Julian Gollop is the undisputed godfather of turn-based tactics, so when the creator of the XCOM series, and his new studio Snapshot Games, announced Phoenix Point, the gaming world sits up and takes notice. Phoenix Point is very much pitched as a spiritual successor to XCOM, right down to the bug-like alien menace terrorising Earth. Will Phoenix Point be terrorising your PC though? Let's find out.

Phoenix Point Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-530 2.9 GHz or AMD Phenom II X3 710 2.6 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon R9 270
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: TBA Available Hard Drive Space

Phoenix Point Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-650 3.2 GHz or AMD FX-4100 3.6 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 6 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 390X
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: TBA Available Hard Drive Space

As far as tactical strategy games, the recommended GPUs are arguably a little high on the spectrum, but these days these just about quality as mid-range graphics cards. Phoenix Point goes easy on the CPU demands though, and you'll only need a relatively ancient dual-core i3 or AMD Phenom II X3 to get Phoenix Point up and running. That's not bad at all and the processor specs don't exactly take a huge leap to the recommended specs either.

Instead, Phoenix Point's visuals and performance look as if they're primarily going to come down to your graphics card. The turn-based nature means 60fps isn't a must for Phoenix Point though, and a locked 30fps of even fluctuating 20-30 frames per second will still be perfectly playable.

And the big, cash-filled elephant in the room is that Phoenix Point will be a one-year timed exclusive on the Epic Games Store. Your one final requirement is apathy, forgiveness, or patience.

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