Open world shooter is a pretty popular combination in gaming. In this genre, players step into the shoes of a fighter who roams around attacking enemies with long-range weapons. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 5 best open-world shooters for low end PC in 2022.

1. Borderlands

Borderlands is an ARPG/FPS set in a unique "space western" fantasy setting. The game lets you explore the world of Pandora as one of the 4 Vault hunters, in a quest of finding the fabled Vault. Borderland is a looter shooter with randomized drops similar to Diablo. There are millions of weapon combinations that you can find in Borderlands, with Orange being the most powerful.

Borderlands gunfight

The story is fairly unremarkable, with the four vault hunters racing against a corporation for the keys to open a treasure vault. Each Vault hunter has a different skill tree and one or more unique abilities. Completing quests and defeating foes earns in-game money and experience, which is used for expanding this skill tree. Co-op is a core feature of Borderland, with the players getting the chance to team up with up to 3 others to tackle the challenges Pandora has to offer.

2. 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.

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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. Players can chain them to create combos alongside dealing extra damage with environmental attacks.

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.

3. Crysis 3

Crysis 3 is a first-person shooter in which players once again taking on the alien horde as a super-soldier. Combat in this game is a combination of a wide array of weapons, gadgets and the ability of your nanosuit. You can go gun blazing with the armor mode or turn invisible to perform silent takedowns.

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Crysis 3

Players gradually gain weapons and suit upgrades as they progress. Some of them grant players various abilities like going invisible, heat vision, hacking enemies' equipment, and more.

4. Far Cry 2

Far Cry is an open-world game for low end PCs set in the desert of Africa, with the players going on a quest to assassinate a notorious arms dealer. It is a complete sandbox experience in which players can progress and complete the mission the way they want. From head-on assault or stealthy infiltrating and assassinations, the playstyles that you can pick are endless.

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Far Cry 2 Gameplay

The best part of Far Cry 2 is probably its location. The whole thing takes place in a sprawling African landscape, with terrain ranging from desert to savannah to jungle. Various factions and vehicles are featured with enemies being human mercenaries.

There is a dynamic weather system that has a day-night cycle and different weather conditions such as storms and strong winds. The weather and time of day also affect the behavior of AIs.

5. Saint Row: The Third

You can consider the Saint Row games a less serious parody of GTA, with identical gameplay and a vastly different set of arsenal and aesthetics. In Saint Row: The Third, players step into the shoes of the boss of a gang, whose mission is to clear out all rival gangs from the city.

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Saint Row: The Third gameplay

Similar to GTA, the combat is in 3rd person, with players selecting guns from their weapon wheels. However, the weapons in Saint Row are much weirder. There are rocket launchers that shoot squid, grenades that contain fart, a purple dildo bat... and more. Players may use various vehicles to navigate the city, including cars, bikes, hover jets, and tank.

Most actions in the game give players money and reputation points. These resources are for purchasing various upgrades for both the player and their gang.

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