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50 Best Low Specs PC/ Laptops Games List 2017

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Written by Aishwar Babber

Pc games nowadays are getting more and more graphics intense and require top-notch specs and no one cares about low graphics PC games. But it is not possible for everyone to upgrade their old PC to such-such high specs- demanding games. Top latest games such as Far Cry 4, Battlefiled 4, Crisis 3 etc are high end games and require much more specs and hardware as compared to a normal computer. To run such games one much have a graphics card , lasted processor and high ram in their PC. And for low end gaming PC or low-end laptop it is impossible to run these games.

But for these low-end PC or laptop, there are still low spec PC games in the market that do not require high specs or graphics and still are perfectly playable. There are many popular low-end PC games that much more fun to play without charging you a bomb to in upgrades. Here, in this article, I will be listing my top favorite games for low-end laptops and PC.

Top 50 Lows Spes PC Games

40. Rome Total War

Rome Total War

Rome: Total War is a PC strategy game which was developed by The Creative Assembly.  The game was released on 12 April 2004 and was the third title in The Creative Assembly’s Total War series. The game is set during the rule of the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire, in which the player assume the role of one of three Roman families, while other factions are playable once they have been unlocked. Total War features one of the best technology that brings the epic, cinematic battles of the Roman era to life with graphics and gameplay beyond anything previously seen in a PC game at the time of its release.

39. Medieval Total War

Medieval Total War

Medieval: Total War is a turn-based strategy and real-time tactics computer game. It is developed by The Creative Assembly and published by Activision. The game is set in the Middle Ages and is the second game in the Total War series. The game is based upon the building of an empire across and focuses on the warfare, religion, and politics. The ultimately goal is the conquest of the known world.

38. BloodRayne 2

BloodRayne 2

BloodRayne 2 is the second game in the BloodRayne series and like its previous version, is also an action hack and slash video game. The game is easy on hardware and offers fluid gameplay, so you can play this game even if you have a low specs laptop or PC. It has great gameplay which is in concordance with the music which makes you wanna blow up thinks and slash enemies. BloodRayne 2 introduces threatening new bosses, all new environments set within a huge modern day city, a range of new supernatural powers and new motion-captured movements complete with soft-body physics.

37. System Shock 2

System Shock 2

System Shock 2 is a first-person shooter game that involves action role-playing survival horror. The game is truly scary, smart, challenging, fascinating, and disturbing. The players assume the role of a soldier trying to stem the outbreak of a genetic infection that has devastated the ship. This is one of the greatest and underrated PC games of all time. The game is simply terrifying to play that comes with an unparalleled level of ambient horror.

36. Empire: Total War

Empire Total War

The Empire:Total War is set in the 18th century, a turbulent era alive with global conflict, revolutionary fervor and technological advances. The  game has simplified interface elements, great campaign, and great map and information screens. It is a great place for those unfamiliar with the series to get started. The sea battles are fun to watch but are a little hard to control. Nevertheless, Empire: Total War is a game that can make you forget about the time

35. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

Command & Conquer Red Alert 2

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 is a 2.5D real-time strategy computer game by Westwood Pacific. The game was released for Microsoft Windows on October 23, 2000. It is the follow-up to Command & Conquer: Red Alert. Red Alert 2. It has missions that are challenging and well thought out.The game has twisting story, addictive game play and bevy of single- and multiplayer options makes this an excellent addition to your pc game collection. This game is a beautiful meld of both action and strategy that seems to hold a little something for everyone.

34. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary

Lara Croft Tomb Raider Anniversary

Tomb Raider: Anniversary was released in 2007 action-adventure PC game. The game is the part of the Tomb Raider series. It remakes the first video game in the series, the original 1996 Tomb Raider. it comes with an improved version of the Legend game engine and includes all of the original environments from Tomb Raider.

33. Portal 2

portal-2

Portal 2 is a first-person puzzle-platform game developed and published by Valve Corporation. This is a single-player game that comes with a cast of dynamic characters, a bunch of elements, and a large set of devious test chambers. You will explore some unseen seen areas of the Aperture Science Labs and be reunited with GLaDOS, who are the the occasionally murderous computer companion.

32. GTA SAN Andreas

Grand-Theft-Auto-San-Andreas

GTA SAN Andreas was released on 26 October 2004 and till date is one of the most famous open world action-adventure video game. This game is the sequel to the GTA Vice City and comes with a lot of improvements and upgrades. It offers much better graphics and a much bigger open world to explore than what we saw in the GTA Vice City. This game is one of the most fun games to play and is played by many even today.

