Welcome to Playithardcore.com, the site dedicated to quality guides focused on completing games without dying or reloading. Often called Ironman, Hardcore, no reloads or similar terms, our guides are geared towards caution and preparation, never leading you into deathtraps or telling you to "reload until it works". Our guides emphasize skill and planning, demonstrating that a game doesn't have to look like a thousand lucky breaks marked by frequent reloading. A character death to us means starting over. We don't want walkthroughs. We don't want infodumps. There are plenty of GameFAQs, Wikia and other assorted information repositories that tell you all you need to know about that sort of thing. What we want here is the excruciating detail of a game, where survival comes down to how well you know it and how well you can prepare.
All games are welcome here. The only thing we do not allow here is cheating--and, of course, reloading.
All of the glory. None of the dying.
Recent Updates: 6/21/2014: We're back. Anyone who wants to join me in rebuilding is welcome - contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org, or #whattheboat on EFNet.
Currently Supported FAQs/Walkthroughs
Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast (note: guides for BG2 and Throne of Bhaal are also listed here.)
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2
Deus Ex 2: Invisible War
Exile 3: Ruined World
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Grand Theft Auto 3
Hitman: Codename 47
Hitman: Silent Assassin
Hitman: Blood Money
Ogre Battle 64
Secret of Evermore
Sins of a Solar Empire
Ultima 8: Pagan
Ultima 9: Ascension
If you don't see a game you love up here, console or PC, feel free to start your own guide!
Please see the FAQ page for further clarification of our purpose and important information regarding the site. If you're doing anything besides just reading the wiki, we assume you've read the FAQ. Then, use the search bar or start browsing the Genres to get started!