Tomb Raider Runs on Windows XP, Designed to Work with Most Gaming PCs

edwardquilo - February 26, 2013 07:46AM in Gaming

Reviews of Crystal Dynamics' highly anticipated reboot have started pouring in, and by most accounts, Tomb Raider is a triumphant return to form for Lara Croft. But which platform deserves your hard-earned cash? If you're going for the best eye candy then it's hands down the PC version you want, and you probably don't even have to upgrade your existing hardware either to enjoy the lush, brutal island that Lara's trapped in. If all you've got is a paltry AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT or NVIDIA GeForce 8600 on a Intel Core2 Duo 1.86 Ghz (E6300), you're all set. Those with beefier setups (AMD Radeon HD 4870 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, Intel Core i5-750) are naturally rewarded with high resolution textures to the tune of 16x the amount of data, with tessellation greatly enhancing the game's varied terrain and surfaces. The PC version also supports improved cloth, SSAO, quality wetness effects, and post-filter effects, for that extra visual immersion. Steamworks is integrated for online saves and matchmaking, and is expected to make full use of Steam's Big Picture. Here is a rundown of the system requirements: 

 

 

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Source: IGN