Darksiders 2 PC Technical Review

Product: Darksiders 2
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Eric Amidon
Date: August 16th, 2012

Introduction, setup, requirements

Vigil Games is back again with Darksiders 2, an action game that follows the 2010 prequel and lays on the RPG elements thicker this time around.

Where the first game was delayed significantly on PC, this time around you get a simultaneous release. If you're curious as to whether or not it's a good time or a poor port, read on for a light technical analysis.

Test Setup

  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (1333 mhZ)
  • Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM
  • Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB (Stock)
  • Driver: 12.8, no CAP
  • Resolution: 1680x1050
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1600dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista SP1 or Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB space free (10 GB free after install)
    • Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 512 MB Video Card or AMD equivalent
    • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Any Quad-core AMD or Intel Processor
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 512MB Video Card or AMD equivalent