The Long Dark
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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 System Requirements
1 Aug 2017 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Win Xp 32
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-650 3.2GHz / AMD Athlon II X4 600e
  • Graphics: AMD Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop or NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS
  • VRAM: 512MB
  • System Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 1 GB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Win 7 64
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-860S Quad 2.53GHz / AMD Phenom II X6 1035T
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5830 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 555 (OEM)
  • VRAM: 1GB
  • System Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 1 GB Hard drive space
PC System Analysis For The Long Dark Requirements
Your PC will need a graphics card thats as powerful as a GeForce GTX 555 (OEM)/Radeon HD 5830 and it should be paired with either a Phenom II X6 1035T/Core i7-860S Quad 2.53GHz CPU to match the The Long Dark recommended system specs. This PC setup will deliver 60 Frames Per Second on High graphics settings on 1080p monitor resolution. For your PC to completely meet the recommended requirements you will also need 8 GB system memory. To run The Long Dark even on low graphics settings your PC will require at least a 512MB GeForce 9600 GS / Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop with a Core i5-650 3.2GHz or Athlon II X4 600e CPU. This will return an average of 30 frames per second. You should also have 2 GB system memory for min specs. Make sure your GPU can run DirectX 11 or The Long Dark won’t run.
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The Long Dark PC Release Date:

1 Aug 2017

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This is one beautiful game I gotta say. Rare gem!

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I voted yes because…I can run it on 1080p with about med settings at buttery smooth 60 fps with v-sync.I would advise playing with the settings a bit to find what's right for you but you can definatly run it while keeping it looking beautiful. :)

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i have gt 425m and i can play on low around 30fps

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you can play on low 30+ fps, i have right now and i am playing, you can look my rig

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Fail? I can actually run this game on the lowest settings.And yes at playable fps.

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Can i run it? because game-debate said that i cant play The Forest, but i play on low about 30fps.

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