Final Fantasy XIII System Requirements

Written by Felix Nova on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 2:00 PM
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Most people would have heard of the Final Fantasy series. Its been going for decades now and Final Fantasy 13 or XIII actually released in 2009 in Japan. Now, five years later, on October 9th, FFXIII is coming to PC. The linearity of this FF title has been a mild sticking point to reviewers of the console versions but this hasn't stop it from being one of the fastest selling editions of the series, enjoying reported sales of over 7 million copies on console versions alone by the end of 2013.

The fast paced RPG has long been anticipated by the PC audience and the release date is within weeks. Speculating what sort of PC the beautiful world of Cocoon needs to present all its colourful imaginings is now moot as we have the full Final Fantasy XIII system requirements on hand. So let's see if you can run FF13 on your computer.

Final Fantasy XIII Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP and Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • CPU: 2GHz Dual Core processor
  • RAM: 1GB of System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 256MB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: NVIDIA Geforce 8 Series/ ATI Radeon HD 2000 series
  • HD: 30GB
  • DX: DirectX 9.0c

Final Fantasy XIII Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista 7 or 8
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad @2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 @2.8 GHz processor
  • RAM: 1GB of System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 512 MB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5870
  • DX: DirectX 11

First thing of note is that the minimum requirements for FFXIII are relatively low by today's PC standards. With only a 1GB RAM requirement even for recommended settings, which should certainly open the game up to many PC gamers. The CPU/ GPU recommended requirements for Final Fantasy XIII are a little more substantial, suggesting the beauty of the game but the hardware requirement called for is still a couple of generations old. The hard drive space required is on the large size as well for FFXIII which is expected from a behemoth of an RPG game like this, particularly from a series renowned for its high-quality Pixar-like pre-rendered cut scenes.

As you may have spotted in the news earlier today, the entire Final Fantasy XIII trilogy will be coming to PC and so its fairly safe to presume that each of the other two FFXIII episodes, called FFXIII-2 and Lightning Returns-FFXIII, will also have similar system requirements to this first title. Don't think too hard about the fact that a game which is 13th in a series is also a trilogy, it's a JRPG after all and these titles often come with their own rules. In point of note, there are in fact a staggering 79 games release in the Final Fantasy series at the time of writing, despite the release of Final Fantasy XV next year.

This is all very exciting and we only have a few weeks to go until PC gamers everywhere can immerse themselves in the full Square Enix FFXIII experience. Now while looking forward to this, we can allow ourselves a rekindled faith that one day Final Fantasy X will also arrive on PC, and the rest while we're at it, because it certainly seems we're getting a bit more love from Japanese developers these days. What do you make of these modest system requirements? Do you plan to pick up the trilogy? Let us know!

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19:10 Oct-01-2014

Yeaaaah I can run it :p I'm a happy men

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14:57 Sep-20-2014

The games lineup keeps getting better this year! When I'm done with Ancient Space, I will jump into Final Fantasy XIII :)

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14:36 Sep-20-2014

wonder if i we'll be able to play with keyboard and mousepad... cant wait i love xiii-2 and yeah i finished vii, viii, ix, x, x-2... i-vi played but didnt finish... xi is online and xiv too is online and theres kingdom hearts are a final fantasy spin-off... the last remnant plays with gamepad so i played with it didnt finish though since the way units lvl up is pretty weird... and thats it :)

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06:10 Sep-20-2014

music to my ears! :3

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22:47 Sep-19-2014

This game was absolutely stunning on the PS3, a true work of art, so the system requirements shouldn't really come at too much of a surprise. Still though, for how good the game looked out side of cut scenes, I expected the hardware requirement to be much higher.


Very refreshing for those with older systems. Talk about well optimised.

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08:44 Sep-21-2014

True, PS3 was able to do it with lower specs than the minimum on PC. PS3 only had 512MB of RAM total (256 GPU, 256 system), even if it was only 720p that, was impressive. I imagine the PC version will look much better though.

