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This list of the hardest boss fights ever is necessarily incomplete. I certainly haven’t played every video game, and I haven’t encountered every boss fight in the video games that I have. have played I am also only one person and can only speak for my own experience. I’ve watched other players blitz through boss fights that took me hours and vice versa. By its nature, this list is subjective and very personal.

Still, I’ve played an awful lot of video games, and I’ve faced an awful lot of bosses. I may not be able to make an objective, definitive list, but I think I can offer a pretty good one. With that in mind, I’d like to take a trip down memory lane to review some of the most disappointing big bads I’ve ever had the pleasure of fighting.

10. 50/20 – Ultimate Custom Night:

Ultimate Custom Night: acts as a digestif for Scott Cawthon’s helmet era Five Nights at Freddy’sof. The game features a total of 50 tame enemies whose behavior can be modified by the player. Setting all 50 enemies to level 20, their maximum level of aggression, allows you to attempt 50/20, the most demanding one night. Five Nights at Freddy’s the story. That’s pretty tough.

FNaF:, at best, is a series about balancing spinning plates, and playing 50/20 means balancing a truly incredible number of plates. All 50 enemies require different responses, and it’s nearly impossible to keep up with each of them at their most aggressive. It’s a non-traditional boss fight, but really hard.

9. Thunderblight Ganon – The Legend of Zelda. Breath of the Wild

I’m not a big fan The Legend of Zelda. Breath of the WildMarch of The game is a great physics sandbox, but I’ve always found it a bit lacking as an action RPG. My distaste for so much combat in the game is at its peak in the ridiculously frustrating Thunderblight Ganon fight. The other three Divine Beast Ganon fights are reasonably forgettable, but this one is memorable for its controller-busting difficulty.

Thunderblight Ganon is incredibly fast and incredibly strong. Being staggered in its first phase is basically a death sentence, meaning that dodging and rush rush are the only viable strategies. Later stages are even more annoying and inventive. This is one of those boss fights that is both very hard and very annoying.

8. Sephiroth – Kingdom Hearts

Speaking of tough and annoying…

Kingdom Hearts is another action RPG that I just can’t be bothered with. Motion is subpar and the camera is downright pathetic. Overcoming these issues in the main game is generally not too difficult, but the optional bosses are downright annoying. Sephiroth is easily the hardest of them all, requiring the player to learn all the intricacies of a disturbingly inelegant combat system.

7. Starscourge Radahn – Elden ring

Yes, of course FromSoftware is on this list. Not to spoil too much, but FromSoftware is actually on this list a few times. The latest game from the studio, Elden Ring, full of obscenely difficult boss encounters. Many will no doubt wonder how I could leave out the legendary tough battles with characters like Malenia, Michaela’s Blade, or the Elden Beast.

To be honest, I can’t include those fights in this list because I never got around to them. I got stuck on Starscourge Radahn who likes to wipe out my favorite horse without a second thought. I’m sure there are tougher boss fights out there Elden ring, but I’m not sure when (or if) I’ll ever meet them. So Radhan gets the spot.

6. King Dice – Cup

There are many extremely tough boss fights Cup, but the penultimate opponent, King Dice, should be the most difficult. This is because King Dice isn’t just a delirium-prone enemy; he is between four and ten.

The King Dice battle is actually a boss rush consisting of randomly selected mini-bosses. There’s an outside chance that you’ll get lucky and only encounter easy enemies during this fight, but it’s far more likely that you’ll get wiped out over and over again, forcing you to start over. The last battle Cup is pretty tough, but this second-to-last fight is the one that really tests you on the skills you’ve developed up to this point.

5. Genocide Sans – Undertale:

There are some optional bosses in this list, enemies that you should seek out for yourself. However, few bosses are as selective as Sans. To face Sans you must kill all the enemies Undertale:taking on the Genocide Run route, which is significantly harder (both in terms of gameplay and emotion) than anything else Undertale:.

The culmination of that incredibly hard run is the last incredibly hard fight. Genocide Sans is notoriously hard. If the philosophical weight erases every charming character Undertale: This is not enough to deter you from running for Genocide. Undertale:Combat is mostly dodging, with Sans throwing an incredibly large number of obstacles your way at an incredibly high speed.

4. Ornstein and Smoff – Dark Souls:

I told you FromSoftware would be back. “Dark Souls:,” is practically synonymous with “tough boss fights,” and the duo that is Ornstein and Smaug might be the toughest boss fight in the entire series. In the first stage, you will challenge two absurd forces at once. After defeating one of them, the fight becomes even more difficult, because the surviving enemy becomes super powerful in the second phase.

Ornstein and Smough is one of many choke points Dark Souls:. Tons of players jump here simply because they can’t progress (I’m happy to announce that, unlike Starscourge Radahn, I actually beat these two). Once you get past this point, though, you’re really ready for anything Dark Souls: can throw you.

3. Yozora – Kingdom Hearts 3

I promise a big presence Kingdom Hearts being on this list isn’t just a result of my love for the series. Some of these boss fights are truly mind-bogglingly difficult. Yozora, the final boss Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:Mind DLC is such a fight.

The original Kingdom Hearts 3 it’s ridiculously easy. The game’s impressive combat system holds back the fact that there are very few compelling battles in the campaign. Fortunately, post-launch DLC offers plenty of great opportunities to flex your Keyblade skills. Yozora is lightning fast and her crossbow attacks do a lot of damage, making this one of the hardest boss fights ever. He also voiced Dylan Sprouse in English. Kind of weird.

2. Gabriel, Judge of Hell – Ultrakill:

Ultrakill:, the fast-paced, ultra-violent indie favorite FPS has plenty of memorable combat. However, the most memorable has to be Gabriel, the judge of Hell, the final boss of Act 2. Gabriel is another super fast high damage dealer who requires you to make the most of your toolkit.

Fortunately, your toolkit came in Ultrakill: is huge. Taking Gabriel down by making the most of the weapons at your disposal is extremely satisfying, but you? indeed need to know what you are doing to get to that point.

1. Ishin, Sur Saint – Sekiro: Shadows die twice

Make it FromSoftware’s third and final appearance on this list. Sekiro: Shadows die twice might be FromSoft’s hardest game ever, and the final boss, Ishin, the Sword Saint, is the perfect climax to the game. Sekiro really asks that you meet it on its own terms, and Isshin demonstrates that philosophy masterfully.

This struggle requires comprehensive understanding Sekiro, from breaks to Mikiri Counters to Lightning Reversals. That’s what all good final boss fights should be. a test to see what the player has learned. Remember, hesitation is defeat.

Sorrell Kerr-Jung

Sorrel Kerr-Jung has been playing video games for as long as she could push buttons. His hobbies include claiming to be replacing his GBA screen soon. Find him on Twitter: @sorrelkj.

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