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10 Unique Video Game Difficulty Modes That Will Break You

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Manning Damant (1 day ago)
I beat Invisible Enemy mode in the RE Remake. 1/10 is good right?..... right? :D
Pavlo Tverdokhlib (3 days ago)
The Witcher 2- Insane. Not only is it Dark Mode-level difficult, it also includes perma-death and deletes your save when you die. Oh, and almost everything one-shots you. And failing some QTEs could kill you, too.
Storey Gillingham (4 days ago)
NGL, I watched this hoping to see something I've beaten on here. Turns out I need to get good.
Mediocrates Pseudonym (4 days ago)
X-Com Impossible Ironman should have been #1.  Not saying it's impossible, just saying it cannot be done.
Marcus Parris (6 days ago)
Stellaris iron man mode grand admril max marauders and fallen empires largest galaxy max ai on advanced starts
Jayden Montoya (6 days ago)
5:25 had me dying 🤣🤣🤣
USMarine21699 (7 days ago)
Akumu mode. Evil Within. YOU WILL DIE
nerevar x (8 days ago)
seriously if you wanna see a difficulty that will break you try perfect darks perfect dark mode and set everything to MAX. the game becomes fucking impossible to beat. THAT is a difficulty i would call "this will break you"
nerevar x (8 days ago)
also lol at resident evil remake modes. seriously? invisible enemy can be played on VERY EASY since its its own mode. when everything dies in 1-2 hits it doesnt matter if its invisible to begin with. one dangerous zombie? thats not even a difficulty setting seriously. its just 1 zombie beeing replaced by forest. and only in the 1st 3rd of the game. then he is fully gone. and he isnt even hard to avoid at all. and that is clearly not a difficulty setting. so it doesnt belong on such a list.
nerevar x (8 days ago)
pure survival mode on ds3 is not hard LOL. its all about planning ahead. its not really gonna break you seriously. classic mode is way harder due to the base guns beeing trash in that entry of the series. there is also hardcore mode. that one is easyly the most difficult mode. as 1 death = back to square 1.
Jaemin Chung (8 days ago)
What about Lunatic+ Classic in Fire Emblem Awakening?
Tyler Millay (9 days ago)
I’m quessing realistic in bo3 is here
Jordan Cull (10 days ago)
The Evil Within 2 Classic Mode. No autosaves, you can't upgrade your weapons or abilities and only get a total of 7 saves the entire playthrough. Now THAT was rough.
State of Opportunity (10 days ago)
The Shadows Rushed Me in Max Payne 3. I completed New York Minute Hardcore. It was brutal. I died twice on Becker (final boss) and had to start over from the very beginning. But damn, by my final run, I could waltz through the airport terminal using only 1 painkiller.
bogroman13 (10 days ago)
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus Mein Leben should have been included here too
Scarlett Fox (10 days ago)
I died probably 27 times in Metro 2033 on ranger mode, mostly because of ammo and filter shortage Edit: Where's Ultra Nightmare mode from DOOM 2016?
Leon Zealand (11 days ago)
expert mode Cuphead
FUBAR difficulty from Spec Ops The Line
kevin parmar (13 days ago)
Bruh wheres evil within that shit tough as hell the only game that gave me problems!!
OriginLost Born (13 days ago)
I have completed Hell and Hell mode, it took me 3 weeks, but I did it!
MonsterBackeKiller (13 days ago)
We'll L4D2 had realism mod ,which only completed 2% of all players ,those mutations stuff was way easier then that. Btw I'm one of those 2%.
Pierce Reisinger (13 days ago)
Why is NieR: Automata not on this list?
Warhammered (15 days ago)
One life mode in Ori and the Blind Forest. Only < 1% of Xbox or PC players have it. And I'm one of them :D
Diamond Apple (15 days ago)
Killing Floor Hell on Earth?
Florian Blanchard (16 days ago)
cousin oh argue dwmvgqy cry graduate display soul advantage.
Arewt roqewrtry (17 days ago)
Akumu? the evil within
Troy David (18 days ago)
FUCK THE FUCKING FUCK OUT OF HELL OR HELL MODE!!! I legit lost my sanity to that mode, the dreams/nightmares, the waking up at 5am sweating shouting "I'VE FIGURED IT OUT!" just to turn my console on and get molested again... Didn't complete it until last year, bought it at release 😭
Dominic Ybarra (18 days ago)
Ranger mode wasn't that hard. I never maxed out the ammo I could have and all my guns had suppressors after I could pay for them. Take it slow and it's a lot easier than you'd think... On Last Light, good luck.
King Kronos (20 days ago)
Doom 2016 and it's ultra nightmare mode?
MonadoBoiz (20 days ago)
I know the game is already 3 years old already, but come on man. How you gonna spoil the true ending of Bloodborne so casually like that?
