Sonic Mania System Requirements

We Go Over The System Requirements For Sonic Mania And The Ideal PCs To Play The Game On

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Can I Run Sonic Mania On My Computer?

Chances are that your machine should be able to play Sonic Mania without a problem – the game is graphically similar to the original classic Sonic titles on the SEGA Megadrive, and therefore won’t be taxing for virtually any modern machine. That being said, if you have a particularly old or diminutive device on which you’re looking to play the game, below you can see the minimum and recommended system requirements for all of these operating systems below. The minimum requirements are the official specifications as given by the publisher. We have given our own recommended requirements as well just to be on the safe side.

If you don’t know how to check for the specifications of your current machine, take a look at our page on how to look up your PC specs just to make sure you’ll be able to run the game. If not, at the foot of this page we give a couple of options for PC builds that definitely will, which you may want to consider.

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Sonic Mania Release Date & Game Details

  • Release Date : 29th Aug 2017 (Microsoft Windows)
  • System Requirements : Low
  • Genre : Platformer / Retro
  • Developer : Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, PagodaWest Games
  • Publisher : Sega


A brand new 2D Sonic game, Sonic Mania is basically a homage to the Sega Mega Drive classics of the 90s, with the same graphical styling and gameplay mechanics and a heavily reminiscent soundtrack. Fans of the original classics will absolutely love this title.

Sonic Mania System Requirements

As mentioned, the minimum system requirements listed below are the official specs as provided by the developer. There are no official recommended requirements, so we have estimated these below. You will get by playing Sonic Mania on the minimum settings, though you may find if you have any background applications running or the like it affects your performance. For this reason, we would try and aim for the recommended system requirements if possible.

Sonic Mania Minimum System Requirements

  • CPU : Core 2 Duo
  • RAM : 2GB RAM
  • GPU / Video Card : DirectX 9.0c compliant video card 256MB
  • Storage : 400MB HDD
  • Operating System : Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit only)
  • DirectX : Version 9.0c
  • Sound Card : DirectX 9.0c Compatible

Sonic Mania Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU : Core 2 Quad
  • RAM : 4GB RAM
  • GPU / Video Card : DirectX 9.0c compliant video card 512MB
  • Storage : 1GB HDD
  • Operating System : Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit only)
  • DirectX : Version 9.0c
  • Sound Card : DirectX 9.0c Compatible

What Gaming PC Do We Recommend To Play Sonic Mania?

As mentioned, Sonic Mania is a very undemanding game and most machines will do just fine running it. A $300 self-build gaming PC will easily play the game and, if you don’t fancy putting together your own rig, a $500 pre-build PC will easily run Sonic Mania with zero problems.

The Author Who Worked On This Article

Technology Writer
From halcyon days playing Sonic 2 on the Megadrive, to trying to work out how to make the ‘TOASTY!’ man appear on Mortal Kombat 3 round his mate’s house, many of Aaron’s fondest childhood memories are associated with gaming. This might sound a sad state of affairs to some, but he regrets nothing. First getting into PC gaming through exposure to text game Drug Lord and then the original Half Life, still one of his all-time favourites, Aaron has been a PC gamer ever since. A practical need to squeeze the most out of his machine turned into a genuine interest in the technology of PC hardware, a passion which fuels his desire to always be up to date on the latest tech news.

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