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'm pretty sure most people have experienced the insane difficulty of the Turbo Tunnel. What most people probably don't know is that, aside from level 5, it doesn't get any easier than that. The last 4 levels of this game make the turbo tunnel look like a Kirby level. In fact, I'm almost certain that level 11 is impossible unless you either use an old CRT television, or use a pause trick at every corner.

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

And I thought Silver Surfer was the hardest. I just beat the game today (with save states, lol), it's nothing compared to Battletoads.

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2 Dark 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.

Honestly I find this game to not even be in the top ten, I think people just say it is the hardest game because the low difficulty games have these day with save slots, dlc and the internet etc so that's my opinion on this game now it's a difficult game just not the top ten for me

This is true hardest - BlueSheepYT

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3 Contra

I've never passed level 1 haha.

The only way most people ever beat Contra was with the Konami Code. - ZZDOORAL

It took me like a week just to pass level one. That code though, what would I do without it?

This game is easy, what are ya'll talking about?

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4 Ninja 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

On hard dif is the hell

IMPOSSIBLE! I NEVER BEAT IT AND PROBABLY WILL NEVER BEAT IT! - CN121

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5 Super 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

This game is so hard! its not just about the items and wind it's the pipes that drive people nuts. iv completed this game after a year of playing and no youtube. after I was finished I got a new 3ds and destroyed the one with the game on it for good luck that no game will ever troll you that hard ever again.

This game is so hard that they let you do the infinite lives trick in the first screen of the game.

Not that it matters in the end. You will lose them all. - Zach808

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6 Bomberman: Act Zero

Complete rip off of the bomberman series.

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7 Ghosts '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.

Not only is it brutal enough, but in order to get the true ending, you have to beat it a second time

Come on, Battletoads is a baby's game compared to this one. Insane.

I got to level 5, and that's really where they dropped the bomb.

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8 Gun

What this game is so easy why is it in the list

This game is so easy I completed

9 F-Zero GX

This game is my favorite racing game ever. I spent so much time trying to beat everything and after trying and trying and tying. I would finally beat something and it felt so rewarding, especially because you also unlocked some new character too. This game is perfect

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

Contrary to popular belief, this game is actually NOT impossible...in fact, I just literally beat the Creators at their own game.

That's right; just to beat the mere STORY MODE of this game, you must literally beat the flipping GAME itself. How badass IS that? - xandermartin98

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10 Ninja Gaiden

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

The Contenders

11 Frogger

Frogger 3D don't even get me started...it took me a month to beat level TWO! LEVEL TWO! - Co0lk1d25

12 Silver Surfer

You will see the game over screen so many times the image will burn into your T.V.

Should be at least 10 spots higher, I can't even get past the first stage.

Harder than Battletoads. One little tap and you're dead!

Why this game is hard:

1. There are countless enemies on the screen at once, all trying to kill you.

2. Some enemies must be hit dozens of times to be killed.

3. One hit kills you.

4. You can die from touching walls, floors, ceilings, and even rubber ducks, basically anything that's not a power up, (which one can distinguish by the fact that power ups appear only once certain enemies are killed).

5. Power ups do not exist just to make the game easier; many levels are actually impossible to beat without them.

6. Enemies will take you by surprise, coming from the back of the screen, so levels require memorization to tell when you should expect an attack from behind.

7. You may think that checkpoints make the game easier, but they often do the opposite; you will have to obtain all the necessary power ups to beat the level while missing out on all of those available before the checkpoint.

I've probably missed some points, but those ...more

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13 Devil 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.

Vergil was a nightmare

This game is hard from an mature gamers point of view this game is very much fun.

Such easy game

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14 I Wanna Be the Guy

Am I the only one here that hates I Wanna Be The Guy and all of its variants? To me, it's a game that's designed to be hard first and good second just so dumb, gullible idiots will go "You wanna play a REALLY hard game? Check out this hardcore game! " and steals music, sprites, and levels from other, more popular games to exploit your nostalgia and make you think it's a better game than it actually is.

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

Me just when I am about to play this game for the first time: this can't be too hard... Can it? Me after playing this game for five minutes: D:

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15 Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts
16 Solstice
17 Mega Man 9

The best one I can do is the splash woman stage

I found it difficult to even jump:(

You have 3 lives to doge so many bosses that do a lot of damage. you have no health because if you get hit 10 times your dead.

18 Sonic and the Secret Rings

This game wasn't that hard.

OH, and I forgot the Sharktronic Shark boss. It is probably hard.

The errazor jinn is so hard I cannot beat it

Okay. The comments that have nothing to do with Sonic are by me. Sorry for that. I can't add an item. But I would like to say that Neon Mixtape Tour, Wild West, Jurrasic Marsh, and Far Future have officially been completed, and I am now on MD Day 30 and BWB Day 28.

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19 World's Hardest Game 2.0

So hard but fun I got to level 8 or 9 but it was so hard but if you're looking for a challenge play this game

I can't even get past level 4.

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.

This is too easy. Not hard at all. 2/10. - noo7na7

20 Jak 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

Worst checkpoint placement ever!

I wanna cry

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