25 Must-See Shooters for Weak PCs!

We've selected the 25 best shooting games that run well on weak PCs! The games on this list are light, but that doesn't mean they're bad. On the contrary, some have really cool features, like good stories, lots of different weaponry and lots of action!

To clarify: in this article we brought games that require a 2 GB RAM minimum. We believe that this way they can run on 99% of current PCs. Also, many on the list ask for computers with only 512 MB of RAM and an average graphics card.

1. Spec Ops: The Line

A very realistic game with an original narrative. The game is in third person, a rarity at the time of release, which conveys what a combat situation is. Control your patrol of highly trained Operators on dangerous missions in Campaign mode or try co-op with friends.

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 ou equivalente
  • RAM memory: 2GB
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 / ATI Radeon HD 2600XT (256MB)

2. Sniper Elite V2

This iconic game puts the player in the position of a sniper, an expert in precision shooting. With very cool missions in historical places of the Second World War, in Sniper Elite it is necessary to have patience in addition to good aim. If you love headshots, this game is for you thanks to the great care the creators have taken in creating the shooting mechanics.

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 ou equivalente
  • RAM memory: 2GB
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 / ATI Radeon HD 3870 (256MB)

3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

One of the most famous shooters in history, COD Modern Warfare 2 broke player records even before it was remastered. With an exemplary campaign mode and addictive multiplayer matches, the game remains very popular.

This new version has a Special Ops mode, where two players can play classic or completely new missions cooperatively. The game also allows for greater customization of different weapons and equipment.

  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+
  • RAM memory: 1GB
  • Video card: 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT/ATI Radeon 1600XT (or better)

4. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

Return to the Wild West as a cowboy armed with pistols, shotguns and even dynamite. With very cool graphics and well-designed stages, full of heavily armed bandits and other typical details, the game manages to be very dynamic, highly addictive and fun. A true homage to old cowboy movies.

  • Processor: 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or 2 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • RAM memory: 2GB
  • Video card: 512MB DirectX® 9.0c Compatible

5. Far Cry 3

The third installment in the Far Cry franchise redefined the original game. Now, with a huge open world map, the player has more freedom to explore while eliminating enemies, hunting dangerous animals and discovering many secrets. With a rich story and full of cool characters, Far Cry 3 has moments for all tastes.

  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E6700 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+ 3.0Ghz (or better)
  • RAM memory: 2GB
  • Video card: Nvidia 8800 GTX/AMD Radeon HD 2900 (512MB DirectX 9c)

6. Crysis 2

New York was left in ruins following the famous Crysis. A very fluid game, filled with epic battles and with absolutely fantastic graphics, Crisys 2 manages to put the player in the middle of the action. Armor and other weapons fulfill their objectives well, transforming the player into a real fighting machine.

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.0 GHz (ou melhor)
  • RAM memory: 2GB
  • Video card: Nvidia 8800 GTX/AMD Radeon HD 2900 (512MB DirectX 9c)

7. Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Many players consider Battlefield: BC2 one of the best titles in the franchise, even compared to some current games. With dozens of different weapons and many vehicles to pilot or drive, the game has matches filled with action, shooting and explosions.

The multiplayer mode is, as usual, the best part. But the solo campaign is also pretty cool, with jungle maps, scorching deserts, and snow-covered enemy bases.

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.0 GHz (ou melhor)
  • RAM memory: 2GB
  • Video card: 256MB (GeForce 7800 GT / ATI X1900)

8. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

The creators of the classic Counter-Strike have remastered the game, adding new weapons, new maps and, of course, much better graphics. The result is CS:GO, nothing too original, but perfect for players who enjoy competitive tactical shooters.

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750 (or better)
  • RAM memory: 2GB
  • Video card: 256MB (GeForce 7800 GT / ATI X1900)

9. Running With Rifles

A top-down shooter that needs a lot of strategy to progress. Control your soldier as you advance through the terrain fulfilling varied and surprisingly realistic missions. As you gain experience you will gain new weapons, as well as support from different vehicles and artillery.

Another strong point is the very effective artificial intelligence that commands your allies and enemies. The game also has multiplayer and cooperative modes and, recently, allowed players to create their own missions.

  • Processor: 1.6 GHz Dual Core
  • RAM memory: 1GB
  • Video card: NVidia Geforce 6600, ATI x800, Intel HD3000 ou equivalente (256MB)

10. Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a game with tone noir graphics, in a futuristic environment, with a beautiful soundtrack. The player can use different strategies to complete missions, with more subtle methods or sitting on the trigger. The game's environment is almost cinematic, thanks to a mysterious narrative and great moments of suspense.

  • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
  • RAM memory: 2GB
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 8000/ ATI Radeon HD 2000 or better

11. Rising Storm

A game that depicts the fierce battles of World War II, especially those that took place in the Pacific. Realistic, with varied weaponry and sublime maps, perfect for epic 64 vs 64 player battles.

On the one hand, American troops with greater firepower and weaponry. On the other, the warrior spirit of the Japanese and their kamikaze tactics. The game also gives the player the possibility to participate in the maps of the European front of the title Red Orchestra.

  • Processor: Dual Core 2.3 GHz
  • RAM memory: 2GB
  • Video card: 256MB SM 3.0 DX9 Compliant NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX /ATI Radeon HD 2900 GT (ou melhor)

12.Borderlands 2

Get ready to loot and shoot everything that moves, with hundreds of different weapons, and face insane bosses in one of the most addictive games in history. The sequel to the famous Borderlands brings new elements to the game such as classes, new characters and new enemies.

