You don’t always want to play games that put up an incredible challenge, but when you do and you find a game that does that well, there’s nothing quite like it. Even more impressive is when you turn a game that is otherwise not particularly hard up to its highest difficulty setting, and it ends up delivering a truly well balanced and engrossing experience that feels tough but fair. Here, we’re going to talk about a few games on the PS5 that feature hardcore difficulty modes – or whatever else they choose to call it – that you should definitely check out.
THE LAST OF US PART 1
Intensity and tension are hallmarks of The Last of Us’ gameplay, and if you want to kick that up yet another notch, Grounded difficulty is the way to go. On top of making enemies deadlier and things such as ammo and resources scarcer, not only does it completely remove Listen mode, it also removes several elements of the HUD, and truly lives up to its name in delivering a tough-as-nails experience. Combine it with permadeath turned on, and you get an even more nail-biting experience.