System requirements for sci-fi cRPG Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory revealed

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Sep 25, 2019 2:09 PM
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It's been flying a little under the radar but Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory comes to PC in just over a week's time, dishing up a sci-fi CRPG with an active pause battle system. It's all a bit Baldur's Gate meets XCOM, which should tick a few boxes for tactical RPG fans. We've been eyeing up Paranoia as perfect laptop fodder, so if you're looking to liven up your commute here are the PC specs you'll require to run Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory on PC.

Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz or AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon HD 6870
  • DX: DirectX 10
  • HDD: 8 GB available space

Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory Recommended System Requirements 

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-7600 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB
  • DX: DirectX 12
  • HDD: 8 GB available space

The first bone of contention is that Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory is a timed Epic Games Store exclusive. If you're suffering from the contagious Epic Store allergy then you'll have to wait until 2020 until you can play Paranoia.

With that out of the way, the system specs for Paranoia are actually very reasonable. It is a turn-based strategy game so sky high frame rates aren't a top priority either. Paranoia's minimum system requirements are very low-end indeed, ensuring this particular game will run on just about any modern system. All you need is a quad-core processor (allegedly), just 4GB RAM, and a 1GB VRAM DirectX 10 video card. This hardware will be able to run Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory at Low graphics settings.

If you want out Paranoia's visuals then you'll need an average spec system from 2017 or so. This means a 4GB DX11 video card, 8GB RAM, and a beefier quad-core processor with 3.5GHz+ clock speeds.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarks and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5500U 6-Core 2.1GHz GeForce GTX 1650 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen R5 1600 Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB 16GB
0% No [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core 3.8GHz GeForce RTX 3090 Zotac Gaming Trinity 24GB 32GB
100% Yes [1 votes]