Video Games Tutorials and News - 10 Most Difficult Games For New Players
some games are made for people who are just starting out in gaming and some are not. Hi folks, it's Falcon, and today's game ranks among the 10 most difficult games for new players. Starting off with number 10, it's Escape from Tarkov, so getting right into it, Escape from Tarkov. It is a hardcore fps with some mmo elements, and it has a pretty basic concept.
You start a game spawning on one side of a map and have to make it to the other side without dying, which yeah, is easier said than done. Along the way, you'll have to deal with ai-driven scavengers and other players that are looking to steal your loot. That's where a big part of the learning curve comes in.
If you die, other players can take pretty much anything you've got on you. Survival in this game is dependent on what your equipment is before starting. So if you decide to spend all of your hard-earned cash on some sweet new weapons but then get shot in the back, you're basically sent back to square one.
So yeah, that money's gone and so is your weapons. There are a few ways to protect your inventory that can be done: you can obtain secure containers that function as permanent safe inventory slots, and you can buy insurance. So if there's something good you really want to keep, there are ways to do that, but surviving is very tough because this is one of those hardcore shooters where death can literally come at any second.
You'd think that the AI scavengers wandering around would be chumps, but they're very accurate, and they're very dangerous if they see you. Sometimes scavengers are, like I said, other players, and that makes them even more dangerous. I haven't gotten into all the complex systems in the game, like how any ammo left in a magazine stays with it and how you have to keep track of how much ammo is in each individual magazine.
That's the level of complexity we're talking about here. When you combine that with a highly deadly multiplayer environment, you get a game that sends new players running for the hills, let's just say. And number nine is the Armored Core series. If you want to talk about hardcore shooters, you need to look no further than the Armored Core games.
These are brutal games, and there are a few reasons why. First, the customization is extremely complicated and in-depth, and you could make a ton of mistakes. The controls can be a little awkward and are frankly difficult to get used to, and the mission design, depending on the game, can be absolutely Brutal common consensus is that the hardest games in the series are Armored Core 2 and Last Raven.
The Last Raven is especially cruel with some of its missions that kill you in seconds right as the game starts. If that's not discouraging to new players, I really don't know what's going to be. This includes the first mission of the game. By the way, it does not get easier from there either. They throw bosses at you at the end of already brutal missions.
And it's likely that the first time you die, you'll be half dead and almost out of ammo anyway, and if you die, you have to start it all over again. They're not all quite as cruel as The Last Raven, but they're all challenging in their own way. For modern gamers, starting these games up for the first time can be a bit of a culture shock.
Even the controls take a serious amount of getting used to. And number eight is Dota 2. In comparison to Tarkov. Dota 2 is definitely an easier game to get into as far as the basic mechanics are concerned; they're not quite as complex, but if you actually want to win, that is where things get ugly.
What makes Dota 2 so difficult is the number of heroes; there are a lot of them. Every single one has different strengths and weaknesses, and if you want to do well in a game, you need to have at least a cursory understanding of what all of them are capable of, not only from an offensive perspective, where you have to be able to execute viable strategies, but also defensively.
At the same time, snowballing is absolutely a thing in this game, so if you're not pulling your weight, things can quickly get out of hand compared to a lot of multiplayer games where dying isn't a big deal. If you die a lot in Dota 2, you're actively helping your opponents win. That's at least partially the reason the community for this game is considered a little toxic.
It can be really frustrating, even if you're a veteran. One thing I hear a lot is that getting past the toxicity is one of the biggest hurdles for newbies, and just learning to chill and take all of that nasty in stride is a skill all of its own, and you'll need it if you want to have fun. And number seven is the Kerbal Space Program.
Yeah, it looks like a cartoon, but this space flight simulation game is no joke at all. Getting to the moon, or the mun, as it's called in the game, is really step one, and the game just gets exponentially more difficult from there. It's a game that starts out really hard and keeps getting harder the deeper you get into it.
And number six is Arma 3, which is basically the ultimate military simulator sandbox thing, and just running around and shooting isn't more complicated than what you would experience in a regular FPS, but how you do it does feel significantly different. And number five is Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead.
Ever heard of Project Zomboid? That's a really complex and crazy game, but Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead is that game on steroids. Project Zomboid is basically a wall of death for newcomers, but this game is something else. There are no tutorials. In a nutshell, the game's a roguelike zombie survival simulator, which sounds so basic, you've heard that a million times, but believe me, it's not.
It's a survival game first, so death comes in many forms. You can die of hunger, thirst, heat exhaustion, or you can get sick and get addicted to drugs. I mean, there are a million possibilities, and it's the realistic details that can really catch you off guard, like if you fire a gun inside, it affects your hearing.
That's the level of detail we're talking about here. And one of the most complex mechanics here is the crafting system. You know, a game is complicated when they describe how many calories something has and if it conducts electricity or not. And number four is Eve Online, and in terms of complexity in MMOS, there's nothing as intimidating as this.
A lot of people jokingly call it Spreadsheet the Game, and ah, that's not entirely wrong. There's so much to keep track of in this game at any given time, and just staying afloat on one ship is difficult enough. Eve Online, however, is a game all about cooperation. We could spend this entire point just talking about the corpses and how difficult they can be to organize, but just at a basic level, looking at the interface can be overwhelming with the number of options and menus you have available.