Difficult games are those that challenge players with complex gameplay mechanics, tough puzzles, strategic decisions, or demanding skill requirements. Here are some characteristics of difficult games:

  1. High Difficulty Curve: These games progressively increase in difficulty, requiring players to master mechanics and strategies to progress.

  2. Skill-Based Challenges: They often test players' reflexes, precision, timing, and decision-making under pressure.

  3. Complex Puzzles: Difficult games may feature intricate puzzles or problem-solving tasks that require deep thinking and experimentation.

  4. Steep Learning Curve: Players may need to invest time in learning game mechanics and strategies before achieving success.

  5. Limited Resources or Lives: Some difficult games restrict resources or lives, making mistakes costly and requiring careful planning.


Examples of difficult games include "Dark Souls" series known for its challenging combat and exploration, "Super Meat Boy" with its precise platforming challenges, and puzzle games like "The Witness" which presents intricate puzzles requiring logical thinking. Difficulty in games can vary widely based on player experience and personal preferences