In the absence of Valve ever bothering with Left 4 Dead 3, Overkill is stepping up to the plate with The Walking Dead, a four-player co-operative first-person shooter set in a post-apocalyptic Washington DC. They're the folks behind the Payday series, so they know a thing or two about co-op. Should you be hoping to give Overkill's The Walking Dead a shot on PC though, be warned the system requirements are pretty demanding.

Overkill's The Walking Dead Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-660 3.33 GHz or AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 960 or Radeon RX 460 2GB
  • HDD: 60GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Overkill's The Walking Dead Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4 GHz or AMD 5 1400 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 6GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB
  • HDD: 60GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Having a GeForce GTX 960 as the absolute minimum graphics card for The Walking Dead clearly makes this more demanding than your average game. You're going to need to throw quite a bit of hardware at The Walking Dead if you want to achieve high settings at 1080p resolution.

One area in which The Walking Dead is particularly demanding is the memory. 8GB is suggested as the absolute minimum, while 16GB is recommended. Having 16GB likely won't noticeably improve performance, although if you're planning to run The Walking Dead with 8GB RAM you may need to close all other applications.

Fortunately, the CPU requirements are a little less demanding. According to the official specs, a first-gen Core i5 should do the job, or an AMD FX-4100 if you're on the red team. However, the large number of enemies on and off-screen at any one time could prove a bottleneck for CPU performance, so draw distance may need to take a hit.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Overkill's The Walking Dead System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Overkill's The Walking Dead GPU benchmark chart and we also have an Overkill's The Walking Dead Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.