Dying once in a game isn’t a big deal. You go back to the area you died in with intentions on not failing again. However, twenty deaths later in the same area or place begins to cause anger to build. Before you know it, you take your controller and throw it on the floor. You have officially just performed a rage quit.
In the gaming world, there are hundreds of rage inducing games out there. Hate them or love them, rage quit games are still considered amazing to play and many—including us here at Honey’s Anime—love them. Thus to show our love to these extremely hard and sometimes irritating games, we’ve crafted a list to share with you all. Welcome one and all to our Top 10 Rage Quit Games. Let us head straight into some of the toughest and hardest games ever.
- System: Arcade, Famicom/NES, PC, MS-DOS
- Publisher: Konami
- Developer: Konami
- Release Dates: Feb 20, 1987
The year is 2633 and evil is afoot! An evil group known as the Red Falcon Organization plans on taking over the entire world. Two commandos with expertise in fighting—Bill Rizer and Lance Bean—are sent into battle the Red Falcon Organization in a newly formed base. If these two should lose the entire world will face a great crisis. However, in this newly formed base a truth lies waiting to be exposed and the commandos are about to face that truth head on!
Contra is easily one of our favorite old school games from the late 80s. However, our happy memories of Contra aren’t all happy. Death in Contra came from everything and everywhere and often led us and many other gamers to rely on using the famous Konami code for extra lives. Contra was—and still is—an impressive game but it is easily one of the hardest games we’ve ever played. Thus why Contra earns the privilege of being number 10 on our Top 10 Rage Quit Games list.
- System: Family Computer Disk System, NES/Famicom, Arcade, PC
- Publisher: Konami
- Developer: Konami
- Release Dates: Sept 26, 1986
The legendary vampire Dracula has once again come to life. Simon Belmont—a powerful vampire hunter—has went to Dracula’s castle to do battle with him and end his life once and for all. However, to get to Dracula won’t be an easy task for Simon. Several large monsters stand before Simon guarding their master. Simon must use his mighty whip and defeat these foes to hopefully reach Dracula before he can escape into the world and cause chaos.
Many gamers know about the more recent Castlevania games such as Castlevania: Lords of Shadow or Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow. Though back in 1986 Castlevania released the very first title in the franchise and even today it is considered by most to be the hardest released. Castlevania’s hard difficulty comes from several factors such as the hard controls and tough boss fights. Though many—including us—have somehow been able to beat Castlevania and stand proud. If you consider yourself someone who loves tough games, you should try out Castlevania. Just be prepared to see a game over screen every few minutes…
8. Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening
- System: PS2, PS3, Xbox 360
- Publisher: Capcom Production Studio 1
- Developer: Capcom
- Release Dates: Mar 1, 2005
Before Dante became the legendary demon hunter many know him as, Dante was young and even wilder than now. His twin brother Virgil has plans on taking over the world using his demonic powers. Dante having just opened up his business—aptly titled Devil May Cry—finds himself now tasked with defeating his brother along with all the demons Virgil has summoned. Arming himself with his trusty sword and twin guns ebony and ivory, Dante heads out towards a large tower in the distance. Dante’s quiet night is about to become a loud party and Dante’s various battles are about to be the main attraction.
Devil May Cry 1 and 2 were tough games, that we can all say without a doubt. However, Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening—the prequel game of the series—is hands down the hardest title of the franchise. If you somehow got through the game on the normal difficulty, you could try the Dante Must Die mode and get even more frustrated as Dante’s health bar basically becomes mute as you only can take one hit before receiving a game over screen. Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening was indeed a challenging game but nevertheless was extremely fun and made us smile as we finally took down a boss that beat us for ten to twenty minutes. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of trying out Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening you’re missing out one of the coolest—yet rage inducing—games of the series.
