One of the most celebrated areas of video games are when a title provides an exceptional boss battle, for while on paper it might sound like the easiest thing to do: Big chap with tanky health and mad attack patterns, creating a decent atmosphere, providing the right amount of tension and making sure the fight is fairly balanced is incredibly hard to do.
We've covered across multiple lists the times where video games managed to pull out an absolute corker of a boss battle, and while it's amazing to celebrate these "lightning in a bottle" moments, today we're going for a full thunderstorm, as these are titles that had amazing boss encounters from start to finish, and act as shining examples of how to do the industry trope right.
So saddle up, drink all your potions and buff your stuff as we're about to get a boss rush on of unparalleled measure as these are 10 Video Games With THE BEST Boss Battles!
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10. No More Heroes
I absolutely adore the first two No More Heroes game, and no word of a lie there was a righteous fist pump when NMH3 was announced in an utterly bizarre fashion (seriously watch the trailer). This deep-seated adoration comes directly from how the titles present boss battles, making the player grind through boring side quests and extreme padding before doling out some of the most intense and creative encounters going.
In the first game alone you battle a granny with a 100-foot long gun, a sadomasochist baseball bat-wielding woman known as "bad girl", and even a false superhero who uses every dirty trick in the book. The sheer level of humor prevalent throughout the fights makes these grinds to get there all the more rewarding and actually is used by the games designer Suda51 as a means of making a commentary on the nature of violence and gratification.
Still, even if you're not into the surprisingly deep subtext of the game, there's more blood, bodies, and brilliant moments than you could shake your beam sword at.