Top 10 Hardest Video Games of the 21st Century


The Top Ten

1 Dark Souls

True but it isn't as hard as people say it is. Don't get me wrong, it is really hard but don't fall for the "extremely difficult" hype either.

The one that made me pull my hair and set a new type of RPG for some to follow (sadly, not all are good i.e. Lords Of The Fallen). This game is not only difficult, but it's absolutely fantastic. It's one of the few games that have replay value for me nowadays. - MKBeast

2 Dark Souls III

A perfect sendoff (though not for the Xbox because frame rate). Dark Souls III is a game best experienced than watched. - MKBeast

3 Ninja Gaiden Black

Game was insaneley hard especially on the most brutal difficulty I bet many peoples fingers needed operation after this

4 Super Meat Boy
5 F-Zero GX

I really wanna play this game some time. From what I've seen, it's a thrill ride from beginning to end. Blistering speed, stunning visuals for the time, a metalhead's soundtrack, and extreme difficulty sounds like a perfect combination for me. - MKBeast

6 Demon's Souls

The game that started it all. The grandaddy of em all: Demon's Souls. From what I've heard, it's the easiest of the series, but definitely had some memorable moments; I especially love it when you somehow beat the tutorial Vanguard, then the Dragon God just punches you square in the face and knocks you out. - MKBeast

7 Super Mario Maker
8 Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening
9 Bloodborne
10 Mega Man 9

The Contenders

11 Dark Souls II
13 Cuphead

Grim Matchstick, Dr Kahl’s Robot, Rumor Honeybottoms, Djimmi the Great, Beppi the Clown, Phantom Express, Cala Maria. These are only a few examples of why this game is difficult.

14 Geometry Dash

Because of the users level. Deadlocked is actually kinda easy-medium for me. Bloodbath and Bloodlust is really hard. - 50

15 Flappy Bird
16 Ninja Gaiden (2004)
17 Mortal Kombat (2011)
18 Minecraft
19 The Binding of Isaac
20 Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
21 Fortnite Battle Royale
22 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
23 Super Mario Galaxy 2
24 Portal 2
25 BattleBlock Theater
26 Race Driver: Grid
27 FTL: Faster Than Light
28 Rolling Sky
29 Ikaruga
30 Espgaluda II
31 Um Jammer Lammy
32 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
33 Metroid Prime
34 Kirby Star Allies
35 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

It should be rated much higher and It's harder than mario maker, also it's honestly unbeatable

36 Ultimate Custom Night
37 Unfair Mario Unfair Mario
38 Cat Mario Cat Mario
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List StatsCreated 18 Jun 2016
Updated 2 Mar 2019

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Top Remixes

1. Dark Souls
2. Dark Souls III
3. Ninja Gaiden Black
1. Dark Souls
2. Ninja Gaiden Black
3. Demon's Souls
1. Dark Souls III
2. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening
3. Bloodborne


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