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I'm currently on mission 13 (Consultation) of Alien Isolation on Xbox 360. I'm running into a lot of Industrial Synthetics (new at this point). And by running into I mean having their hands around my neck; which lowers health to the point of game over. I've only got a couple of molotovs and pipe bombs in my inventory and that's really not enough. I need more - only I don't have the resources to create them.

  • I feel that I haven't been creating these items (weapons) as I go because I haven't needed them. Up until this point I've been hiding and sneaking around from all and sundry rather successfully.

However, since I lack enough fire-power to continue and evasion is almost impossible:

  • Is my only course of action to go back several chapters and start building weapons as I go? So by the time I get back to chapter 13 I'll have all the flaming booze I need to swamp those industrial synths.

All advice welcome thank you.

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    Also known as Locker Simulator 2014 – user28015 Jan 8 '15 at 8:41
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Firstly you are talking about the more expensive items to create so perhaps creating emps etc will be more efficient for you. I personally only ever used molotov's on the alien. Pipebombs were a panic device and I stunned synthetics (emp or stun baton) and hit them with the wrench.

As soon as I got the pistol that was another way I dispatched them.

As you say it sounds like the key to your problem revolves around missing a lot of components and therefore not having enough to build with. From around chapter 10 onwards I had every gadget maxed out inventory wise most of the time.

I would track back as far as you can and look for components a bit harder. Most are in plain side but other can be well hidden. You might also find ammo for the stun gun which will be a jackpot in this case. If that fails go back a level or two and stock up on your way back to where you are now.

This is from my experience of completing the game on maximum difficulty. (PC)

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Basically, you should pick up everything you find, even though you might not need it - sometimes you come in situations where fighting is unavoidable. But, to be honest, a few pipe bombs and molotovs are enough for these synths, you still got your weapon to punch the hell out of them. If you are lucky, you can get a EMP which makes fights against synths even easier.

Tracing the entire way back and build the weapons is your last option if everything else fails.

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