Alien: Isolation’s PC requirements revealed

The Creatively Assembly has recently finished the latest entry in the Alien gaming franchise – Alien: Isolation – and has now revealed the official minimum and recommended system requirements that PC gamers will have to meet, in order to enjoy this latest first-person horror survival experience.


  • Operating System: Windows 7 (32bit)
  • Processor: 3.16Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 35GB required for installation
  • Video Card: 1GB DirectX® 11 (AMD Radeon HD 5550 or Nvidia GeForce GT 430)
  • Broadband Internet Connection


  • Operating System: Windows 7 (64bit)
  • Processor: AMD: Phenom II X4 955 – 4 Core, 3.2 GHz or INTEL: Core 2 Quad Q9650 – 4 Core, 3.0 Ghz
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 35GB required for installation
  • Video Card: 2GB DirectX® 11 (AMD GPU: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series or Nvidia gpu: GeForce GTX660)
  • Broadband Internet Connection

For newcomers, Alien: Isolation is set 2137 – 15 years after the events of Alien and 42 years prior to Aliens. The game follows Amanda, who is investigating the disappearance of her mother – Ellen Ripley. Amanda was transferred to the space station Sevastopol to find the flight recorder of Nostromo. However, an Alien has already infested the station. The Creative Assembly guys describe Alien: Isolation as a survival horror game as opposed to an action shooter, and to that end, they chose to develop the game more closely to Ridley Scott’s original horror film – Alien – as opposed to James Cameron’s more action oriented sequel – Aliens. Unlike most other video game adaptations of the Alien franchise, Alien: Isolation features only one alien throughout its duration that cannot be killed, requiring the player to use stealth tactics in order to survive. Although the game features some weapons, they will be effective only against the human occupants and android ‘Working Joes’.

Alien: Isolation launches on October 7th – worldwide – on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The game is being published by SEGA.