The Forest System Requirements

The Forest System Requirements - full specs, system checker and the gaming PC setup you need.

The Forest minimum requirements

  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T7700
  • File Size: 5 GB
  • OS: Windows 7

The Forest recommended specs

  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
  • File Size: 5 GB
  • OS: Windows 7

Can you run it? Test your computer against The Forest system requirements.

Can I Run The Forest?

The Forest system requirementsstate the minimum graphics card required is an NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT. However, a GPU equivalent to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 is recommended. In terms of game file size, you will need at least 5 GB of free disk space available. The minimum memory requirement for The Forest is 4 GB of RAM installed in your computer. The Forest requirementsalso ask for a minimum CPU equivalent to an Intel Core 2 Duo T7700. However, the developers recommend a CPU greater or equal to an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 for the best experience.

The Forest VR is supported on the following headsets: Valve Index, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Unfortunately, there is no The Forest crossplay between PC and console players.

If you're looking to pick the game up cheaply look for a The Forest G2A key.

The Forest Performance Guide

Having trouble with The Forest FPS drops? Here are some tips.

  • Disable demanding background applications such as GeForce Experience or Windows Game DVR. Use task manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc) to see which programs are taking up the most resources.
  • Run the game in fullscreen as opposed to windowed.
  • Disable hardware acceleration in applications such as Discord to free up GPU bandwidth for running The Forest.

Sons of the Forest guides

Check our guide to the the new Sons of the Forest system requirements and the latest on the Sons of the Forest release date. If you're playing the game, then check the full list of Sons of the Forest cheats and console commands, and this guide to Sons of the Forest weapons and the Shovel location.

The Forest will run on PC system with Windows 7 and upwards.

Looking for an upgrade? Try our easy to use The Forest set up guides to find the best, cheapest cards. Filter for The Forest graphics card comparison and CPU compare. We'll help you find the best deal for the right gear to run the game.

The Forest FPS - what frame rate can you expect?

How many FPS will I get on The Forest? We reference thousands of reports from PCGameBenchmark users running our FPS tracking app to tell you exactly how The Forest performs across a range of different settings and resolutions on the most popular PC gaming setups.

What frame rate does The Forest run at?

485 Intel Core i7-2630QM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 17 GB
108 Intel Core i3-4130 Intel HD 4400 8 GB
102 Intel Core i5-7300U Intel HD Graphics 620 8 GB
101 Intel Core i5-7400 Intel HD 630 4 GB
99 Intel Core i3-2350M Intel HD 3000 8 GB

Are you experiencing The Forest FPS drops and stutters? Want to know exactly how the game performs on your system? An FPS monitor is the first step in understanding how the parts in your gaming PC are actually performing in real-world conditions.

Download our free FPS Monitor via Overwolf to count your frame rates as you play, and test how tweaks to your settings can boost FPS and increase The Forest performance. Our app is compatible with hundreds of the best PC games and available now.

The Forest System Requirements PC Graph - Can I Run The Forest
The Forest System Requirements - Can You Run The Forest?

The Forest Details

The Forest System Requirements

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7,432 Players (Last 24 Hours)

Review Score

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The Forest Download


Endnight Games Ltd


Endnight Games Ltd


Action Indie Adventure

The Forest Release Date

30th of April 2018

The Forest PC price today:

$10.99 45% saving

What is The Forest?

As the lone survivor of a passenger jet crash, you find yourself in a mysterious forest battling to stay alive against a society of cannibalistic mutants. Build, explore, survive in this terrifying first person survival horror simulator.

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