Alien: Isolation System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 10:15 AM
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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. 

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15:26 Oct-03-2014

settings?

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19:47 Sep-19-2014

My PC is a badass survivor. AWESOME!!

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20:22 Sep-15-2014

They sayed that you have 1 life and u can complete the game without killing aliens if so i'll try it and make a vid of it :D

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20:33 Sep-13-2014

Wow, recommend is surprisingly low, imo...

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02:11 Sep-14-2014

not really. this is just more sensible :)

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17:17 Sep-13-2014

i think that someone took some notes and pointers from ACM.... how NOT TO F...UP A GOOD GAME...hope it delivers! :)

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16:16 Sep-12-2014

the wait is killing me, be fast october the 3rd.

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18:21 Sep-13-2014

goddamn it i thougt this was Shadow of Mordor page -.-

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13:24 Sep-12-2014

I was worried about my rig, however i am completely satisfied and calm now. :-D

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12:50 Sep-12-2014

well, this time we dont have any of the i7/8320 and gtx680/7970. so this seems a bit tame :) FINALLY! some devs have the sense to set it properly at least

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07:10 Sep-12-2014

This game better look good with those recommended requirements.

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06:40 Sep-12-2014

Better be good.

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03:53 Sep-12-2014

I really, really, really (keep going for 300 really's) want this game to be good, I mean REALLY.

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23:40 Sep-11-2014

Prepare to be scared out of your boots :)

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17:29 Sep-11-2014

Those aren't terribly bad requirements. I'm really excited for this game. I think this is the Alien game the fans have been waiting for.

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15:42 Sep-11-2014

i hate how everything is going dx11 only

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07:48 Sep-12-2014

well, next time will be dx11 and dx12...and then dx12 only...i know how it feels...i have it.

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11:05 Sep-12-2014

Progress is good. We'd still be playing text adventures if we never moved forward, looking forward to DX12.

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11:38 Sep-12-2014

sure...but not for me anymore. :)

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18:40 Sep-14-2014

haha...thanks for -1....."not for me anymore" i mean... "i'm not playing games anymore"

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12:27 Sep-11-2014

If you are worry about this gtx660 and r9 270 then don't. I have around 80-90 fps in Ultra 1080p with 2xSMAA (max AA) so it will be perfectly playable even on lower rig. Also, the game looks like the same as in trailers/gameplays

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16:09 Sep-11-2014

Got a copy already??

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17:21 Sep-11-2014

Please contact me via private message

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10:32 Sep-11-2014

I seriously cant wait for this game, looks good, hope they wont downgrade it like they did with colonial marines

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11:56 Sep-11-2014

"They"? This game isn't made by the same developer who made Aliens Colonial Marines..

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19:44 Sep-11-2014

True, SEGA was just the publisher; Gearbox "supposedly" developed ACM (majority of ACM was outsourced to Timegate Studios). And now Gearbox and SEGA are in the middle of a lawsuit.

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10:21 Sep-11-2014

I would love if the alien can take the same path you can to follow you. So you might think that a overhead pipe might be a safe place to get past an area but the alien can use it too and when you turn around he is right behind you.

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13:49 Sep-11-2014

Um, No... I think It'd better be better if he adapts eventually, i.e., You think an overhead pipe is a safe place, but It's your first time there, the alien doesn't know, then when he hears you etc., he knows about the place, and eventually as the game progresses, he gets more intelligent, able to figure out places by himself etc. What do you think?

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14:26 Sep-11-2014

i agree with you but why would you want to go to the same place twice

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16:00 Sep-11-2014

Its not about places but your reaction to Alien himself. When you throw your first Molotov he will run away but further exploiting this technique will not work because Alien will learn that Molotov cannot hurt him and he go after you anyway

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15:43 Sep-11-2014

Yeah adaptive AI would be awesome too.

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08:31 Sep-12-2014

Exactly what I mean! Thanks @Yaceek for helping :D

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10:17 Sep-11-2014

that's pretty descent requirements :D

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