50 Games That Run On Any Weak PC!

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Believe me, even with a very, VERY weak PC, you can still enjoy a lot of quality games. As time goes by, more and more amazing titles are playable on PCs from the past decade, and that's what we're going to list in this article! Below, you will find a list of 50 incredible game options that can be played on any Xuxa PC or notebook.

Attention: All games below require at most 1GB of RAM and all of them do not require the use of a video card, and can be easily run with an onboard graphics chip of at most 128MB from memory. In terms of processing, the most you'll find below is a Pentium IV or equivalent.



GTA San Andreas

  • Processor: Pentium III ou equivalent
  • RAM memory: 256MB
  • video memory: 64MB

A game of the highest quality that, fortunately, already runs on any PC. GTA San Andreas remains relevant even after the release of later titles in the franchise. With all the charm of gameplay and freedom typical of Rockstar, San Andreas introduced to the franchise several charismatic characters and innovative mechanics that won the hearts of the public, guaranteeing the game even a very successful mobile version.

Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

  • Processor: 1.2 GHz
  • RAM memory: 256 MB
  • Video memory: 32 MB DirectX 9.0 compatible

Max Payne 2 is a 3rd person action shooter full of action, violence and intrigue. The story takes place 2 years after the events of the first game, and follows the same molds as before, without presenting any big news. Driven by an immersive police storyline, the game is full of gunfights, gangs, drugs, backstabbing and, of course, the bullet time mechanic directly borrowed from The Matrix and quickly becoming Max Payne's trademark.



Call of Duty: United Offensive

  • Processor: Pentium III ou equivalent
  • RAM memory: 128MB
  • video memory: 32MB

Call of Duty: United Offensive is the expansion of the very first Call of Duty game. The game was responsible for adding several elements to the multiplayer mode that are still present in the franchise, including a ranking system. With several missions to complete, weapons to use in the game is a great option for those who have a (VERY) weak PC, but want to play a CODzinho...

Tibia

  • Processor: Pentium III
  • RAM memory: 16MB
  • video memory: 128MB

One of the greatest classics on this list, Tibia may be forgotten or not even known by newer players, but it is a masterpiece of the 2000s. With extremely simple graphics, the game offers a gigantic content rarely replicated and that challenges even the most hardcore gamers. . As a great differential, Tibia does not have a maximum level and allows you to level up your character infinitely.

Doom 3

  • Processor: Pentium 4 1.5GHz
  • RAM memory: 384MB
  • video memory: 64MB

Doom is Doom, that never changes. The third title in the famous action/horror franchise is your best option that runs on any PC. For such a light game, the graphics aren't bad at all and offer good immersiveness in the game's dark and macabre setting. As always, here you'll need to fight a horde of demons straight from hell using a giant arsenal of equally violent weapons.



Tomb Raider: Legend

  • Processor: 1GHz
  • RAM memory: 256MB
  • video memory: 64MB

Tomb Raider: Legend is a reboot of the famous adventure game franchise, being the first game in which Lara Croft appears with a new appearance, story and personality. Regarding gameplay, however, the game maintains the same elements typical of the series, with a lot of adventure, puzzles and combats that are not the focus of the game. This time, we control Lara around the world in search of the legendary sword Excalibur.

The Sims 2

  • Processor: Pentium III ou equivalent
  • RAM memory: 256MB
  • video memory: 32MB

The Sims 2 was the title that took a leap in quality in the franchise's graphics, moving far away from the first game. The second version of the most famous real-life simulator in the world also has several expansions that add a lot of content and new mechanics to the game, which in itself already offers a very rich experience (especially with cheats).

The Simpsons: Hit & Run

  • Processor: Pentium III ou equivalent
  • RAM memory: 192MB
  • video memory: 64MB

The Simpsons: Hit & Run is an open world adventure game set in the Simpsons universe, heavily inspired by GTA. Here we control members of the most famous cartoon family from all over Springfield in search of stopping an alien conspiracy. The game features many NPCs of characters from the series, many primary and secondary quests, and most of all, the quirky humor that makes The Simpsons such a phenomenon.



PES 2006

  • Processor: Pentium III ou equivalent
  • RAM memory: 256MB
  • video memory: 64MB

If you want to play soccer on your Xuxa PC, Pro Evolution Soccer 6 is what you need. The sixth edition of one of the top video game football game franchises already offered good graphics and gameplay for such a light game. Although it doesn't have many teams, the game has several game modes and several player customization options.

