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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
Back of the Box
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

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PC Dark Souls User Scores
Dark Souls System Requirements
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 16%
    No 84%
    Console Port
    Yes 97%
    No 3%
    Bindable Mouse Btns
    Yes
  • PC Optimised
    Yes 42%
    No 58%
    Sandbox Quality
    Non-existent 48%
    Oculus Support
    No
    Frame per Sec Cap
    30 FPS 54%
  • What People Will Pay
    $19
    AMD optimised
    Yes 64%
    No 36%
    Nvidia optimised
    Yes 68%
    No 32%
    Game too Buggy
    No 100%
  • Good on Low graphics
    Yes 89%
    No 11%
    Upgrade PC for this
    Yes 59%
    No 41%
    Good Surround Sound
    Yes 96%
    No 4%
    Good Ending
    Yes 92%
    No 8%
  • Replayability
    Yes
    5.1 / 10
    Multiple Endings
    Yes 74%
    No 26%
    Time to Complete
    50 hours
    Best Control Scheme
    Controller 86%
  • Game Difficulty
    Punishing 52%
    Sli/Crossfire Support
    No
    Non-skip Cutscenes
    No 89%
    Anytime Quick Save
    No
  • Worth Getting
    Yes 97%
    No 3%
8.6

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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?

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01:46 Mar-28-2015
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Can I run it on stable 30+ FPS (Except in Blight **ing prick town)

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I think you can, because I know that the game has trouble with AMD hardware, and you use Intel and NVIDIA, so you should be fine. And thats a good GPU.

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can i run dark souls
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yes you can run it on medium-high setting by 1366x768 resolution with around 30 fps

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do i need dsfix

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What kind of settings/FPS should I expect?

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Can I run this on nvidia 7025 geforce 630?

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Could i run this? with dsfix? if so what fps

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How well could i run this one(i know i have a good rig compared to reqs,but i heard the game isn't very well optimised)?

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A friend of mine have an similar rig and he run DS fine… He got a patch that make the game stable. My guess is that you can run it

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Thanks.Its running great!

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Can I play it on the minimum setting?

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Can I play it and what settings and fps?

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probably ultra 40 fps

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So my rig is
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Try to not force very much the GFX. and it's not problem of your rig, is because the optimization of this game for PC is very bad.

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What settings should I use to get 60+ fps?

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the game is poorly optimized for the pc but with those specs you can go for full on high settings no problem :)

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I used to play it on X360 and my fps goes to in blighttown, maybe my new notebook can handle it better than the Xbox, right?

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Settings and FPS?

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low - 40 fps i think

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