Prison Architect System Requirements

Last updated: 2 July 2022

Curious if your PC can run Prison Architect? On this page you will find Prison Architect system requirements for PC (Windows, Mac and Linux). We constantly update our data to provide you with latest and most accurate requirements.

Test your PC to see if it will run Prison Architect or check system requirement details for CPU, operating system, graphics and sound cards, required disk space and more for each of the supported platforms.

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  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s CPU name will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Processor’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. In the opened menu click on ‘Device Manager’
  3. In ‘Device Manager’ click on the arrow next to ‘Display adapters’
  4. Under the drop-down, you will see the GPU that your computer is using

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. Your computer’s RAM will be displayed under ‘Device Specifications > Installed RAM’

  1. Right-click the Windows icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen
  2. Click on the ‘System’ Tab in the pop-up menu
  3. You can see if Windows is 64 or 32 bit under ‘System type’
  4. You can see Windows version under ‘Windows edition’

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Prison Architect Windows Requirements

Prison Architect system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements
OS
OS
Windows 7
Processor
Processor
Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
Memory
Memory
6 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era)
Storage
Storage
400 MB HD space

Prison Architect minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 7 operating system. Your processor should be Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 6 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era). You also have to have 400 MB HD space free disk space to install the game.

Prison Architect Mac Requirements

Prison Architect system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
6 GB
Storage
Storage
400 MB HD space

Processor needs to be at least 2009 era Macbook Pro, Core2 Duo. 6 GB of RAM is required. Finally, the game needs 400 MB HD space of free disk space.

Prison Architect Linux Requirements

Prison Architect system requirements for Linux
Minimum Requirements
OS
OS
Ubuntu 18
Processor
Processor
Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
Memory
Memory
6 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era)
Storage
Storage
500 MB HD space

If you’re on Linux, minimum requirements include Ubuntu 18. Processor should be Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher or higher. For RAM you need 6 GB or more. Graphics card should be Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era) or better. 15GB of free disk space is a must.

Game Details

Only the world’s most ruthless Warden can contain the world’s most ruthless inmates. Design and develop your personalized penitentiary in Prison Architect.

Release date
6 October, 2021
Required age
12+
Metacritic score
83/100
OpenCritic Score
79.82/100
Category
Single-player
Genres
Indie, Simulation, Strategy
Supported languages
English, French, Italian, German, Korean, Polish, Portuguese - Brazil, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish - Spain, Dutch, Japanese, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
* languages with full audio support
Developer
Double Eleven, Introversion Software
Publisher
Paradox Interactive
Official website
prisonarchitect.com
Support website
paradoxplaza.com
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run Prison Architect?

You would be able to run Prison Architect on your PC if it meets minimum requirements below. You can also use our free test tool to check it!

Minimum requirements for Windows are:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era)
  • Storage: 400 MB HD space

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

Minimum requirements for Linux are:

  • OS: Ubuntu 18
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era)
  • Storage: 500 MB HD space

Can I play Prison Architect with 4 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play Prison Architect. The minimum RAM is 6 GB.

Can I play Prison Architect with 6 GB of RAM?

Yes, Prison Architect can run with 6 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does Prison Architect need?

You need at least 6 GB of RAM to run Prison Architect on PC.

On Mac it requires minimum 6 GB.

And on Linux/SteamOS: 6 GB minimum.

What processor do I need for Prison Architect?

Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run Prison Architect.

How many GB is Prison Architect?

At least 400 MB HD space of disk space is required to install Prison Architect on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for Prison Architect?

You need Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era) or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play Prison Architect?

Windows 7 or newer.

Can I run Prison Architect on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play Prison Architect on my Mac?

Yes, Prison Architect supports Mac if it meets the following minimum requirements:

Can I run Prison Architect on Linux/SteamOS?

Yes, you can play Prison Architect on Steam OS/Linux. Please see requirements above.

When is Prison Architect release date?

Prison Architect release date is 6 October, 2021.

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