These Games Are Hard

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

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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.

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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

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]

DISCUSSION

The hardest game's I have ever played...(because there's not just one) probably these two..

Guilty Gear X2: The Midnight Carnival #Reload (Xbox)..I was playing as Sol-Badguy trying to beat the last boss.. or second to last? Ino... All I have to say, is I literally died 100 times in a row. My poor poor xbox controller.. and the vein in my head that burst after that hundredth defeat, and the thumb on my left hand finally cramped up.

Maybe if I had one of those Arcade pads that are just for fighting games.. I may have been a lot better off.

The Suffering Ties that bind.(xbox)The difficulty curve goes from a 5-7 to a freaking 15 with the last boss. It's annoyingly 'use the disc as shotgun target practice' difficult.

These two games.. cause blood vessels to burst. Seriously.. There's challenging games (Halo 1.2.3 Legendary mode), and then there's the game that makes you want to break the disc and go kick the developers ass... The two I mentioned .. caused the later emotion.