Brawlhalla

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
  • RAM memory: 1GB
  • video memory: Intel HD 3000 or equivalent

Brawhalla is a very different fighting game from most that follows the same style as Super Smash Bros. There are no health bars here and players need to hit their opponents multiple times to knock them out of the scene and then stop them from coming back. The game has dozens of original characters with various moves and moves of their own, as well as illustrious characters from other universes such as Steven Universe, Rayman and even The Walking Dead! Despite the simple graphics and childlike style, Brawlhalla is a complex game that requires a lot of coordination, timing and reflexes. A gift for anyone who has a bad PC and is a fan of fighting games.

Ragnarok Online

  • Processor: Pentium II 400MHz
  • RAM memory: 128MB
  • video memory: Graphic Card 3D

Ragnarok is, without a doubt, one of the greatest classics of the 2000s. The MMORPG that took our country and the childhood of many who are reading it offers a simple experience, but extremely fun, charismatic and addictive. With dozens of classes, hundreds of items, equipment and dungeons, the game stands out for its own economy based on item rarity. Who here never left their online Merchant in Prontera until the other day, doesn't know what they're missing...

Hitman 4: Blood Money

  • Processor: Pentium IV or equivalent
  • RAM memory: 512MB
  • video memory: 64MB

Blood Money is another title in the Hitman series in which we control Agent 47, an extremely skilled and lethal bald assassin. Our goal, as always, is to eliminate specific people in a strategic and sneaky way, using patience, observation and the elements of the scenario. Even with this name, the game's focus is on maintaining professionalism during assassinations, as the game penalizes very violent or noisy executions.

GTA: Vice City

  • Processor: 1.2GHz
  • RAM memory: 128 MB
  • video memory: 32MB

If San Andreas came in, of course Vice City would be here too. Before GTA V, Vice City was the most glamorous game in the series, with very flashy and colorful settings and characters. As usual, the game has many varied missions that involve action, races, different vehicles and lots, lots of violence. The story also couldn't do without betrayals, gang fights, dirty money and more.

Silent Hill 3

  • Processor: Pentium III ou equivalent
  • RAM memory: 256MB
  • video memory: 32MB

Silent Hill 3 is yet another classic among horror games. Unlike Resident Evil, Silent Hill is known for focusing more on tension and psychological terror, with a lot less action but a lot more discomfort and disturbance. The gameplay mixes exploration, combat and moderate difficulty puzzles, and the story is more engaging for those who don't mind a little dialogue.

Dungeons and Dragons Online

  • Processor: Pentium 4 1.6GHz
  • RAM memory: 1GB
  • video memory: 64MB

Dungeons and Dragons Online is the electronic version of the most famous RPG system in the world. The game lives up to its name and offers dozens of classes and the possibility to customize every detail of your characters. With a very strong focus on the narrative of the world, the game does an impeccable job of fitting each quest into the main story of the game. Visually and in and it does a beautiful job of fitting each of the quests into this story.

Fable: The Lost Chapters

  • Processor: 1.4GHz
  • RAM memory: 256MB
  • video memory: 64MB

Fable: The Lost Chapters was the first title in a successful RPG trilogy. Our character cannot vary from class to class, but can be aligned for good or ill depending on our choices and attitudes in the game. Overall, the game follows the same pattern as almost all games of the genre, with several primary and secondary quests, open world, attributes, many items and equipment, etc.

Psychonauts

  • Processor: Pentium III ou equivalent
  • RAM memory: 256MB
  • video memory: 64MB

Psychonauts is a platform adventure game in which you control Raz, a charismatic little creature with psychic powers. The game takes place in 3rd person and, as you progress, you can unlock powers such as levitation, telekinesis, invisibility and even fire control. These abilities allow you to explore the scenarios more deeply, in addition, of course, to help in combat.

Chasm

  • Processor: Dual Core CPU
  • Memory RAM: 1GB
  • Video Memory: 64MB

Chasm is a metroidvania game that combines several RPG elements. The big difference is that, instead of always looking for the strongest equipment, in Chasm you always need to change equipment to deal with specific enemies. Scenarios are also generated randomly whenever you log in to play. So even after completing the game for the first time, there is no way to know how the second one will progress.

The Matrix: Path of Neo

  • Processor: Pentium IV or equivalent
  • RAM: 512MB
  • video memory: 128MB

In The Matrix: Path of Neo you control Neo, the protagonist of the famous trilogy. The game takes place in scenes taken directly from the movies and in new ones. During the campaign, you can learn the same skills Neo learns in the movies like dodging bullets, stopping projectiles in midair, and even flying. The game is very faithful and offers a pure experience with all the most iconic elements of the series, such as the bullet time effect, immense arsenals, martial arts, lots of police and agents, etc.

Serious Sam Classic: The First Encounter

  • Processor: Pentium IV or equivalent
  • RAM memory: 128 MB
  • Video memory: 64MB

A game totally focused on action, in Serious Sam: The First Encounter we control Sam through different scenarios around the world to fight waves and waves of aliens using the most varied weapons. Everything in the game is gunfight, explosions and gore, but the gameplay never tires. The game is so good that it got a remastered version, but because it's heavier, it didn't make this list.

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne

  • Processor: 1GHz
  • RAM memory: 1GB
  • Video memory: compatible with any version of DirectX

The Frozen Throne was the expansion of the classic Warcraft III. The game is still one of the biggest representatives of the real-time strategy genre and was responsible for introducing us to a large part of the Warcraft universe, including important characters in the plots developed many years later in World of Warcraft. Humans, orcs, night elves and undead battle in the scenarios of Azeroth and may the most strategic player win. A gem from Blizzard.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

  • Processor: Celeron 1.10GHz or equivalent
  • RAM memory: 32MB
  • video memory: 4MB

Yet another great classic, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 deserves a spot on this list for being a memorable title in a basically non-existent genre. The game is without a doubt the best skateboarding game of all time and allows us to control several famous skateboarders from the real world and even create our own original character. With countless maneuvers to learn, the game manages to offer deep, simple and fun gameplay that marked an era.

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

  • Processor: 1.8GHz
  • RAM memory: 512MB
  • video memory: DirectX 7 compatible graphics chip

Soul Reaver was the second game in the Legacy of Kain franchise. With a Gothic style full of macabre and dark elements, the game tells the incredible and original story of Raziel, a vampire who was betrayed by his leader Kain for being the first of his clan to develop wings. Now, our goal is to seek revenge on the old master and his brothers after thousands of years in an intermediate state between life and death. The game had impressive graphics for the time and several innovative mechanics, including the ability to switch between the material and spectral planes. Thus, several moments of the game (mainly puzzles) could only be solved with the right combination of plans. Undoubtedly one of the best old games on this list, especially if you don't know the story yet.

Crystal Saga

  • Processor: Celeron 2.13GHz
  • RAM memory: 512MB
  • video memory: 64MB

Crystal Saga is an MMORPG that runs directly in your browser. Reminding a lot (VERY MUCH) of Ragnarok, from the anime-inspired minimalist style visual identity, to the camera perspective. The game also borrows heavily from character and skill animations, avatars and monsters. The biggest difference is the amount of content, as Crystal Saga has much less to do.

Red Ocean

  • Processor: 1.8GHz
  • RAM memory: 512MB
  • video memory: 64MB

Red Ocean is an action-packed FPS set in a Soviet submarine base invaded by terrorists. The gameplay is very reminiscent of Doom, especially since everything revolves around the exchange of fire, which never ends. The game doesn't have a lot of content or even an engaging story, but it breaks the branch to kill the desire for action.

Thunder

  • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.0GHz
  • RAM memory: 1GB
  • video memory: 64MB

Trove is an MMORPG with many Minecraft elements. The visual identity also follows the block style and the game's vast open world encourages exploration a lot. The game is very focused on the social aspect and has several mechanics that can only be enjoyed in groups, such as dungeons and even some aspects of exploration. The big difference, however, is the absurd number of character customization options.

Condemened: Criminal Origins

  • Processor: Pentium 4 2.0GHz
  • RAM memory: 512MB
  • video memory: 128MB

Condemened: Criminal Origins is a survival horror game with a lot of focus on puzzles. Here we control a police officer specializing in serial killers in a very immersive 1st person perspective. Much of the gameplay revolves around combats in which we need to use items available in the scenario as a weapon. However, the game's greatest grace are the puzzles that require a lot of attention, as they involve items scattered throughout the scenario.

Special Forces: Nemesis Strike

  • Processor: Pentium III ou equivalent
  • RAM memory: 256MB
  • video memory: 16MB

Special Forces: Nemesis Strike is a 3rd person shooter without much new in its genre. Here we control two counter-terrorist agents on a mission to end a criminal network, and each of them has their own skills that must be combined in the right way to complete the missions. In addition to the explosive action, the game also includes stealth missions that vary the gameplay a bit.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2

  • Processor: Pentium III ou equivalent
  • RAM memory: 128MB
  • video memory: 16MB

If you want a Need for Speed ​​that runs on any PC, Hot Pursuit 2 is your best option. Even being old, the game already had all the things that made its franchise a success, including the police chases during the races. As in Most Wanted, we can choose to play as a driver of illegal races or as a police officer.