31. MAX Payne

MAX Payne

This game was released in the year 2001 and had one of the most intense story lines. It offers high detailed graphics which highly complimented the story line. Max Payne received very positive reviews and was praised for its exciting gunplay and use of noir storytelling devices. The game was a massive hit among at the time of its release. The gameplay involves bullet time-based gun-fights and levels are generally straightforward, occasionally incorporating platforming and puzzle-solving elements

30. Max Payne 2

MAX Payne 2

The game is a continuation to the previous edition and was released in 2003. It also offered the same features and graphics as the original Max Payne. It comes with a better story line and has few improvements over the original game. As the players progresses in the game, they get to access weapons including other handguns, shotguns, submachine guns, assault rifles, sniper rifles, and hand-thrown weapons to get along with the game.  This edition of the game is followed by a new edition called the Max Payne 3.

29. Mafia – The City of Lost Heavens

Mafia – The City of Lost Heavens

Mafia is set during the 1930s in the fictional American city of Lost Heaven, with a countryside the total area encompasses 12 square kilometers in the game. It is a very interesting games with a unique story line and is  packed with great little details. The vehicles look fabulous and the graphics are also great. The game can be easily played in low-end laptops or computer. The game was originally released in the year 2002 August 28 and was developed by 2K Czech.

28. Delta Force Black Hawk Down

Delta Force Black Hawk Down

Delta Force: Black Hawk Down is a first-person shooter video game set in the early 1990s during the Unified Task Force peacekeeping operation in Somalia. The game was developed by NovaLogic and was released on March 23, 2003. The game offers various missions in which the player gets different types of weapons and challenges. The majority of the missions involve convoy protection, providing security for ration distributions, destroying weapon stockpiles, taking prisoners, and rescuing hostages.

27. Project IGI

Project IGI

Project I.G.I.: I’m Going In : is a first-person shooter developed by Innerloop Studios and released on December 15, 2000, by Eidos Interactive. It one of the most difficult shooter game at the time of its release. It has 14 missions with increasing level of challenges, adventures, and action. It had one of the most realistic game play and artificial intelligence of the CPU players was greatly improved.

26. IGI 2 Covert Strike

IGI 2 Covert Strike

I.G.I.-2 : Covert Strike is also an action shooting game which was developed by Innerloop Studios and released by Codemasters in 2003. The game is a stealth-based first person shooter and is the sequel to Innerloop’s Project I.G.I.: I’m Going In. It comes with a lot of improvements over its prequel. The Covert Strike added multiplayer play and limited save game capability.

25. Counter Strike Source

Counter-Strike-Source

Counter-Strike: Source is a team play game which consists of counter-terrorists against a team of terrorists in a series of rounds. Its comes with a team-based objective-orientated first-person shooter style gameplay. The aim of playing a map is to accomplish a map’s objective: defusing the bomb, rescuing all hostages, or killing the entire opposing team. This is one of the most successful games ever made and estimated sales is around 35 million copies of all the games in the series have been sold. It was developed by Valve Corporation and was released in the year 1999.

24. Counter Strike 1.6 Condition Zero

Counter Strike 1.6 Condition Zero

Counter-Strike: Condition Zero is a multiplayer video game and the follow-up to Counter-Strike. It was released in 2004 using the GoldSrc engine. Condition Zero added new features such as multiplayer mode, which had updated character models, textures, maps and other graphical tweaks. It comes with a single-player mission pack with the player playing as counter-terrorist alongside bots.

23. Counter Strike Global Offensive

Counter Strike Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is an online first-person shooter developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation and was released on August 21, 2012. The game features classic content, such as revamped versions of classic maps, as well as brand new maps, characters, and game modes. The game offers an improved graphics performance as compared to the earlier versions. To run this game you might need a slightly better PC or laptop.

22. Battlefield 2

Battlefield 2

Battlefield 2 is a first-person shooter game, developed by EA DICE, with contributions by Trauma Studios. Battlefield 2 was published by Electronic Arts and is the third full game in the Battlefield series. The gameplay features include improved physics, dynamic lighting, and more realistic. It has a different objective that the players have to achieve and the difficult scenario and cool graphics makes it more realistic and fun to play.

21. Age of Empires 2

Age of Empires 2

Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings is a real-time strategy game developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft. The came into the market back in in 1999 and was the 2nd game in the Age of Empires series. The game is set in the Middle Ages and comes with 13 playable civilizations. The players are supposed to gather resources which help them to build towns, create armies, and defeat their enemies.

20. Age of Empires 3

Age of Empires 3

Age of Empires III is also a  real-time strategy and is a sequel to Age of Empires 2. The game was released on 18th October 2005 and is the 3rd installment in the series of Age Of Empires. Initially, the player is required to develop the town center , building and developing the resources in the city. And then battle with each other to capture and expand the horizon of the there kingdom. The game can run on a low requirement PC and is a very enjoyable to play with friends.

