Escape From Tarkov is Worth the Hype


Escape from Tarkov is a hyper realistic first person shooter created by Battlestate Games, a company based in Russia. The game is centered in the fictional city of Tarkov and players are given the option of joining one of two PMC organizations. PMC stands for Private Military Contractor and the two within the game are BEAR and USEC. BEAR is a Russian PMC group that has been tasked with investigating the dealings of the Terra group company. Terragroup is said to have several shady dealings that have turned Tarkov into a war-torn city. USEC is the PMC group that has been hired by Terragroup to aid in defending their secrets. 

Escape from Tarkov has minimum requirements to run the game as a majority of PC games do and thankfully they aren’t too heavy. The minimum system requirements are as follows:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo, i3 2.4 GHz I AMD Athlon, Phenom II 2.6 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB  RAM 
  • HDD: 8 GB available space 
  • GPU: DX9 compatible graphics card with 1 GB memory 
  • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 10 64 Bit
  • Screen Resolution: 800×600 or better
  • Network: Permanent Broadband Internet connection

The purpose of this game is to initiate “raids” in which you enter the city of Tarkov, choosing one of the available maps, and looting everything you can to make money as well as eliminate other players. Each map is filled with low to high-tier loot that is covered with NPC’s called scavs. Depending on the map that you choose, the amount of enemy players on the map differs, in addition, you can fill your own group with up to 5 total players. 


The game has implemented weaponry, ammunition, and gear that are all present in real life. Everything is based on real-world items and different ammunition will vary effectiveness. The armor and helmets that you wear, depending on the tier, will actually save your life if the enemy is using relatively weak ammo. In my opinion, the game is presented beautifully. With the ambient sound that is present, the ability to hear footsteps and everything that goes on, it can get really intense when my group and I are doing raids. However it’s definitely not for the faint of heart, this game has made my heart race due to jump scares from being shot and killed from seemingly nowhere. But that’s what makes Tarkov, Tarkov, it’s unpredictability a good change of pace from games like Call Of Duty. I’d highly recommend this game to those who are looking for a hyper realistic game that’s a completely different experience when compared to the FPS games that dominate today’s fields.