10 HARDEST 2000s Games That Really PUNISHED US

386 288 Näkymät

Some games are incredibly punishing, for better or worse. We're taking a look back at some incredibly challenging games from the 2000's.
Subscribe for more: fistream.info

10. Ninja Gaiden 2 (Xbox 360 - June 3, 2008)

9. Devil May Cry 3 (PS2 - March 1, 2005)

8. Spelunky (OG VERSION: Freeware - December 21, 2008)

7. Stuntman (PS2 - 23 June 2002)

6. Dwarf Fortress (Freeware - August 8, 2006)

5. La-Mulana (Japan: PC - May 27th, 2005)

4. F-Zero GX (Gamecube - August 25, 2003)

3. Ikaruga (Arcade Japan - 20 December 2001, Gamecube North America - 15 April 2003)

2. Demon's Souls (PS3 - October 6, 2009)

1. I Wanna Be the Guy (Freeware - October 5, 2007)


God Hand (PS2 - October 10, 2006)

  • 9:34 Auto parts OW!

    The_MultiverseWolfThe_MultiverseWolf8 tuntia sitten
  • I beat Ninja Gaiden 2 on hard

    Tristan QuinnTristan QuinnPäivä sitten
  • Icaruga(sp?) looks like a good “bullet hell” game. I’ll buy some cushioning for my controller as I’ll probably throw it a lot while playing.

    Major GearMajor Gear4 päivää sitten
  • I haven't played any of those. All my hardest games are 90s computer games.

    elementalsigilelementalsigil5 päivää sitten
  • I'm sorry i find it borderline insulting that NG ranked lower than games like spelunky or stunt man. seriously? before the souls franchise I'm pretty confident the general consensus was NG was at the top of the challenge list for hardcore gamers.

    godofm3tal1godofm3tal16 päivää sitten
  • stuntman was brutal. i dont think i ever beat it

    LilGreenLilGreen6 päivää sitten
  • Put some fucking respect on Ninja Gaiden's name

    Jibreel LomaxJibreel Lomax7 päivää sitten
  • Damn, so we all beat devil may cry 3 in hard mode 😂😂😂

    Lee yun sungLee yun sung8 päivää sitten
  • I found Ninja guiden harder than the sequel

    Lee BrookesLee Brookes8 päivää sitten
  • Where was the original splintwr cell

    Mandalorian Baby yodaMandalorian Baby yoda12 päivää sitten
  • that stuntman game at a free drive range and a level creator as well and boy was it a blast to absolutely total your car off huge ramps

    Commander WyroCommander Wyro12 päivää sitten
  • Right off the bat this video is dumb, ask any Ninja Gaiden fan or just idk LOOK IT UP Ninja Gaiden Black was the hardest not Ninja Gaiden 2

    Connor HancockConnor Hancock19 päivää sitten
  • Had to come back to the video to say thank you so much for this list. I wouldve never discovered Ikaruga otherwise. Its remastered on the Switch and PS4 now. THANK YOU THANK YOU

    SuperVillainZimSuperVillainZim19 päivää sitten
  • Touhou player be dodging rain as practice for the game itself.

    Kris OliverKris Oliver20 päivää sitten
  • The hardest game I played is giogio or jojo's Bizarre Adventure golden wind it was just way too hard its harder than most of these but you didn't mention it because you probably haven't heard about it

    the boi [WR]the boi [WR]20 päivää sitten
  • Shinobi was up there for difficult 2000 games.

    KoopstaDhaggoKoopstaDhaggo22 päivää sitten
  • Ninja gaiden isnt that hard, use the sword on common enemies and use the scythe on bosses. Both fully upgraded for the EZ-iest of claps

    TikaaiTikaai23 päivää sitten
  • Lmao, I remember snapping my ninja gaiden 2 disk in half cuz I would get so pissed on master ninja difficulty... I never did get that golden ninja costume, or that Ryu hayabusa gamertag pic.

    Israel sifuentesIsrael sifuentes23 päivää sitten
  • DMC3 gave me carpal

    Dr. LuvDr. Luv23 päivää sitten
  • had f-zero gx at launch back in the day. played till i beat everything on master difficulty so i could unlock all the arcade stuff. loooooots of cursing :P

    Jeff DJeff D23 päivää sitten
  • Good

    Arceus, The God of PokémonArceus, The God of Pokémon23 päivää sitten
  • Fully completed F-Zero GX years ago. Incredibly hard, especially the last few ‘very hard’ story mode challenges. Still the best racing game ever made though.

    craigratiocraigratio23 päivää sitten
  • Trials was awsome used plays comps for speed runs

    Justf95Justf9527 päivää sitten
  • I didnt get to play ninja gaiden 2, but man i had such a hard time playing the first one. Like legit. I played the entire game with like 15%hp.

