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Submitted by PlayStation_4 290d ago | article

What's the hardest puzzle in any game ever?

You deserve a PhD if you've solved all of these legendary levels without any help. (3DS, Nintendo DS, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
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Snookies12  +   292d ago
The Wild Arms 3 ones with moving the blocks were hard as hell...
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ATiElite  +   290d ago
I don't know about Puzzle but that DARN Bi-plane mission in San Andreas was the toughest mission I EVER had to do.

I almost quit playing San Andreas because of that!
thereapersson  +   290d ago
Are you talking about the RC Plane mission?
gillri  +   290d ago
I remember a couple of Call of Cthulu on PC and Xbox 360 had me completely stumped, having to look online for the answer (which I rarely do)and I knew I could have been there for days without working it out

Outside of that Braid's made me feel like a genius once I worked them out
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Neonridr  +   291d ago
Castlevania 2. How did anyone ever know that they had to kneel down (by holding down for like 5 seconds) in front of a cliff wall with a certain item (a red crystal) equipped so that a tornado would show up and carry you away to where you were supposed to go.

A puzzle so hard that I would imagine they had to just release the answer via Nintendo Power or whatever just so people would know what to do next.
oof46  +   290d ago
Lucky for me, I read that issue of Nintendo Power before I played Castlevania 2. Otherwise, I would have thrown my controller at the wall.
SolidGear3  +   290d ago
The original Castlevania trilogy and Nintendo Power. Those are some good childhood memories ^_^
_QQ_  +   291d ago
A tough opponent in a game of Chess or Starcraft.
Garuda33  +   290d ago
Safecracker.
nope111  +   290d ago
Silent Hill 1's piano puzzle had me scratching my head. Took me a week to solve.
shuuwai  +   290d ago
I've remember that one. 2 my friends and I got, after 2hrs, 3head thats' total 6hrs haha. His parents yelled at us for skipping dinner for a video game. We use up all our warns too, So, we started having dinner at my house. hehe. -_-;;

The hardest puzzle, I say any jpn RPG, NPC don't say anything, and they need this item. And 70% of the time, you didn't pick it up from point A, now you're at point N, and can't return to point A at all. 30% of the time is that you sold the item for gill, coin, gold. It's usually poor game programming, the game can't move forward. -_-;; Games now wont let sell quest item, >.< Lastly its not even a puzzle. -_-;;
SaturdayNightBeaver  +   289d ago
THE BEST!
oof46  +   290d ago
Portal 2: Chapter 8 - Wheatley Test Chamber #1: I still haven't figured that one out. Can anyone help me?
MidnytRain  +   290d ago
Why didn't you try Googling a guide?

http://mycheats.1up.com/vie...
oof46  +   290d ago
Joke

(Your head)

...but thanks for trying to help. :)
MidnytRain  +   290d ago
Damn, I forgot that part of the game. HOW COULD I BE EXPECTED TO REMEMBER THAT?? T_T
McScroggz  +   290d ago
I can't think of the most difficult puzzle I've solved without any help, but certainly adventure games can have some pretty gnarly ones because they can be so obtuse. The Monkey Island games have some pretty good examples of these - love those games though.

I will say a fantastic example of good, thoughtful puzzles are the ones in 999 and Virtue's Last Reward. They are the essence of old school adventure game puzzles distilled into more focused, logical situations.

I haven't played Phoenix Wright or Professor Layton, but I have a feeling I'd really enjoy those games. I guess whenever I get a 3DS I'll splurge.
CLOUD1983  +   290d ago
I suggest to those who love RPGs & puzzles to try Alundra a game like no other I have play, I had a blast playing this game back in PS1 days it was an amazing experience but also very hard at times, some of the puzzles u must solve in order to move forward on this game will make your head explode & break your @@ :P but I guarantee that it's worth it :)
Lon3wolf  +   290d ago
Ah Alundra, what a game.
Tiechie  +   290d ago
Goat puzzle from broken sword. Had me stumped for days.
Lon3wolf  +   290d ago
Yep I wanted to kill the f-ing thing
godofboobees  +   290d ago
Lufia 2 the hardest puzzle in the world
Muadiib  +   290d ago
Probably one that involves Riven, that game was tough!
BewareOf  +   290d ago
Water temple-ocarina of time...
thehitman  +   290d ago
In Prince of Persia the puzzle where you had to move the mirrors around with the light game me some trouble lol...
moegooner88  +   290d ago
The water station puzzle in RE3 Nemesis, was pretty young back then and gave me a hard time.
Bakkies  +   290d ago
Anything in The 11th Hour.
DeletedAcc  +   290d ago
Catherine was hard
SolidGear3  +   290d ago
Unless you use Very Easy Mode. It becomes the easiest game in the world if you enable that.
MrTrololo  +   290d ago
why does no one mention the water puzzle from onimusha. It arguelably the most hardest puzzle for me
RBlue_Desire  +   290d ago
Nothing to give award for, but most people who were playing skyrim day one , and bleak falls barrow dungeon.

Chances are only 10% of people maybe would have noticed the puzzle's solution.

I quit playing skyrim for a month when I got stumped there and couldn't no MQ.
iceman1346  +   290d ago
DARK SOULS....the abyss.. it made me pull my hair off

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