Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a demanding title at best and a buggy mess at worse. It runs well most of the time, but it does require a powerful machine to run the game at 1440p with everything turned all the way up. The developer did a solid job crafting an immersive world, and getting the most stable frame rate with as high visual fidelity as possible is the only way to enjoy it to the fullest.
The only problem with this title in its current state is you will encounter some issues, regardless of how powerful your PC is. Thankfully, the developer seems to be aware of this issue, and future patches will likely address the problem, but it's something that should have been patched out ahead of release. Still, here are the specification requirements and PC hardware you'll need to enjoy the land of Bohemia.
Minimum requirements for Kingdom Come: Deliverance
As per the store listing, here's what Warhorse Studios says is the bare minimum you will need to even play the game:
|CPU||Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz (opens in new tab)|
AMD Phenom II X4 940 (opens in new tab)
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (opens in new tab)|
AMD Radeon HD 7870 (opens in new tab)
|Storage||40 GB (7200 rpm hard-disk drive)|
What we recommend
We recommend you look at upgrading to the following configuration to enjoy this game at a stable frame rate at both 1080p and 1440p.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz (opens in new tab)|
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 (opens in new tab)
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (opens in new tab)|
AMD RX 580 (opens in new tab)
|Storage||40 GB solid-state drive (opens in new tab)|
If you have yet to check out Kingdom Come: Deliverance, think of the newly-released game as a cross between The Witcher 3 and Elder Scrolls: Skyrim ... just a little clunkier and buggier. It costs around $60.
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
As a gamer from the 80s, I always imagined a realistc first person game where it was close to real life, no fantasy settings, no huge guns, just a fantastic rendition of real life. The first time I felt like games were moving in that direction, with sound, graphics and real life mechanics was Shenmue. Kingdom Come: Deliverance (KDC) brings those thoughts back. It has been an amazing play so far, worrying about sleep, eating, working, food expiring, having to wash up to smell nice and look nice, NPC interactions and more. I believe the developer will patch the bugs. I would like to see (with my 0 game development self) Kingdom Come be a series of games, historically accurate and based in different time periods, like modern day, cave man days, early 1900s and if not a time span series, have the locations change, such as one in Australia, South America, US, Africa, Japan, Russia and so forth. I have the game installed on two computers: Laptop I7-7700HQ GTX 1070 16GB RAM Desktop I5-4670K GTX 970 16GB RAM The game plays great, with rare swings in frames per second, lowest around 28 and highest around 100FPS. This happened in a certain area and it was crazy because the area normally had a steady framerate. Since I am on PC, it could have been some background process messing things up. I can't wait to play again and see more sights and sounds.
I backed this game a few years ago, and I'm so glad I did. It is everything I always wanted in a game. I love having to think about those things you mentioned (food, condition of equipment, washing up before going out). I am really enjoying this game so far. The devs are so passionate about it too. They will definitely patch whatever bugs pop up.
All I need to enjoy this game is some time. This is not a game I could just start, play for half hour and then switch to some other activity. This game requires (and inspires) long and intensive gaming sessions. That's what I can rarely afford. I'm determined to finish the game, but it won't be soon.
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