A great co-op arcade game that was ported to several consoles, Golden Axe is a lot of fun but seriously frustrating. Due to the game’s design, you have to be on the exact same plane of what I guess we’ll call existence to land a blow. On top of that, the bosses are near-invulnerable and even if you charge up your magic to full power, the bosses will shrug off your lightning bolts like dust on their shoulders.
11. Jurassic Park
We hope you don’t have anywhere to be for the next nine hours, because Jurassic Park has no intention of letting you leave any time soon. The game requires you to traverse the entire island in one go with nothing even close to a map or compass to help you. On top of that, there are difficult first-person battles with raptors inside a maze of corridors. Even if you get through all this, you’ll be treated to one of the worst endings in video game history: an aerial shot of an entirely featureless island with the JP logo slapped onto it. Hope it was worth it.
12. Mega Man
Mega Man is one of the most beloved video game series ever, but it got that reputation despite its mercilessly steep learning curve. Your platform jumping must be absolutely precise and even being a single pixel off means certain death. The first game in the franchise also doesn’t have some of the things that made the later installments easier, such as sliding and charging your mega buster. If you want a true old school challenge, Mega Man awaits. It’s always looking for more victims.