Back in 90's you couldn't move for impaling your foot on toy cars lurking in carpets. Micro Machines were everywhere. There was also a token mega-rich kid at every school who had the whole damn Micro Machines city which unfolded from a suitcase, like some sort of pre-pubescent Patrick Bateman. Then it all sort of... faded away, but it's back with a bang this summer thanks to Micro Machines World Series. Codemasters is updating the classic top-down racer for a new era,  with online play, battle arenas and, erm, Hungry Hippos. Should you want to bathe in its nostalgia, here's the official Micro Machines World Series PC system requirements.

Micro Machines World Series Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2115C 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon II X3 455 3.3 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 440 or AMD Radeon HD 5570
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 5 GB available space

Micro Machines World Series Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290X
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 5 GB available space

Okay, so the elephant in the room has to be the recommend requirements. I know you've seen them, and I know you immediately thought 'my, hasn't Micro Machines changed since back in my day'. For a top down racer, those recommended system requirements are absolutely sky high. Considering the minimum specs, I have to guesstimate the recommended requirements for Micro Machines World Series are geared towards 4K gaming. There's no other real explanation, and this also fits in with the system requirements revealed for Codies other project, Dirt 4. The recommended specs for Dirt 4 are even higher, and the best bet is Codemasters treats recommended as the 4K requirements.

Fortunately this means the minimum specs for Micro Machines World Series are far, far lower. In fact, these are just about rock bottom. If you have a DirectX 11 capable graphics card with 1GB VRAM, you should be good to go.  The 4GB RAM requirement is also down at the low end, as are the minimum CPUs, both of which are about the decade old now. I can't see many people having any problem at all running Micro Machines 2017. 

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Micro Machines World Series System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Micro Machines World Series GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Micro Machines World Series Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.