Open World Games for Low-end PCs: Best ones from 2021, Upcoming ones in 2022

The global pandemic has had its effect on the gaming industry as well. Due to the prolonged lockdown and economic recession, many studios could release their slated games in 2020. As a result, 2021 and beyond looks as exciting as ever as studios line up their titles for release. 2021 has already seen some impressive titles being released for PCs, including the low-end one. Now let’s take a look at the top games for low-end PCS released in 2021 and upcoming ones in 2022.

Best Current and Upcoming Open World Games for Low-end PCs

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition

The definitive edition was probably the most hotly anticipated trilogy from GTA. It follows the same storyline of GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas in a trilogy format. The definitive edition brings some impressive remastered graphics to the original fan favorite. The player gets to lay as Claude, Tommy Vercetti, and Carl Johnson just like the original version.

However, some people quickly pointed out that some elements within the game have had a downgrade rather than upgrades. But more or less, the definitive edition makes for a sweet nostalgia before the GTA VI hits the market.

Scarlet Nexus

Imagine an alternate universe where massive monsters rule supreme. Humanity’s last hope is a superpowered military unit skilled in combatting the monsters. Scarlet Nexus from Bandai Namco follows the premise where the player gets to play as part of the elite military group.

The game has anime-esque graphics which is sure to impress anime fans. The player has large explorable sections with each having its own mission. Overall, the game runs smoothly on low spec PCs with the graphics set to medium.

Lost Judgement

Lost Judgement is the sequel to the hugely popular Judgement game by Sega. The game follows a similar storyline. However, the players do not necessarily have to play the previous game to understand this one.

The game follows the story of a detective looking for clues to solve murder and assault cases. Primarily set in Japan, this Yakuza spin-off game allows players to explore Kamurocho and Isezaki areas. While exploring the large map, players will interact with a lot of characters who will add more clues to the case.

Subnautica Below Zero

Moving onto underwater, the Subnautica Below Zero takes the players on an underwater experience. The players will have to board a submarine and explore the underwater and arctic region of a fictitious planet called 4546 B. There are innumerable biomes within the game. The game focuses on the player trying to rescue her lost sister. The game provides some impressive gameplay and graphics to keep the players engaged.

This game is an open-world survival game. The Player has to explore the map to find resources and materials to survive the harsh arctic environment.

Len’s Island

Not into intensive mission-oriented open world games? Do not worry as there are some amazing casual titles as well. The upcoming game called Len’s Island takes the player on a surprising and fun survival journey.

The player will find themselves in an open world secluded island where they will have to survive all by themselves. But be careful, the island has its secrets. While growing crops and creating a home, the player will have to fight known and unknown enemies.

Elden Ring

What is more interesting than an RPG game? An open-world RPG game based on survival and first-person combat. The game shares similarities with the Souls series as well as Sekiro. The gameplay has been directed by George RR Martin and Hidetaka Miyazaki.

The gameplay follows a dark fantasy theme. Here, the player will have a chance of running through the open-world on their horse, and even during battles. The game offers stunning visuals and detailed combat scenes which is sure to impress hardcore RPG gamers.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2

This is the second installment to the hugely popular first installment of the same name. The game takes the player through a post-apocalyptic open world. The gameplay and the world are primarily set on the premise of the Chernobyl disaster and the subsequent crisis.

The nuclear contamination has rendered the scavengers supernatural power. The player will have to fight these scavengers to stay alive and progress in the game. Even though it is a graphically demanding game, it is fairly playable in low spec PCs with lowered graphics.


Wartales is another upcoming turn-based open-world RPG game. The game comes from Shiro games studios. The studio is known for its hugely popular titles like Northgard, Evoland, and Darksburg.

The game follows the chronicle of a leader of a mercenary group scavenging through the land for loots. All the while, the protagonist and the team are forced to fight off wild animals, thieves and bandits. The game allows for greater interaction with the NPCs and other turn-based activities. The game even allows the player to develop their crafts and weapons through upgrades.

Monster Hunter Rise

The game was initially released for Nintendo Switch and will be available for PC players sometime in 2022. The game is set up in an open wide world where the player has to hunt wild animals to survive and progress.

The players will have to pull all sorts of stunts to make sure they survive, collect resources and build a haven for themselves. The game makes for fun interaction with the surrounding environment as well as navigating through the harsh terrain.

The Ascent

The hype and the disappointment regarding Cyberpunk 2077 were very real. But not with this game. The Ascent borrows some of the Cyberpunk-like setups and makes it even better. This is a first-person shooter game with a very wide world to explore.

The player gets employed by a mysterious character who offers different missions as the story progresses in the neon-dystopia. There are other side quests as well that the player can pick up which keep the player engaged throughout.

Final Thoughts

And that is a wrap on the best open-world titles released in 2021 and slated to release in the coming months. While some of the games are demanding, a little tweak on the graphics and frame rate can make them playable on any kind of low spec PC.

Source: United News of Bangladesh