When I just bought the game it was unplayable. 10 minutes max before a crash. Now I get from 30 minutes to a couple of hours before it crashes on me. I have seen all kinds of crashes but most of them are BSOD or a freeze where the music keeps playing and I can still move the mouse but the system doesn't respond to anything. Crashing becomes more frequent after midgame. I have a low-end system, but well above the minimum requirements. I think that it is fair to demand that I can run the game to the end with minimum settings. I have a Athlon XP 2400 CPU, 1.5 gb ram and a nVidia 6600 GT gfx card. All my drivers are updated and the system runs cool and can run other games. Just finished HL2 and FarCry without a single crash. I certainly hope that they provide a second patch with much needed stability and performance fixes since I have no way of getting a refund now (but I should have asked for one when I had the chance).