6 Tough-As-Nails Moments We Thought We'd Be Stuck On Forever

We've been playing the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and it's got us thinking about the hardest moments in games we thought we would never beat. Are there any you'll never forget? Have we made the strangest choices ever? Let us know in the comments! PlayStation Access brings you PS4, PS3 and PSVita news, features and gameplay every week, giving you unprecedented access to the biggest titles on PlayStation. Subscribe now to ensure you never miss out: /> All music featured courtesy of epidemicsound.com ( /> Want more? Rob's Twitter: />Dave's Twitter: />Nath's Twitter: />Hollie's Twitter: /> Join us on Facebook: />Follow us on Twitter:

The Simpsons hit and run final mission anyone?
The Last of Us basement section on Grounded. That part is extremely difficult.
D. G.M.
Ah, getting to only play video games once or twice a week because the PlayStation is at dad's house. I spent much of my teens in that same boat, Rob.
I really want to know what Susan did.
12:34 Shows FFX gameplay with an FFXII label I TRUSTED YOU GUYS! This is what happens when Delsin isn't allowed to do the editing. :) Love you guys really though :p
Ereb Ágilus
Tomb Raider II - Wreck of the Maria Doria. I spent literally month searching for one tiny handle that would open a door. Keep in mind that there was no internet. No one did let's plays or walkthroughs. It was just me, Lara and a sunken ship. I would not have the patience for something like that today.
Samu Laaksonen
For a second I thought it was friday
Michael Baechle
Metal Gear Solid 3 the end boss never beat him he died of old age because it took me a year to beat him
The Last And First Time
I understood literally *everything* Holly said. And FF8 wasn't my favorite Final Fantasy.... Oh Seifer, Low Level, Junction, Card Ability Perfect runs. How I spent FAR too long with you.
YES HOLLIE!!!! FFVIII Is my favorite too!!!!
Jerry To
I want an Access episode where Hollie and Rob sit down for 30 discussing the gameplay in FFVIII and how they beat the bosses while Dave and Nathan would just sit there looking absolutely bewildered.
Michael Bennett
Nathan casually throwing around those Japanese names like it's no biggie 😏
Mr. Futago
FFIX is the best FF BTW, even Sakaguchi agrees.
I remember being stuck on the Sephiroth fight in the arena of the first Kingdom Hearts. My brother and a friend were upstairs in their room hanging out when I finally beat good old Sephi and I screamed my victory cry as loud as I could. My brother and our friend looked at each other and said "He just beat Sephiroth." xD
13:13 Oh god that part. I believe it was -3 seconds for a balloon and +3 seconds for a bird. I was doing so well, until I got hit by a bird like 1 meter in front of the finish line. I ended at 00:00:03. That was my worst rage quit ever. I threw my controller to the ground and it just shattered into hundreds of pieces. I broke controllers before, but with this one there was just no controller left.
Dauntless Demon
Omeega weapon ? Lol coulda sworn it was Oh-meh-gah weapon 😂
Chris M
The Driver from GTA Vice City, where you had to beat Hillary King in a race so he'll help you with the bank heist. I played this goddamn mission for hours a day for weeks trying to beat it. Eventually a glitch helped me do it when King hit a wall and got stuck there.
I can remember as a kid being stuck on the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets game at diagon alley. Not even at hogwarts yet. You had to go and get 3 of Ginny's things she'd lost around diagon alley but one of the items was in a shop that was closed and you had to stealth through... Picked up the game again last week and did it first time, im 13 years late but im finally at hogwarts
peter solfeldt
My moment was in Ratchet and Clank 2, there was this essential glider mission, it wasn't really that hard, but at that time I was a child so I sucked at precision, it took so long that I managed to buy every single weapon (even the one costing 1 mill bolts) and upgraded them, up until that moment. Needless to say, when I finally beat that glider part I could just run through the rest of the game because I was so overpowered by that time, and the ultimate weapon in that game is instakill on almost all the enemies in that game.
Michael Leggio
nameless king took me around 40 tries
Fink Bird
When I finally beat the tutorial on Driver (PS1) after I don't know how many hours, I couldn't go anywhere without speeding or hitting things. Cops were always on me.
Nick Van Geel
"ARE YOU TAKING THE PISS" -Nate 2017 hahahahaahah
All of Dark Souls.... I still haven't finished it, and never will. I have made my peace.
Mr. Skyscraper
On the first day of summer when everyone else were partying i spent 7+ hours trying beat ebrietas daughter of cosmos but it all paid off in the end when I almost beat her. I have no regrets.
The first two that I think of is when I was trying to beat Sephiroth in Kingdom Hearts (FINE it was 2......on easy....), and the other being trying to beat the last portion of the Winter segment from the Last of Us while doing a playthrough on Grounded mode.
