10 insanely tough games | Games Blog – Yahoo! Games

10 insanely tough games | Games Blog – Yahoo! Games.

This is a very good list except for the QWOP. That is  not even a game.

Think you’re good at games? Sure you do. Who doesn’t? The only thing gamers love more than playing is bragging about their skills. If you can brag about beating all 10 of these terrors, however, you’re in a league of your own.

Nader Nazemi-Battletoads

Battletoads

Battletoads

NES, 1991
At first glance, you could be forgiven for mistaking the stars of this NES hit for a certain other group of combative, anthropomorphic amphibians who were popular around the same time.
Nader Nazemi-QWOP

QWOP

QWOP

PC/Flash, 2008
You probably think running is easy. After all, you learned to do it when you were two or three years old. Spend a bit of time playing the epically challenging flash game QWOP, though, and you’ll walk away with a new appreciation for the complications of just moving your legs.
Nader Nazemi-Demon's Soul

Demon’s Soul

Demon’s Souls
PS3, 2009

Dark, deep, and with a vicious streak a mile wide, action-heavy role-playing game Demon’s Souls (along with its 2011 sequel, Dark Souls) easily ranks as one of the hardest releases of the last few years.
Nader Nazemi-Contra NES

Contra NES

Contra
NES, 1987

Classic side-scrolling shooter Contra holds a special place in the hearts of countless gamers of what, for the sake of sensitivity, we’ll call “a certain age.
Nader Nazemi-The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail
Various, 1974-1985

Bane of many a fifth-grader, The Oregon Trail was one of the first educational video games to start showing up in schools during the 1970s. Intended to teach us about the harsh realities of life as a pioneer in the 1800’s, it mainly taught us that the road out west is littered with corpses.
Nader Nazemi-The Heist

The Heist

The Heist
iOS, 2011

Beautiful, creative, and so difficult it will make you weep, iOS puzzler The Heist is well worth the mental gymnastics it’ll take you to make it to the end. Why? Because there’s a prize.

Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels
Famicom, 1986

Mario is as big as it gets with Western audiences, but this 1986 follow-up to Super Mario Bros., which was initially released in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2, would never be released in the U.S. on the NES.

Trials HD
Xbox Live Arcade, 2009

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a motorcycle trials rider? Frustration after frustration after frustration, if this Xbox Live Arcade smash — or its recent sequel Trials: Evolution — is anything to go by.

Ghosts ‘n Goblins 
Arcade/NES, 1985

When Sir Arthur, star of classic arcade platformer Ghosts ‘n Goblins, takes a hit, his armor disappears, leaving the unfortunate knight skipping around nothing but his heart-print boxers. Tee hee! Unfortunately, the ensuing childish grin was soon wiped off the faces of most players when they realized said boxers were now the only thing between them and the relentless hordes of the living dead.
Nader Nazemi-I Wanna Be The Guy

I Wanna Be The Guy

I Wanna Be The Guy
Flash, 2007

Do you wanna be the guy? Of course you do. Everybody wants to be the guy. Trouble is, being the guy ain’t easy — as this celebrated freeware game aptly demonstrates.
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