- System: PS4
- Publisher: Koei Tecmo, Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Developer: Team Ninja
- Release Dates: Feb 7, 2017
The Amrita, a powerful stone that holds an unknown source of great power. In the current war with Spain, Queen Elizabeth I seeks the Amrita to gain a means of defeating the Spanish army. With a need to find the Amrita stone, a traveler named Edward Kelley gets taken prisoner thanks to his guardian Saoirse who could be used to locate the stones. While Saoirse helps Edward is able to escape but ends up losing the guardian to his captors. Now Edward must travel to Japan to reclaim his stolen guardian. However, when Edward reaches his destinations he sees before him a nightmarish setting of death and destruction…
Koei Tecmo has been known or making many games such as Dynasty Warriors. However, while their other titles have been easy to play games, Nioh stands as easily one of the most insanely hard third person titles we’ve played in a long while. Players will need to learn the unique sword system in Nioh if they hope to win against the various foes before them. Nioh is visceral and extremely fast paced but that makes the game all the more exciting to take on. Seriously though, don’t be surprised to find yourself cursing a lot…and we mean a lot.
- System: PS4
- Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
- Developer: From Software
- Release Dates: Mar 24, 2015
What is a dream? What is a nightmare? Hunter, you are in a world of both dream and nightmare. Before you horrible beasts roam the land killing and maiming in an endless cycle. You and other hunters have been tasked with killing these horrible monstrosities but your fellow hunters are not to be trusted. In this mysterious world, the hunt has begun and sanity knows no man or woman…
From Software has always been known for making tough games—just look at their Dark Souls series—though Bloodborne is easily one of their toughest games ever. Unlike the more defensive Dark Souls franchise, players of Bloodborne must use quick movements and constant attacks/parries if they hope to survive against the various foes before them. Bloodborne isn’t for the faint of heart as the combat and story are incredibly brutal and very unforgiving to new gamers. Veterans of the Dark Souls series who wish to find a new challenge will have no problems finding one in Bloodborne for the PS4. Just don’t be afraid to take a break every so often to let the rage die out a bit.
- System: NES/Famicom
- Publisher: Rare, Arc System Works, Mindscape
- Developer: Tradewest, Masaya, Sega, Mindscape
- Release Dates: Jun, 1991
On a journey transporting Princess Angelica, things seem to be going well. Pimple—a Battletoad—and the princess go for a nice drive together but are suddenly attacked. They soon learn their attacker comes in the form of the Dark Queen. Pimple quickly sends out a signal to his friends Rash and Zits as well as Professor T. Bird that they have been captured and need help. Rushing to save the princess and their friend, the Battletoads head out without delay!
Back in the late 80s and early 90s tons of beat ‘em ups released on numerous consoles. While most were insanely tough one of the hardest by far was Battletoads. Even with a friend, Battletoads was brutal and would be known as having one of the hardest levels ever in gaming known as the Turbo Tunnel. Though even after dying hundreds of times—which may or may not have happened to us here at Honey’s Anime—Battletoads is addicting and pleasing to play. You can’t go wrong with this classic rage quit title known as Battletoads.
4. Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
- System: Super NES, GBA
- Publisher: Capcom
- Developer: Capcom, Capcom USA, Nintendo
- Release Dates: Oct 4, 1991
Brave knight Arthur finds himself in an all too familiar situation. The princess has been taken by evil demons and Arthur must go forth valiantly to save her. The princess’ captor this time is Emperor Sardius who plans on using her to find an ancient treasure known as the Goddess’s Bracelet. Regardless of who he must face, Arthur armors up and prepares for another challenging adventure. Though can Arthur save the princess—again—and make it out alive!? Find out in Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts.
Beating any game is already a daunting task, especially in the older days of gaming. However, Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts makes that challenge even harder by having the player have to beat the game not once but twice. Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts challenges players with endless enemies, tough boss encounters and tons of various traps the players have to deal with. If you want an old school challenge unlike any other on this list we fully recommend Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts. Though we did warn you ahead of time how hard this game is so don’t get mad at us here at Honey’s Anime if you die a lot.
