Best low-end PC Games that will blow your mind!

The advancing hardware and technology have made it possible for the games to look better & better each passing year. The evolving graphics have increased the standard hardware requirements to play modern titles. If you own a Low-end pc and are looking to play some great games then you have come to the right place. Here, we have listed some of the best PC games that you can play on your low-end PC / Laptop

If someone asks me what true desire implies to a low-spec-budget gamer’s picture appears right in front of my eyes. No one ever craves for anything as much as a gamer does for games, especially a low-spec gamer watching gameplay videos of modern games on his potato PC and wishing that maybe he could experience the same. I myself have gone through that back in the days, playing games on an intel i3 duo core wasn’t a great experience but it was a thrilling one as I would head out on the hunt to find good games that were playable on a low-end PC and the satisfaction that would bring was unmatched. I have shared some of the games that provided me with some explicit experiences even on a Low-end PC.

Specs tested on-

  • Processor-intel core i3 5th gen
  • GPU-intel HD 5500
  • 4GB ram

All the games have been tested on the above specs we have also listed the frame rate and performance you can expect from them on a similar system!

Important! – Refer to this guide to improve the performance of your Low-end PC/Laptop.

Having a low-end PC shouldn’t limit your gaming experiences, we have listed some amazing single-player games that are playable on a low-end pc.

The Best Games for you

  1. Batman Arkham City/Arkham Asylum
  2. Prototype 1 & 2
  3. Deadpool
  4. Farcry 1/2/3
  5. Assassins Creed 2/3/Rogue/Blackflag.
  6. Call of Duty Moder Warfare 1/2/3
  7. Bully
  8. Bioshock 1/2/infinite
  9. Max Payne 3
  10. The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim

Batman Arkham Asylum/Arkham City

Batman Game Poster

The Batman Arkham trilogy was one of the games I was most excited about buying when I first got my Laptop. After watching gameplay videos for hours I was pumped up about jumping into my bat-suit and saving Gotham. Arkham City came out back in 2011 and it still holds up as one of the best superhero games ever made! The Game features highly well-polished combat and an open world. The puzzles are interesting and give a rewarding experience upon completion.

You fly around Gotham city solving crimes and putting all the petty crimes to death as the dark knight what more can you as for? The missions and level design are extremely engaging with some of the best boss fights ever seen in a superhero game.

The Arkham games feature a great storyline with iconic DC villains like the Joker, Harley Quinn, Penguin and the Riddler making up for a perfect pair of games you can play on a low-end PC.

Batman Arkham Asylum/Arkham City Performance and benchmarks-

GameRecommended SettingsFPS
Batman Arkham AsylumLow720p30-45
Batman Arkham CityLow720p25-45
Batman Arkham City & Asylum Benchmarks

Prototype 2

Prototype game poster.

The 2012 action-adventure open-world game is surely something you must play as a gamer. The ability to shape-shift and steal people’s identities is alone enough to sell you into playing this game. In addition to complete flexibility to who you can change into the game provides you with super-natural abilities like flying and tendrils which allow you to smash objects and dismember enemies

The game makes you feel like a total boss with extreme powers and freedom. The sequel to the already great 2009 game adds more features and builds on the already intriguing world. The combat of the game is highly free flowing and the ability to shapeshift adds a tactical touch to the game, how the NPCs react to you depends on the person’s identity you have stolen. for example, if you shapeshift into a soldier the NPCs around you will react to him in a way that shows that they want nothing to do with him.

A great storyline which picks up from where the previous game left with a unique and refreshing game design is surely something worth trying.

Prototype 2 Performance and benchmarks-

GameRecommended SettingsFPS
Prototype 1Low720p25+
Prototype 2Low720p20-35
Prototype 1&2 Benchmarks


Deadpool game poster

An Action-packed hack & slash third-person shooter game where you slice through enemies with explicit animations and combat while you verbally interact with Deadpool! Take my money! The game features an action and humour adventure similar to the other stories based on the character.

As Deadpool you have access to his Katana blades, Guns and even a hammer to smash some skulls and a range of other weapons as you progress through the game. The game also features a teleportation mechanic to dodge enemy attacks to complete the fast-paced combat package.

In addition to the engaging combat, the game gets even better with hilarious Deadpool moments and dialogues. Deadpool’s character is greatly represented with all his characteristics being an integral part of the adventure that embarks upon.

The game works fine on low-end computers with lowered settings below we have shown the performance you can expect.

Deadpool Performance and benchmarks-

GameRecommended SettingsFPS
Deadpool Benchmarks

Farcry 3

Far cry 3 game poster

Ubisoft’s first-person shooter open-world franchise has featured some classics down the road. Thought the recent games have been a slight letdown with repetitive gameplay and story. however, the real life of the series is in the classicFarcry 3. Farcry 3 offers some of the best story mode experiences with some extremely well-created characters and missions.

Exploration, surprises, action and thrill await you in the first-person open-world game set at the fictional Rook Island. The best part about the game lies in the story and the iconic villain ‘Vas’ who makes the game even better with a charm of his own.

The game brings fresh additions to the series and is arguably the most innovative and exciting jump from a previous FarCry game. FarCry 3 introduced iconic mechanics like paragliding, parachuting and wingsuits but what made the game more enjoyable was the extremely intriguing storyline and an amazingly created interactive world

The first games 2 are also playable but since I didn’t play them myself I cannot provide an accurate opinion!

