Your PC doesn't run the games of the moment but isn't that bad either? Then this article is for you. We've put together a list of 15 games that, a little while ago, only ran on NASA computers, but now run smoothly on average PCs. All of them require, on average, 4GB of RAM, a processor more or less and a video card that is no longer a big deal. Don't worry, the exact minimum requirements are well described in each one. At the end of the list you can find some free game options. Check out!
1. GTA IV
GTA doesn't need any introduction, does it? As the 11th game in the franchise, GTA IV greatly improved the graphics of previous titles and added some new mechanics that have become commonplace in more recent games. The setting here is Liberty City, a fictional city based heavily on New York and with the typical elements you might expect with the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building.
GTA IV was the game that added cover mechanics, which didn't exist until then. It is with it that you can hide behind any object and observe the enemies well to start shooting. The game also has a very fun multiplayer mode in which 16 players can compete for dominance over the city using all the means to cause the chaos we already know from GTA.
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHz
- RAM: 2.5GB
- Video: 512MB NVIDIA 8600+ or 512MB ATI 3870+
2. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is one of the best fighting games that you will experience on an average PC. It is also one of the most competitive, as its mechanics are not simple to master and its content is extremely vast, especially with a larger roster of playable characters than ever before.
In keeping with franchise tradition, Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is also a delight for anime/manga fans. In addition to the graphics being extremely faithful to the originals, the game coincides with the final events of the anime, so it offers the latest versions of characters like Madara and Obito, for example (in addition to the characters from the first seasons, of course).
Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 also features an Adventure Mode and a Single-player Mode in which players can take part in memorable combat from the anime by taking on the game's artificial intelligence.
- Processor: Intel Core2 Duo, 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+ 3.2GHz
- RAM: 3GB
- Video: any card with 1024 MB
3. Far Cry 4
Far Cry 4 puts you, once again, in the middle of a civil war. This time the setting is an island called Kyrat, in the Himalayan region, where our character is descended. As usual in the series, the game offers a huge open world and a gigantic arsenal of weapons and equipment.
In addition, Far Cry 4 also explores a supernatural theme that follows the culture of Kyrat and greatly enriches the story and gameplay. Several quests depart from the usual action we're used to to put us in control of mystical creatures with fantastic abilities.
Far Cry 4 also has a much more varied map than previous titles, in addition to allowing for much freer combat in which players can interact with various map elements.
- Processor: Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2 GHz
- RAM: 4GB
- Vídeo: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 ou AMD Radeon HD5850 (1GB VRAM)
4. Dark Souls II
Who does not have dog, hunts with cat. If your PC is average and doesn't run Dark Souls III well, be sure to play the second title! Dark Souls II also delivers everything you've heard about the series. Extremely original creatures and bosses, combats with extremely high levels of difficulty and a dark story that makes no effort for you to fully understand it.
Dark Souls II also has a series of macabre environments that are very well designed and ready to be explored. The freedom of the game allows you to advance non-linearly, and if you have a problem with a boss, you can avoid it and come back later when you're stronger.
- Processador: AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2 GHz ou Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E8500 3.17 GHz
- RAM: 4GB
- Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 or ATI Radeon HD 6870
5. DMC: Devil May Cry
DMC: Devil May Cry is a reboot of the Devil May Cry series, developed no longer by Capcom, but by Ninja Theory. This time, Sparda's son returns with a new look and a rich, immersive story. Instead of being a half-demon, the character is a Nephilim, half angel and half demon. His mission: to take revenge on the demon who killed his angel mother and exiled his demon father.
Despite the new elements mentioned above, DMC: Devil May Cry retains everything the franchise has to offer. Electrifying combats, wonderful special effects and scenery, gigantic and macabre enemies and countless frenetic combos that keep your adrenaline high. If you have a medium PC and want action, this is the game for you.
- Processador: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.7 Ghz ou AMD Phenom II X4 3 Ghz
- RAM: 4GB
- Video: Geforce GTX 470 or ATI Radeon HD 6950
6. Assassin’s Creed: Rogue
Assassin's Creed: Rogue is the seventh game in the franchise and takes place after the events of Assassin's Creed: Black Flag. The game's story is considered the richest and most engaging among all the previous ones, with several complex characters and ambiguous situations that make it difficult for the player to define which side is "good".
In terms of content and gameplay, the game is very similar to Black Flag. Stealth missions (stealth) and a lot of parkour are complemented by boat piloting and nautical combat. As you advance in the game, it is possible to improve not only your character, but also your ship, acquiring new weapons and defense devices.
- Processador: Intel Core i5 2400s 2.5 GHz ou AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz
- RAM: 4GB
- Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560Ti (1024 VRAM) or AMD Radeon HD 6870 (1024 VRAM)
7. Need for Speed: Rivals
Need for Speed: Rivals is a sort of sequel to Most Wanted with improved graphics, a much more diverse (but not bigger) map and a dynamic weather system where you have to face rain, sun and snow. The police chases also continue here with the same intensity and adrenaline.
