Top 5 Hardest Video Games

"Today gamers are a bit spoiled on video game difficulty for the most part. Players get multiple checkpoints and auto saves which greatly reduces how tough the game is overall. In our opinion,a good challenge is core to any good game and it’s what gives players that great feeling of accomplishment upon beating a boss or grueling level. Join BootHammer as we take a look at our picks for the Top 5 Hardest Video Games."

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DestinyHeroDoomlord3600d ago

Battle toads isn't that hard, I remember my granny beating contra and mega man long ago... ghost and goblins is definitely my #1 hardest game

BootHammer3600d ago

If your granny beat Contra III she is hardcore, lol.

mattdillahunty3600d ago

Demon's Souls harder than Ninja Gaiden Black? they're not even in the same league of difficulty. and the guy doesn't even give reasons for why Demon's Souls is that difficult; punishing =/= difficult.

GameSpawn3600d ago

What is funny about all the games listed their difficulty comes from ignorance of the game mechanics. Once you memorize enemies' movements, attacks, and positions the games become manageable. This is easier said than done on some of these titles, but not impossible.

Difficulty is very subjective for games like these. It really comes down to the type of person and how much patience they have. One person my find Demon's Souls to be overly difficult, but has no issues with Ninja Gaiden, or the reverse could be the case, or both can be hard, or both can be easy. It's all the person that makes the difficulty. Sure overall difficulty can be decided on a game by the majority, but ultimately difficulty is still subjective to the individual.

Personally I have no issues with Demon's Souls, but I cannot stand Ninja Gaiden, especially on the higher difficulties because of the amount of button mashing needed. My hands just get fatigued too quickly with the Ninja Gaiden games. NG takes knee-jerk reflexes; DS you can at least pace yourself and never really be overwhelmed.

KrimsonKody3600d ago

My granny had beat the God of War series, 1, 2, & 3.
She thinks Kratos is sexy, Lol.

mattdillahunty3600d ago


at high levels of Ninja Gaiden, there is absolutely no button mashing going on if you're any good at the game. i don't mean to sound arrogant when i say that, but it's the truth. a great NG player knows when to do combos, when to block, when to dodge, etc.

if you're mashing buttons in Ninja Gaiden, there's a 99% chance you're just not good at the game. again, not trying to be high and mighty, just stating the facts.

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lgn153600d ago

Just means yur grandma is a god

MrChow6663600d ago

ohh yeah super ghouls & ghosts what a b*tch!

NioRide3600d ago

Oh hey, artificial difficulty made the list.

Why not put side-scrolling shoot em ups too.

Those have much higher amounts of artificial difficulty.

Eyeco3600d ago

That reminds me, there was this legendary space shooter I played on the Dreamcast and I think Gamecube that was well noted for its difficulty, I can't remember the name it began with the letter 'I' and it was merciless.

NioRide3600d ago (Edited 3600d ago )

Probably Ikaruga.

Had this as well, was fantastic.

If I remember right they re-released it on Xbox live.

Fishy Fingers3600d ago (Edited 3600d ago )

I've been having a few retro gaming sessions lately, playing some old 8 and 16bit games (ask your parents kids :)) and my god, how I ever got past the first level back then is beyond me.

BootHammer3600d ago

The old school games for most part were just flat out unforgiving. So many great titles though in the 8 and 16 bit era ;)

Eyeco3600d ago

The original Ninja Gaiden, Castlevania, Ecco the Dolphin, Ghosts n Goblins, haunt me to this day

fsfsxii3600d ago

The original Ninja Gaiden trilogy was a complete ass

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