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Old 04-15-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default Top 25 Hardest Games of All Time

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25. Ice Climber (NES)
24. Viewtiful Joe (GameCube, PS2)
23. MDK 2
22. Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link (NES)
21. Metal Slug series
20. Tetris
19. Gauntlet 1
18. Portal
17. Bionic Commando series
16. Guitar Hero series (On Expert)
15. Shinobi (PS2)
14. F-Zero GX (GameCube)
13. Mushihimesama Futari
12. Doom (On Nightmare Difficulty)
11. Call of Duty 4 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
10. Contra series
9. Defender
8. Devil May Cry 3 (PS2)
7. God of War series (PS2)
6. R-Type series
5. Ikaruga (GameCube, Xbox Live Arcade)
4. Mega Man 9 (Xbox Live Arcade, WiiWare, PlayStation Network)
3. Battletoads
2. Gouls N' Ghosts series
1. Ninja Gaiden series

There are some in this list I've played and give them approvals. I played the original Gouls N' Ghosts long time ago and it's so damn hard I couldn't even pass the first stage. Gradius series is pretty hard to clear without the code too.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:16 PM   #2
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No punch out?
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:43 PM   #3
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this list makes no sense to me. How can the difficulty of a game like Gauntlet (which is basically designed to suck as many quarters out of the player as possible) be compared to something like Viewtiful Joe? If you include Gauntlet then other games like Smash TV should dominate this list.

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17. Bionic Commando series
Seriously? I don't remember a rough part in that game.

Ghouls n Ghosts isn't extremely difficult, but Ghosts n Goblins certainly was.

Call of Duty 4 was a great game, no doubt, but I don't get what sets it apart from the Ghost Recon's of the gaming world though. Mile High Club on veteran is very difficult, but that's an isolated event at the end.

Radiant Silvergun is defintely harder than Ikaruga(for me), but games like this ranked lower than ikaruga? are more challenging still.

I think the list sucks with a few exceptions(viewtiful joe, f zero, ninja gaiden). Inclusion of an entire franchise wasn't well thought out. If I was allowed to make an addition: Ultima games on the PC were unplayable for me without a strategy guide.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:03 PM   #4
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portal?? i beat that in like 2 hours.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:39 PM   #5
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glad to see ninja gaiden at #1. i think that game or one of the sequels used to come with a warning on the box about its difficulty level. my friends and i didn't even get through it with the game genie due to the sheer length of the game and getting bored after several hours...

could have used a list like this as a kid so i didn't throw so many controllers around feeling like i was the only kid in america thinking the games i was playing were ridiculously hard as nails.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:52 PM   #6
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I dont understand their method for choosing the games. For some games they make of point of saying "on expert" or whatever. Well that kinda throws this whole list out of the window. Because any random game set to the hardest difficulty would be harder than some of the listed games on normal.
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:06 PM   #7
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portal?? i beat that in like 2 hours.

Yeah wtf? And Call of Duty 4????????? CMON!
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:27 PM   #8
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And for the record, classic (or "retro") games should dominate this whole list. Donkey Kong is so hard to beat that you get a documentary made about you if you get the high score.

Plus where's Pacman, Space Invaders, etc. All those games from the classic coin-op era were insanely hard and even with all the quarters in the world they're nearly impossible to beat.
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24. Viewtiful Joe (GameCube, PS2)
hard as hell!!
pissed me off for spending money on it
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LOL
I bet those people never even played Futari… just saw some youtube vids and think OMG WTF thats impossible.

Thing is that the bullets come out in a specific pattern that just takes some time to memorize, and then there is also the concept of the 'hit box' or hit area if you will… in which both the bullets and the character sprite have a central point where a hit will actually register…

Ikaruga is more of a puzzle game than a shooter IMO… pure memorization really… and that game originated in the Arcade then was seamlessly ported to Dreamcast, being a Naomi game.

Contra?!?! Man that game is overrated in difficulty I can 1LC the NES game and I can 1cc the arcade game (even got the achievements in the XBLA version one of which is to 1cc it and to beat it in under 12 minutes)


I won't argue Battletoads though

And no mention of God Hand? That game is tough as nails… oh wait, they probably didn't play that either
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:50 PM   #11
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This top 10 list is way more accurate imo.

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/38283.html
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Godhand was like.... please let it be the end of the stage now!!!.. then 3 demons appear
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LOL
I bet those people never even played Futari… just saw some youtube vids and think OMG WTF thats impossible.

Thing is that the bullets come out in a specific pattern that just takes some time to memorize, and then there is also the concept of the 'hit box' or hit area if you will… in which both the bullets and the character sprite have a central point where a hit will actually register…

Ikaruga is more of a puzzle game than a shooter IMO… pure memorization really… and that game originated in the Arcade then was seamlessly ported to Dreamcast, being a Naomi game.

Contra?!?! Man that game is overrated in difficulty I can 1LC the NES game and I can 1cc the arcade game (even got the achievements in the XBLA version one of which is to 1cc it and to beat it in under 12 minutes)


I won't argue Battletoads though

And no mention of God Hand? That game is tough as nails… oh wait, they probably didn't play that either


Actually, Futari is hard in the same sense that a FPS would be hard. (the same mechanics but reversed.) Instead of trying to lineup the crosshairs for a headshot its basically lining up the point of ur sprite with a "clean" section of the screen. That is more difficult for me than ikaruga.
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:05 PM   #14
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Call of Duty 3 and 4 and God Of War should not have touched that list. Devil May Cry is a great game and it was pretty hard too.
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:02 PM   #15
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cod4 and god of war? how the hell did they make that list?

^ oops. somebody beat me to it.
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