Alan Quinney
Crash bandicoot is tough, I HAD a friend lol, that has platinumed this, but I told we can't be friends lol
Dennis van den Tillaart
You're not alone Rob! I never got past the beginning in Tomb Raider 3 either!
Off-The-Record Studios
For me, it was a draw between the escape sequence in Uncharted: Drakes Fortune when Nathan is exploring a corridor and there are Spanish Conquestadors turned into monsters all over the place, it's dark and really hard to guess where they will pop out. There are others, but that's the only one that is coming to me right away.
Alex Perruci
"I finished it . . . I haven't done any of the Chalice dungeons." Congrats on not giving up and finishing the main game! The crazy part is, you haven't seen the hardest part... at least for me, the Cursed Pthumerian Defilement Chalice was the hardest part and a make-or-break point in my journey to Platinum. The Chalice Dungeons develop the lore as well, so you really missed out. Also, the Blood Starved Beast is trivialized by only dodging left. If you dodge backwards and let him back you down, you're going to have a bad time.
Nathan Runge
That Chocobo race... even watching footage of it is enough to renew the gut-wrenching horror and frustration. The clunky, awful controls; the dubious collision detection; the invisible walls which aren't parallel and cause you to reverse direction when you touch them; the multiple camera angles which sometimes do and sometimes don't change your direction of travel when they switch; the random layout; the music which is somehow simultaneously mockingly light-hearted and tense; and the birds. The god-damn birds. I eventually did complete it, but I know that a little piece of my soul is running that race still, and will for all eternity.
So, I'm the cheater who beat all the Dark Aeons using Yojimbo's overdrive, no celestial weapons just a lot of money spent.
Gotta love the British "Choosday" checklist ;D
Nathan Smyth
First time I ever played Kingdom Hearts, I thought you had to fight all the heartless on Destiny Islands right at the beginning. I died so many times when you could just walk 30 steps to trigger the cutscene. Don't know why that was so hard to figure out.
jose cunha
That gta vice city hellicopter bombing mission where every constructer worker tried to smash us to pieces. Jesus!!!!
Galore Inferno Lion
The hardest thing I've ever done in a game was trying to defeat Sephiroth in Kingdom Hearts and not because you had to because I wanted to but if I knew he was going to be so tough I would have gone back through the game making my character even tougher and better the first time but no I had to fight him right then and there not knowing what I was up against then I went back through the game getting what I needed and still having a hard time being him but then I finally did it I beat him and again I didn't have to but I wanted to because he seemed like such a cool character a man with this really nice suit a wing and a sword so long you could probably use it to pick apples but I just thought he looks so cool I had to try to beat him and of course discovering him made me want to know more about other Final Fantasy games lol
Percy Von
My hardest moment was all of crash bandicoot original on ps1 hours and hours to complete a single mission yea I was pretty good at video games as a kid
Clolin Neets
In Bloodborne the Orphan of Kos bossfight
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Lingering Will Kingdom Hearts 2 Final mix
Matt Osler
Hollie thinks Final Fantasy VIII is the best Final Fantasy? I thought I was the only one... ❤️ Also, Flamelurker from Demon's Souls definitely took me 50+ goes... all in one sitting. 💪🏻
Steampunk Lemon
Blood starved beast? No problem. Orphan of Kos can do one though. I genuinely thought that would be the end of my bloodborne experience. Did it eventually. After many, many blood vials.
Rainbow Moustaché
My toughest moment was the first boss in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Not that he was hard, I was just extremely scared of him. Either that or being massively underleveled at the Thalmor Embassy in Skyrim
Chris Richards
Crushing plathrough of Uncharted Drakes Fortune. And i think you all know where the blue room
Westley Dunn
Ornstein and Smough. My first playthrough easily took me +30 times even with Solaire 80% of the time. But at least my record against Four Kings is 6wins-2
Iain Cade
I don't play many hard games either. But, I must've done that ship graveyard part in Uncharted 3 14 times before I beat it.
Omega Weapon was cakewalk.. G. Malbs were so much harder.. You can loop Renzokouken and Duel and kill him before he even gets the chance to cast Ultima.. you can literally kill him before he makes a turn..
ya boi
Those double Nioh bosses were a bihhh and so was BSB. However if you summoned you didn't truly beat it 🙄
Matthew Poposky
Wait...is Rob's birthday ACTUALLY on Christmas, or was that just a horrible joke? If it's legit...I thought having my birthday the week prior was enough of a problem. :O
Ornstein & Smough; Kalameet; Rajin & Fujin in FF8 (i was underleveled and i didn't get how junctions worked); A screen quite far into Abe's Odissey in which i couldn't get past a group of friggin Scarab; And, above all others, the whole damn "Heart of Darkness".
