12 Games Like The Witcher 3 For Low-End PCs

games like the Witcher 3 for low-end pcs
Games like The Witcher 3 for low-end PCs

Are you a fan of action-adventure RPGs? If yes, then The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a game you must play if you haven’t already because, since its release in 2015, this game has surpassed all expectations and has truly become one of the best RPGs to have ever been released thanks to its utterly captivating storyline, interesting and engaging characters, grim yet beautiful setting, and much more.

As good as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is, however, it isn’t easy to run, even for gamers with powerful hardware. So if you, like countless others, do not have a PC that has the required system requirements yet to play and experience the iconic The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt game even on the lowest settings, worry not, because there are other good games worth checking out.

Today in this post, we will be sharing with you some of the best games, like The Witcher 3, for low-end PCs, having equally strong storylines and gameplay mechanics that gamers can enjoy without needing to upgrade their systems with the latest hardware and burning a massive hole in their pockets in the process.

So without any more delays, let us jump right into the games list:

1) Titan Quest

Titan Quest
Titan Quest
Developer(s)Iron Lore Entertainment
Publisher(s)THQ, THQ Nordic
Release DateJune 26, 2006
Platform(s)PC, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Titan Quest is a top-down, single-player, action-adventure game set in a pre-Roman world in which players take on the role of a custom-created character who must embark on a quest to take down the massive Titans who have finally escaped their ancient prisons.

In this game, players will take on numerous adversaries and missions during their travels through the treacherous world that will subsequently reward them with valuable experience points that they will be able to spend to not only unlock new skills and abilities but also to enhance their core stats like health, endurance, strength, intelligence, etc.

If fighting mythical beasts while exploring a sprawling open world is your thing, then you will find a lot of similarities between The Witcher 3 and this game.

System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 32 or 64-bit
  • GPU: 128 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series or ATI Radeon X800 series or equivalent
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage Space: 5 GB

2) Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic

Star Wars Knights of The Old Republic
Star Wars Knights of The Old Republic
Developer(s)BioWare, Obsidian Entertainment, Saber Interactive,
Broadsword Online Studios
Publisher(s)LucasArts, Electronic Arts, Disney Interactive Studios,
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Release DateJuly 15, 2003
Platform(s)PC, Xbox, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Linux, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch

Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic is a third-person, Sci-Fi, action-adventure game set in the iconic Star Wars universe in which players take control of an unnamed playable character who is the last remaining hope of the Jedi and must try and bring the Republic resistance together, to ultimately bring an end to the evil Malak and his devious plans.

The game may not possess the same theme as The Witcher 3, but it does have an engaging storyline, a well-imagined world, and interesting characters worth investing in.

System Requirements:

  • Operating System:  Windows XP and Windows Vista
  • GPU: 32 MB with Hardware T&L
  • CPU: Intel Pentium 3 1Ghz or AMD Athlon 1GHz
  • RAM: 256 RAM
  • Storage Space: 3.5 GB

3) Diablo 2

Diablo 2
Diablo 2
Developer(s)Blizzard North
Publisher(s)Blizzard Entertainment
Release Date28 June 2000
Platform(s)PC, Classic Mac OS, macOS

Diablo 2 is a top-down, single-player, action-adventure, hack-n-slash game in which players play as a hero who is tasked to stop the Lord of Terror, Diablo, from wreaking havoc upon the peaceful world they inhabit.

Regarding the theme of the game, Diablo 2 has to be the closest players can hope to come regarding its dreary, grim setting, which is very similar to the untamed wilderness found in The Witcher 3.

System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 10, 8, 7, 2000, 95, 98, or NT 4.0 Service Pack 5
  • GPU: DirectX-compatible video card
  • CPU: Pentium 233 or equivalent
  • RAM: 32 MB RAM
  • Storage Space: 650 MB available hard drive space

4) Fable Anniversary

Fable Anniversary
Fable Anniversary
Developer(s)Lionhead Studios
Publisher(s)Xbox Game Studios
Release Date12 September 2014
Platform(s)Xbox Cloud Gaming, PC, Xbox 360

Fable Anniversary is a third-person, single-player, action-adventure game set in a fantasy place called Albion, where players embark on an adventure to meet new companions, take on interesting quests, fight dangerous monsters and bandits, and much more.

In this game, players will explore a fantasy open world and battle various mythical creatures by using various weapons and skills to complete quests and missions.

While exploring the game’s open world, players will encounter a wide variety of enemies to fight. They can opt to use melee as well as ranged weapons to counter their foes. Players will also be able to learn and master spells and abilities to evade and harm enemies while also healing their allies.

