Best Low Requirement Specs PC Games

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Updated - Nov/2021 - Looking for the best low-end games you can play on a low-specs P.C. or Laptop? We have you covered.

If you have an old potato P.C., you can't certainly play titles like a GTA5 or Fortnite or Battlefield V. Don't despair, lad.

I have carefully crafted this list of top games from the last two decades that you can play even with laptops with 2 or 4 GB Ram and even without a discreet Graphics Card.

Good Graphics are essential for making a game enjoyable, but the story, gameplay, and characters make it legendary. Those who have played Max Payne 1 or earlier series of Need for Speed, like Need for Speed Unleashed and High stakes, will agree with me.

Most of the below-mentioned games are compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, and Windows 11.

Also, at the end of the article, I will share how you can download and play these games for free.

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I have included all types of games – Shooting, Car Racing, Strategy, first-person shooter, Sports, Cricket, FIFA, War Games, etc. The games were fabulous when they were released and are still worth playing.

Let's Check Out the List of 30 Best Games for Low End P.C. or Laptops

32. Portal and Portal 2

Our readers suggested that Portal be included in the best games to play on a system with low Ram and slower graphics cards.

The game runs on a system with just 2 GB RAM and a Pentium 4 processor; you can efficiently run it on Laptops with GT 620m, 720m, and 820m, 940m, or GTX 1650.

The games are coded so that they don't use too many resources. Portal was released in 2007, while Portal 2 was released in 2011.

Portal 2

The Portal and Portal 2 are unique genres of games, if you love them, you will find them very addictive, and if you don't like the first-person puzzle action-adventure, you will not be able to play them.

Portal and Portal 2 offers mind-boggling puzzles at every stage of the game. Some of the puzzles are easy to crack while you may feel stuck and frustrated at other points, but that is the beauty of the game it challenges your mind.

The game also features some futuristic concepts and weapons, making the game more sci-fi and enjoyable. Portal 2 also includes a two-player cooperative mode, in which the robotic player-characters Atlas and P-Body are required to work together to solve puzzles. A great game for some of the great minds.

We may have missed one of your favorite gaming titles you have loved over the years, do share it in the comments below, and we may add it to this list.

31. Fifa 14

One of the latest gaming titles which work well on legacy computers is Fifa 14. It is yet another great game and is not a giant system hog.

You can play Fifa 14 on most old laptops and PCs.

The minimum game requirements for Fifa 14 is a 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo processor and only 2 GB RAM. If you have an old graphics card like GT620m or GT 630m, you will still be able to run the game on your aging laptop.


Fifa 14 brings in a different level of A.I. Players have the intelligence to adjust their stride and shot angles to ensure the ball hits the goal.

The game is more realistic than some of the previous versions of FIFA as the players can pivot, cut, and tackle other players as in the real-world game.

The ball physics is much more improved in the game, and it adds to the better gameplay experience, follows trajectories with precision, and simulates real matches.

Ultimate Teams - You can create your teams in the game with the addition of FIFA superstars like PELE, Maradona, and David Beckham.

Online play is impressive; you can play against a single opponent or opt for cooperative matches. In collaborative games, you can have a friend on your side and play against two more players on the other side.

30. Assassin's Creed

The first game was released in 2007 and was developed by Ubisoft and has been an incredibly successful series and was based on a new concept and gameplay that was ever seen before 2007.

It is a historical action-adventure stealth game. The Assassin's Creed games primarily revolve around the rivalry between two ancient secret societies: the Assassins and the Knight Templar.

The game was released on Microsoft Windows and PS3, and Xbox 360. The game has missions to clear, and the main character is Desmond Miles; the player is required to complete an assassination of public figureheads or covert missions as the game progresses.

30 Best Low Requirement Specs PC Games for PC or Laptop

29. Need for Speed Porsche Unleashed

The game is somewhat old and was released in Feb 2000. No matter if you have a junky old cold computer or laptop, you will still be able to run this game. Resolution of 640*480 is also supported, and for such low resolution also the game is coded very well and looks and feels great.

