Here are the Resident Evil 2 remake’s system requirements

What are the Resident Evil 2 system requirements? Capcom has set the minimum and recommended set up: can you run it?

resident evil 2 remake system requirements

Resident Evil 2’s fancy remake is looking like an appropriately spooky modernization, but you’ll be happy to know that the game’s system requirements aren’t quite so scary – despite all those impressive shadows and the stunningly rendered gore and viscera. If your gaming rig is even halfway modern you should be good to go on the second REmake.

Eagle-eyed RE fans might note that the requirements below are very familiar – in fact, they’re pretty much exactly the same as Resident Evil 7. That’s not too surprising, given that both games run on the same engine, but it does suggest that there haven’t been any substantial upgrades over last year’s game – not necessarily a bad thing, since RE7 did look terrifically horrible.

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  • Minimum requirements:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit)
    • CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 2.70GHz or AMD FX-6300 or better
    • RAM: 8GB
    • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x with 2GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
  • Recommended requirements:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit)
    • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 or AMD FX-9590 or better
    • RAM: 8GB
    • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 3GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11

Because I know you’re just as curious as I was, the original PC version of Resident Evil 2 back in 1999 had much lower requirements. You could get by with a 166 MHz Pentium, and 24MB of RAM, though you’d want one of those fancy graphics accelerators – maybe a Voodoo2 or a RIVA model.


Anyway, we checked out the remake at E3 and had quite a pleasant time with it – or, rather, unpleasant, but that’s want you want from your zombie game.

The Resident Evil 2 remake returns to third-person, and it’s set for release on January 19, kicking off a busy first quarter for gaming fans in 2019.

Can you run it? Check your PC against the Resident Evil 2 system requirements 2021 on PCGameBenchmark.