Metal Gear Rising Revengeance PC Technical Review

Company: Konami
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Sean Ridgeley
Date: January 14th, 2014

Introduction, setup, requirements

About when the announcement first came for Platinum Games' action title Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, there was word it might come to PC as well. This would mark both revered Japanese developer Platinum Games' debut on the platform, and the first Metal Gear game on PC in a decade. As it turns out, this has come true, much to the celebration of gamers.

Thanks to delays (seemingly necessary to make each version of the game as high quality as possible), it's taken nearly a year since the console release, but Revengeance has arrived, and with all kinds of free DLC to make up for the wait.

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 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM / OCZ Agility 3 6Gb/s (Cache)
  • Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 2GB (Stock)
  • Driver: 332.21
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2400
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Storage: 25GB
    • Video Card: Nvidia Geforce GTS 450

  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 3770
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Storage: 25GB
    • Video Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 650