List of Low End Games

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For information on gaming on lower end systems, see this page.

The following is a list of games suitable for play on lower specification computers such as older desktop computers, laptops and netbooks. A game is considered for the list if the minimum system requirements permit a single-core or low-powered dual-core processor (e.g. Intel Pentium architecture) and at maximum a GeForce 6-series [or AMD equivalent X-series] GPU. Note that only native game versions for Windows, OS X and Linux are noted in this table, and some games incompatible with modern operating systems will be excluded.

Game Title Released Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements Min./Rec. RAM Hard Disk Space Windows/Mac/Linux
3-D Ultra Lionel Train Town 1999
  • Windows 95, NT 4.0
  • Intel Pentium 120 MHz
  • 1 MB of VRAM
  • DirectX 6.1 compatible
  • Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP
16/32 MB 100 MB free True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Abomination: The Nemesis Project 1999
  • Windows 95
  • 166 MHz processor
  • 2 MB graphics card
  • Windows 95
  • 266 MHz processor
  • 2 MB graphics card
32/64 MB 500 MB free True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Aces of the Galaxy 2008
  • Windows XP/Vista
  • Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or AMD equivalent
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible 128 MB graphics card
  • Windows 7
  • Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or AMD equivalent
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible 128 MB graphics card
512 MB/1 GB 120 MB free True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Age of Empires 1997
  • Windows 95
  • Pentium 90 MHz
  • SVGA video display 1 MB
  • Windows NT
  • Pentium 90 MHz or higher
  • SVGA video display 1 MB
16 MB 80 MB free True icon.svg/True icon.svg/False icon.svg
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings 1999
  • Windows 95
  • 166 MHz processor
  • 2 MB graphics card
  • Windows 98
  • 166 MHz processor or greater
  • 2 MB graphics card or greater
32 MB 300 MB free True icon.svg/True icon.svg/False icon.svg
Age of Empires Online 2011
  • Windows XP SP3
  • 2 GHz dual core
  • 128 MB graphics card
  • Windows Vista/7
  • 2 GHz Dual core
  • 128 MB graphics card or higher
1 GB 2.5 GB free True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Airport Tycoon 2 2003
  • Windows 98
  • Intel Pentium III 600 MHz
  • 32 MB of VRAM
  • DirectX 8.1 compatible
  • Windows ME, 2000, XP
64 MB 500 MB free True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Alien Swarm 2010
  • Windows XP
  • Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
  • GeForce 6600 or AMD X800 128 MB
  • Windows Vista/7
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
  • GeForce 7600 or ATI X1600 128 MB or greater
1/2 GB 2.5 GB free True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Aliens versus Predator 2 2001
  • Windows 98
  • 450 MHz processor
  • 16 MB graphics card
  • Windows 98
  • 450 MHz CPU or greater
  • 16 MB graphics card or greater
128 MB 750 MB free True icon.svg/True icon.svg/False icon.svg
All Zombies Must Die! 2012
  • Windows XP SP3
  • 2.0 GHz single core processor
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible 128 MB graphics card
  • Windows XP SP3
  • 2.0 GHz single core processor or greater
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible 128 MB graphics card
2 GB 256 MB free True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Alliance of Valiant Arms 2008
  • Windows XP
  • Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
  • GeForce 6600 or Radeon X600 128MB
  • Windows Vista/7
  • 3.0 GHz or Dual Core 2.4 GHz, or higher
  • GeForce 7600GT or Radeon HD 2900 256MB
2 GB 1.6 GB free True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Alpha Protocol 2010
  • Windows XP
  • Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
  • GeForce 6800GT or Radeon 1300XT
  • Windows Vista
  • Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or greater
  • GeForce 6800GT or greater or Radeon 1300XT or greater
1 GB (XP) / 2 GB (Vista) 12 GB free True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
