BioShock's official PC system requirements

bioshock womanIf there’s one game that’s been dripping with anticipation, it’ll be BioShock. August 21st (or August 24th for European folks) can’t come soon enough for people to start chucking grenades, angering Big Daddies and running around a completely submerged underwater facility with the Unreal Engine 3.

In the meantime, check out our interview with game designer Jordan Thomas. GamerNode thought that, "The art direction is excellent — there is very close attention to detail, lighting, special effects and the backdrop of the city [Rapture} has a deep and graphically stunning look to it. But there’s more to BioShock than just great eye candy."

But the real question is, can your PC handle it? Here are the official PC system requirements:


Operating Systems:

  • Windows XP (with Service Pack 2) or Windows Vista

Minimum System Requirements:

  • CPU: Pentium 4 2.4GHz Single Core processor
  • System RAM: 1GB
  • Video Card: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 128MB RAM (NVIDIA 6600 or better/ATI X1300 or better, excluding ATI X1550).
  • Sound Card: 100% direct X 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Hard disc space: 8GB free space

Recommended System Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • System RAM: 2GB
  • Video card: DX9: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT or better). DX10: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or better
  • Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi series (Optimized for use with Creative Labs EAX ADVANCED HD 4.0 or EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 compatible sound cards)
  • Important Note: Game requires Internet connection for activation.

(Or, you know, you can just get a Xbox 360.)


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