19. Assassin’s Creed

Assassin’s Creed

This is developed by Ubisoft and was released in the year 2007. Assassin’s creed is one of the most successful and popular series. The game came into the market with a whole new concept, which was never seen before. It is a historical action-adventure stealth game. The game is set in a fictional history of real world events and follows the centuries-old struggle between the Assassins, who fight for peace with free will, and the Templars, who desire peace through control. 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 require to complete assassination of public figureheads or a covert missions as the game progresses.

18. Hitman: Blood Money

Hitman-Blood-Money

The game Hitman: Blood Money was released in 2006 and is a stealth video game developed by Danish developer IO Interactive. The story plays the life of a professional hitman, Agent 47. There is a lot of action and suspense and you will surely enjoy the gameplay. You will get missions which will be framed around the killing of one or more individuals. This list cannot be completed with this game.

17. FIFA 07

fifa-07

FIFA 07 throws you a rollercoaster ride of a football season. the game offers complete authenticity with licenses for all the world’s top leagues, that includes MLS and Mexican 1st Division in North America, and 26 others from over 20 nations. FIFA 07 is the 2006 edition of EA Sports’ series of football simulator video games. It is developed by EA Canada and is published by Electronic Arts. It comes with better realism that gives you far better challenges. When coupled with the graphics and fantastic audio it makes the a beautiful game.

16. FIFA 08

FIFA 08

FIFA 08 is the 2007 version of EA Sports’ series of football video games. The game is developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts. The game features superior graphics along with different commentators that are dubbed “next-generation” by EA. The game also comes with a multiplayer mode which allows you to play with you friends with your favorite teams. The manager mode offer various challenges and offers great action. It one of the best video game to practice your football skills. The best part is that this game does not require any high end computer or laptop and can be played comfortable on low end computer without any problem.

15. Call of Duty 2

Call of Duty 2

Call of Duty 2 is an excellent first-person shooter video game and the second installment of the Call of Duty series. The game was developed by Infinity Ward and released on October 25, 2005. This game packs great level of graphics, cinematography and real action. In this game you can experience four individual soldier stories as they overcome various challenges in multiple objectives. You have the freedom to follow each of the four storylines through for the ultimate character-driven experience. Playing this games with different weapon and unique mission is really a great experience.

14. Call of Duty 4 modern warfare

Call of Duty 4 modern warfare

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a 2007 first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. The game features modern equipment and offers you to customize your base and train elite forces to dominate your enemies in fierce battles featuring fully controllable heroes and epic Killstreaks, like the first-person chopper gunner. You get an arsenal of advanced and powerful modern day firepower to destroy your enemy and complete the mission. Call of Duty 4 is an award winning game and comes with groundbreaking action-thriller package. You will surely love the game once you start playing.

13. Call of Duty modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is another first-person shooter video game which was developed by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games, and released in the year 2011. This is one of the best selling FPS games, selling million of copies worldwide. The game delivers a full assault on gamers’ senses, including an intense single-player campaign. It had a lot of new upgrades and came with enhanced gameplay,  new features and a bevy of new weapons, equipment, and perks.

12. Medal of Honor Allied Assault

Medal of Honor Allied Assault

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault is a first-person shooter video game released in 2002 and published by EA Games.  The game provides 20 levels based on historical military campaigns of World War II. It comes with fire period weapons and war vehicles that offer intense action. The game was a true first gem of the year 2002. The multiplayer maps in this game are extremely well designed and the weapons provided are great. It was literally one of the best games of its time.

11. Medal of Honor Pacific Assault

Medal of Honor Pacific Assault

The game has the story of which takes place during the Pacific War. It is the 7th installment of the Medal of Honor series. In the game, you work alone and with the help of squad members to complete missions. As squad members gain experience, they develop their own personalities and fight more efficiently. This first-person-shooter features incredible missions, weapons, and vehicles that put you in the middle of the fight.

10. Medal Of Honor Airborne

Medal Of Honor Airborne

The game begins with in Sicily to war-winning triumphs in Germany. Each mission begins behind enemy lines, with an intense and fully interactive airdrop. Your ability to determine your own starting point dramatically changes the way each mission plays out. You can view the entire operation from the air, and then control your parachute to choose your landing spot.  It is one of the most enjoyable FPS narrative based WWII shooters

9. F1 2010

F1 2010

In F1 2010 you will take on the full, expanded grid in a variety of game modes that includes Grand Prix, Championship, Time Trial and an extensive, innovative Career mode. The game also feature a highly advanced damage model, fully dynamic weather system and extensive competitive multiplayer options. F1 2010 probably remains one of the best F1 racing games ever. This game gives you the best driving experience. The game offers fantastic handling, making every decision, every apex and every piece of artificial grass the difference.

