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Dark Souls PC Release date
EU Release Date:
Aug-23-2012
US Release Date:
Aug-23-2012
AU Release Date:
Aug-23-2012
Official release date


Genre
RPG
Action
Theme
Fantasy
Dark Souls is available on PC
XBox 360 Game
Dark Souls is available on the Microsoft XBox 360 console
PS3 Game
Dark Souls is available on the Sony PS3 console
PC System Analysis for Dark Souls
The game consists of dungeon crawling in hostile environments and exploits the tension instilled by risk versus reward game mechanics and penalties upon player death. Dark Souls takes place in an open world environment, with the player able to travel to and from areas and explore various available paths. Dark Souls allows players to light Bonfires, which function as respawn locations. These bonfires also replenish health, magic, and special items like Estus flasks - limited vials that restore health, but also respawn all enemies previously defeated, except for bosses and certain special enemies


PC Dark Souls User Scores
Dark Souls System Requirements
Minimum Requirements
  • hg
Recommended Requirements
  • fgh
INTEL CPU
AMD CPU
Nvidia GPU
AMD GPU
RAM
OS
Direct X
HDD Space
GD Verdict
Minimum Requirements
2 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 4
Win Xp 32
DX 9
4 GB
FPS
GD Adjusted Requirements
3 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 5
Win Vista 32
DX 9
4 GB
FPS
Recommended Requirements
3 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 5
Win 7 64
DX 9
4 GB
FPS
Average Frames Per Second
Low Setting
Premium Only FPS
Medium Setting
Premium Only FPS
High Setting
Premium Only FPS
Ultra Setting
Premium Only FPS
Can I run Dark Souls
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Modern Only
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Dark Souls Gamer Feedback Results
  • Anti Aliasing
    CSAA 8x
    FXAA
    MSAA 2x
    MSAA 4x
    MSAA 8x
    MLAA
    SMAA
    TXAA 2x
    CSAA 16x
    CSAA 32x
    CSAA 8xQ
    SSAA
    TXAA 4x
    Mac OS
    Yes 13%
    No 88%
    Console Port
    Yes 98%
    No 2%
    Bindable Mouse Btns
    Yes
  • PC Optimised
    Yes 37%
    No 63%
    Sandbox Quality
    Non-existent 40%
    Oculus Support
    No
    Frame per Sec Cap
    30 FPS 59%
  • What People Will Pay
    $23
    AMD optimised
    Yes 61%
    No 39%
    Nvidia optimised
    Yes 66%
    No 34%
    Game too Buggy
    No 100%
  • Good on Low graphics
    Yes 88%
    No 12%
    Upgrade PC for this
    Yes 63%
    No 37%
    Good Surround Sound
    Yes 91%
    No 9%
    Good Ending
    Yes 91%
    No 9%
  • Replayability
    Yes
    5.2 / 10
    Multiple Endings
    Yes 78%
    No 22%
    Time to Complete
    53 hours
    Best Control Scheme
    Controller 90%
  • Game Difficulty
    Punishing 54%
    Sli/Crossfire Support
    No
    Non-skip Cutscenes
    No 89%
    Anytime Quick Save
    No
  • Worth Getting
    Yes 96%
    No 4%
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The latest system requirements News for Dark Souls
Feb-28-2015 I stumbled upon this site the other week and I thought it was a pretty neat idea, particularly if you’re like me and you have the imagination of a paving slab when it comes to your game choices. Ful...
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Full system requirements for Dark Souls reported on Jun-02-2012

The PC conversion of Dark Souls was championed by staunch PC industry veterans earlier this year, until Namco saw that it would definitely make a lot of people happy should it eventually reach our personal computers.

Well that time is drawing ever nearer and we now have the Dark Souls system requirements, so lets take a look and see what sort of system you might need to run Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition...

Dark Souls System Requirements

OS: Windows XP , Windows Vista, Windows 7, or newer

CPU: 2.6 GHz Dual-Core

GPU RAM: 512MB

GPU: ATI Radeon 4850 or better, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or better

RAM: 1GB (XP), 2GB (Vista/7)

HDD: 4GB

DX: 9.0c

AUDIO: Direct Sound Compatible

OTHER: Multiplayer requires microphone headset support

So there we go. As expected, only a fairly modest PC, by todays standards, is required to run Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for the PC.

Thanks to Cham0d for getting these details.

The PC version called Dark Souls Prepare To Die Edition is due out on August 24th 2012.

Does this dark RPG excite you? What do you think the Prepare To Die Edition will have in terms of extras compared to the original console version?

Apr-10-2012 In October 2012 Dark Souls was released onto the main consoles. It is a brilliant game and one that even challenges the awesome Skyrim for fantasy action game of the year. It didnt come to PC though. ...
Jan-16-2012 Dark Souls, the successor to the PS3 game, Demons Souls, was a huge hit on the console a couple of months ago and it seems that people are pushing hard to get it brought to PC. Stating that Dark Soul...
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can i run this at all ?
any help appreciated

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Yes you can

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Since Steam Christmas sale has this game down to about $6 for me, can anyone tell me how well this would play for me using 1280x720? if I can play at medium with decent FPS or do I have to go low?

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Medium settings,AA off at that res should do 40 fps avg.

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i know optimization is **ing horrible. but can i run it with dsfix?

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Yes.

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thanks for reply but nah i didn't

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settings and fps for me pls.

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hey can I run this game? any reply would be greatly apprecated

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Can I run this game at a playable framerate with DSFix patches?

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Can I run it? settings and fps?

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Well this game is totally unplayable you need a monster of a rig just to get good fps and even then it's still a terrible console port such a damn shame..

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My laptop is worse than yours and runs the game just fine. Load the game up with DSfix, and you should be gold.

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I get a lousy 19 fps where the Taurus demon is

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What fps do you normally get?

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Hi I have a Pentium Dual Core E5500 2.8 Ghz FsB 800 Mhz and is ranked in 4 points and the older Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0Ghz FSB 800Mhz is ranked in 5 points, what's wrong???

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Wrong section, please use "shout out" for non-game related questions.
Anyway, to your question:
Yes E4400 are older, but the architecture of Core2Duo are better then pentium. In gaming the C2D E4400 will therefore perform better than the pentium E5500, reason ranking differency. Also they are from different intel generations and series so the frequency can't be compared to compare performance.

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What settings ?

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what settings and fps plz?

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Smooth medium buddy!The game will stutter sometimes,but now you know it's just unoptimized!Enjoy,it's an awesome game! :D

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