XCOM: Enemy Unknown
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Firaxis Games is developing XCOM: Enemy Unknown, an action strategy game releasing this fall. Long-time X-COM fans will instantly recognize XCOM: Enemy Unknown's gameplay, which has both deep strategic elements and turn-based tactical combat. You are put in control of a secret paramilitary organization known as XCOM, and as commander, defend against a terrifying global invasion of aliens. Success hinges on resource management, technology advancements, and perhaps most importantly securing victories with superior combat tactics.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown System Requirements
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Official Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista
  • Processor: 2 GHz DualCore
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT or greater
  • DirectX®: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB HD space
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible
  • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and Microsoft .NET 4.
 

Official Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Athlon X2 2.7 GHz)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9000 series / ATI Radeon HD 3000 series or greater
  • DirectX®: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB HD space
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible
  • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and Microsoft .NET 4.
PC System Analysis For XCOM: Enemy Unknown Requirements
XCOM: Enemy Unknown needs a Radeon HD 2600 Pro graphics card to play on low settings, with a Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+ processor to reach the minimum specs, achieving 30FPS on 1080p monitor res. Your PC needs 2 GB system memory as well for min.
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown PC Release Date:

12 Oct 2012

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Believe it or not my rig can run XCom, it has bad framerate on cutscenes and sometimes frames drop a lot with a lot of particle effects, but as long as you have specs like mine you can run it with not too many problems.

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yes, but dont expect too much performance

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is it will be a playable fps ?? +30 on lowest set/res maybe ??

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of course. I think you will get at least 30fps on low with ur res

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Yes you can mate.

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ok thanks

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Yes, in maximum graphic setting.

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probably not. Game's decently optimized but a strain on the hardware. if you have a PS3 or 360 it released on those as well. You MIGHT get playable with everything lowest, but no promises. And you'd have to make for sure your laptop had proper cooling. My main issue playing the game was my laptop getting too hot and my FPS tanking. (which it was still playable, just annoying)

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Yes you will be able to run this, dont listen to Bt123456789. I can run it medium settings with good FPS and your RIG isn't much worse than mine. So yes, low-medium settings.

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The hell, my rig is nearly the same as yours without overclocks and i can run it in ultra with a constant 60fps

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he had an older rig when this was posted. it wasn't what it is now if I recall.

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I'm running it at 1280X1024 or 1366X768 on high preset with a very smooth mid-30+, depending on clocks, I've never pushed them--but I prefer 1280X1024 because of widescreen--but you should be able to run it likewise, fellow gamer, if not better depending on screen res! :) Gonna try it later on with 1400X1050 and bumped clocks! :)

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I realize this is very old but you should, my laptop has the exact same specs and I was running well with everythong on low, textures high (if I remember right), and got good FPS, just make sure your laptop's cooled properly, my issue was overheating which killed my framerate.

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This game is free. There is a website giving this for free :3 But they will stop when it's monday.

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Low settings for me?

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Nah, I run it medium or low at decent FPS. You'll be able to run it mid - high now problem :)

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FPS at the lowest settings for me please

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try out medium settings for good FPS :D

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Thank you

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I can't even run it on the lowest settings. :(

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