10 Exact Video Game Moments That Made Fans Rage Quit

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Video games are supposed to be a relaxing means of escapism, but there's surely no gamer among us who hasn't lost their cool at least a handful of times with a frustrating, unfair or straight-up broken video game.

Being angry is one thing, but then there's getting so annoyed by a game you shut it off in a fit of rage, maybe even throwing a controller or smacking a nearby object in the process.

And that, of course, is what we call a rage-quit.

Nobody's saying it's a healthy expression of rage, but sometimes games are programmed so aggressively to irritate - whether intentionally or not - that even the most zen among us have a tough time keeping their cool.

From gaming battles of attrition that tested the full extent of a player's patience, to finicky sections that required pinpoint precision to triumph, and even areas literally intended to chip away at the player's morale, these 10 gaming moments left players with their head in their hands wondering why anyone would program something so sadistic...


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