Illuminating: Dark Souls 2 system requirements unveiled

Dark Souls 2 system requirements

Dark Souls 2 is out and we’ve given it a verdict in our Dark Souls 2 review.

Namco Bandai has released the system requirements for the PC version of Dark Souls 2, updating the Steam store page. It’s due out on April 25th, just over a month after the console versions. 

While From Software promises upgraded textures and a better frame-rate, this hasn’t led to taxing system requirements, which are pretty low. Check them out below.

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
  • Processor: AMD® Phenom II™ X2 555 3.2Ghz or Intel® Pentium Core ™ 2 Duo E8500 3.17Ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600GT, ATI Radeon™ HD 5870
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 14 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® (or equivalent) recommended

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1
  • Processor: Intel® CoreTM i3 2100 3.10GHz or AMD® A8 3870K 3.0GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 465 or higher, ATI Radeon™ HD 6870 or higher
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 14 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® (or equivalent) recommended

So, will you be able to run it? Or, perhaps a better question, have you recovered enough from the terrible Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition version to risk another PC port?