Best Low Specification PC Games You Can Play

The world of gaming has evolved a lot over the years. With current advancements in pc games technology, everything that we imagine seems to be already applied somewhere or the other in the game’s storytelling. Use of highly engaging graphics and a gripping storyline have encouraged players to do more, play more and experience more.

Modern pc games are even more ahead in their innovative method of graphical storytelling and an engaging storyline. But since we evolved as technology evolved, it appears a little difficult to me to be in touch always with the latest technology and adapt it when we have a PC low in the specification.

It is pretty upsetting for a gamer to be unable to play the sequels or the latest versions of his favourite pc games which recently arrived in the market. To be able to play this new upgraded version of his earlier love he now needs to upgrade his system. Argg! What should he do now? Simple. Upgrade the PC or try one of the games from the below list if that matches his system specifications.

Below is the list of Best PC Games which can be played on a PC with low specifications.

#1 Call of Duty: World at War

The game takes place in World War 2 and YES! The Call of Duty: World at War shows similarities to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, in multiplayer gaming options, four players can play together. Great Guns, gripping storyline and the exciting action sequences is what will make you go for this one.

Minimum Requirements: For the Call of duty: World at War you need a PC specification of AMD 64 3200+ / Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz and a minimum memory of  512MB on the Windows  XP OS and  1GB on the Windows Vista OS. Minimum Harddisk Space of  8GB will be required. The game runs well on the Nvidia 6600GT/ATI Radeon 1600XT or higher (Shader 3.0 or better) graphic cards with 256MB memory

 #2 NFS: Carbon

After the Need for Speed Underground, the next game for all the racing lovers is the Need for Speed Carbon. The Need for Speed Carbon has police chases, introduces some simple team-racing mechanics. And sometimes it takes the action off the city streets and into the outlying canyons. The racing is quite intense and reminds us of the Need for speed: Underground and the Need for Speed: Most Wanted, launched under the same EA banner. So tighten your seat belts before playing this one!

Minimum Requirements: For the NFS: Carbon you need a Pentium 4 or Equivalent processor. A minimum of 512 MB of RAM is needed. The game can be played on the Windows XP SP 2-32Bit and the Windows 2000 Professional SP 4. And a minimum of 5.3 GB of hard disk space is required.To ensure you are graphically sound you will need a 64MB DirectX 9.0c compatible Video Card (NVIDIA Geforce4 Ti+/ATI Radeon 8500+)

 #3 Assasins Creed

Assassin’s Creed is an action game. There is no doubt in the fact that the story will play a crucial role in joining the dots from start to finish. There is a major twist in the story of the lead, who is the Assassin. The only problem we felt is that this twist or suspense in the story could’ve pursued by keeping in mind aspects of a sharper storytelling.

Minimum Requirements: You need a Dual-core processor 2.6 GHz Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ processor with 1 at least 1  GB of RAM. The Assasins Creed can be played on the Windows XP. But to play it on the Windows Vista you have to add an additional 1 GB RAM. To support the game graphics you should have a 256 MB DirectX 10.0–compliant video card or DirectX 9.0–compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (NVIDIA GeForce 6800+ / ATI Radeon X1600+). The DirectX 9.0 or 10.0 libraries are available on the disc itself. Say thanks to Ubisoft. The Assasins Creed will eat up 12 GB of your disk space but that’s worth it.

 #4 Battlefield 2

There will be doubters and naysayers who will claim that Battlefield 2 is just an incremental upgrade from its famous predecessors, or that it only offers a marginal improvement over the popular Desert Combat mod for Battlefield 1942. Ignore them, because they couldn’t be more wrong. EA and Digital Illusions’ cutting-edge and highly awaited sequel is everything that it’s supposed to be and more. Battlefield 2 is a thrilling testament to how great PC gaming can be. It packs unmatched gameplay, impressive visuals, and endless replayability in one exquisite package. And it’s, by far, the most fun that we’ve had with any PC games this year.

Minimum Requirements: To play the Battlefield 2 you need a Pentium 4 or Athlon XP equivalent processor with processing speed that matches 1.7 GHz
A minimal 512 MB memory is needed and the game supports Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. You will also need a video card which is 100% DirectX 9 compatible with 128MB of memory and a Direct3D Card either GeForce FX 5700+ or Radeon 8500, 9500+, etc.

