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Anthony Capone
09 Aug, 2008

Far Cry 2 system requirements revealed

PC News | Will they leave you crying?
According to CVG, Ubisoft has announced the minimum and recommended system requirements for its upcoming PC first-person shooter Far Cry 2.

"It has always been our intention to make Far Cry 2 as accessible to everyone as possible," said Dominic Guay, Lead Technical Director on the game. "We have worked continuously to optimize Far Cry 2 to achieve this goal."

The minimum system requirements are as follows:
  • CPU: Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz, Pentium D 2.66 Ghz, AMD Athlon 64 3500+ or better.
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Video card: NVidia 6800 or ATI X1650 or better (Shader Model 3 and 256 MB of graphic memory required).
  • Media reader: DVD-ROM
  • Hard drive space: ~ 12 Gig of HD space (TBD).

If you want to play Far Cry in all its glory, Ubisoft recommended you have the following configuration:
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Family, AMD 64 X2 5200+, AMD Phenom or better.
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Video card: NVidia 8600 GTS or better, ATI X1900 or better, and 512 MB of graphic memory.
  • Sound: 5.1 sound card recommended.

The game supports these video cards:
  • NVidia 6800, NVidia 7000 series, 8000 series, 9000 series, 200 series. 8800M and 8700M supported for laptops.
  • ATI X1650 - 1950 series, HD2000 series, HD3000 series, HD4000 series.

Far Cry 2 is set to be released later this year on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. If you can't wait to get your hands on the upcoming FPS, head over to our preview from earlier in the year.

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19 Comments
5 years ago
bring on Far Cry 2 - My PC can handle that easy ....
5 years ago
My laptop can handle that even... Not such a harsh game.
5 years ago
The annoying things with 'recommended' requirements is that they never say what that means. Does that mean that you need that sort of grunt to get the game to run at 800x600 at a decent framerate? Because personally I'm above the recommended specs easily, but I don't want to be running at anything below 1680x1050, ideally 1920x1200 if I can, and I always find that the recommended specs wouldn't even have a chance at that.
5 years ago
the requirements aren't as high as i've expected (even though my computer can't run it). It seems like developers are working more with hardware limitations than just relying on new graphic cards.
5 years ago
Hmm not to bad at all. My PC thrashes those requirements. bring it on.
5 years ago
I believe that my PC can more than handle this.
5 years ago
Nice, requirements are fairly generous.

I'll see how the demo runs. I really want to get this on PC (FPS belongs there, cmon!) but my asshole brother wants it on 360. I swear if he wants RA3 on 360, he's going to have to find a new home.
5 years ago
Passa wrote
I'll see how the demo runs.
No you won't!

My Q6700/4Gb/8800GTX should run it pretty well, might need to play lower than 1920x1200 and with AA off though to get decent speeds :/
5 years ago
Well, by the time this comes out i should be running E6600/3GB/9600GT,
which will hopefully run it not too badly at all.

Is there a release date yet?
5 years ago
NegativeZero wrote
The annoying things with 'recommended' requirements is that they never say what that means.
+1. I think it's pretty clear though that it will looks quite pretty (or in FC2's case, gritty) with those specs. Of course, they don't really take screen resolution into account, but if you have a big screen, just run at lower-than-native-res, and, lo and behold, you get free AA. icon_razz.gif
5 years ago
Well, isn't using the Crysis engine? So the requirements shouldn't be too far off that.
5 years ago
My PC will chew that up and ask for seconds.
5 years ago
swatmajor1 wrote
Well, isn't using the Crysis engine? So the requirements shouldn't be too far off that.
Nope, it's using the "Dunia" engine, which was created for the game.

Far Cry was published by Ubisoft and developed by Crytek on the Cryengine, but then they split off and went to EA, developed Cryengine 2 and Crysis, while Ubisoft retained the Farcry name, and began developing the sequel and it's engine.
5 years ago
This looks very modest, considering what the game does and how fantastic it looks. Crytek made a lovely looking engine, but it's as optimised as an F150 truck is fuel efficient.
5 years ago
It's good knowing my new PC will be able to run this but I'm really still not sure if I'll be getting it for the PC or 360. Might have to see how the reviews pan out for each version
5 years ago
I'm pretty sure my dual 3870 HD X2's could handle it icon_razz.gif

I'll be picking it up on PS3 though, gotta put my new TV through it's paces with some great games.
5 years ago
^ I'd say two of those cards would blitz it at 2560x1600... with AA. Why would oyu possibly choose the paltry res of a PS3 (which likely isn't ACTUALLY 1080P and just upscaled anyway) instead of the beauty that could be on your computer screen?
5 years ago
Sin Ogaris wrote
^ I'd say two of those cards would blitz it at 2560x1600... with AA. Why would oyu possibly choose the paltry res of a PS3 (which likely isn't ACTUALLY 1080P and just upscaled anyway) instead of the beauty that could be on your computer screen?
I prefer playing games on my 46" with a couch, rather than huddled over a 24" and my lame computer chair. From the comparison videos I've seen, the PS3/360 version doesn't look all that different to the PC version, at least not enough to sacrifice the comfort of a console.

It's not that I don't like PC gaming, games like Crysis: Warhead, Spore, Starcraft 2 etc are going to get a lot of playtime from me, but Far Cry 2 looks like a game that is going to take A LOT of time to finish, and I would rather be able to lay back on a couch for a game like that. Which is also the reason I'll be getting Fallout 3 on a console.
5 years ago
There's no way they're talking better than 1024x768 if those are the recommended specs. My X2 6000+ with X1950 couldn't handle Oblivion at 1440*900 with all the juice so there's no way they're talking decent res.

Huddled over a 24"? haha What are you like 12 foot tall? Why not plug your computer into the TV (if it's a 1080p model)? Probably because with a pair of 3870X2s in there it's as loud as a 360. Also, those comparison videos you watched - 1080p I take it since you're comparing HD content. I'd like to find a site that offers that.
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Australian Release Date:
  23/10/2008 (Confirmed)
Standard Retail Price:
  $89.95 AU
Publisher:
  UBI Soft
Genre:
  Shooter
Year Made:
  2008
System Requirements:
CPU: Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz, Pentium D 2.66 Ghz, AMD Athlon 64 3500+ or better
Video Card: NVIDIA 6800 or ATI X1650 or better. Shader Model 3 required, 256MB graphic memory.

Recommended:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Family, AMD64 X2 5200+, AMD Phenom or better.

Video Card: NVIDIA 8600 GTS or better, ATI X1900 or better, 512MB graphic memory.

A DVD Drive is also required which
is the case with most new games, and a list of supported video cards was released, which include:

NVIDIA 6800, NVIDIA 7000 series, 8000 series, 9000 series, 200 seri
es, 8800M and 8700M supported for laptops. ATI X1650-1950 series, HD2000 series, HD3000 series, HD4000 series.

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