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  • zackaria-william-lachance - February 16, 2013 6:30 p.m.

    lou guitar hero 3
  • Oathbetrayer - November 27, 2012 12:31 a.m.

    This is a hard one I will list my faves Dark Souls- Bell Gargoyles: Fighting on top of a building, 2 enemies of stone, great view. FFX-Jecht: I got into the game and killing your dad would be so hard. FFX-Lady Yunalesca: She is in multiple Final Fantasy games, Sexy, Evil, Medusa...really really hard if you don't know what your up against. FF8-Adel: Same thing except a hideous sorcerer and killing your woman. AND you can't leave once you enter. Also hard if you depend on GF's. FF8-Ultimecia: she shatters you out of time and out of the battle, she is the Ultimate villain. FF7- Terrible game in my opinion, but what a bamf boss. Multiple fights with a one winged angel. Yes ff games tend to have the best bosses because of the STORY that all games lack today.
  • Broddeb - November 11, 2012 5:42 a.m.

    Has to be the Capra Demon from Dark Souls. Not because he was epic or anything like that, it is just because it took me ages to beat him and the feeling of chivalry I got after I finally beat him! Dman him and his lapdogs!
  • jeremy-warner - November 10, 2012 9:27 p.m.

    KH II and the fight with Xemnas fer sure
  • Lazerbox - November 10, 2012 1:43 p.m.

    Hades from God of War 3
  • GameManiac - November 10, 2012 9:36 a.m.

    This is the type of article that should have over 100 entries.
  • LordRetro - November 10, 2012 8:10 a.m.

    Luca Blight, from Suikoden II. He steamrolls over 3 complete parties, gets shot by an entire battalion of archers, and then still has enough to take you on in a 1 on 1 duel. He also has an interesting why he's evil background. Not to mention his complete and utter evilness when you first meet him. He's personally executing villagers in a peaceful city he's razing to the ground. After killing one man a woman is brought up to him. Woman: "P...please...stop!" Luca Blight: "All you worms can do is plead! You really want to live so badly?" Woman: "Y...yes...I...I'll do anything...just...don't kill....." Luca: "Is that right...In that case, act like a pig." Woman: "Huh?" Luca: "I said act like a pig!!!" Woman: "Yes, yes..." (crawling on ground) "Oink...oink...oink..." Luca: "Hoo Hoo. Ha ha ha ha ha! He he he ha ha ha!!! Very good!!!" Woman: "So that means...?" Luca: "Die Pig!!!!" (slashes her twice with his sword)
  • moath-bin-hafez - November 10, 2012 8:02 a.m.

    i think your memory of nights is rusty, puffy is the boss of Splash Garden.
  • robin-nelson - November 9, 2012 10:20 p.m.

    It would have to be Yami from Okami. A fight that just never seemed to end. And when it finally did? The most rewarding thing ever!
  • Corsair89 - November 9, 2012 9:10 p.m.

    Gary Oak from Pokemon Red/Blue. It wasn't that he was evil, it's just that he was a complete and total prick, which somehow made him worse. He was arrogant, snarky, confrontational, and smug. He was always one step ahead. His Pokemon were always 3 or 4 levels higher. He beat every gym leader first so the sign by the door always has his name above mine. But his worse attribute was his timing. He always forced a battle at the absolute worst time. I will always remember battling through a Team Rocket occupied Silph Co. building. Fighting dozens of grunts and trying to make my way through an office building were the architect decided the best form of transportation is via random teleport pads(I hope they hung him). After two hours of battles and a maze of teleports, I was tired and my Pokemon were tired. I turned a corner and BAM, there he was. He forced a battle right there and then and it was over before it began. And his party was beefed up. They were all fully evolved and at very high levels. He wiped the floor with me. To this day, Arcanine scares me every time I see one. ...and then there was the Elite Four. After fighting and beating the toughest trainers in all the land, the moment you've been fighting for this whole time, this happens... LANCE: "That's it! I hate to admit it, but you are a POKEMON master! I still can't believe my dragons lost to you! You are now the POKEMON LEAGUE champion!" ME: "YEAH! I'm the best! Around! Nothing's ever gonna keep me..." LANCE: "...Or, you would have been..." Me: "...what?" LANCE: "...but you have one more challenge ahead. You have to face another trainer! ME: "No..." LANCE: "He beat the ELITE FOUR before you! He is the real POKEMON LEAGUE champion! His name is..." ME: "Don't you FUCKING say it!" LANCE: "...Gary!" ME: "GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!" I've never wanted to destroy someone as completely as him at that moment. I wasn't going to stop until he was in a pool of his own blood. The battle itself was an all out war. Neither of us held anything back. The final pokemon on each side was our starters. Charizard vs. Blastoise. Watching Charizard gave that finishing Fire Blast was one of the most satisfying moments of any game and watching Gary drop to his knees in defeat was pure elation.
  • BHawk5993 - November 9, 2012 5:26 p.m.