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

  • Processor: Pentium II or equivalent
  • RAM memory: 64
  • video memory: DirectX6.1 compatible graphics card or chip

Undoubtedly the most famous title in the Resident Evil franchise. In RE3 we control Jill Valentine, a police officer who tries to escape from Raccoon City, a city completely taken over by zombies. What sets the game apart from others in its series (and from other zombie games) is the constant tension caused by Nemesis, a grotesque being that haunts the protagonist throughout the game. Resident Evil 3 is a classic that got a remastered version with some changes to the story, but for this list, of course, we need to stick with the old version.

Star Wars: Battlefront II Original

  • 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

Star Wars: Battlefront II offers one of the best Star Wars experiences playable on any PC. The game is a 1st and 3rd person shooter that puts you in the middle of countless intergalactic combats. With very varied missions, content is gradually unlocked as you progress through the Campaign, which gradually introduces iconic characters from the movies like Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, etc.

The Punisher

  • Processor: Pentium III ou equivalent
  • RAM memory: 128MB
  • video memory: 64MB

The Punisher is a 3rd person shooter from the famous Punisher. So, you can already expect all the violence and action possible, with a lot of blows and shots between you and members of criminal organizations. To take a little break, the game also has some stealth moments where you need to proceed more cautiously and strategically. The game also has some interesting surprises with the appearance of several famous Marvel characters like Nick Fury, Iron Man, Black Widow, etc.

Chaos Legion

  • Processor: Pentium III ou equivalent
  • RAM memory: 128MB
  • video memory: 64MB

Chaos Legion is a Capcom hack and slash with a gothic fantasy theme. As is typical for the genre, gameplay revolves around action-packed combat and progression only happens when you defeat all enemies in the area. The game is a little reminiscent of titles like Devil May Cry or God of War, with striking moves and maneuvers and gigantic and macabre enemies.

Old school runescape

  • Processor: 1.5GHz
  • RAM memory: 256MB
  • video memory: 128MB

Old School Runescape is an UGLY game that seems to be from decades ago, but it's from 2022. What it lacked in graphics, it made up for with incredible content and varied mechanics that make the game surprise everyone who judged it at first glance. Old School Runescape has extremely hard quests, raids, PVP, PVE, minigames and much more. A great option that you can run on any PC.

4x4 Evo 2

  • Processor: Pentium III ou equivalent
  • RAM memory: 128MB
  • video memory: 64MB

4x4 Evo 2 is a racing game focused on off-road tracks. Most scenarios take place in deserts, forests, canyons and other places with no signs of asphalt. Here it is possible to customize the vehicles specifically for each route, changing the engine, suspension, tires, steering wheels, among other parts of the car. This makes the moments before the races also matter, setting the game apart from most titles in the genre.

Devil May Cry 3

  • Processor: Pentium III ou equivalent
  • RAM memory: 256MB
  • video memory: 128MB

Devil May Cry 3 is the best title game of the electrifying franchise that you can play on a weak PC. In this frenetic hack and slash we control Dante before the events of the first game, with the story focusing a lot on his relationship with Vergil, the protagonist's brother. The gameplay is the same as in all other games: frenetic action, dark humor, lots of special effects, extreme maneuvers, disturbing monsters and gigantic bosses.

The Matador

  • Processor: Pentium III ou equivalent
  • RAM memory: 512MB
  • video memory: 128MB

El Matador is a very "Americanized" shooter in which you control an American police officer in Colombia with the aim of fighting drug trafficking. The game has very realistic physics enhanced by the fact that the entire scenery can be destroyed. The gameplay and mechanics are very reminiscent of titles like Max Payne and, in addition to having access to an arsenal of weapons and equipment, the player can also use a kind of bullet time to dodge shots and attack with more precision.

SAS 4: Zombie Assault

  • Processor: 2GHz
  • RAM memory: 1GB
  • video memory: OpenGL 2.0 compatible

SAS 4: Zombie Assault is an action and survival game that follows the same script as basically all zombie stories: a virus has transformed everyone. The game offers frantic, violent and bloodthirsty action and allows up to 4 players to come together for the bloodshed. You can expect thousands of dead zombies, different classes, unique skills, weapons for upgrades, PvP, battle royale, etc.

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

  • Processor: 1.4GHz
  • RAM memory: 256MB
  • video memory: 64MB

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory was an award-winning stealth game from the franchise of the same name. Here we control the spy Sam Fisher, in charge of several secret missions in which the most important thing is patience, timing and strategy. All actions must be performed stealthily and the player must always be aware of the volume of noise he is making. The game also has an extremely advanced Artificial Intelligence for the time of its release (2005).

