Top 10 Video Games that Require Trial & Error

These are the video games That require the player fail or die multiple times until the player gets good enough to get through the game.

The Top Ten

1 Dragons Lair

Dragons Lair was the epitome of trail and error you, you're basically playing a movie as you play as Derk by pressing the direction on the screen your only given a few seconds to react before the screen kills you too soon or too late and you die, the arcade game gobbled up more quarters than a Ms. Pacman cabinet. - egnomac

2 Donkey Kong Country Returns

Donkey Kong Country games were really difficult at times in DKC Returns the difficulty is increased dramatically espically in the Special stages were lose a lot of your lives trying to finish the level, once you've finally got through them you can get through the really hard stages without dying as often thanks to all the time spent practicing on the levels. - egnomac

3 Space Ace

Same as Dragons Lair both made by Don Bluth the creator of The Secret of NIMN and All Dogs Go to Heaven requires you to press the direction on the screen to avoid death. - egnomac

4 Mega Man 2 Mega Man 2

Mega Man games were notorious for trial and figuring out which bosses to take on in the proper order in order to be prepared for the next boss and don't even get me started on Quick Mans laser section. - egnomac

5 Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

Yet another game series that require a lot of trial and error there's lot of levels were your likely to die like the chase levels were your pursued by a boulder and a Polar Bear while facing the screen while avoiding obstacles and hitting all the crates. - egnomac

6 Super Mario Galaxy 2
7 The Legend of Zelda (1986)
8 Super Mario World

A lot of the later levels are incredibly difficult like the Special stages that can easily gobble up your lives. - egnomac

9 The Walking Dead
10 Jak II

The sequel to Jak and Daxter has you dying countless times before your good enough to get past the difficult missions. - egnomac

The Contenders

11 Cuphead

It was meant to be easy.

12 Half-Life
13 The Last of Us
14 Parappa the Rapper
15 Um Jammer Lammy
16 Cliff Hanger
17 Hitman: Blood Money
18 Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
19 God of War

The boss fights can be insane sometimes. You usually die multiple times in the puzzle sections too, before you're getting the hang of it.

20 Limbo

It's impossible not to make errors in this game - Undistinguished

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