XCOM: Enemy Unknown System Requirements

12th August 2021 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista
  • Processor: 2 GHz DualCore
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT or greater
  • DirectX®: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB HD space
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible
  • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and Microsoft .NET 4.
 

Official Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Athlon X2 2.7 GHz)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9000 series / ATI Radeon HD 3000 series or greater
  • DirectX®: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB HD space
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible
  • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and Microsoft .NET 4.
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How well optimised is XCOM: Enemy Unknown for PC? 8.9
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Genres: Strategy , Turn-based
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown System Requirements

Minimum
Recommended
Processor
Graphics Card
VRAM
512MB
512MB
RAM
2 GB
4 GB
OS
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
DirectX
9
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HDD Space
20 GB
20 GB

XCOM: Enemy Unknown PC Release Date:

12 Oct 2012

Alternative Game Tags: XCOM Enemy Unknown X-COM Enemy Unknown 2012, xcomenemyunknown, unreal engine 3, ufo enemy unknown
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16:05 Feb-06-2016

Believe it or not my rig can run XCom, it has bad framerate on cutscenes and sometimes frames drop a lot with a lot of particle effects, but as long as you have specs like mine you can run it with not too many problems.

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22:42 Jan-28-2016

Can i run it ???

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15:10 Feb-11-2016

yes, but dont expect too much performance

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15:25 Feb-12-2016

is it will be a playable fps ?? +30 on lowest set/res maybe ??

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16:39 Feb-12-2016

of course. I think you will get at least 30fps on low with ur res

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19:59 Jun-12-2015

Can i Max this game

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11:01 Oct-01-2015

Yes you can mate.

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23:22 Oct-02-2015

ok thanks

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15:58 Jun-02-2015

can i run this

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11:01 Oct-01-2015

Yes, in maximum graphic setting.

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09:31 Mar-03-2015

can i run this?

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22:27 Mar-07-2015

probably not. Game's decently optimized but a strain on the hardware. if you have a PS3 or 360 it released on those as well. You MIGHT get playable with everything lowest, but no promises. And you'd have to make for sure your laptop had proper cooling. My main issue playing the game was my laptop getting too hot and my FPS tanking. (which it was still playable, just annoying)

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12:29 Sep-19-2015

Yes you will be able to run this, dont listen to Bt123456789. I can run it medium settings with good FPS and your RIG isn't much worse than mine. So yes, low-medium settings.

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21:29 Feb-14-2016

The hell, my rig is nearly the same as yours without overclocks and i can run it in ultra with a constant 60fps

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16:04 Feb-15-2016

he had an older rig when this was posted. it wasn't what it is now if I recall.

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07:16 Feb-19-2015

What settings can i run this game at?

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18:52 Mar-03-2015

I'm running it at 1280X1024 or 1366X768 on high preset with a very smooth mid-30+, depending on clocks, I've never pushed them--but I prefer 1280X1024 because of widescreen--but you should be able to run it likewise, fellow gamer, if not better depending on screen res! :) Gonna try it later on with 1400X1050 and bumped clocks! :)

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10:51 Oct-19-2014

can i play

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22:29 Mar-07-2015

I realize this is very old but you should, my laptop has the exact same specs and I was running well with everythong on low, textures high (if I remember right), and got good FPS, just make sure your laptop's cooled properly, my issue was overheating which killed my framerate.

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02:04 Oct-19-2014

This game is free. There is a website giving this for free :3 But they will stop when it's monday.

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09:40 Oct-17-2014

Low settings for me?

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12:30 Sep-19-2015

Nah, I run it medium or low at decent FPS. You'll be able to run it mid - high now problem :)

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08:05 Jul-24-2014

FPS at the lowest settings for me please

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09:38 Jul-24-2014

try out medium settings for good FPS :D

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09:57 Jul-24-2014

Thank you

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17:35 Jul-25-2014

I can't even run it on the lowest settings. :(

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18:59 Jul-04-2014

Can i run it broz ?

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20:09 Jul-04-2014

this game is by no far demanding in any way try high settings and if your getting a 60 fps you can choose to raise up to max and see what you get there but chances of you running it are really good

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17:57 Jun-24-2014

I love this game.

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08:13 Jun-14-2014

can i run it? fps?

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16:32 May-21-2014

pls :( Can I run this game with playable FPS on my hardware?? And is this game good optimized and any chance to run it on Win XP ?? pls :(

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10:30 May-31-2014

You can play it on that machine if you upgrade from XP.


XCOM: Enemy Unknown does not run on Windows XP.

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16:26 Mar-29-2014

Can I play this game as a single-player? Or It's only multi-player ..

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20:09 Jul-04-2014

if you have not found out yet this game is BOTH single player and Multi-player

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22:37 Dec-31-2013

I was wondering if I could run this game and with what settings and projected fps

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09:13 Feb-09-2014

You are able to run this game in max setting man, since its a tactical turn based strategy, FPS isn't really what you're looking for, although you are guaranteed to run the game smoothly most of the time :)

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12:33 Nov-30-2013

does the operating system matter that much?

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09:14 Feb-09-2014

I think not, unless your OS isn't compatible with the game itself.

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15:08 Nov-29-2013

Can I run this game at 4k?

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09:15 Feb-09-2014

One thing i can say: Sure! ;)

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09:49 Nov-18-2013

why my lap top suck sooo much?!?!!?

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23:29 Oct-04-2013

Can I run it?

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19:16 Oct-09-2013

Definitely, probably on max too (I can, and your specs are better) :)

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