Total Nerd Hardest Video Games of All Time  

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List of the Hardest Video Games ever made. We all love challenging video games. Games that make us have to work hard to get to the satisfying finish. Which video games are the hardest to beat? Every once in awhile though a game is made that is so difficult it seems like the creators didn't want the player to be able to beat it. Difficult video games used to be closer to the norm back when Nintendo's NES was popular. Most video games were so hard that you couldn't really finish them without cheating in some way. Games like Contra, Battletoads and Ghosts N' Ghouls are the stand outs for that.

As the years have gone on though, video games have become more and more easy, so when a new era game comes out that is as hard to beat as one of the old school games it's not hard to single them out. These are games like Super Meat Boy, Demon's Souls and Ninja Gaiden Black. 

All these difficult games to beat are frustrating as hell, but in the end, if you were ever able to beat them you could feel like a king among men.

So, which is the hardest video game ever? Vote up the most frustrating games to beat. If a game isn't on the list, please add it. 

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Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
Wes Gutierrez added Dark Souls

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
James T Evans added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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The Best Flying Pokemon of All Time

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Cuphead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
Ryan Guy added Cuphead

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Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
Michael Bydairk-Chatham added Earthworm Jim

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Bloodborne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
JasonPeters83 added Bloodborne

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Dark Souls II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
pocorn added Dark Souls II

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Pitfall! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
Wes Gutierrez added Pitfall!

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Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
pocorn added Super Mario Bros. 2

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The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Galaga is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
pocorn added Galaga

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Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
challfrankow added Mortal Kombat

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time

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Dragon's Lair is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
EstebanGuerrero added Dragon's Lair

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Back to the Future Part III is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
HeimdallJenkins added Back to the Future Part III

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pacman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
pocorn added pacman

The Best Dragon Pokemon of All Time

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Geometry Dash is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
WilliamPfauth added Geometry Dash

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Milon's Secret Castle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
Rob Dominici added Milon's Secret Castle

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BioShock is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
pocorn added BioShock

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Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
pocorn added Fallout 3

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Blinx: The Time Sweeper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
Sergio Zamorano added Blinx: The Time Sweeper

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Pong is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
pocorn added Pong

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Mario Maker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
Jason Basa added Mario Maker

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Five Nights at Freddy's is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time

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Mario Paint is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
Jason Basa added Mario Paint

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Batman Arkham Origins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
Max Mazzeri added Batman Arkham Origins

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Pikmin 2 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
Lord_Sizzle added Pikmin 2

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Subterranean Animism is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time
SnitelYTB added Subterranean Animism

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Ancient Domains of Mystery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Hardest Video Games of All Time