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The 25 Most Difficult Video Games Ever Made

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Great video games encourage their players to learn new methods and techniques to overcome exciting challenges. Then there are games that are so difficult that we’ve given up and thrown our controllers at the screen! Some of these games had design flaws or annoying bugs that made them almost impossible to beat; others required such complex tactics and strategies that they were discouraging and frustrating to play. But if you want to challenge yourself and prove your gaming skills, check out the top 25 most difficult video games.

1. Demon’s Souls/Dark Souls

Demon’s Soul inspired a whole new subgenre of games and launched a spiritual successor, Dark Souls, two years later. Developed by Hidetaka Miyazaki of FromSoft in 2009 and 2011 respectively, these two games offer teeth-grinding challenges for determined players. Death is a common aspect of most video games, and the players must learn how to evade dying at the hands of their enemies to progress further. This game, however, takes that concept a little too seriously. It’s so easy to die in-game that the “YOU DIED” message on the screen gets seared into your brain. Online, players were encouraged to leave tips and tricks on how to defeat their insidious opponents after they died so that the next player would have a fighting chance!

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