The Resident Evil 2 remake on PC won't require a scary powerful rig

Resident Evil 2 PC

A fully remastered re-release of Resident Evil 2 was one the surprise hits of E3 2018, and even better that it’s coming to PC. Somehow the best news is the lax system requirements that were just published on the game’s pre-order page on Steam.

Luckily, fans of the seminal survival horror game who want to play on PC likely won’t have to incur a major upgrade as an extra price of entry into this haunted house. In fact, if you want an ideal – or recommended – play experience, you won’t even need a very recent processor.

Here are the minimum requirements for playing the game on PC:

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460, 2.70GHz or AMD FX-6300 or better
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon™ R7 260x with 2GB Video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11

And, here’s what’s needed to play the game as it was intended to look and feel:

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 or AMD FX-9590 or better
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 3GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11

See, those aren’t so bad, are they? Granted, you’ll need one of the latest graphics cards to play the game at recommended settings, but at least it’s one of the most affordable models.

Of course, these friendlier system requirements are likely on account of the game being released to the comparatively limited PS4 and Xbox One. Nevertheless, be grateful that it won’t take much to play the best survival horror game all over again on the superior gaming platform.

Joe Osborne

Joe Osborne is the Senior Technology Editor at Insider Inc. His role is to leads the technology coverage team for the Business Insider Shopping team, facilitating expert reviews, comprehensive buying guides, snap deals news and more. Previously, Joe was TechRadar's US computing editor, leading reviews of everything from gaming PCs to internal components and accessories. In his spare time, Joe is a renowned Dungeons and Dragons dungeon master – and arguably the nicest man in tech.