The Hardest Video Game Bosses


We all love a challenge; some would argue that games aren’t worth playing on story mode (don’t listen to them) but we understand that gamers are craving the next daring adventure from game bosses who aren’t afraid to put up a fight. Game bosses are there to challenge our timing, strategy, and skill, we owe them a lot, but let’s have a look at the hardest video game bosses.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Isshin, the Sword Saint


Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a 2019 action-adventure game developed by FromSoftware. This game is known for its punishing difficulty, Sekiro features a final boss battle against Isshin, a master swordsman. His relentless attacks and multiple phases make this fight a formidable test of skill.

Dark Souls Series

Various Bosses


It’s no secret that the entire Dark Souls series is known for its challenges and ability to bring out the rage-quitter in all of us. Bosses like Ornstein and Smough, Manus, and Pontiff Sulyvahn provide some of the toughest challenges in gaming let alone the series.


Orphan of Kos


The Orphan of Kos boss fight in Bloodborne is infamous in the gaming world for speed and unpredictability. The combination of attacks and erratic movements make a daunting and often frustrating foe.


King Dice


Cuphead is renowned for its tough boss battles, but King Dice is a standout due to his unique dice-rolling mechanic and the fact that you have to fight multiple mini-bosses before fighting the big guy.

Hollow Knight



This is a boss that requires precision, patience, and skill. Or just good luck if you haven’t been paying much attention to the game. It is notoriously challenging and requires precise timing and pattern recognition to defeat, so make sure you’re switched on when you get to this part of the game.


Obsidian Samurai


This game challenges your reflexes. Throughout your whole journey, you build up your response skills and prepare yourself for the final battle. Players will need incredible timing and reflexes to defeat this boss.

These bosses are celebrated for their difficulty and the punishments that follow should you fail. They often require practice, patience, and an understanding of the game’s mechanics. Our best advice when approaching any of these bosses is to make sure you’ve gained everything you can from the main game before you approach the final boss. Facing one of these guys when you’re totally unprepared will not be a fun game-playing experience.