The Best Action challenging difficult Games

Update, : Steelrising added at rank #1.
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Steelrising (2022)

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Playstation 5 Xbox Series X PC Windows Xbox One

Paris, 1789. The French Revolution has been suppressed with bloodshed by Louis XVI and his merciless mechanical army. Aegis, a mysterious automaton masterpiece, must confront the king's army alone to save history in this challenging action-RPG.


  • rpg
  • boss
  • combat
  • historical
  • robots
  • boss-fight
  • steampunk
  • alternate
  • exploration
  • fight
  • action
  • narrative
  • political
  • challenging
  • difficult

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Flywrench (2015)

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Playstation 4 Mac OS PC Windows

Flywrench is a frenetic action game from the makers of Nidhogg about piloting an aerobatic ship through the depths of space.


  • platform
  • difficult
  • agenda
  • colour-coded
  • finely-honed
  • drum
  • zero-player
  • action
  • surgeon
  • bat
  • ninja
  • vertical
  • tough-as-nails
  • reflexes
  • challenging

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Hyper Light Drifter (2016)

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Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone Xbox One Playstation 4 Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with dangers and lost technologies.


  • boss
  • pixel
  • boss-fight
  • combat
  • post-apocalyptic
  • exploration
  • narrative
  • dungeon
  • rpg
  • difficult
  • cooperative
  • action
  • story
  • battle
  • challenging

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Hyperburner (2016)

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Hyperburner is a high-speed space flier set in a distant colonial solar system. "It really nails the feeling of being in control of an escaping spaceship in a sci-fi movie" - Touch Arcade

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  • futuristic
  • sci-fi
  • racing
  • endless
  • entertainment
  • fast-paced
  • sci-if
  • difficult
  • well-paced
  • runner
  • challenging
  • achievements
  • action
  • score

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Thymesia (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One Android Xbox Series X Playstation 5 PC Windows

Thymesia is a gruelling action-RPG with fast-paced combat and an intricate plague weapon system. In a kingdom where death spreads, play as a mysterious character known by the code name "Corvus". Prey upon your enemies, wield the power of disease and find the truth in your own memories.


  • boss
  • boss-fight
  • combat
  • fight
  • rpg
  • gothic
  • skill
  • fantasy

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Verlet Swing (2018)

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Mac OS IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows

Grab your hookshot and enter surreal fever dreams. An eccentric world where weird stuff happens. Where statues stare you down and you die on impact with any of your surroundings. That’s Verlet Swing – an abstract gauntlet that transforms into weirder and more challenging courses as you sail and soar through strange landscapes of koi fish, pizza slices and other bizarre obstacles. Key Features: 100 levels of fast-paced swinging action Increasingly surreal levels to swing through Progressively difficult gameplay. Only the best of swingers will reach the final levels! Test your swinging skills with leaderboards and Challenges mode


  • fast-paced
  • surreal
  • editor
  • level
  • abstract
  • 3d
  • platform
  • action
  • difficult
  • skill
  • challenging

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Rider Ketchapp (2017)

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Xbox One IOS iPhone Android

Feel the rush of riding our most extreme bikes, with x2 and x3 speed; pump the NITRO and get those extra HP you need to complete every single level with a perfect score. Here, you can choose your own favorite motorcycle and become master rider in flipping your bike. Features Complete Many Challenges Collect over 10 Awesome Bikes and moto rbike (including 4 Secrets) Complete all Levels Unlock Themes Compare your highscore with players worldwide Make insane stunts!


  • vehicle
  • entertainment
  • arcade
  • action
  • skill
  • challenging
  • difficult

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Wall Kickers (2018)

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IOS iPhone Android

Deftly dodging, swiftly scaling,. But don’t mistime cos if you drop,.

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  • entertainment
  • platform
  • quick-fire
  • side-on
  • arcade
  • casual
  • action
  • endless
  • bite-sized
  • vertical

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Dark Souls III (2016)

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Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows

Winner of Gamescom 2015 "Best RPG” and over 35 E3 2015 Awards and Nominations, DARK SOULS™ III continues to push the boundaries with the latest, ambitious chapter in the critically-acclaimed and genre-defining series. As fires fade and the world falls into ruin, journey into a universe filled with more colossal enemies and environments. Players will be immersed into a world of epic atmosphere and darkness through faster gameplay and amplified combat intensity. Fans and newcomers alike will get lost in the game hallmark rewarding gameplay and immersive graphics. Now only embers remain… Prepare yourself once more and Embrace The Darkness!


  • boss
  • boss-fight
  • rpg
  • combat
  • difficult
  • fantasy
  • fight
  • exploration
  • dark
  • battle

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Monster Blast (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4

It´s all about blasting Monsters. On randomly generated maps you are shooting your path to find the exit and move on to the next level.


  • bullet
  • shooter
  • time
  • casual
  • 3d
  • boss
  • challenging
  • funny
  • cartoony
  • difficult
  • rogue-like
  • farming

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