Dying Light PC Technical Review



Company: Techland
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Sean Ridgeley
Date: January 28th, 2015

Introduction, setup, requirements

Dying Light is the new title from Techland, developers of popular zombie series Dead Island. Like Island, this one features zombie smashing, but mashes in crafting and Mirror's Edge-style gameplay to mix it up, and promises more refined gameplay and story.

If you're curious on how the game fares in terms of PC features and performance, read on for a light technical analysis.

Test Setup

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (Stock)
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM / OCZ Agility 3 6Gb/s (Cache)
  • Video Card: Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X 4GB (Stock)
  • Driver: Catalyst 14.12 Omega
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

Note: these are not finalized.

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows® 7 64-bit / Windows® 8 64-bit / Windows® 8.1 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500 @3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @3.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Storage: 40GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 / AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 (1GB VRAM)
  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows® 7 64-bit / Windows® 8 64-bit / Windows® 8.1 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K @3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 @4.0 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB
    • Storage: 40GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 (2GB VRAM)