50 Best Boss games

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The best 50 Boss games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 33000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

This is not a "all time best Boss games list". There is no hard limit on the age of a game but our results are mainly games released in the last 2 to 3 years.

The latest addition in this selection is Rabi-Ribi released the 1 September 2017

1# Bloodborne - 2015

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Game description: Hunt your nightmares as you search for answers in the ancient city of Yharnam, now cursed with a strange endemic illness spreading through the streets like wildfire. Introducing Bloodborne, the latest Action RPG from renowned Japanese developer FromSoftware, makers of the hit Dark Souls series, coming exclusively to the PlayStation4 system. Face your fears as you search for answers in the ancient city of Yharnam, now cursed with a strange endemic illness spreading through the streets like wildfire.

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2# Nioh - 2017

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Ready your blade - grueling encounters await around every corner in this action RPG set in a vast land ravaged by civil war. Digital Deluxe edition includes the full game, five in-game weapons inspired by those found on Nioh statues across Japan, and a season pass to unlock three pieces of DLC containing extra missions, story, and a PS4 avatar. Also included is the Crimson Armor Set to wear in-game, based on the battle dress worn by legendary samurai Yukimura Sanada (available for the first two weeks after launch).

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3# Dark Souls III - 2016

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Winner of Gamescom 2015 "Best RPG” and over 35 E3 2015 Awards and Nominations, DARK SOULS™ III continues to push the boundaries with the latest, ambitious chapter in the critically-acclaimed and genre-defining series. As fires fade and the world falls into ruin, journey into a universe filled with more colossal enemies and environments. Players will be immersed into a world of epic atmosphere and darkness through faster gameplay and amplified combat intensity. Fans and newcomers alike will get lost in the game hallmark rewarding gameplay and immersive graphics. Now only embers remain… Prepare yourself once more and Embrace The Darkness!

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4# Odin Sphere Leifthrasir - 2016

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Take control of the magnificiently hand-rendered characters in this enchanted realm, filled with mythical beasts and gargantuan monsters. Five character plots intertwine with each chapter centering on a unique protagonist and their struggles.

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5# Mega Man Legacy Collection - 2015

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Mega Man Legacy Collection is a celebration of the 8-bit history of Capcoms iconic Blue Bomber. It provides both increasingly difficult trials for experienced players and also teaches newcomers to become familiar with the style of the games and tackle some of the trickier areas. Take a look back at the history of Mega Man with loads of information, high-res art, concept pieces, sketches and more in the Museum.

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7# Bleed - 2017

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Bleed is an action-platformer focused on stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay. There's no filler -- just you and your skills against seven levels of enemies, obstacles, breakneck set-pieces and inventive bosses! Key Features: Unique control scheme enabling crazy fast action 7 levels packed with multiple set-pieces and bosses 4 difficulty levels that remix enemy placement and boss patterns 2-player local co-op for all modes (requires at least one gamepad) 3 unlockable characters with their own gameplay twists Survive the entire game on one life in Arcade Mode Select and battle up to three bosses at once in Challenge Mode.

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8# Earth's Dawn - 2016

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Earth’s Dawn is looming and the fate of the planet hangs in the balance! Dive into frantic side-scrolling combat and take the fight to the alien horde before destroying hulking bosses!

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10# Titan Souls - 2015

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Between our world and the world beyond lie the Titan Souls, the spiritual source and sum of all living things. Now scattered amongst the ruins and guarded by the idle titans charged with their care, a solitary hero armed with but a single arrow is once again assembling shards of the Titan Soul in a quest for truth and power.

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11# The Disney Afternoon Collection - 2017

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All six classic games feature new and improved visuals and include filtering options that replicate a retro look and feel. This collection also offers new ways to play with Boss Rush and Time Attack modes, each of which encourages time-based gameplay and features online leaderboards. Best of all, the in-game Museum will provide history buffs with a wealth of extras to celebrate the era of the original releases, such as concept art, and music all lovingly preserved.

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12# Shovel Knight - 2014

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Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, crazy bosses, humor and levity, and real heart… Shovel Knight is for you!

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13# Noitu Love: Devolution - 2016

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"Noitu Love: Devolution" stars Xoda Rap - the new Peacekeepers prodigy – who has to protect the city from the onslaught of the evil Darn horde, thought to have been vanquished a hundred years ago! Play through an action-packed, classic arcade-like game, with a creative input method where your motions and aiming send you rocketing at your foes for a very fast-paced romp. Tons of bosses, several playable characters and a lot of explosions!