American Conquest 2003
  • Windows 98/2000 (Steam version requires XP/Vista/7)
  • Pentium 2 450 MHz (Steam version requires 1.4 GHz CPU)
  • DirectX 8 compatible 64 MB graphics card
  • Windows XP (Steam version requires XP/Vista/7)
  • Pentium 2 450 MHz or greater (Steam version requires 1.4 GHz CPU)
  • DirectX 8 compatible 64 MB graphics card
64/512 MB 1.3 GB free (Steam version requires 3.5 GB) True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Anno 1602: Creation of a New World 1998
  • Windows 95
  • Intel Pentium 100 MHz
  • 2 MB of VRAM
  • DirectX 6 compatible
  • Windows 98
  • Intel Pentium 166 MHz
16/32 MB 120 MB free True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Aquaria 2007
  • Windows 2000
  • 1.8 GHz single core
  • OpenGL compatible graphics card
  • Windows Vista or OS X
  • 1.8 GHz single core
  • OpenGL compatible graphics card
256 MB 225 MB free True icon.svg/True icon.svg/True icon.svg
Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2 1997
  • Windows 95, NT 4.0
  • Intel Pentium 90 MHz
  • SVGA compatible video card
  • Windows 98
12 MB N/A True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Assassin's Creed 2007
  • Windows XP/Vista
  • 2.6 GHz Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
  • DirectX 9 compatible graphics card 256 MB
  • Windows XP/Vista
  • 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
  • DirectX 10 compatible graphics card 256 MB
1 GB (XP) / 2 GB (Vista) 8 GB free True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
AstroPop 2004
  • Windows 98
  • Intel Pentium II 350 MHz
  • SVGA compatible video card
  • Windows ME, 2000, XP
128/256 MB 23 MB free True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Axis & Allies 2004
  • Windows 98
  • Intel Pentium III 1.5 GHz
  • 64 MB of VRAM
  • DirectX 9.0 compatible
  • Windows ME, 2000, XP
  • Intel Pentium IV 2.0 GHz
  • 128 MB of VRAM
256/512 MB 1.4 GB free True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Baldur's Gate 1998
  • Windows 95 (Windows XP for GOG.com version)
  • 166 MHz Pentium
  • DirectX 5 compatible graphics card 2 MB
  • Windows 98 (Windows Vista/7 for GOG.com version)
  • 200 MHz Pentium
  • DirectX 5 compatible graphics card 4 MB
16/32 MB 300 MB free True icon.svg/True icon.svg/False icon.svg
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn 2000
  • Windows 95 (Windows XP for GOG.com version)
  • 200 MHz single core
  • DirectX 5 compatible graphics card 2 MB
  • Windows 98 (Windows Vista/7 for GOG.com version)
  • 266 MHz single core
  • DirectX 5 compatible graphics card 4 MB
32/64 MB 800 MB free True icon.svg/True icon.svg/False icon.svg
Battlefield 1942 2002
  • Windows 98/2000/ME/XP
  • 500 MHz Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon
  • 32 MB graphics card
  • Windows 98/2000/ME/XP
  • 800 MHz Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon
  • 64 MB graphics card
128/256 MB 1.2 GB free True icon.svg/True icon.svg/False icon.svg
Battlefield 2 2005
  • Windows XP
  • 1.7 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP
  • NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 or ATi Radeon 9500 128 MB
  • Windows XP
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP
  • NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 or ATi Radeon 9500 256 MB
512 MB/1 GB 2.3 GB free True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Battlefield Vietnam 2004
  • Windows 98/2000/ME/XP
  • 933 MHz single core
  • DirectX 9 compatible 64 MB graphics card
  • Windows 98/2000/ME/XP
  • 1.2 GHz single core
  • DirectX 9 compatible 64 MB graphics card
256/512 MB 2 GB free True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Battlestations: Midway 2007
  • Windows XP
  • Intel Pentium IV 2.0 GHz
  • AMD Athlon XP 1800+
  • Nvidia GeForce 4 series
  • ATI Radeon 9000
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • Windows Vista
  • Intel Pentium IV 2.5 GHz
  • AMD Athlon XP 2400+
  • Nvidia GeForce 6800 series
  • ATI Radeon X800
512 MB/1 GB 5.5 GB free True icon.svg/True icon.svg/False icon.svg
Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing 2003
  • Windows 98/2000/ME/XP
  • Pentium III 1.0 GHz
  • 3D video card 32 MB
