Hardest Video Games


The Top Ten

1 Battletoads Battletoads

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

Your more likely to win a multimillion lottery then to beat this game

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2 Dark Souls 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.

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

I use to think games set on the hardest difficulties were... But then played dark souls... And my character took a ten foot arrow to the knee and launched off a cliff. Your move skyrim on expert. Oh and I only died 80 times to a duel boss battle Ornstein and enough, no really no exaggeration it took me 6 hours to beat them.

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3 Contra Contra

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

Is there anyone who knows the END?

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4 Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels 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

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

Mediocre controls, crapton of hammer bros, intense length, cheap coin block traps. Enough said.

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5 Ninja Gaiden Black 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

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6 F-Zero GX 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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7 Bomberman: Act Zero Bomberman: Act Zero

Complete rip off of the bomberman series.

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8 Ghosts 'N' Goblins 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.

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

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9 Ninja Gaiden

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

10 Gun Gun

The Newcomers

? Jet Set Radio Jet Set Radio
? Darius II Darius II

The Contenders

11 Frogger Frogger

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

12 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.

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

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

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13 Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts
14 Solstice Solstice
15 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

Its hard for all the wrong reasons. its just trial n error. ENOUGH SAID. - tranhotwheel04

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16 Mega Man 9 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.

17 Silver Surfer Silver Surfer

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

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

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18 Sonic and the Secret Rings Sonic and the Secret Rings

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

Very fun and fast actioned game. There are some very difficult parts in the game such as unlocking all the secret missions, getting gold ranks on all events, the zones, ABSOLUTELY GEETING ALL THE UNLOCKABLES, and defeating Erazor Djinn twice. In all, sonic and the secret rings is probably one of the best games, and also one of the hardest.

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 Jak II 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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20 World'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.

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