Hardest Video Games


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This is the hardest game I ever played!
if someone pass from the 3rd mission is the man!

i don't know no one that passed this game
I have voted on this cause I see a lot of people saying its hard, I never played, One day I'll play it and finish '-'

The other games, I didn't find any hard game to vote, most of the games here I had finished easily... So, I'll Try Battletoads
Christ I remember when I beat this game it took me forever to beat but it was rewarding
[Newest]This game is actually so fun

2Dark Souls
I have never died so many times in a video game and loved it before. This game is not only hard, but it's fair. You don't feel cheated when a dragon comes out of no where and burns your ass... Because it's a dragon :P
There is nothing harder than Dark Souls, the back cover suggests it "PREPARE TO DIE". This game isn't for the faint of heart and not for casual gamers you really need skill and patience. Everything about this game is hard, no doubt.
Dark souls is great because its like of its old school gameplay in an awesome new age shell. It's no Battletoads, but its still difficult, deep and challenging
[Newest]The Best part is IF you do beat the game, it basically tells you that this was normal mode now there is a plus mode even harder.

I've never passed level 1 haha.
It took me like a week just to pass level one. That code though, what would I do without it?
The only way most people ever beat Contra was with the Konami Code.


4I Wanna Be the Guy
Why is this game so hard! Why do you want to be the guy! You're only 15! Why can't you just eat a donut. don't risk your life. Just Eat a donut. New game, I wanna eat a donut. Much better! Why am I asking so many questions. WHY IS THIS GAME SO HARD
This game is stupid, and it pains me to put it on my list, but it's proper place is in the top 10. The impossible difficulty it has to offer has no forgiveness, and you have many regrets.


damn upward falling cherry apple things
[Newest]Its hard for all the wrong reasons. its just trial n error. ENOUGH SAID.


5Devil May Cry 3
Laugh out loud. I finished this game when I was in 6th grade. You know how long it took me to finish it?... ONE YEAR and 6 months on easy.
I'm still on the level 4 even though I bought this game 2 years ago on my ps2
Wow really one year six months it took me two, now takes me one
[Newest]Vergil was a nightmare

6Silver Surfer
You will see the game over screen so many times the image will burn into your T.V.
This game is so hard! You die in one hit from touching ANYTHING, including the walls, the ceiling, the floors, the enemy projectiles and no matter how far you get in each stage there are NO checkpoints, so dying puts you back at the start of the stage again. The control is awful, you have to keep on pressing the button, unless you have a Turbo controller and you can shoot behind you, but that only distracts you from enemies from the front. Oh, and the enemies have incredibly unpredictable patterns. The bullets on screen are invisible on the trees and it's…IT'S IMPOSSIBLE!
At least Battletoads and Super Mario Bros 2: The Lost Levels could be done well through trial and error, but this game will always screw you over no matter how good you are at gaming. THIS should be number 1!

7Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
WHY IS THIS SO LOW ON THE LIST this was one of the only games here to not get an actual release in America because it was that hard but this game was in SUPER MARIO ALL STARS and you can download the game on the nintendo e shop or wiiware channel but this game is so hard I cannot even get past the 3rd level and now this game has included POISON MUSHROOMS WIND AND THE WORST OF ALL BACKWARD WARP ZONES and also to play all the levels you have to beat the game 8 TIMES on the original game if you play the all stars version you need to beat it once but still it is nearly impossible this should be number 1 NOT 29
This should be number 1 its the hardest Mario game ever made.
Calling this game hard is an understatement the Lost Levels included Poison Mushrooms that damage Mario, high winds that interfere with the timing of your jumps and if that wasn't enough the game also had reverse warp pipes that send you back to previous worlds even searching for secrets can be a pain, even veteran players will have a hard time surviving.


Why isn't this number 1 this the most incredibly difficult Mario game most people will ever play.

8Ninja Gaiden Black
It's not that hard. I beat it in 3 days


9Ninja Gaiden
Believe it or not I could actually speedrun through stage 1 2 and 3 whithout getting hit once

10F-Zero GX
That game can go to hell for all I care.


Think of Mario kart at 10 000 km an hour. The corners are twice as sharp and ramming an enemy results in you flying off the edge straight away. This game is impossible.


Can't even pass level 3 on easy

The Contenders

11Mega Man 9
The best one I can do is the splash woman stage

12Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts

13Ghosts 'N' Goblins
This will bring the rage out of you and sometimes, even your quarters. But that is in my opinion what makes a good game.
I got to level 5, and that's really where they dropped the bomb.

14World's Hardest Game 2.0
It's the hardest game ever, but also the best and most fun!
I spend hours playing this game and voting for it in this site instead of doing my work.

15Demon's Souls
Way way way harder than dark souls. Should be #2.

16Dragon Spirit
I had a friend who beat this game easily. I saw him do it several times. It was amazing. I couldn't last but few seconds.

