One of the handful of games 'lucky' enough to be chosen for the Epic Games store, World War Z is an adaptation of the terrible movie which itself was adapted from the cult book. It's third-person co-op zombie slaying, albeit this time with literal hordes of zombies. Hundreds of them, all trying to rip your guts out. It sounds like a recipe for low frame rates, so here's Saber Interactive's recommend requirements for World War Z on PC.

World War Z Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-750 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.6 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GT 730 or Radeon R7 240
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 20 GB Available Hard Drive Space

World War Z Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3970X 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 280
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 20 GB Available Hard Drive Space

As far as system requirements go, they rarely lean quite so heavily on the CPU as they do for Saber Interactive's World War Z. You can see on the WWZ game page that the minimum specs for World War Z pair a 5-star CPU with a 2-star GPU, while the recommended specs for WW2 match a 9-star CPU with a 5-star GPU.

It looks as if your CPU is going to be a lot of the legwork in World War Z, no doubt due to the sky-high count of zombies that can be on-screen at any point in time. It's difficult to gauge precise numbers from the footage, but we're talking a good few hundred zombies at any one time, with potentially thousands being tracked across an entire level.

In order to avoid your CPU bottlenecking performance in World War Z, an Intel Core i7-3970 is recommended. Now, there's no such CPU, so we're going to assume they mean the Core i7-3970X, although Saber could actually also mean the more modest Core i7-3770. The Intel Core i7-3970X may be old but it's still pretty damn fast even in this day and age. AMD users will be looking towards an AMD Ryzen 5 2600 or equivalent.

The good news though is that World War Z should be too demanding on your graphics cards at all. A very low-end GeForce GT 730 or Radeon R7 240 is capable of running WWZ. Your only barrier to entry is having 2GB video memory. From there it jumps to a GeForce GTX 960 or Radeon R9 280, both of which meet World War Z's recommended system requirements and should be great for playing at 1080p screen resolution.

As always, you can check out how well your PC can run World War Z System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to World War Z GPU benchmark chart and we also have a World War Z Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.