Top 11 Portable Game Apps for Windows

Portable games aren’t the go-to choice for any gamer ever, but they’re useful for just taking your mind off and relax in between work or in between hardcore gaming.

Portable apps, unlike traditional apps, does not need installation to run and don’t take up much of disk space — enabling them to be stored on USB drives and played directly from there — hence the ‘portable’ name.

You literally just need to plug and play.

We’ve listed down 11 of the best portable games that you can carry around in your pen drive and play whenever the going gets tough or you just want to.

Canabalt

An endless running game which needs you to ‘outrun the demolition of your city with just one button’. You’ll need to keep running while dodging obstacles by jumping using one of the three assigned keys.

Canabalt requires 5MB of free space and runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. The game is also available for Android and iOS.

A Dark Room

One of the top-paid games on iOS in 2014, a Dark Room is a text-based mystery game that starts in a room and evolves from there with the text being your only way to solve it.

The game requires 25MB of free space to be downloaded and a total of 42MB after installation. It runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.

Freeciv

An empire-building strategy game like the Age of Empires or Civilisation, Freeciv requires gamers to help their tribe advance from the stone age to space age. The game can be played in multiplayer mode too.

The game requires 30MB free space to be downloaded and a total of 116MB after installation. It runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, Linux and Unix.

Atomic Tanks

One of the feature-rich portable game apps, Atomic Tanks lets you take control of your tank with an array of weapons and shields to upgrade your tank and strive to destroy the opponent — AI or human player.

The game requires 6MB free space to be downloaded and a total of 12MB after installation. It runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.

The Legend of Edgar

A 2D platformer, the Legend of Edgar follows the storyline of Edgar whose father has been captured and in the quest to break him free, the player tries to cross the hurdles and battle the bosses. The game supports configurable controls for Gamepad and Keyboard both.

The game requires 91MB free space to be downloaded and a total of 97MB after installation. It runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, Linux and Unix.

LBreakout 2

LBreakout 2 is a classic breakout-style arcade game which requires players to use their paddles in order to bounce the ball to the other end until all the bricks have been destroyed. The game includes a lot of power-ups like extra balls, life, score, weapons, paddle expansion to make the destruction much more fun for you.

The game requires 3MB free space to be downloaded and a total of 4MB after installation. It runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.

Lucas Chess

A chess game is a must have for everyone as it helps to efficiently exercise your mind and Lucas Chess is one such ready-to-play game with an inbuilt training mode that helps the player play against and beat increasingly difficult AI with a limited number of hints.

The game requires 50MB free space to be downloaded and a total of 166MB after installation. It runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.

Monster RPG 2

If you wish to experience a professional looking and sounding RPG game in a nutshell then Monster RPG 2 is the answer to your wishes. The game includes loads of features and will remind you of the classic SNES RPG games.

The game requires 28MB free space to be downloaded and a total of 41MB after installation. It runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.

PokerTH

PokerTH, a Texas Hold em’ style poker game which has both computer-generated AI opponents as well as human opponents from around the world. The game supports a  maximum of 10 players at once with custom avatars, custom cards, online chat and an easy to use UI.

The game requires 28MB free space to be downloaded and a total of 39MB after installation. It runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.

2048

2048 is a number-based puzzle game in which the player needs to rearrange the number tiles to build up 2048.  Other variants like the 2048 Tetris, 2048 Flappy and more are included in this game.

The game requires 20MB free space to be downloaded and a total of 24MB after installation. It runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.

Scorched 3D

A turn-based artillery game which pits opponents against one another — making it quite similar to Atomic Tanks except that this one is in 3D. Scorched 3D features an array of weapons, shields and tactics that can be used to turn the tides in your favour.

The game requires 35MB free space to be downloaded and a total of 96MB after installation. It runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.

Check out Portable Apps website in order to find more such lightweight applications across different categories ranging from accessibility, office to security and education.

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