Which Difficulty Should You Choose? | Resident Evil 3 Remake (RE3)

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This page contains information on the difficulties the player can choose in Resident Evil 3 Remake. Read on to learn the different difficulties you can choose from and which one is best for you.

How to Choose the Difficulty

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Difficulty is Chosen from the Start

You can choose your difficulty upon starting a New Game. You can choose from three difficulties; Assisted mode, Standard mode and Hardcore mode.

You Can Switch to Assisted Mode

If you die enough times on Standard mode. The next time you see the game over screen, there will be an option below to change to Assisted mode. Changing to assisted mode here will be permanent and you can not switch back.

Differences in Difficulty Modes

List of Differences for Each Mode

Mode Diffference
・Aim Assist is turned on
・An Assault Rifle is given at the start
・Your health can recover to the Caution state a few seconds after reaching Danger state
・Enemies are more fragile and do less damage
・More ammunition and items can be found
・Crafting yields more ammunition
・All the advantages from Assisted mode are not available
・Enemies are of standard strength
・There are no advantages similar to Standard mode
・Enemies are tougher and can do more damage
・There are fewer items that can be found throughout the game.
・There are no advantages similar to Standard mode
・Enemies are tougher and more aggressive
・Enemies and Items appear in different locations throughout the game.
・There are no advantages similar to Standard mode
・Enemies are even more stronger and agressive
・Fewer save points and items to use
・Autosave feature is now disabled

Enemy Durability Will Differ Between Each Mode

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In each mode the durability In Assisted mode, enemies can die with around 4-5 shots with the handgun. In Hardcore mode, it can more shots to kill a zombie. Their toughness combined with their damage can change how your encounter with these zombies will play out.

RE3 Remake Hardcore is Easier Than RE2 Remake Hardcore

While RE3 is still difficult, there are a few changes that makes it feel less challenging than in RE2. One of these is the fact that you do not need Ink Ribbons to make a save file and the Auto Save feature still being available.

The enemies in RE3 Hardcore are also less tougher than the enemies in RE2, taking only a few more shots to kill them instead of the 10+ shots. These changes can be seen as a good thing as some players felt that RE2 Hardcore was a bit too unfair.

How Hard is Each Mode?

Assisted Mode is Easy

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Assisted mode is the easy difficulty made for newer players of the series. It gives the player advantages that make the game easier than the other difficulties. It can help remove the sense of frustration for players having a hard time even on Standard Mode.

Recommended for Beginners of Shooters or the Resident Evil Series

This game mode is good for players who are not confident in their shooting abilities. The Aim Assist will help make sure your aim is not the reason you are dying. It also has more advantages than the other modes, giving beginners more room for mistakes.

Standard Mode Is Normal

Standard Mode Inventory
Standard mode is the difficulty made for returning players of the series or anyone with survival horror games. This difficulty will let you experience the game in the intended difficulty. Not too hard and not too easy.

Choose this Difficulty if You Want the Right Challange

This game mode can be played if playing Resident Evil 3 for the first time. It can also be played by people who are new to the series. it can be difficult at first, but stick with it and you will get used to the difficulty!

Hardcore Mode is Hard

Hardcore Inventory
This mode is similar to Standard in some ways but adds penalties to makes the game much more difficult. This game mode makes the enemies more aggressive.

This Game Mode is for Players Looking for a Difficult Challenge

This game mode is intended to be played by veterans of the series looking for a challenge or anyone who thinks they have the best aim. Not recommended for beginners.

Nightmare Mode is Very Hard

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This mode is a harder version of Hardcore mode. This game mode makes the game unforgiving with its lack of resources and tougher enemies.

This Difficulty is recommended for experienced Players

This game mode is intended to be played by competitive players looking for more difficult challenges.

Inferno Mode is Extremely Hard

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Inferno Mode is the difficulty made for experts of the series. This difficulty will challenge players a lot differently from the other previous modes.

This Game Mode is for Players who wants to completely 100% the game

This game mode is intended to be played by experts of the series looking for a challenge or anyone who thinks they have complete mastery of the game.

Which Difficulty Should You Choose?

We recommend Standard Mode!

Standard mode start
It is recommended to play on Standard mode if you have played a Resident Evil game before and are familiar with its gameplay and mechanics. Standard mode will give the player the most balanced experience.

This mode will not make it easy enough to take away the challenge and tension, while also not making the game hard, which can cause frustration.

Assisted Mode for Beginners

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We recommend Assisted mode for players new to the Resident Evil series. This mode will make the game significantly easier, making your introduction to the series as smooth as possible.

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