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19:39 Sep-19-2014

Im happy and bouth sad. Happy because i can play it, sad becouse i will have less live than now

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17:44 Sep-19-2014

The reason i don't like new game is size too big. :P

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17:44 Sep-19-2014

i only have 500gb hdd

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03:31 Sep-20-2014

I only have 128GB SSD -_- mix up with my .psb file :/

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17:36 Sep-19-2014

What...? Well these system requirements are certainly refreshing... They are comparable to Bad Company 2 (the recommended are slightly higher than for BC2 though)...

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16:59 Sep-19-2014

I wouldn't be surprised if at least 20gb is used for cutscenes

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16:54 Sep-19-2014

I don't think ffxiii is half as bad as people claim it to be, but I haven't played any other ff game so I guess I can't compare it like that.


I am about 95% through the game, and I have enjoyed it so far, might get ffxiii-2 and lightning returns on PC.

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17:08 Sep-19-2014

It's a slog I know that much. It's kind of strange though, I stopped playing once I got to the open-world bit, which seems like a backwards way of doing things. Still strangely interested in playing it again though.

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17:46 Sep-19-2014

I think the story of the game was guided well through it's linearity, sadly gamers were more interested in the openness of (or lack of) rather than the actual story line, which is what I focus on.


The battle mechanics themselves weren't terribly bad, but wasn't the best either.


At least FFXV is looking good.

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15:49 Sep-19-2014

That RAM gap... I guess I have to buy 63*8GB RAM sticks more...

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15:40 Sep-19-2014

Pretty chill SRs. The textures were pretty small in the first one, being a 720p game. Hopefully we'll get some HR mods in the coming months.

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15:22 Sep-19-2014

Lol i loved spoony's review of this game.especially his dr insano segment of weapon upgrades xD

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15:18 Sep-19-2014

1gb ram recommended ? and 512 gb gpu memory ? wut , are you kidding ? it should be 512 mb , fix it Felix !

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15:31 Sep-19-2014

ahahahahahahhahaha Fix it felix ahahahahahaha

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15:18 Sep-19-2014

That is great, just when I actually bought it the other day for Xbox 360! Keeps straight face

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15:22 Sep-19-2014

just like buying games before an unknown steam sale

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15:49 Sep-19-2014

Lol yeah! XD

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15:17 Sep-19-2014

512 GB video memory needed Oooo no xD

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15:05 Sep-19-2014

FF for PC? YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS

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14:56 Sep-19-2014

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad @2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 @2.8 GHz processor
RAM: 1GB of System Memory
GPU RAM: 512 GB Graphics Memory


WUT RAM? ;P

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15:16 Sep-19-2014

so, what do you expect. this is 2014 bro the era of 8GB 1600 sticks + game is 4 yrs ago so no big deal
Edit: lol i thought you are talking about the system ram...looks like the article had a typo haha
it should be 512 MB

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16:08 Sep-19-2014

Lol, just saw the typo , 512 MB is totally fine
What i was referring to is the ram, which is quite logical since it s a port from ps3 and xbox 360 :)

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14:49 Sep-19-2014

GPU RAM: 512 GB Graphics Memory wut??

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15:07 Sep-19-2014

The future m8

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15:10 Sep-19-2014

This game is from 4 years ago, so... surprise.

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15:21 Sep-19-2014

hey people the article had a typo....that 512 GB is impossible as of 2014 but if it was true we would all shat a brick

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16:28 Sep-19-2014

Haha fixed it! You'll have to put away your hoverboards and pulse rifles for now.

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16:48 Sep-19-2014

srsly!?


i want mu pulse rifle back

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14:25 Sep-19-2014

Looks like my SAM missiles is gonna hit this game with ease, judging from the recommended reqs. IF this game gets TressFX treatment however i would expect a tower dive to the high 30s even AT 900p @ ULTRA (at least for my system)

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