The 15 most Difficult Video Games of these years. For Those Who are Not Afraid of Anything! P2

The 15 most difficult video games of these years: for those who are not afraid of anything!( part 2 )
So many ways to prove yourself (and to get hurt)
8. Dead Cells
Dead Cells may seem like one of many rogue-style games, but after spending some time on it, you will see that it deviates a lot for several reasons. At the beginning of the gameplay, a series of interconnected corridors, collectibles and enemies to defeat are explored. All of this is reminiscent of Metroidvania-style games, as there are many secrets to discover and power-ups to be obtained. As you proceed along the paths, you will collect scrolls that will allow you to increase your Brutality, Tactics and Survival (which will change your health and the damage inflicted with specific weapons). The enemies are merciless and many fire bullets or attack in groups. Health is an extremely limited resource and will increase as you progress through the game, even if the protagonist is really weak at first. Boss fights are very strenuous and, depending on your character structure, will require different skills to overcome them.
7. Darkest Dungeon
Darkest Dungeon is a role-playing video game belonging to the turn-based strategy genre, with a roguelike component. Here you will be the leader of a group of adventurers who seek to liberate the estate that you have inherited from its fateful inhabitants. Each of the dungeons you enter will be filled with traps and items to discover, as well as teeming with enemies. As you progress through the dungeons, you will be equipped with a slowly extinguishing torch: the dimmer the light, the weaker your party becomes. There is an evident relationship between risk and reward in this game: will you be able to enter the dungeon with the hope of finding a treasure, or will you die at the hands of your enemies?
6. The Binding of Isaac
The Binding of Isaac is a rogue video game developed by Edmund Mcmillen (creator of Super Meat Boy). You will take on the role of Isaac, a young boy whose mother took away all his belongings to protect him from the outside world. Each path begins in a basement: here you will explore a series of rooms inspired by the dungeons of The Legend of Zelda, as well as being filled with enemies, treasures and secrets. There are at least 200 types of enemies and each of them has specific attacks that you need to know before entering a room, as there are also many traps and bullets that you will be busy dodging. There are also 550 collectibles that change Isaac’s appearance, giving him new abilities; many of these are useful, but other items can further complicate your journey.
5. Enter The Gungeon
In Enter the Gungeon, your goal is to advance through a series of automatically generated floors, wiping out waves of enemies and trying to stay alive. As you descend into the depths of the dungeon, you will need to have great will and skill to proceed, due to increasingly stronger enemies and scarcity of resources. Each enemy has a specific attack system, which becomes a real nightmare with the bosses. Movement is essential, as is seeking shelter at the right time. There are over 200 weapons available throughout the Gungeon and each one has its own skills that you will need to learn to wield quickly in order to use them to your advantage. With limited health and challenging enemies, you’ll need to make the most of your arsenal to emerge victorious.
4. Super Meat Boy
Super Meat Boy is the successor to the 2008 flash game Meat Boy, which stars a piece of meat on a mission to save his girlfriend. When it came out in 2010, everyone immediately noticed its incredible difficulty. It starts out as a simple platformer, introducing new elements and mechanics as you progress through the various levels; but after getting carried away with the controls, you will come across spikes, circular saws and other dangers. Super Meat Boy requires patience and extreme precision in the various levels. Fortunately, when you die, Meat Boy regenerates immediately, throwing you back into the fray without delay. For those who want something even more difficult, the game also features “Dark World”, available only after completing a certain area. This remix of levels will test your nerves.
3. Cuphead
On the surface, Cuphead would seem easy. The 1930s inspiration reminds us of the first cartoons, as well as the feelings of familiarity and comfort; what you can’t understand until you play it is that this feeling of comfort doesn’t exist at all: Cuphead is a run-and-gun video game with really tough boss fights.
2. Nioh
The penultimate game on the list brings us to a comparison with the “Soulsborne” video game series, due to the grueling fights and boss fights; yet Nioh differs in a more offensive fighting style. During the battle the movements are very fluid and help to reduce the possible damage: your High Stance gives you more damage, sacrificing speed; Mid Stance gives a more balanced approach to combat and Low Stance favors speed over damage. Understanding the enemy and finding the right moment to move between the different positions can determine the fate of the encounter. The boss fights are the strengths of the game, where the difficulty is felt even by the most experienced players, as the bosses leave very few opportunities to attack. Understanding the different fighting skills, as well as the differences between different equipment, requires a deep understanding of game statistics.
1. Dark Souls / Bloodborne / Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Unsurprisingly, From Software’s well-known video game series tops the list. It is difficult to imagine, in the last ten years, a series that is so complex from start to finish. Starting with Demon’s Souls, passing through the Dark Souls series in Bloodborne and with the most recent Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, these video games have taught gamers a lot. Whenever you die in one of the Soulsborne, you often retrace your steps, fighting to get to the enemy who defeated you and have your own revenge.
Combat is the basis of these games and it is not at all easy: the most inexperienced players usually approach an enemy without knowing how to fight, but they hone their technique once they have learned the attacks. Each encounter is like a puzzle to be solved while waiting for the right moment to attack; every time you die you get smarter and after hundreds of inevitable deaths, you may be able to win.