The Long Dark System Requirements

Last updated: 20 January 2023

Curious if your PC can run The Long Dark? On this page you will find The Long Dark 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 The Long Dark 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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The Long Dark Windows Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

The Long Dark system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Windows 8
OS
Windows 10
Processor
Processor
Processor
Intel i7 CPU @ 2.6GHz or higher
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Intel 4xxx Series w/ 512MB VRAM
Graphics
nVidia GTX 555 w/ 1GB VRAM
Storage
Storage
7 GB
Storage
7 GB
Sound Card
Sound Card
Any on-board chip will work.
Sound Card
Ideally, something with Surround capabilities.

The Long Dark minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows 8 operating system. Your processor should be Dual-Core Intel i5 CPU @ 2GHz+ or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 4 GB. As for a graphics card, it should be Intel 4xxx Series w/ 512MB VRAM. You also have to have 7 GB free disk space to install the game.

If you go for recommended requirements for The Long Dark for Windows, your operating system should be Windows 10. Recommended CPU would be Intel i7 CPU @ 2.6GHz or higher CPU or equivalent. For RAM, it is recommended to have 8 GB or more. And video card — nVidia GTX 555 w/ 1GB VRAM.

The Long Dark Mac Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

The Long Dark system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
OSX 10.9.3
OS
OSX 10.9.3
Processor
Processor
Core i5 @ 2.2GHz
Processor
Core i7 @ 2.7GHz+
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
8 GB
Graphics
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 5000
Graphics
Dedicated standalone GPU w/ 1GB+ VRAM
Storage
Storage
7 GB
Storage
7 GB
Sound Card
Sound Card
On-board.
Sound Card
On-board

As for Mac OS, The Long Dark requirements here start with OSX 10.9.3 operating system. Processor needs to be at least Core i5 @ 2.2GHz. 4 GB of RAM is required. Your graphics card should be Intel HD Graphics 5000. Finally, the game needs 7 GB of free disk space.

As for recommended OS, it is OSX 10.9.3. Core i7 @ 2.7GHz+ processor is recommended. Plus, 8 GB of RAM. Your video card should be Dedicated standalone GPU w/ 1GB+ VRAM.

The Long Dark Linux Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

The Long Dark system requirements for Linux
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
SteamOS or Ubuntu 16.04 or 17.04
OS
Processor
Processor
Processor
Memory
Memory
4 GB
Memory
Graphics
Graphics
Intel 4xxx Series w/ 512MB VRAM
Graphics
Storage
Storage
7 GB
Storage
Sound Card
Sound Card
Any on-board chip will work.
Sound Card

If you’re on Linux, minimum requirements include SteamOS or Ubuntu 16.04 or 17.04. Processor should be Dual-Core Intel i5 CPU @ 2GHz+ or higher. For RAM you need 4 GB or more. Graphics card should be Intel 4xxx Series w/ 512MB VRAM or better. 15GB of free disk space is a must.

Game Details

THE LONG DARK is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. There are no zombies -- only you, the cold, and all the threats Mother Nature can muster.

Release date
1 August, 2023
OpenCritic Score
78.26/100
Category
Single-player
Genres
Adventure, Indie, Simulation, Strategy
Supported languages
English*, German, Russian, French, Spanish - Spain, Finnish, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Portuguese - Brazil, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Portugal, Ukrainian
* languages with full audio support
Developer
Hinterland Studio Inc.
Publisher
Hinterland Studio Inc.
Official website
thelongdark.com
Support website
hinterlandgames.com
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run The Long Dark?

You would be able to run The Long Dark 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:

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

  • OS: OSX 10.9.3
  • Processor: Core i5 @ 2.2GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
  • Storage: 7 GB
  • Sound Card: On-board.

Minimum requirements for Linux are:

Can I play The Long Dark with 3 GB of RAM?

No, this is not enough to play The Long Dark. The minimum RAM is 4 GB.

Can I play The Long Dark with 4 GB of RAM?

Yes, The Long Dark can run with 4 GB of RAM. It's a minimum requirement.

How much RAM does The Long Dark need?

You need at least 4 GB of RAM to run The Long Dark on PC, but 8 GB is recommended.

On Mac it requires minimum 4 GB, with 8 GB recommended.

And on Linux/SteamOS: 4 GB minimum.

What processor do I need for The Long Dark?

Dual-Core Intel i5 CPU @ 2GHz+ is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run The Long Dark.

How many GB is The Long Dark?

At least 7 GB of disk space is required to install The Long Dark on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for The Long Dark?

You need Intel 4xxx Series w/ 512MB VRAM or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play The Long Dark?

Windows 8 or newer.

Does The Long Dark require a 64-bit OS and processor?

Yes, The Long Dark needs a 64-bit processor and operating system.

Can I run The Long Dark on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play The Long Dark on my Mac?

Yes, The Long Dark supports Mac if it meets the following minimum requirements:

  • OS: OSX 10.9.3
  • Processor: Core i5 @ 2.2GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
  • Storage: 7 GB
  • Sound Card: On-board.

Can I run The Long Dark on Linux/SteamOS?

Yes, you can play The Long Dark on Steam OS/Linux. Please see requirements above.

When is The Long Dark release date?

The Long Dark release date is 1 August, 2023.

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