    SuperKinaheadSuperKinahead28 päivää sitten
  • Mostly Pixel types games

    Rigio SaktarRigio Saktar29 päivää sitten
    • They are games of 2000s you cannot expect graphics like rdr2

      Apollo RexApollo Rex27 päivää sitten
  • Wait am I the only one who thought dmc 3 was easy??

    Tyler AtkinsonTyler AtkinsonUukausi sitten
  • Happy to see demons souls on here

    Dr. CrusadeDr. CrusadeUukausi sitten
  • god hand and demon souls i played

    Nightmare CorpseNightmare CorpseUukausi sitten
  • 6:10 *I am ERROR*

    AbhiAbhiUukausi sitten
  • Me feeling like a Chad because I beat stuntman at like 7 years old

    Adrian RodriguezAdrian RodriguezUukausi sitten
  • I want a ninja gaiden 4. And no, yaiba doesn't count.

    tekgeekstertekgeeksterUukausi sitten
  • Lmao, Stuntman... "Chase the tuc tuc" I lost count of how many times I had to listen to that!

    Skwisgaar SkwigelfSkwisgaar SkwigelfUukausi sitten
  • Damn we need another god hand the sequel but the end will be a pair of god legs

    Badonka DonkBadonka DonkUukausi sitten
  • I never understood what is so difficult about ninja gaiden or devil may cry. BUT STUNT MAN WAS INCREDIBLE UNFORGIVING.

    LEON HLEON HUukausi sitten
  • When I would play DMC3 (PS2) during the cerberus fight I would just use the right wall of the area for cover because some of the cerberus moves weren't able to reach you in that lil pocket... Max Payne 3 was definitely the hardest game I've played

    50GreyKitties50GreyKittiesUukausi sitten
  • Halo 2 on legendary damn near unplayable

    Cillian C.BCillian C.BUukausi sitten
  • *Ninja Gaiden* is way harder than every game here. You got that list backwards.

    Sebastián Francesc OrmazábalSebastián Francesc OrmazábalUukausi sitten
  • Trials HD was hardcore to platinum never did all the extreme difficulties to platinum all hardcore games

    Jake ToneyJake ToneyUukausi sitten
  • You gotta play risk of rain 2, my guy.

    MRGdorMRGdorUukausi sitten
  • Loved stuntman! Also, didn't Witcher 2 have a bug that raised the difficulty levels in the beginning. Remembering never getting across a bridge and dragon in the beginning.

    Daniel LarssonDaniel LarssonUukausi sitten
  • First souls game *Laughs in Cookie and Cream*

    HaterHaterUukausi sitten
  • My brother, who's 13 years younger than me: "Games today are harder because they're way more complicated." Me, an intellectual: "Your character respawns indefinitely, you can save your game whenever you want, and you have the internet to tell you a detailed walkthrough of every level. If I wanted to beat a game I had to devote an entire Saturday to playing that game for 8 hours straight, and if I died three times for the entire run I had to start the whole game over."

    IxelhaineIxelhaineUukausi sitten
  • I’m glad you mentioned la Mulana

    Mr CupcakeMr CupcakeUukausi sitten
  • If the switch could get me ninja gaiden 1 and 2 for the Xbox and Fable, I'd never ask for another port Edit : proud to say I've beaten DMC 1-5 and Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2

    Nctrnl MjstyNctrnl Mjsty2 kuukautta sitten
  • God hand is hard because the camera and movement is suck

    aduuuhai haihaiaduuuhai haihai2 kuukautta sitten
  • they should remake godhand

    Jarhadi JarauJarhadi Jarau2 kuukautta sitten
  • dmc3 needs perseverance and patience

    Jarhadi JarauJarhadi Jarau2 kuukautta sitten
    • and quick reflexs

      Jarhadi JarauJarhadi Jarau2 kuukautta sitten
  • Why is Cynthia not here

    Shayan AliShayan Ali2 kuukautta sitten
  • I have the F-Zero game for Gameboy Advance and i have beaten it (although i just did it on normal difficulty ... but hey ... it was a long time ago (im born in oct 1995), so i was really a kid while doing this ... i don't even remember it any more how old i was exactly when i played this game. BUT i still have may gameboy advance sp AND the game ... and it still works .... even the save-files are still there (i'm really surprise about that) :)))

