Everyone loves video games. They are not only fun to play but also a great way to kill time. Sometimes we can even learn a thing or two by playing games. And PCs are a great way to enjoy such games. Today, the world is infested with cutting-edge technology. Hence, video games have also evolved. However, we are not here to discuss what’s new in gaming. Even today, millions of people own an old or low-spec PC. What can they do to enjoy video games? Well, one solution is to run games that are light on resources. As such, we are presenting a list of games that do not need a specialized graphics card and can run even on 4 GB RAM.
The first game on our list is an open-world adventure genre that offers a unique narrative. At its release, the game earned rave reviews from critics. It was released in early June 2009. Radical Entertainment developed it, and Activision was behind its publication. The game takes place in a pandemic-ridden Manhattan where a guy, named Alex Mercer woke up without any memories. With amazing shape-shifting abilities and other powers, he could gain access to their memories while leaving behind his own. Prototype is one of the best Activision games ever.
DOTA is a classic MOBA (Multiple Online Battle Arena) series that has redefined the genre forever. It is a Valve production that was released back in 2013 for multiple platforms. The game is popular as daily millions of users get online to choose from over a hundred heroes to deck it out in a 5v5 setting. Owing to its popularity, the game is also a successful e-sport. And the best of all is its pricing. While the game is only available to be downloaded from Steam, it is completely free to play. As for system specifications, the game only requires 4 GB of RAM and around 15 GB of free hard disk space.
Battlefield 3 is a fast-paced first-person shooter that became popular owing to the success of its predecessor. The game was developed by DICE and published by EA in the year 2011. It has a military background where players have to engage in campaigns and have absolute freedom over warfare. The game also features a multiplayer mode where users can have fun with friends. Battlefield 3 was also available for pre-order and enjoyed over a million bookings. Furthermore, its stunning graphics also contributed to the game’s success.
Another entry on the list is Hitman Absolution, which is also part of a famous franchise. The game is different from others as players do not engage in gunfights. Rather, they have to stay stealthy and sneak around to perform killings as an assassin. The puzzle-solving element alongside a thrilling storyline, made the game stand out. The game was developed in 2012 by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix. Furthermore, it was the fifth installment in the franchise and was a direct sequel to the 2006 Hitman Blood Money.
The game is a reimagining of the original 1996 Tomb Rider. The Lara Croft adventure was released to commemorate the title’s tenth anniversary. While we agree that the game was not a commercial success, it is still mentioned here because it is a well-made game that has better graphics and play style. The game was co-developed by Crystal Dynamics and Buzz Monkey Software and published by Eidos Interactive in 2007. The game setting is of an adventurer who ventures out in the wilderness to find legendary treasures.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, or CS: GO as it is fondly known, is another era-defining game that changes multiplayer FPS for the better. It is a fast-paced game where two teams fight one another to gain supremacy. The game is also a popular e-sport and has a following of millions. The game was developed by Valve, which is responsible for many popular titles. The great thing about the title is that it isn’t resource intensive. Hence, people can enjoy it on a 4 GB RAM PC.
Max Payne is a classic game that was co-developed by Rockstar Games and Remedy Entertainment and published by Gathering of Developers in 2001. Although the game didn’t feature an open-world setting, it got popular due to its gritty storyline and tight third-person shooter gameplay. The game follows the story of Max Payne, an undercover cop being framed for murder. Yes, the game is restricted to the narrative was a drawback, but it still had a cult following. Thus, making it a suitable choice for a 4 GB RAM PC.
Assassin’s Creed II is part of a famous trilogy that has rocked the gaming world since its initial release in 2009. The game is set during the Italy Renaissance period. It showcases the journey of the protagonist, Ezio, from a common citizen to a highly skilled assassin. Although the game takes inspiration from history, it is pure fiction and immensely enjoyable. The epic adventure saga was developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is set in an open world, and players enjoy enough freedom to pursue their choices.
Fry Cry, yet another gem that ushered a classic game series, was first launched on PC in 2004. The game was so popular that it sold more than 2.4 million copies to date. Although the game narrative is old, the gameplay itself is fine enough to get a place on our list. The game was developed by Crytek and published by Ubisoft. The first-person shooter combined with an open-world setting and a compelling storyline is behind the success of the game.
GTA or Grand Theft Auto is a name most games must have heard at least once. Today, GTA has become a huge franchise with millions of players. The first game of the series debuted back in 1970, but it was Vice City that actually put the game on the radar. The franchise is also amongst the all-time bestselling games ever. When released, the game broke all records by selling over half a million copies just within 24 hours of its release, making it one of the fastest-selling games in history. The game setting explores a fictitious Miami City and its gang war. GTA Vice City was first released in 2002 and was developed and published by Rockstar Games. The game is the sequel to GTA 3 and the fourth entry in the franchise.