Alone In The Dark: Illumination System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 2:00 PM
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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?

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11:31 Oct-31-2014

intel hd 4000? awww yea

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23:22 Oct-30-2014

Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 6850 or Intel HD 4000


hd 4000 is not that powerful, so can probably game nicely on low at weaker gpus from nvidia or amd than those listed.

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23:24 Oct-30-2014

agree

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18:17 Oct-30-2014

If gtx 460 is much better than hd 4000 than how the hack are both in the minimum requirement section?

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18:56 Oct-30-2014

yes...it's weird...i think so

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18:58 Oct-30-2014

i think intel hd 4000 50%(not sure) more powerful than my Intel hd 300

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23:23 Oct-30-2014

i mean intel hd 3000

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08:28 Oct-31-2014

You are correct... HD 4000 is about 50% better... But as for those requirements... GT 520, GT 610 and Radeon HD 6450 are comparable to Intel HD 4000... Even Iris Pro 5200 is barely at GT 545 and Radeon HD 6670 level... Even GTS 450 and HD 5750 are up to 25-30% better so never mind GTX 460 or HD 6850...

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15:17 Oct-30-2014

GTX 460 or HD 6850 or HD 4000...? Excuse me for a few minutes while I go to the bathroom and laugh my b@lls off...

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14:50 Oct-30-2014

Not gonna lie, I actually had no idea there was new Alone in the Dark game coming out. o.O

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15:21 Oct-30-2014

Well it has been announced but it has been pretty quiet i actually forgot about this.

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15:36 Oct-30-2014

I know right?

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14:48 Oct-30-2014

And still no gameplay preview?

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14:28 Oct-30-2014

well, i'm fine with this requirement

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14:19 Oct-30-2014

So no GTX 680 ? No 4 Gb Vram ? No i7 ? Damn this game is gonna suck .......

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14:25 Oct-30-2014

GTX 580 is still fairly powerful mate, i don't know what are you talking about.

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14:43 Oct-30-2014

I think this was sarcasm.I hope so...

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15:22 Oct-30-2014

yeah, i hope so too

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06:18 Oct-31-2014

yeah some sarcasm to ac unity .

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15:49 Oct-30-2014

He was just being sarcastic guys :)

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14:43 Oct-30-2014

This game not even open world. do you want like ACU? this req still high

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15:03 Oct-30-2014

"this game is gonna suck" how can you say that? because graphics?

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15:20 Oct-30-2014

ok, thanks...i tell you...good game not only because graphics...this game still have awesome graphics.

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15:22 Oct-30-2014

i don't know why i got -2...no explanation?

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15:56 Oct-30-2014

It's assumed the original guy was being sarcastic.

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15:58 Oct-30-2014

well, maybe you right...my false.

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16:00 Oct-30-2014

okay...now i understand why i got -1...please STOP :'(

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16:02 Oct-30-2014

@AntonSchoeman...i didn't know.

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05:02 Oct-31-2014

Game Debate i swear.

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14:15 Oct-30-2014

Hold up! A 6850 or a Intel HD4000? How can you compare a 6850 to a Intel 4000?

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14:26 Oct-30-2014

Umm...oh, i know! Both of them have "HD" plastered on their name! XD

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14:50 Oct-30-2014

It is basic knowledge that all GPU's with HD in their names are the same. (Sarcasm)

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14:36 Oct-30-2014

Hah they're words not mine! I'd guess you can away with lower than a 6850

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14:49 Oct-30-2014

Yeah, you're probably right, Jon.

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15:16 Oct-30-2014

I think they put the hd4000 for the minimum specs (meaning turning all on low/off and lowest res), the amd and nvidia for low on native res maybe?
The iris pro 5200 is even worser than the 6850 lol.

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15:19 Oct-30-2014

Iris Pro 5200 is not even at GTS 450 or HD 5750 level... It is more on the level of or slightly weaker than GT 545 and HD 6670...

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16:58 Oct-30-2014

I think the 6850 can run this on ultra just fine. If optimized well at least.

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