Your PC needs to be this big to handle Total War: Rome II

Totar War: Rome II is coming, and it looks amazing and massive.  Because elephants!  But how much space will it take up?  Will Total War mean total upgrade?

Here are the specs:


  • OS: XP/ Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
  • Processor:2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Graphics:512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible card (shader model 3, vertex texture fetch support).
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 35 GB HD space
  • Screen Resolution: 1024×768


  • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8
  • Processor:2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Graphics:1024 MB DirectX 11 compatible graphics card.
  • DirectX®:11
  • Hard Drive:35 GB HD space
  • Screen Resolution: 1920×1080

As a lowly, hipster Mac user, I hear that this is quite doable as far as specs go.  However, be aware of the 35GB hard drive space – might mean you need to clear out some games gathering ‘dust’ on your ‘desktop’.

Author: Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

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  • That’s not so bad. At least I don’t think so…

    • John Ambitious

      Nah. I half-expected worse.

  • Captain Minion TallTwit

    And on that note… GOOD MOANING EVERYONE!

    • Hammersteyn

      Seems just about right

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      I need that right now …. ! Good Mornings Sir

  • Lupus

    My laptop can handle that by the looks of it. Bring it Rome 🙂

  • Hammersteyn

    Apparently Cleopatra was quite the snake charmer back in the day.

    • Captain Minion TallTwit

      Yeah, she charmed Caesar. Trolololl.

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    Yay…..more pc upgrades to do

    • Captain Minion TallTwit

      Lets hope the game will be worthy of said upgrades.

  • Alex Hicks

    ppfffttt. I can do that. Not sure I want to … because time.

    Header win btw …

  • RitterBruder

    ohhh the time drawing near !!! Veni,Vidi, Vici !!

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    Luckily I cleaned out my ‘Super Special Hidden EX plus Alpha Nothing of Interest’ folder that I keep somewhere in my System32 directory

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    That’s some very scaleable graphics requirements. The minimum requirements should be easy to achieve.

  • Willem Swanepoel

    I am a Total War fanboy.. yep I said it. I own everything from Medieval Total War … Rome + expansions, Medieval Total war 2, Emperors, Shogun 2 + the expansions.

    I looked at the E3 gameplay vids, I jizzed and I will have to do an upgrade(got a 5750 ati), only on the graphics card department, lucky for me I started to save when I saw the first video.

    I think I will have to go big just for the witcher 3 upgrade too

  • Paul Fouche

    Lovely !

  • Terd Furguson

    Hitman Absolution was 25g through steam. WoW’s 22g. Hell, my steam directory alone is between 60-80g depending on if I have all my steam games installed at one time, or just the heavy hitters. Games get bigger as time moves on, I thought this was a well-known fact at this point. And since HDD space is a dime a dozen at this point, who cares? Have 3 TB in my system and that’s quite literally, nothing.

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