Sonic Mania and Horizon Chase Turbo free, can your PC handle them?

Sonic Mania is a relatively new game (it was released in August 2017), but as you can imagine given that it is based on the classic SEGA console, it does not have too high system requirements to run on PC. For its part, Horizon Chase Turbo is an Indie game released in May 2018, but as an Indie game, the system requirements are not too demanding.

Requirements and how to get Sonic Mania for free

Sonic mania

As we mentioned at the beginning, Sonic Mania is free on the Epic Games Store and the process to get it is the same as with the rest of the games. You can access the link that we have put in these lines or you can open the Epic Launcher if you have it installed on your PC, log in with your account and access the Store, where you will see the banner indicating that it is free. Simply click on it and click on the Get button to make the “purchase” at zero cost, that is, the process is the same as if you bought any game but the cost is literally zero, so it is free.

Sonic Mania free

Once you purchase, the game will become part of your digital game library and will be yours forever. As for the system requirements needed to run this title (which has been optimized to run at 60 FPS, by the way), they are as follows:

Minimum requirements Recommended Requirements
CPU Core 2 Duo Core 2 Duo
Graphics DirectX 9.0c compliant GPU DirectX 9.0c compliant GPU
Disc space 400 MB 400 MB
Operating system Windows 8/10 Windows 8/10

It is at least curious that for this game the developer does not differentiate between minimum and recommended requirements, and in fact it does not even specify a specific graphics card, so in principle with any GPU (even iGPU) that is compatible with DirectX 9 you can run it at 60 FPS without problems.

Requirements and how to get Horizon Chase Turbo for free

Horizon Chase Turbo

Like the Sonic game, Horizon Chase Turbo is also free in the Epic Games Store and the way to obtain it is exactly the same: you can access it through the link that we just put, log in and “buy” it at zero cost, or you can enter Epic Launcher if you have it installed and do the same from there, since you will easily find it in the free games banner in the store section.

As for the system requirements, it is not that they are much more demanding than those of Sonic Mania as you will be able to see below:

Minimum requirements Recommended Requirements
CPU 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or higher Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz or higher
Graphic card Intel HD Graphics 4000 or higher GeForce 8000 Series or better
Disc space 500 MB 500 MB
Operating system Windows 7 or later Windows 7 or later

You have already seen, really to play either of these two games you will not need a gaming PC, but they will work perfectly even on mini PCs like Intel NUC or on laptops designed for office automation because they do not have too demanding requirements to say and, However, both are games that can be very addictive, so we recommend you get hold of them taking advantage of the fact that they are now free.

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