Kingdom Hearts. Riku/Xehanort's Heartless battle after beating Maleficent's Dragon. I stopped after a year and a half, went back and beat it. So now I know the exact strategy to beat him and I know every. single. word. in the cutscene leading up to it. I was 13, I'm 26 now and that scene still haunts me!!
Theo White
For me it was beating Caroline and Justine from Persona 5. I can't explain how happy I was when I finally did it!
Mumongu Gaming
Is Rob's Origin story similar to Logan's. Dark Souls 3 is a game that looks amazing and I wish I could explore more of it, but I can't because I'm such a noob at it :(
- First boss of Demon's Souls - That sniper mission in MGS2 - At least 3 bosses from FF XII
Alexander iv or ponce de freon from Rogue Legacy. Literally hours of my life wasted on what turned out to be 5 minute boss fights
Frigit Outskirts from Dark souls 2 Crown of the Ivory king DLC. Solo with no summons. I died maybe 30 times in game and 5 times in real life before I beat it.
Nate Joaquin
The last mission in halo c.e where you drive the wharthog
My hardest is also from Bloodborne: - Yharnam, Pthumerian Queen.
Torrie Starfrost
You mean FF8 is the best card game? (lol just kidding Holly we love you) Now if they would only put that Doomtrain summon in as a Primal in xiv...
Rauskin Jäät
Laurence in the Bloodborne Old Hunters DLC... I lost the count after a while, but I swear it took me at least 70 tries to beat him. The one and only play through I fought him was in NG+2, which certainly didn't make it any easier. Already after about 20 tries I lost all hope. Never have I felt so helpless against a boss. That being said, I just started a new save on Bloodborne. I'm itching for a rematch.
Dominik Luetke Wissing
Everything Holly says is right for me, ff8 is the best ff and omega weapon is the hardest boss. 10/10
The 2 Tiger boss fight in Dark Souls 2 DLC was one if, if not the hardest, part of a game I've played (which are 90% JRPGs). It took me at least 30+ tries. Felt great when I finally won tho. Any boss in FF games pale by comparison to these 2 tigers. Tho, I haven't ever done the dark Aeons in FFX.
Sarah Johnson
The Roxas fight in Kingdom Hearts 2.5 reMIX. I've literally tried 50+ times and I can't get past. Actually ended up restarting in a new save.
The Father of the Abyss in the Dark Souls 1 DLC.......dear satan the rage lol
The Blood Starved Beast isn't optional xD It leads to a dead end but it triggers the doors to the Upper Cathedral Ward to open! Your efforts weren't in vain!
Sarah Bethards
For me, it has got to be the first encounter with Nemesis in Resident Evil: Nemesis. Also, beating Nitris Oxide in CTR.
Dawn Clark
Spent 9 nine months getting past the level in last of us, because I deleted my save in a rage quit and had to start all over again and then got stuck at the same place until I figured you could just run away.. Not my proudest moment :) Also until I was about in my early twenties i couldnt get past the first level of Crash Bandicoot , I just didn't have the patince to keep going at it.
Istvan Geber
GTA Vice City the remote helicopter mission.
Joshua Jensen
I remember doing Skolas in Destiny only once before The Taken King. Took my fireteam a good, 8 hours I think. There's a reason I only did it once.
Seth from Street Fighter 4 - What. A. Twat. Pretty much put me off any fighting game since.
I've beaten the Blood-Starved Beast without taking any damage. The catch is, I have to be listening to Weird Al's "Fat" when I do it. It's as weird as it sounds.
Lappy Fox
littlebigplanet (the first), the giant wheel of doom. hear me out; LittleBigPlanet is a very child friendly game. that wheel? you will make up new curse words i tell you.
Fighting Manus in the dark souls DLC when it first came out, he tore me a new one lol i relate to Nathans experience (& I didn't use omnyo, i really wish i had)
Sam Butler
There was a minor platforming section early in the original Devil May Cry and I hadn't realised that you could double-jump yet.
I support Hollie. Final Fantasy VIII is the best Final Fantasy, ever. But, I had harder time with Ultima Weapon, than Omega Weapon.
Imagine if Rob's dad said "git gud"
My China
I am so in love with Hollie by now...
For me it was Ornstein and Smough in dark souls. I died so much to those two that some point in between all those deaths I decided to count how many tries it would take me to beat these two. 72 tries....AND THESE ARE JUST THE ONES I COUNTED!
Christian Andersson
That damn chokobo race... Took me ages when i played ffx on ps2.
