These old-school classics were fun but rarely pulled any punches when it came to difficulty.
Looking back on the PlayStation One era doesn’t just fill our hearts with joy at the memories of Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid and PaRappa the Rapper. It also reminds us of some of the most difficult titles in gaming, games that strained our patience and sense of enjoyment for years. Let’s go through 15 of these titles here, shall we?
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
Abe’s Oddysee is darkly imaginative but also fiercely tough. Not only can Abe be gunned down quickly (which guards are more than happy to do) but there’s no small amount of traps, obstacles, and disasters waiting to happen. Furthermore, Abe has to go out of his way to save his fellow Mudokons…that is, unless a good ending isn’t a priority for the player.