  • Windows 98/2000/ME/XP
  • Pentium III 1.0 GHz
  • 3D video card 32 MB
128 MB 300 MB free True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
BioShock 2007
  • Windows XP
  • 2.4 GHz single core
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible, Shader Model 3.0 128 MB graphics card
  • Windows 7
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 x2
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT (DirectX 9.0c) or NVIDIA GeForce 8600 (DirectX 10) 512 MB
1/2 GB 8 GB free True icon.svg/True icon.svg/False icon.svg
Diablo II 2000
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
  • 233 MHz
  • DirectX compatible card
32/256 MB 650/950 MB free True icon.svg/True icon.svg/False icon.svg
Don't Starve 2013
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • 1.7 GHz
  • Radeon HD 5450 256 MB of VRAM
1 GB 500 MB free True icon.svg/True icon.svg/True icon.svg
Dota 2 2013
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3000+
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6600 256 MB / ATI Radeon X800 GT 256 MB
  • Core 2 Duo E7400 2.80GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+
  • GeForce 8600 GTS 512MB / Radeon HD 2600 Pro
2/4 GB 8+ GB free True icon.svg/True icon.svg/True icon.svg
Max Payne 2001
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • 450 MHz AMD or Intel Processor
  • 16MB Direct3D Compatible Graphics Card
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 or greater
  • 450 MHz AMD or Intel Processor or greater
  • 16MB Direct3D Compatible Graphics Card or greater
96 MB 530MB/830MB True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Max Payne 2 2003
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • 1Ghz PIII/Athlon or 1.2Ghz Celeron/Duron processor
  • 32MB AGP graphics card with hardware transform & lighting support
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 or greater
  • 1Ghz PIII/Athlon or 1.2Ghz Celeron/Duron processor
  • 64MB DirectX 9 compatible AGP graphics card with hardware T&L support
256MB/512MB 1.5 GB True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Need for Speed: Underground 2003
  • Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP
  • Intel Pentium III, AMD Athlon 700 MHz
  • 32MB AGP graphics card with hardware transform & lighting support
256MB 2 GB True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Need for Speed: Underground 2 2004
  • Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP
  • Intel Pentium III 933 MHz
  • 32MB AGP graphics card with hardware transform & lighting support
256 MB 2 GB True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
Psychonauts 2005
  • Windows 98 SE
  • 1.0 GHz Pentium III or AMD Athlon CPU
  • GeForce 3 or Radeon 8500 GPU
  • Windows 2000/XP
  • 2.0 GHz Pentium III or AMD Athlon
  • GeForce 5600 or Radeon 9600
256/512 MB 3.75 GB free True icon.svg/True icon.svg/True icon.svg
Quake III Arena 1999
  • Windows 95 (XP/Vista for Steam version)
  • Pentium 233 MHz
  • 8MB GeForce or Radeon GPU
  • Windows 98/ME (XP/Vista for Steam version)
  • Pentium II 266 MHz
  • 8MB GeForce or Radeon GPU
64 MB 25 MB free (70 MB is recommended) True icon.svg/True icon.svg/False icon.svg
StarCraft: Broodwar 1998
  • Windows 95
  • Pentium 90 MHz
  • DirectX compatible graphics card
  • Windows 98/NT
  • Pentium 90 MHz or higher
  • DirectX compatible graphics card
16 MB 80 MB free True icon.svg/True icon.svg/False icon.svg
The Binding of Isaac 2011
  • Windows XP
  • 2.5 GHz single core
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
  • Windows XP
  • 2.5 GHz single core
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
1 GB 50 MB free True icon.svg/True icon.svg/True icon.svg
The I of the Dragon 2004
  • Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP
  • Intel or AMD Single Core CPU
  • DirectX 9 compatible
  • Windows XP
  • Intel or AMD Dual Core CPU
  • Shader 3.0 or higher
2GB/4GB 1GB True icon.svg/False icon.svg/False icon.svg
VVVVVV 2010
  • Windows XP or Leopard 10.5.8
  • 2 GHz single core
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
  • Windows XP or Leopard 10.5.8
  • 2 GHz single core
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
256 MB 42 MB free True icon.svg/True icon.svg/True icon.svg