It is a low-requirement P.C. game and works on laptops with even 2 G.B. ram. You even don't require a graphics card to play it.

It was one of the most amazing games E.A. ever made with the Porsche Factory Driver Challenges; it will make you an expert in driving. Graphics damages, smoke, flares all are well detailed with stunning landscapes and cities.

Need for Speed Porsche Unleashed

28. Need for Speed High Stakes

One of the most competitive racing games with real damage competitive single-player mode, The game has a good choice of cars and tracks; the cops are not easy to get rid of.

Driving requires precision and absolute control to play on a hard level and win the Championships.

The night driving modes are very challenging if you hit something and lose your car's headlights it becomes really difficult to compete with computer-managed competition cars who just can drive like Micheal Schumacher in complete darkness.

The game was released in the year 1999 by Electronic Arts Canada.

Need for Speed High Stakes

27. Need for Speed Underground

The game was revolutionary when it was released in the year 2003, November 17. It was the first street racing game from the Need for Speed series, and N.O.S. effects and motion blur were seen in a Racing P.C. game.

The music was twisted, and the game was so much better in graphics compared to the games released by Electronics Arts before this.

The game first had the concept where you start with a beginning Car and Race against the best Racers to increase your Reputation and then challenge the ultimate racer in the end.

Unfortunately, the Need for Speed series barring 1 or 2 games, did not create anything new regarding story and engagement in the current generation games.

Even the Need for Speed Most Wanted 2012 had the same story that got started in Underground and later improved with Most wanted 2005.

Need for Speed underground

26. Need For Speed Underground 2

The game was the second in the series of Need for Speed Underground and what was improved in the game was the addition of new cars, more customization, and one of the best Music games ever had in a game.

"Riders on the Storm" was a legendary soundtrack in the game which can just make you push the pedal to the floor.

The game had not too many new elements compared to Underground 1 but still had good gameplay and graphics for the time.

You can easily play both the games on a core 2 duo or dual-core processor or an old Nvidia 610 or even previous generation of graphics cards.

30 Best Low Requirement Specs PC Games for PC or Laptop

25. Need for Speed Most Wanted

The game was released in the year 2005 November. The Need for Speed fans was bored after the release of Need for Speed Carbon, which offered nothing new compared to the underground series.

NFSMW 2005 had the best cops chase hurdles and gameplay.

The game was different from what the fans had experienced in the earlier generation of games and was a massive success.

You can easily play the game on a native resolution of 800*600 or 1024*768. The graphics and soundtracks are good; the motion blur effects and cop chases are the best needed for speed older titles.

Need for speed Most wanted

24. G.T.A. Vice City

The game was so addictive that people used to play it for days and nights immersed in Vice City.

The Gamer's first time had such a massive open-world game where they could do whatever they wanted. The game was coded lightly, and you can play it with a primary graphics card and processor.

You can still download and play it on any PC or Laptop on a low resolution of 800*600 resolution, yet the game will manage to awe you.

The game has small missions and a great story, along with hundreds of options to explore in vice city. The game was released on October 27, 2002. The game size is around 1.5 GB and can be easily downloaded.

Grand Theft Auto vice city

23. G.T.A. San Andreas

G.T.A. San Andreas is still one of the most famous open-world games and has been downloaded thousands of times by P.C. Gamers. It had better graphics and a colossal open world to explore than what we saw in the G.T.A. Vice City.

30 Best Low Requirement Specs PC Games for PC or Laptop

The Rockstar studio released the game in the year 2004, on October 26.

The game size is 2.0 GB and is priced very low if you wish to purchase the original game.

The game is one of the most fun games to play, and several mods have been released since its release, including the infamous Hot Coffee mod with all the adult content.

22. M.A.X. Payne

Excellent background music, one of the best stories, the graphics were unmatched when the game was released in 2001.

Max Payne

The game had many firsts; the bullet decals and shadows were highly detailed for the generation.

The game was a massive hit among the Gamers community back then. It was so engulfing that Gamers did not sleep before ending the game.

