Anthem, Bioware’s upcoming sci-fi “shared world shooter,” draws influences from many popular games in recent memory. Fans and critics often compare Anthem to Destiny, and for good reason; its aesthetics, basic co-op structure, and reliance on loot seem to beg for it. Yet it also carries hints of Borderlands, the free-to-play MMO Warframe and, of course, Bioware’s own Mass Effect.
In other words, Anthem isn’t going to be anything shooter fans haven’t seen before. You will team up, grind missions for loot, upgrade and customize your Javelin exosuit, and blow stuff up.
What are Anthem’s system requirements?
EA hasn’t confirmed the final system requirements for Anthem, but we do have an idea of what kind of computer you’ll need. Players who signed up for the closed alpha were given a set of recommended system requirements, as reported on Reddit, and they’re fortunately not too beefy. Warning: These system requirements will likely change before release.
- OS: 64-bit Windows 10
- Processor: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350 Memory
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics card: Nvidia GTX 970 4GB, AMD R9 390 8GB
- Storage: At least 60 GB of free space
That doesn’t mean playing Anthem won’t be a good time, though. All the elements Anthem cribs from other games blends smoothly into an active, intense, and fun third-person shooter. Although it may not focus on narrative as much as diehard Bioware fans would hope, the little taste we had of its characters and world still packed proportionally more charm than we have come to expect from the genre. If you’re looking for a big, slick, explosive action game that you can play with your friends for the foreseeable future, Anthemmight be just what you want