15 Most Frustrating Video Games You Will Ever Play

Thought that last mission in Call of Duty: Black Ops was annoying? We’ve got the list for you.

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Games are meant to be fun. They’re also meant to be challenging. Heck, at times they can be hard as well, nudging you towards a larger amount of challenges as you may so desire to complete. And then there are games who’s very foundation is built on challenging gameplay. Those are the games for the hardcore. But then there are other games – the games that outright hate you.

These games are built to frustrate you. They’re built to make you seethe deep down and outright hate playing games in general. There are perhaps hundreds of games out there built specifically to irritate people and it’s crazy how some of the most popular games weren’t meant to be difficult to begin with. Games like The Unfair Platformer and Give Up though? What the hell?. Check out our picks for the top 15 most frustrating games you will ever play.

QWOP

QWOP is a funny game that stops being funny all too soon. You play as a track racer representing a fictional country that can only be controlled via four keys. Q and W control your right and left thighs while O and P control your right and left legs. Or maybe it’s the other way around, then inverted and reversed. Or maybe this game just plain hates you.

Try to take a sprint and your character unapologetically concusses himself by flipping forward. Your best bet is to take little mini-lunges to the finish line which feels light years away. To add insult to injury? You won’t get any music till you break out into full sprint and risk permanent brain damage. And you thought the Olympics were harsh.


  • incendy

    Definitely agree with Ninja Gaiden 2 and Super Meat Boy.

  • quamp

    there was a game I once saw that was a Rock Band rip-off. However, the tough part was that the buttons you were supposed to push randomly appeared on the screen, sometimes in the weirdest of places. Also a few times the screen would set itself up wider or longer than what your dimensions were set for. If you changed the settings, the game would adjust accordingly. I can’t remember the name of it though.

  • Doormat man

    What about jarussic park : survival. That should be on the list at number 1 I got to end of game but it was hard work

  • Doormat man

    Sorry got name wrong jurassic park Trespasser

  • Loke

    The choice of Ninja Gaiden 2 was a bit strange to me. I had much more trouble with the first Ninja Gaiden (well, the first 3D one, I’m aware of the Nintendo versions).

    I did beat Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 on the PS Vita, but that is something I could never do with the first one.

    • Albert sims

      Late reply but the sigma versions don’t even compare to the difficulty of ninja gaiden 2 on 360. There were more “cheap” elements in that game. Sigma 2 gave you unlimited arrows, made weapon upgrades free, removed the mines out of the water levels, just an all around nerf. Still one of my favorite games. I can only hope they can get back on track after the disappointing NG3

  • 27sanderrm .

    No Battletoads? That’s the most frustrating game period.

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