Rivals offers a campaign mode for whichever side of the law you choose. Both runners and police officers have their own goals that involve dangerous races that last miles and miles, extreme maneuvers and ranks. Both sides also level up and unlock new content like tracks, car parts, etc.
- Processador: Intel 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo ou AMD 2.6 GHz Athlon X2
- RAM: 4GB
- Vídeo: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB ou AMD Radeon HD 3870 512MB
8. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is yet another masterpiece by Hideo Kojima. Within the vast Metal Gear series, Phantom Pain is the one that offers the player the most freedom to decide how to complete missions.
During missions, the player can explore the game's immense open world and take advantage of enhanced artificial intelligence to create whatever situations they want. If you need to enter a building, you can lure guards with a distant blast or even distract them with an unconscious body. The possibilities are endless!
The game also stands out with its immense content and high level of interaction with the environment. Both the weather and the dynamic day/night click directly influence the difficulty of missions. At night it's easier to stalk your enemies, but harder to aim at long distance. Likewise, rain can hamper your visibility, but it muffles the sound of your footsteps.
- Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 (3.40 GHz)
- RAM: 4GB
- Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 (2GB)
9 Blair Witch
Blair Witch is a game based entirely on the movie “The Blair Witch”. The game is a psychological horror that focuses much more on tension, suspense and disturbing elements than monsters or explicit violence.
The game has everything a fan of the horror genre could want. The first-person perspective is accompanied by great graphics and, above all, state-of-the-art sound effects that immerse you in the hellish forest of the Black Hills. During the game, you can perfectly hear the branches breaking under your feet, whispers, the main character's breathing, etc. If you want to maximize this spooky experience, use headphones and play in the dark!
- Processador: Intel Core i3-3220 (3.30 GHz) ou AMD A8-7600 (3.1 GHz)
- RAM: 4GB
- Video: GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R7 265
10. WRC 8: World Rally Championship
WRC 8: World Rally Championship is one of the most beautiful and complete racing games you can play on an average PC. With impeccable graphics, varied circuits and beautifully designed environments, the game is a delight for fans of the genre.
WRC 8 has a very rich campaign mode in which, in addition to the extremely fun races, you need to focus on managing your team (mechanics, meteorologists, etc.), and each match guarantees experience points and money to pay for the team's expenses. The game also has a skill tree (both yours and the team's), where you can level up specific talents that will make a difference when racing.
- Processor: Intel Core i3-540 or AMD Phenom II X4 940
- RAM: 4GB
- Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 6870
11. GWENT: The Witcher Card Game
Taken straight from The Witcher, GWENT is a strategy card game similar to Magic and Hearthstone. Here we need to build our deck with characters taken from The Witcher franchise and manage the available resources well to beat opponents. For a card game, the graphics do not disappoint and the strategy part is, without a doubt, top notch.
- Processor: Intel Core i3 ou AMD FX-6300
- RAM: 4GB
- Video: VIDIA GeForce GTX 660
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Warfarme is an online action game with top quality graphics, but it doesn't require a super PC to run. Here we control a soldier who, throughout the game, improves his armor (called Warframe), including more and more tools and utilities. The game has a space theme divided into missions, in which we explore the solar system defeating powerful bosses, looting items, assembling teams with other players, etc. Undoubtedly one of the highest quality games you can play on your mid-range PC.
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo e6400 or AMD Athlon x64 4000+
- RAM: 4GB
- Video: Any DirectX 11 compatible
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13. Eternal Return: Black Survival
Eternal Return: Black Survival is a game still in early access but it promises a lot. It's a bold mix of MOBA and battle royale that uses an anime theme similar to that of Japanese RPGs. So far the game has 22 characters and matches can take place between up to 18 players! Unlike other MOBAs, here it is necessary to battle against multiple teams (just like in battle royales). Another interesting novelty to the MOBA genre are the contemporary elements present in the games such as paved streets, cars, helicopters and firearms.
- Processor: Intel Core i3 or AMD FX-4350
- RAM: 4GB
- Video: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 or ATI Radeon HD 7700
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MONOLISK is a very simple game, but extremely fun and addictive. It's a hack and slash RPG where you just have to explore endless dungeons, defeat monsters and loot items. Nothing else. The game also has a dungeon generator for you to create your own and share with other players, or even play in theirs. To complete the addiction factor, the game has a collection of creature cards for you to collect as you complete more and more dungeons.
- Processor: Dual Core
- RAM: 4GB
- Video: Any 1GB DirectX 10+ compatible
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War Thunder is an MMO in which you don't control a character, but several war vehicles such as tanks, ships and planes. As you progress, you can unlock new skills and equipment for your machine. The game has more than 100 maps and almost 2000 customizable vehicles. The difference, however, is the cross-play support that allows players from different platforms to face each other on the battlefield.
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