The Best Action challenging difficult Games for Xbox One

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

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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.


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

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Hyper Light Drifter (2016)

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

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

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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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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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Dark Souls III (2016)

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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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Pukan Bye Bye (2018)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows

Created to enrage.


  • casual
  • retro
  • adventure
  • action
  • challenging
  • difficult

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10 Second Ninja X (2016)

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10 Second Ninja X is a 2016 platform game developed by Four Circle Interactive, and published by Curve Digital. The game was free for PlayStation Plus subscribers in March 2017.[5] The game was released on July 19, 2016 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows and Xbox One, and is planned to release on Nintendo Switch in 2021.[6][7]


  • ninja
  • robots
  • platform
  • action
  • fast-paced

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Castlevania: SotN (2020)

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The iconic game from the beloved Castlevania series finally comes to mobile. This direct port of the classic console action RPG lets you jump, dash and slash your way through Dracula’s vast castle as Alucard while encountering a unique array of enemies and characters along the way. Rediscover the world of Castlevania with one of its original groundbreaking games and renowned music and graphics.


  • boss
  • customization
  • old-school
  • boss-fight
  • achievements
  • controller-support
  • fight
  • skill
  • rpg
  • challenging
  • classic
  • difficult
  • battle

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