Hardest Video Game Bosses Of All Time
Boss fights present themselves as challenges that are deemed to be just as necessary as monthly tests after a course at school. Similar to those school tests you appeared for, some of these boss fights are fun whereas some can prove to be excruciating pain in the backside. Let us present to you the hardest video game bosses of all time.
Capra Demon (Dark Souls)
Whenever there is a mention of the hardest video game bosses, Dark Souls will almost always feature on that list. Why, you ask? Well, because it is Dark Souls. Though, the hardest boss to beat among all Dark Souls bosses is Capra Demon.
There are three main reasons for this choice. Firstly, the arena which players are supposed to fight the Capra Demon is extremely small. Secondly, it comes at players with quick and almighty maneuvers as Capra constantly dodges the player’s attacks. Finally, the two vicious dogs that accompany Capra Demon make this ordeal even more annoying as they stun the player in their spot, making it easy for Capra to finish the job with one hit kill.
Diablo (Diablo II)
Diablo II also presents itself as a pretty challenging game from start to finish. Though, the boss that deserves a mention in the list of hardest video game bosses from Diablo II is Diablo himself. Diablo only kicked the toughness meter up a notch as it induced some extra rage factor among players.
Diablo starts the fight with an annoyingly long health bar which makes any attacks from players seem ineffective. Add to that the unfairness with its unreasonably strong attacks which makes you think twice before trying a melee attack. This leaves the players with no option but to continue moving throughout the fight in order to avoid its attacks and possibly inflict some damage.
Pandemonium Warden (Final Fantasy XI Online: Treasures of Aht Urhgan)
Interestingly, this boss rose its head when Absolute Virtue from the same game was considered to one of the hardest video game bosses of all time. Pandemonium Warden comes at players in a total of twenty forms which makes this fight quite a horror show for players. You can imagine how tough this boss is judging by the fact that a guild kept fighting it for eighteen hours to no avail.
Given that players often got sick playing the game, many complained that the developers Square Enix never cared for the lives of players. As a result, Square Enix were forced to nerf the boss and reduce its health besides introducing a two-hour timer. Only then did Pandemonium Warden become beatable or else it would have induced more puking among players.
Monster Ock (Spiderman)
Spiderman was quite an enjoyable game for its time of release. That does not eliminate the fact that it introduced one of the hardest video game bosses towards the end. Meet Monster Ock who made this game quite the task just as players approached the finish line.
Players are supposed to speed away from Monster Ock as it chases them in a cramped space. A timer displayed on the right makes the mission even more nerve-wracking as it continues to run out with the passage of time. The amount of turns and tricky camera angles in this particular mission make it more difficult than it actually sounds.
Shredder (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Project)
It is important to note that Shredder’s selection in the list of hardest video game bosses is supported by the fact that the game came out on NES at a time when Save option in games was not known to man, or woman (gender equality). It means that players were forced to play from the start of the game each time they died.
More on the final boss himself: Shredder keeps regenerating his health which makes this fight extremely tough. Even with two players blistering their thumbs in the process of beating Shredder to death, the best that many players could manage was a blinking red health bar before they were annihilate by the masked villain. No wonder developer Konami had to introduce cheat codes that allowed limitless respawns. With limited access to internet back in the 90s, it’s understandable that not many gamers could gain access to this workaround.
Ultimecia (Final Fantasy VIII)
The Sleeper (Everquest)
Sephiroth (Kingdom Hearts II)
Ultra Mode Last Boss (Mushihimesama Futari)