Alien: Isolation PC system requirements published ahead of October release date

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Alien: Isolation might be scary but is there anything scarier than the prospect of a game releasing that your computer can’t run? It sends shivers up my spine, down my spine, and then back up again like some sort of fear elevator.

Happily, Creative Assembly don’t want to distract from the fear of their game and so have published Alien: Isolation’s minimum and recommended system requirements ahead of launch.

There’s no stand out requirements that I can see in the minimum specs:

Minimum PC Specifications are:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 (32bit)

  • Processor: 3.16Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo E8500

  • RAM: 4GB RAM

  • Hard Drive: 35GB required for installation

  • Video Card: 1GB DirectX® 11 (AMD Radeon HD 5550 or Nvidia GeForce GT 430)

  • Broadband Internet Connection

35GB hard drive seems a lot to me but more and more shooters are using similar amounts. If you’re computer falls short of the necessary graphical oomph then you can pick up either the AMD Radeon HD 5550 or Nvidia GeForce GT 430 for around £40 which is quite the low barrier to entry.

Recommended PC Specifications are:

  • 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

  • RAM: 8GB RAM

  • 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

And with that you can play a game that looks like this:

We’ve had the opportunity to sit down with Alien: Isolation three times since it was announced – back in January, before E3, and before Gamescom – each time it’s impressed us.

Is your machine ready to play Alien: Isolation on its 7 October release date?

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