Sometimes you just can't get your hand on a good PC. With technology progressing at a super-fast rate, even a 10 years old PC could have problems playing video games nowadays. In this article, we are going to list out the top 8 super lightweight best PC games under 1GB.

1 - Fallout 2

Size: 100 MB

Fallout 2 is a Classic open-world RPG, released in 1998 by Black Isle Studios. It is considered by many the best Fallout game, with the highest quality of story writing and creativity. Gameplay-wise, the game is turn-based, with players able to move around freely until they enter combat.

Fallout 2
Fallout 2 is amongst the best PC games under 1GB

Characters are customized with an extensive system of traits, perks, SPECIAL stats and weapons. General gameplay consists of traveling and interacting with local inhabitants and organizations to complete goals and aid or inhibit the NPCs.


Size: 1 GB

GTA III is the first game in the 3D universe of GTA. It is where the famous GTA formula was introduced for the first time. From shooting at people from 3rd-person-perspective to racing in vehicles, this game has a lot of things that you know and love from the franchise.


While the story is pretty bare-bones, with a mute protag who never shows much emotion, it is still serviceable. Explore the earlier design of Liberty City back in the 90s, which is a much different place comparing to San Andreas and V's Los Santos.

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3 - Stardew Valley

Size: 500 MB

Stardew Valley is one of the best farming sims released in the last 10 years. And it is also one of the lightest - the pixel graphics only need 500 MB worth of storage space. In this game, you will grow crops, tend to animals, sell your farm products... and build your dream home.

Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley is amongst the best PC Games under 1GB

There are also some RPG elements along with extra mini-games as well. You can go into the nearby town, meet the people, engage in events, get married... and more. The game has up to 50 hours of play and autosave + controller support.

4 - Terraria

Size: 200 MB

Terraria is more or less a "2D Minecraft", with the gameplay loop consist of Dig, Fight, Explore and Build. It has a lot of the same elements including mining, crafting, surviving, and killing the occasional boss. You can also construct your own base or even a city.

Terraria is a simplified version of Minecraft.

Blending elements of classic action games with the freedom of sandbox-style creativity, Terraria includes multiplayer with up to seven other players, over 20 biomes to explore, various NPCs to seek out, and more.

5 - Factorio

Size: 1 GB

Factorio is a game in which you build and maintain massive factories. After getting stranded on an unknown planet after a spaceship crash, players need to build everything from scratch in order to create another ship and escape.


However, building a spaceship is hard - you need a lot of resources and technology that you don't have available at hand. Your task will be mining resources, researching technologies, building infrastructure, automating production, and fighting local enemies.

6 - Don't Starve

Size: 750 MB

Don't Starve is a survival game in a world full of science and magic. You would step into the shoes of Wilson, who was trapped in this world by a demon and has to find his own way home. To survive, Wilson must exploit the environment and its inhabitants. Start with nothing and craft, hunt, research, farm and fight to survive.

Don't Starve
Don't Starve

The best part of this game is that its map are all randomly generated. No single playthrough is the same. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land.

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7 - FTL: Faster Than Light

Size: 200 MB

FTL: Faster Than Light is a semi-turn-based adventure game, in which you control a starship in its journey across the galaxy, chased by the rebel fleets. You would feel like a real space captain - giving orders to your crew, manage ship power distribution and choose weapon targets in the heat of battle.

FTL: Faster Than Light
FTL: Faster Than Light

There are hundreds of text-based encounters in which outcomes are not fixed. When combined with the game's randomly generated universe, no single playthrough would be the same.

8 - Plants vs Zombies

Size: 100 MB

If you are looking for a good tower defense game to pass the time, the original Plants Vs Zombies is probably one of the best. In this game, you would defend your home against the hordes of hungry undead by growing various plants. There are five different "maps" which contain dozens of levels, multiple replayable game modes, and more.

Plants vs Zombies
Plants vs Zombies is one of the best games under 1GB for PC.

Use your arsenal of 49 zombie-zapping plants (peashooters, wall-nuts, cherry bombs and more) to destroy 26 types of zombies before they break down your door.

This is the end of our list for the top 8 best PC games under 1GB. Interested in more of our articles related to PC games? Please check out this post for the Top 8 Games For PC Like Clash of Clans.