One of the greatest and most influential horror games of all time is set to grace our gaming PCs in just a fortnight's time. I'm talking about Resident Evil, the game that single-handedly kickstarted a horror revolution. It's back, and it's back with a bang, delivering a fully remastered HD experience that brings an age old classic bang up to date.

Practically everything in the Resident Evil HD Remaster has been remade from the ground up, thanks to all new 3D models and a total reworking of the static backgrounds for high definition. This is joined by all new post-processing effects such as bloom filters that weren't possible at the time, widescreen support, and new controls, ensuring we should be getting the ultimate version of one of the ultimate games. To find out whether your rig's getting munched by a zed or delivering a crushing face stomp though, read on to check out the official Resident Evil HD Remaster system requirements.

Resident Evil HD Remaster Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit Service Pack 1
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz or AMD Athlon II X2 220 2.8GHz
  • RAM: 2GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce 260 or AMD Radeon HD 6790
  • HDD: 16GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 9.0c

Resident Evil HD Remaster Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.7GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0GHz
  • RAM: 4GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 6950 
  • Controller: Gamepad, preferably Xbox 360 PC compatible controller recommended 

For those of you familiar with Resident Evil 6 and its system requirements this should be familiar territory. Despite being a pretty ancient game now, this Resident Evil HD Remaster is clearly going to be a little demanding thanks to its enhanced effects and HD graphics, but Capcom has succeeded in practically matching 2013's Resident Evil 6, only taking an ever so slight leap when it comes to GPU and OS demands. The minimum requirements see a slight generational bump from the GeForce 8800GT and the Radeon GD 3850 up to the GeForce GTX 260 and the Radeon HD 6790, while Windows XP just won't cut it here, demanding a minimum of Windows 7.

The RAM requirements for the Resident Evil HD Remaster are extremely reasonable, capping out at 4GB, while the processor demands for RE:HD remain 100% identical to Resident Evil 6. This means a fairly low-end dual-core processor will suffice, while much of the GD community should be more than capable of hitting the recommended requirements.

Of note is that Capcom recommends a gamepad for optimal play. It's a third-person adventure so this is most likely the case, but making use of the original 'tank' controls should be just as good on keyboard and mouse as a gamepad, so it's only a must if you're going to make use of the rejigged control scheme.

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