Give me god of war is absolutely punishing
Ou Ydjh (21 days ago)
What about darksouls
EternalFlow07 (21 days ago)
DMD mode was harder than hell and hell
Landon Morrison (21 days ago)
RANGER MODE IS AWESOME!! (First played the game with Redux, didn't even know that mode was originally premium content 'shrug')
QuickdrawMacaw24 (21 days ago)
What about FNaF 20 modes? (4/20, 10/20, Aggressive Nightmare, 4/20, 10/20 and 50/20)
Corvo Attano (22 days ago)
European Extreme in MGS3 Snake Eater is the hardest difficulty i have ever played
Prohappywheeler_YT (23 days ago)
i love l4d2
AkumaDante12 (23 days ago)
Hell and Hell mode wasn't that difficult if you knew all the the counters to the bosses and had your timing down.
Barcode XD (23 days ago)
Where the fuck is UHVM from borderlands 2 and Minecraft hardcore
Scinohpytrid (23 days ago)
Ninja Gaiden, like any of them? I've played all of these games on the difficulties listed except for X-Com because I've never played it but they are babies compared to that game.
X (23 days ago)
I did the hell and hell me and nym hard mode saying it was difficult would be the understatement of the century i thought that i died like a hunderd times only coming out with the tiniest bar of health you can possibly or impossibly imagine if you want to feel bad about yourself and feel incompetent for not completing this be my guest if do not want to feel like that better be prepared to sit infront of your pc or console for hours on end so that you can finally get past a boss or that one fucking level for those who completed this you have my unconditional respect
Long-legged Table (24 days ago)
Minecraft's hardcore mode.
Anthony Parente (24 days ago)
What about that doom difficulty that resets the campaign when you die and it takes like 3 shots to kill you?
dekkubo boo (24 days ago)
gaming is love... gaming is life
Daren Creque (26 days ago)
YALL skipped DOOM ultra nightmare difficulty.
Henrik Høyrup (27 days ago)
And I have still not completed Wolfenstein 3D on "Can I play, daddy?" mode.... :/
DBKWK 9 (27 days ago)
What about halo with all skulls on legendary with a plasma pistol. Because I did
thunderstudent (28 days ago)
Wolfenstein "I am Death Incarnate" and FNAF:UCN 50/20 mode. Have fun kids!
Mesut Bektaş (28 days ago)
Rhienne C. (28 days ago)
No Nightmare Difficulty from Doom (eithewr the classic or the reboot will do)? How dare you not put it on the list.
TriNut (29 days ago)
Bleach is overrated? I usually get the opposite impression when it's mentioned, like in this video for example.
Smitty Number1 (29 days ago)
Extreme difficulty isn't that hard. It IS the best way to play though
Tim Jennings (29 days ago)
I beat it animal 10 year old
Rion Medeiros (30 days ago)
I’ve tried classic mode so many times In dead space 3 but could never beat it :(
ashton valero (30 days ago)
i beat the dmc hell and hell mode but only due to spam and being very good at neros throttle timings on his sword giving me mobility
mega xtrime (30 days ago)
Sniper elite 3? I done that and it didn't brake me, though it was hard
MatteV2 (1 month ago)
Eeehr, I finished both Metro Games on Ranger Hardcore.. It's not that hard. In Metro Last Light there were QUIITE a lot of forced combat arenas with bullet spongy enemies however, which was quite frustrating..
Silent But Dudley (1 month ago)
Death March in Witcher 3 is hellish.
WaterCrane (1 month ago)
How about the original Nightmare difficulty on Doom and Doom II?
Kolopomo Kolopomo (1 month ago)
Spec ops the Line max difficulty is fun
The Neon Camper (1 month ago)
The last of us grounded mode?
TheOverlord818 (1 month ago)
I always remember when i tried to play Sniper Elite 3 in authentic, so authentic that made a german who was firing a nebelwerfer hear the shot of my welrod about 5 meters from his position, while the nebelwerfer was making the loudest noise as possible while firing, after that shit, i didn't play the game anymore
Cathair 929 (1 month ago)
I haven’t beat any of these but I beat sniper elite 4 on authentic plus with no manual saves
Bingus Dingus (1 month ago)
No V.Hard on Nier:Automata? You get one shot by every enemy and can’t use the lock on for your robot.
The Puppet Master (1 month ago)
Skyrim on Legendary mode is like the hardest time I have had killing a level 5 Draugr XD
Raul frutis (1 month ago)
I beat Mincraft of survival mode 😎
Matthew Zablocki (1 month ago)
Bleach if overrated though. 😕😕
Wallop Lmao (1 month ago)
Pour one out for the one who stops the vid 15 seconds before mid roll ads
Christopher B (1 month ago)
Try ranger hardcore with just a knife challenge. It sucks
Obviously Not Julian (1 month ago)
Metro on Ranger Survival Hardcore is one of the best experiences I ever had in a game.
Derek Radabaugh (1 month ago)
I'm surprised devil may cry 4 made number 1 and its true after I deafeted it in hell mode well my hands were numb and in pain but at least I accomplished it yay.
George Boulden (1 month ago)
You know what's tough jumping into g rank with low rank armor and weapons in monster hunter
Aidan Tucker (1 month ago)
BO3 Campaign: Realistic Mode
Mixar Saarivuori (1 month ago)
No ultra nightmare from doom.
