Fresh off of winning a trio of BAFTAs yesterday evening, it's fair to say Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is riding high on success. The PlayStation 4 exclusive earned rave reviews when it originally launched last year, and there's a PC port due imminently. Excitingly it's actually being published by Sony, so there's even a slight possibility of more first-party titles making the jump. 

For the uninitiated, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is a gorgeous first-person exploration game set in and around an idyllic English village. The twist is it's totally empty, so it's up to the player to poke around every nook and cranny and discover what has become of the inhabitants. It's essential playing for fans of the likes of Gone Home and Firewatch, but be ready for some hefty system requirements if you want to play Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.

Everybody's Gone To The Rapture Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4570T 2.9 GHz or AMD Athlon FX-6100 3.3 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti or Radeon HD 6850
  • HDD: 8 GB available space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Everybody's Gone To The Rapture Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4770S 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon HD 7970
  • DX: DirectX 11

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is no doubt a very pretty game. I'd say it's roughly in the same ball park as The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, although these system requirements are a heck of a lot more demanding. In fact if you meet the minimum specs then you've got a semi-decent rig on your hands, despite the age of some of the components, but it gives us a good idea that Rapture is going to need some serious firepower. 

We see this in the jump to the recommended requirements, which are pretty mammoth. You're going to need a very capable graphics card equivalent to a GeForce GTX 770 or Radeon HD 7970 to turn all those dials to the the right. From my time with the PS4 version there were one or two performance issues even on Sony's console, despite ostensibly being a 'walking simulator'. Luckily Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is purely exploration-based with no traditional gameplay elements whatsoever, including no fail states, so if you do struggle with the FPS you will still be able to play the game.

CPU will be the biggest concern for most, as even the minimum processors are extremely capable. In truth it would be very surprising if lesser CPUs weren't capable of playing Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, but we'll have to see in some benchmarks. 

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Everybody's Gone to the Rapture System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Everybody's Gone to the Rapture benchmark chart.