The Best Hardcore Games

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Update : War of Evolution added at rank #3.
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BANG (2022)

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Be one step ahead of your competitors, finding shortcuts, repairing your car in the pit lane, and dominating your opponents from the top-down view.

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  • shooter
  • mech
  • baseball
  • racing
  • hardcore
  • strategy
  • puzzle
  • modem
  • arcade
  • action
  • hands-down
  • missile
  • anime
  • top-down
  • block-pushing

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Brodefence (2018)

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All the Bro’s are in action again and save the world from invasion of the mutants! Take on the team management, Bro!


  • action
  • hardcore
  • parody
  • funny
  • achievements
  • aliens
  • wave
  • shooter
  • single-player
  • boss

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War of Evolution (2024)

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War of Evolution lets you control the development of a species from the very start of its evolutionary journey as a microscopic organism. Help your creature evolve from a tidal pool spore into a vivid and unique creature that can stand for itself and its species.

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  • open-ended
  • space
  • empire
  • isometric
  • hardcore
  • cute
  • exploration

4

The Wild Darkness (2020)

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IOS iPhone Android

Fixed some bugs and adjusted balancing of pet stats. Changed the rules for the appearance of the Ruins of Evil Boss.

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  • crafting
  • hardcore
  • management
  • survival

5

WindWings: Space Shooter (2020)

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In the future, people have developed to an advanced level of science and technology and began searching for distant planets in space. WindWings: Space Shooter, Galaxy Attack is a shoot’em up game genre with many new and modern improvements with lots of impressive points.

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  • mech
  • resource
  • hardcore
  • waves
  • real-time
  • endless
  • war
  • fantasy
  • bite-sized
  • buildings
  • experimental
  • sandbox
  • difficult
  • old-school
  • combat

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Bloons Supermonkey 2 (2016)

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Android

* 40+ bloon shredding powerups like Explosive Shots, Parallel Universe Monkey, and the Sun God. Ninja Kiwi is actively developing, supporting, and promoting channel creators on YouTube, Twitch, Kamcord, and Mobcrush.

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  • hardcore
  • entertainment
  • vertical-scrolling
  • shoot
  • defence
  • tower
  • pick-up-and-play
  • casual
  • skill
  • card
  • boss
  • arcade
  • challenging
  • action

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Urban Street Fighting (2021)

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Find the original fighting experience with this hardcore beat'em up game.
Defeats your opponents with amazing stunts and blows.
Full 3D, Action-packed with realistic physics, single player or local multiplayer, this game will bring you hours of fun.

Main Features:
-AAA Physic Engine
-AAA Graphic Engine
-Advanced AI engine, selectable difficulty
-6 characters
-5 sceneries
-180 animations
-Optional musics
-Realistics Sound Effects
-Solo Against Device or 2 Player Mode
-Multiple Combos
-Intuitive Controls

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  • hardcore
  • physics
  • realistic
  • local
  • fight
  • multiplayer

8

Pixel Game Maker Series THUNDER STRIKER (2022)

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Nintendo Switch

Pixel Game Maker Series THUNDER STRIKER is a vertical scrolling shooter with a retro flavor.
You can choose between a laser and a wide range of trajectories for your primary weapon, and three different power-ups for your subweapons!
Each weapon can be powered up to five levels.
so find the most advantageous combination for each stage and boss!

The enemies that stand in your way will attack you with a variety of weapons, including ballistic missiles and guided missiles.
In a pinch, use the Bomber for emergency evasion, and enjoy hardcore play!

The "Pixel Game Maker Series" is a series of games created using the action game creation software "Pixel Game Maker MV" that can be enjoyed on the Nintendo Switch™.

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  • scrolling
  • vertical
  • hardcore
  • retro
  • boss
  • shooter

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Sky Force 2014 (2014)

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Thank you for playing Sky Force 2014 - we've made it for you! Please do not forget to rate the game every time it gets updated.


  • super-destructive
  • shooter
  • arcade
  • scrolling
  • hardcore
  • raiden
  • top-to-bottom
  • bullet-hell
  • mech
  • vertical
  • achievements
  • stage
  • remake
  • four-person
  • resource

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