Here Are the System Requirements for the Hottest Games of 2019

These are the specs you’ll need to get started with some of this year’s most highly anticipated PC games, from Anthem* to Metro Exodus* to Far Cry*: New Dawn*.1 2 3

If you’re wondering whether you’re ready for PC gaming in 2019, use this system requirement guide as a reference. We’ve collected the recommended specs for 2019’s hottest titles in one place.

Whether you’re playing Anthem*, Metro Exodus*, Sekiro*: Shadows Die Twice*, or Far Cry*: New Dawn*, you’re going to want access to info on the recommended specs. These aren’t merely the minimum system requirements for running each game — they’re the hardware requirements at which you start to experience the game the way the developers intended.

But ultimately, they’re just the beginning. You might want to target higher and more consistent frame rates, better visual fidelity, or higher resolutions. Whatever your preferences may be, it’s important to build a solid foundation upon which to iterate, and these recommended specs are a great starting point.

We’ll be keeping this list up-to-date in the coming months with the recommended specs for every one of the year’s hottest games. Consider bookmarking this page for later reference.

Resident Evil* 2

  • OS: Windows* 10 (64-bit required)
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3770 processor or better
  • RAM: 8GB of system memory
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or AMD® Radeon™ RX 480
  • GPU RAM: 3GB of video memory
  • Storage: 26GB of available space
  • DirectX*: Version 11

2019’s Resident Evil* 2 has come a long way since the 1998 original. By eschewing the original’s fixed “tank” controls in favor of a more modern over-the-shoulder perspective, Capcom* gave themselves an opportunity to revamp the game’s environmental design. You’ll find that creative use of lighting, fog, and water effects render RE2’s* levels freshly terrifying, even for longtime fans of the game.

Anthem*

  • OS: Windows* 10 (64-bit required)
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4790 processor or better
  • RAM: 16GB of system memory
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or AMD® Radeon™ RX 480
  • GPU RAM: 4GB of video memory
  • Storage: 50GB of available space
  • DirectX*: Version 11

Anthem*, veteran studio BioWare’s* expedition into shoot-and-loot action-RPG territory, is set in a world rich with alien flora and fauna. Many of the game’s mechanics revolve around the Javelin, the ultra-powerful, flying exosuit that serves as your bridge between Fort Tarsis, a bustling outpost and central hub, and the vibrant outside world. Anthem* is a game about discovery, whether you’re embarking on daring adventures into the unknown or learning about the joy of flight for the first time.

Ace Combat 7*: Skies Unknown*

  • OS: Windows* 10 (64-bit required)
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-7500 processor or better
  • RAM: 8GB of system memory
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060
  • GPU RAM: 3GB of video memory
  • Storage: 50GB of available space
  • DirectX*: Version 11

The arcade-style flight simulator Ace Combat* 7 is the series’ first to utilize Unreal Engine* 4, an upgrade immediately apparent in its environmental effects. Sandstorms, rain clouds, and lightning strikes not only bring AC7’s* skies to life but present the player with intriguing challenges during both solo and multiplayer play. Advanced cloud physics grant the skies lifelike qualities, and even gliding through them is a simple pleasure.

Metro Exodus*

  • OS: Windows* 10 (64-bit required)
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K processor or better
  • RAM: 8GB of system memory
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 2060, or AMD® Radeon™ RX VEGA 56
  • GPU RAM: 8GB of video memory
  • Storage: 59GB of available space
  • DirectX*: Version 12

Metro Exodus’* apocalyptic wasteland is at once bucolic, desolate, and terrifying. For every horrific mutant wolf, spider, or crustacean, there’s an eerily gorgeous view of nuclear war-torn Russia: Arid desert, foggy woodland, and snowy tundra alike. When played with quality set to “Extreme,” Metro Exodus* is capable of depicting beauty in even the most dismal of places, creating a world that captivates as much as it repulses.

