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The Evil Within 2 System Requirements Revealed, Too Much RAM?

The Evil Within 2’s release is just around the corner, making it just a matter of time until its PC system requirements were made known. The Evil Within 2 system requirements were uploaded today on the game’s official Steam page and it’s no secret that they are a bit demanding. Let’s see them:


  • 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

As we know The Evil Within 2 is running on the STEM ENGINE a heavily modified version of iD Tech 5, making the demands of the platform a little more strict than expected. What is the worst thing we see in The Evil Within 2 system requirements though?

Even though the CPU requirements are pretty legit for a game of its caliber, The Evil Within 2 is going to require much more RAM than anyone would expect, With 8GB minimum requirement and 16GB as a recommendation, it’s hard not to see that as an exaggeration, especially since many PC hardware setups, hold 16GB of overall RAM.

As many started complaining about the Evil Within 2 system requirements on Steam, there were many that were skeptic about the framerate the game will be displayed with. a representative from Bethesda was quick to respond saying that The Evil Within 2 will be played with 60FPS.

There were also people that stated that The Evil Within was stuttering even with the use of high-end processors and graphics cards, bringing questions about whether the STEM ENGINE was the best option for this PC version of the game.

Will you be grabbing The Evil Within 2 PC Edition even with those high requirements? The game releases on October 13th for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Wanna know more about The Evil Within 2? Watch this 20-minute gameplay video (spoilers ahead) or read about what you need to know before it releases this month.