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14# Rise & Shine - 2017

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In the aftermath of their devastating first strike a child named Rise is forced to take on the sacred gun Shine - and with it the fate of his world. Rise & Shine is a true "think and gun" that combines elements of arcade shooters, bullet hells, and puzzle platformers to create a new blend of strategy and viscera. It's going to take all you've got to stay alive in the face of lethal robot armadas, enormous bosses, giant death wheels, and (of course) brainthirsty zombies.

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15# Odin Sphere - 2016

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In Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, experience the world of Erion as it hurtles towards the end of days as warring kingdoms clash for control. Take control of the magnificently hand-rendered characters in this enchanted realm, filled with mythical beasts and gargantuan monsters. Five character plots intertwine with each chapter centering on a unique protagonist and their struggles.

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16# Hyper Light Drifter - 2016

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Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale. Easy to pick up, difficult to master; enemies are vicious and numerous, hazards will easily crush your frail body, and friendly faces remain rare. Upgrade weapons, learn new skills, discover equipment and traverse a dark, detailed world with branching paths and secrets abound.

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17# Kirby: Planet Robobot - 2016

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Smash through tough obstacles, lift heavy objects with ease, and scan enemies to shape-shift into new Modes with powerful abilities in this supercharged action-platformer! That's right—Kirby's Robobot Armor can shape-shift into different modes by scanning enemies to copy their moves—like the new Jet Mode.

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19# Hyrule Warriors - 2014

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Cut down entire legions of enemies as Link, Zelda, Midna and other characters from The Legend of Zelda franchise using over-the-top powerful Dynasty Warriors-style moves. Push back armies of classic enemies from The Legend of Zelda, as well as powerful enemies making their debuts in Hyrule Warriors.

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20# Jotun: Valhalla Edition - 2016

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In Jotun, you play Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Fight them using only your massive two-handed axe, the blessings of the Gods and your skills! Features: - Experience beautiful hand-drawn animation - Fight five epic jotuns, giant Norse elementals - Explore nine vast and mysterious levels filled with Viking mythology - Learn about Thora's life and death in an overarching story - Summon powers bestowed upon you by the Viking Gods - Hear authentic Icelandic voice-overs - Listen to an amazing original soundtrack, specifically composed for every gameplay moment by Max LL - Test your skills in the brand new Valhalla Mode, featuring fiercer versions of the mighty Jotun

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21# Sonic Mania - 2017

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Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. Multiple playable characters give you the ability to go explosively fast as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through tough obstacles with Knuckles brute strength. You can re-live the Sonic of the past with an exciting new twist on classic zones while fighting against new bosses and Dr. Eggmans evil robot army.

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22# Splatoon 2 - 2017

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For the first time, take Turf War battles on-the-go with the Nintendo Switch™ system, and use any of the console's portable play styles for intense local multiplayer* action. Dual wield the new Splat Dualies or stick to mainstays like chargers and rollers, which have been remixed with new strategic possibilities. Befriend an amiibo character and they will remember favorited weapons, gear, outfits and option settings.

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23# Xeodrifter - 2014

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Xeodrifter™ Special Edition Now Available! Featuring Renegade Kid's in-depth development diary, and critically acclaimed soundtrack by artists Roth Sothy, Matthew Gambrell, and Brian Altano!

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24# Lords of the Fallen - 2017

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Master the Challenge in the Ancient Labyrinth expansion containing a new location, loot and enemies led by a powerful new Lord. Embark on a Monk Decipher Quest, equip powerful Demonic Weapons or armors from the Lionheart Pack and enhance your powers with Arcane and Foundation Boosts. Lords of the Fallen Digital Complete Edition includes: Full version of Lords of the Fallen Ancient Labyrinth DLC containing a new location with puzzles, new loot, enemies and a powerful Lord Monk Decipher Quest rewarding with a legendary artifact that shows hidden secrets Demonic Weapons Pack a set of three powerful weapons The Lionheart Pack containing Courage Armor, The Lions Head shield and a hammer The Arcane Boost: 1 Spell Point and 3 small Sealed Runes The Foundation Boost: 2 Attribute Points and 1 Health Potion.

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25# Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours - 2015

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DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours is the latest installment in Taito's DARIUS series of arcade-style shooting games. Blast hordes of alien sea-monsters, and blaze your own trail through branching environments.

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