Basic PC requirements to play Ion Assault

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Basic PC requirements to play Ion Assault

The game is fairly easy to run on the PC platform if that is your platform of choice (the game is also available on PlayStation and Xbox), however, we decided to write up a whole post on this topic just so that it is easier for people to get into the game. Despite its graphical optimizations, there are still a lot of particles that need to be rendered, making this game not as simple as it might seem to run. We worked hard to make an ad a variety of different colors to the game, so it doesn’t look like just the basic typical indie shooter game.


Your processor is going to be the most important piece when it comes to playing this game. Truthfully, you can run the game without a graphics card, so long as your processor is powerful enough that it has an integrated video card within it. We would recommend the lowest processor to run this game be an Intel Pentium processor, such as the G4456. We have tested this specific processor in the lab along with a dedicated graphics card and it works perfectly on our medium settings option. We do not, however, recommend using the week processor like that on its own as integrated video card itself will not be able to handle the game. The recommended CPU for this game would ideally be at least an Intel i3 and above. These are the processes that should be able to win the game without any graphics card, so make sure to check your computer configuration to see what processor you have. As a general rule of thumb, if it has only two cores were less, you will probably need a dedicated graphics card to run Ion Assault. If it has quad core capabilities, or six cores and eight cores, you should be fine without a graphics card.


As for a graphics card, we already mentioned that you don’t necessarily need it if your processor is up to par. But if you have one of those processors that we mentioned, you’ll probably need a dedicated video card. The lowest video card we can recommend to run this game is probably a GTX 550. We haven’t tested the GTX 550 by itself on the game, but we did run a GTX 660 which is relatively similar in terms of power, perhaps slightly more powerful. The GTX 660 ran the game very well, reaching up to 100 frames per second on medium settings. We would bet that the GTX 550 would be able to run the game fairly well even on medium settings.


For RAM, we recommend 4 GB and that’s it. You don’t need a whole lot to run this game has the graphical files and in game rendering of video is not ultra intensive like other video games.


For storage, we also try to minimize this is much as possible. The download size will be about 2 GB, and install file will be approximately 2.2 GB when it’s all said and done. Taking a look at other indie games, this seems like a good enough balance between space and overall scope of the game that we are very proud to have optimized it this well.


All in all you don’t really need a high-quality desktop to play Ion Assault on the PC platform. After all, the game did run very well on last generation consoles such as the PS3 and Xbox 360. If you have any issues running the game, make sure to contact support or check out our official Steam discussion group. Also consider consulting the community picks for system requirements here.