According to the original idea of the game designers, bosses in games are needed so that the player uses the skills gained for the level on them and gets the greatest satisfaction from victory. Over the years, however, something has happened, and many bosses have turned from a tool for testing player skills to a tool for worsening mental health. Today we are talking about the 12 hardest bosses in video games.
The Nameless King from Dark Souls 3
Let’s start with the most obvious hardest boss battles from the Souls series. You didn’t think that such a selection could do without her? Despite the fact that the entire series consists of excruciating bosses a little more than completely, Nameless King is especially memorable. The fact is that this is an optional boss, but if you did not pass it, you did not pass Dark Souls 3. First, he punishes the players who dared to meet him riding his dragon, attacking with a spear and sending lightning. And the second stage is even worse – the boss descends from heaven to earth and starts throwing just a non-stop hail of strikes, adding lightning bolts there, which, at best, can remove only 80% of health.
Queen Sigrun from God of War
Another optional boss that spoiled a lot of blood for the players. In order to face the Valkyrie Queen in battle, Kratos must first defeat all the other Valkyries. It is possible that Sigrun performs exactly the functions of the bosses that were originally conceived: she has the abilities of all previous Valkyries, with whom Kratos has already fought, as well as a huge pool of health and powerful simple attacks.
All Furi is made up of the hardest bosses in video game history. Besides that, there are only walks in the “walking simulator” style. And each of the bosses is a test of different skills of the player, which he must master without fail. To overpower all ten (yes, the game consists of only 10 battles), the player would have to master all types of dodging, parrying, filigree work with shooting and close combat.
For example, the boss Song can teach you how to calculate up to a millisecond of amplified shots, which take time to prepare. And the Edge, on the contrary, is completely focused on close combat and does not even have a separate phase where one could shoot at all. In general, it makes no sense to single out one boss from this game, so there are a dozen of them in the list of hardest video game bosses.
Devil from Cuphead
From the very outset, Cuphead was compared to Dark Souls and, on doubling, the Devil only emphasizes this comparison. Most difficult video game boss is also optional, as is the Nameless King. There is no point in describing this whistle, just briefly note that even compared to the rest of Cuphead, the fight with the Devil is hell of a hell.
Dahaka from Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
The Guardian of Time, who wants to punish the Prince for the disgrace with time, which he taught in the previous part. The boss itself is not easy, but even achieving a battle with him is still a challenge. To do this, you need to find all the hidden fountains and get a water sword. This is key, as the only thing that the Sands of Time monster fears is water. During the battle itself, the enemy can send sandstorms on the hero, and also play with time in the manner of the Prince himself.
Vergil from Devil May Cry 3
This is not a boss, but the best motivation for self-improvement both for Dante, the main character, and for the player. In just the third part, you’ll face him three times, and each time the battle would become more and more difficult. Vergil can eventually regenerate health and repel attacks with special swords, so we can only rely on his skill.
Shao Kahn from Mortal Kombat
The nightmare of arcade-halls and Russian gamers of the 90s, who were hard at home in Mortal Kombat on Mega Drive. The main mode in Mortal Kombat is the passage of towers with opponents, and at the top of such a tower there is always HE, the emperor of the Outworld. The main features of one of the toughest video game bosses are a huge hammer with which he punishes negligent players, as well as a set of taunts with which he showered them. However, in the last parts of Shao Kahn became a playable character, so now everyone can try himself as a hammer (provided that you pay for the corresponding DLC).
Absolute Radiance from Hollow Knight
It would take a lot of spoilers to describe the dramatic depth of the story of this surprisingly hard video game boss, so let’s talk about the gameplay features. The boss fight consists of 6 phases, in each of which the player seems to find himself in new circles of hell. However, after the victory, you won’t have a joyful ending, but only a bitter disappointment. The only way to avoid this is to find something in the middle of the game, place it somewhere, carry it across the world and never get damaged. Not every hardcore player is capable of this, to put it mildly, not that of an ordinary player.
Demilich Kangaxx from Baldur’s Gate 2
Another optional boss – and it’s good that the developers do not force players to fight him without fail. And in principle, fighting him is also not easy. Kangakxx is an ancient immortal creature that was dismembered, and parts of its body were hidden in different parts of the world. So you need to find these parts, then put them together, and a monstrously strong boss would appear in front of you, which can only be penetrated by weapons +4 and higher, and he can attack you with powerful blows and even send you to other dimensions with the help of the “Imprisonment” spell. Can you imagine what it feels like to those who collected his body by accident?
Sans from Undertale
The symbol of the game and also the hardest boss fights ever. The fight with him takes 15 minutes and looks like a living hell. Undertale has a very unusual combat mechanic – the player is like the soul of a hero, a small heart that must dodge various obstacles in a small square. So, in the long battle with Sans, what happens to the unfortunate little heart! However, this is again an optional boss that appears only in the most evil ending, which you still need to manage to get to.
Bowser from the Mario Series
The main villain of the Mushroom Kingdom, constantly trying to capture it and kidnap Princess Peach, can hardly be called a difficult opponent. But Bowser turned out to be terribly memetic, and he was so long before the word “meme” appeared. Now the evil turtle king can be found even outside the home universe – in the cartoon “Ralph”, among the regulars of the Villainous HISHE Pub and in various crossovers. However, there is an opinion that Bowser is a good guy at heart, in love with a princess, but does not know how to tell about his feelings. If he were her classmate, he probably would have hit him over the head with a portfolio.
Orphan Kos from the Bloodborne
And the next on our list of the coolest bosses from the games is the enemy from the spiritually close to the previous series of the creation of the same developers – Bloodborne. The Orphan Kos is the final boss of The Old Hunters, which has not only a blood-curdling origin, which we don’t want to spoil, but also the most difficult tactics necessary to defeat him. Orphan has two phases of combat, in each of which the boss uses about two dozen different attacks, abilities and spells, which makes him the most unpredictable opponent in the game. Few people managed to defeat him at least on the tenth try.The authors of the blog have prepared for you the top 12 hardest video game bosses. We hope that this collection will prepare you at least mentally for a very difficult battle with one of these monsters and can answer the question “What is the hardest boss in video game history?”.
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