Tropico* 6

  • OS: Windows* 10 (64-bit required)
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3000 processor or better
  • RAM: 16GB of system memory
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960 or AMD® Radeon™ R9 380
  • GPU RAM: 8GB of video memory

Welcome back El Presidente with Tropico* 6, the latest in the government management simulation series. With Tropico* 6, El Presidente expands his rule to encompass an entire archipelago, creating new challenges in resource management and city planning. Tropico* 6 will also feature much more sophisticated NPCs; this time around, Tropicans will be citizens with fully formed needs, priorities, and desires. Commanding pirates to steal world wonders is a new feature that’s fitting for a madcap dictatorship the scope of El Preisdente’s.

Sekiro*: Shadows Die Twice*

  • OS: Windows* 10 (64-bit required)
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K processor or better
  • RAM: 8GB of system memory
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 or AMD® Radeon™ RX 570
  • Storage: 25GB of available space
  • DirectX*: Version 11

FromSoftware*, the studio behind Dark Souls* and Bloodborne*, is going full shinobi with Sekiro*: Shadows Die Twice*. Expect the studio’s signature towering monstrosities and unforgiving combat scenarios, but also expect a new emphasis on stealth and verticality. Set in mid-15th-century Japan, during the Sengoku period, Sekiro’s* scenery consists of Japanese castles and vibrant foliage. Just as in FromSoftware’s* other games, Sekiro’s* enemies are formidable AI opponents that demonstrate highly specific, nuanced patterns of behavior during combat encounters.

Crackdown* 3

  • OS: Windows* 10, version 14393.0 or higher
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4690 processor or better
  • RAM: 8GB of system memory
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060, AMD® Radeon™ R9 290X, or AMD® Radeon™ RX 480
  • GPU RAM: 4GB of video memory
  • DirectX*: DirectX* 12 API, hardware feature level 11

Crackdown* 3 marks the series’ return after 2010’s beloved Crackdown* 2. One of the game’s highlights is Wrecking Zone, an all-new, cloud computing-powered, ultra-destructive 5v5 competitive game mode in which every structure around you can be gunned down and blown to smithereens. In addition, the destruction physics in Crackdown* 3’s single-player experience are a joy to behold. As an Agent, you can launch Homing Rockets at foes and send cars flying as flaming wrecks.

Far Cry*: New Dawn*

  • OS: Windows* 10 (64-bit required)
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4790 processor or better
  • RAM: 8GB of system memory
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 or AMD® Radeon™ R9 290X
  • GPU RAM: 4GB of video memory
  • Storage: 30GB of available space

How many game franchises end a mainline entry with a nuclear explosion — only to return with a standalone sequel set in the resulting post-apocalyptic world? This is the premise of Far Cry*: New Dawn*, an inventive follow-up to 2018’s Far Cry* 5. While the game contains echoes of the systems and general world map from Far Cry* 5, there are also new Expeditions and Treasure Hunts to tackle in New Dawn*. In addition, New Dawn’s* map features vast, lush horizons dotted with pink flowers everywhere you turn, making a return to Hope County all the more appealing.

Mortal Kombat* 11

  • OS: Windows* 10 (64-bit required)
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2300 processor or better
  • RAM: 8GB of system memory
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 780, NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1060-6GB, AMD® Radeon™ R9 290, or AMD® Radeon™ RX 570
  • DirectX*: Version 11

It’s not too early to start bracing yourself for another Mortal Kombat*. The series is back, sporting a new roster and revamped customization system. New combat mechanics like last-ditch maneuvers called “Fatal Blows” make their introduction this time around, and fighter newcomer Geras can even manipulate time. Moreover, NetherRealm* invested a lot of effort into getting the character animations just right, and even utilized a massive, two-story motion capture studio to record actors for the game.

Conclusion

Don’t see one of your most anticipated games on this list? Don’t worry — we’ve still got you covered. We’ll be updating this list throughout the year to ensure that all your need-to-know information about system requirements for 2019 PC games stays in one place. Stay tuned!

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