From Play It Hardcore
Welcome to Playithardcore.com, the site dedicated to quality walkthroughs and guides focused on completing games without dying or reloading. Our guides are geared towards caution, never leading you into deathtraps or telling you to "reload until it works". Our guides emphasize skill and preparation, 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.
All games are welcome here, as are specialty walkthroughs and artificial rules that make games more interesting. The only thing we do not allow here is cheating and, of course, reloading. We are dedicated to the highest quality guides and data for the games we host on the Internet. We are a community of the highest caliber gamers. We don't cheat, twink or reload - we play it hardcore.
All of the glory. None of the dying. Playithardcore.
Recent Updates: 3/24/2012: We're dedicated to getting more of this site updated. With the recent announcement of Baldur's Gate Enhanced, we want to get specifically the BG page back to the glory it was before soulmata's recovery project. Help is appreciated! Maps would be especially useful. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any suggestions or additions to the Baldur's Gate page. - Sandman
3/26/2011: WE'RE BACK Disaster recovery. After dealing with nightmare after nightmare with the site followed by nightmare after nightmare in real life, I am back. Not only am I back, I am determined to make this site functional, popular and interesting once again. I'll be honest: a lot of data was lost or corrupted beyond repair, but I am working my ass off to recover it. I believe I can recover 99% of the site with a bit of work, and with your help we can rebuild this site and make it a community-driven project that takes off.
If you want to help, please email me: email@example.com . Or, contribute. Anything helps! - soulmata
Currently Supported FAQs/Walkthroughs
Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast (note: guides for BG2 and Throne of Bhaal are also listed here.)
Non-Canon Guides and Walkthroughs
These are guides for games that don't meet certain criteria for playing on Hardcore, such as an inherently pointless combat system or an already-integrated system to handle character death aside from "Game Over", but are still beloved by the guide author. Some of the guides were added due to existing guides being incomplete or too scattered, outdated or otherwise unsatisfactory. We here at PIH are lovers of games, old and new alike, and hope that these guides get people interested in them
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!
- NOTE: This wiki is still quite new and is under heavy construction. If you are a gamer who is thrilled by the idea of completing games without ever dying or even if you're just a challenge junkie, feel free to start pages for your favorite games! See the Created Page Standards for a rundown of the sysops' expectations (trust me, it's not picky). Further, if you're interested in helping us create logos or styles for the wiki, head on over to our forum topic and submit your work! Alternatively, go to the Help Request page to see what our current needs are.
- NOTE: As we add videos to the site to add on to our walkthroughs, they'll be located at http://youtube.com/profile_videos?user=playithardcore
- NOTE: A list of current recognized staff and significant contributers is on the PlayItHardcore Staff page.