Your Computer Must Be This Powerful To Run Shogun: Total War 2

Shogun: Total War 2 has been dropping jaws with its gorgeous visuals since it was revealed at E3 last year. Surely such lush graphics come at a steep price? Let's see what the official PC specs say.

It doesn't take that beefy of a PC to simply play Shogun: Total War 2. The biggest hassle for most PC players will be freeing up 20GB of hard disk space.

Minimum Specs (Required for playing Total War: Shogun 2):

- 2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor, or AMD equivalent (with SSE2)
- 1GB RAM (XP), 2GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)
- 256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (shader model 3)
- 1024x768 minimum screen resolution
- 20GB free hard disk space

Of course just playing it won't get you the thousands of highly detailed soldiers, rain running down their intricate armor as they clash, the flames from burning homes flickering in their eyes. No, for that sort of thing you're going to need a bit more power.

Recommended Specs (Recommended for optimum game play of Total War: Shogun 2):

- 2nd Generation Intel® Core™i5 processor (or greater), or AMD equivalent
- 2GB RAM (XP), 4GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)
- AMD Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series graphics cards or equivalent DirectX 11 compatible graphics card
- 1280x1024 minimum screen resolution
- 20GB free hard disk space

My system just barely makes it under the recommended specs wire. How does yours stack up?