Metal Gear Survive System Requirements Revealed

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 3:32 PM
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It would be fair to say the anticipation for Metal Gear Survive isn't quite at the levels we'd typically expect from a Metal Gear game. From from it, in fact. Once Kojima jumped ship and #f**KKonami really took off, the series practically died there and then.

Still, early impressions of Metal Gear Survive seem to be cautiously optimistic, using MGS V's robust open-world framework and dynamic systems to deliver a co-op, zombie survival experience that could be surprisingly fun. Before we worry about whether MGS is any good or not though, make sure you can run it and check out the official Metal Gear Survive system requirements.

Metal Gear Survive Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 4GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 5850 2GB
  • HDD: 20GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • AUDIO: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
  • OTHER: Internet Connection Required

Metal Gear Survive Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 280
  • HDD: 20GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • AUDIO: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
  • OTHER: Internet Connection Required

As expected, the system requirements for Metal Gear Survive are practically identical to the recommended specs for 2015's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The only significant changes are a smaller installation size (20GB vs 28GB for MGSV), and a small bump up from GeForce GTX 760 to GeForce GTX 960 as the recommended graphics card. In essence, you can expect the same level of performance you had in Metal Gear Solid 5. If for whatever reason you've never played MGSV and you're looking at Metal Gear Survive, do yourself a favour and pick up MGS5 instead, pronto. Don't forget to check out MGSV's own system requirements first though.

For the rest of you that are still here, running Metal Gear Survive should be a comparative breeze. Even the recommended specs only ask for mid-range GTX 960 or R9 280 GPUs, both of which are getting on for three-years-old now. Comparatively speaking, the CPU requirements for Metal Gear Survive are much more demanding, although it's unlikely the minimum processors are going to prove a major performance bottleneck.

Aside from all this, the other major thing to look for is that net connection requirement. Metal Gear Survive requires a persistent online connection at all times, even if you're only playing in single-player. I'm sure that'll be a major sticking point for some, so bear this in mind.

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

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23:08 Jan-20-2018

nah um good only casuals will buy this game

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07:37 Jan-20-2018

Konami just took MGS 5 and modified it a bit. Same engine, same graphics and same models

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08:51 Jan-20-2018

it's NOT nearly as simple as you described it... -_-
same engine doesn't mean much, same graphics and models don't mean much either...

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17:56 Jan-19-2018

I want a Metal Gear Rising Rervengeance 2 from Platinum games.

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17:45 Jan-19-2018

Looks like an asset flip of Phantom Pain wrapped in Micro-Transactions. A cash grab on the Metal Gear name, no wonder Kojima wasn't happy, he probably got wind of Konami's plan for the franchise.

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17:07 Jan-19-2018

Finally my gpu is Recommended for once.

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19:48 Jan-19-2018

khm...u do know that is not a good thing right?

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20:38 Jan-19-2018

but it is gtx 960 is long past to be recommended yet here it is

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17:05 Jan-19-2018

who would buy this ****ty game from craponami anyway?

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16:31 Jan-19-2018

as much as I hate saying this, that's quite a good optimized specs

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16:50 Jan-19-2018

same thouth

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15:43 Jan-19-2018

Which games since 2010 are best optimized?

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16:38 Jan-19-2018

Hmm... I remember back in 2011, Crysis 2 ran better than Crysis 1, Borderlands 2 was pretty decent as well, GTA 5 has pretty good optimization as well... The Witcher 3 definitely was well balanced (I know these are some of the most popular titles, but they were the most demanding, yet running pretty decent and having a lot of graphical customization options)

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16:51 Jan-19-2018

any crysis runs better then crysis 1

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16:52 Jan-19-2018

From 2010 and forward? Bioshock games, CoD BO1, MW3 and BO2, Dirt 3, Rally, 4, every Blizzard game, Devil May Cry reboot, Trine 1 and 2, Crysis 2(only well optimized crysis game), The witcher 2, Max Payne 3, Final fantasy 14, Deus Ex HR, Medal of Honor 2010 and Warfighter, Battlefield bad company 2, BF3 and BF4, Darksiders 2, Dark Souls games, Hitman Absolution... those are of the top of my head.

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16:56 Jan-19-2018

y forgot mad max its wery optimised

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18:07 Jan-19-2018

Well those were on the spot, yes mad max had good optimization, but when you think about it, it's NOT very optimized when most of the map comprised of a desert and the gameplay and mechanics were NOT complex at all. Still it ran on weaker PCs, but that is NOT to be confused with good optimization.

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18:32 Jan-19-2018

Total war warhammer has to be here...with 4 gb's ram and ddr3 gtx 950m I play it on high....while I still can't max gta 4 ....it's ridiculous lol

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08:54 Jan-20-2018

absolutely! As I said those were on the spot what came to my mind at that time, no searching or anything.

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| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
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| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
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