NiGHTS Into Dreams PC Technical Review

Product: NiGHTS Into Dreams
Company: Sega
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Eric Amidon
Date: December 20th, 2012

Introduction, setup, requirements

NiGHTS Into Dreams... is a cult classic platformer by Sega and Sonic Team originally released on Sega Saturn in 1996. Just a couple of months ago, an HD version ported from the Japan-only PlayStation 2 version surfaced on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network, and now PC players can see what the fuss is all about with the new Steam release.

If you're curious on what's new, what's included, and how the port fares in its transition to PC, read on for a light technical analysis.

Test Setup

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (1333mhz)
  • Graphics: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 2GB (Stock)
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Driver: 310.70

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista/Win7/Win 8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 @ 3.2 GHz/Athlon 64 3000+ or Equivalent & above
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB
    • Video Card: 256 MB (NVIDIA GeForce 8600/AT Radeon HD3650) & above
    • DirectX: 9

  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.4 GHz/Athlon 64 X2 4200+ & above
    • Memory: 2GB RAM (required on Vista)
    • Video Card: 512 MB (NVIDIA GeForce GTS250/ATI Radeon HD 4850) & above
    • DirectX: 11