Weak PC Games: The 30 Best Lightweight Games in 2022

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Low PC games don't have to be old or have outdated graphics. Our list brings together 30 very light games that run on virtually any computer.

The most they require is 2GB of RAM and some free space on your machine. There are shooting games, RPG, strategy, survival and much more. Check out!

Among Us

The story of the survival game Among Us takes place on a space mission, in which one of the astronauts was exchanged for an alien. As a crew member, your duty will be to discover the imposter, meeting with the other players to reach a decision. In addition, he must continue fulfilling all the tasks required on the ship.



If you act as the imposter, your objective will be to kill all the participants, while accusing the innocent. It is possible to play online with up to 10 people, with the option to create private rooms for games between friends only.

  • Among Us (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 SP1 or higher
  • Processor: Support for the SSE2 instruction set
  • Memory: 1 GB of RAM
  • Storage: 250 MB free space

Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is an open world roleplaying game where your main objective is to recover a farm inherited from your grandfather. For this, you must learn to care for animals, crops and even how to handle agricultural machinery.

The game brings together five maps and numerous possibilities. If the rural style doesn't suit you, you can take your farmer to the city to socialize with more than 30 residents, meet the love of his life and, who knows, start a family.



  • Stardew Valley (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows Vista or higher
  • Processor: 2 Ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB of RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB of available space
  • Video Card: 256 MB of memory

Hotline Miami

Hotline Miami Official Announcement Trailer

Hotline Miami is a disturbing top-down action game that takes a toll on players. Set in Miami in 1989, your mission is to eliminate enemies in the most brutal way possible.

Whether it's a straight shot, a hot oil bath, or smashing your head in with a baseball bat. There are 35 types of weapons available.

But it's not just. When the slaughter is over, you'll have to return to the scene to account for the damage. All accompanied by a praised soundtrack, which makes the atmosphere even more tense and hallucinating.

  • Hotline Miami (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Processor: 1.2GHz
  • Memory: 512MB of RAM
  • Storage: 250 MB free space
  • Video Card: DirectX 8 compatible with at least 32 MB of memory

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a card game where your goal is to build the best deck possible. For that, you must cast spells, participate in disputes with opponents and, who knows, become a master in 10 hero classes.


The game brings together 9 different game modes. Depending on which you choose, you can play in player-versus-player, player-versus-machine, or co-op styles.


  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (free): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Processador: Intel Pentium D, AMD Athlon 64 X2 ou equivalente
  • Memory: 2 GB of RAM
  • Video Card: GeForce 6800 (256 MB) or ATI Radeon X1600 Pro
  • Storage: 3 GB of free space

Cuphead

Cuphead Launch Trailer | Xbox One | Windows 10 | Steam | GOG

Cuphead is a run and gun style action game in which the characters have to face a series of challenges in order not to lose their souls to the devil. In this 2D game with horizontal orientation, you have to pass the bosses to move on.

The game stands out for its classic look, which refers to the cartoons of the 1930s. The look was recreated using the same techniques of the past, with hand-drawn strokes and colored with watercolor.

  • Cuphead (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or higher
  • Processador: Intel Core2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz ou AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz
  • Memory: 3 GB of RAM
  • Video Card: Geforce 9600 GT or AMD HD 3870 512MB
  • Storage: 4 GB available space

Chain Reaction


Chain Reaction is an addictive online game where your only mission is to cause chain reactions. In each round, you will need to reach a certain number of circles, but for that, you will only have one chance.

Therefore, you should think carefully about where to click and position the circle, which resembles a magnetic field and starts the sequence of reactions. The smaller spheres that touch it expand, creating new fields. If you get the indicated amount, you move on to the next round.


  • Chain Reaction (free): web

RimWorld

RimWorld is a base building game that lets you create complex stories that yield hours of gameplay. It all starts with the arrival of colonists to an alien planet. Every action or decision you make can completely change the fate of your colony.

Each character has their strengths and weaknesses, and the way they lead can also define a lot in the game. You still have to deal with external factors like pirate attacks, storms, disease and more.

