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The Evil Within minimum system specs are much more PC friendly

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Last week, Bethesda published the recommended system requirements (opens in new tab) for upcoming survival horror The Evil Within. They were, to use the technical term, ruddy huge. To get the best experience, the publisher claimed, players would need 4GB of GPU VRAM and an i7 CPU. Today, they've revealed the minimum requirements. They'll be far less terrifying for your rig.

Here's what you'll need:

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: windows 7/8.1
  • GPU: GTX 460 or an equivalent 1 GB VRAM card
  • CPU: i7 or an equivalent 4+ core processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 50 GB

"You won’t be experiencing the game at 1080p and you’ll likely need to turn off some features," writes Bethesda in a new post (opens in new tab), "but you will still be able to have a great experience with the game."

Phil Savage
Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.