#5 Counter-Strike: Condition Zero

The Counter-Strike: Condition Zero is a first-person shooting game. The idea to enable gamers to play online, in the kind of gaming environment it provides made it incredibly popular. What makes Condition Zero so enjoyable and intriguing? The answer is the artificial intelligence which lies beneath. This counter strike game is a classic, definitely worth your time.

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All you need is a 500 MHz processor and a mere 96 MB  RAM. The video card demand is also not high. All you need is a 16 MB video card.The game can be played on the Windows 2000 and the windows XP operating systems.  The game consumes 500 MB of your hard disk space and for all the sound commands you wish to follow while playing you will just need a Windows compatible sound card. The fun lies in playing the game online and so Internet connection is also something you will need.

 #6 Hitman: Blood Money

Hitman is a bald-headed contract killer or as many know him as 47. With great action, intriguing graphics and little twists here and there in the story which often appear dramatic are some things which make you go Thumbs Up!

games with low specsMinimum Requirements: You will need a Pentium 4 1.5GHz or Athlon XP equivalent processor and a minimal 512 MB RAM. For the graphics part, you will need Direct3D 9 compliant cards supporting pixel shader 2.0 which can be nVidia GeForce FX or ATi Radeon 9500 and DirectX 9.0c The game can be played on the Windows 200 and Windows XP operating systems. But for XP you need to have admin rights just to avoid runtime issues. This game needs 5GB of hard disk space and for sound, you will also need a  DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card. Take note that Gamepads and controllers are not supported here.

#7 GTA: San Andreas

The story of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas covers three entire cities and the neighbouring countryside. It has all a gamer needs to stick to his chair. The game is action, adventure, and fun at the same time and will not fail to remind you of AKON’s song ‘Ghetto’ making you feel a little nostalgic for no reason at all.

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Minimum Requirements: You will need a Pentium III or Athlon equivalent processor offering at least a 1 GHz speed. The system memory requirements are not more than 256 MB. Windows 2000 and XP support this game. Apart from this, you will need a 64 MB DirectX 8.1 compatible video card and 3.65 GB of free space on your hard disk.

#8 Company of Heroes

Company of Heroes is a real-time strategy game. It covers the disturbances experienced during the World War II perfectly. Company of Heroes is graphically rich as compared to its other competitor war games. The well-designed combat and the intense storytelling capability make it most exciting and dramatic games in the strategic genre.
best low spec pc gamesMinimum Requirements: You will need a Pentium 4 or Athlon XP processor which can match up to the speed of 1.8 GHz. The system memory needed here is a mere figure of 512 MB and the game can be played on the Windows XP operating system, For graphics, you will need the Nvidia GeForce 3 or an ATI Radeon 8500 or equivalent with 64 MB of Video RAM. It must also support Pixel Shader 1.1. In addition to this, you will also need 5GB of free disk space, Direct X version 9.0c and, an 8X Speed CD/DVD-ROM.

#9 MAFIA: City of lost Heavens

This game will remind you of one of Martin Scorsese’s gang war and American daydream films.Mafia is a highly engaging mix-up of the urban city elements. As the name suggests, the game doesn’t lose its focus in terms of its storytelling and offers the gamer, an exciting bug-free gaming experience.

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Minimum Requirements:  You will need a Pentium III 500MHz or Athlon XP 1600+ processor in addition to the system memory of  128 MB. Windows 98, 2000 and XP support this game and to be sure with graphics its is recommended to use a minimal 16 MB video card with DirectX 8.1 compatible drivers. Mafia will consume almost 2 GB of hard disk space.

#10 Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Prince of Persia is an easy-to-play game. The lead will perform his action skills just like any other action game. The game is visually appealing and just anyone can fall in love with it. This is a kind of game which can be recommended to anyone.

Minimum Requirements: You will need an 800 MHz Pentium III processor or AMD Athlon or something equivalent. A minimum 256 MB RAM is needed, for the graphics the NVIDIA GeForce 3 or higher (excluding NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX) graphic cards are suggested. After this, you just need the Direct X 9.0 b and sound card drivers compatible with the Direct X 8.0. The game will need  1.4 GB of your hard disk space and can be played on Windows 98 and XP operating systems.

These are some of the pc games which can be easily played on older systems with low specs. If you have some other pc games which you think can be played on low specs PC, then do comment in the section below. We will update accordingly.

Pratik Deshmukh

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