6. Dark Souls (2011)
Set in a dark fantasy world, this game was praised by the critics for its quality and difficulty. It wasn’t like other modern games that held your hand, this one actually revelled in kicking your butt in every way possible. Taking down each enemy needed skill rather than button mashing, and the game had no pause feature, so it certainly demanded a lot from the player but it was also immensely rewarding. Even if the gameplay was a bit trial and error, it was clear that dying often was a central theme of this bloody hard game.
The Tomb of the Giants. Not only was the area treacherous with pitfalls all over the place, but there were more giant skeletons than you could shake a stick at.