System Requirements for Horizon Zero Dawn Revealed!


Saptarshi Mozumdar


Jul, 31.2020

On July 4, 2020, the trailer for Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition dropped, and along with it lots of information. We got to know the release date, the changes, the new additions, etc. However, something that was not revealed then was the system requirements for the game. Horizon Zero Dawn has to be one of the best looking games in recent years. Now, that it is on PC with improved graphics and textures, it worried many that their rig might not be able to run it. But, on July 29, 2020, after almost four weeks since the trailer dropped, we finally got to know the requirements. The store page for Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition was updated on Steam and Epic Games Store. And, now they showed the requirements of this gem of a game. 

Here are the minimum and the recommended system requirements for Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition:

Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows 10

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500k or AMD FX 6300


GPU: Geforce GTX 780 3GB or AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB

DirectX: Version 12 

HDD: 100GB free space

Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 10

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770k or Ryzen 5 1500X


GPU: Geforce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB

Direct X: Version 12

HDD: 100GB free space

Our thoughts on the System Requirements for Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition

To be honest, this was to be expected. As said before, Horizon Zero Dawn is one beautiful looking game, and such games are always resource hungry. But, it is good to see that the minimum system requirements are not much. I mean, you can run it even with such old hardware. This leads us to believe that the developers must have done a great job in optimizing. Else, how can you manage to make such a good looking game run on such old hardware?

About Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition

Horizon Zero Dawn was developed by Guerrilla Games. It was initially released as a PlayStation 4 exclusive title, but like many other PS exclusive games, it is also coming to the PC. Horizon Zero Dawn is an open-world action RPG that is played from a third-person perspective. The player uses various types of weapons, both ranged and melee, stealth, etc. to fight mechanical creatures and other hostile forces.

Horizon Zero Dawn was praised by critics for its graphics, history, and overall gameplay. It received several awards and is definitely one of the most recognized PlayStation games. Its arrival on PC is undoubtedly good news for all PC gamers. So mark your calendar guys, August 7, 2020. That's when Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PC is released.