What are the 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.

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    #1Terraria

    Terraria

    Terraria is a 2D action-adventure sandbox game with the objective of digging, exploring, fighting, and building. Developed and published by Re-Logic, it's a low spec game that will be able to run on all major platforms today.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, iOS, Xbox One, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire

    $9.99

    Zhang Fang
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "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 this game on low spec PCs. Give this one a try."
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    #2Broforce

    Broforce

    Broforce is a run-and-gun platform video game released on 15 October 2015 with up to four players cooperatively playing against enemies. It has low requirements making it a great game for low spec PCs.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Mac

    $14.99

    Jonathan Richardson
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "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 we're good to go."
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    #3Undertale

    Undertale

    Undertale is a GOTY RPG which can be played in any number of ways by the player. The game changes a lot according to the player's actions and decisions. It is also a low spec game that is easy on system resources.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Mac

    $9.99

    Mary Fowler
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "This is just adorable and fun. I can't seem to stop playing it. I'm always into RPG games and this is definitely one that I have. In a way it reminds me of a game I used to play on my game boy years ago (the name escapes my lips) but this one is a little bit different. Definitely a fun game for all."

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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    #4Hitman: Blood Money

    Hitman: Blood Money

    Hitman: Blood Money is a stealth and action game where players control a rogue hitman now targeted by his employers. It is a low spec game by today's standards and will run well even with today's low spec machines.

    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Thomas Schmidt
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "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 fetched. I enjoyed this for a short time, not a personal fit, but would recommend to those into the type of game. "
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    #5Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is a game that even low spec PCs will be able to play. Amidst the scorched sands of ancient Persia, there is a legend that speaks of a time borne by blood and ruled by deceit.

    Games

    Xbox One, Windows, PlayStation 2

    $9.99

    Juan Carlos Santillán
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "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 have a full blown gaming PC to be able to play. I have not saved up the money yet to upgrade but this game keeps me enjoying my current PC."
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    #6Torment: Tides of Numenera

    Torment: Tides of Numenera

    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. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $44.99

    Madison Bowman
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "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 relies more on my mind and appeals to how and why I make certain choices to advance in the game. The game is violent and gory and it does lose some impact due to lower quality graphics capability, but overall, fun game that kept me engaged."
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    #7FTL: Faster Than Light

    FTL: Faster Than Light

    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.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, iOS

    $9.99

    Yang Xia
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "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. One of the best games for low spec PCs for sure."
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    #8Hearthstone

    Hearthstone

    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. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Kindle Fire

    Free- with in-app purchases

    David Douglas
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "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 I have ever played and it even runs well on old, low spec PCs."
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    #9Unity of Command

    Unity of Command

    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.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $19.99

    Eugene Bates
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "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 boot! I am a fan of war games and this one provides fun gameplay that has kept me hooked for hours (and without the stutters and jumps)."
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    #10Pillars of Eternity

    Pillars of Eternity

    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.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $29.99

    Micky Yu
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "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 its own. It runs well on my 5-year-old PC and looks great. A must-play for any RPG fan."
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    #11Portal 2

    Portal 2
    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.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

    $9.99

    Joseph Barrett
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "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 of fun to play, and looks great despite being almost a decade old."
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    #12Cat Quest

    Cat Quest

    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.

    Games

    iOS, Android, Mac, Windows

    $4.99

    Ianus Gindea
    Written on April 4, 2019
    "RPG, action, tons of quest, story, cute, secrets, dragons, bosses and cartoony art."

Summary

Best What are the best games for low spec PCs
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1TerrariaGames 18 Paid
2BroforceGames 17 Paid
3UndertaleGames 13 Paid
4Hitman: Blood MoneyGames 12 Paid
5Prince of Persia: The Sands of TimeGames 11 Paid
6Torment: Tides of NumeneraGames 6 Paid
7FTL: Faster Than LightGames 6 Paid
8HearthstoneGames 5 Free
9Unity of CommandGames 4 Paid
10Pillars of EternityGames 3 Paid
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