Best games to play on pcs without dedicated graphics cards

1.Dota 2

Free download

Dota 2 is a free-to-play multiplayer online strategic action battle arena game developed and published by Valve in 2013. It has a pool of more than a hundred heroes that all ten players of a match can pick for free.

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  • Abhinav Subramanium

    by Abhinav Subramanium

    I love playing games online, particularly with others, but my computer lacks the graphics capability that I need to play most games smoothly. Dota 2 i More

  • Albert Hicks

    by Albert Hicks

    Been playing DOTA ever since I was a kid, yelling at people in internet cafes. Seeing the second DOTA with better graphics that plays smoothly in even More

  • Lei Xu

    by Lei Xu

    Without a great graphics card, you will not be able to get the full effect of Dota 2. You may be able to get away with running it on very low settings More

2.League of Legends

Free download

League of Legends is a real-time strategy multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game for Windows and Mac computers. It was developed by Riot Games and was first released on October 27, 2009.

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  • Juan Cruz

    by Juan Cruz

    I needed to play a popular game without a PC that was too expensive with a dedicated graphics card. I saw that graphics cards could go for upwards of  More

  • May Deng

    by May Deng

    I have a dogshit computer and dogshit internet, so this game is perfect for me. It also lets me enjoy the MOBA experience with plenty of fellow Asians More

  • by Austin Cole

    I've been playing League of Legends for a couple of years now with my old PC. It's great because it doesn't need an amazing or expensive graphics card More

  • Daniel Fox

    by Daniel Fox

    League of Legends has a wide variety characters and is very customizable. The game has several game modes all in all there is plenty to keep you inter More


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.

  • Lawrence Ryan

    by Lawrence Ryan

    Terraria is a great game, especially if you don't have a beefy PC. I don't have a graphics card at the moment, but I can run this game no problem and  More

  • George Gardner

    by George Gardner

    A sidescrolling survival game is every classic gamer's dream. Terraria lets me customize my own buildings and bases and fight off monster

  • Thomas Jenkins

    by Thomas Jenkins

    I think the game's graphics look incredibly dated. I am sure that any modern pc could handle it without any problem.

  • Ajay Malhotra

    by Ajay Malhotra

    Terraria solved my problem because I don't need a high functioning graphics card to run this game. The game has very low demanding graphics and I don' More


Paid: $9.99

Machinarium is an independent adventure game by Amanita Design. Players take the role of Josef the robot who was thrown away to the scrap yard. Josef has to return to the city and rescue his robot girlfriend Berta from the Black Cap Brotherhood.

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  • Bryan Ellis

    by Bryan Ellis

    Really beautiful and cute game. I have a hard time finding really good quality games that will still run on my PC, with its lack of dedicated graphic  More

  • Bobby Cruz

    by Bobby Cruz

    i played this 4 the 1st time on my cousin's compter and ive been playing it again and again for months now. a post apocalyptic robot civilization and  More

  • by Gregory Stephens

    Graphics cards can be expensive and a waste of money if your not a serious gamer. Luckily for me I found Machinarium. I can play this game without a g More

  • Elizabeth Hanson

    by Elizabeth Hanson

    This game is really ace, especially if you have a potato computer like I do. Very graphics unintensive, great for me!

5.Rivals of Aether

Paid: $14.99

Rivals of Aether‚ is an indie fighting game set in a world where warring civilizations summon the power of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Play with up to four players locally or up to two players online.

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  • Kenneth Black

    by Kenneth Black

    Rivals of Aether is a really fun fighting game that you don't have to spend tons of money on upgrading your PC for. It has all the attributes of other More

  • Austin Knight

    by Austin Knight

    like a pixel tekken fight game with story mode and versus mode that lets you practice to get be the best in evryting

  • Daniel Fox

    by Daniel Fox

    This game has low graphics so it can be played on any machine out there. It is also a ton of fun and does not cost much either.

  • Joshua Anderson

    by Joshua Anderson

    Fun game, kept me interested for hours so far. Will be playing more for sure.