The variants are huge and can lead them to create a colony of cannibals, religious fanatics or nomads. Or, simply, fight to survive while developing a means of transport to escape the scene.

  • RimWorld (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or higher
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB free space
  • Video Card: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or other Pixel Shader 4.0 compatible model

Into the Breach

Into the Breach is a turn-based strategy game in which your objective is to save humans from an alien attack. These gigantic outsiders breed underground. To fight them, players take control of powerful mechs from the future.

On 8x8 grid maps, you'll need to devise the right strategies, anticipate enemy attacks and protect cities. Be aware: losing is not an option!

  • Into the Breach (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or higher
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB of RAM
  • Video Card: Must support OpenGL 2.1 or higher, Intel HD 3000 or higher.
  • Storage: 400 MB of available space

Papers, Please

In Paper, Please, you take on the role of an admissions inspector from the fictional country of Arstotzka. When working on the frontier of this communist nation that has just emerged from a war, you need to be aware of who enters and who leaves.

To do so, it will only have citizens' passports and an ineffective investigation system at hand. Which means that it will also depend on your own intuition to decide the destinations of potential visitors and immigrants.

Among good people, terrorists, smugglers and spies may be hiding. It's up to you to admit them, refuse them or arrest them. Do your job well, otherwise your family will be in dire need.

  • Papers, Please (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Processor: 1.5GHz Core2Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 100 MB free space
  • Video Card: OpenGL 1.4 or higher

EGGNOGG+

Another option for those who enjoy games with a retro look, EGGNOGG+ is a free parody of the game NIDHOGG. In this 8-Bit style arcade, the player will have to face sword duels or run away to achieve their goals.

Stab your rival, exchange punches and kicks and throw your sword in style to hit where you want. But you'll also have to face other challenges, like jumping over spike-filled holes and fighting monsters to get your way.

  • EGGNOGG+ (free, but user can donate whatever amount they want): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Storage: 700 KB of free space

Brawlhalla

Brawlhalla is a 2D multiplayer fighting game that supports up to 8 people simultaneously, either locally or online. Your mission is to help the greatest warriors in history prove that they are the best.

The player has 50 legends available, with unique moves and powerful weapons. There are 1-vs-1, 2-vs-2, 4-on-death-style combat options and much more. Not to mention the 20 game modes available.

  • Brawlhalla (free): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Memory: 2 GB of RAM
  • Storage: 800 MB of available space

pandemic 2

In Pandemic 2, your mission is to destroy humanity by spreading a virus, bacteria or parasite around the world. It is possible to choose the forms, symptoms and characteristics of the transmitter. With a map in his hands, he can observe the spread of the disease across the planet.

It should also prevent the creation of the cure by scientists, while trying to release more resistant versions of the vector. There are two game options available: the realistic one, with a longer and more intense campaign, and the relaxed one, with a shorter and less in-depth game.

  • pandemic 2 (free): web

Do not starve

With an original and dark aesthetic, Don't Starve tells the story of a scientist trapped in a mysterious world. Like any good survival game, his mission is to help you face the dangers of the place.

In addition, you will need to explore the place in search of food and other supplies to survive and, who knows, find your way home. Without any help or instruction, your goal is to try not to die.

  • Do not starve (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB free space
  • Video Card: Radeon HD5450 or better with 256 MB of memory or more

Portal 2

Portal 2 is a puzzle game that must be solved from portals that defy the laws of physics. Your mission is to traverse rooms using an experimental portal creation device.

To make your life even more complicated, your character is led by a mad and power-hungry artificial intelligence system. The game offers a single-player campaign, as well as a two-player multiplayer mode, online or local with shared screen.

  • Portal 2 (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Processador: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 ou AMD64X2
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Video Card: Must be 128MB or more and support Pixel Shader 2.0b
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

Running with rifles

Running with Rifles is an open world shooter with RPG elements. Ally with one of the armies and take up arms to face battles in cities, trenches and forests. You need to choose the right tactics to help frontline soldiers stay in combat.