System Requirements:

  • Operating System:  Windows 7/8
  • GPU: Radeon X1800/ Nvidia GeForce 7600GT
  • CPU: Intel 2GHz Core2 Duo / AMD Athlon 64 x2 2.4GHz
  • RAM: 3 GB RAM
  • Storage Space: 10 GB

5) Risen

Risen
Risen
Developer(s)Piranha Bytes, THQ Nordic
Publisher(s)THQ Nordic
Release Date2 October 2009
Platform(s)PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch

Risen is a third-person, single-player, action-adventure game set on a fictitious mountainous island known as Faranga, and must take on an all-important task of venturing deeper into a volcano to uncover the hidden temple of the ancient beings called Titans, whom High Inquisitor Mendoza aspires to control to strengthen himself.

Like The Witcher 3, players will be able to explore a rich and diverse open world consisting of various types of enemies that they will look to take down using the plethora of skill moves and attacks at their disposal.

Players will be thrilled to know that the entire map of the game is accessible to the players from the very outset, but it is worth pointing out that players could be severely under-leveled for certain areas at the beginning, so they must proceed with caution or come back to them when they have leveled-up enough.

System Requirements:

  • Operating System: 64-bit, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10/11 
  • GPU: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card – Nvidia GeForce 7900/ATI Radeon X1800 or better
  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD CPU 2 GHz or equivalent
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage Space: 5 GB

Also Read: Interested in playing engaging games like these? If yes, then check out our post on the best RPGs of all time that players can look to dive into for an immersive gameplay experience.

6) Dead Space 2

Dead Space 2
Dead Space 2
Developer(s)Visceral Games
Publisher(s)Electronic Arts
Release Date28 January 2011
Platform(s)PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC

Dead Space 2 is a third-person, survival horror, action-adventure game that takes place on a space station called The Sprawl, situated on Saturn’s largest Moon, Titan, where players take on the role of Isaac Clarke, an extraction engineer, as he makes his way to the space station with his crew and battles an outbreak that is converting every dead crewmate into a Necromorph.

To effectively fight off the enemies in this game, players will be able to utilize two powerful abilities in the form of Kinesis and Stasis. Through Kinesis, players can move objects and enemies around to be used as weapons, whereas Stasis slows the enemies down for a limited time, allowing players to land some critical hits on them before they revert to their normal form.

Since the game is set in the future, it does not follow the medieval setting of The Witcher 3 games but players can still experience the grim and scary atmosphere of the horrors that lie within while fighting the various grotesque Necromorphs present in the game.

System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista, or Windows 7
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6800, ATI X1600 or better
  • CPU: 2.8 GHz processor or equivalent
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage Space: 10 GB

7) Prototype

Prototype
Prototype
Developer(s)Radical Entertainment
Publisher(s)Activision
Release Date10 June 2009
Platform(s)PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Prototype is a third-person, single-player, action-adventure game set in Manhattan, where players take on the role of Alex Mercer, a shapeshifting prototype, who must not only prevent the Blacklight virus from spreading in Manhattan, but he must also find out who made him the way he is and make them pay dearly.

Although not set in the same timeline, both Prototype and The Witcher 3 share a few gameplay mechanics like allowing players to traverse a detailed open world with lots of activity, a relatable protagonist, and lots of gory action sequences.

Players will battle a variety of villains in this game like tanks, choppers, anti-tank infantry, etc, so players will have the option to transform their hands into the right weapons for the right job, as players will be able to freely switch between claws to hammers to whips to fight the enemies efficiently and deal massive amounts of damage to them.

System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP (with Service Pack 3) or Windows Vista
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT 256 MB, ATI Radeon X1800 256 MB or better
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ or better
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage Space: 8 GB

8) Elder Scrolls: Oblivion

Elder Scrolls Oblivion
Elder Scrolls Oblivion
Developer(s)Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher(s)Bethesda Softworks
Release Date20 March 2006
Platform(s)PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Elser Scrolls: Oblivion is a singleplayer, action-adventure RPG set in a fictional location called Cyrodiil, where players must guide a character on an adventure to save all of Tamriel from a fanatical cult known as the Mythic Dawn that plans on opening a portal to the evil world known as Oblivion.

In this game, players will look to explore the picturesque open world the game has to offer and battle vicious creatures along the way to improve their character’s skills to enable them to take on even more challenging locations and enemies.

Moreover, players looking to play as a particular kind of starting class in this game have the option to choose between a battle-hardened warrior, a sneaky assassin, a skillful wizard, and more, with each class having its own unique strengths and weaknesses that the players will have to contend with.

