Can I run XCOM 2 in my 32-bit Windows 7 machine? The recommendation says it needs 64 bit to run the game.

  • Have you tried yet? This seems like that should have been done before asking the question, as it'll most likely throw up a follow up question. – David Yell Feb 19 '16 at 13:33
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    But what do the minimum requirements say? – Elise Feb 19 '16 at 13:40
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    systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirements/xcom-2/13025 mentions you need a 64 bit OS at the least, so I'd say you'll have to upgrade. – Nzall Feb 19 '16 at 13:41
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    @XN16, surely you didn't intend to link to the same question you're commenting on. – cjm Feb 19 '16 at 16:58
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    @DavidYell That's not really a feasible approach when the game costs $60. I certainly wouldn't be willing to buy it if I wasn't even sure I could run it. – Chris Hayes Feb 19 '16 at 18:59


XCOM does not include a 32-bit executable, so it simply will not run on a 32-bit system. It's also likely that a computer old enough to run 32-bit windows 7 fails to meet the other system requirements.

Googling did uncover an unofficial 32-bit mod, but the site it was on did not look trustworthy.

  • What? How old could the site be, the game came out just over a week ago... – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Feb 19 '16 at 17:54
  • @BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft It had a bunch of fixes and cracks for various old games. Probably a load of viruses. – Studoku Feb 19 '16 at 18:47

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