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10 Ridiculous and Frustrating Video Game Puzzles

Jo from GamersFTW writes: 'Everyone enjoys a good, challenging puzzle mixed in with the killing and other tasks in a game. However, there are some puzzles that really take the biscuit. They are either extremely hard to complete or the solution is so completely absurd that it takes you a really long time and many hours trawling the internet before you find out how to do it.'

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GamerGabs1008d ago

Most of these solutions make me cringe with how difficult they are. I love Point and Click games but get so frustrated when the solution is something incredibly obtuse and, sometimes, just downright unfair. The last game on your list seems practically impossible without a walk-though, or at least a huge amount of patience.

Yukes1008d ago

Agree - it's a fine line between ball-achingly obscure and titillating challenge

freshslicepizza1007d ago

games that do it well are when you solve it you finally go ok, that makes sense now that i think about it. the ones that fail are the ones that still puzzle you after you beat it.

HRD_Games1008d ago

Point and Clicks are always the biggest culprit for these kinds of evil puzzles

MrsNesbitt1008d ago

I love how retro these games are! That Silent Hill puzzle brings back memories...angry horrid memories!

Maple221008d ago (Edited 1008d ago )

I think some newer games either don't have the same amount of challenge perhaps, or developers aren't as mean!!

HRD_Games1008d ago

My god, Shadow of the Beast 2 sounds worse than Takeshi's Challenge!

Yukes1008d ago

I love a good puzzle as in the Talos Principle or Portal, but when it becomes really obscure it's a massive turnoff. Some of these are insane!

MrsNesbitt1008d ago (Edited 1008d ago )

Sometimes you end up not returning to play the game, because its so frustrating.

Joystickero1008d ago

Great article, frustrating puzzles!

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