Life Is Strange System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Jan 2, 2015 2:00 PM
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Seemingly unperturbed by the failure of fellow adventure game Murdered: Soul Suspect, Square Enix has given Remember Me developer Dontnod Entertainment free reign to develop Life Is Strange, a fascinating looking episodic adventure arriving later this month. 

Student Max Caulfield discovers that she has the ability to rewind time, immediately using it to save the life of a friend who died. What follows is the ultimate butterfly effect, with every decision altering the course of events forever. Dontnod claim that Life Is Strange is going to revolutionise story-based choice and consequence games, as modifying the past can have devastating consequences for the future. Before you get stuck into some head-scratching time-travelling shenanigans though, you'll need a PC that's up to the task. So to find out whether your rig is stuck in the past, check out the official Life Is Strange system requirements.

Life Is Strange Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista 32-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ 2.0GHz
  • RAM: 2GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 512MB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce 315 512MB or AMD Radeon HD 5450 512MB
  • HDD: 3GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 9

Life Is Strange Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+ 3.0GHz
  • GPU RAM: 1024MB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or AMD Radeon 4890 

If system requirements were Limbo athletes then Life Is strange would be Hermes Conrad from Futurama. For a modern-day game hitting the current-gen consoles these are remarkably low requirements, and most members here on Game Debate should have more than enough power to get Life Is Strange up and running. There's not an absolutely massive leap between the minimum Life Is Strange system requirements and the recommended, but a quick glance at the recommended reveals just 2GB RAM needed and a paltry 3GB install. At last, your SSD's can breath a sigh of relief. Of course, it's worth bearing in mind that this is episodic, so depending on how Steam handles the episodes, it may become significantly larger.

Nothing here is particularly eye-catching for Life Is Strange's system requirements, with all of the hardware demands more than half a decade old. As a Telltale-esque adventure game performance and frame rate is unlikely to matter too much, so if you are hovering around the minimum system requirements then you can still expect a playable experience. 

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run Life Is Strange System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to Life Is Strange benchmark chart

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19:15 Jan-02-2015

So I can run this properly? (My eGPU is attached at x1 v1.1 so I lose about 40% of my gpu performance)

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16:00 Jan-02-2015

i felt life is strange when i see ubi pc req., and now it feels like these req. makes the life strange, after seeing all those req...

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15:50 Jan-02-2015

Wow I these system req are so strange I have to see them a lot of time jesus

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14:57 Jan-02-2015

YES!
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A GAME I'M CAPABLE OF RUNNING!
AT HIGH SETTINGS TOO!
This hasn't happened in ages

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14:42 Jan-02-2015

Waiting for GTA V system requirements. Really excited to see if they're going to be high.

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15:26 Jan-02-2015

Don't worry about them. With your CPU and the resolution you are at, you should have a decent max-out if the game is normally optimised. People like me should worry about them :D

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08:17 Jan-03-2015

even with the game optimized real well your system is way off balance. you need a better cpu for that gpu.

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16:44 Jan-07-2015

That is true. My CPU is good but it really bottlenecks my GPU. I didn't have the money to upgrade both so I bought a new GPU first. Im going to upgrade to a i5 4k or a i7 soon. Still for its price, the Pentium is amazing!

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14:30 Jan-02-2015

Finally something I can play :)

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14:07 Jan-02-2015

Seems like most people will be able to enjoy this game. Which is nice, because I hate to see people with low end system not be able to play new titles.

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14:24 Jan-02-2015

Yeah, Its really hard to say no, to someone when they ask if their rig can handle it, really happy that at-least there's still games being released with low system requirements.

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14:02 Jan-02-2015

hmmm.....Strange sys req

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14:06 Jan-02-2015

Seems a bit too low...we haven't seen those in a long time.

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14:20 Jan-02-2015

Well is runs on Unreal Engine 3 and the graphics overall seem to be on the level of Dishonored or CS GO both of which are maxed out on a GT 640 or HD 6670 on 1080p...

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16:48 Jan-02-2015

I don't know if it's that strange. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter pulled off the quality/specs ratio pretty damn well.

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17:34 Jan-02-2015

Hmmm...I haven't played The Vanishing of Ethan Carter,but people have siad it has got some great optimisation,but also that it's too short for the price.

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17:41 Jan-02-2015

Ethan Carter and Crysis 3 are both pretty but too short...

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04:39 Jan-03-2015

Warframe is the most greatly optimized game on the planet was damn near maxing it on my 550 ti more games need to run on the evolution engine it beats out unreal engine 3 when it comes to graphics that look good and use little.

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05:56 Jan-03-2015

I would say Crysis 2 is also supremely optimized... It had better visuals than COD Ghosts but was maxed out on a GTX 550 ti on 1080p no problem... On the lowers end, it runs on Pentium D 3 GHz and GeForce 210 on 800x600 and low settings and my Intel HD 4000 manages medium settings (yes - medium)...

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09:24 Jan-03-2015

Agreed,Crysis 2 had great optimisation,even I could run it on ultra.And i think Mass effect 2,3 looked awesome compared to the hardware required to run them.

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09:48 Jan-03-2015

Your GPU is comparable to GTX 550 ti so no surprise there...

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