15 Super Hard Classic Game Bosses Who Made You Yell and Throw Your Controller
1. Atlas in Bioshock
In Bioshock, Andrew Ryan talks most of the time. However, your real enemy is the Adam-addicted Atlas. You must stab the guy with seven needles to beat him, a real cautionary tale for those who need a 12-step program.
2. Mike Tyson in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!
Surviving the first 90 seconds feels like an achievement, but putting Tyson down for the count is cause for celebration.
3. Goro in Mortal Kombat
The final opponent uses four arms and 12 fingers to smash you into bloody bits. Since this is Mortal Kombat, that statement should be taken literally.
4. M. Bison in Street Fighter II
He uses his sporty cape to distract you before launching himself like a missile at your most sensitive area. Beat him in your first 25 attempts to feel like a rock star.
5. Bowser in the Super Mario Bros. Series
Exactly how many castles does Bowser own? Does he keep a princess in each one? How did he become a more powerful real estate mogul than Lex Luthor?
6. Handsome Jack in Borderlands 2
Jack never shuts up, and his ruthless technological attack includes shields, clones and a devastating computerized weapon. When you finally beat him, though, you get to wear his face as a trophy.
7. Nemesis in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
For most of the game, Nemesis is absolutely unkillable. He randomly appears in rooms, attacks and then leaves if he loses the fight.
8. Ultimecia in Final Fantasy VIII
Ultimecia is a sorceress from the future who seeks to enslave mankind and become a deity. You must beat this would-be god six times. She's like an ex who won't stop texting.
9. Dark Samus in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Nobody wants to fight their evil half. Scott Pilgrim and Stephen King knew it, and anybody who has faced Dark Samus knows it. Anyone claiming to have beaten this boss on the first try is lying.
10. Kai Leng in Mass Effect 3
Kai Leng, an assassin with the disposition of an Internet troll, hates everything. His lightning-fast reflexes make him an impossibly difficult foe.
11. Lou the Devil in Guitar Hero III
He’s exactly what you don't need from the Guitar Hero franchise—another reason to feel bad about your dexterity.
12. The end of Bioshock Infinite
You must use a giant, imaginary bird to destroy three alternate universe blimps. Ammo is scarce and there are virtually unlimited waves of mini-bosses swarming the deck of your ship. People who beat this in 1999 mode, the hardest setting, are gaming rock stars.
13. Lavos in Chrono Trigger
Lavos means "big fire" in the game, which tells you everything you need to know about the fight itself. It's like attacking an active volcano from the inside.
14. Giygas in Earthbound
The war cry of Giygas will make your ears bleed, and this boss fight is so tough that you can't do it on your own. You have to pray for aid from friends you have made during the game.
15. Sephiroth in Kingdom Hearts II
Pick your poison: Is Sephiroth tougher in Kingdom Hearts II or Final Fantasy VII?