RollerCoaster Tycoon World System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Mar 6, 2015 11:30 AM
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Oh RollerCoaster Tycoon, how we've missed you. The peep-chundering theme park management experience is finally returning after a long break, delivering more thrills and spills in the shape of RollerCoaster Tycoon World - now in the hands of Area 52 Games, the fourth dev in four games.

RollerCoaster Tycoon World promises to retain everything people loved from the earlier games combined with an all-new 3D track builder, authentic physics simulation, and multiplayer modes where you and your buddies can form a global theme park company and take on the capitalistic might of others. First of all though you're going to have to see whether your PC is tall enough to go on this ride by checking out the official RollerCoaster Tycoon World system requirements. 

RollerCoaster Tycoon World Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-650 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon II X4 610e 2.4 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GT 620, Radeon HD 6450 or Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop
  • HDD: 10GB available space
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection Required For Multiplayer

RollerCoaster Tycoon World Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 8 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-860S Quad 2.53GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz
  • RAM: 8GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1024MB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD 6770

It's still early days yet and developer Area 52 Games could possibly revise these, but as it stands RollerCoaster Tycoon World is a processor-intensive management title. This isn't surprising, strategy games typically ask more of CPUs for the large scale creations unfolding beneath your mouse, with the recent Cities XXL proving you can need a monster of a CPU should it get complex enough. We wouldn't expect Rollercoaster Tycoon World to be as demanding as Cities XXL, but once you've built up a massive theme park with thousands of inhabitants it will probably begin to tax systems, particularly when you zoom out to get a grand view of your creation.

The minimum requirements for RollerCoaster Tycoon World are pretty reasonable except for those CPU demands, asking for some pretty meagre graphics card horsepower in the shape of a GeForce GT 620, radeon HD 6450, or an Intel HD 4000. The key takeaway here is RCTW is DirectX 11 only, so make sure you have a DirectX 11-compatible video card before buying RollerCoaster Tycoon 4.

RollerCoaster Tycoon World demands pretty much a doubling of power for its recommended requirements, and you'll need a beefy CPU indeed to really crank up all those detail settings. On the GPU side there isn't too much to worry about; RCT World is happy with a low-end DX11 graphics card. The hefty 8GB RAM seems a bit pie in the sky though, and we doubt RCT4 will sip that much juice.

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

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21:46 Mar-07-2015

the game looks ****in ugly.. so why a i5-650 for minimum... its looks you could run it with a single core pc or low-end dual core...

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18:49 Mar-08-2015

Over 1000 npc's with real time changing stats, take a lot of processing power to run not so much graphics power.

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22:01 Mar-08-2015

Have you seen the teaser trailer dude ? doenst really look like for an i5 minimum ;)

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06:28 Mar-09-2015

@ Gaming Guy78,
Vis 100 is right... AC Unity (also lots of NPCs) and Watchdogs run on a 3 GHz Core 2 Duo and Crysis 3, Metro Last Light and BF4 can run on a 2.6 Ghz Core 2 Duo... So I don't see how this game requires something comparable to a 2.6 GHz Core 2 Quad...

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13:24 Mar-09-2015

Back when I did play this, it was on an original xbox, and when you'd zoom out you could see all the npc's at once. it was very demanding back then. I'm sure they've stepped it up for the new game. My guess is that there might be 5 to 10 thousand npc's at a time now.

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13:43 Mar-09-2015

Wait for benchmarks and see... CPUs less than half as powerful as those minimum up there will run this game on low-medium no problem... As for recommended, I imagine a first gen i5 quad or strong second gen i3 such as i5-750 and i3-2120 will run it on high-max...

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09:55 Mar-07-2015

Looking forward to this, previous titles were really good.

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22:02 Mar-06-2015

I used to play this game all the time well the previos version of course can t wait for this hope it will turn out awesome :)

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18:49 Mar-06-2015

Every developer seems to think like Ubisoft does!

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15:38 Mar-06-2015

Have you guys seen the gameplay teaser. The graphics look like sh*t. A PS2 looking game in 2015 demanding these requirements is absurd.

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15:40 Mar-06-2015

I just want the game to look like it at least belongs in the PS3 era. Hope a modder will be able to update the look at least.

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18:36 Mar-06-2015

It's not about the graphics, it's about the gameplay. I can happily sit down and play RCT 3 for hours despite it's dated graphics. Also, do you even understand WHY the CPU requirements are that high? It's because of all the processes it has to perform simultaneously when there are millions of individual NPCs.

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05:29 Mar-07-2015

There are not millions, but there are thousands of npc's that have a long list of real time updating stats, that can test even the best cpu's.

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13:43 Mar-06-2015

I was just talking to a friend, the other day, about how much I missed this series. Glad to know the next one is in the making.

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13:26 Mar-06-2015

Just What I needed my gpu sucks but my cpu is great.

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12:46 Mar-06-2015

My Card is better than recomended, my memory is the mininum and my CPU isn't enough.

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12:39 Mar-06-2015

Well time when i need new CPU just arrived....

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13:37 Mar-06-2015

I know how you feel, bro, at least yours is withing minimum requeriments.

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16:26 Mar-08-2015

I was thinking about FX 6300 and 750ti, but it's hard to get money

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18:50 Mar-08-2015

I want to get the 750ti lp, so I don't have to get a new case.

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11:38 Mar-06-2015

LoL those CPU requirements are crazy...

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12:06 Mar-06-2015

Considering the GPU requirements i would say you are 100% correct :)

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12:23 Mar-06-2015

The high CPU/RAM requirements are due to the fact that the CPU needs to process all the activities in which every NPC is engaged (and imagine hundreds of npcs on the screen doing millions of actions at the same time)

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12:28 Mar-06-2015

Precisely. I'd say they're a little high and you'll almost definitely be able to get away with less, but games like this have a tendency to chug once a park's full.

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13:36 Mar-06-2015

I guess it's time to me upgrade again =/ I got this processor a month ago, and it's out of requiriments.

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16:37 Mar-06-2015

Its from 2008 you cant expect it do wonders in 2015.

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18:53 Mar-06-2015

Why did you buy that CPU a month ago? You want a quad-core atleast. That one is way too old for most of the newer games coming out. Also, you may want to upgrade to DDR3 RAM, you can go with 4GB DDR3 if you have a tight budget.

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19:09 Mar-06-2015

I bought that for a cheapest price, I was tired of my Celeron...I'm saving money for a i5 3th or 4th gen.

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20:27 Mar-06-2015

I feel ya brah, I feel ya, those Celerons are slow as mud! Probably the worst CPU out there..... I used to dread anytime my mom would ask me to come look at her laptop with a Celeron M900 CPU, that thing took 10 minutes to load up Firefox! And it wasn't due to spyware or viruses, just dirt slow!

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06:28 Mar-07-2015

Well Celerons were meant for basic use home and office work like web browsing and MS Office and may be some movie watching and nothing else... You can't expect a basic usage CPU to work well in gaming... It is like asking a small hatchback city car to handle itself on rough mountainous terrain when you should have gotten an SUV...

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11:35 Mar-06-2015

I'll have to give this game another thy, It's been a while.

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