Posted January 14, 2013 by Adam in News

Aliens: Colonial Marines PC Requirements Revealed


It won’t be “game over man” if you happen to be rocking the following requirements for Gearbox’s long awaited Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Sega today released the following information regarding both the minimum and recommended specs which are as follows:


  • 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. RAM: 2GB RAM. HD: 20GB free hard disk space. Optical Drive: DVD. Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible. VideoCard: NVIDIA GeForce GTX560/ATI Radeon HD 5850 (512 minimum).
  • Other Requirements: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9, Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005, Visual C++ Redistributable 2008, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and AMD CPU Drivers (XP Only/AMD Only).

Carrying on the Alien sage from the abandoned U.S.S Sulaco, the planet LV-426 and the doomed Hadley’s Hope Terraforming township, Aliens: Colonial Marines is a return to James Cameron’s much loved vision of the Alien universe. The game became available for pre-purchase on Steam today for 25% less than the final RRP (£29.99/$48.19 as opposed to £39.99/$64.26) and will be on sale on 12th February for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. A WiiU version is in the pipeline but will not be released until later on in the year.

Watch those corners.


Playing games since I'd developed enough motor functions to hold a joystick. From Commodore 64 all the way through to the latest gen. Favourite games to play are FPS games and anything with a deep and compelling story and a world that draws you in. I also enjoy writing, film making and playing bass in whatever band will have me :)