In today's big-money video game industry, creators and publishers have become more concerned with crafting a player-friendly experience with unlimited continues, flexible checkpoints and difficulty sliders. However, this wasn't always the case.
Back before developers realized it's probably not a good idea to drive your customers insane, games used to be a constant barrage of cheap deaths, impossibly long password codes and many smashed controllers. If you are man enough to step up to the plate, these 10 titles represent the ultimate challenge in gaming. Every game on this list of the hardest video games of all time will push you to the limit, but if you are ready to prove your skill, go ahead and try to run the gamut from 10 to 1. Just keep any and all sharp objects very far away.