Aliens: Colonial Marines recommended PC specs revealed

Monday, 14th January 2013 15:35 GMT By Nick Akerman

Alien fans have under a month to wait. In the run up to Colonial Marines’ February 12 release, Gearbox Software have listed the recommended specs PC users should play with.

As noted by VideoGamer, these specs are fairly accessible for all.

Minimum Specs:

Operating System: Windows XP SP3
Processor: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
RAM: 2GB RAM (XP),2GB RAM (Vista)
HD: 20GB free hard disk space
Optical Drive: DVD
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce 8500/ATI Radeon HD 2600 (256 minimum)

Recommended Specs:

Operating System: Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7
Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Quad CoreProcessor
20GB free hard disk space
Optical Drive: DVD
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX560/ATI Radeon HD 5850 (512 minimum

Those who would rather play on console can also pick this up for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.



  1. Hirmetrium

    Wow, 20GB is an awful lot of space for an FPS. Seems unnecessarily large when I have a fairly full Solid State…

    How the hell do they get that onto an Xbox 360 disk?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DreamCleaver

    I was hoping for at least a few PC specific features, but the requirements look indeed quite mediocre.

    Said mediocrity probably reflects how the game will be like.

    Haven’t seen anything that appeals to me. It’s quite the opposite, actually.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. xxJPRACERxx

    @1 “How the hell do they get that onto an Xbox 360 disk?”

    Shitty low-res, compressed textures.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. roadkill

    My 2 year old PC is still above the recommended! Sweet! So sweet! :)

    @1 What 3 said. :)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. revolting

    Also, it just now finally became available for pre-order on steam. £10 off, too.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. CPC_RedDawn

    Yes the 20GB for PC is because of the texture sizes and uncompressed audio. Even the the PS3 version wont be 20GB as it wont have the higher texture sizes (in some cases lower than 360 due to less RAM)

    These specs are not surprising as they have been working on the game for ages now. I remember thks being announced in 2009 or something like that.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. themadjock

    @5 cheers just picked it up for £29.99, bite it GAME!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Kabby

    £29.99 for a PC game is hardly a bargain.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. DreamCleaver

    @8 Depends on which region you live in. £30 is much cheaper than €50, as an example.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. monkeygourmet


    Lol, this game looks awful graphically, I wouldn’t get to excited from that perspective!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. roadkill

    @8 Actually 29.99 pounds is a good deal for this PC game. And when you take into account that it is the superior version.. then it becomes a great deal. :)

    #11 2 years ago

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