    T JT J2 kuukautta sitten
  • i actually beat stuntman on ps2 when i was little. i just bought another copy because i lost my old copy

    Rooster NuggetRooster Nugget2 kuukautta sitten
  • Proud to say, I managed to complete both DMC 3 and Trials HD. But never again. XD

    Ettienne VorsterEttienne Vorster2 kuukautta sitten
  • I wish they bring a remake of god hand this was too fun to play i almost completed it 50 times.

    Aditya PrasadAditya Prasad2 kuukautta sitten
  • You guys are making it how old you are by spending so much focus on the 2000s. Games have never been so hard as the 1980s and have only gotten easier since then. Spread your genres out.

    withouta3withouta32 kuukautta sitten
  • If anyone here hasn’t tried to get into the trials series they mentioned you def should. Just last night I was trying one of the newest games extreme tracks for hours until I finally finished it. Pretty sure on the run I finished I fell about 300 times lmao

    jacob billupsjacob billups2 kuukautta sitten
  • 1:55 You almost hit the nail on the head. You're forgetting the fact that they're millions upon millions of Japanese that competed to be the best where we Americans didn't really care to beat the hardest mode on some of the hardest games. It goes for the same when creative aspects. Japan has lots of creative culture. Where as we want big trucks and beer

    brett foggbrett fogg2 kuukautta sitten
  • I have God Hand. It's brilliant

    dspl1991dspl19912 kuukautta sitten
  • "demon souls was technically the first soulsbourne game" technically you are both right and wrong. if we want to deconstruct what makes a soulsbourne game and considering the parallels between the worlds of dark souls and kings field i would go so far to say the first soulsbourne game was actually kings field.

    Chip ChapleyChip Chapley2 kuukautta sitten
  • "spEEEEEEEEEEEElunk"

    velkoonvelkoon2 kuukautta sitten
  • how did ghost and goblins not make this lol

    Pabel casimiroPabel casimiro2 kuukautta sitten
  • I beat all dmc games except one and 3 I beat dmc 4, 2, 5, and og on hardest difficulty

    diabloreapergamingdiabloreapergaming2 kuukautta sitten
  • I just came here to see what the "Weird text game was" good to know now...also ya'll stay awesome

    DarkReaper2597DarkReaper25972 kuukautta sitten
  • SPEE-Lunky

    The AndyThe Andy2 kuukautta sitten
  • ninja gaiden pissed me off too much. i was in iraq when the game came out and a boss was fucking me up. my homie started laughing and it tilted me so much i lost it. not many games have that effect. NG2 was frustratingly hard.

    Joseph GollaherJoseph Gollaher2 kuukautta sitten
  • I never thought spelunky was that hard.

    Qassayuli JohnQassayuli John2 kuukautta sitten
  • There's a difference between hard and plain unfair. Ninja Gaiden 2 was just unfair, the Sigma version for PS3 was still hard but fair.

    Der just4fun ZockerDer just4fun Zocker2 kuukautta sitten
  • I remember seeing the the two turtle boss and just shutting the game off cos I almost shit my self just beating one of those things.

    Daniel LeoDaniel Leo2 kuukautta sitten
  • 👍

    Adrian M ThePROAdrian M ThePRO2 kuukautta sitten
  • speeelunky.... lol

    Chris SickingerChris Sickinger2 kuukautta sitten
  • Spee-lunk? Lol Spla-unk.

    SgtMonkeyPirateSgtMonkeyPirate2 kuukautta sitten
  • SPEE lunk

    Power GloverPower Glover2 kuukautta sitten
  • QWOP?

    BlackHeartBlackHeart2 kuukautta sitten
  • man, some game back in the days where so hard its feels like legitimately rigged, go try the original armored core without Human+, you'll see why

    ZeroZero2 kuukautta sitten
  • well, if we're talking about dante must die, i think the dmc1 dmd was harder, that final fight with mundus man... fuck it....

    Joaquín KollerJoaquín Koller2 kuukautta sitten
  • FZERO pissed me off the most. I could be going full speed and boosting and the AI would still casually pass me.

