10 Video Game Bosses You Didn't Realise Can Be Beaten In SECONDS

How are these not more well known??

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Every gamer wants to be tested to the max when facing off against a boss. While tackling these relentless, screen-filling adversaries, we need to feel like we are in the fight of our lives. It may be frustrating to die over and over against the same foe, but you feel exhilarated when you are crowned the victor.

Of course, there's a fine line between a fairly difficult boss, and one that compels you to lob your controller at the wall. What's worse is about these kinds of enemies is you can't continue playing unless you beat them. If you keep losing, you're kind of stuck. If only there was an easier way to emerge triumphant.

But in certain cases, there is. Some bosses are such a headache, the developers created a sneaky way to kill them without breaking a sweat. In other cases, you can take advantage of lesser-known glitches to skip sections of the fight or the entire battle.

Even though such methods aren't always intended by the creators, you shouldn't worry about it, so long as you're the one who comes out on top.

Yes, we know cheating is the coward's way out. But if a particular boss is driving you crazy, you have to do what you must to win.

10. Xenia Onatopp - GoldenEye 007

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Even though GoldenEye 007 is a bonafide classic, gamers have few fond memories of the Jungle level. Because of the foggy environment, you can't see a thing half the time. As a result, you usually don't notice enemies until they're right on top of you.

But another reason why gamers struggled with the Jungle was because of the boss, Xenia Onatopp. Armed with a RCP-90 and a Grenade Launcher, this badass mercenary can kill you in a second, especially if you're playing on 00 Agent mode.

Fortunately, there's a neat trick that makes this encounter much easier. If you place remote mines on the bridge and detonate them as Xenia walks by, you'll cut her health in half before the battle begins.

Now, this little technique doesn't guarantee victory. If you get hit with one shot from her grenade launcher, you're still toast.

However, using some knowledge of how Xenia is coded, if you walk over the bridge backwards, she won't attack or run towards you at all. If you then turn around and aim for the head, you can kill her in seconds while she's in the background.


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