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Old 11-11-2013, 16:28
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you always here people describing how tough a game is to play , so what is the hardest game you have ever played?
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Old 11-11-2013, 16:48
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Most games pre Playstation 2 era. It was around the PSX / PS2 era that I actually started to finish games more often, by the late PS2 era into the PS3 era I was completing 90% of the games I played the difficulty decreased so much to make games more approachable by a larger audience.

Ghosts n Goblins stick in my mind as been brutal at the time.

Contra was bloody hard as well as was Treasure Island Dizzy.

I remember Castlevania and Mega Man been pretty hard as well back in the day.

Most games back then had a limited count of lives, maybe a limited health system with no regeneration and the games actually had something call a 'Game Over' screen which was it, you had to restart everything again from the start. And sometimes your biggest enemy in a game was the bloody tape the games came on which could crash while loading a new section of the game leaving you having to rewind and start from the beginning again.
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Old 11-11-2013, 16:53
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Demon's Souls - hands down the hardest game I've ever played.
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Old 11-11-2013, 16:58
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Commandos, I couldn't even get past the first level
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Old 11-11-2013, 17:03
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First one that pops in my head was Worms Armageddon for the PS1. All those amazing shots with grenades and bazookas from the AI...
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:57
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I never could get past the first level on Manic Miner.
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:00
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On console, Dark Souls hands down.
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:09
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Minesweeper on the PC. Never won a game or really understood the numbers in the boxes.
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Old 11-11-2013, 19:33
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Ninja Gaiden Sigma, i still haven't finished the first one

2 and 3 i've done but only on normal and the second was a huge challenge, the third was a joke though
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Old 11-11-2013, 20:02
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Minesweeper on the PC. Never won a game or really understood the numbers in the boxes.
The number is how many mines there are in the boxes connected to that one.
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Old 11-11-2013, 20:22
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...as well as was Treasure Island Dizzy.
Really? Nah...

Impossible Mission is my pick. Might've been coz I was young and didn't have a clue what was going on, though!

Having said that, we never completed Raiders of the Lost Ark on the 2600. Playing that game was a family event! Not much else on in the 80's
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Old 11-11-2013, 20:24
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Super Meat Boy
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Old 11-11-2013, 20:27
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N+ On the 360 (It even came with an achievement for dying 1000 times).
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Old 11-11-2013, 20:38
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X-COM: Terror From The Deep.

Never come across anything so punishing and just plain cruel!
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Old 11-11-2013, 20:42
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Guitar hero, Dragonforce on the hardest setting.

I don't have enough fingers
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Old 11-11-2013, 20:43
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The impossible game
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Old 11-11-2013, 21:22
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older games definitely all the ghost n Goblins/Ghouls and Ghosts series.
Played them all the time, finished them and came back to them after a while.
Useless at them again.
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:00
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Guitar hero, Dragonforce on the hardest setting.

I don't have enough fingers
I don't know how anyone could possibly do that.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:39
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Dark souls yeah.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:51
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I think the meme "Nintendo hard" exists for this very reason - A lot of the early NES and SNES titles were absolutely brutal.

I remember "Another World" being absolutely rock hard and every level being an opportunity in how to die in new and unusual ways.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:38
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Commandos and its sequels. Solid!

World At Wat on Veteran, particularly the siege on the Riechstag.

Max Payne 3 NYC Minute Hardcore.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:44
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Blood Money on the Amiga, closely followed by Dark Souls!
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:02
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Dark Souls isn't that hard,it's just harder compared to other games of the era.

Back in the early days of gaming, there were no saves, making a lot of games practically impossible. I had Revenge of Shinobi and the dock level involved some long jumps which sucked. You barely got any practice before your lives ran out, and then you had to start again from the beginning of the game. Had I been able to save there and practice, it would have been a piece of cake (I finally did it via emulators) but as I literally only got a handfull of tries after at least an hours time investment it was hard. Streets of Rage/Golden Axe, Double Dragon etc, were all similar in this way.
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:24
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Does a game with dodgy frustrating controls count ?. If so I nominate the latest hit man game . Awful controls made it virtually impossible to actually play the game properly.
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:58
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Digger T Rock by a country mile. So hard it was pretty much impossible to do the last few levels with the timer the game gave, so frantic.

Special Mention - Alone in the Dark : New Nightmare - This one is a killer, but only because it has the control scheme from hell. So bad was the control system, that they tried to patch it out as best they could, but it was still pretty awful.
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