Top 10 Most Difficult Video Games [ As Of 2018 ]


Top ten most difficult video games The satisfaction that comes with completing an unforgivably difficult game can be truly
cathartic – and getting through nearly impossible boss fights multiple times before you finally
nail it, while sometimes frustrating, can also help you vent the pent-up stress from
your real life. For all your masochistic gaming needs, we
have come up with a list of top 10 most difficult games. Without further ado, let’s dive in! Number 10 – Trap Adventure 2 On the first glance, Trap Adventure 2 looks like a classic 2D platformer. But this seemingly Mario-esque game was designed
to be as deadly for your character as possible. Every step you take can be the last one, thanks
to a variety of traps waiting for you to walk right into them, such as disappearing blocks,
spikes popping out of innocently looking floors and boulders falling on your head when you
think you’re finally safe. Number 9 – Dwarf Fortress The beauty of Dwarf Fortress is that the difficulties begin before you even start playing. The geography and history of the world in
which you will play is generated in a potentially lengthy process between you pushing the start
game button, and the actual game start. While it’s not completely random, and is
based on your choices regarding the size, resources and age of the world, the amount
of control you have over the world creation isn’t all that big – and the shape of
it will affect your gameplay immensely. And then you begin playing – trying to understand
all of the numerous mechanics thrown at you, which can be quite difficult, especially in
the original, ASCII iteration of the game. Make no mistake – you will fail during your
several first playthroughs, but the silly events that lead to your civilization’s
demise will make for great stories in the future. Number 8 – Trials “It’s like riding a bike” they say. Hard at first, but once you figure out how
to keep your balance, you will never forget how to do it. Well, riding a bike in the Trials series is
not like riding a bike at all – it stays hard no matter how long you play. The physics of the games makes sure that even
a perfect run, done by a player who had finally mastered the controls, can get messed up by
a single badly timed jump that you can’t recover from until the end of the torturous
track. But it’s so hard to quit it too! Number 7 – Roguelikes and Roguelites The namesake of the genre is the Game Rogue from 1980, whose merciless gameplay has since
spawned a ton of games inspired by it. Its main concept is that death is permanent,
and if you die, you have to start over from the very beginning, losing all your progress,
treasure, equipment and potions. And the catch? The dungeons were procedurally generated,
so you couldn’t just learn the design of the levels and the position of the enemies
by repeating it over and over again. Throughout the years, numerous games inspired
by Rogue have been created, including titles such as Dead Cells, Wizard of Legend, The
Binding of Isaac, Risk of Rain or Crypt of the NecroDancer – some of them allowing
for some form of progression between playthroughs, thus earning the name “Rogue-lites”. Don’t be fooled though, these Rogue-Lites
are by no means easy, and dying at the hands of randomly generated enemies in the randomly
generated dungeons can be just as frustrating even if your new character is the heir of
your dead hero trying to avenge their death – like in Rogue Legacy. Number 6 – XCOM XCOM series is known for its turn-based gameplay and for showing you the chances to hit. Unfortunately, those chances don’t always
mean what you think – and a point blank shot with 95% chance of hitting can and will
often still miss. And for those gamers who like to save the
game and restart it when things go bad – the games pre-generate the random numbers used
in determining the results of your actions, which means that unless you dramatically change
the parameters. Because of that, your failure will still be
a failure if you load and replay the sequence. And that’s just the tactical map. On strategic level, you have to spend your
limited time wisely between hunting down aliens and building new facilities. As you do that, the aliens do their own thing
behind the scenes – so the longer you take, the lower the chances of overall success are. Good luck! Number 5 – Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening Devil May Cry 3 is amongst the best entries in the franchise – and from the very beginning
it judges your fighting skills mercilessly. It’s not just the damage that matters though
– your style is just as important. Sure, you can keep spamming the same combo
throughout your gameplay – but the more varied special moves and attacks you use the
better. Doing all the awesome stuff in Devil May Cry
is awesome not just because of how cool it looks – it’s also very rewarding to do
it in the face of the game’s difficulty. The demons you fight are fast and will ravage
through you health bar if you let them – and some of the bosses will keep you on your toes
by exploiting any mistake you make in the sequences you have memorized. Number 4 – Ninja Gaiden Ninja Gaiden is a series with a long history of making players rage quit. Ever since the NES era,
the Ninja Gaiden games required twitch reflexes and ability to execute perfect combos from
those who wish to successfully beat them – and like in the case of Devil May Cry, you can’t
expect a favourable outcome from smashing the same combination of buttons over and over. The amount of techniques to master is immense,
and each of them is useful in different situations, requiring you to adapt to your enemies. Number 3 – Super Meat Boy A perfect combination of weirdly cute, gruesome, insanely difficult and light-hearted enough
not to stop playing after yet another failure, Super Meat Boy is the kind of platformer that
requires you to play through its levels over and over again. Fortunately for you, every time your character
meets his untimely demise, his blood and guts will stay there to mark a dangerous spot for
future reference, making each subsequent attempt a little bit easier – and much gorier. Number 2 – Soulsborne Demon Souls, Dark Souls and Bloodborne are all known for their difficulty and merciless
combat system which allows for no mistakes. Unlike some other positions on this list,
these games don’t necessarily require lighting reflexes and furious button mashing – instead,
you have to patiently analyze your enemies’ behavior as well as plan the timing your own
attacks, to find the perfect pattern to defeat one of the countless bosses. Try to squeeze one more attack before jumping
away from an incoming punch and you risk losing all your progress and being forced to restart
the fight – or turn the game off in a fit of rage. Number 1 – Getting Over It with Bennet Foddy From the creator of the infamous browser game QWOP comes Getting Over It with Bennet Foddy
– a game designed to be as frustrating as possible. But the ridiculous controls and near impossible
tasks ahead of you are nothing compared to the serene yet patronizing commentary which
comments on your progress and the inevitable and repeating loss of the entirety of said
progress. With inspirational quotes thrown at you every
time you have to start over after making a tiny mistake, and quotes from Lincoln and
Lewis illustrating the point that you should never give up, Getting Over It truly makes
frustrating the player into an art form. So that’s it for our list! Let us know what you think of our choices,
and whether or not you plan to torture yourself with one of the titles we presented! Don’t forget to like and subscribe to our
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