How to fix Amnesia Rebirth not launching issue on PC (Steam/GOG/EGS)

Amnesia Rebirth not launching
Amnesia: Rebirth Screenshot

Amnesia Rebirth is a horror-adventure game from Frictional Games. It is now available on PC via Steam, GOG and Epic Games StorePS4, and Xbox One. If you are on the PC version and are running into the Amnesia Rebirth not launching issue, here are a few things you can try to fix that.

This is the third entry in the series, and a direct sequel to the first game. Just like SOMA, Amnesia Rebirth also has great critical reception with a Metacritic score of 83.

Amnesia Rebirth not launching issue

If you can’t seem to launch the game at all, here are a few things you can ensure before trying again.

Fix 1: Download the latest Visual Studio Runtime Dlls

Download the latest Windows runtime dlls here

Fix 2: Run as Admin

Try running the game as admin. You can do this by following the steps below

  • Head over to where the game is installed
  • Right-click on the game’s executable
  • Select Properties
  • Click the Compatibility tab
  • Here, check “Run this program as an admin”
  • Press OK, and relaunch the game

Fix 3: Reset Game Settings

To do this, head over to the game’s save directory

  • Vista, 7 & 8.x: Documents\My Games\Amnesia Rebirth\
  • Linux: ~/.local/share/frictionalgames/Amnesia Rebirth/
  • Mac OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Frictional Games/Amnesia Rebirth
  • Remove the [username]_user_settings.cfg file

Fix 4: Update GPU Drivers

Make sure you are on the latest versions of your GPU drivers. You can download these from the links below


To play the game on PC, you need the following specifications


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10, 64-bits
  • Processor: Core i3 / AMD FX 2.4Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 4.0, Nvidia GTX 460 / AMD Radeon HD 5750 / Intel HD 630
  • Storage: 35 GB available space


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10, 64-bits
  • Processor: Core i5 / Ryzen 5
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 4.3, Nvidia GTX 680 / AMD Radeon RX 580 / Intel Xe-HPG
  • Storage: 35 GB available space

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