teleportation and advanced weapons design.

Doom 3

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Xbox

System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 2000 or XP
  • CPU: (1.5 GHz) Pentium IV / Athlon XP 1500+ or higher
  • RAM: 384MB
  • GPU: DirectX 9.0b compatible (64MB VRAM) Radeon 8500 / GeForce3
  • Shader Model: 1.1
  • Hard Disk Space: 2GB

However, the teleportation experiments accidentally open the entrance to hell, resulting in a horrific attack by demons. The player must fight through the base and find a way to stop the monsters attacking Mars.

The fight with the monsters the player can use weapons like firearms, shotguns, machine guns, and grenades. Doom 3 can be played in the first-person perspective and multiplayer mode.

8) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a multiplayer shooter video game & it was the best shooter category low-end pc games. It was is developed by Hidden Path Entertainment, and Valve Corporation and published by Valve Corporation. This game was released on August 21, 2012, and it is the fourth main installment in the Counter-Strike series.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Linux

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows Vista / XP / 7
  • CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E6600 / AMD Phenom X3 8750 or better
  • RAM: 2GB
  • GPU: (256MB VRAM) DirectX 9-compatible
  • Shader Model: 3.0
  • Hard Disk Space: 15GB

The game is to be played in the first-person perspective mode, where you have to select one of the two teams that called Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists.

Terrorists have a task to plant a bomb or defend the hostages as they spawn on a map, and the Counter-Terrorist has to defuse the planted bomb or rescue the hostages depending upon the objective that given on man. You can play with your other friends also by connecting online.

7) Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is a very popular open-world action game, developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. This game was released on October 29, 2002, it was the sixth title in the Grand Theft Auto series.

Well, we all know about this game’s popularity among kids and youngsters upon its release. As the game was set in a fictional place called Vice City based on Miami and the player takes the role of Tommy Vercetti as he just released from prison at the start of the game. It is considered to be one of the best low-end PC games.

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, and Fire OS

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 98, 2000, XP or Vista
  • CPU: (800 Mhz) Intel Pentium III, AMD Athlon
  • RAM: 128MB
  • GPU: (32 MB VRAM) with DirectX 9.0 compatible
  • Hard Disk Space: 1GB

The game was played in the third person perspective mode, where the player can freely move all around the place of Vice City. As the player has to complete a set of mission and side missions in order to complete the game.

Tommy can work with various groups of gangs are Cuban, Haitian, and biker gangs for taking missions. In this game, there are two main islands and several small areas and they unlocked when you progress the game’s story.

6) Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening

Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening is a hack and slash game, which is developed by Capcom. This game was released on February 17, 2005, it was a main entry in the Devil May Cry series.

The game features a character as a young Dante and it was set after the decades of the first original game.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, 3, & 4, Xbox One & 360

Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening

System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 2000 / XP
  • CPU: (1GHz) Pentium III or Athlon
  • RAM: 256MB
  • GPU: DirectX 9.0c compatible (128MB VRAM) NVIDIA GeForce FX+ or ATI Radeon 9500+
  • Shader Model: 2.0
  • 3D: Yes
  • Hard Disk Space: 3.5GB

This game main story focuses on the relationship between Dante and his brother named Vergil. The gameplay simply consists of levels or missions where the player has to defeat enemies that come his way.

For progressing the story the player has to complete the mission and solve some puzzles. The game features new fighting combat skills with importance to combos and fast-paced action. This game is considered one of the greatest video games of all time.

5) Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

Need For Speed: Most Wanted is an open-world based racing video game, which is developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts. This game was initially released on November 11, 2005, it was the ninth main entry in the Need For Speed series.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and Xbox 360

Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 2000 or XP or Above
  • CPU: 1.4GHz Pentium 4 / Athlon XP
  • RAM: 256MB
  • GPU: DirectX 9.0c compatible (32MB VRAM) NVIDIA GeForce2 MX or ATI Radeon 7500 or Intel 915
  • 3D: Yes
  • Hard Disk Space: 3GB

The gameplay is mainly focused on street racing in the fictional city of Rockport. In this game, the player competes against race events like circuits, sprint and drag races, laps, knock-out, and speed track races.

