Some games are easy, others are hard. But then there's a batch of titles that are in a category all unto themselves.

Website GameDaily has a list of 25 truly difficult titles. While it's not a perfect list (no list is), it does start an interesting dialogue.

Yippie.

Before we get to that, let's have a look at the list:

25. Ice Climber (NES)
24. Viewtiful Joe (GameCube, PS2)
23. MDK 2
22. Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link (NES)
21. Metal Slug series
20. Tetris
19. Gauntlet 1
18. Portal
17. Bionic Commando series
16. Guitar Hero series (On Expert)
15. Shinobi (PS2)
14. F-Zero GX (GameCube)
13. Mushihimesama Futari
12. Doom (On Nightmare Difficulty)
11. Call of Duty 4 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
10. Contra series
9. Defender
8. Devil May Cry 3 (PS2)
7. God of War series (PS2)
6. R-Type series
5. Ikaruga (GameCube, Xbox Live Arcade)
4. Mega Man 9 (Xbox Live Arcade, WiiWare, PlayStation Network)
3. Battletoads
2. Gouls N' Ghosts series
1. Ninja Gaiden series

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Like we said, this isn't a perfect list (no beatmania games?!), and some of these aren't that hard, but rather, are perceived as being difficult. They've got "tough" street cred! Still, this list does beg the question: What's the hardest game you've ever played?

Top 25 Hardest Games of All Time [GameDaily via VideoGamesBlogger]