Deus Ex: The Fall Official System Requirements

Written by Katie Allen on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 3:30 PM
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News that Deus Ex: The Fall is being ported for PC and arriving on Steam in the next few weeks has got something of a mixed response from the gaming community. On the one hand, there are not many around who would turn their nose up at a new Deus Ex title for PC, but on the other, many have their doubts about the game being a port from mobile.

Square Enix has now released the official system requirements for Deus Ex: The Fall, and we personally think they’re on the high side for a - by all accounts - fairly brief mobile game. As we all know, "official" system requirements aren't always "correct" system requirements. You can judge for yourself below...

Deus Ex: The Fall Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows XP SP2

CPU: 2GHz dual core

RAM: 2 GB RAM

HD: 4 GB available space

GPU: DirectX 9.0c compatible

DX: 9.0c

Deus Ex: The Fall Recommended System Requirements

OS:  Windows 7 SP1

CPU: Quad Core 2.66GHz

RAM: 4 GB RAM

HD: 4 GB available space

GPU: GeForce 500 Series/ Radeon HD 7000 Series, 1 GB VRAM

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As we’d expect, the minimum settings for the port are pretty low, any DX 9 compatible graphics card should run the title as long as you’re packing a 2GHz dual-core processor. It’s a mobile port, so we would expect virtually any modern rig to at least run it, especially since from what we’ve seen and heard about the PC port we aren’t going to see a significant change in graphics or power.

However, it’s those recommended requirements we’re a bit stumped by. If these are actually even vaguely accurate, it looks like the PC port was thrown together in double quick time. You can run the Android version of this game in 1080p with 4xMSAA on a quad-core mobile processor with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz and 2GB of RAM, so we’re not sure whether to be sceptical, concerned or both over Square Enix’s claim that recommended PC settings are for a quad core 2.66GHz processor and 4GB Ram.

Low-end Radeon HD 7000 series and GeForce 500 series with 1GB VRAM should be pretty manageable for most people, and certainly aren’t as outlandish as the CPU and RAM requirements we’ve seen listed.

What do you think of these system requirements? Do they reek of extremely poor optimization for PC, or are they just plain wrong?

Let us know what you think!

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12:37 Mar-02-2014

im not sure i will be able to run it...

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08:45 Mar-03-2014

Lol

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07:19 Mar-01-2014

The game runs fine on my 1.2 ghz dual core phone so any modern rig should be able to run it. Graphics wise it is good enough for me to enjoy better than ps2/xbox era graphics.

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20:36 Feb-28-2014

I can honestly say, I don't feel much hope after playing the "Ravensword" port, but....
On the other hand, a new Deus Ex game, WOOOOOOO!

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19:28 Feb-28-2014

Although I basically don't want to play the ported version, it's quite insane to consider a phone can run it O.o, even more considering the Recommended System Requirements . Wow game Such Graphics Much visible polygons.

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07:20 Mar-01-2014

Phones can easily run doom 3 now,even lowly ones like those 1.2 ghz snapdragons everyone likes to bash.

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18:06 Feb-28-2014

Every time I see "DirectX 9.0c compatible" I think, yess my intel hd can run it.
But actually it can't....
I hope this one can run it.

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17:06 Feb-28-2014

Actually I think they are better than a console port

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16:47 Feb-28-2014

I never actually played any of Deus Ex

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16:56 Feb-28-2014

If you ever get curious enough to try one - I suggest the first game in the series (still one of my most favorite games) and Human Revolution. Invisible Wars...not so much.

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16:31 Feb-28-2014

Super Meh!!

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16:23 Feb-28-2014

Meh

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16:34 Feb-28-2014

Much meh. Very disinterested. Such disappointment.

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16:57 Feb-28-2014

ROFL

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