Farcry 2/3 Performance and benchmarks-

GameRecommended SettingsFPS
Farcry 2Low720p30+
Farcry 3Low720p25+
Farcry 1&2 Benchmarks

Assassins Creed 2/3/Rogue/Blackflag

Assassins creed 3

Another Openworld Ubisoft franchise with some unique and exciting features. Parkour around buildings, Unique stealth combat and an experience of a true assassin. The lore of each game is similar to some extent but various settings in places like me Boston, New York, Havana and more make the environment of the games different and worth exploring.

As you progress in the game more skills and weapons are unlocked making you more brutal and strong. The traversal and free roam in an Assasins creed world can be an amazingly satisfying experience as you jump around the buildings slitting throats and assassinating the crowd of enemies.

Assassins Creed 2/3/Rogue/Blackflag Performance and benchmarks-

Assassins Creed 2Low720p30+
Assassins Creed 3Low720p30+
Assassins Creed RogueLow720p28-35
Assassins Creed BlackflagLow720p20+
Assassins Creed 2/3/Rogue/Blackflag

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Trilogy

Cod Mw 2

Peak Call of Duty years with arguably the best single-player first-person shooter gaming experience. The Moderwarfare trilogy features a wholesome storyline throughout the 3 games. The characters really grow into you making their death feel emotional and the revenge all the more satisfactory. The greatly immersive level designs are one of the best parts of the iconic COD Modern Warfare series.

More weapons and attachments are added into the sequels though the experience and the story continue at a good pace giving thrill, goosebumps and satisfaction. Iconic missions like ‘All ghillied up’ and ‘No Russian’ represent the prime Call of Duty experience and are one of the best games first-person shooter enthusiasts should play.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare trilogy 1/2/3 Performance and benchmarks-

GameRecommended SettingsFPS
COD MWLow-Medium 720p55-60
COD MW2Low-Medium 720p45+
COD MW3Low720p40+
Call of Duty Modern warfare 1/2/3 Benchmarks


Bully game poster

A Rockstar classic with some memorable and iconic experiences a game has ever provided. The phrase ‘high school simulator’ perfectly sums up the game. You play as Jimmy and try to survive through the Bullworth academy, the toughest school in the country and grow popular in different communities of the Bullworth academy like the ‘nerds’, and ‘bullies’.

The game allows you to either progress with the story or explores high school life by interacting with your friends or messing around with the prefects. The story of the game revolves around being the coolest and most badass teen in the toughest school in the country. The intriguing levels and relatable missions are a core part of the game and do a great job bringing your high school days back to you.

Bully Performance and benchmarks-

GameRecommended SettingsFPS
Bully Benchmark

Bioshock 1/2/Infinite

Bioshock cover

The Bioshock franchise needs no introduction, winning several awards and 10/10 ratings by various review publications. A classic first-person shooter set in fantasy worlds like the underwater city of Rupture and the Airborne city in Bioshock infinite. The 3 games feature similar core elements and mechanics but the story stands out in each.

The magical and superpower aspect of the game differentiates it from any typical first-person shooter game. As you progress you collect various weapons and plasmids as your work your way through the forces of enemies. The player can switch between one active weapon and one active plasmid at any time, allowing them to find combination attacks that can be effective against certain enemies

Bioshock 1/2/Infinite Performance and benchmarks-

GameRecommended SettingsFPS
Bioshock 1 RemasteredLow720p50+
Bioshock 2Low720p50+
Bioshock InfiniteLow720p30+

Max Payne 3

Max Payne 3 game cover

The classic third-person shooter series from Rockstar is well known for its great shooting mechanics and interactive storyline.  Nine years after the events of the second game, Max finds work as a private security contractor in São PauloBrazil, but becomes entangled in a quest filled with death and betrayal. 

Max Payne 3 introduces tons of new mechanics taking the already great gameplay to a whole new level. Bullet-time is introduced to see every bullet strike the enemy in detail. In addition to this, a ‘Last stand mechanic’ is introduced granting players a grace period when health is fully depleted that allows the player to kill the enemy that last wounded them in order to remain alive, so long as the player has at least one recovery item. A cover system is also introduced making the game more tactical and interactive.

Performance and benchmarks-

GameRecommended SettingsFPS
Max Payne 3Low600p30+

Max Payne 3 Benchmarks

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim

Skyrim Game cover

The Game of the Year 2011 winner! I can’t really make a list about games and not mention Skyrim. One of the best games in the open-world genre with endless exploration and possibilities. Even after years of release Skyrim still holds on as one of the best experiences a game can provide while still providing new content and secrets hidden in the massive world.

The game is set 200 years after the events of Oblivion and takes place in Skyrim. Its main story focuses on the player’s character, the Dragonborn, on their quest to defeat Alduin the World-Eater, a dragon who is prophesied to destroy the world. The game takes exploration and interaction with the world to a whole next level and sets up an epitome for every game in the same genre.

GameRecommended SettingsFPS
Skyrim Benchmarks

These were some of the best low-end PC games you can play without problems easily! Hunting out games as a low-end PC gamer was one of the most exciting things to ever happen to me. Finding optimizations and making windows better took a real toll on me as it was hard to achieve desirable results. I will list more games in the future and being a low-spec gamer shouldn’t stop you as there are many great iconic titles one can enjoy even on a potato PC.

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