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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Difficult, according to gamer reviews.

Title, date, platforms and price Score Rating
97% 121,963 votes
95% 186,835 votes
96% 71,582 votes
97% 13,444 votes
97% 6,379 votes
97% 6,359 votes
94% 61,621 votes
97% 3,652 votes
97% 3,712 votes
97% 3,272 votes
95% 8,461 votes
93% 39,770 votes
96% 2,879 votes
91% 185,426 votes
96% 2,572 votes
93% 11,330 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Difficult is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Difficult, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Indie 71%
  2. Singleplayer 70%
  3. Action 63%
  4. 2D 50%
  5. Adventure 39%
  6. Casual 35%
  7. Platformer 30%
  8. Pixel Graphics 29%
  9. Atmospheric 27%
  10. Puzzle 26%
  11. Arcade 24%
  12. Retro 23%
  13. Strategy 21%
  14. Colorful 21%
  15. Side Scroller 16%
  16. Cute 16%
  17. Funny 15%
  18. Great Soundtrack 15%

The Difficult tag is used to describe games that are known for their high level of challenge and difficulty. These are games that often require precision, quick reflexes, strategic thinking, and perseverance to overcome. The difficulty in these games can range from challenging but fair to brutally punishing.

When a game is labeled as difficult, it means that the gameplay mechanics, enemy encounters, puzzles, or overall progression present significant obstacles and require skillful play to overcome. These games typically have a steep learning curve and may push players beyond their comfort zones.

Some common characteristics of difficult games include:

  • Tough Enemies or Bosses Difficult games often feature formidable enemies or bosses with complex attack patterns and behaviors. These adversaries may require careful observation and strategic decision-making to defeat.
  • Precise Controls Many difficult games demand precise control inputs from the player. Mastery of the game's controls is vital for success, as even small mistakes can lead to failure.
  • Limited Resources or Save Points Some challenging games limit the resources available to the player or only provide infrequent save points/checkpoints. This adds an additional layer of pressure on players as they must carefully manage their resources and progress cautiously through levels.
  • Punishing Consequences In difficult games, failure often comes with harsh consequences such as losing progress or having to restart from earlier checkpoints. This heightens the stakes during gameplay.

Examples of video games known for their difficulty include:

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice FromSoftware's action-adventure game featuring relentless combat encounters against formidable foes set in a dark feudal Japan setting.
  • Cuphead A run-and-gun side-scrolling game with challenging boss battles and distinctive 1930s cartoon visuals.
  • Dark Souls An action RPG series renowned for its punishing difficulty, intricate world design, and demanding combat mechanics.

Difficult games can offer a unique sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when players overcome their challenges. They often attract gamers who enjoy testing their skills, embracing the thrill of conquering seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

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