    Darrell WilliamsDarrell Williams2 kuukautta sitten
  • I never had any issue with Ninja Gaiden, and I played all of them on the highest difficulty. Now the game that really made me cry in frustration as a kid was the ps2 Shinobi game, mainly the fight inside the volcano against that fire/lava moth thing. Good times...

    GamielXGamielX2 kuukautta sitten
  • It's already on steam. I think for a few years already.

    toh ping Tiangtoh ping Tiang2 kuukautta sitten
  • Vampire rain was the hardest game I ever played , on top of that , it was terrible

    Jo LewisJo Lewis2 kuukautta sitten
  • @4:47 why does that look exactly like Joe Santagato?

    Ahsan HussainAhsan Hussain2 kuukautta sitten
  • Oddworld! Abe's exodus

    J. V.J. V.2 kuukautta sitten
  • now i am kinda proud that i finished dmc 3 when ı was 13

    HerrAuronHerrAuron2 kuukautta sitten
  • I heard that ninja gaiden as well is easier in the west and the jp version is harder

    HerrAuronHerrAuron2 kuukautta sitten
  • have you ever played halo 2 on legendary?

    contest leadercontest leader2 kuukautta sitten
  • I love Godhand! I still have my physical copy. :3

    Zevra LunaZevra Luna2 kuukautta sitten
  • Played Ikaruga at my eldest brothers house when I finally got to meet my father's side, fell in love with it on my GameCube.

    Jok3r Th3 Jok3manJok3r Th3 Jok3man2 kuukautta sitten
  • In my opinion it doesn't matter which ninja gaiden game or souls game you play there all gonna be really hard no matter the difficulty.

    lancer255lancer2552 kuukautta sitten
  • I hated spelunky

    Septimus SolisSeptimus Solis2 kuukautta sitten
  • *Twisted Metal Black* went crazy laughing at this list.

    Scar MunsterScar Munster2 kuukautta sitten
  • God Hand was such an underrated gem. Great fighting system, great bosses, a story that was fun... Love everything about it.

    Dr. Drake RamorayDr. Drake Ramoray2 kuukautta sitten
  • Never had that problem with DMC3.

    Rick SchmitzRick Schmitz2 kuukautta sitten
  • Cuphead is the only game I liked, but I have given up on completing cause it was too hard for me. Im not used to plataformers

    nanoacidonanoacido2 kuukautta sitten
  • Can someone please tell me where this background music is from 2:09

    NeoNTiger F5 UnoNeoNTiger F5 Uno2 kuukautta sitten
  • Is the way he’s mispronouncing “spelunk” and “Spelunky” bothering anyone else?

    TavaneshTavanesh2 kuukautta sitten
    • Stephen Diggines not hatin on the man 🥺 he is a king in my eyes

      Phillip HelgrenPhillip HelgrenUukausi sitten
    • Falcon has yet to learn the letter e

      Stephen DigginesStephen DigginesUukausi sitten
    • omg his vid on naruto was terrible...

      here, have some water, manhere, have some water, manUukausi sitten
    • speeeelunky XD like its all one word falcon how could u fuck that up lmao

      Phillip HelgrenPhillip HelgrenUukausi sitten
    • I feel that lol

      Gabriel FernandesGabriel Fernandes2 kuukautta sitten
  • You have an oversight in your vid. Ikaruga was actually first available at home on Sega Dreamcast. It's a Sega game, after all. Get the facts straight.

    Zatoichi0710Zatoichi07102 kuukautta sitten
  • Cup head.

    Eric DEric D2 kuukautta sitten
  • Thanks for the callout to Dwarf Fortress. I think it's secretly a torture device for people with OCD. No other game has me waking up at night thinking about what went wrong the day before.

    dawangaidawangai2 kuukautta sitten
  • I played the shit out of stuntman when I was younger I was super good at I went back to it and now I'm horrible

    thecyborg kidthecyborg kid2 kuukautta sitten
  • Thanks for mentioning " I wanna be the guy" that game start the trolling and rage games genre. IWBTG sequels are also as hard as the first one

    SVISSMAIL dotnetSVISSMAIL dotnet2 kuukautta sitten
  • The Driver game

    Субан ЭсенгуловСубан Эсенгулов2 kuukautta sitten
  • GOD HAND IS MY JAM!!! I want it back!!!

    Bar_PirateBar_Pirate2 kuukautta sitten
  • You forget escape from tarkov. Game is hard and there is no choice

    Purple SlurpePurple Slurpe2 kuukautta sitten