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
This game is impossible. Seriously. Doctors should use this game for checking blood pressure.

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 only game I've ever beat out of spite.

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.


[Newest]I only went up to the 2 level

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
With how dangerous his world is, the donut would probably kill him.
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.


Its hard for all the wrong reasons. its just trial n error. ENOUGH SAID.


5Super 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.


Poison Mushrooms, 13 worlds, and warp zones that take you back to previous worlds. It pissed me off, I could barely even get to the first warp zone, and only got from World 1 to World 4 (not 1-4). The only way people could beat this game is with TAS, or Gaming skills (not by training in Call of Duty, but real games like Destiny, Mario LL, etc.).


[Newest]It took forever for me to beat It. It is the hardest video game ever made. This should be number 1.

6Devil 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

7Ninja Gaiden Black
You gotta have REAL ninja skills to play this game.


It's not that hard. I beat it in 3 days


8Silver 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!

9F-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

10Ninja Gaiden
Believe it or not I could actually speedrun through stage 1 2 and 3 whithout getting hit once

The Contenders

11Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts

12Mega Man 9
The best one I can do is the splash woman stage

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.
I can't even get past level 4.

15Jak II
Honestly, I find Jak 2 harder than Dark Souls!
Just the main game is fairly difficult, but getting all the orbs makes this one of the hardest game to platinum.


16Demon's Souls
Way way way harder than dark souls. Should be #2.

17Super 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
My gosh I only beat the first 2 levels

18Dragon 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.

19Ninja 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.


20Zelda 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.

21Metal Slug 5

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


24Final 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


25Tuper Tario Tros
Not too hard. But really hard.


26Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Overall, this is actually one of the EASIEST games of all time.



28Touhou 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.
[Newest]I have been playing for one whole year, yet I have only cleared it once.

29Maximo: Ghosts to Glory

30Donkey Kong Country Returns
World 3-2 is impossible
I beat it you losers!

31Hogan's Alley

32Super Meat Boy


34Gunbird Special Edition

35Robotron: 2084

36Sky Kid

37James Pond II: Robocod


39Street Fighter 2010

40Mario's Adventure 2

This game is SO frustrating. However, th music does make up for it!

42Call of Duty 4 : Modern Warfare

43Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

44Medal of Honor Airborne
You can't do anything without dying in this game, ON EASY!


45Flappy 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.
Flappy Bird is a stupid game! I don't know how such a poorly programmed game got so popular in the first place. I played it for 5 minutes, then stopped. It's evident that little effort was put into the game.
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
[Newest]This game is easy I got 169 as my top score


47Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)

48Rock Band

49Frogger 2

50Dragon's Lair
I remember this game. I remember never getting past the very first screen of the game.

51Call 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

52Star Fox
Star fox is hard? Wow. You people suck.

53Injustice: Gods Among Us
IT should be second it took me a month just to beat batman
This game is easy to me... Well almost


I can not beat black adam!

54Toy Story Mania

55Contra 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?


56Mortal Kombat Trilogy

57Dark Souls II

58Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories
So much easy games on the top 10, devil may cry 3? Try this game...
It takes lots of duels to get good cards!

59Trials HD

60Super Mario Bros

61F-Zero GX
Its already at number 10

62SpongeBob's Boating Bash

63Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

64Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
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This game worships the devil!


66The Adventures of Bayou Billy
Long ago I played this game and a voice said the adventures of forest steam
I didn't know the title was called the adventures of forest steam
The adventures of Forest Steam


68World's Hardest Game

69Final Fantasy III

70X-Men (Genesis)

71Alien vs Predator

72Alien vs Predator Marine


74Lost Odyssey

75Spider-Man 3

76Batman: Return of the Joker

77Robocop 3
This is by far the hardest game I've ever play it just gets harder and harder

78Mega Man
The controls are clunky the patters are extremely hard to master and even then the controls aren't good enough to pull it off.



80Viewtiful Joe

81Gunstar Heroes



84Mushihime-sama Futari Black Label

85Luxor: Pharaoh's Challenge

86Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

87Mushihime-sama Futari

88Virtua Fighter 4

89Menace Beach

90Unfair Mario


92Turok 2: Seeds of Evil

93Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

94Fester's Quest

95Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

96Amped 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.


97Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures

98Yo Noid

99Megaman & Bass

100Super Hexagon

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