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Total War: Rome 2 PC requirements confirmed

by Alice O'Connor,, Jun 28, 2013 7:30AM PDT

Will thousands of pretty Romans and barbarians running around murdering each other in Total War: Rome 2 strain your PC too much? Before you scoff that your 'rig' can handle anything, as well as confirming the system requirements today, developer The Creative Assembly has released a 30000x4087 panorama that may have you hungering to upgrade to play in similar absurd detail.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you your system requirements (though, as ever, who knows what's actually considered playable on such PCs?):


  • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor

  • Memory: 2GB RAM

  • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible card (shader model 3, vertex texture fetch support).

  • DirectX: 9.0c

  • Hard Drive: 35 GB HD space

  • Screen Resolution: 1024x768

  • OS: XP/ Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8


  • Processor: 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater)

  • Memory: 4GB RAM

  • Graphics: 1024 MB DirectX 11 compatible graphics card.

  • DirectX: 11

  • Hard Drive: 35 GB HD space

  • Screen Resolution: 1920x1080

  • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8

Here's that ridiculous panorama I mentioned, with elephants and camels galore: