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Silent Hill 2 Remake PC System Requirements Are Insane

Silent Hill 2 Remake is currently in development and its official PC system requirements mean business!
Silent Hill 2 Remake PC System Requirements Are Insane

Silent Hill is arguably the most beloved horror franchise in the world. Created by Japanese mastermind Keiichiro Toyama in 1999, the Silent Hill anthology now spans several highly acclaimed video games, feature films, and spin-off projects. More recently, publisher Konami unveiled multiple new title expansions, including a remake of the popular 2001 game Silent Hill 2.

According to the 19th October Silent Hill Transmission Livestream, Silent Hill 2 Remake will be developed by the Polish game studio Bloober Team, the same team responsible for the titles The Medium and Blair Witch. While there is no official release date yet in sight, Konami has revealed Silent Hill 2 Remake's rather daunting PC system requirements.

Silent Hill 2 Remake Official PC System Requirements

In short, you will need a pretty powerful gaming rig to play the Silent Hill 2 Remake, with the game demanding 12 GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (or equivalent) graphics card at a minimum. That's pretty crazy, even by modern AAA game standards, which certainly warrants us asking what the f*ck Konami is smoking; or, better yet, what we, as fans, could expect. Either way, it's clear that we're in for a real treat!

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Silent Hill 2 Remake is expected to release exclusively on Windows PC and PlayStation 5. (Picture: Konami)

While it's arguable that Silent Hill 2 Remake's PC system specs are likely linked to the perma-fog (which, at high enough resolution and quality, is easily graphically taxing), the game's adoption of Unreal Engine 5's Nanite virtualized geometry technology is likely the culprit. Oh, and not to mention Lumen, Unreal's dynamic global lighting and reflections system.

According to Mateusz Lenart, Silent Hill 2's Creative Director and Lead Designer, the developers want the game "to make the same impression the original game did 20 years ago." Lenart later admitted that while "combining the old with the new" would not be easy, he believes they were "on the right track." So it seems.

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Silent Hill 2 Remake will require you to own a relatively powerful gaming PC to play it. (Picture: Konami)

Below are the official PC specifications required to play Silent Hill 2 Remake, according to the game's Steam page.

Minimum PC Specs

  • Operating System: Windows 10 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 | AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Audio Device.

Recommended PC Specs

  • Operating System: Windows 11 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K | AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 2080RTX or AMD Radeon™ 6800XT
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Audio Device.

Silent Hill 2's minimum PC requirements will allow you to play on low-medium quality in 1080p at 30 fps. On the other hand, playing with the recommended requirements will allow you to enjoy Silent Hill 2 Remake gameplay at medium-quality settings at 60 fps or high-quality settings at 30 fps in 1080p or 4K.

That's everything you need to know about the official PC requirements for the new Silent Hill 2 Remake. On that note, we would encourage you to check out our video essay on the history of Silent Hill in the video above, including how it eventually grew to become one of the best horror games of all time.

For more great horror content, check out our section dedicated to Silent Hill news, updates, guides, features, and loads more.


Featured image courtesy of Komani.