What are the best games to play on PCs without dedicated graphics cards?

  1. #1
    Written on February 7, 2017
    Carlos Alberto Vera
    "I love playing games online, particularly with others, but my computer lacks the graphics capability that I need to play most games smoothly. Dota 2 is an awesome multiplayer game where you go on adventures with your team. Best of all (for me at least), you don't need a dedicated graphics card to play!"
  2. #2
    Written on February 22, 2017
    Ismael May
    "Really beautiful and cute game. I have a hard time finding really good quality games that will still run on my PC, with its lack of dedicated graphic card. But this one was gorgeous and super fun to play. The story line made the game, but the graphics even on my dinosaur PC, were just amazing."
  3. #3
    Written on March 11, 2017
    Peng Xu
    "Rivals of Aether is a really fun fighting game that you don't have to spend tons of money on upgrading your PC for. It has all the attributes of other games but without overloading your system. They offer a story mode and a versus mode. Definitely give it a shot if you're looking for a fun platform fighter."
  1. #4

    Windows , Mac

    $39.99 - Varies by Edition

    Written on February 11, 2017
    Rigoberto Zúñiga
    "I am a gamer without a dedicated graphics card and love space games like Stellaris. I found Stellaris and I was instantly addicted. Then I found Stellaris at steampowered.com and it was a treasure. Steam is one of my favorites , together with Stellaris make an incredible match for me."
  2. #5
    Written on April 8, 2017
    Devansh Shah
    "Super fun well made game that doesn't take a toll on my machine. At a point where I can't do a super high end graphics card but I still wanna game a bit. Also Steam suggested other games that are in the same easy graphics area which is awesome!"
  3. #6
    Written on January 14, 2017
    Samuel Henry
    "Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, having been originally released in 1992, shouldn't need a dedicated graphics card to run. Since the game has been re-released on Steam as of 2009, it should be able to run on modern systems without the use of DOSbox, as well."
  4. #7
    TowerFall Ascension

    Windows , Mac , Playstation 4 , Xbox One

    $14.99 - With DLCs

    Written on March 22, 2017
    Rubén Espinosa
    "I have a computer with onboard graphics. I thought I wouldn't be able to play any decent game with my hardware until I stumbled upon TowerFall Ascension. It's a PVP 2D action game made by an indie developer. It supports local multiplayer so it's great for LAN party. The graphics looks retro but very rich and pleasing. The action is fast and intense, best of all it runs smoothly on my pc due to the moderate system requirement."
  5. #8

    Windows , PlayStation 4


    Written on February 6, 2017
    Wang Sun
    "I like that this game isn't so heavy on the killing. It's much more based on humor and being clever. There are a million shoot 'em ups to choose from, but the unique format of this game is really refreshing."
  6. #9

    Windows , Playstation 4 , Android , iOS , Amazon , Xbox One


    Written on March 29, 2017
    John Chen
    "Terraria is a great game, especially if you don't have a beefy PC. I don't have a graphics card at the moment, but I can run this game no problem and I've been having a blast. It's kind of like Minecraft, but is a side-scrolling platformer, so it won't stress out your machine and a bet most any computers built in the past ten years would play it alright."
  7. #10
    Dont Starve

    Windows , Mac , Other Platform , Xbox One


    Written on April 29, 2017
    Guo Yu
    "This game looks wonderful! I like the art style, very Burton-esque. I also like that its a survival game, they always make me think and provide entertainment, but this game also includes science and magic. Two topics that can work hand in hand to provide an amazing gaming experience."
  8. #11
    Written on January 22, 2017
    Sean Graham
    "I needed to play a popular game without a PC that was too expensive with a dedicated graphics card. I saw that graphics cards could go for upwards of 1000$! I began to play League of Legends and learned that I could play just as competitively without a high-end PC."

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Best games to play on PCs without dedicated graphics cards
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Dota 2 Games 148 Free
2 Machinarium Games 116 Paid
3 Rivals of Aether Games 102 Paid
4 Stellaris Games 101 Paid
5 Factorio Games 75 Paid
6 Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis™ Games 73 Paid
7 TowerFall Ascension Games 49 Paid
8 Undertale Games 43 Paid
9 Terraria Games 36 Paid
10 Dont Starve Games 17 Paid

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