The Spectrum Retreat System Requirements

We Look Through The System Requirements For The Spectrum Retreat And Which PCs To Play The Game On

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Can I Run The Spectrum Retreat On My Computer?

The Spectrum Retreat isn’t the most demanding game, and most gaming PCs should be able to run it fairly easily at at least a moderate FPS. The official minimum and recommended requirements for The Spectrum Retreat can be seen below, as listed by the publisher. Typically we advise assuming a bit of extra power is needed above the official specs, as some publishers have a tendency to understate them a bit.

If aren’t sure how to check the specifications of your current PC to compare them against the system requirements for The Spectrum Retreat, look to our guide on how to look up your PC specs and see how they measure up against the system requirements listed below. If it turns out your current build won’t cut the mustard, we have laid out some examples of computers that will play the game without an issue at the foot of this page.

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The Spectrum Retreat Release Date & Game Details

  • Release Date : 10th July 2018 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
  • System Requirements : Low
  • Genre : Puzzle / Adventure / First-Person / Indie
  • Developer : Dan Smith Studios
  • Publisher : Ripstone Ltd.


Taking its biggest influences from Portal, The Spectrum Retreat is a mix of creepy sci-fi storytelling with first-person puzzle game. Players must complete puzzle challenges in order to find the truth behind their mysterious imprisonment within The Penrose hotel.


The Spectrum Retreat System Requirements

The Spectrum Retreat Minimum System Requirements

  • CPU : AMD FX 6300 @ 3.5 GHz or Intel Core i3 or higher
  • RAM : 4GB RAM
  • GPU / Video Card : AMD Radeon RX 550 or Nvidia Geforce GTX 750 Ti or higher
  • Storage : 8GB HDD
  • Operating System : (64-bit)

The Spectrum Retreat Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU : AMD FX-8350 or Intel Core i5 or higher
  • RAM : 8GB RAM
  • GPU / Video Card : AMD Radeon RX 570 or Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 or higher
  • Storage : 8GB SSD
  • Operating System : (64-bit)

What Gaming PC Do We Recommend To Play The Spectrum Retreat?

The Spectrum Retreat will run at a decent FPS on the lowest settings at 1080p on one of our $500 self-builds. If you require a better graphical experience than this however and want to run the settings up to the max, then a $1,000 self-build will do nicely for 1080p or 1440p resolutions, and a $1,500 self-build PC is what you’ll want for 4K gaming.

If building your own PC is a bit more than you’re looking for, one of our pre-builds for under $800 should play the game on the lowest settings at 1080p fairly easily. Unsurprisingly, higher graphical settings will need a bit more oomph, and you will want to go with something like a $1,000 pre-built PC for 1080p or 1440p gaming or a $1,500 pre-build for playing at 4K.

The Author Who Worked On This Article

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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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