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Best games for low spec pcs

Playing games is fun whether it's on a console or a handheld but it's especially true on PCs. People with low spec PC can still play and enjoy games. Here are some of the best games for low spec PCs to check out.

1.Broforce

Paid: $14.99

Broforce is a run-and-gun platform video game released on 15 October 2015 with up to four players cooperatively playing against enemies. It is developed by Free Lives and published by Devolver Digital.

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  • Jonathan Richardson

    by Jonathan Richardson

    This is a fun low spec game for PC that I play with my friends when they come over. It supports cooperative gameplay so I just in some controllers and More

  • Charles Ramos

    by Charles Ramos

    After looking at the performance specs for the game, I would have to say that this is an excellent choice for a low-spec PC. There are other options,  More

  • Ridhi Pawar

    by Ridhi Pawar

    Broforce gets a 10/10 rating on Steam. It is very popular. If you enjoy a nice side scrolling game, this is the one you should look for.

2.Terraria

Paid: $9.99 Check price

Terraria is a 2D action-adventure sandbox game with the objective of digging, exploring, fighting, and building. Developed and published by Re-Logic, this game is available to play on Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS.

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Adventure, Survival, Crafting

  • Zhang Fang

    by Zhang Fang

    This is one of those games that helped popularize platformers that had a retro, pixel-like look to it. It's also nice that it doesn't take a run to th More

  • Scott Moore

    by Scott Moore

    You will certainly like this game if you care about content/plot more than about graphics/action. There is a lot of exploration awaiting ahead, tons o More

  • Jason Weaver

    by Jason Weaver

    Kinda like MineCraft, but wackier and more fun due to the retro-ish style of platforming. Fun time for everyeone especially during coop play!

  • Terry Reyes

    by Terry Reyes

    This game seems to be useful and effective for low spec PCs. I am not sure how fun the game will be but this is a relevant solution.

3.Hitman: Blood Money

Paid: $9.99

Hitman: Blood Money is a stealth and action video game created by IO Interactive and published by Eidos Interactive. It was released in 2006 for most platforms. In the game, players control a rogue hitman now targeted by his employers.

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  • Thomas Schmidt

    by Thomas Schmidt

    This normally would not be my type of game, but I got it as a gift. The actual play is better than most that I have experienced. The plot is far fetch More

  • Manuel Quintana

    by Manuel Quintana

    This looks like a good game to play. If it is anything like the movie, it should be enjoyable.

  • Patrick Diaz

    by Patrick Diaz

    Hitman: Blood Money is not one of the best games for low spec PCs as there are a lot of options. Modern low spec PCs can handle a number of iconic gam More

4.Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Paid: $9.99 Check price

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is an adventure game developed by Ubisoft. Amidst the scorched sands of ancient Persia, there is a legend spun in an ancient tongue. It speaks of a time borne by blood and ruled by deceit.

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  •  Juan Carlos Santillán

    by Juan Carlos Santillán

    Prince of Persia is a bit of an older game but it is a lot of fun. I like the game play and it is not loaded with a lot of features requiring you to h More

  • Andrea Freeman

    by Andrea Freeman

    It says this game only supports window xp 2000 so I'm not sure if it's going to work right for me. I'll give it try though.

5.Torment: Tides of Numenera

Paid: $44.99

Torment: Tides of Numenera is an RPG with plenty of philosophical choices, which is the spiritual successor of the 1999 Planescape: Torment. This game is developed by inXile Entertainment and published by Techland Publishing. 

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  • Madison Bowman

    by Madison Bowman

    Torment is a good choice for low spec gamers because it's not focused on graphics and obtaining complex, large stashes of weapons and resources, but r More

  • Jerry Pearson

    by Jerry Pearson

    Mixed reviewed game that requires low to medium end spec PCs, with a recommendation of something in the middle. May not necessarily be a great game to More

6.FTL: Faster Than Light

Paid: $9.99

FTL: Faster Than Light is a strategy and simulation game for Windows and Mac. This "spaceship simulation roguelike-like" allows you to take your ship on an adventure through a randomly generated galaxy. It was developed by Subset Games.

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  • Yang Xia

    by Yang Xia

    If you like space sims and roguelikes, definitely check this game out. It has quite a learning curve to it but it's a lot of fun to play regardless. O More

  • by Jesse Wallace

    I have played FTL ALOT. With over 500 hours in game , I can say without a doubt its one of the most compelling space games out there. Don't let the si More

  • Virginia Payne

    by Virginia Payne

    Faster than Light is a pretty good option for people who don't have the newest PC parts for gaming. It's interesting and fun for people who are intere More

7.Hearthstone

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Hearthstone is a card game available for different platforms like Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows. Players can collect cards, prepare your deck, and battle it out with other players. This card-based game is set in the Warcraft universe. 

