The Evil Within 2 PC requirements announced

Tango Gameworks' harrowing horror game asks for middling specs from PC gamers.

Published Fri, Oct 6 2017 12:13 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:53 AM CST

The Evil Within 2, the sequel to 2014's cult macabre hit, comes out in a week and here's what hardware you'll need to run the game at minimum settings.

Bethesda today announced the PC spec requirements for the second chapter of its Evil Within series, and the results aren't too bad. While the publisher doesn't specify what resolution or frame rates the targeted spec configurations will support in-game, we should suppose that minimum requirements enable play on the lowest preset settings (possibly 720p resolution at 30FPS, etc), whereas recommended may enable 1080p 60FPS at the high preset.

In order to play The Evil Within 2 on PC you'll need at least an Intel Core i5-2400 or AMD FX-8320 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 GPU with 2GB of VRAM or an AMD Radeon HD 7970 with 3GB of VRAM. Recommended settings call for an Intel Core i7-4770 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X CPU (or better), 16GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB of VRAM or an AMD Radeon RX 480 GPU with 8GB of VRAM (or better). The full game will also clock in at 40GB.

As a die-hard fan of weird and bizarre games, I'm looking forward to jumping into this twisted nightmare world once again and battling untold horrors that await in Sebastian's tortured psyche. I'm glad that Bethesda is still taking chances on singleplayer experiences like this--counting Dishonored 2, Prey, and the upcoming Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the publisher is doing some interesting things for the world of singleplayer games, especially now when the industry is typically dominated by microtransaction-laden online service games.

The Evil Within 2 launches on Friday, October 13, 2017 for $59.99 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.


OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD FX-8320 or better

8 GB RAM, 40GB free HDD space

GPU: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD 7970 3GB or better


OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X or better

16 GB RAM, 40GB free HDD space

GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB / AMD RX 480 8GB or better

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