There are three Alan Wake 2 difficulty settings available at launch, with each designed to help tailor the experience to your preferred playstyle. If you’re just here for the twisting, imaginative story then Remedy has you covered on that front, but if you’re after a truly terrifying experience then you always have the option of bumping up the difficulty settings in Alan Wake 2 for a real challenge.
Below you’ll find descriptions for Story, Normal, and Hard difficulty settings in Alan Wake 2, as well as the first details on Nightmare mode – expected to launch in the coming weeks. It’s also worth noting that you can change the difficulty at any time from the pause menu and it won’t have any impact on your ability to collect achievements or trophies.
That’s why it’s a little difficult to pinpoint how long it takes to beat Alan Wake 2, although I should flag that for my Alan Wake 2 review I played through in Normal and only encountered minimal friction.