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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor System Requirements Call For A Beefy PC

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With current-gen consoles now firmly on the market we’re starting to see hints of what hardware one will need in a PC in order to play the latest games. The boringly named Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor has had its system requirements announced, and they might just have a lot of people gently crying into their keyboard.

Minimum: 
OS: 64-bit: Vista, Win 7, Win 8
Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 | AMD Radeon HD 6950
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 25 GB available space

Recommended: 
OS: 64-bit: Win 7, Win 8
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 | AMD Radeon HD 7970
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 40 GB available space

My own computer, which admittedly was built on a shoe-string budget last year,  just sits in the minimum requirements bracket, which is actually a little scary. Interestingly, though, Shadow of Mordor will also be releasing on the previous generation of consoles, and thus it’s a little surprising that PC owners won’t be able to scale the game down quite a bit.

Ah well, guess it’s time to put away some money for an upgrade. Well, if I had any money to put away.

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2 replies »

  1. I’ve never been good at actually understanding what PC specs mean, I think I can run this, but who knows! Are you going to be adding this game to your wishlist? I certainly am, I think it looks amazing.

    • The world of PC specs can be a confusing place at times, which is why a lot of people prefer consoles, I suppose.

      It’s on my wish list, for sure. As a bit of a Tolkien nut the idea of an open-world game that steps away from the usual material appeals, and there’s pretty interesting gameplay mechanics in there. Fingers crossed for something good.

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