Because you demanded it (and because it’s only a month away) we present to you now the many and varied system requirements for the PC version of Metro: Last Light.

Does it feel weird to anyone else to describe Metro: Last Light as a Deep Silver game? Not that it’s necessarily a bad thing, although I certainly have no major complaints about the THQ-published Metro 2033, but it’s weird. “The Deep Silver shooter Metro: Last Light.” That’s going to take some getting used to.

Anyway, the game is coming ever closer to launch and in the fine tradition of such things, that means it’s time to talk system requirements. Metro: Last Light is built upon the 4A Engine, the same technology that powered Metro 2033, so if you handled that game without any difficulty you’ll probably have good luck with this one too. For those who remain uncertain, behold!


  • Windows: XP (32-Bit), Vista, 7 or 8
  • CPU: 2.2 GHz Dual Core e.g. Intel Core 2 Duo
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Direct X: 9.0c
  • Graphics Card: DirectX 9, Shader Model 3 compliant e.g. NVIDIA GTS 250 (or AMD equivalent e.g. HD Radeon 4000 series) or higher


  • Windows: Vista, 7 or 8
  • CPU: 2.6 GHz Quad Core e.g. Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Direct X: 11
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 580/660 Ti (or AMD equivalent e.g. 7870) or higher


  • Windows: Vista, 7 or 8
  • CPU: 3.4 GHz Multi-Core e.g. Intel Core i7
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Direct X: 11
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 690 / Nvidia Titan

Nvidia’s 3D Vision is supported on compatible video cards with a 120 Hz monitor and NVidia 3D Vision kit for Windows Vista, 7 or 8.

I don’t imagine that very many of us can meet the “optimum” spec but the “recommended” hardware should still provide a pleasantly horrific journey through the Moscow Metro. Do my words confuse you? For the benefit of those who find my mysterious language both strange and beautiful, the good folks at Nvidia have put together a little something that will tell you if your rig is ready with just the click of a button.

Metro: Last Light comes out on May 14 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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