The top 10 most difficult games ever made


Modern gamers have gotten used to in-game tutorials and hand holding, and a difficulty curve which eases them into the game. Video games of the past were rarely like this though: dying was a common occurrence, rage quitting and throwing of controllers in frustration happened often.

And still video game companies are putting out difficult games. These try to emulate the hair pulling experiences of the past, but with a few twists of their own. So without further ado, here follows a list of the top 10 most difficult games ever made.

10. Ghosts ‘n Goblins

This Nintendo game hit arcades in 1985, coming to the NES console a year later. It also hit players with its mind-numbing difficulty: starring a knight in shining armor named Arthur, he has to rescue a princess who’s been kidnapped by none other than Satan himself.

In the game, though, Arthur wouldn’t keep his armor for long, because being hit by any enemy (such as a zombie) would make him lose his armor. Meanwhile, a second hit would lead to players seeing a “Game Over” message. Also, enemies like the airborne Red Devils could attack in all directions, while Arthur could only attack in one. Meanwhile, reaching the end and beating the final boss would take you back to the first level, and make you replay the entire thing from the beginning, but at a harder difficulty level… Oh dear.