The story was fluent and the best experience in any game, even current generation games lack the kind of story flow that the original Max Payne had.

21. Max Payne 2 - The Fall of Max Payne

You can play this title if you like the original Max Payne game. The game is more like a continuation of the actual gaming title but lacks significant new elements.

Max payne 2

The game was developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Rockstar Games in 2003.

20. Mafia - The City of Lost Heavens

The game is set in the early 1900s and makes you feel very comfortable and easy with the slow pace of events and old cars and buildings.

mafia The game

You feel you are transported to a different world. It is one of the most unique experiences when it comes to story, gameplay, music, characters, the open world, and missions.

The graphics are great, and the game can be played on any older P.C. or Laptop.

The Mafia was initially released in 2002 on August 28 and was developed by 2K Czech.

In 2010 there was a follow-up game Mafia 2, which is more like a remake of the older version. You can play both games if being a good gangster is what you wish to become.

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36 Replies to “30 Best Low Requirement Specs PC Games for PC or Laptop

  1. Try battlefield series, Forza Horizon and Just cause, some of my favorites

  2. I just bought 3090 pls tell games 2tb storage 8gb ram like fps I like Fortnite rocket league tony hawk pro skater 3

  3. what sort of games do you like FPS shooters, Car racing, Strategy?

  4. Hi,i have asus vivo book s533jq core i7 with 16GB ram and it has mx350 can i play gta v?

  5. I have an i3 7th gen HP laptop, with 8gm ram,
    And I want to stream some games on YT, is it possible and if yes can u suggest some games?

  6. Assassins creed 1 and 2
    Far cry 3 and 2
    Driver san fransisco
    Nfs most wanted 2012
    Nfs hotpursuit 2010
    Hitman blood money and sniper challenge
    Dirt 2
    Both are i played on 128 mb vram

  7. Assassins creed is the best game
    assassins creed 1 , 2 & brotherhood are smoothly run on 256 mb vram
    I played both games on 128 mb vram
    You have 512 mb
    You can try driver san fransisco , nfs mostwanted 2012 , nfs hotpursuit , far cry 3 , and dirt 3 .....

  8. Hey, theres some World War games for low end pc's these are: Call of duty, Call of duty 2, Call of duty United offensive, and thats all I can say since all of that are in my games folder

  9. Intel Pentium Dual Core E5700 @ 3.00 GHz
    ATI RADEON HD 5450
    Please suggest some good open world games like MAFIA II(and others in that genre)

  10. Please search the website for download PC games - we already have an article on it. Also, I write on how to blog on my other website that you can follow to start blogging. Thanks

  11. Sir can u plz publish an article on how and from where do download these pc games for free in compressed or simple form and i also want to start blogging plz guide me sir

  12. Add Age of Mythology....
    Just a P4 with 256 ram will do.
    Graphics and gameplay will cheer you up

  13. Just a hint, use only one game per franchise, the one that has the most requirements. You can mention the others together, and you won't waste 3~4 topics with games that are basically the same.

  14. Oh, my laptop can run all i added but not really smooth with final fantasy but running well, oh i suggest c&c if you like strategy game
    Please make another like i added

  15. Have you already try final fantasy xii lightning return , devil may cry 4/se , devil may cry 5, borderlands 2, c&c tiberium wars / kane wrath and saints row 4 in low resolution? Nice guide, please make another one like i added
    Anyway i don't know my laptop low or not
    Specs :
    Intel celeron duo 1.5
    Intel graphics hd
    2gb ram
    Or asus x200ca

  16. Nice list friend. Yes it is not possible to include all. But u did made good list. I will get some of them. Here r my addition for best 50.
    Warband is great with its 50-100 mods. U can buy it once n play for years....
    Serious Sam had beautiful graphics.
    Hitman 2 had best storyline.
    Warcraft 3 was awesome even on 256mb ram.
    Drakensang, Dragon Age, Golden Horde needed pixel shader then. But now its inbuilt.

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