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Five of the Best: Unkillable enemies

The Mr X-factor.

A green-tinged image of a young lady in an astronaut suit, close up, looking frightened as she turns to the camera and in the reflection of the visor, we see an alien. It's the xenomorph from Alien.
Image credit: Creative Assembly / Alien: Isolation

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What do I mean by "unkillable enemies"? I mean exactly that! But also, unkillable enemies who chase you. Enemies who will try to catch you and who you can't kill, meaning your only course of action with them is to run away or hide. Prime examples include the creature in Alien: Isolation or Mr X in Resident Evil 2. Run! But it's not always a creature or character that serves this purpose: games have found other ways of hurrying or harrying over the years - ways of keeping the pressure on. Question is, which of these are the best?

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