  • Peter Ward

    by Peter Ward

    Definitely try out this game if you like fighting/warring games. This game made me nostalgic for games I played when I was younger. I definitely recom More

  •  Julio César Cisneros

    by Julio César Cisneros

    Rivals of Aether has been the best game that I have played in the last few months. It's 8-bit graphic engine has very low-resource consumption, making More


Paid: $39.99

Stellaris is an evolution of the grand strategy genre with space exploration at its core where you explore a vast galaxy full of wonder. It was developed by Paradox Development Studio, makers of the Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis series. 

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  • by Charles Arnold

    I am a gamer without a dedicated graphics card and love space games like Stellaris. I found Stellaris and I was instantly addicted. Then I found Stell More

  • Brenda Sims

    by Brenda Sims

    My lowend pc can play this game perfecty even tho its pretty old and ancient, plus the gameplay is simple yet addicitve

  • by James Duncan

    If you are on a budget and cannot afford a nice graphic card for your computer, then Stellaris is the game for you. This game does not rely on graphic More

  • by Jacob Garcia

    Stellaris is a game played through the steam platform. This is not a good solution to the problem because in the listing for the game specifications,  More


Paid: $30

Factorio is an action RTS video game developed by Wube Software, wherein a player must build and maintain factories to produce items to build a rocket. This game is available in single and multiplayer modes. 

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  • Andrew Carpenter

    by Andrew Carpenter

    Super fun well made game that doesn't take a toll on my machine. At a point where I can't do a super high end graphics card but I still wanna game a b More

  • Larry Elliott

    by Larry Elliott

    I work in a boring factory and this game is the only thing that's keeping me from giving up on it. building factories in a fun retro game that runs we More

  • by Randy Ramirez

    Factorio is a good game without needing to break the bank. You can play it in your computer from 10 years ago and still run well. Create factories in  More

  • Victoria Brooks

    by Victoria Brooks

    Extremely fun game, reminds me of old-school gaming. I get lost playing this for hours and it was exactly what I was looking for! I especially like th More

8.Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

Paid: $5.99

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is an adventure game developed and published by LucasArts in 192. This point and click game have a new version in 2009 for the Wii. 

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  • Ralph Kelly

    by Ralph Kelly

    I'm old, so that any high end game with so many graphics and effects would be bad for my health. Luckily my nephew whos an avid gamer introduced me to More

  • Philip Howard

    by Philip Howard

    This is a good solution here because the requirements to play the game are very low. This is definitely a game that could be played without a dedicate More

  • Wayne Cook

    by Wayne Cook

    Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, having been originally released in 1992, shouldn't need a dedicated graphics card to run. Since the game has b More

9.TowerFall Ascension

Paid: $14.99 With DLCs

TowerFall Ascension is a 2D indie action local co-op video game developed and published by Matt Makes Games Inc. This 4-player game is available for PC and Mac, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles.

  • Ralph Vasquez

    by Ralph Vasquez

    I have a computer with onboard graphics. I thought I wouldn't be able to play any decent game with my hardware until I stumbled upon TowerFall Ascensi More

  • Lisa Rios

    by Lisa Rios

    Seems like a fun party game to play with friends. I have been looking for something to play with friends.

  •  José Antonio Áviles

    by José Antonio Áviles

    TowerFall Ascension is a great game. I especially love the old school graphics and that it doesn't eat up my cpu power or require an intense and high  More

  • Harry Cox

    by Harry Cox

    It is one of my favorites and is very easy to access.Very interesting.

  • Ethan Simmons

    by Ethan Simmons

    I don't have a good PC, or even a decent graphics card. This game TowerFall Ascension is a great game that doesn't need a powerful PC.

10.Don't Starve

Paid: $14.99

Don't Starve is a survival game developed by Klei Entertainment. It is full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. You'll need to gather resources, craft items, structures and, of course, don't starve. 

  • Ajay Jayaraman

    by Ajay Jayaraman

    This game looks wonderful! I like the art style, very Burton-esque. I also like that its a survival game, they always make me think and provide entert More

  • Raymond Howell

    by Raymond Howell

    I love the graphics in this game. Unique, quaint, reminds me of old horror movies, and the fact that it can run perfectly on my dads family computer.  More

  • Zachary Sullivan

    by Zachary Sullivan

    A nice little sandbox game with multiple expansions. I enjoy the concept and it does not require dedicated graphics and very low system requirements.  More


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