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Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor PC System Requirements Revealed – Another Resource Demanding Game?

The PC System requirements of the upcoming game Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor has finally been revealed. It will require you to have a mid-range or high end gaming PC to fully enjoy and max every settings out. I was expecting this since the early game screen shot leaks tells me that the graphics quality is somewhat near or similar to Crysis 3. See the system requirements for Windows PC below and find out if your PC is powerful enough to play this game.

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middle earth Shadows of Mordor PC System Requirements

UPDATE: Shadow of Mordor benchmarked at maximum settings using GeForce GTX 970, see it here.

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor PC System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: 64-bit: Vista, Win 7, Win 8
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 | AMD Radeon HD 6950
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 25 GB available space

Recommended System Requirements:

  • OS: 64-bit: Win 7, Win 8
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 | AMD Radeon HD 7970
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 40 GB available space

UPDATE: Below is an updated system requirements posted by Steam from their page.
Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor PC System Requirements

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Based on the system requirements released, you won’t be able to play this game if you are still running a 32bit Windows operating system. You will also need at least a decent dual core, or better yet a quad core processor, and at least a mid-range graphics card. SSD users might also need to upgrade their drive, or delete some games that are no longer played, to make room for 40GB recommended space requirement.

This doesn’t look like a really demanding game, but I am looking forward in playing this when it becomes available. I’d like to see how “demanding” the Shadow of Mordor really is compared to Crysis 3 or Assassin’s Creed Black Flag.

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About the Game

Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new chronicle of Middle-earth.

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Story Trailer

Release Date

The Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is expected to be released this October 7, 2014 for PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

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