Alien Isolation is now easier (and harder)

Okay, be honest with us. Did you find Alien: Isolation a little bit too hard? Or… wait. Did you find it too easy? Either way, Sega has you covered with the latest patch for the game, which adds two very different difficulty modes.

Alien: Isolation - Novice Mode (Click to embiggen)

Alien: Isolation – Novice Mode
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First up, we have Novice Mode, which hasn’t necessarily been designed to be easier, but it does give you “more time and breathing space with which to explore Sevastopol”.

You’ll be given more resources and ammunition, with synthetics and fellow survivors being less troublesome. Our Alien will also be more forgiving, more easily distracted and less aggressive in his hunting style.

If you’ve already white-knuckled through the terror, Sega says it’ll give you more of a reprieve for your second playthrough.

…on the other hand…

Alien: Isolation - Nightmare Mode (Click to embiggen)

Alien: Isolation – Nightmare Mode
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Nightmare Mode is exactly what you might expect: More challenges, tougher odds, and “the ultimate Alien: Isolation experience”.

Explore the world of Sevastopol with a motion tracker featuring a damaged display and undependable information. Resources will be even more limited, the map systems have gone offline and fellow survivors and synthetics are even more deadly and aggressive.

The AI’s been upgraded and is more hostile than ever, so the Alien will hunt you like never before. She’ll also learn from your actions “with chilling speed”, and her heightened senses offer no second chances.

Whichever mode you choose to play with, they’re both available right now for Alien: Isolation across all platforms – so brace yourself and jump right in.

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