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Dark Souls 2 PC requirements won’t slay your hardware

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Now correct me if I’m wrong, but Dark Souls has never been the prettiest of games. It’s always looked good enough, with the gameplay being the most important part of the package. Crazy, I know, but that’s the kind of game Dark Souls is. And the sequel looks like it’ll keep that trend running.

Here’s the kind of hamster wheels that your PC will need on the inside to run the game:

Minimum

  • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows 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 RadeonHD 5870
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c or higher
  • Network: Internet connection required for online play and product activation

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
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c or higher
  • Network: Internet connection required for online play and product Activation

Bandai Namco has also posted the recommended requirements for players who are wanting to tackle the game on the hardest difficulty settings available to them:

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Console gamers, as usual, just need to do some manual labour and insert the disc into their machines. Dark Souls 2 is out on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 14, and PC later in April.

Last Updated: March 10, 2014

33 Comments

  1. Super points for that header

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 10, 2014 at 10:41

      Uncanny resemblance between the 2 on the left.

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  2. RinceThis

    March 10, 2014 at 10:38

    When will you people be releasing a review?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 10, 2014 at 10:38

      “you people” WHAT’S THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? Lacist!

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      • RinceThis

        March 10, 2014 at 10:39

        Oh, you k now what I mean, you KNOW…

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 10, 2014 at 10:44

          I don’t know anything. I play video games.

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    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      March 10, 2014 at 12:15

      When they find some one brave enough?

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  3. InsanityFlea

    March 10, 2014 at 10:39

    Yawn. Got a 4770k with a R9 290. Bring it on.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 10, 2014 at 10:49

      I want a 290, but the way the Rand is going it’ll probably be cheaper to buy a Filipino house boy & have him draw on the screen.

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      • ToshZA

        March 10, 2014 at 11:22

        What’s the refresh rate on one of those?

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 10, 2014 at 11:28

          About as good as an etch-n-sketch. So on par with Titanfall.

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          • ToshZA

            March 10, 2014 at 11:31

            The house-boy will be cheaper than Titanfall too, so probably a good buy.

    • Spathi

      March 10, 2014 at 10:57

      Finally!! My days of sleepless nights are a thing of the past! Thank you for finally revealing your PC specs!

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 10, 2014 at 10:58

        What about the RAM though? *twitch*

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    • Charl van der Merwe

      March 12, 2014 at 08:33

      Your mother must be so proud!

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      • InsanityFlea

        March 12, 2014 at 08:50

        I was actually hoping that this would at least strain the hardware. Why do you need to be a dick?

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        • Charl van der Merwe

          March 12, 2014 at 15:25

          I have the same as you but 4670k, nothing is gonna strain our hardware for the next 3 years 😉

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 10, 2014 at 10:40

    All I want is for the kb&m controls to be okay. That would be a massive improvement over DS 1.

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  5. HvR

    March 10, 2014 at 11:02

    Dammit Darryn, you skipped the most important requirement.
    Minimum: Hope, dreams and soul of 1 player.
    Recommended: Souls of a Friend List

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    • ToshZA

      March 10, 2014 at 11:21

      We Gingers are sorted. 😀

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 10, 2014 at 11:27

        Not for recommended specs.

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        • ToshZA

          March 10, 2014 at 11:32

          We own all your souls, we don’t need the friends list. 😛 Recommended is like our minimum. You’re not a ginger until you own at least 100 souls.

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 10, 2014 at 11:40

            Ain’t got time to count no freckles.

          • ToshZA

            March 10, 2014 at 11:41

            I have thousands. I can’t even count them.

          • HvR

            March 10, 2014 at 11:43

            “Like sand through the hour glass, so flow the souls through fingers of gingers”

      • HvR

        March 10, 2014 at 11:29

        Dark Souls 2 highest difficult level: Gingercore

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        • ToshZA

          March 10, 2014 at 11:33

          Where a random ginger steals all your souls?

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          • HvR

            March 10, 2014 at 11:40

            When a non ginger attempts to play in Gingercore their life force will be sucked out via PS eye, Kinect or Webcam.

          • ToshZA

            March 10, 2014 at 11:42

            Those devices already suck your life force, ginger or not.

  6. Mathias

    March 10, 2014 at 11:50

    I’m so ready.

    Dark Souls ruined other games for me. Ever since I got hooked to it I can’t really appretiate many more games without getting bored a few hours into them, but a sequel…

    Do you even praise it, casuls?

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  7. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    March 10, 2014 at 11:52

    i7-2600 with a gtx560Ti.

    Bring it on DS2!!!!

    Wait… no! I didn’t mean it! Stop! No… what… what is that… omf! Wait, no that doesn’t…. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Willem Swanepoel

    March 10, 2014 at 12:18

    hmmm i am a bit disappointed when I see DX9 required for PC. If they want to port a game for PC then just do it properly … lazy bastards! 😉

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    • YOUDIEMOFO

      April 15, 2014 at 17:23

      Yeah I know right…..one of the reasons I invested years ago in DX11 tech was that I could benefit from it before anything else,but yet I am still forced to eat up regurgitated garbage from lesser engines.

      You can still get great fidelity on DX9, but at the cost of resources since so much has to be enabled in order to get amazing fidelity. Serious Sam III: BFE to mention one. That game has “INSANE” settings that will destroy the best of computers if they are not up to par. I should know since I have one such computer.

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