Aliens: Colonial Marines PC Specs Revealed

Hey y’all, hold onto your hats. The PC requirements for Aliens: Colonial Marines have been released today, and in an exciting twist, they’re actually kind of reasonable.

The game seems aimed to be fairly accessible, with most people who’ve purchased or built a PC within the last few years likely able to plug and play without having to beef up their system. I like to imagine that this signals an industry-wide embrace of PC gaming, even if it’s just the result of the extreme age of the current console generation*.

Rather than belabor the point, here are the specs.

Minimum Specs:

Operating System: Windows XP SP3
Processor: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
RAM: 2GB RAM (XP),2GB RAM (Vista)
HD: 20GB free hard disk space
Optical Drive: DVD
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce 8500/ATI Radeon HD 2600 (256 minimum)

Recommended Specs:

Operating System: Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7
Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Quad CoreProcessor
20GB free hard disk space
Optical Drive: DVD
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX560/ATI Radeon HD 5850 (512 minimum)

Of course, the question remains: will it even be good? But in the meantime, is your PC up to snuff? I bet so, but let us know what you’ll be using in comments.

* Yes I know that the 7th generation is technically over, now that Wii U is out. But seriously, I can’t count that since Wii U is still largely Nintendo games and AAA titles already released for other systems much earlier.

H/t Gameranx.

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2 Comments on Aliens: Colonial Marines PC Specs Revealed


On January 14, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Who got the biggest….8 )
It is not me… : (
Actually i can run Skyrim with Hi res tex everything full (minus aa2x) at 60fps most of the time. rĂ©solution 1680×1050
Arkham city : without vsync,in 1600×900 ,aa2x t,all other option full, medium 33 fps, max 50
in Stereoscopic (nvidia) you divide fps by 2.
Here i come…
Asus p5e – Pentium e6750@3.4ghz – 4 go ram – 460gtx evga(no OC)- 9600gt twintech (no OC)- power supply ocz 650 watts.
As you can see ,an old baby covered with scars, it’s the way i like it and it’s gonna be her last race.
I’m not a Wow player but Blizzard 1st had understood some stuffs, and now…..


On January 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

I’m gonna hide this comment right here:

You know what would make a wicked ‘Aliens’ game? A survival-horror based on Newt’s week in ‘open-world’ LV-426 with stealth as core gameplay. Isn’t there a game just like that already?…