Resident Evil games have been a very different beast as of late, jumping out of horror and into action. With disastrous results, because I never ever want to play Resident Evil 6 again. One zombie horror game that I would go back to however? Resident Evil 4, which has just been tarted up with HD visuals.
Announced for PC, Resident Evil HD Ultimate Edition will be available from February 28 for $19.99/€19.99 and boasts the “highest visual fidelity ever with stunning HD running at a smooth 60 frames per second for the first time,” according to the press release sitting in my inbox.
Like any PC game getting a Steam release, it’ll also have Steam Achievements, Steam trading cards, global leaderboards, Steam Cloud and Steam Braaaaaaains. Here’s what you’ll need on your PC in order to get the action running at buttery-smooth rates:
Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows XP/ Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- Processor: Intel CoreTM2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or better, AMD AthlonTM X2 2.8 Ghz or better
- Memory: 2 GB RAM / Hard Disk Space: 15 GB free hard drive space
- Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS or better, ATI RadeonTM HD 4850 or better
- DirectX: 9.0c or above / Sound: Standard audio device
Recommended System Requirements
- OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- Processor: Intel CoreTM 2 Quad 2.7 Ghz or better, AMD PhenomTM II X4 3 Ghz or better
- Memory: 4 GB RAM / Hard Disk Space: 15 GB free hard drive space
- Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or better
Also, obligatory high-res screenshots, because I haven’t woken up yet and I need to wrap this article quickly so that I can enjoy my cup of tea and dammit I need to stop typing what I think.
For better or for worse, Resident Evil 4 was the turning point for the game franchise. It’s still a superb game, that goes beyond being a mere zombie-killing simulator. Whether it’s a necessary re-re-release is up for debate, but for anyone else who has yet to play the game, that dash of HD paint should be plenty enticing. And it has to be better than the original PC release of the game, which had to patch in effects and textures later, because they weren’t included in the game.
Last Updated: January 22, 2014