Alan Wake Remastered PC system requirements are not as demanding as you might think

Written by Chad Norton on Fri, Sep 10, 2021 12:33 PM
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Remedy Entertainment recently officially confirmed that a remaster of their classic Alan Wake game is in development and launching soon. The recent PlayStation Showcase 2021 gave us a new trailer that also confirmed a release date of October 5th. But how demanding is it? And what kind of hardware will be needed to play it at its best?

Thankfully, Alan Wake Remastered is not as demanding as you might think. Although previous rumors suggested otherwise, AW Remastered won't be featuring ray tracing support as the remaster is using the same engine as the original and so adding ray tracing would have "taken resources away from other critical areas,"

So let's take a look at the official Alan Wake Remastered system requirements...

Alan Wake Remastered minimum system requirements

(*PC specs listed only Intel or Nvidia hardware, so we have listed our own AMD equivalent specs based on the hardware descriptions provided)

Alan Wake Remastered recommended system requirements

(*PC specs listed only Intel or Nvidia hardware, so we have listed our own AMD equivalent specs based on the hardware descriptions provided)

Alan Wake Remastered requires at least a GTX 1060 or RX 580 graphics card in order to meet the recommended system requirements, which should hopefully achieve 60fps on High graphics settings at 1080p resolution. You will also need a Core i7-3770 or Ryzen 5 2400G processor and 16GB of RAM.

Taking a look at the minimum system requirements for Alan Wake Remastered, you will need a GTX 960 or R9 380 GPU paired with either a Core i5-3340 or FX-8350 CPU as well as 8GB of system memory in order to match the minimum specs. This hardware setup should then hopefully achieve 60fps performance on Low graphics settings at 1080p resolution.

Looking over all the specs listed above, the recommended requirements will need around a 5 year old PC in order to run at its best.

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

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13:50 Sep-10-2021

It might just be me, but back when I played the game - I already played it at 4K or thereabouts (it's light on resources), so it looked nice and sharp...and this here "remaster" doesn't really seem all too different to me somehow. I'm sure some textures will be sharper and video files for cutscenes reworked, but I don't remember the original game looking bad at all!

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14:26 Sep-10-2021

It's true that the PC version still looks pretty good.


I think this remaster is mainly aimed at those who have played it only on Xbox 360 (less beautyful, lower res, blurry) and/or those who have never touched it (PS owners for example).


I really hope that it will finally lead to a sequel.

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15:06 Sep-10-2021

People online say (and it's also alluded-to in a DLC for Control, since it's the same universe) that AW2 is in the works.

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15:24 Sep-10-2021

Yes, I've seen it, but I've been waiting for AW2 for so long that until I see an official announcement, I prefer not to get too excited.

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17:54 Sep-10-2021

That's true. I guess you get to keep waiting, because rEmAsTeRs take priority 😂

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