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  • David Douglas

    by David Douglas

    I didn't think much of this Warcraft spinoff game but I gave it a shot anyway and I'm glad that I did. This is one of the best card battle games that  More

  • George Henderson

    by George Henderson

    I personally play this game and love it. This game doesn't require a thousand dollar gaming rig to get the full experience out of it. Even the most si More

  • Ethan Harper

    by Ethan Harper

    I used to play WoW on a local net cafe before it got cloes down. This is a bit better, probs the second best thing since my PC can't run good games fo More

  • Ayaan Jain

    by Ayaan Jain

    Hearthstone is a fun game but honestly for low spec PCs I recommend some vintage games instead. There are lots of older games available that are a ton More

8.Unity of Command

Paid: $19.99

Unity of Command is a wargame that covers the entire 1942/43 Stalingrad Campaign on the Eastern Front. Playable from both Axis and Soviet side, it recreates enormous battles of maneuver in a turn-based strategy setting.

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  • Eugene Bates

    by Eugene Bates

    Unity of Command runs smoothly on my PC, one that is not your typical "gaming PC." The graphics and framerate holds up, and it plays spectacularly to  More

  • Ralph Riley

    by Ralph Riley

    im a history nut, and the accuracy of this game is astounding, from the accent of the people to the guns and their performances alongside the scenery  More

  • Timothy Gomez

    by Timothy Gomez

    Unity of Command is a great strategy game that is easy to grasp but gets challenging quickly. The best part about it is that it could easily run on ju More

9.Pillars of Eternity

Paid: $29.99

Pillars of Eternity is an RPG game that's filled with exploration and adventure. Lead your band of allies and discover the mysteries of this fantasy realm to shape your destiny. The game was first released on March 26, 2015.

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  • Micky Yu

    by Micky Yu

    There are plenty of RPGs to choose from but this one is particularly special. It's a homage to the great RPGs of old but introduces new elements of it More

  • Willie Brown

    by Willie Brown

    I don't have a lot of RAM on my computer and yet want to be able to play cool games for PC. I really like the look of Pillars of Eternity, a PC game o More

  • Harold McDonald

    by Harold McDonald

    You must like to read to play this game. I would estimate there to be at least a couple of novels worth of text; but the descriptions are rich and the More

10.Portal 2

Paid: $9.99
Portal 2 is a first-person puzzle video game developed by Valve that features a humorous story. In the game, the "Perpetual Testing Initiative" has been expanded to allow you to design co-op puzzles for you and your friends.

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  • Joseph Barrett

    by Joseph Barrett

    This is one of the best games that you can ever play by Valve. This will appeal to those who like sci-fi and puzzle games. It has a good story, a lot  More

  • Julie Curtis

    by Julie Curtis

    This is an awesome game and the neatest thing about it is you can design puzzles for your friends to work too! This was so much fun for my friends and More

  • Philip Howard

    by Philip Howard

    altho not as good as the first portal, this one is funny, entertaining, and can get you hooked for hours on end especially if you play it with a frien More

  • Alice Baker

    by Alice Baker

    We haven't had the money to buy a new computer in years. But our family loves playing games. Portal @ is perfect for us because the games are made for More

11.Cat Quest

Paid: $4.99

Cat Quest is an open world role-playing game available on PC and mobile devices developed by The Gentlebros. The arcade game has over sixty side quests, dungeons, and caves to find loot and engage in real-time combat.

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    RPG, action, tons of quest, story, cute, secrets, dragons, bosses and cartoony art.

DID YOU KNOW?

The first game machine appeared back in 1940? Dr. Edward Uhler Condon presented it at the New York World's Fair. He based the game on the mathematical game of Nim and had 50,000 players in total. The first commercial game system though was the Brown Box, released back in 1967. It could connect to a TV, supports 2 players, and was programmable to play various games. The 60s and 70s was the start of the trend of arcade gaming from Sega and Atari. By the late 70s, Intel had released its first microprocessor. This technological advancement made personal computers and gaming consoles as a possibility. The Atari VCS (later known as Atari 2600) released back in 1977 and was the first home gaming console.

The gaming industry has forever changed since then. Gaming consoles and machines getting more powerful. The community that was being built around it was also growing. Gaming sites and forums appeared where game enthusiasts can come together and interact. Games and performance for gaming consoles and handhelds are pretty streamlined. Developers only have to create games for a specific set of hardware. This is less the case for PC hardware and gaming though due to its modularity. Anyone can buy or build an affordable PC. It won't be powerful enough for AAA PC games though. There are plenty of games for low spec PCs that offer a fun gameplay experience. Don't expect too much in the way of graphics and you will still have yourself a good time.

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