If you recently started playing Amnesia: Rebirth and are having a hard time, you may find yourself wondering whether or not there are difficulty settings that you can adjust.

At first glance, the Options menu doesn't appear to have any difficulty settings. Is this really the case? Let's take a closer look at whether or not there are difficulty settings in Amnesia: Rebirth! 

Are There Difficulty Settings in Amnesia: Rebirth?

The quick answer to the question of whether there are difficulty settings that you can adjust in Amnesia: Rebirth is no, there are not. The closest thing Amnesia: Rebirth has to difficulty settings are the “Hints” that you can turn on or off from the game’s Options menu.

These hints are used with the game’s puzzles, where you’re supposed to go next, and things of that nature. A lot of these hints are vague so they may not be helpful to you, while others can help push you forward in the right direction. It depends, but either way, it’s recommended by the developer that you play with hints turned on during your first playthrough.

Diving deeper into the subject of difficulty settings, they’re not really applicable to Amnesia: Rebirth based on how the game is played. Similar to previous Amnesia titles, there’s no direct combat so you can’t fight the enemies you encounter in Amnesia: Rebirth. Your best bet is to avoid being caught, or if you’re spotted, to run and hide.

If you’re caught, there’s no traditional “Game Over” screen. Instead, you’re whisked back to a previous area. For example, we ran the wrong way after encountering the monster in the Quartermaster’s Stocks area of the Fortress after leaving the radio room. After we were caught, we were whisked back to the radio room to start over again.

When we arrived at the area where the monster was prior, we found they were no longer there. You may think based on this that it’s ok to get caught because you’ll simply restart from a previous area. Don’t be fooled by the lack of immediate consequences. We strongly advise that you do not get caught in Amnesia: Rebirth.

We can’t say more without giving certain things away, but just because you don’t get a “Game Over” screen when you’re caught doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences to getting caught. Overall, there are no difficulty settings in Amnesia: Rebirth but you can turn “Hints” on and off.

You can also look up guides and walkthroughs for Amnesia: Rebirth online if you’re really stumped on something and need a little extra help but that’s not a setting in the game itself, it’s just a way to make things easier.

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Now that you know whether there are difficulty settings in Amnesia: Rebirth, we have a few guides up for the game that we think you may find helpful, including: