Those potty-mouthed kids from South Park are set to make their RPG debut next month, dabbling in arcane wizardry and having extensive discourses with conversational turds.
South Park: The Stick of Truth follows the emergence of a new savour from the perilous battlegrounds of a fourth-grade playground, waging a part in the neverending war over The Stick of Truth. Graphically, it's looking to stick identically to its television counterpart. The Stick of Truth promises f-bombs, gratuitous farting and close-to-the-bone stereotyping aplenty. So, let's see what rig you're going to need to match the South Park: Stick of Truth recommended requirements...
South Park: The Stick Of Truth Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows XP 32-bit, with Service Pack 3
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz or Athlon X2 Dual Core 5600+
RAM: 1.5 GB System Memory
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT or AMD Radeon HD 3870
DX: DirectX 9.0c
HDD: 6GB available hard drive space
South Park: The Stick Of Truth Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows 7 32-bit Edition and upwards
CPU: 2.67 GHz Core i5 750 or 2.6GHz AMD Athlon II X4 645
RAM: 2 GB System Memory
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 1GB or AMD Radeon HD 4870
HD: 6GB hard drive space
As expected, South Park: The Stick of Truth is a fairly undemanding game. The 2D graphics mean that this is one game that shouldn't be particularly taxing on any gaming PC bought during the last five years or so. The memory demands in particular aren't very demanding at all, requiring just 1.5GB of RAM to get it running at minimum requirements and only 2GB to hit the recommended.
The South Park: The Stick of Truth processor requirement is also pretty low, needing just a dual-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, which should be fairly commonplace by now. By that token the GPU requirements are also fairly minimal. Unfortunately the trusty GeForce 8800GT won't quite cut it here, meaning you're going to need the next generation 9800 GT at a minimum to get it running. For those wanting to run South Park: The Stick of Truth on recommended system settings then you're going to the GTX 260 or its AMD equivalent the Radeon HD 4870.
South Park: The Stick of Truth will be a turn-based RPG based on an extremely basic-looking TV show, so when it comes to the requirements we'd expect gaming rigs at the lower end of the South Park system requirements to be more than capable of playing the game. Players won't be required to make rapid inputs or choices so a smooth frame rate in The Stick of Truth most likely won't be necessary to enjoy it to its full potential. Provided you've got a decent enough video card to get the no doubt endless slew of cutscenes playing, you should be set. So stock up on the cheesy poofs, crank up your copy of Chocolate Salty Balls, and start playing some f**king South Park: The Stick of Truth.
In the meantime be sure to check out our South Park: The Stick of Truth page to see how your rig can run South Park: The Stick of Truth system requirements.
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