Iain Wilson has written an article on CVG naming his ‘Hardest Games Ever Made’. It’s an interesting list containing some classic games but I cannot see how he has managed to miss Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link from the list! That game is basically impossible, even when you follow a walk-through!
Some of the games on his list include:
Ghosts ‘n Goblins- although this un-dieing run through shows it can be done!
It’s sequal Ghouls ‘n Ghosts was also incredibly hard and one of my favorite games when I was growing up
Rare’s Battletoads is also on the list, which I am ashamed to say I am yet to play through properly even though I work for them!
Also featured is Discworld, which I definitely want to try as I am listening through the audio book series
And one final game I would add to the list is Myst. Although you cannot die in the game some of the puzzles are impossibly hard without a walk-through. It’s such a brilliant game as well!