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XIII (2020)

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XIII cover
2022 update Tower Five
Unity[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows November 10, 2020
Metacritic 29
OpenCritic 39
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter
Art styles Cel-shaded
Themes North America
Series XIII
XIII (2020) on HowLongToBeat
XIII (2020) on IGDB
XIII (2020) on MobyGames
XIII (2020) on Wikipedia
XIII 2003
XIII: Lost Identity 2011
XIII (2020) 2020

XIII (2020) is a first-person shooter game developed by Playmagic and published by Microids. The game is a remake of XIII released in 2003.

Announced on April 18, 2019 and planned to be released in November 2019, the remake was later delayed to 2020.[2] The final release date of November 10, 2020 was announced in June 2020, with Steam and serving as its initial platforms of distribution.[3] The game uses Unity as its engine. An extensive update was made by Tower Five on September 13, 2022.[4]

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions



DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Golden Classic Weapon Skins Pack Pre-order bonus containing a golden version of all weapons in the game.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1154790/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Microids\XIII\XIII_Save.bin
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1154790/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing


Video options
Video options
Graphics options
Graphics options

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Pillarboxed to 16:9.
Graphical glitches in the main menu, like 16:9 elements sliding off into 48:9 space.[5]
Ultrawide support added in 2021 patch. However image is Vert- if starting a level from 21:9 main menu rather than switching from 16:9 to 21:9 in-game. FOV needs to be increased to compensate.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Slider between 60° and 120°. However, the FOV doesn't scale past 90°, unless the aspect ratio for the game is wider than 16:9[7]
Fullscreen also available.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
As a toggle.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Utilizes TAA.[8]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Toggleable between 30, 60, 120, 144 and unlimited.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.


Input settings
Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
From 0.10 to 5. Setting also affects controller input.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Setting also affects controller input.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Only two presets available.
Controller sensitivity
From 0.10 to 5. Setting also affects mouse input.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Setting also affects mouse input.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts


Audio settings
Audio settings
General settings
General settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Separate sliders for Master, Music, SFX and Dialogue.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Also includes Canadian variant.
Also includes Latin American variant.
Added in January 30, 2023 Update.
Added in January 30, 2023 Update.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Versus
LAN play
Online play

Other information


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Multiplayer Photon

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce
AMD Radeon
3 GB (Nvidia), 4 GB (AMD) of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Unity engine build: 2020.3.25[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1154790/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1154790) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Suicide_machine on 2022-10-17
    Used to use 2018.4.24 before Tower Five reworked the game.
  2. XIII’s release slips to 2020! - last accessed on 2020-11-12
  3. The remake of XIII launches November 10th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC/Mac! - last accessed on 2020-11-12
  4. XIII - XIII Remake - New update available - Steam News - last accessed on 2022-10-01
  5. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2019-11-10
    Tested at 5760x1080 and 5760x1200 custom resolution.
  6. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-11-10
    Tested at 3840x2160 custom resolution.
  7. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2022-11-30
  8. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2022-10-17
    To be more precise - it uses CTAA component. Original release used to offer a setting for MSAA, but the setting was removed by Tower Five, as that setting doesn't work with deferred rendering path.
  9. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-11-10
    Tested in 7.1 using SpecialK in conjunction with Razer Surround.