Castlevania Lords of Shadow PC Technical Review

Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Sean Ridgeley
Date: August 29th, 2013

Introduction, setup, requirements

Konami's latest entry in the Castlevania series Castlevania: Lords of Shadow -- stars Gabriel Belmont, a man on a quest to save his wife from evil forces. Lauded for its excellent gameplay and design, Lords brings many new elements to the franchise while retaining many of the old.

The game has finally made its way to PC as of this week; if you're curious to see how it 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 (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: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Storage: 15GB
    • Video Card: Direct X9 compatible video card 512Mb Ram

  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Storage: 15GB
    • Video Card: Direct X11 compatible video card with 1024Mb Ram