The Most Difficult Bosses In Gaming History

Mrs Nesbitt from GamersFTW writes: "Who doesn’t love a difficult boss? We sadistically punish ourselves with some brutal love to hate boss battles. Even though it leads to teeth grinding, controller ending fury we continued the good fight. The bosses are in no particular order.

Let’s take a look at some meanies that really drove us mad with anger."

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Skellytorx1137d ago

Ansem was a fun and challenging boss. But Psycho Mantis will always be the guy I despise the most for being difficult!

MrsNesbitt1137d ago

He used to scare me so much!

Why o why1137d ago

Before I knew the meth it took me an hour to chip his energy away

3-4-51137d ago

* I know I may be in the minority, but Boss fights are literally my least favorite thing about video games.

I rarely ever enjoy them, doesn't matter if they are easy or extremely difficult.

They never match up with the other 90% of the game or how it plays.

Always way too much gimmick involved in "trying" to make it some epic encounter.

* So I get how people can like them, but I was wondering if there are other gamers out there who don't enjoy boss fights like I don't enjoy them.

crazed_shadow271137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

I would say it depends on the game. There are games where boss fights feel out of place, and I feel that it is more so the case in shooter based games.

Boss battles work better in rpgs/action adventures games/hack-n-slash games/platformers. God of war, blood borne, dark souls, final fantasy, zelda, and sunset overdrive had great ones.

c00lvilKid691131d ago

Definitely dependant on the game, but I know where you’re coming from. Sometimes a gimmicky boss battle will break immersion greatly. There’s nothing worse than a health bar boss that dies after a few simple counter-attacks. The only game that I think really handled the concept of a ‘boss battle’ brilliantly was Shadow of the Colossus.

solid_snake36561136d ago

Radec from KZ2 on the hardest difficulty was insanely difficult.

Rhythmattic1136d ago

Id rage quit , and come back fresh a week or two later, many, many times...... My "Jubilation" when I beat him was beyond the meaning of the word...

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Fridgecake1137d ago

The FTL boss is absolutely crazy difficult. I think i've beaten the game like one time!

GamerGabs1137d ago

Ansem took me so long...'this isn't even my final form'. I think true battle and frustration came in the form of the final bosses in Bayonetta 1 & 2 - complete crazyiness.

goldwyncq1137d ago

Xemnas in the sequel was even worse. The entire final battle sequence with him took like more than an hour.

GamerGabs1137d ago

Xemnas is probably more differcult to be fair. I've also always found fights with Riku pretty differcult - not the hardest thing ever but a decent challenge. I wonder what they'll throw at us in Kingdom Hearts 3?

Snookies121137d ago

I honestly think Mysterious Figure from Birth by Sleep should have been in there instead of Ansem. Both him and Xemnas really weren't that challenging. Even on Critical/Proud modes. Assuming you were leveled right. Mysterious Figure will just wreck you right from the start if you're not careful.

Hoffmann1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

Someone never played Art of Fighters II or Samurai Shodown 2 if he thinks Shao Kahn and Kintaro in Mortal Kombat II were difficult

MrsNesbitt1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

No she hasn't but I will certainly look into those. And yes, I will struggle if they're worse! Thanks for your comment :)

Hoffmann1137d ago

Prepare yourself for 2 of the hardest fighting games in history ^^ Beating Geese in Art of Fighting II without the help of safestates or cheat codes is suuuper difficult.

Knushwood Butt1136d ago

Ah, Mizuki, turning you into a defenseless pig, or reversing all of your joystick inputs. Classic!

Hoffmann1136d ago

<3 SNK Boss Syndrome Nightmares till today. EVERY DAMN NIGHT!

#Mizuki #Geese #Rugal94

LastcenuryRob1136d ago

The final boss in World Heroes 2 was almost impossible! Neo Geo had some tough bosses in their fighters!

Imalwaysright1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

If you want to play this game I suggest that you buy at least 10 controllers! You're going to need them.

frostypants1137d ago

Old school scrolling shooters were the hardest games ever made by a landslide.