what are the hardest video games?

Up for a challenge? Casual games too easy for your tastes? Well, better have all your pro-gamer moves hidden up your sleeve because we have a list of the hardest video games here! You think you can take 'em on?

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    Cuphead is an indie run and gun platformer action video game heavily focused on boss battles and inspired by cartoons of the 1930s. It was developed and published by Studio MDHR for both Windows PC and Xbox One gaming console.


    Windows, Xbox One


    Tom Jia
    Written on August 2, 2019
    "This game. S2G this d*amn game. Makes me wanna rip my own hair off. It's annoying as fuck, it's challenging, if not downright difficult. But it's still doable despite being a pretty hard game :D"
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    Spelunky is an open source platform video game independently created by Derek Yu and first released in 2008. It features randomized levels offering a challenging new experience for players. 

    Windows, Chrome, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360


    Jordan Rodriguez
    Written on August 2, 2019
    "yeah lol challenging is the right word for it. memorizing enemy sequences alongside executing countermeasures to NOT DIE is hard in and of itself. fun game tho. pretty fulfilling when i finally beated it (after like a lot of hours raging looool)"
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    #3Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a first-person shooter developed by Machine Games. It is the sequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order. Battle in the most iconic locations dominated by the Nazis, and fight against numerous and powerful enemies!


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch


    Aarav Rao
    Written on August 2, 2019
    "Finally! An actual difficult game with a (more or less) realistic plot instead of those usual platformer video games that are hard just for the sake of being hard. I hate those kinds of games FYI. I like this one and it should be on top because I said so."
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    #4Flappy Bird

    Flappy Bird

    Flappy Bird is an arcade single-player mobile game developed by dotGears. It was first released in May 2013. The players control a bird and attempt to fly between columns of green pipes without hitting them.




    Irma Duarte
    Written on August 2, 2019
    "fun time waster with no end goal. hell it doesnt even have an end rofl. i also love the multiplayer version of this. its confusing and can result in many mistakes if there are like 50 other people in your screen with their stupid birds flapping about."
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    #5The Binding of Isaac

    The Binding of Isaac

    The Binding of Isaac is an action-adventure and RPG game where you have to escape your deranged mother who wants to sacrifice you. It was developed and published by Edmund McMillen.


    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4


    Gary Daniels
    Written on August 2, 2019
    "Creepy and hard video game. The graphics are simplistic but it doesn't stop it from being immersive!! 😱"
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    Contra, also known as Probotector or Gryzor, is developed by Konami and published by Erbe Software in 1987 initially as a coin-operated arcade game. The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) version was released in 1988. 




    Brian Bailey
    Written on August 2, 2019
    "Played this with my dad as a kid on his old gaming platform a few years ago. We never really finished it because even my dad, who grew up playing and dominating platformer game, has a hard time dodging projectiles in this game. Good nostalgic memories, I have, within the beepings of this video game"
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    #7Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition

    Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition

    Dark Souls is a hack and slash video game developed by From Software. Dark Souls™: Prepare to Die Edition will include an untold chapter in the world of Lordran. Sent back to the past, the player will discover the story when Knight Artorias still lives.


    PlayStation 3, Windows

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    Jorge Luis Paredes
    Written on August 2, 2019
    "Dark Souls is a game that can be quite tricky if you're new to the game, but it's amazing in the sense that, tho hard, it's still achievable. And the fact that it doesn't baby its players is just icing on the cake. The Dark Souls memes on YT are funny as well, really accurate depiction of the game and its bosses x)"
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    #8Ninja Gaiden Black

    Ninja Gaiden Black
    Ninja Gaiden Black is a reworked compilation of Ninja Gaiden and the two Hurricane Packs. Its key additional feature is Mission Mode which sets up various short standalone scenarios for players to overcome.

    Xbox One


    Vishal Subramanium
    Written on August 2, 2019
    "I dont liek ninjas but this vidoe game is gr8!"


Best what are the hardest video games
1CupheadGames 16 Paid
2SpelunkyGames 11 Free
3Wolfenstein II: The New ColossusGames 8 Paid
4Flappy BirdGames 3 Free
5The Binding of IsaacGames 2 Paid
6ContraGames 2 Free
7Dark Souls: Prepare To Die EditionGames 1 Paid
8Ninja Gaiden BlackGames 1 Paid

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