Silent Hill 2 remake system requirements show a big jump forward

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The Silent Hill 2 remake Steam page has now revealed the minimum and recommended system requirements for the upcoming title.

It was announced in October 2022 that classic survival-horror game Silent Hill 2 was getting the remake treatment. Since then, neither developer Bloober Team nor publisher Konami has given fans much information regarding the game, and the estimated release date was seemingly leaked by Sony instead of the game’s publisher or developer. Fortunately, one question Konami has answered is what the minimum and recommended system requirements to run the upcoming title will be.

Fans received information on Silent Hill 2’s system requirement through the game’s official Steam page, which was put up in 2022. While it doesn’t reveal anything about the game’s release date, it does help put into perspective the jump in hardware between the original 2001 release and the upcoming remake.

System requirements for Silent Hill 2 remake

Konami has revealed both the minimum and recommended system requirements for the Silent Hill 2 remake, and they show a major improvement in fidelity compared to the original release. Here’s the full breakdown:

Minimum SpecsRecommended Specs
GPU: AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 or NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® 2080RTX or AMD Radeon™ 6800XT
CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 3 3300XCPU: Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
Memory: 12 GB RAMMemory: 16 GB RAM 
OS: Windows 10 x64OS: Windows 11 x64
Storage: 50 GB available spaceStorage: 50 GB available space
DirectX: Version 12DirectX: Version 12
Sound Card: Windows Compatible Audio DeviceSound Card: Windows Compatible Audio Device

The most obvious change between the original 2001 Silent Hill 2 and the upcoming remake is that the original required a meager 1.8 GB of storage space, while Bloober Team’s remake demands 50 GB of storage. The RAM requirement has also seen a significant increase in demand, as the original utilized only 64 MB RAM compared to the 2024 remake’s minimum 12 GB RAM.

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This jump in system requirements seemingly showcases the improvement in graphics and fidelity the gaming industry has seen overall since Team Silent developed the 2001 Silent Hill 2 more than 20 years ago.

Will the Silent Hill 2 remake have the same story as the original?

According to Bloober Team, the Silent Hill 2 remake is being remade from the ground up as a faithful remake of the original game, and should be faithful to the same story that was told in the original.

Bloober Team stated that it plans to “faithfully stick to the traditional story canon while remaking the gameplay and updating the graphics from the ground up,” indicating that fans will get the opportunity to directly compare the two versions of Silent Hill 2 to see how they stack up against each other.
It is currently unknown whether the Silent Hill 2 remake will only adapt the main game’s content or if the Xbox-release exclusive side story “Born From a Wish” will be covered too.

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Written by Hannan Mundia

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