‘Alien: Isolation’ PC Requirements Revealed

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Alien: Isolation’s main goal is to scare you, but it won’t be able to do it effectively enough if your PC isn’t up to the job. So, it seems appropriate that the game’s min/max PC requirements have been revealed today, allowing all PC players to determine how ready their PC builds are. For those of you that don’t have the best of PCs right now, you may not need to worry. The minimum requirements seem pretty lenient, aside from the install size.

Creative Assembly recently announced that Alien: Isolation had gone gold, making the reveal of the PC specs all the more timely. The developer also debuted the first video in a new series that would show the numerous ways players can try to survive the alien creature. The first, called “No Escape,” showed protagonist Amanda attempting to flee the alien on foot. It… didn’t go too well. While the gameplay certainly resembles other games like Outlast and Amnesia: The Dark Descent, players will still come across several weapons to arm themselves with. That said, it still wouldn’t be wise to take the alien head-on, with running and hiding always being the smarter choice.

Courtesy of PC Gamer, Alien: Isolation’s PC requirements are as follows:

Minimum PC Specifications:

Operating System: Windows 7 (32bit)
Processor: 3.16Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Hard Drive: 35GB required for installation
Video Card: 1GB DirectX 11 (AMD Radeon HD 5550 or Nvidia GeForce GT 430)
Broadband Internet Connection

Recommended PC Specifications:

Operating System: Windows 7 (64bit)
Processor: AMD: Phenom II X4 955 – 4 Core, 3.2 GHz or INTEL: Core 2 Quad Q9650 – 4 Core, 3.0 Ghz
Hard Drive: 35GB required for installation
Video Card: 2GB DirectX 11 (AMD GPU: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series or Nvidia gpu: GeForce GTX660)
Broadband Internet Connection

Alien Isolation - Movement scanner and half of a body

To get a (slightly spoiler-filled) idea about what challenges the game will present you with, check out the Trophy/Achievement list that was revealed a few weeks back. The “Mercy of Prudence” one in particular, which requires you to finish the game without killed any humans, implies that players will inevitably be confronted by other survivors. Perhaps injuring one to lure the alien while you escape is an employable tactic?

Are you looking forward to another horror game that encourages you to run instead of fight? How many are still cautious about this title because of Aliens: Colonial Marines?

Alien: Isolation is due to release on October 7, 2014 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Source: PC Gamer