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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
Dark Souls System Requirements
Official Minimum Requirements
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Official Recommended Requirements
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PC System Analysis For Dark Souls Requirements
Dark Souls requires a Radeon HD 4850 graphics card with a Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz or Athlon II X2 245 processor to reach the recommended specs, achieving high graphics setting on 1080p. 3 GB will also be needed to achieve the Dark Souls rec specs and get 60FPS. Minimum RAM requirements are 2 GB system memory. We suggest a 13 year old PC to play smoothly.
FPS System Benchmark
200+ FPS
High
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Dark Souls System Requirements
Intel CPU
AMD CPU
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GD Verdict
GD Adjusted Requirements
256 MB
GD VRAM hardware score: 1
3 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 3
Win Vista 32
DX 9
4 GB
FPS
Recommended Requirements
512 MB
GD VRAM hardware score: 2
3 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 3
Win 7 64
DX 9
4 GB
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Low Setting
Premium Only FPS
Medium Setting
Premium Only FPS
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Premium Only FPS
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Dark Souls PC Release Date: 23 Aug 2012

Alternative Game Tags: darksouls rpg, Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition, Dark Souls pc version, Dark Souls:Prepare To Die Edition
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