5 best free PC games that can run without graphics cards


If anyone says that no free game can be played without a graphics card in 2021, the concept is absolutely wrong.

Independent game developers are known for their contribution to the video game industry by creating undemanding games while delivering huge results with them. Indie game developers around the world are also known for making games affordable while some are free to provide a fun experience for gamers.

This list will give readers suggestions on five free PC games on Steam that can be played on any computer without a graphics card in 2021.


What free PC games on Steam can be played without a graphics card?

The free games that have been shortlisted to be featured in this list are:

  • Brawlhalla
  • Super Animal Royale
  • Adventure capitalist
  • Cube Escape: Paradox
  • Anne

The entire Steam store is full of free games that you can play without a dedicated graphics card and these are the ones that stood out.

1) Brawlhalla

Brawhalla is one of the best free fighting games that one can play with friends (Image via Ubisoft)
Brawhalla is one of the best free fighting games that one can play with friends (Image via Ubisoft)

Platforms: iOS, Android, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Steam

The multiplayer indie fighting game developed by Blue Mammoth Games and published by Ubisoft has a huge fan base and requires the least amount of resources to enjoy it. The game offers a ranked mode that is free for all and allows players to create private rooms to play with their friends.


2) Super Animal Royale

Super Animal Royale is an excellent free 2D battle royale game (Image via Modus Game)
Super Animal Royale is an excellent free 2D battle royale game (Image via Modus Game)

Platforms: Stadia, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Steam

There are a lot of players who like the battle royale genre, but players with underwhelming systems don’t benefit much from it. However, that’s not a problem as Steam is full of indie battle royale games and Super Animal Royale is one of them. The game can accommodate a total of 64 players, which brings the good feel of the genre.


3) Adventure capitalist

Gamers can learn about business in a fun way with AdVenture Capitalist (Image via Hyper Hippo Games)
Gamers can learn about business in a fun way with AdVenture Capitalist (Image via Hyper Hippo Games)

Platforms: PlayStation 4, iOS, Android, macOS, Linux and PC

The Free Clicker Game Simulation Game developed and published by Hyper Hippo Games is lightweight and can be run on any system. The object of the game is to build a functioning capitalist empire in a relaxed and fun way.


4) Cube Escape: Paradox

Cube Escape: Paradox is a one of a kind 2D puzzle game (Image from Rusty Lake)
Cube Escape: Paradox is a one of a kind 2D puzzle game (Image from Rusty Lake)

Platforms: iOS, Android, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Steam

For fans of puzzle games, Cube Escape: Paradox is a treat for everyone. The game has an intriguing storyline, beautiful artwork, and voiceovers that make the game more than just an average puzzle game.


5) Anne

Horror indie JRPG Ann has an amazing story (Image via Steam)
Horror indie JRPG Ann has an amazing story (Image via Steam)

Platforms: Steam

Japanese role-playing games are famous for their storytelling and flawless when it comes to the horror genre. Ann takes players on a horrific haunted school story that inspires players to keep going and unravel the dark secrets of the building.

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