The game features three modes that are Quick Match, Career, and Challenge Mode. In Career mode, the player has to defeat fifteen top-class street racers called Blacklist.

4) Batman: Arkham Asylum

Batman: Arkham Asylum is an action-adventure video game, which is developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Eidos Interactive with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

This game was released on August 25, 2009, it was based on DC Comics superhero character Batman written Paul Dini. The game’s storyline is about the Joker as he tries to take control of Arkham Asylum in Gotham City and Batman has to stop him.

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox One & 360, mac OS X

System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows Vista / XP or above
  • CPU: (3.0 GHz) Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 3500+
  • RAM: 1GB(XP) & 2GB(VIsta)
  • Graphics Card: (128MB VRAM) NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon X1300 or better
  • Pixel and Vertex Shader: 3.0
Batman: Arkham Asylum

This game was played in the third person perspective mode, and Batman can freely move all around the city. Batman can use combat by using gadgets of its own and stealth abilities and he also has detective skills.

The player can interact with other characters and has a set of missions and side missions to complete in this game, and you can unlock new areas by completing the story.

3) Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 is a co-operative shooter video game, which is developed and published by Valve Corporation. This game was released on November 17, 2009, it was a sequel to 2008’s released Left 4 Dead.

The game focuses on four survivors, that how they survive and fight against the hordes of zombies. I’ll say this was a fun and amazing zombie game

Left 4 Dead 2

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Linux, and OS X

System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 or XP or Vista
  • CPU: 3.0GHz Pentium 4
  • RAM: 2GB
  • GPU: (128MB VRAM) ATI X800 / NVidia 6600 or better
  • Shader: 2.0
  • Hard Disk Space: 12GB
Left 4 Dead 2

This game can be played in the first-person perspective mode, with high importance to its co=operative gameplay. The game features five new campaigns with four survivors.

In every campaign’s most levels, the player had to survive and attempt to reach the safe zone and close the door if all survivors are safe. The player can carry one primary, secondary, and throwable weapons to fight against zombies and also pick up the medical supplies.

2) Half-Life 2

Our number two in the list of best low-end PC games is Half-Life 2. This is a first-person perspective shooter video game, which developed and published by Valve Corporation. This game was released on November 16, 2004, it was a sequel to the 1998’s release Half-Life. The player plays as the role of protagonist scientist Gordan Freeman.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Linux, Mac OS X, and Android

Half-Life 2

System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 98/2000/XP
  • CPU: 1.7 GHz processor
  • RAM: 512MB
  • GPU: (64MB VRAM) Direct X 8.1 compatible
  • Hard Disk Space: 4.5GB

The game takes place in City 17 nearly two decades after the events of the first game. Gordan comes to know that he burst into an unfamiliar environment, where he awakened by the mysterious G-man to find the world has been taken by the alien combine.

Freeman forced to battle against this critical situation to free mankind from the Combine. This game is to be considered as one of the best PC games of all time for its gameplay, story, and characters.

Read also: Top 10 PC Games of all time

1) Assassin’s Creed

Assassin’s Creed is an open-world action video game, which is developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. This was one of the best open-world low-end pc games that you should have on your gaming list.

It was released on November 13, 2007, it was the first main release in the Assassin’s Creed series. This game is set in an open-world environment and based on realworld events and follows the old struggles between the Assassins.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Assassin's Creed

System Requirements:

  • OS: (Only for) Windows XP/Windows Vista
  • CPU: (2.6 GHz Dual Core) Intel Pentium D / AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
  • RAM: 1GB (XP) & 2GB (Vista)
  • GPU: (256MB VRAM) Direct X 9.1 or 10 compatible NVIDIA GeForce 6800+ / ATI Radeon X1600+
  • Shader: 3.0
  • Hard Disk Space: 8GB

The game was played in the third person perspective mode and follows the character role of an Altair named Desmond Miles. The story of the game was taking place in the Holy land during the Third Crusade in 1191, the primary goal of the game is to take out a series of assassinations that ordered by the leader of the Assassin’s called Al Mualim. To complete the goal the player has to travel across the terrain of Holy land a kingdom of three cities to find the Brotherhood agent.

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