Alone in the Dark, the big daddy of survival horror, is back from its slumber after more than half a decade, looking to right the wrongs of its predecessor and reimagine the series with Alone in the Dark: Illumination. Now, AitD: Illumination is in fact a four-player survival title this time around, ensuring the game's name is doubly ridiculous, plonking you and up to three other players in the town of Lorwich, which looks to have been overrun by a host of demonic beasts. 

You'll have four different classes at your disposal in this horrific adventure, each with their own distinctive skills, weapons, and powers. In typical AitD fashion it looks to be filled to the rafters with Lovecraftian horrors as you and team fend off the likes of Roofwalkers, Shapes, and Spawns in a battle to unearth the mysteries of Lorwich. Of course you don't want to get out to the deepest, darkest woods and realise you've forgotten your batteries, so before you stump up for Alone in the Dark: Illumination you'd best check out if your gaming rig's up to it with the official AitD: Illumination system requirements.

Alone in the Dark: Illumination Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz or AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core 2.3 GHz
  • RAM: 4GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 6850 or Intel HD 4000
  • HDD: 15GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Alone in the Dark: Illumination Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 805 2.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 or AMD Radeon HD 6970

Alone in the Dark: Illumination is, as it stands, a PC exclusive, which goes some way to explain why we aren't getting the ridiculous system requirements other titles have in recent months. Despite this Illumination is still pretty demanding on minimum, and you're going to need a relatively decent DX11-powered rig to get it up and running. 

Nothing in the minimum requirements for Alone in the Dark: Illumination requirements are too shocking, the processors are six years old now and 4GB memory is becoming commonplace, but you will need a more modern graphics card. For Team Green you'll need at least a GTX 460, while Team Red can get by with a Radeon HD 6850. Pleasingly though, Atari claim that an Intel HD 4000 should up to the job, so those with integrated graphics can breathe a sigh of release.

Moving up to recommended requirements and these are a bit of a leap, save for the processor demands which remain practically identical. The customary 8GB RAM is supposedly needed, but we wouldn't be surprised if you could get away with far less. Alone in the Dark: Illumination looks to be a close be a close, claustrophobic experience that in turn shouldn't be too demanding, aided by the mist and darkness which drops the draw distance right on down.

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

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What do you think of these requirements then? Anything there in particular catch your eye?