Aion

  • Processor: Pentium 4 2.8GHz
  • RAM memory: 1GB
  • video memory: 128MB

Aion is an RPG extremely similar to World of Warcraft, visually speaking. With very well designed scenarios and characters, the game fills our eyes with eye-catching and detailed visual effects. The game offers everything expected of the genre, with a vast open world to explore, quests to complete, equipment to buy, rare items to farm, etc. As in WoW, in Aion you can also explore the environments using winged mounts, which gives the game an air of much more freedom.

Penumbra overture

  • Processor: 1.0GHz
  • RAM memory: 256MB
  • video memory: 64MB

Penumbra Overture is a game much more focused on psychological horror than violence. With a very well-crafted physics that allows the player to pick up and handle objects in a very realistic way, the tension and suspense remain at very high levels, mainly due to the 1st person perspective.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

  • Processor: Pentium III ou equivalent
  • RAM memory: 256MB
  • video memory: 64MB

The Sands of Time is the most iconic title in the Prince of Persia franchise. With adventure, action and puzzles in the right measure, the game surprised a lot in its time with the extremely innovative mechanics of controlling time. With them the player was able to go back up to 10 seconds in the past to correct mistakes or avoid death. Of course, it was also possible to use these abilities in combat to slow down or even paralyze enemies.

Lineage 2

  • Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz
  • RAM memory: 1GB
  • video memory: 128MB

Lineage 2 is one of the most beautiful MMORPGs you'll be able to play on a weak PC. Even being so old (released in 2003) the game is still relevant today due to the very advanced graphics and the amount of mechanics available. The main focus here is on PVP, and the game features an all-new variety of classes, allowing you to choose from nearly 40 classes!

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway

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

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway is a 1st and 3rd person shooter set during World War 2. Here we control the protagonist Matthew Baker, always accompanied by his squad. Although players cannot control the other soldiers (only the main character is controlled), combats always take place in groups and require strategy.

XIII

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

XIII is an FPS that puts you in the shoes of a suspect for having assassinated the President of the United States. With that, you then need to survive the advances of mercenaries, police (FBI, CIA, etc) and others interested in your quest for survival and innocence. The story takes place at a very fast pace and full of action.

Guild Wars Trilogy

  • Processor: Pentium 3 1.0GHz
  • RAM memory: 512MB
  • video memory: 64MB

Guild Wars Trilogy is an old RPG that can still compete with many current titles in the genre. It brings together all of the franchise's titles into a single, multi-award winning game. The game has very advanced graphics that give the impression of not being a light game, but it is. With PVE, PVP, quests, guild system and much more, Guild Wars maintains a large active community to this day.

Return to Castle Wolfenstein

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

Return to Castle Wolfenstein served as both a reboot and a remake of the Wolfenstein series. Here you fight WWII soldiers and the undead, an unusual mix. The arsenal also mixes realistic elements with other fictional ones and in addition to the action, the game also has elements of stealth (stealth) for you to succeed in missions.

Prison Tale

  • Processor: Pentium 4 2.0GHz
  • RAM memory: 1GB
  • video memory: 128MB

Prison Tale is a limited but very fun MMORPG. Here, the only way to gain experience is by killing monsters, which makes the game lag behind many others in the same genre. Even so, the fact that it has a server from our country makes the game count on a large active community that ends up improving the experience a lot.

Obscure II (Obscure: The Aftermath)

  • Processor: Pentium 3, 1GHz
  • RAM memory: 512MB
  • video memory: 64MB

Obscure II (Obscure: The Aftermath) is a horror game with gameplay reminiscent of old Resident Evil titles. The story takes place inside a university full of macabre creatures, and you need to find weapons to defeat them, as well as solve puzzles to advance. The game also has a strong focus on cooperative mode, allowing up to 2 players to team up to face the terrible monsters.

The Lord of the Rings Online

  • Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz
  • RAM memory: 1GB
  • video memory: 128MB

The Lord of the Rings Online is the official online RPG of the Lord of the Rings. The game takes place in Middle-earth and features the main races featured in the books and movies. Here you can also visit and explore several famous locations from the series such as Mines of Moria, Shire, Lothlorien and more. Like most MMORPGs, the game also has bosses that need to be defeated by multiple players at the same time, as well as a PvP mode.

See also:

  • Must-see shooters for weak PC!
  • The best light games for weak PC
  • The best multiplayer games for those with weak PCs
  • The best games for those with super weak PCs!

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