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Top 25 portable games for Windows

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Portable games, or even apps for that matter, are lightweight software which doesn’t require an installation every single time. They can be loaded on your USB drive and played on almost any system you plug them in, hence ‘portable.’

But the portability aspect comes at a cost. Portable games or apps are often lightweight and small, which won’t allow them to be sophisticated with their capabilities. Nevertheless, they entertain you between work sessions to relax or even between hardcore gaming sessions.

Today, in no particular order or genre, we’ll list our top 25 portable games for Windows, which you can carry around in your pen drive and play when you need to relax or have time to kill.

Also read: Top 8 Football Manager Games on Android


SuperTuxKart

Are you feeling the need for speed? Or just nostalgic for Mario Cart? SuperTuxKart is a multiplayer kart racing game which will entertain you with its wacky tracks, powerups, and soundtrack for hours.

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  • Space required: 506MB
  • Supported Platforms: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find SuperTuxKart Portable here

Canabalt

CANABALT is a parkour running game quite similar to the viral Vector on Android; it is fast-paced and fun. It is easy to pick up but will challenge you at times.

  • Space required: 5MB
  • Platforms: Android, IOS, Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find Canabalt here

Project Invincible

Do you like to challenge yourself? Are you a thinker?  Project Invincible Portable(PIP) is for you. PIP is a well-designed chess game designed to be challenging, although you can modify the A.I. to be as challenging as you want it to be.

  • Space required: 7MB
  • Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find Project Invincible Portable here

A Dark Room

A Dark Room is one of the most exciting and unique games we’ve encountered in quite some time. ADR is a minimalistic text-based adventure-mystery game where you use text to make your way through the game’s story.

  • Space required: 115 MB
  • Platforms: Android, IOS, Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find A Dark Room here

Kobo Delux

Kobo Delux is a fast-paced retro arcade game which you can get addicted to. It has 50 unique maps, each with its unique strategies for you to figure out. It also supports high resolution and five types of display scaling for that immersive experience.

  • Space required: 4MB
  • Platforms: Wine of Linux/UNIX, Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find Kobo Delux portable here

Freeciv

Freeciv is a turn-based strategy game that aims to become the greatest civilisation in the game. You are assigned a tribe that you’ll oversee and manage to become more powerful as you progress through the game. Age Of Empire and Civilization players will feel right at home with Freeciv.

  • Space required: 133 MB
  • Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find Freeciv here

Xonotic

Ready for some action? Xonotic is a fast-paced arena first-person shooter similar to Quake. Xonotic combines automatic weapons for maximum carnage and crisp movements to keep your heart pumping as you gun down opponents.

  • Space required: 1020 MB
  • Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find Xonotic here

Atomic Tanks

Annihilate your opponent’s tanks to make in-game money, and buy better shields and tanks to make your chances of surviving even stronger.

  • Space required: 12 MB
  • Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find Atomic Tanks here

SuperTux

SuperTux is the second instalment of the SuperTux series, while the first was a kart racing game. SuperTux is a 2D jump-and-run side scroller. It has 29 levels, each getting harder as you progress with a lively soundtrack and unique enemies as you progress through the game.

  • Space required: 131 MB
  • Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find SuperTux here

The Legend of Edgar

The Legend of Edgar is a fantasy adventure game where you take control of Edgar when his father fails to return home after venturing on a dark, stormy night.

  • Space required: 102 MB
  • Platforms: Wine, Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find The Legend of Edgar here

AssaultCube

Need more realism with your shooting games? Hey, no judgment here. AssaultCube is a first-person shooter game with a realistic environment and models which combine arcade-style shooting with a team-oriented, fun multiplayer experience.

  • Space required: 69 MB
  • Platforms: Wine, Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find AssaultCube here

LBreakout2

LBreakout2 will make you nostalgic for the old paddle games we used to play on our Atari 2600 back in the day. LBreakout is a simple paddle game which will keep you entertained for long hours.

  • Space required: 4 MB
  • Platforms: Wine, Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find LBreakout2 here

Chromium B.S.U.

Chromium B.S.U. is a vertical space shooter game with beautiful graphics and a funky soundtrack which will keep you glued to the screen for hours.

  • Space required: 4 MB
  • Platforms: Wine on Linux/UNIX, Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find Chromium B.S.U. Here

Monster RPG 2

Are you a fan of Role-playing games? Monster RPG 2 is for you. MRPG2 is a stylish RPG game with a good story and professionally produced art and sound work.

  • Space required: 41 MB
  • Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find Monster RPG 2 here

Big Solitaires 3D

If you’re a fan of card games, Big Solitaires has you covered with immersive 3D graphics and customisable game decks. Big Solitaires will keep even the most significant card player entertained.

  • Space required: 15 MB
  • Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find Big Solitaires 3D here

The Powder Toy

Have you ever wanted to do crazy experiments in physics? Like, blow something up, open an atomic power plan make your CPU even? Well, now you can live out your dreams with The Powder Toy. It is a sandbox simulator which can allow you to simulate various physical reactions in your PC, you know? For science.

  • Space required: 5 MB
  • Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find The Powder Toy here

2048

2048 is a top-rated mobile puzzle game which you may have come across. The objective is to add the tiles to reach 2048; here in this bundle, you will also get 2048 Numberwang and Tetris modes.

  • Space required: 114 MB
  • Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find 2048 here

Scorched 3D

Scorched 3D is a turn-based artillery game which will keep you on the edge of your seats with its dramatic camera and graphics a total must-try if you’re into tactical games.

  • Space required: 96 MB
  • Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find Scorched 3D here

Mana Plus

This one is for the MMORPG fans. Mana Plus is a beautiful MMORPG game with beautiful graphics, and it is also open-source too.

  • Space required: 56 MB
  • Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find Man Plus here

Beret

Beret is the game for you if you like to be challenged and enjoy platformers. It has 21 levels with over 100 collectable medallions, which will keep you entertained.

  • Space required: 52 MB
  • Platforms: Wine on Linux/UNIX, Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find Beret here

Warzone 2100

Warzone 2100 is a tactical real-time strategy game. It offers a campaign mode and multiplayer with an extensive skill tree with over 400 technologies to develop your base.

  • Space required: 349 MB
  • Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find Warzone 2100 here

Sudoku

The classic Soduku needs no introduction. This version offers various customisations with the grids and difficulty levels to suit your play style.

  • Space required: 1 MB
  • Platforms: Wine on Linux/UNIX, Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find Sudoku here

LMarbles

LMarbles is an addictive puzzle game which will make you think more than you think it would.

  • Space required: 2 MB
  • Platforms: Wine on Linux/UNIX, Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find LMarbles here

I Have No Tomatoes

I Have No Tomatoes is a leisurely playable, mindless game that will squash your stress.

  • Space required: 11 MB
  • Platforms: Wine on Linux/UNIX, Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
You can find I Have No Tomatoes here

Lucas Chess

Another Chess game for you chess aficionados out there. You can train your game against the built-in AI that comes with varying difficulty levels. Though limited in number, beginners can also use hints during the game.

  • Space required: 50MB for download and 166MB for installation.
  • Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10.
You can find Lucas Chess here

There you have it, folks, our top 25 portable games for Windows PC.

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