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Bioshock 2 PC Requirements, Steam Pre-order Deal

The PC system requirements for upcoming Bioshock 2 has been announced. If you decide to pre-order Bioshock 2 through Steam you can now receive the first Bioshock game free. Like its predecessor, Bioshock 2 will run SecureROM DRM, without any limit on the number of installations. Bioshock 2 will be available February 9, 2010 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Though it has not been released yet, 2K Marin has already announced “aggressive” plans for additional DLC.

PC System Requirements:


  • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3800+ 2.4Ghz or better, Intel Pentium 4 530 3.0Ghz Processor or better
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Graphics: NVIDIA 7800GT 256MB graphics card or better, ATI Radeon X1900 256MB graphics card or better
  • Hard Drive: 11GB
  • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0C compliant sound card or onboard sound
  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • DirectX: DirectX 9.0c


  • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Dual Core 2.60Ghz, Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Dual Core 2.13Ghz
  • Memory: 3GB
  • Graphics: NVIDIA 8800GT 512MB graphics card or better, ATI Radeon HD4830 512MB graphics card or better

Other Requirements:

  • Initial installation requires one-time internet connection.
  • Ability to save game, earn achievements, receive title updates and online play requires log-in to Games for Windows LIVE.
  • Software installations required including Microsoft Visual C++2008 Runtime Libraries, Games for Windows LIVE client, Games for Windows LIVE Client Patch, Sony DADC SecuROM, Microsoft DirectX.