It Just Never Ends
While video games ten to make for a relaxing experience, there are a select few titles made to test the patience of its audience. While the hardcore can often wade past the difficulty spikes to achieve completion, it’s fair to say that when it comes to these specific titles, there’s many a gamer who has never managed to make it to the final boss.
#5: “Bloodborne” (2015)
“Souls-like” games are not for everyone. They can be challenging, demanding, requires a lot of trial and error and probably end up eating away hours of your day. In “Bloodborne’s” case, it’s all of those reasons plus some of the disturbing imagery that occurs throughout the game. “Bloodborne” features a wide assortment of enemies capable of tapping into a any given number of phobias. Seriously with enemies like these, “Bloodborne” doesn’t just get under your skin; it’ll tear it off, and that’s enough for us to hit “Close Application”.
#4: “Final Fantasy XIII” (2010)
Even the most hardcore “Final Fantasy” fans have a hard time with this one. While most of our entries are games that are too hard or too long, “Final Fantasy XIII” has such a mediocre story that it’s just hard to power through. If that’s not enough to make you put the controller down, the annoying cast certainly will. Many felt one-dimensional while others were downright annoying. If you’re one of the lucky few not turned off by the characters, then we suspect that off-brand linear narrative may have done you in. Otherwise, congrats to the 2.2% of you who went for the Platinum trophy. Hope it was worth it!
#3: “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” (2015)
“Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” was one of the best games to come out of 2015. It delivered an exciting open-world adventure while keeping the suspenseful stealth action intact. However, this was also the longest and meatiest game in the “Metal Gear” franchise. Normally, we could complete a forty to fifty hour game like this with no problem. But taking the completionist approach to “The Phantom Pain”? Not a chance. There is simply WAY too much to do, and we can’t devote over one-hundred and fifty hours of our time, even if it is spread out. We love “Phantom Pain”, we really do, but some of us have gotta get to other games.
#2: “Darkest Dungeon” (2016)
We like challenging games as much as the next guy, but “Darkest Dungeon” is not for those with little patience. Most gamers have rage quit (and probably broke a controller) because of how insanely hard this RPG is. Not only do you have to watch your characters’ health bars, but you gotta keep them from getting too stressed out too. On occasion, their skills can be enhanced from stress, but most of the time, they’ll end up causing more problems for you in battle. If you are thinking about trying to beat this game, good luck with the insane difficulty spike after your first few dungeons.
#1: “Battletoads” (1991)
“Darkest Dungeon” may have been too difficult for us to finish, but if you were to ask us to beat “Battletoads”…Ha! Hahahahaha!! You must be crazy! “Battletoads” is known to be one of the most difficult games ever made. We hear some of you already… “We’ll get a buddy to help us!” That will only make things worse for you, as both players can kill each other in the middle of beating down baddies. The sewer level will literally remove your sanity.
Be sure to check out the video below to see our picks for the Top 10 Hardest Modern Video Games To Beat.