Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 10:49 AM
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The master of stealth Jack Bauer is back. Sorry, I meant Snake. Whatever the case, Snake is once more entering a cardboard box near you in the form of the PC release of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, which is arriving on December 18th, just in time for the holidays.

Snake isn't a man known for tucking into roast potatoes and pigs in blankets though, preferring to spend the holiday season on a desolate rock, gutting unwary guards and hijacking a tank, before settling down and roasting some chestnuts on an open fire. MGS: Ground Zeroes caused quite a stir when it arrived earlier this year, providing some of the best emergent gameplay yet seen in what was an all-too-brief experience. In terms of tickling the taste buds in anticipation of MGSV: The Phantom Pain, which is coming next year to PC, it's gloriously hard to beat. To find out whether your PC's going to wet itself during a holdup or prepared to commandeer a tank and blow the place to smithereens, read on to check out the official MGS: Ground Zeroes system requirements.

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz or AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz
  • RAM: 4GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon HD 6790
  • HDD: 4GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz or AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R9 280

Running on the new Fox Engine which is also powering the next-generation of Pro Evolution Soccer, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is a pretty nifty looking game, but it's definitely not going to blow your socks off. In this respect the MGS:GZ requirements are actually pretty decent, with Konami shooting straight for the mid-tier here.

The processor demands are comparatively high but these parts have been around for a good few years now so we'd expect most gaming rigs to be capable of this. Ground Zeroes also cropped up on last-generation consoles so it should be extremely scalable, and we wouldn't be too surprised if you can in fact get away with a lesser processor. 

8GB RAM is more and more becoming a standard now so this shouldn't cause too much concern, while the graphics card demands are fairly reasonable. The recommended requirements are certainly towards the higher-end of the market but both the GeForce GTX 760 and the Radeon R9 280 required to get Ground Zeroes looking its finest are both reasonably priced cards.

The official download size has yet to be revealed but the size on PlayStation 4 was 3.6GB so we would expect it to be a similar size on PC. The actual size of the MGS:GZ is pretty tiny, set on just a single island that can be traversed in minutes, which explains the unusually small download in this day and age. 

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes benchmark chart

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What do you make of the MGS: Ground Zeroes system requirements, think they're reasonable? Let us know! 

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18:00 Nov-21-2014

PC version screenshots, and a list of graphical differences from the console version:


http://www.geforce.co.uk/whats-new/articles/metal-gear-solid-v-ground-zeroes-worlds-first-pc-screenshots

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06:23 Nov-21-2014

question, would an overclocked 660 max it out, like a lot of requirements do have a bit of fluff, like the 750 ti can play Alien Isolation and that's a 660 game

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05:25 Nov-21-2014

i5-2300 and FX-6350 minimum and 4 GB HDD space...? What...? I don't even...? How...?

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23:36 Nov-20-2014

Konami is gettingg crazy too ? just like Ubie ??? -_-'

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04:15 Nov-21-2014

Interesting that the requirements for this game are just a little bit lower than AC:U, and you make a reference to Ubisoft. I'm shocked you have downvotes ProBook! Normally a post like this would have 20 or 30 upvotes by now. Interesting... xD

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05:06 Nov-21-2014

Yeah, I think Intel Core i5-2300 and AMD FX-6350 as a min req, that is so sh--, the difference between Obiee product just GeForce GTX 650, now thinking what about if Konami make GeForce GTX 660 as a min req for GPU. Okay, let we this game optimisation, just hope it will be like PES 2015, LoL ... >_&#60

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22:37 Nov-20-2014

Great should be playable for me. I just hope it runs properly on windows 10 build 9879

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21:26 Nov-20-2014

Should I get this for my current PC (i5 3570 4.3Ghz/R9 270X) or for my PS4? My 'test rig' is a computer I'm building next year.

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23:39 Nov-20-2014

I would choose PC, but for a game like MGS I always prefer to play on console.

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13:11 Nov-20-2014

Minimum game requirements tend to lie on me. I was able to play Watch Dogs (a horribly optimized mess) on low with a framerate that doesnt dip below 30 FPS. How am I gonna run this game?

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12:13 Nov-20-2014

good requirements.. but i'm hoping for these requirements to be wrong just like MGSR :D

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11:51 Nov-20-2014

4 gb how short the campaign is ? i thought it was about 30-40 gigs

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11:57 Nov-20-2014

That would be The Phamtom Pain for next year... this is demo-short... altough Snake fun with Kojima quality stamp. Except for the cardbox things, I never like those...

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12:02 Nov-20-2014

oh so this is the demo i didnt know lol .. i bet i can run this game since my gpu isnt far worse than gtx650

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12:06 Nov-20-2014

Its not realy officialy called a demo in the specific meaning of the word, cause its paid... but its as short as one. :)

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11:35 Nov-20-2014

nice :) can i run this on med-high setting ?

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15:29 Nov-20-2014

on that res you should be able to,depends on optimization but i think that you can definitely run this on medium settings

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11:30 Nov-20-2014

I don't care if this game can be finished in 1 hour or maybe less.
I'm going to repeat this game until I get 100% achievements. I LOVE YOU KOJIMA.

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11:40 Nov-20-2014

agree :D

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11:17 Nov-20-2014

Great news, Snake will land on my rig on ultra @ 1080p, it doesn't get much better than this!

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10:53 Nov-20-2014

Well... I think games aren't for me anymore. :/

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11:15 Nov-20-2014

Upgrade your gpu for now and you´re good man, you can get something cheaper like an r9 270x or the R9 285.

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11:18 Nov-20-2014

It would be better if i upgrade my CPU than GPU....

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11:30 Nov-20-2014

no you need a gpu and your cpu is still very good for gaming

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11:41 Nov-20-2014

AMD Radeon HD 7750 Asus 1GB Edition is only 5% worse than the minimum required AMD Radeon HD 6790 so you don't need to upgrade your GPU for Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

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Im with Fr0styCZ, I can longer afford to keep upgrading my pc to meet requirements anymore.

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