Total War: Shogun 2 system requirements revealed

Tom Senior


The new AI is merciless.

The Creative Assembly have just released the system specs for Total War: Shogun 2. Read on to find out if Shogun II: Total War will run on your PC.

Minimum Specs (Required for playing Total War: Shogun 2):

  • 2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor , or AMD equivalent (with SSE2)

  • 1GB RAM (XP), 2GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)

  • 256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (shader model 3)

  • 1024x768 minimum screen resolution

  • 20GB free hard disk space

Recommended Specs (Recommended for optimum game play of Total War: Shogun 2):

  • 2nd Generation Intel® Core™i5 processor (or greater), or AMD equivalent

  • 2GB RAM (XP), 4GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)

  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series graphics cards or equivalent DirectX 11 compatible graphics card

  • 1280x1024 minimum screen resolution

  • 20GB free hard disk space

Not too punishing considering that games like Battlefield 3, which will also come out this year, won't run at all on XP systems . Having said that, a 20 Gigabyte install? That's a pretty big chunk of hard drive real estate. Hopefully the game will be worth it, we'll know when it's released in March.

For more Shogun 2 shenanigans check out our preview of Shogun 2's extensive new multiplayer mode and our hands on with Shogun 2's siege battles .

About the Author
Tom Senior

Tom stopped being a productive human being when he realised that the beige box under his desk could play Alpha Centauri. After Deus Ex and Diablo 2 he realised he was cursed to play amazing PC games forever. He started writing about them for PC Gamer about six years ago, and is now UK web ed.

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