  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • RAM memory: 2GB
  • Video card: 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8500 /ATI Radeon HD 2600

13. Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2, together with its first part, revolutionized the shooting game genre. It shines in both the gameplay and the narrative part, taking you through an interesting and well-crafted story, without sacrificing the quality of the game mechanics. There are also a lot of levels to overcome, which makes the title have a long life!

  • Processor: 1.7 GHz
  • RAM memory: 512 MB
  • Video card: DirectX 8.1 compatible

14. FEAR

FEAR is one of the most impressive horror shooters for its tense moments, amazing graphics and challenging artificial intelligence. At the time of release, it was difficult to get it to run, but today its requirements are very accessible.

You will be part of the FEAR squad, some soldiers in charge of investigating paranormal events. Little by little you will discover that something is wrong and you will need to prepare your weapons to face any danger that appears.

  • Processor: Pentium® 4 1,7 GHz or equivalent
  • RAM memory: 512 MB
  • Video card: 64 MB GeForce™ 4 Ti or Radeon® 9000, DirectX 9.0c compatible

15. Unreal Tournament 2004

Unreal Tournament 2004 is a classic, with a legion of fans who have maintained an active community for years. It can also be enjoyed alone, either with bots in the numerous online modes or by playing the game's main campaign. It challenges you to overcome different scenarios, facing enemies in a continuous increase in difficulty.

  • Processor: 1,0 GHz Pentium III / 1,0 GHz AMD Athlon or higher
  • RAM memory: 128 MB
  • Video card: 32MB card, DirectX 9.0b compatible

16. STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl

In Shadow of Chernobyl the focus is on the story, which you must discover. It's a game for patients as you have to put in enough hours to fully overcome it.

You will enter a hostile world ravaged by radiation and filled with dangers in every corner. In many moments it will remind you of a great survival horror, which makes the game even more interesting.

  • Processor: Intel Pentium IV 2.0 GHz / AMD AthlonXP 2200+
  • RAM memory: 512 MB
  • Video card: GeForce 5700 / ATI Radeon 9600 / 256MB DirectX 9.0c compatible

17. Star Wars: Battlefront II Original

Today we have the modern Battlefront, but the classic Battlefront II from 2005 is still excellent! The campaign mode, for example, amazing! It has many levels to be played, with different objectives to be achieved, characters to be controlled and dozens of enemies to fight.

  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 de 1,5 GHz or Athlon XP 1500+
  • RAM memory: 256 MB
  • Video card: 64 MB with Vertex Shader and Pixel Shader (VS/PS) support and DirectX 9.0c compatible

18. Quake: The Offering

Yes, it's true: Quake 1 is from 1996. But the first part is the best experience of the series. This shooter contains several stages with great design, solid gameplay despite its age, and the graphics are pure nostalgia!

  • Processor: 1,8 GHz
  • RAM memory: 512 MB
  • Video card: DirectX 7 compatible

19. Left 4 Dead

A game that mixes co-op shooter and survival horror! Left 4 Dead is an experience that captivates from start to finish, due to the charismatic nature of its characters and the infected. Although the campaign is short, you'll want to play it over and over again, as each time is unique.

  • Processor: Pentium 4 a 3 GHz
  • RAM memory: 1 GB
  • Video card: ATI 9600, nVidia 6600 or better with 128 MB and Pixel Shader 2.0 compatible

20. Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway

Brothers in Arms is a saga that is gradually losing popularity, so it deserves some love! This one in particular is a sensational title, set in World War II and focused on tactical squad battles. You will only manage one character directly, and every detail is important to progress well in the game.

  • Processor: 2,6 GHz dual core (3 GHz for Intel Pentium D 925)
  • RAM memory: 1 GB
  • Video card: 128 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible

21. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

Max Payne 2 is a tribute to cinema. It is one of the most famous games due to its use of slow motion details, where you can take your time to aim and hit all enemies. It is a powerful title, loaded with action and pain, in which love is one of the vital parts of the plot.

  • Processor: 1,2 GHz
  • RAM memory: 256 MB
  • Video card: 32 MB DirectX 9.0 compatible

22. XIII

XIII is one of the best shooting games. One of the reasons is the hectic action and fast pace of the story. After all, you will be the prime suspect for murdering the President of the United States. Strong accusation! With the FBI, CIA and mercenaries close behind, you must do everything possible to survive and catch the real killer.

  • Processor: 1,8 GHz
  • RAM memory: 1 GB
  • Video card: DirectX 9.0c compatible

23. Return to Castle Wolfenstein

We continue with another game that is a little old, but well remembered by veteran shooter fans. Returning to Castle Wolfenstein is a remarkable experience. The context is the highlight: it's an alternate version of World War II, in which the Nazis won. chilling...

  • Processor: Intel Pentium III Celeron 500 MHz or AMD Athlon
  • RAM memory: 256 MB
  • Video card: 32 MB, compatible with Direct3D and DirectX 8.1

24. Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

The Serious Sam saga has always been defined by its constant carnage and wild action. In The First Encounter, we delve into Ancient Egypt to confront brutal creatures. And if you can download the HD version from Steam, you'll get an even more complete experience.

  • Processor: Intel Pentium IV 3+ Ghz ou AMD Athlon64 3500+
  • RAM memory: 1 GB
  • Video card: nVidia GeForce 7600 or ATI Radeon X1600. Compatible with Shader Model 3.0. and DirectX 9.0c

25. Ion Fury

If you are an absolute fan of classic shooters, you must play Ion Fury. This shooter is a vivid reference to Quake, Doom, Duke Nukem and the Shadow Warrior of the 90s. Ion Fury is made with the famous sprites, all handcrafted as if it were a title from two decades ago.

  • Processor: Intel ou AMD de 64 bits
  • RAM memory: 1 GB
  • Video card: 512 MB. Supports Intel HD Graphics

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