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Imagine the lights go out, never to return. Bright aurora flare across the sky, and all humanity’s technological might is laid to waste, neutralized in a kind of quiet apocalypse. Everything that has shielded humanity from the disinterested power of Mother Nature is suddenly wrenched from us, dropping us a few links down the food chain. Food and water are scarce. The roads are no longer safe. And winter approaches…
Welcome to The Long Dark, the inaugural title from Hinterland, a new independent game studio comprised of veteran developers from the triple-A game industry. Hinterland’s core team have collectively worked on over 40 triple-A games on console and PC, and are now turning their talents to creating an independent game—an immersive survival simulation for the PC.
The Long Dark GPU Performance Comparison Graph

The Long Dark GPU Analysis
Comparing The Long Dark PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that The Long Dark is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 9 or OpenGL 4.2.

The Long Dark makes use of DX11.00 so a GPU with that capability could benefit from enhanced visuals.

To get the best visual graphical experience on The Long Dark, aim to have a GPU that has at least 1.024 GB GPU RAM.

Most bottom end graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play The Long Dark

We are advised that 8 year old graphics cards should be able to run The Long Dark , but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.

Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the The Long Dark graphics card requirements chart below.