Kalahification (1 month ago)
Those "P.S." videos at the end are really getting annoying. There's already a request for sharing, liking and subscribing (which is already pretty boring) at the beginning, so another one at the end is just desperate.
Joey Underwood (1 month ago)
I’m a bit late but I do agree with these people! DOOM’s Ultra Nightmare Difficultly should’ve been on here!!! Awesome video either way! 🖤
Justeun Gars (1 month ago)
God of war 2s titan mode will break you
BaranZenon (1 month ago)
Finished Ranger mode, since this is the only way you should play Metro games, duh. And Classic mode in Dead Space 3, becouse its unlock the Engineer armor for Isaac! Also I would suggest Ori and the Blind Forest difficulty mode. That game wants you dead, there are many instant-I-dont-care-how-many-life-points-you-have death traps, the game requires split second reaction times and the knowledge where everything is. And in this mode not only everything that does not kill you in one hit smacks you so hard that it realy does not matter, like in hard mode that much, like in hard mode, but if you die ONCE (my first walkthrough took like over 1000 deaths, the second only 50) its game over, you need to restart the howl thing (you can also save scum by manually uploading the save file from the game folder everytime and then, but thats cheating and who would do that). Also Glass Soul mod for Hollow Knight - that guy who made that mod is INSANE! Its basically rework of HKs Steel Soul, a mode where if you die once its over and you need to start the game from scraps). But in Glass Soul if you get hit ONCE its over.
Zach Leonard (1 month ago)
I now have a reason to finish DMC4 :D
James Jones (1 month ago)
Knight And SpaceShip (1 month ago)
Ultimate vault hunter mode from borderlands 2? Enemies have 4x more HP then the normal mode (2x then true vault hunter mode) and the enemies have health regen! even if you are hitting them! meaning your DPS has to be higher then there HP Regen rate to even damage the goddamn enemy. Also it scales the enemies at your level (mostly 0-2+ levels higher then you) Aleast the mode improves alot slag which is useless in the other modes but it's annoying at the same time as you gotta switch to a slag weapon and once the enemy is slagged, switch to another weapon. This mode is nothing like the first two modes and makes you change your style of gameplay if you even want to have a chance. alot people just stick to true vault hunter because of its huge difficulty difference. aleast on the pre-sequel they made it much more forgiving.
Luke Watson (1 month ago)
metro 2033 and metro last night i have completed on hardcore ranger mode
Mr. Mister (1 month ago)
Battlefield 1 should have made the list
BlueDarterz (1 month ago)
No witcher 2 insanity mode? I am hurt inside
Soul Spear (1 month ago)
Is it bad that I have done all of these? :o You missed Extreme Hardcore Diablo mode. Die once, the game self deletes...
budaroddy (1 month ago)
I beat 3rd to 1st many times lol
Matthew Candela (1 month ago)
Ultra-Nightmare for Doom 2016?!?!???!??!???!?
Jared Greathouse (1 month ago)
Give me God of War.... Idc what anyone says
MB ABBAS (1 month ago)
he forgot hitman absolution purist mode
Ostrich Banana (1 month ago)
Hyper hexagonest
CapHowdy (1 month ago)
Easily the toughest mode in any game I have ever tried was Last of us grounded mode. I played the game on the PS3 before this difficulty was added, so when I got the PS4 remaster I clicked on it thinking it was the equivalent of Uncharted's crushing mode. Boy was I wrong. I went from essentially finishing the game on hard mode on the PS3, skipping crushing and going all the way to grounded, all because I was not paying attention. I did manage to complete the game in that mode, and while it did make for some frustrating moments (especially the boss fight in the gym), but the sense of achievement at the end was something else.
CapHowdy (1 month ago)
Enemy Unkown?
Branden Lucero (1 month ago)
Invisible Enemy was easy as shit. and One Dangerous Zombie is not a mode, it's a feature. Also, Hell or Hell mode only adopts "Sons of Sparda" difficulty, which is a step below Dante Must Die.
Pedro Chiriboga (1 month ago)
Im an anime fan and I do believe bleach is overrated, as well as naruto :v
KeterLordFR (1 month ago)
Glad I ran into this video, I've just finished Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux in Survival/Ranger Hardcore mode within one week, and it freaking broke me because the ennemies detection range and reaction speed are insane. Even hiding deep in the shadows cannot avoid you being detected anymore and you die in 3 hits. Thankfully, they didn't remove the checkpoints, so you don't have to worry about having to redo the whole level or even game. I've also finished Dead Space 3 in all modes and difficulties, and here's a funny thing : it took me the same amount of time to beat it in easy difficutly and in classic mode, with a difference of just one minute.
Moving Parts Gaming (1 month ago)
The Dead Space one sounds like what the game should have been. Also, XCOM impossible isn't that hard, you just have to play it like a rogue-like and practice.
Moving Parts Gaming (1 month ago)
Bleach is overrated. A good anime shouldn't go over 24 episodes.
thedriver (1 month ago)
How about playing a strong chess engine like stockfish witch is rated like 3300 witch is impossible to beat for a human basically it can crush any grand master in a game of chess the strongest human is rated under 2900
SeedenTurtle380 (2 months ago)
the most difficult game mode is lag

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