Top 10 Games That Require Immense Intelligence

While a lot of games are simple and easy to understand, that's not the case with these games! They're hard, because you need to put a lot of intelligence into them!

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1Dwarf Fortress

Dwarf Fortress is the most complex game I've ever seen in my whole entire life!
The whole beginner guide is a book of 200 pages! There are hundreds of factors to calculate into your playthrough, that can screw you over! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

2The Witness

While having only one major puzzle idea, it was done in different ways, that slowly got to insanely hard levels! You also have to explore the entire island to finish the game and find enviroment puzzles or new areas! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

3Portal 2

I love this game! It's challenging, but that's what makes it so fun! - eventer51314

4Spacechem

What can I say, it's chemistry in space! By using the games mechanics, you have to create certain outcomes, which is much more difficult than it sounds! Also, it's chemistry, so it ought to be a bit hard to understand! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

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5The Impossible Quiz

You need to have the most insane logic to get through this game the first try.

6Dark Souls
7Hacknet

HackNet requires a lot of knowledge around Hacking and requires you to think fast and flawless! You need to think with Hacking terms and actually memorize them pretty well! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

8The Talos Principle

Pretty much, The Talos Principle has a ton of challenging puzzles, progressivly getting harder and harder! Those are pretty well thought out and you need to think outside the box at times!
Definitely the hardest Puzzle Game I've played so far! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

9UFO: Enemy Unknown

UFO: Enemy Unknown is a Strategy Game against overpowered aliens! The battlefields are randomized and you have to think out a brilliant superior strategy, which again, is pretty hard! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

10Kerbal Space Program

You need to know about orbital mechanics, delta v and the like

The Contenders

11FTL: Faster Than Light

FTL is another Strategy Game against overpowered aliens! You can die fast! I mean REALLY FAST and once you lose, you can start all over again!
Yes, you need to perfectly play this to finish the game! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

12Frozen Synapse

A game I recently discovered! It's a strategy game, that allows you to see what might happen next turn! The AI is extremly smart and requires you to think multiple rounds ahead most of the time!
Easy to understand, but hard to master and still insanely addicting! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

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14Eve Online

Pretty complex MMO with a pretty steep learning curve! You need to put a lot of time into this to fully understand and master this! But trust me, it's so worth it, because it's a amazing MMORPG! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

15Universe Sandbox

Technically not a game, but still it took me a long time to make a stable solar system. - Squirrel719

Interesting! I gotta check this one out. - eventer51314

16The Incredible Machine
17Xenogears
18Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
19F-Zero GX
20The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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