10 Best lightweight games for weak PC

Playing games like The Witcher 3 and Forza Horizon 4 with all configurations at maximum is the ideal world for any gamer. However, the wallet does not always follow the dream. But of course you can not go without playing, so the following list brings 10 lightweight PC games that promise to amuse even with a much older machine.

10. Torchlight II

Torchlight II is that kind of game that some say runs up in toaster. Launched in 2012 by Runic Games, the RPG drank liters of the Diablo source and brings a gameplay with isometric vision, that is, the camera always high – giving a general notion of the map. Like the Blizzard title, Torchlight II allows you to choose your character’s class, weapons, armor, pets, and so on. The game can be purchased by Steam and also has a free demo version.

Torchlight II – Minimum requirements

  • OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 1.7GB (may vary)
  • Video card: DirectX compatible with 3D graphics (256MB)

9. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Binding of Isaac can be summed up as a pretty weird game, but it’s lightweight. So much so that there are versions for PCs, cell phones, consoles, laptops and what else make up with screen. Launched in 2014, the game is an action RPG with randomly generated shooter elements and phases. You control Isaac, a baby (or child, you can not define well) who escapes being sacrificed by his own mother, who says she heard a call from God for it (she said it was weird). You should then find treasures that will give you special powers to deal with bizarre creatures as you try to survive.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth – Minimum requirements

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 449 MB
  • Video card: onboard

8. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

Shovel Knight is an independent game that has fallen on the public thanks for bringing an 8-bit visual and old school gameplay, in good NES style. In the game, released in 2014, you control a knight who has the honor of wielding the Shovel Blade in the fight against the terrible knights of the Order without Mercy. In 2D platform style, the idea is to run, jump and kill enemies. Very classic indeed and yet another title that runs “even in toaster”.

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove – Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP SP2
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 250 MB
  • Video Card: Intel Core HD Graphics (512MB)

7. Civilization V

The Civilization series is already well-known and loved by the turn-based strategy fans. This fifth edition, launched in 2010, takes the player to test their ability to manage resources to become the great ruler of the world. For this, it is necessary to exercise its diplomacy with other civilizations, discover new technologies and also face the greatest leaders in history.

Civilization V – Minimum requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Video card: ATI HD2600 XT (256MB) or better, nVidia 7900 GS (256MB) or better

6. Minecraft

Life as a block, or several of them being Minecraft. The game that today is under the care of Microsoft, may seem very ugly at first, but it enchants with the passage of time. Not so much by the visual, but by the innumerable possibilities of creation of personages and worlds. There are people who assemble teams only to architect entire cities in the game. Having patience, this is a title that will greatly stimulate your creativity.

Minecraft – Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 80MB (but may vary by game version)
  • Video Card: Direct 3D (128MB)

5. Left 4 Dead

Almost everyone who uses Steam already has this game, developed by Valve, but if you still do not have the good news is that it lives in promotion on the platform. Left 4 Dead, released in 2008, succeeds and amuses even today by placing four survivors of a zombie apocalypse in the worst possible situations as it tries to escape from undead hordes. The great attraction here is being able to play cooperative online to fulfill the missions. Who has never, by accident, caught the attention of a Witch at the wrong time throwing the first stone.

Left 4 Dead – Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 32/64-bit/Vista 32/64/XP
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 7.5GB (minimum)
  • Video card: ATI 9600, NVidia 6600, or better

4. Portal 2

“By science” you need to solve countless puzzles (many of them deadly), created by the super-intelligence GLaDOS, the highly charismatic villain of Portal 2. Using a “portal gun” you need to discover the puzzles of each chamber to try to find a way to escape this concentration camp of infinite tests. This is another Valve game that is always on Steam promotion, in case you do not already have it. Worth it.

Portal 2 – Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Video card: ATI Radeon X800 or better, NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or better

3. Borderlands

Released in 2009 and developed by Gearbox Software, Borderlands is an insane journey into a post apocalyptic future, well in Mad Max style. With a unique visual style, the action game with elements of RPG is a great request to play with friends. Explore a vast world that despite being destroyed is very rich, kill several highly armed madmen, dispute crazy races, customize your weapons and improve your skills. The idea here is to become Pandora’s great Vault Hunter.

Borderlands – Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP / Vista
  • Memory: 1GB RAM (2GB for Vista)
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Video Card: GeForce 7 series or better, Radeon HD3000 series or better

2. Hearthstone

Hearthstone is a card game that resembles the famous “Magic: The Gathering“. However, Blizzard’s game is much simpler to learn to play – but hard to master. Highly addictive, you collect cards to set up the best decks to tackle the AI of the game, and especially other players online. Currently, it is one of the line-up titles of the company’s esports. It is free, but if you want to increase your collection faster you can buy card packs.

Hearthstone – Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Storage: 3GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT, ATI Radeon HD 2600XT, or higher

1. Cuphead

The huge success of Cuphead was a surprise even for its developers of the MDHR studio. Do not be fooled by the charming cartoon-style look of the 1930s. Platform play can be very frustrating for some players because of their level of difficulty but at the same time highly rewarding for those who can learn the gameplay standards. With the ability to play local co-op, Cuphead is surely a great buy regardless of the power of your PC.

Cuphead – Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 20GB
  • Video card: Geforce 9600 GT or AMD HD 3870 (512MB) or better

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