Amongst the various genres in the world of video gaming, shooter games are probably the most popular. It is a subgenre of action video games where the focus is almost entirely on the fights against enemies using various long-range weapons in the players' arsenal.  In this article, Gurugamer is going to list out the top 5 shooter games for low end PC in 2022.

Top 5 Shooter Games For Low End PC In 2022

1. Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2 is a 2004 FPS game made by Valve. It has similar mechanics to Half-Life, including health-and-weapon systems and periodic physics puzzles, except with the newer Source engine and improved graphics. The player also starts without items, slowly building up their arsenal over the course of the game.

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Half-Life 2 is the most famous title amongst shooter games for low end PC.

The game once again puts you into the shoes of Gordon Freeman, whose task is to fight off the alien Combine alongside resistance fighter Alyx Vance. The weapon system in this game is phenomenal, with the object manipulating Gravity Gun being the highlight.

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Fight against mutated zombies in Half Life 2.

2. F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R. or First Encounter Assault Recon is a survival horror first-person shooter video game that expertly blended masterful FPS gunfights with horror storytelling. In this game, you would step into the shoes of the Point Man, a member of the military's special forces. His task is to apprehend a rogue mercenary who has seized the headquarter of a corporation.

The best part of F.E.A.R.'s probably the main character's special power of "Reflex Time". It slows down the game world while allowing the player to aim and react at a normal speed. This effect looks really good with bullets flying through the air and the main character dodging. Overall, players would feel like action heroes.

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Gunfights in F.E.A.R. are very satisfying.

Another part that was commended in F.E.A.R. is its AI, which is regarded as one of the best AIs ever created amongst shooter games for low end PC, even when compared with the best shooter games of all time. The AI provides a lot of challenges: they can take cover, flank, retreat, flush players out of covers with grenades... and more. Overall, F.E.A.R. is one of the most dynamic FPS games for low end PC.

3. Doom 3

Unlike the previous entries in the franchise, Doom 3 solely focuses on action horror. It is a prequel to the first game, taking place on the Mars base in 2145. Due to human experiments, the portal to hell was open, resulting in a catastrophic invasion of the Mars base by demons. It is up to the player to stop the demons on their track before all is lost.

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An enemy in Doom 3

The best part of Doom 3 is probably its intense combat, with 10 types of weapons for players to utilize. From melee weapons like the chainsaw, conventional firearms like SMG, shotgun and grenades, to experimental plasma weaponry like the BFG 9000... evaporating demons have never felt more satisfying.

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Doom 3 can be a pretty scary game, especially if you play without the "flashlight mod".

The level design of Doom 3 is pretty innovative, with darkness being one of the most prominent elements. The player must choose between holding a weapon and holding the flashlight - this alongside the sounds and visuals makes the game super spooky at times.

4. 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.

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.

Just Cause 2
Just Cause 2 is one of the best shooter games for low end PC.

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.

5. Far Cry 2

Far Cry is a shooter game 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.

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