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Demanding PC requirements for ‘Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor’ revealed, 64-bit and DX11 a must

PC requirements have been revealed for Shadow of Mordor, shedding light on the game’s demanding performance values from higher-end PC’s.

Shadows of Mordor

The new Steam page for the upcoming Lord of the Rings RPG allows gamers to check PC requirements and gauge how well the title will run on their respective rigs. Unfortunately it appears that the requirements will be quite demanding–a trend that has been on the rise thanks to next-gen consoles–leaving more than a few gamers out in the cold.

Some of the minimum requirements include a quad-core processor, 25GB of free HDD space, 4GB of RAM and like many other PC games release this year, Shadow of Mordor only supports 64-bit and DX11.

Below is the full list of minimum and recommended PC spec requirements for Monolith’s new LotR title:

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
    • 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


As far as the game goes, Middle Earths: Shadow of Mordor looks to be an innovative adventure RPG set in Tolkien’s iconic fantasy realm. It features a plethora of unique content that reflects the series quite well, utilizing traditional mechanics seen in such games as the Assassin’s Creed franchise blended with interesting role-playing elements from titles like The Witcher.

While the spec sheet might deter a few gamers, it doesn’t necessarily paint the game in a bad light. It’ll be interesting to see if Monolith can optimize the game properly for steady frame-rates during combat and action-based sequences, as this demand for higher power should be balanced by finesse on the development half.

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is slated to release Oct. 7, 2014 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. For more information be sure to visit the game’s official website.

Via Steam, DSO Gaming

Derek Strickland
Derek is an avid fan of gaming and everything geeky, and is compelled to make his mark in the field of games journalism. When he's not gaming on a console (everything from SNES to X360) you can find him reading about ancient civilizations or enjoying a fantasy epic or two.

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