Hardest Video Games

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The Top Ten

1
Battletoads
OMG
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.

3Contra
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.

ZZDOORAL

[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.

GrumpGamerPS3

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

tranhotwheel04


5Ninja Gaiden Black
You gotta have REAL ninja skills to play this game.

Sage_Naruto

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

Chaotixhero


6Super 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.

egnomac

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.).

noo7na7

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

7Devil 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
Vergil was a nightmare

8F-Zero GX
That game can go to hell for all I care.

ZZDOORAL

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.

TheGrammarPolice

Can't even pass level 3 on easy

9Silver 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!

10Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts

The Contenders

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

12World'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.

13Jak 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.

djh101


14Ghosts '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.

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

16Ninja Gaiden
Believe it or not I could actually speedrun through stage 1 2 and 3 whithout getting hit once

17Final 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

SexySiren666


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.

19Zelda 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.

20Catherine
Come on. only scientists, cheaters, hackers, crazy people or very patient people beat this game

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