Your PC Can Probably Run Arkham City

Your PC Can Probably Run Arkham City

The requirements for the PC version of Batman: Arkham City have shown up on Steam, and according to the game’s information page, they’re not too steep!

Take a look at what you’ll need to bring justice to Arkham City as the Dark Knight:


  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 4800+
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 17 GB
  • Video Card: ATI 3850HD 512 MB or NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB

While they’re not exactly low, they don’t look unreasonable, and many modern computers should be able to handle them. It’ll eat up your hard drive space in a flash, though!

Also of note, as displayed in the details on the page’s sidebar, is that the game will include SecuROM as the method of DRM. This is sure to bother some, but hopefully does not get in the way of the experience too much.

PC gamers will have to wait until November 15 to join in the action on their platform, but we’ve seen what it can do, so I hope it’s worth it.

Keep in mind these are only listed as “Requirements” on Steam, so one must assume they are the minimum specs and that the recommended list will crop up eventually.


  • A couple things:
    The article is dated October 21st.

    Why was this article even necessary? This info is easily found, not to mention there’s no reason to think that it would need a powerful computer to run the game, when it’s running on console hardware that’s over half a decade old.

    Pointless post just to generate hits, I guess?

    • I tell ya the fact that nearly every article on the site these days has a first comment complaining about the article itself fills me with divine light…..

  • This is what I don’t get – Steam is basically its own form of DRM so why do publishers still apply additional DRM?

    While my PC is more than capable of playing this game I’m getting the console version. At least the DRM on consoles – for those wondering, the disks are signed hence DRM is there – is not intrusive and I am not caught in a case where the DRM is incompatible with my optical drive thus preventing me from installing the game.

    • I don’t understand it either. Steam works as well as any other DRM, and people seem to be quite happy with it, so why risk pissing your customers off by adding another layer?

    • I hate this as well. I refuse to buy games on steam if they have an extra DRM on them. My friend gifted me Arkham Asylum and I haven’t bothered to install it because of GFWL.

      I don’t want a million things running in my tray when I play a game.

      • GFWL can actually be ridiculously unobtrusive, just set it to automatically login and then all you see is a tiny box pop up when you run the game saying you’ve logged in and that’s it.

        • I do live with it for some games, it just annoys me that it doesn’t ADD anything to the experience. It makes me feel like it was only put there to please someone at Microsoft and to piss me off.

          I have the same issue with origin, they should entice me with new features or something like that.

          • well it does allow you to attempt the xbox live achievements, and gives you a notification whenever you successfully complete them. Avoiding playing Arkham Asylum just because you don’t want to run live is definitely a huge loss as its a great game and definitely worth dealing with a small window popping up in a corner for like a second.

  • Ughhhhhhhhhh
    Why is there no indication as to what the only available copy on steam has in it?
    Is the DLC included?
    If not when will it be made available?
    Will there be a collectors Edition?

    You have people forking out for the steam copy who may be upset if there is another version released soon with extra content.

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