Prison Architect
Have your say
6.2
Prison Architect packshot image
"The IGF has been pretty much front and center for us over the last couple of months. We announced last week that our next game will be called Prison Architect and is about building Maximum Security Prisons. Chris started work on Prison Architect in December of 2010 and around July this year we were playing the latest build and suddenly realised that we were much further along then we thought. It would need a massive push, but we could submit a build for the 2012 competition. We both knew immediately that we wanted to do it. Prison Architect was a return to our roots, a uniquely original PC game built by a tiny team and an IGF submission was exactly the right milestone to confirm to ourselves that we were back on the right track. Chris submitted Prison Architect last week and we’ve got our fingers crossed.... Even if we don’t pick up any nominations we know we’ll be there on the night, and we’ll have a great time. Win or lose, they’ll still be a hell of an after-party. Yes, there is something special about the IGF."
Prison Architect System Requirements
2 Aug 2018 - Specs reviewed

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Win Xp 32
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT or NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
  • System Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 100 MB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
 

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Win Xp 32
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz / AMD Phenom II X2 565
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5670 512MB or NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
  • System Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 100 MB Hard drive space
PC System Analysis For Prison Architect Requirements
The game engine for Prison Architect is SystemIV. Prison Architect will require Radeon HD 5670 512MB graphics card with a Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz or Phenom II X2 565 processor to reach the recommended specs, achieving high graphics setting on 1080p. 4 GB will also be needed to achieve the Prison Architect rec specs and get 60FPS. Don't try and play Prison Architect without 4 GB, which helps get the 30FPS You will require a DirectX 9 GPU. We suggest a 13 year old PC to play smoothly.
FPS System Benchmark
200+ FPS
High
Graphics Card
How well optimised is Prison Architect for PC? Prison Architect is well optimized
6.3
Where does Prison Architect rank in the list of the most demanding games?
PC Prison Architect User Scores
Can I run Prison Architect
CPU Please select a processor
GPUPlease select a graphics solution
Prison Architect System Requirements
Intel CPU
AMD CPU
Nvidia Graphics Card
AMD Graphics Card
VRAM
RAM
OS
Direct X
HDD Space
GD Verdict
Minimum Requirements
Intel CPU
AMD CPU
Nvidia Graphics Card
AMD Graphics Card
VRAM
RAM
OS
Direct X
HDD Space
GD Verdict
Recommended Requirements
Intel CPU
AMD CPU
Nvidia Graphics Card
AMD Graphics Card
VRAM
RAM
OS
Direct X
HDD Space
GD Verdict
Average Frames Per Second
Low Setting
Premium Only FPS
Medium Setting
Premium Only FPS
High Setting
Premium Only FPS
Ultra Setting
Premium Only FPS

Prison Architect PC Release Date:

6 Sep 2015

Alternative Game Tags: PrisonArchitect, Prison Architect, Prison Architect requirements
Prison Architect vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
418%
Graphics Card
854%
RAM
12GB
200%
VS
VS
Popular Game System Requirements
Cyberpunk 2077
Assassins Creed: Valhalla
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
FIFA 21
Microsoft Flight Simulator
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
Watch Dogs Legion
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Grand Theft Auto VI
Genshin Impact
The latest system requirements News for Prison Architect
Prison Architect Finally Breaks Its Early Access Shackles And Adds Escape Game Mode
Sep-28-2015 [pc]
The popular prison building management sim, Prison Architect, is finally due for release this October 6th. Thats next week people.So far the game has been in development and in Early Access on Steam f...
Prison Architect Up For Parole In October
Jul-30-2015 [pc]
We thought this day would never come. The eternally-in-Early-Access Prison Architect will be launching this October. Yep, version 1.0 of Prison Architect will be gracing our hard drives, a feature com...
Prison Architect Up For Parole - Launching On PC In 2015
Jan-31-2015 [pc]
I thought I’d be old, grey, and wizened when I finally typed these words, but Introversion has announced that Prison Architect will be launching this year. Let me type that again so I can believe my...
Prison Architect Alpha 23 Adds Enhanced Contraband Smuggling And Tech Upgrades
Aug-03-2014 [pc]
Only yesterday we were talking about the massive 22 different releases of Prison Architect in our feature on the best Early Access titles available on Steam. Now Introversion has gone and released yet...
5 Of The Best Early Access Games - August 2014
Aug-02-2014 [pc]
Early Games are often treated like the underdogs of the gaming world. These unfinished games can get a lot of stick for the very fact they’re unfinished, while some never see a final release at ...
Prison Architect Now Has Over 250,000 Inmates
Nov-07-2013 [pc]
Prison Architect has clocked up an impressive 250,000 sales, making it Introversion’s best-selling game, a breakout hit if you like. Not bad for a game that isn’t even out yet.Introversion...
Prison Architect System Requirements
Jun-02-2013 [pc]
Some building games are easier than others - in many popular games like SimCity, you don't even do the building, they just magically appear.Building and Designing though is an art, a skill, and one th...
The discussion area is the place where you get to chat with fellow gamers and techies.
You need to be logged in and have a GD rank of 2 or higher to join the discussion
View all discussions
Can I run ?
Refine your question (optional)
X
Formatting Syntax Result
Bold **bold text** bold text
Italic *italic text* italic text
Links [Game-Debate](https://www.game-debate.com) Game-Debate
Ordered List Press return twice to start your list

