We have had an incredible year for gaming in 2023. If your computer can’t handle high-end games like Baldur’s Gate 3 or Lies of P, don’t worry. There are plenty of great games that don’t require a high-end rig to play and are significantly cheaper than new AAA games. Here are some picks.
Pizza Tower is a unique fusion of 90s cartoons and twitchy platformers. The game has Sonic’s pace, Wario’s forms, and bangin’ tunes.
Book of Hours is a management sim and a crafting-focused RPG. You manage an occult library, restoring each room, and exploring its tomes.
The Last Spell is a tower defense grid-based strategy game. You defend a city from an unending horde of undead monsters.
Dave the Diver has you exploring the ocean, serving up your catch, and playing mini-games.
The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood is about telling the future with tarot cards on an asteroid prison.
Cardboard Town is a city-builder game with a card-based interface that simplifies resource management and spatial planning.
Typecast makes typing fun and finally banishes the specter of Mavis Beacon. It mixes 2D combat with fast-paced typing.
Sea of Stars is a 2D RPG reminiscent of the Super Nintendo days, with a focus on combo attacks and orchestral music.
Cassette Beasts is a monster-fighting RPG where you travel the world with a magic cassette player, powering up musical monsters.
All these games provide a fantastic gaming experience without needing a high-end computer. Be sure to check them out if you’re looking for enjoyable, low-power games.