17Ninja Gaiden (2004)
I usually don't say this but F! @$# that game, this is perhaps one of the most brutally hard games you will ever play even playing on normal mode still feels like your playing on hard mode.


18Final Fantasy X
100 Hours to Beat it.

Challenging puzzle, bosses, and side quests.

EXTREMELY hard to meet the requirements for getting the ultimate weapons.

Awesome game, though
Never passed got stuck with the big dragon during the marriage and never played the game again ill just wait till 2014 for the hd remake


19Metal Slug 5


21Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
How the heck is this number 36, it should be number 1! Adventure of Link is the hardest game I've played... took me a long time to finish level 1, don't get me started on the Great Palace.
Destroyed me for video games. It was the first video game I ever played. Put hours and hours (and hours) of time into it and gave up after about 50 attempts at Great Palace.

I've never played an adventure game since.
I played this once and I didn't even get to the 1st dungeon. I died trying to get an item.

22Tuper Tario Tros

23Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Come on. only scientists, cheaters, hackers, crazy people or very patient people beat this game


26Maximo: Ghosts to Glory

27Donkey Kong Country Returns
World 3-2 is impossible
I beat it you losers!

28Super Meat Boy


30Gunbird Special Edition

31Robotron: 2084

32Sky Kid

33Jak II
Honestly, I find Jak 2 harder than Dark Souls!

34James Pond II: Robocod


36Street Fighter 2010

37Super Meatboy
Not long played the trail on Xbox 360 arcade... Damn it's hard

The levels start out easy but as you progress they get harder and harder, I can't tell you how many times I've quit to the map and gone to the next level and my personal hardest level is level 13

I think this game should be higher on the list, it's that hard
One of my favorite platform games, it isn't that hard but, if you want all the bandages and beat all the levels with +A score you will have to dedicate a lot of hours to it

38Touhou Koumakyou: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil
How can this be so low? Seriously, I beat Super Mario Brothers and I can't beat this game on Easy. Come on.
Try beating Lunatic on any Touhou game. Yeah, that's what I thought.
Try playing on Lunatic mode and tell me what happens.

39Mario's Adventure 2

40Call of Duty 4 : Modern Warfare

41Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest


43Medal of Honor Airborne
You can't do anything without dying in this game, ON EASY!


44Flappy Bird
This game belongs in the Top Ten. I have played many of the games here and beaten them. This one I have never beaten. It is very difficult just to get ten points - TEN POINTS.

Many people would not vote this up because of the Facebook version, which was made quite easier. If this is, however, considering the originally. Then it certainly belongs up there.
Why is this games so low down on the list?! 47 really? It should be in the top ten, I played this game and I cannot even make it past the first pillar
Flappy bird isn't even a game and it is very easy


45Rock Band

46Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)

47Dragon's Lair
I remember this game. I remember never getting past the very first screen of the game.

48Call of Duty: Black Ops
This was also not even a hard game even on the most difficult setting compared to some of these other games


So hard I couldn't finish it until a month later after I got it but it was an ok game but hard campaign levels

49Star Fox
Star fox is hard? Wow. You people suck.

50Injustice: Gods Among Us
IT should be second it took me a month just to beat batman
This game is easy to me... Well almost


51Contra III: The Alien Wars
Honestly Contra's difficulty is so overrated. THIS game is the real deal. Easy mode on this game is overkill hard, how can anyone beat it on higher difficulties?


52Mortal Kombat Trilogy

53Dark Souls II

54Trials HD

55Super Mario Bros

56F-Zero GX
Its already at number 10

57Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

58World's Hardest Game

59Final Fantasy III

60X-Men (Genesis)

61Alien vs Predator

62Alien vs Predator Marine

63Lost Odyssey

64Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

65Spider-Man 3

66The Adventures of Bayou Billy
I didn't know the title was called the adventures of forest steam
The adventures of Forest Steam

67Luxor: Pharaoh's Challenge

68Amped 2
This game is so much fun. It's a snowboarding game but it takes a lot to get 100%. There are snowmen you have to find, gaps you have to find and then do, and then there's legend challenges which can be really hard.


69Mega Man X4

70Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

71Gunstar Heroes




75Mushihime-sama Futari Black Label

76Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

77Mushihime-sama Futari

78Virtua Fighter 4


80Menace Beach

81Unfair Mario


83Turok 2: Seeds of Evil

84Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

85Fester's Quest

86Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

87Batman: Return of the Joker

88Robocop 3
This is by far the hardest game I've ever play it just gets harder and harder

89Mega Man

90Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures

91Yo Noid

92Megaman & Bass

93Super Hexagon



96Slender Man: Dark Forest
I don't know the difference between this and SLENDY but just so you all know the real name of this is SLENDY! Plus I am supposed to be tntman36

97Mega Man 6

98Bubsy 3D

99Mega Man X

100Angry Birds Rio

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