Ancestors: A Humankind Odyssey system requirements revealed

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 3:33 PM
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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the brainchild of Patrice Désilets, creative director of the original Assassin's Creed and its beloved sequel. There's definitely some AC DNA in Ancestors' free-climbing antics, although the game itself is a very different proposition. An ambitious concept, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey charts millions of years of evolution, from primitive apes through to what we know as the modern man. Ancestors is primitive by nature then, but are its PC system specs just as primitive...

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 4-Core 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 6-Core 3.3GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 3GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 760 or Radeon HD 7950
  • HDD: TBA Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6-Core 3.2 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB or AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB
  • HDD: TBA Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

And the answer would be a big fat no. You'll need a fairly reasonable PC to stand a chance of running Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The PC system requirements aren't exactly sky-high but you'll be needing at least a 2GB DirectX 11 graphics card alongside 8GB RAM and a decent CPU. Like a lot of games these days, you'll be needing a quad-core processor to get aboard this particular ride. Something old will do though, such as Core i5-2500K or even an AMD Phenom II X6 1100T. Both great make it the day but quite low-end by today's standards.

All that will get you playing Ancestors a minimum graphics settings, although there's a fair step up to the recommended specs. You'll be wanting a quad-core CPU with multi-threading and high stock clocks for those higher frame rates, as well as a reliable mid-range GPU such as the GTX 980 or a RadeonRx 480 8GB.

We're still none the wiser just why a 4GB GeForce GTX 980 will suffice but an 8GB Radeon RX 480 is recommended. The GTX 980 is clearly the faster video card in this situation but if 4GB VRAM is enough then we see no reason why the Radeon RX 480 4GB shouldn't be the recommended graphics card.

We also wouldn't place much stock in the Windows 10 recommended requirement. As far as we know, Ancestors doesn't even have DirectX 12 support so it's basically a non-issue provided you've at least got Windows 7 64-bit installed.

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

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08:13 Aug-15-2019

cant wait to get my hands on it seems verry intresting and tons of things to discover and explore thats my type of games i mean nature,animals,greeneverywere what else do you want !! ^^

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18:04 Aug-14-2019

Caesar is home !

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17:00 Aug-14-2019

So is this a monkey simulation ? looks like something new i dont know what to feel about this still i want to know how the evolution of mankind works in this game and what else can you do other than just climbing and hanging on trees.

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17:08 Aug-14-2019

It's a bit of a mystery still but I think you start picking up rocks and throwing them, or breaking sticks to make rudimentary spears. Hunting in packs, etc. You then pass the knowledge down from generation to generation, getting smarter as you go along. I don't know how far they go with the idea though, no idea if you eventually start a fire or anything

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18:42 Aug-14-2019

main thing is exploring bec as they sayed you canot stay in the same place for long bec of limited food, but what worries me is that pack members can die so you can lose hours and hours of progress that you invested in the game as it will probably be game over if everyone die

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16:33 Aug-14-2019

This seems like an interesting game but I'll wait for the reviews first. Nonetheless, this could be a unique experience in a sea of stale battle royal games.

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19:51 Aug-14-2019

Hear hear

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16:11 Aug-14-2019

Might be able to run the game on the lowest settings on my laptop.
We'll see.

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17:57 Aug-14-2019

Will this game run on my laptop?

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19:48 Aug-14-2019

Can't 100% guarantee it, but if you lower the resolution to 720p and drop all the graphics setting to low and turn off all the bells and whistles it should run.
But be warned, don't expect more than 16 FPS from that game in open areas.
I've played Deus EX Mankind Devided like that and I finished the game.
Played mostly stealth so for me the gameplay wasn't ruined by the low FPS.

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Core i7-2600 4-Core 3.40GHz Radeon HD 5770 1024MB 8GB
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