The top-down shutter style game offers single player or online multiplayer game mode with support for up to 40 players. In the beginning, you can only control one character. But as it evolves, it gains control of more men and access to new weapons.

  • Running with rifles (paid, but offers free trial): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz Dual Core or better
  • Memory: 2 GB of RAM
  • Video Card: NVidia Geforce 6600, ATI x800, Intel HD3000 or equivalent with 256 MB
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Quick Draw with Google

The game Quick Draw with Google is called Quick Draw in Portuguese. In it, you have just 20 seconds to draw, while the company's artificial intelligence technology tries to guess what it is.

The game uses scribbles from other users as a basis to understand yours. Despite being fun, the game is taken seriously by the company. Each new content teaches the neural network and contributes to the design database.

  • Quick Draw with Google: Web

Euro Truck Simulator

Euro Truck Simulator lets you know what it's like to be a truck driver across Europe. To make the experience as realistic as possible, the truck models have been faithfully reproduced, as have the roads, maps and environments.

The game makes you feel right inside a vehicle. You can turn on the headlights, windshield wipers, check the fuel level and much more.

Enjoy the trip, but not too much. After all, it is necessary to deliver the goods on time.

  • Euro Truck Simulator (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB of RAM
  • Video Card: Must be 256MB or more
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Mirror Isles

Mirror Isles is an online logical thinking game with a retro look that looks simple but isn't. In this inverted puzzle style game, the user needs to move from one island to another to reach point X.

To reach the objective, you'll have to use magic mirrors and switch places with your own reflection. The title offers 22 levels of difficulty, which can be quite challenging.

  • Mirror Isles (free): web

Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45

Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 is a first-person shooter set in World War II. You will play a soldier of the Russian Front and you will be able to act in hand-to-hand combat or in war vehicles. There are more than 30 real infantry weapons, from bayonets to cannons, and 16 armored cars.

The title was developed with the proposal to be as close to reality as possible. Therefore, it includes realistic projectile ballistics, as well as the sights and sound system, based on the opponent's distance.

  • Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz
  • Memory: 512MB of RAM
  • Video Card: Must be 64MB or more
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

8BitMMO

8BitMMO is a sandbox-style game with the universe entirely made by the players. It is possible to build houses, buildings or simply an entire city, of which you can be the mayor.

But this game with a retro 8-bit look doesn't just live from constructions. Fighting enemies and even getting into battles against other players are also part of the game. If you want, you can customize your character with clothes, accessories, change the skin tone, among other features.

  • 8BitMMO (free): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP
  • Memory: 2 GB of RAM
  • Network: Broadband internet connection
  • Storage: 200 MB of available space

FTL: Faster than Light

FTL: Faster than Light is a simulator in which the player takes command of a spaceship on a mission to save the galaxy. More than hitting the target, the important thing is to choose the right strategy.

Coordinate the crew, direct the weapons and make improvements to the vehicle using alien technologies. In addition to armed clashes, there are also text conflicts, in which you will need to make the best decision in the heat of emotion.

  • FTL: Faster than Light (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB of RAM
  • Video Card: Must be 128 MB
  • Storage: 175 MB available space

1982

1982 is a retro game that brings together the best of arcade style. In all, there are 50 levels of progressive difficulty, in which you need to be agile to eliminate threats and not be defeated.

Each enemy eliminated earns one point. Depending on the opponent, you can earn additional coins and bonuses. If you prefer, you can choose the game modes Survivor (and see how many points you get in a life) or Time Attack (in which you must score as many points in 3 minutes).

  • 1982 (free): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Processor: 1GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB
  • Video Card: Pixel Shader 2.0 and Vertex Shader 2.0
  • Storage: 15 MB free space

Door Kickers

Door Kickers - Launch Trailer

Door Kickers is a real-time strategy game in which the player takes on the role of commander of an elite counter-terrorist squad. With an aerial view of the operating sites, you'll have to protect yourself and your team, defining routes, choosing equipment and coordinating your soldiers.

