Resident Evil 2's PC System Requirements Are Surprisingly Normal

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Capcom has a rough track record when it comes to its PC ports. So, while it looks like the Resident Evil 2 remake won't need a billion-dollar PC to run, I'm keeping my optimism set to "cautious".

It shouldn't come as a massive shock that the system requirements, visible now via the game's preorder page on Steam, are almost identical to those of Resident Evil 7.

Given the game's delicious fidelity, particularly in the gore department, I was expecting a higher minimum. But that doesn't appear to be the case.

Minimum Recommended
OS Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit required)
Processor Intel i5-4460 2.7GHz or AMD FX-6300 Intel i7-3770 or AMD FX-9590
Memory 8GB
Graphics GeForce GTX 760 or Radeon R7 260x 2GB GeForce GTX 1060 or Radeon RX 480 3GB
DirectX Version 11

The January 25, 2019 release date is as expected and in terms of pricing, it's $US59.99 ($80.62) for the regular version and $US69.99 ($94.06) for the "Deluxe Edition".

What do you get for paying $US10 ($14) more? Here you go:

  • Leon Costume: "Arklay Sheriff"
  • Leon Costume: "Noir"
  • Claire Costume: "Military"
  • Claire Costume: "Noir"
  • Claire Costume: "Elza Walker"
  • Deluxe Weapon: "Samurai Edge - Albert Model"
  • "Original Ver." Soundtrack Swap

Not sure if it's worth it for some costumes, a sword and a bit of music, but to each their own!

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    Here's hoping that the game's beautiful lighting isn't lost between trailer and release.

    Hey Logan, not sure if you were trying to tell a joke or just not up on resi lore but the samurai edge is a gun used exclusively by the Stars (the original special forces team that Jill and Chris was a part of during the events of the first game along with resident evil villain Albert Wesker, who is the reference to the weapon model). It has also been referenced or part of many resi games, so its cool that we might get a version of it Wesker themed if your into those type of preorder bonuses.

    Last edited 26/06/18 9:25 am

    "Not sure if it's worth it for some costumes, a sword and a bit of music, but to each their own!"

    Oh Logan... the Samurai Edge is not a sword...

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