1. List item the first
2. List item the second
3. List item the third

Press return twice to finish your list
Press return twice to start your list
  1. List item the first
  2. List item the second
  3. List item the third
Press return twice to finish your list
Code Blocks `alert('hello world!');` alert('hello world!');
Quote Blocks > 'Tis better to have visited Game-Debate than to never have visited Game-Debate
'Tis better to have visited Game-Debate than to never have visited Game-Debate
Formatting Help
New - Ordered by date, the newest comments at the top
1 2 3 4
0
PC Specs
2007
Check Prices
$851.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU

0
2013
Check Prices
$399.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

4 GB

0

Resolution

1280 x 1024

test rig
0
/
0

Crude pixel graphics but runs terribly slow on even on relatively modern hardware

0
PC Specs

CPU

0
2014
Check Prices
$281.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

4 GB

0

Resolution

1366 x 720

0
/
5

Wait a moment….my PC is too bad taht i can't run this game at reccomended settings?Anyway..


Resolution?=
Graphics=?
FPS=?


Thanks :D

0
PC Specs
2019
Check Prices
$199.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2019
Check Prices
$530.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0

Resolution

1920 x 1080

0
/
0

This game doesn't have any graphic settings, only antialiasing really affects performance. I'm currently using supersampling and the game runs at a smooth 60 fps. You should expect the same.

0
PC Specs

CPU

0
-0001
Check Prices
$213.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2017
Check Prices
$129.99
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0

Resolution

1920 x 1080

0
/
11

Could This run on these Specs?


CPU - Atom Z3775F 1.33GHz
GPU - Intel HD Graphics Desktop (Bay Trail)
RAM - 2 GB DDR3 1333Mhz

0
PC Specs

CPU

0
2015
Check Prices
$281.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0

Resolution

1366 x 768

0
/
0

Can i run this?

0
PC Specs

CPU

0
2014
Check Prices
$224.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0

Resolution

1920 x 1080

0
/
-1

Only on low graphics and you will get about 20 FPS…

0
PC Specs

CPU

0
2015
Check Prices
$281.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0

Resolution

1366 x 768

0
/
0

It's already low graphics lol anyway 20 fps seems reasonable as long as it's not choppy or taking pictures but thanks anyway.

0
PC Specs

CPU

0
2014
Check Prices
$187.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU

0
2013
Check Prices
$249.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0

Resolution

1366 x 768

0
/
1

Can a amd mobility hd 4250 gpu and amd v120 processor with 2 gb of ram run this?

1
PC Specs

CPU

0
2013
Check Prices
$225.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0

Resolution

1920 x 1080

0
/
64

No, sadly it can't.

0
PC Specs

CPU

0
2014
Check Prices
$187.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU

0
2013
Check Prices
$249.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0

Resolution

1366 x 768

0
/
1

Thanks.

0
PC Specs
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU

0
2011
Check Prices
$249.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

4 GB

0

Resolution

1920 x 1080

0
/
0

Can i run the game on high with 60+FPS?

0
PC Specs

CPU

0
2014
Check Prices
$224.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0

Resolution

1920 x 1080

0
/
-1

Maybe, I get 40 FPS on MacBook air when I'm on high graphics :D

1
PC Specs

CPU (15% overclock)

0
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (10% overclock)

0
2016
Check Prices
$719.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0

Resolution

3840 x 1080

0
/
4

Do i have any chance to run this game at minimum Graphics, please answer quickly, the game is on sale! LOOK AT MY LAPTOP, NOT MY RIG

1
PC Specs
2008
Check Prices
$179.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

4 GB

0

Resolution

1280 x 1024

test rig
0
/
0

Is there a chance my rig will run this game?

0
PC Specs

CPU

0
2014
Check Prices
$224.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0

Resolution

1920 x 1080

0
/
-1

Yeah, but you wouldn't get good FPS

0
PC Specs
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

2 GB

0

Resolution

1280 x 800

0
/
1

I can this game full res With all High…

1
PC Specs
2007
Check Prices
$851.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

4 GB

0

Resolution

0 x 0

0
/
0

Can i run this? Its on sale so please hurry!

1
PC Specs
2013
Check Prices
$339.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0

Resolution

1920 x 1080

1
/
33

Yes you can, with tweaked high settings.

1 2 3 4