With Alien: Isolation The Creative Assembly is attempting create the true meaning of fear, bringing survival horror back to its roots. Trapped aboard the spaceship Sevastopol, Ellen Ripley's daughter Amanda must enter into a frantic battle of wits with a deadly alien menace breathing down her neck. 

Hunted by a single ruthless Alien that is itself a master of stealth, Amanda must explore the mystery behind her mother's disappearance, scavenging resources and improvising solutions in order to survive. Like Amanda, your gaming rig will need to be up to the challenge to play Alien: Isolation, so read on to check out the official Alien: Isolation to see whether your PC's a survivor or just another meal.

Alien: Isolation Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16 GHz or AMD Phenom II X3 710 2.6 GHz
  • RAM: 4GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1024MB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 430 or AMD Radeon HD 5550
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 35 GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • Audio: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • Other: Broadband Internet connection

Alien: Isolation Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 270

The minimum requirements to entry for Alien: Isolation aren't too bad. You'll need a relatively recent PC but nothing here is particularly eye-catching or demanding. Most PCs bought within the last five years should match up to these requirements, but if you're in need of a graphics card upgrade to at least a GeForce GT 430 or an AMD Radeon HD 5550 then this is only going to set you back a little more than the cost of the game itself. The 35GB download seems a little large but this looks to quickly become a standard over the last year or so.

Checking out the recommended requirements for Alien: Isolation is a whole different story though. You're going to need a bit of a beast of a PC for Alien: Isolation to look its absolute best. In addition to the 8GB RAM you're going to need a pretty hefty graphics card. The Creative Assembly recommend a GeForce GTX 660 or the relatively new Radeon R9 270, so you'll need a pretty up to date rig for Alien: Isolation. Whatever the case with the GPU, you'll need to make sure it's got 2GB of VRAM to pump out these visuals. The processor might be another sticking point for some; both the Core 2 Quad Q9650 and the Phenom II X4 955 are no slouches despite their age so be sure to check out our Alien: Isolation game page to compare your system. 

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Alien: Isolation System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Alien: Isolation GPU benchmark chart.