Last month you may recall that some PC specs for Ubisoft’s FPS Far Cry 2 were leaked along with a supposed tech-demo for the game. Today, however, Ubisoft has released the actual PC specs for Far Cry 2, and while gamers were crying foul over how demanding the “leaked” specs were, the official requirements tell a slightly different story. You will still have to have a decent system to run the game, but not a “super duper” gaming system like what was previously suggested.
- CPU: Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz, Pentium D 2.66 Ghz, AMD Athlon 64 3500+ or better
- RAM: 1GB
- Video card: NVidia 6800 or ATI X1650 or better Shader Model 3 required…256MB of graphic memory
- Media reader: DVD-ROM
- Hard drive space: ~12GB of HD space. (TBD)
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Family, AMD 64 X2 5200+, AMD Phenom or better
- RAM: 2GB
- Video card: NVidia 8600 GTS or better, ATI X1900 or better…512MB of graphic memory
- Sound: 5.1 sound card recommended
SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS:
NVidia 6800, NVidia 7000 series, 8000 series, 9000 series, 200 series. 8800M and 8700M supported for laptops. ATI X1650 – 1950 series, HD2000 series, HD3000 series, HD4000 series.
Try not to get too angry at the recommended specs. Just remember that the game will still run on your system if you have only the minimum requirements instead of the ones suggested. It may not look as great, but you will still be able to play it — and in the long run that is what matters most.
Far Cry 2 is expected to hit retail shelves on December 15 for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.