Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition System Requirements

Last updated: 19 May 2022

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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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Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition Windows Requirements

Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition system requirements for Windows
Minimum Requirements
OS
OS
Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista™
Processor
Processor
2.4 GHz Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon equivalent CPU
Memory
Memory
1 GB (XP,) 2 GB (Vista™)
Graphics
Graphics
100% DirectX 9.0c compatible hardware accelerated video card with shader version 2.0 support, 256 MB video memory
Display
Display
Minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels
Sound Card
Sound Card
DirectX9.0c Compatible Sound Card
Storage
Storage
15 GB free hard disk space formatted as NTFS
Peripherals
Peripherals
Windows compatible mouse and keyboard

Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition minimum requirements for Windows assume having at least Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista™ operating system. Your processor should be 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon equivalent CPU or a more powerful one. The minimum RAM requirement is 1 GB (XP,) 2 GB (Vista™). As for a graphics card, it should be 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible hardware accelerated video card with shader version 2.0 support, 256 MB video memory. You also have to have 15 GB free hard disk space formatted as NTFS free disk space to install the game.

Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition Mac Requirements

Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition system requirements for Mac
Minimum Requirements
OS
OS
macOS 10.15
Processor
Processor
1.1 GHZ Intel Core M
Storage
Storage
24GB
Graphics
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 512MB, AMD Radeon R9 M290, Intel HD Graphics 4000
Additional Notes
Additional Notes
The game is officially supported on the following Macs. To check your Mac model and when it was released, select About This Mac from the Apple menu on your menu bar.

As for Mac OS, Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition requirements here start with macOS 10.15 operating system. Processor needs to be at least 1.1 GHZ Intel Core M. Your graphics card should be NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 512MB, AMD Radeon R9 M290, Intel HD Graphics 4000. Finally, the game needs 24GB of free disk space.

Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition Linux Requirements

Requires 64 bit processor and operating system.

Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition system requirements for Linux
Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS
OS
Steam OS or Ubuntu 14.04.1 ( required)
OS
Steam OS or Ubuntu 14.04.1 ( required)
Processor
Processor
2GHz
Processor
3 GHz
Memory
Memory
4GB memory
Memory
8GB Memory
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
1GB*
Storage
Storage
18GB HD space
Storage
18GB HD space
Other Requirements
Other Requirements
Nvidia 600 series+, AMD 6000 series+, Intel Iris Pro.
Other Requirements
Nvidia 700 series+, AMD R7 series+
IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT
Requires 64bit OS to play.
IMPORTANT
Requires 64bit OS to play.

If you’re on Linux, minimum requirements include Steam OS or Ubuntu 14.04.1 ( required). Processor should be 2GHz or higher. For RAM you need 4GB memory or more. Graphics card should be 512MB* or better. 15GB of free disk space is a must.

For Linux recommended requirements, use Steam OS or Ubuntu 14.04.1 ( required). As for the processor/CPU, use 3 GHz or equivalent. Add 8GB Memory or more of RAM to it. And make sure you have 1GB* graphics card.

Game Details

Command the seas, control the land, forge a new nation, and conquer the globe.

Release date
4 March, 2021
Metacritic score
90/100
Categories
Single-player, Multi-player, PvP, Online PvP, LAN PvP, Co-op, Online Co-op, LAN Co-op
Genre
Strategy
Supported languages
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish - Spain, Russian, Polish, Czech
* languages with full audio support
Developers
CREATIVE ASSEMBLY, Feral Interactive (Mac), Feral Interactive (Linux)
Publishers
SEGA, Feral Interactive (Mac), Feral Interactive (Linux)
Official website
totalwar.com
Support website
support.sega.co.uk
Support website
store.steampowered.com

FAQs

Can I run Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition?

You would be able to run Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition 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 XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista™
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon equivalent CPU
  • Memory: 1 GB (XP,) 2 GB (Vista™)
  • Graphics: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible hardware accelerated video card with shader version 2.0 support, 256 MB video memory
  • Display: Minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels
  • Sound Card: DirectX9.0c Compatible Sound Card
  • Storage: 15 GB free hard disk space formatted as NTFS
  • Peripherals: Windows compatible mouse and keyboard

Minimum requirements for Mac are:

  • OS: macOS 10.15
  • Processor: 1.1 GHZ Intel Core M
  • Storage: 24GB
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 512MB, AMD Radeon R9 M290, Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Additional Notes: The game is officially supported on the following Macs. To check your Mac model and when it was released, select About This Mac from the Apple menu on your menu bar.

Minimum requirements for Linux are:

  • OS: Steam OS or Ubuntu 14.04.1 ( required)
  • Processor: 2GHz
  • Memory: 4GB memory
  • Graphics: 512MB*
  • Storage: 18GB HD space
  • Other Requirements: Nvidia 600 series+, AMD 6000 series+, Intel Iris Pro.
  • IMPORTANT: Requires 64bit OS to play.

How much RAM does Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition need?

You need at least 1 GB (XP,) 2 GB (Vista™) of RAM to run Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition on PC.

And on Linux/SteamOS: 4GB memory minimum, and 8GB Memory recommended.

What processor do I need for Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition?

2.4 GHz Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon equivalent CPU is a minimum requirement for PC to be able to run Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition.

How many GB is Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition?

At least 15 GB free hard disk space formatted as NTFS of disk space is required to install Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition on your PC.

What graphics card do I need for Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition?

You need 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible hardware accelerated video card with shader version 2.0 support, 256 MB video memory or more powerful video card.

What version of Windows can I use to play Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition?

Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista™ or newer.

Can I run Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition on my laptop?

Yes, as long as it meets minimum requirements above.

Can I play Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition on my Mac?

Yes, Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition supports Mac if it meets the following minimum requirements:

  • OS: macOS 10.15
  • Processor: 1.1 GHZ Intel Core M
  • Storage: 24GB
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 512MB, AMD Radeon R9 M290, Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Additional Notes: The game is officially supported on the following Macs. To check your Mac model and when it was released, select About This Mac from the Apple menu on your menu bar.

Can I run Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition on Linux/SteamOS?

Yes, you can play Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition on Steam OS/Linux. Please see requirements above.

When is Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition release date?

Total War: EMPIRE – Definitive Edition release date is 4 March, 2021.

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