For me, when I was younger... in Kingdom Hearts, the whole world Atlantica was this for me, I remember I actually got lost, having no idea where the save point was and swimming around the damn world... what seemed like forever. And don't even get me started on that godforsaken giant Ursula boss fight >.>
Just the thought of dodging the lightning in FFX makes my skin crawl. Hate stupid tasks like that in games! The final level of Super Mario 3D World sent me slightly insane. I noped out when I saw you needed to complete it with all characters for the true 100%.
Mi B
God of war fighting all the other Kratos while also protecting your family. Giving then your health so you're constantly at 50% health
Marcus Palces
That moment in Arkham City where you had to remote control your Batarang to hit a switch to get across an electrified passage. Took me two days to finally nail it! PS: I think there's a typo at the start of the FF X portion with Rob. It said 'XII' when it should've been 'X'. But still, nice video guys!
Dark souls 3 very second still haven't beat the game yet😭
Percy Von
What if they made a game made up off all the hardest missions in video games and you there could be a trophy for doing the campaign on the hardest difficulty
PS2, Shadow of Rome, the last 2 bosses - Decius & Antonius. The hardest being the latter, at the end of the game! The worst part was when Antonius would jump on top of the ship & throw down vases with flammable oil. The worst part about this was that the camera went at an angle where you could hardly see the guy, & if you didn't pay attention to the sound effect & the little black shadow on the floor you'd get hit with this vase & your character (Agrippa) would get burned & have to roll over 3 times to put the fire out. Adding insult to injury (or not if you were lucky enough to dodge the vases) Antonius would then jump down & try to hit you with his sword. I always hated going into this fight without have a bow & arrows, in fact I always saved them for this fight. Decius was a bit hard himself because of his gauntlets, which apparently had nails built in because that's what the claw-like items were called. Decius also had certain move sets like rolls, charges, & even a point where he pretends to be for mercy (mind you the main character fails for another trick during a cutscene before you fight him again...) It took me a moment to figure out how to hit him without getting hit myself. Long range weapons come in handy in this game. Whenever I got the chance for a Halberd (a Grand 1 if my SALVOS were up enough to call for 1) I'd use it sparingly so that I could do it again in the 2nd fight, ultimately taking down an even stronger Decius later. But if you thought this was it, there was fight even harder to get past before fighting Decius or Antonius. Sextus. He had double swords, & this move where he'd swing around & kick at you twice. Now I think I remember one of those moves not being blockable even with a shield. I wound up dying a lot just because of that, & because of how fast that character was. And God forbid there was NO FOOD in the crates that would respawn after a few moments, you might get a long range weapon if you were fortunate, but that was about it. Everything else was useless except for blocking for me. At least I became more aware & prepared the next few times I played all of the bosses!
FFVIII is my favourite Final Fantasy, and I never defeated the Omega weapon.
Craig Lang
301 club still lives!!! Edit: Holly found VOG hard...don't let her do King's Fall for her own sanity!
Phantom Mence: Otoh Gunga timed jumped....grrrr
Evar Mayi
Defiled watch dog of the old lords Sephiroth in KH1 ( I stilll haven’t beat him btw 😂)
I thought I was the only person who had FF8 as their fave. lol. Hi-5!!
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - VR Mission 18 ...... trying to survive and complete that mission ended up taking a part of my soul with it, Also the Monsoon boss battle on Revengeance difficulty without getting hit and getting the S rank took me about two weeks to master :) but all this was worth it to get that platinum trophy :D
Stirling Miller
I've been stuck on Lloyd in the Tower of Flanvel on Legends of Dragoon since I was 10... I'm now 26 and have it on my phone... still haven't beat him.
Miles Rappaport
Halo 3, cortana. That awful level took me more time to beat then the entire rest of the game.
Travis Artis
Haha I can absolutely imagine Holly rage yelling "Where's the effing ORACLE!!!" 🤣🤣
@ 16:45, Hollie's look basically says: "Oh, yes, Destiny 2 coming ou-- Oh god, I'm gonna have to spend another £80 on expansions, aren't I?"
Jordan Isle
the final mission in killzone 2 on ps3 was taking forever because the helghast keep coming and coming in that temple courtyard so yeah its very hard for me aswell
Alan Walshe
Beating the Snake Tale in MGS2 Substance involving Gurlugon, cant remember all the details but it took me till the HD Collection came out to finally complete that tale
I feel for u rob I'm only allowed 4 hours a week- and I live with both my parents so my ps and pc is always there!!!
I actually just got past this moment literally moments ago. I got the gold relic on Stormy Ascent in Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy.
Yes Rob - The Chocobo Race is (to date) the hardest thing I've ever had to do in a FF game, I did have to have a several month "time out" because of it. I am actually referring to the HD Remaster - at 25 years old, I put myself into a time out... I'm also currently experiencing a never-ending sense of defeat with The Evil Within's Akumu Mode, I've given up entirely ( only made it to chapter 6)