Total War: Rome 2 System Requirements

Written by Felix Nova on Sun, May 12, 2013 4:40 PM
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The mighty Total War series can only be played on a PC. It is a shining emblem of what makes the PC platform so awesome. The game is lauded as pretty much the best historical strategy game you can get and for good reason.

On September 3rd 2013 Total War: Rome II will be released and we now have the Rome 2 Total War system requirements for you to see if your PC can run it...

Total War Rome 2 Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows XP

CPU: 2.0 GHz Dual Core or 2.6 GHz Single Core

RAM: Win XP - 1GB Memory & Win Vista/7/8 - 2GB Memory

GPU RAM: 512MB with VRAM and 3.0 Shader model

HD: 35GB of Free space

DX: 9.0c

NET: You are going to need an online connection to activate your copy of Rome 2

Total War Rome 2 Recommended System Requirements

OS:  Windows 7 / Windows 8

CPU: 2nd Gen Intel i5

RAM: Win XP - 2GB Memory & Win Vista/7/8 - 4GB Memory

GPU RAM: 1024MB with VRAM and 3.0 Shader model

DX: 11

So wow, thats some very weak minimum requirements, however we have updated our full requirements list on the Total War: Rome II game page so you can the recommended and GD adjusted requirements for Rome 2.

This opens the game up to many gamers no matter how old your system you are likely to be able to at least get a very stripped down version of the game running.

Despite those min requirements we strongly recommend getting a good quad core CPU for Rome 2. Something like an AMD FX-4100 would do. This will help by letting you increase the possible troop numbers per battle unit. It will also mean you dont have to wait an age while the computer calculates the other factions between game turns.

We still think that getting a pretty strong GPU, like a Nvidia GTX 560 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 7870 or better for Rome 2 would take away any worry about whether you can play the game in it s full visual glory or not. Freely allowing you to turn on the extra lighting features, rendering close ups of battling soldiers as they get caught with a flaming  arrow through the brains. Splendid!

RAM wise Rome 2 will only need 1GB when running in Windows XP, but to get the game to run without any issues in this department we will recommend at least 4GB.

Personally I am looking forward to seeing if they have managed to sort out the diplomacy and interaction between factions. This area of Total War has always been lacking despite their best efforts. After all, recreating human reactions is often more complex than just a clever algorithm, otherwise our PCs would already be chatting to us each day about what they like to get up to while we sleep. Think about that when you next consider game AI to be a bit stupid.

Sega are letting you pre-order Total War: Rome 2 now for £44.99 or $59.95

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18:24 May-23-2013

Any idea if there will be a alpha or beta playable demo to download before the official game comes out ?

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16:05 Jun-21-2013

No I don't think so.

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04:12 Jun-26-2013

meh....

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21:43 May-16-2013

CA haven't announced any requirements yet. These ones look like the ones on Steam which are "Subject to change" But these are more or less going to be the min. requirements, expect the recommended specs to be much higher

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07:38 May-17-2013

These were taken directly from CA and yes as you can see they are the minimum requirements.

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10:27 May-18-2013

Really, I didn't realise. I only saw the requirements on steam :)

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08:05 May-16-2013

can i run rome 2 total war on low settings ???
intel pentium dual-core 3.2 ghz
nvidia geforce 8500 GT 512 MB
4 GB RAM
i can play empire total war and napoleon total war on mid-high settings

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08:24 May-16-2013

That GFX is too slow even though TW games are CPU dependant, having lots of units on screen will definitely lag for you. Your CPU would be OK on MED (if the game is optimised, but this is not certain), so better to wait for game release and decide then.

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16:19 May-18-2013

I don't think you can play Rome 2 with that GFX, but I play napoleon with a dual-core 1.9 laptop with integrated graphics, the fps are **** but it's strategy so you don't need to be so fast.

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11:20 May-13-2013

game of the year without any doubt, alongside with watch dogs ( i dont care about gta5 as it will not be released on pcs not this year at least)

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08:56 May-13-2013

Cant Wait :D

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15:17 May-13-2013

yap me also :)

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07:15 May-13-2013

I might be looking at needing an upgrade soon then.

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11:21 May-13-2013

you will be able to run it but to enjoy it you have to upgrade :)

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11:41 May-13-2013

ik

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06:50 May-13-2013

The minimum requirements would probably let players run with 20 soldiers/unit and lowest details @ 25-40 FPS during battles :/

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01:13 May-13-2013

"Nvidia GTX 560 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 7870 or better"??? Are those card even on the same level?

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02:14 May-13-2013

Dude, The GTX 560 Ti is now not that kinda new still it runs games at ultra settings. New games would easily run by just turning of V-sync. The HD 7870 is new card and is quite better than GTX 560 Ti. http://www.hwcompare.com/12209/geforce-gtx-560-ti-vs-radeon-hd-7870/

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22:30 May-13-2013

dont trust hwcompare they are just speculated based on specs anandtech.com is where you should look if you want to compare two GFX cards

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20:25 May-12-2013

Low RAM requirements for this game, also CPU ones seem low. 512MB VRAM is the only relatively demanding thing

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19:42 May-12-2013

i don't know if i can max this game at my resolution.. maybe i can, let's see

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19:43 May-12-2013

you should be able to 6 cores and a 660!!!

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21:18 May-12-2013

yea but these 6 cores are not from a i7 3970x...

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21:20 May-12-2013

yes but its a hell of a lot better than a 2 GHz dual core so i think you can max it

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21:54 Jun-07-2013

worst case scenario: large instead of huge unit scale, in battles of more than 4000 soldiers total... you play this on max, perhaps some aa too?

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19:22 May-12-2013

will i be able to run this at low settings

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19:26 May-12-2013

yeah, possibly high

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07:18 May-13-2013

low settings may be medium not high

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07:18 May-13-2013

No worries buddy, you can play it on medium-high settings ;)

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19:12 May-12-2013

30GB? Holee Scheet

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19:18 May-12-2013

Hugeass strategy and ancient European madness LoL...

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07:24 May-13-2013

yeah man i was like holy shiznaz :P

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11:22 May-13-2013

i want a game with 100go of space needed XD

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12:07 May-13-2013

Rome III: Total War will need 1TB disk space XD

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12:35 May-13-2013

1tb? gooooodd

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19:10 May-12-2013

holy sh***** yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my favourite series ^^

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19:09 May-12-2013

Recommended requirements not listed?

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18:34 May-12-2013

30 GB of Hard Drive space? Wow.

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17:41 May-12-2013

FX-4100, great. On what settings i can play it? with the 6790

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18:09 May-12-2013

most likely on high

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17:13 May-12-2013

30GB??? What is it? Flight Simulator?!

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22:41 May-12-2013

No, conflict simulator.

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17:10 May-12-2013

It requires more space than Windows 8. o.o

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16:48 May-12-2013

what 30 gb of hard disk space my goodness

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I hope it's worth the 30 gb without having to delete any games

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Ahahaha my Computer Does chat to me..
Oh wait that was a dream...

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