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Hardest Video Games offer the players unique challenges that can be nearly impossible to beat. The games may include several subgenres and diverse mechanics; however, the common aspect is that they are complicated and require a lot of practice on each in-game element. Various customization aspects allow you to change specific strategies and proceed through the games, in which every mistake is punishing and requires the players to start all over again. Most of the players cannot complete the in-game objectives without practice, and only the most skilled gamers can show off their achievements in such projects.

Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura is a role-playing game developed by Troika Games and published by Sierra On-Line in 2001. The game takes place in a Victorian-era world where magic and technology coexist and the player assumes the role of a customizable character who must navigate various quests and challenges.
Dungeon Lords

Classic third-person roleplaying game set in the fantasy universe

9th Dawn II

Indie open-world dungeon crawler RPG set in the dark fantasy universe


Indie 3D isometric RPG game set in the dark fantasy universe

Hollow Knight

2D action-adventure roguelike metroidvania with souls-like elements

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem is an isometric action roleplaying game in fantasy setting

Styx: Shards of Darkness

Stealth-action game series featuring RPG elements and unique story about the adventures of a goblin thief

Devil May Cry 5

The latest instalment in the legendary series of slasher games about demon hunter

Victor Vran

Isometric action RPG game about the adventures of a famous vampire hunter


Isometric old-school styled RPG with immersive nonlinear gameplay

Devil May Cry 2

Continuation of the hack-and-slash action shooter game series Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry

First part of the famous hack and slash video game series Devil May Cry

Torchlight 1

Old-school hack-and-slash action RPG game from the developers of Diablo

State of Decay 2

Survival horror open-world game in post-apocalyptic zombie setting

Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships

A pirate-themeted action RPG game developed by Akella

Nioh 2

An action souls-like RPG in Japanese mythology setting


An action RPG in traditional Japanese setting developed and published by KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.

Gothic Remake

A reworked version of the famous classic dark fantasy RPG

Gothic 3

Third part of the famous open-world CRPG in the unique dark fantasy setting


Sci-fi action RPG game developed by Piranha Bytes


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Hardest Video Games feature the most difficult challenges in the gaming industry in various subgenres. The enemies are unpredictable, and players need to practice to be able to overcome them. Each opponent and each objective look impossible to beat, and you have to develop a unique strategy to proceed through the game. Each failure is punishing, and in most cases, players have to start the whole level from the beginning. Some games offer hardcore modes where each failure causes players to start a new game.

Hardest Video Games offer specific customization options, such as graphics and controls optimizations. In some cases, you may customize various gameplay aspects and visual appearance of your playable characters. However, the games of the genre remain nearly impossible to beat in all cases. The games may even help the players with tips or tutorials to help with the understanding of the basic mechanics. Players should discover most of the tricks and strategies, and that takes a lot of time and practice. Hardest Video Games are perfect for the most skilled players to challenge themselves and become ones of a few who managed to beat the competition.

Best Hardest Video Games

  • Dark Souls features challenging gameplay where each of the most basic enemies represents the hardest fights for the players. The developers created the game in the way that each death is an instrument to learn how to engage various opponents.
  • Ghosts'n'Goblins is a side-scrolling platformer which features multiple levels with randomly-generated threats and various traps. Each hit almost kills the hero, and in some cases, players have to replay the whole game after finding out they failed to complete multiple objectives after completing the entire thing.
  • Demon's Souls is a predecessor of the Dark Souls Series. It features the gloomy atmosphere of the dark fantasy, challenging competitions, and immersive gameplay.