Amnesia A Machine for Pigs PC Technical Review



Company: Frictional Games
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Sean Ridgeley
Date: September 13th, 2013

Introduction, setup, requirements

Frictional Games' horror title Amnesia: The Dark Descent released in 2010 and represented one of the few true horror titles in the last decade. The game was a hit, and so not too longer after, the developer collaborated with The Chinese Room on a spiritual sequel dubbed Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, which has released this week.

Machine is in many ways familiar if you've played its predecessor, though the atmosphere and elements are changed up somewhat (you'll notice some outdoor environments and a lack of inventory, for a couple examples). Whether you've played The Dark Descent or not, Machine should prove fresh and engaging.

Test Setup

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (1333 mhZ)
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM / OCZ Agility 3 6Gb/s (Cache)
  • Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 2GB (Stock)
  • Driver: 326.80
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • OS: High-range Intel Core i3 / AMD A6 CPU or equivalent.
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Storage: 5GB
    • Video Card: Mid-range NVIDIA GeForce 200 / AMD Radeon HD 5000. Integrated Intel HD Graphics should work but is not supported; problems are generally solved with a driver update.

  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i5 / AMD FX CPU or equivalent.
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Storage: 5GB
    • Video Card: High-range NVIDIA GeForce 400 / AMD Radeon HD 6000. Integrated Intel HD Graphics should work but is not supported; problems are generally solved with a driver update.