System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows XP 64-Bit
  • GPU: 128 MB Direct3D compatible video card and DirectX 9.0 compatible driver
  • CPU: 2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent
  • RAM: 512 MB RAM
  • Storage Space: 4.6 GB

9) Planescape: Torment

Planescape Torment
Planescape Torment
Developer(s)Black Isle Studios
Publisher(s)Interplay Enertainment
Release Date11 April 2017
Platform(s)PC, Android, iOS, macOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Planescape: Torment is a single-player, story-driven, top-down, tactical RPG set in the dark fantasy city of Sigil, where players take on the role of a seemingly immortal man, called The Nameless One, as he embarks on an adventure to discover his origins.

In this game, players will meet numerous interesting characters, like a chaste succubus and a crossbow-wielding cube, who match the level of strangeness of the world they come from and belong to.

This game utilizes the ‘D&D’ character alignment system which basically decides the dominant personality of the main character depending on ethical, moral, and philosophical decisions they have or have not made during the game. When starting a new game, the main character will always start from a ‘neutral’ state.

System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10
  • GPU: OpenGL 2.0 compatible
  • CPU: Dual Core Processor
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage Space: 2 GB

10) Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age Origins
Dragon Age Origins
Developer(s)BioWare
Publisher(s)Electronic Arts
Release Date27 October 2010
Platform(s)PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Mac OS X

Dragon Age: Origins is a third-person, singleplayer, party-based, action-adventure RPG set in the kingdom of Ferelden, in which players take on the role of a Grey Warden, an elite fighter who must go on a quest to slay the archdemon that commands the monstrous forces of enemies called ‘the darkspawn’, once and for all.

Players will have the choice to create the ideal Grey Warden of their choice by deciding what race their character will belong to, human, elven, or dwarven, and what class they’ll specialize in, whether they’ll be a warrior, mage, or rogue.

On their journey, players will meet various companions, each of whom will play an integral part in the game’s story, as well as the player’s ultimate battle against the Archdemon and his evil forces, to save the world from the blight, a disastrous event that threatens to overwhelm all of humanity.

System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP (SP3) or Windows Vista (SP1) or Windows 7
  • GPU: ATI Radeon X850 256MB or NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT 128MB or better
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Single 1.6 GHz Processor (or equivalent) or AMD 64 2.0 GHz Processor (or equivalent)
  • RAM: 1.5 GB RAM
  • Storage Space: 20 GB

11) Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Kingdom Of Amalur Reckoning
Kingdom Of Amalur Reckoning
Developer(s)Big Huge Games
Publisher(s)38 Studios, Electronic Arts
Release Date10 February 2012
Platform(s)PlayStation 3, PC, Xbox 360

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a third-person, single-player, action-adventure game set in the fantasy world of Faelands, where players take on the role of The Fateless One and must explore the sprawling lands of Amalur to bring an end to the schemes and plans of the evil faelander Gadflow and his God Timoch.

In this game, explore the massive open world the game has to offer and dive into the many hours’ worth of entertainment as the players go on an adventure to stop the world from falling apart due to war and in the process take on countless side quests and tasks to gather more experience points.

Staying with experience points, players will be able to develop the ideal character of their choice by using the accumulated experience points and investing them in stats, skills, and abilities that will help them take out enemies efficiently.

System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / 512MB RAM, ATI Radeon HD3850 / 512MB RAM or better
  • CPU: 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or 2.6GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Storage Space: 10.5 GB

12) Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

Thronebreaker The Witcher Tales
Thronebreaker The Witcher Tales
Developer(s)CD Projekt Red
Publisher(s)CD Projekt
Release Date10 November 2018
Platform(s)PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a story-based, single-player, action-adventure, isometric RPG set in The Witcher universe where players play as Queen Meve, ruler of Lyria, and Rivia, take a small band of soldiers in the effort to wrestle the North back from whatever is causing unrest and disharmony in the region.

In this game, players will travel to various regions still left unexplored by the previous Witcher games like Rivia, Angren, Lyria, Mahakam, and Lower Aedirn. Each region will have new people to meet, quests to undertake, areas to explore, and secrets to uncover that players can indulge in.

On their journey, players will interact with numerous characters but not all will be friendly, so players are advised to make every decision thoughtfully, as they could have a telling bearing on the world around them and leave them with a particularly challenging situation largely thanks to the game’s system of choices and consequences.

System Requirements:

  • Operating System: 7 / 8 / 8.1 /10 (64bit)
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730, Radeon R7 240 or better
  • CPU: Intel Celeron G1820 | AMD A4-7300
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage Space: 8 GB

Conclusion

And there you have it. These were some of the best games like The Witcher 3 that gamers can look forward to playing on Low-end PCs to embark on a thrilling adventure. The Witcher 3 is a masterpiece, so finding a game exactly like it is close to impossible. We have compiled this list of the best games that share some similar features with the iconic Witcher game in regards to their gameplay, theme, setting, combat, etc.

Keep visiting this post from time to time, as we’ll keep it updated with all the latest updates and games that players can hope to play on their low-end PCs as and when we discover them.

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