Resident Evil Village System Requirements

The minimum PC system requirements you need to pay Resident Evil 8 – including the recommended system requirements for the best in-game experience.

Resident Evil Village System Requirements

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Resident Evil Village is one of the most terrifying games of recent years, part of the first-person survival horror series that follows protagonist Ethan Winters as he searches for his wife, Mia.

Released in 2021, RE Village combines classic Resident Evil puzzle-solving with nerve-racking enemy encounters. Unlike the core Resident Evil games in the franchise, Resident Evil Village follows its predecessor, Biohazard, in gameplay and plot.

Capcom games are well-known for their high caliber and Resident Evil Village – also called Resident Evil 8 – is no exception. And if you’re a PC gamer looking to dive into the terror-inducing story of RE8, your PC needs to meet the system requirements.

To be able to play Resident Evil Village on PC, find both the minimum system requirements and recommended system requirements below.

Minimum System Requirements

Pulled straight from Resident Evil Village’s Steam page, the minimum system requirements are as follows:

  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 / Intel Core i5-7500
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 560 with 4 GB VRAM / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 12

Resident Evil Village also requires 28 GB of free hard drive space to install.

Recommended System Requirements

For the best performance when playing Resident Evil Village, the recommended system requirements on Resident Evil Village’s Steam page are:

  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 / Intel Core i7 8700
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5700 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
  • DirectX: Version 12

Resident Evil Village also requires 28 GB of free hard drive space to install.

How Do I Make Resident Evil Village Run Smoother?

Already have Resident Evil Village installed? If you are experiencing stuttering gameplay, FPS drops, and lag, the main cause is most likely that your PC is not powerful enough. You will need to upgrade your hardware to at least meet the game’s minimum system requirements.

Another fix for frame rate drops, freezing, and lagging in RE8 is to change the in-game graphics to settings that are less demanding on your CPU, which you can adjust in the Resident Evil Village gameplay/graphic settings (accessible via the menu).


Resident Evil Village, while not a large game, features detailed graphics and CPU-intensive cut scenes that require an up-to-date gaming PC – especially if you want to truly immerse yourself in the game’s nerve-racking gameplay and atmosphere.

The minimum system requirements (listed above) are needed to run and play RE Village to an acceptable standard. But for the best gaming experience, the recommended system requirements guarantee smoother overall gameplay and reduced in-game performance issues.

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