10 Video Games That WANT You To Rage Quit

Let the hate flow through you.

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It's entirely surreal that think that some games want to make you so angry and frustrated with them that they quit. Surely the whole point of a game is that you enjoy playing it, and that you want to play even more?

As it turns out, not always. Games that have reputations for being especially hard or unusually cruel often get both cult followings or and a dose of extra hype - and not without reason. People like to feel like they're good at games, and that feeling is all the more rewarding when you win at a game that's renowned for making plenty of players quit before they got to that point.

No game likely wants you to quit forever - they just want you to really, really suffer, rage quit for a bit, and then come back when you've calmed down. So long as you don't snap any disks, consoles, or tv screens, it's pretty much a healthy lesson in anger management, as all those video of folk losing their minds about them pretty much confirms.

Almost every genre has a game that wants you to just rage quit, and if anything, that's something that brings the industry together - and keeps people buying new controllers.

10. Cuphead

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Studio MDHR

It's fair to say that, in terms of popular genres, the run and gun bullet hell style shooter often falls into the background. After all, the fact that these games generally have to exist on a 2d plane often means they can feel lacking in either graphics or gameplay, which can put many off.

Then, in stepped Cuphead in 2017, drastically changing modern perceptions about the limitations of this type of game. It was still as devilishly hard as the likes of Contra, sure, but it's delightful cartoon presentation meant that you could easily underestimate it at points.

Because the cutesy graphics don't change the fact that this game is hard. Better yet, it's hard in a type of way that a lot of gamers aren't acclimated to like an RPG or first-person shooter, and so it presents challenges that most simply aren't immediately prepared for.

If you finished all the bosses of the game first time then you're either a wizard, a cheater, or a being from the eight dimension, as it's simply one of those games you have to smash you face into until you learn where you're going wrong.


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