Quantcast
Tomb Raider will be able to run on low end PCs - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Tomb Raider  



Tomb Raider will be able to run on low end PCs


7:00 AM on 02.22.2013
Tomb Raider will be able to run on low end PCs photo



The upcoming Tomb Raider reboot is out to prove you don't need a decadent God Box to run the latest computer games, planning a PC launch that will be able to run on even the humblest of contraptions. Yay affordable gaming!

Although a better machine will obviously net you access to superior bells and whistles, the minimum system requirements for Tomb Raider are quite undemanding. Given Square Enix's seeming commitment to strong PC ports, it's good to see it hasn't forgotten the little people. 

Check out the minimum and suggested specs below:

Minimum system requirements for PC

  • Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista,7,8 (32bit/64bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics card with 512Mb Video RAM:
    - AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT
    - nVidia 8600
  • Dual core CPU:
    - AMD Athlon64 X2 2.1 Ghz (4050+)
    - Intel Core2 Duo 1.86 Ghz (E6300)
  • 1GB Memory (2GB on Vista)

Recommended system requirements for PC

  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM:
    - AMD Radeon HD 4870
    - nVidia GTX 480
  • Quad core CPU:
    - AMD Phenom II X2 565
    - Intel Core i5-750
  • 4GB Memory

The high end machines will get access to high resolution textures, detail tessellation, high quality shadows, bokeh depth of field and near-blur, adjustable LOD quality, and improved cloth, water, SSAO and post-filter effects.

Crystal Dynamics said it cares about ensuring PC gamers can play Tomb Raider on older machines, which is why it still supports Windows XP. The studio claims went into the PC version with the "sole intention of creating the best possible consumer experience for that format."

Well, ain't that nice?








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
Tomb Raider



1:45 PM on 03.06.2014
Post PS4, Xbox One release, Tomb Raider sales crossing 6M

The Tomb Raider reboot had series high day one and month one sales, according to studio head Darrell Gallagher. Despite this, Tomb Raider's estimated 3.4 million first month sales were deemed a "slow start" by Square Enix, wh...more



3:15 PM on 01.17.2014
The Tomb Raider reboot is finally profitable

Last year's Tomb Raider reboot has finally reached the land of profitability, despite initially failing to meet the sales targets set by publisher Square Enix. In an interview with Eurogamer, executive producer Scott Amos rev...more



8:00 AM on 01.14.2014
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition comparison video

Our friends over at IGN just posted a video comparing Tomb Raider to Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, along with an interview with with developer Scot Amos. It's a nice interview, but it's a lot of preaching to the...more



11:00 PM on 12.25.2013
Tomb Raider fan film captures the brutality perfectly

Lots of fan films are great, but this Tomb Raider is above and beyond the average homage you'd normally see. The team at CanCinema did an amazing job, and it captures the brutality that the new Tomb Raider brought to the series.more



10:00 AM on 12.18.2013
Tomb Raider on iOS is great, but you'll want a controller

In case you haven't heard, the original Tomb Raider is available on iOS for a buck. I was trying it out yesterday, and I have to say, so long as you're using a controller option, the game works like a charm. The only han...more



9:00 AM on 12.17.2013
Play the original Tomb Raider on iOS for $0.99

Square Enix just released the original Tomb Raider for iOS, and it's just $0.99. The old Tomb Raider games were really good, so it's tempting to grab this for this cheap. It comes with the extra chapters from the 1998 re-rele...more



10:30 AM on 11.21.2013
Next Tomb Raider is Lara's next chapter of development

Brian Horton, the Senior Art Director at Crystal Dynamics, is really excited that the next Tomb Raider has been announced so he can talk about it. Horton explained the direction of the sequel's story, saying that "The Tomb Ra...more



10:15 AM on 10.09.2013
Tomb Raider comes to Mac later this year

While we're a bit light on details, we do know that Feral Interactive are bringing Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider to Mac later this year. They say to expect a mini-site soon for the game, which likely means that they're almost done with it.  I assume this trailer is Mac footage.more



12:15 PM on 08.01.2013
Square Enix confirms next-gen Tomb Raider is in the works

A next-gen sequel to Tomb Raider is "well into development," Square Enix CEO for the Americas and Europe Phil Rogers confirmed today. The announcement follows word that writer Gail Simone is working with Dark Horse Comic...more



11:00 PM on 07.08.2013
Lara Croft has the worst luck ever

The new Tomb Raider was pretty great. It also had so many ways Lara Croft could die, in a ton of gruesome scenes. Now imagine all the other ways Lara could be killed with this imaginative downloadable content detailed by Animation Domination High-Def.more




HAHA Weird!

7:00 PM on 09.26.2014
Kodoku Chronicles is an actual game after all, and here's a video

Carnivore Studio's eerie Kodoku Chronicles has been approved for Steam Greenlight in only five days, despite still having not reached its Kickstarter funding goal. As a thank you to fans for supporting the game, there's a br...more



12:00 PM on 09.24.2014
Review: Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed

When you're faced with imminent danger, what's the first thing you do? Do you gear up to fight back? Do you see if you can land the first punch? Or do you take all of your clothing off? I'm guessing that's a pretty uncommon r...more



4:00 PM on 09.22.2014
Sunset Overdrive shows how live-action trailers should be done

Live-action trailers for videogames can be entirely hit or miss. It's to the point where I'm usually curious to check them out even if I have little if any interest in the source material. Will they be awesome, or a total tr...more



View all HAHA Weird!






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more