In this game, you have to be ready to improvise, because surprises appear along the way. There are more than 100 missions, which take place in 7 scenarios that promise a lot of emotion, in single player mode and online cooperative multiplayer with two players.

  • Door Kickers (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP SP3
  • Processor: Intel Pentium IV 2.6 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB of RAM
  • Video card: any with OpenGL 2.0 support
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2 is an award-winning first-person shooter where your mission is to save the world. The not optimistic scenario is an Earth invaded by aliens, with scarce resources and the human population being annihilated.

As scientist Gordon Freeman, you start the adventure with just a crowbar. But along the way, you'll be able to acquire powerful weapons, ranging from pistols to grenades.

In addition to the graphics, the game stands out for its realistic physics, quality sound and an artificial intelligence system that influences strategy.

  • Half-Life 2 (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Processor: 1.7 Ghz
  • Memory: 512MB of RAM
  • Video card: DirectX 8.1 level
  • Storage: 6.5 GB available space

StopotS

StopotS is the online version of the game known as stop or adedenha. The user needs to find words that begin with the letter selected by the system as quickly as possible.

It is possible to play against anonymous or set up private rooms to have fun with friends. In this case, you'll be able to define the rules, letters that shouldn't be drawn, numbers of rounds, word categories and much more.

  • StopotS (free): web

Doom 3

Doom 3 is a first-person shooter in the survival horror genre. The game's story takes place in the future of 2145, when a Mars Research Facility discovers that Martians have been able to develop teleportation technology.

The scientific experiment ends up opening a portal to hell and out of it, terrifying monsters and aliens emerge, which must be eliminated. To survive in this inhospitable environment, you have weapons, invisibility power, armor and much more.

  • Doom 3 (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Pentium 4, Athlon XP 1600 or equivalent
  • Memory: 384MB of RAM
  • Video Card: GeForce FX 5200 Radeon 7000 or equivalent with 64GB
  • Storage: 2.2 GB available space

Rogue legacy

As the title implies, Rogue Legacy is a rogue-like game. Every time your character dies, it is replaced by a child. The offspring are even stronger and have unique characteristics and abilities.

Your objective is to explore a dungeon and defeat the bosses, using swords or magic. While checking the location, characters can collect gold. The riches are passed on to subsequent generations, and can be used to make improvements to the castle.

  • Rogue legacy (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB of RAM
  • Video Card: X1950 Pro, 7900 GT
  • Storage: 400 MB of available space

Braid

Braid is a platform game in which the main character needs to rescue a kidnapped princess. The game stands out for offering an unusual chronology in each of the worlds.

It is possible to go back in time and escape death, live parallel realities, change the rhythm, among others. With a "different" look, the title promises to please fans of retro-style games.

  • Braid (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz
  • Memory: 768MB of RAM
  • Video Card: Compatible with Pixel Shader 2.0
  • Storage: 200 MB of available space

Untitled Goose Game

Untitled Goose Game - Two-player trailer - Out now!

Untitled Goose Game is a fun game where the player takes on the role of a terrible goose loose in the city. The bird hates everyone and causes chaos wherever it arrives, whether in the backyards of the houses or in the local stores.

You can steal items, prank, croak (there's a button just for that) and do whatever it takes to end the villagers' day. The title has the option of individual or local cooperative play, with two players.

  • Untitled Goose Game (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 (64-bit) or higher
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Video Card: DX10 Video Card (Shader Model 4)

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

In this action game, your objective is to steal cars to participate in missions. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the fifth title in the GTA franchise and brings the story of CJ, who, after five years, returns to the region that gives the game its name.

His mother was murdered and his friends aren't going in the right direction. To make matters worse, two police officers set up your character to be accused of a crime he didn't commit. You'll need to put in the effort, helping him keep his family safe and regain control of the situation.

  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (paid): Windows

Minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher
  • Processador: 1Ghz Pentium III ou AMD Athlon
  • Memory: 256MB of RAM
  • Video Card: Must be 64 MB or more (equivalent to Geforce 3 or higher)
  • Storage: 3.6 GB available space

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