GTA 5 is one of the best games ever created. However, it can be pretty demanding, especially if you have a low end PC. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 6 games like GTA 5 for low end PC in 2022.

1. Mafia

If you are a fan of the Mafia after watching The Godfather and Scarface, this game is definitely your best bet. Set within the fictional city of Lost Heaven during the 1930s, the player is put into the shoes of taxi driver-turned-mobster Tommy Angelo within the Salieri crime family.

Mafia is pretty much GTA but in the 1930s.

Gameplay-wise, Mafia is very similar to the usual GTA games, with third-person shooter combat and vehicle driving. The difference is the aesthetics - Mafia's setting is half a century before GTA.

2. Prototype

Set in the city of Manhattan, Prototype follows a powerful amnesiac shapeshifter named Alex Mercer. His goal is to top a plague outbreak named "Blacklight" that mutates people into violent monsters. His powers are also from the virus, but unlike the mobs, he can control them.

Prototype's main character
Prototype is the most action-focused amongst games like GTA 5 for low end PC

During his quest, Alex needs to uncover his past and deal with hostile forces from the US military and Blackwatch. Control Alex, players can freely roam around and explore Manhattan. All its famous landmarks are in the game, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, 40 Wall Street, amongst others.

Alex has the ability to consume the biomass of his enemies to fuel his power. The Combat in Prototype involves the guy turning parts of his body into deadly weapons - from a blade arm to Claws and even a whip. You can also get a shield to block ballistic attacks and even full-body armor.

3. Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout New Vegas is the best 3D Fallout game, which puts the player into the shoes of a courier wandering the nuclear desert of Nevada. This is another heavy RPG game, with more than 10 stats for players to juggle around, tons upon tons of perks, and hundred of main and side quests.

Fallout: New Vegas
Fallout: New Vegas is the best RPG amongst games like GTA for low end PC.

The best part of New Vegas is actually the story and faction system, in which your decisions during quests would affect the destiny of the region. Not many RPG manages to get a good story with decisions and consequences.

4. Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs is an action RPG set in the open world of Hong Kong. Overall, the game is more or less GTA but in a Chinese City, with a different culture and details. The story revolves around Wei Shen, an undercover police agent who's infiltrating the Sun On Yee Triad.

Sleeping Dogs
Sleeping Dogs car chase

The gameplay focuses on Shen's fighting, shooting and parkour abilities, with the melee combat comparable to that of Batman: Arkham Asylum. Players can fight opponents from any direction with attack, grapple and counter moves. These three basic commands are chained with character movement to create combos - you can also perform environmental attacks for extra damage as well.

There are three types of XP in this game: Triad, Face and Police XP. Each serves a different purpose, with higher levels unlocking new abilities like hot-wiring cars and disarming opponents.

5. Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2 is a 2010 action-adventure game, which is old enough to run on almost anything. It's about as close as you'll get to playing an action movie on an open-world map on PC. From shooting down helicopters with a Gatling gun, parachuting out of sports cars at the last second to hijacking planes in mid-air. There are a lot of extreme things you can do, with some explosions added in-between.

Just Cause 2
Just Cause 2 is one of the best games like GTA 5 for low end PC.

Players step into the shoes of Rico Rodriguez, a field operative of the Agency. His mission is to overthrow the island dictatorship of Panau. The world map is fairly big with a variety of landscapes, including deserts, mountains and jungles, and over three hundred settlements.

The game features a large arsenal of weapons, that players can use to fight enemies. From two-handed pistols to rocket launchers, and a variety of sea, land and air vehicles, it is among the best games like GTA for PC that does not focus on stealing cars.

6. The Darkness II

The Darkness II is a 2012 first-person shooter video game that fuses gunplay with creative magic abilities. In this game, players control Jackie Estacado, a mafia hitman who possesses a mysterious power called "the Darkness" that grants him supernatural abilities.

Jackie's goal is to rescue the soul of his dead girlfriend, who was trapped by the Darkness in Hell. He also has to confront the Brotherhood, a group of cultists who are trying to take away the Darkness from him.

The Darkness
The Darkness II lets you combine your weapons with very creative magic powers.

Besides the usual array of firearms like shotguns, SMGs and ARs, Jackie is armed with a pair of Demon Arms, courtesy of the Darkness. They resemble tentacles and can be used to crush/slash enemies or pick up items in the environment. Afterward, you can either throw those items or use them as shields. Furthermore, the Demon Arms can rip out the hearts of enemies to recover, execute enemies, or throw them. Players can also summon a Darkling for combat assists and stealth missions.

The best part about this game is the mechanics related to Light. Jackie's health regeneration and Darkness abilities are disabled when exposed to light and players need to extinguish light sources.

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