3. Super Meat Boy
- System: Xbox 360, PC, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Android
- Publisher: Team Meat
- Developer: Team Meat
- Release Dates: Oct 20, 2010
Meat Boy and Bandage Girl were enjoying their together until Dr. Fetus came and ruined the date! Bandage Girl has been taken by the horrible Dr. Fetus and now Meat Boy must come to her aid! Though Dr. Fetus won’t make Meat Boy’s journey an easy one. Covering his path, Dr. Fetus has placed various foes and terrible traps to impede Meat Boy’s progress. However, Meat Boy won’t let death stop him as he gets back his girlfriend and stop the evil Dr. Fetus.
Coming in at number 3 on our list of Top 10 Rage Quit Games is Super Meat Boy and we’re sure many who have played it can understand why. This 2D platformer makes games like N+ and No Time to Escape look like walks in the park. Super Meat Boy requires extreme precision with every jump you take and one small mistake typically leads to death. Levels only get harder and most boss fights can take players dozens of tries to defeat. Though it might be extremely frustrating, Super Meat Boy handles so well that you never feel like a death comes from the game but only blame yourself. Thus, Super Meat Boy might be a tough game but we still recommend playing it whenever you can, though just bring a supreme level of patience with you so you don’t launch your controller at the wall.
2. Dark Souls
- System: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
- Publisher: FromSoftware
- Developer: FromSoftware
- Release Dates: Sept 22, 2011
Long ago a curse fell upon humanity when the Age of Fire began to die out. Gwyn tried to make an ultimate sacrifice to stop the flame from going out but in doing so cursed humanity with an undead plague. Humans would eventually suffer as their mortal bodies began to rot and their minds began to shatter as time passed. You also have met with this undead curse and have been rotting away in a prison for an unknown time. However, one day you are able to escape and now you are tasked with saving the flame or letting it die to hopefully end the curse.
Earlier in this article we mentioned Dark Souls and we know many of you were wondering if we’d have it on the list. Well folks, this wouldn’t be a Top 10 Rage Quit Games listing without Dark Souls, plain and simple. Brutal gameplay, tons of death and hundreds of things to kill you makes Dark Souls easily one of the most crushing adventure games ever. However, with each death you as a player will get stronger and learn how to handle the battle better. Trust us folks, Dark Souls may be tough but it’s not unbeatable and with some patience and skill you’ll defeat it just like we did.
1. Ninja Gaiden Black
- System: Xbox, Xbox 360
- Publisher: Tecmo
- Developer: Team Ninja
- Release Dates: Sept 20, 2005
The powerful and legendary Dark Dragon Blade has been guarded by the Hayabusa clan for some time. Though tragedy strikes when young Ryu Hayabusa is away on a mission to take down a Shadow Clan Hideout that has recently popped up. Ryu is met by Ayane—a female shinobi from Ryu’s clan—and warns him of an evil man named Doku who is attacking the village and begs Ryu to hurry home. Upon arriving to the village, Ryu confronts Doku but quickly loses and is left to die. However, death can’t stop Ryu and he returns to life to seek revenge against Doku and reclaim the Dark Dragon Blade.
If you want a rage inducing game then look no further folks. Coming in at number one on our Top 10 Rage Quit games is Ninja Gaiden Black. Acting as an updated entry to Ninja Gaiden which released in 2004, Ninja Gaiden Black made things easier for some but even with reduced difficulty, Ninja Gaiden Black was and is incredibly tough. Bosses come at you with ferociousness and even regular enemies love to swarm you when your defenses are down. Button mashing will get you nowhere and the only way to survive is to learn how to dodge and properly time attacks. Though once you beat Ninja Gaiden Black you get a true feeling of accomplishment and then can stand with those who have also beaten this incredibly tough game on the hardest difficulty.
Rage quit games aren’t a bad thing that much we can all agree on. As tough as these games are, the feeling of beating a tough boss that has beat you tons of times is so gratifying and really makes you breathe a sigh of relief. That sense of accomplishment isn’t found in all games and that’s why rage quit games are the best if you want to feel like you did something only a few other gamers could do. Have you played and or beat any of the titles above? Comment your success stories—or possibly failure tales—down below and for more articles like this one stick to us here at Honey’s Anime.