Microsoft might have sensationally got its mitts on timed Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity at its Xbox E3 conference earlier this year, but luckily PC gamers can look elsewhere for their tomb raiding fix. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris looks to be continuing in exactly the same vein that made its predecessor Guardian of Light such a fan favourite, this time upping the ante with four-player cooperative gameplay.

Eschewing the cinematic adventuring experiences of mainline Tomb Raider titles, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a top-down action puzzle game where players must work together to overcome deadly traps, solve devious puzzles, and snag that all-important loot. To find out whether your PC is going to be crushed by an errant boulder or make it all the way to the treasure room though, read on to check out the official Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris system requirements.   

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista 32-bit SP2 
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ 2.0GHz
  • RAM: 4GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 520 or AMD Radeon HD 6450
  • DX: DirectX 11

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-750 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon R7 250X

Your memory often has the capability to play your tricks on you, and many of us will have gone in expecting similar if not identical system requirements as Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Relatively speaking the system requirements for Temple of Osiris are a lot more demanding than its predecessor, and checking out comparison videos of the two titles reveals that the sequel is looking to be an altogether more accomplished graphical experience. Lighting and particle effects in particular look to be getting a hefty boost, so it's worth bearing in mind Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is going to be more performance intensive.

As it stands the minimum requirements for Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris are quite low, asking for modest 2 Ghz dual-core processors and basically any DirectX 11 capable graphics card. Both the GeForce GT 520 and the AMD Radeon HD 6450 are extremely low end for DX11 GPUs, so provided you've got a DirectX 11 card you should be good to go. 

Moving on to the recommended requirements for Temple of Osiris and these are a pretty massive leap up, the most eye-catching of which is the 8GB RAM requirement. We'd be extremely surprised if Lara Croft's latest outing actually demanded 8GB memory, very few titles do just yet, and certainly not top-down titles. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is being developed for the current-gen consoles so it's not surprising it can be quite testing if you want to look its best, but any decent gaming rig from the last few years should be more than capable of playing Temple of Osiris at recommended settings.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris GPU benchmark chart. What do you think of these requirements? Surprised by the sky-high memory demands? Let us know!