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How to easily check how a game will run on your PC

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Microsoft has recently updated its built-in Xbox app for Windows 10 and Windows 11 and it includes a feature that will help you see how a game might run on your PC. Below we will guide you through the steps to perform this check yourself.

How to check how a game will run on your PC

  1. Select the Start button on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 taskbar
  2. Select the All apps button
  3. Scroll down to the Xbox app in the app list and select it
  4. In the Search Bar type a name of a game you are interested in and select it
  5. On the game listing look for the information located under the rating (circled).
  6. This information will tell you how a given game will play on your current PC
  7. Enjoy!

Often game developers provide minimum requirements for a given game, but that requires you to know about the hardware inside your PC. Instead, the Xbox app for PC, Microsoft now includes a feature that makes finding out if your PC can run a given game much easier and more accurate.

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