Best games you can run on a low-performance PC

The world of PC gaming is bigger than on any other platform. Computers have a bigger, vaster gaming environment than Nintendo, Playstation, and Xbox have combined, and this is all due to the massive cult following the platform has, as well as the ability for certain beefy gaming computers to run games at higher quality and frame rates than all the other consoles ever could.

But that’s not what we’re here for. Since computers come in all kinds, shapes and sizes, some home or office PCs aren’t built to run massive HD games (like the infamous Cyberpunk 2077, which was also known as the PC killer due to the immense specifications it needed to run on high graphics settings,) Instead, in this article, we’re going to go through some unmissable games which you could play on pretty much any computer, no matter how crappy, or slow, or even impractical it might be for gaming.

Minecraft

Starting off with one of the biggest, most influential PC games to ever hit the market. The game is 11 years old, and somehow has more players on it today than it ever had before, at a whopping 130 million who played at least once a month in 2020.

Minecraft is a game unlike any other. For those who don’t know what it is, imagine a multiplayer survival sandbox game where your goal is to explore, build, sustain and survive amongst the never-ending world of monsters, or as the game calls them mobs. There’s all kinds of things you can do from battling mobs, crafting tools & weapons from gathered materials, as well as building, farming plants, edibles and livestock, mining, brewing potions,  exploring villages, temples, mineshafts, and even teleporting to other dimensions and fighting unique boss enemies.

If you’re not feeling like having to survive through the game’s hidden storyline and slaying the Ender Dragon, not to worry, you can also play in creative mode to build anything you could possibly imagine, as well as joining online servers to find anything from Factions survival, to epic minigames like Skyblock, Hunger Games, and more!

Garry’s Mod

Garry’s Mod is one of the coolest, most intriguing physics simulators to ever hit the Steam Marketplace. It’s also relatively ancient, having been released in 2006, but also still has a great following to this day.

The game is an open sandbox game where you can do practically anything you could possibly imagine, whether you want to experiment with building props and design your own mechanical machines, playing around with NPC’s, potentially starting a war between them, building a racetrack and racing your friends in it, and much more. GMod is unique because it is based on downloading assets from other popular games from the early 2000’s, and also has an easily accessible workshop filled with millions of mods and dupes which you can add to your game to make it even spicier. You can download all kinds of mods, ranging from special NPCs like Marvel super heroes, to automotive mods that let you drive car models from real life, and even casino mods that allow you to play real table games with your mates as if you were in an actual virtual casino.

The opportunities with Garry’s mod are endless, and the real fun begins when you start experimenting with mods online, with your friends.

 

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