    Well, it may not be very hard or challenging, but I think in the Force Unleashed the final battle with Vader/Palpatine was pretty freaking sweet
  • khemical ali - November 9, 2012 3:28 p.m.

    Psycho Mantis from Metal Gear Solid was a 4th wall breaking battle to remember.
  • Clovin64 - November 9, 2012 1:50 p.m.

    MARAUDER SHIELDS LOL Serious answer: colossi number 13 in Shadow of the Colossus and the final Kefka fight in FFVI.
  • archnite - November 9, 2012 4:04 p.m.

    Me too I love fighting that sky dragon in SotC, figuring out tricks to beat him without falling off once was the best.
  • needles - November 9, 2012 1:30 p.m.

    Resident Evil 4 had some crazy boss fights. That one where the 7 foot tall guy gets his legs blasted off in the barn and starts hopping around with some type hooks from the cieling was disturbing.
  • sandplasma - November 9, 2012 12:53 p.m.

    The alien mother from Ecco The Dolphin. Creepy motha.
  • ultimatepunchrod - November 9, 2012 9:51 a.m.

    Mine would have to be the Hydra battle in the first God of War game. That fight was one of the most intense and truly epic fights I'd ever seen in a game. It delivered on what we all thought games were going to be when we played games in the 8-bit era. The rain, the people screaming, and the lesser enemies swarming all made for such a fantastic battle. It's still my favorite moment in all of the God of War games, and it's literally the first thing you do in the series. So great.
  • N0Scarfs - November 9, 2012 9:43 a.m.

    Alma from Ninja Gaiden is, by far, my favorite boss fight of all time. So fast and brutal. I'll never forget facing her (over and over again) because I had one health potion. I've never wanted to throw a controller more but felt so victorious once it was all over. Going into this fight so ill equipped was the encounter that taught me the value of multiple save files. Also, Alexia Ashford from Resident Evil: Code Veronica, her first form (slow moving zombie who throws blood at you which ignites into fire and kills you if she touches you). Overall, it probably didn't stick in too many players' minds but I had 13 shots with an assault rifle, 8 with a pistol, no herbs, red health and a knife. I remember learning how close I could get to her with my knife before I had to run away and dodging her tentacle and blood attacks with those tank controls. The game saved right before the fight and I only had one save file so I had no choice (and was very pissed). To this day though, I always carry a knife or some weapon in games that doesn't need ammo.
  • Hig1134 - November 9, 2012 8:40 a.m.

    I may be a little biased here, but I've always loved beating the 8 robots in the original Megaman series the second time around, then blowing the crap out of Dr. Wily. Same goes for Sigma in the MMX games. The boss fights in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past are some of my faves ever. The new generation Ninja Gaiden games have challenging boss encounters. Frustrating, but a boss fight should NOT be easy. These are my faves off the top of my head, but I'm sure I'm forgetting many more.
  • SentientSquidMachine - November 9, 2012 8:38 a.m.

    Vergil from Devil May Cry 3 on the highest difficulty. I think I spent 2 days mastering combos. and Doku from Ninja Gaiden. You had to fight like a ninja god to beat him.

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