8. GTA Vice City

GTA Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is an open world action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on 27 October 2002. It was first of its kind game which allowed the player to do whatever that wanted. The game does not require any high specs and can be easily played on low resolution of 800*600 pixels. The game has a mission which the player can complete if they want to or they can explore the city.

7. Half Life 2

Half-Life-2

In this game, the players assume the role of Gordon Freeman, who is a scientist destined to save the Earth from hordes of gruesome alien attackers. It is a very impressive and engaging shooter game. The game features pretty good in-game graphics that makes the game look like the real world. This game is the sequel to the game Half-Life. This game includes health and weapon systems and periodic physics puzzles and also comes with the newer Source Engine and improved graphics.

6. Need for Speed Most Wanted

Need for Speed Most wanted

The game is the ninth installation of the NFS series and was released in the year 2005 November. Need for Speed Most Wanted 2005 came up with a different experience as compared to the previous NFS series, which was the major reason for its huge success. It has the best cops chase hurdles and game play. The game requires a native resolution of 800*600 or 1024*768. The graphics, sound tracks and the details added are pretty good. The improved motion blur effects and cop chases are the best of all need for speed older titles.

5. Need For Speed Underground 2

Need for Speed Underground 2

The games were released in 2004, it is the direct sequel to Need for Speed: Underground. It was very successful and the company sold a million copies worldwide. Need for Speed: Underground 2 offers several features, such as a broader customization, new methods of selecting races, the “explore” mode (just driving around freely, like the Midnight Club series). Underground 2 also introduces several SUVs, which could be customized as extensively as other Underground 2 vehicles and used to race against other SUV racers.

4. Deus Ex

Deus Ex

Deus Ex has RPGs, action, adventure, and is a 1st-person shooter-like game. It has compelling and addictive atmospheric and brings first person gaming experience in grown-up form, and it truly is magnificent. It is an amazingly well put together role-playing an adventure game. This in an amazing role playing game which is developed by Ion Storm and published by Eidos Interactive in 2000.

3. Need for Speed Under Ground

Need for Speed Under ground

The game was first in the series to bring a career mode featuring a storyline and the concept was revolutionary. It was released in the year 2003, November 17th and gave a great boost to the franchise. The games come with a garage mode that allowed players to fully customize their cars with a large variety of brand-name performance and visual upgrades, NOS effects and motion blur. The game first time 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.

2. Need for Speed High Stakes

Need for Speed High Stakes

This game comes with standard races and police pursuits which are bolstered by a new type of race. The now-standard career system was introduced, with its scenarios and budget balancing. Vehicle physics are great and with the damage model, it affects both the appearance and performance of a given vehicle. The Game was released in the year 1999 by Electronics Arts Canada. It has modes such as Tournament, High Stakes, Getaway and Time Trap which makes the gameplay more challenging.  

1. Need for Speed Porsche Unleashed

Need for Speed Porsche Unleashed

Need for Speed Porsche Unleashed was released way back in the year 2000. The game was the fifth addition to the very popular Need For Speed series. Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed gives the player the opportunity to race Porsche cars throughout a range of tracks located in Europe. This particular game will run on any old PC with low specs and does playing this game is very much fun. The details and effects added to the game such as smoke, flares makes it more realistic and enjoyable.

Some Other Low Specs Games For PC:

41. Command & Conquer 2

42. Mount & Blade: Warband

43. Unreal II: The Awakening

44. Savage XR

45. Alien vs. Predator

46. Gang Beasts

47. Quake 4

48. Painkiller

49. Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter

50. Warband

You can buy some of these games from Amazon.com on low price and discount.

Conclusion:

There are the top 50 low specs PC games 2017. The games listed above are very popular and are very much fin to play. Some games such as Age Of Empires 2, Need For Speed Most Wanted, Fifa 8, IGI series, Counter Strike Condition Zero and more are my all time favorite low-end PC games and I am sure you will like them too. These games are very much addictive and are masters in killing time, so be careful :P.

I may have missed some of your favorite games that you love to play, do share them in the comment section below and I  will make sure to add them to the above list.

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Aishwar Babber

Aishwar Babber is a passionate blogger and learner. He loves to talk and blog about gadget, gizmos, and tech, which motivates him to run GizmoBase. He is into digital marketing, SEO, and a lot of other cool stuff that will help him achieve his goals. He is looking forward to living a successful entrepreneur's life.

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