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