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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for challenging games.

Video games have undergone a renaissance in recent years, but for some of us, the hardest and most intense games still remain the best. So we've rounded up a list of our favorite challenging video games. Whether you're looking to test your reflexes or your brainpower, these are the games that will make you sweat.

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  1. Dark Souls: Remastered - Nintendo Switch [Digital] - Front_Zoom

    Model: 107771
    Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
    SKU: 6305751
    ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)
    Top comment

    "Great game...This game is fun and plays great on the switch. Game is very challenging....Great game!...This is my first time playing dark souls and I love it, it’s a great challenge that is an accomplishment when a boss is beat!"

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    Re-experience the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all. Beautifully remastered, return to Lordran in stunning detail. Dark Souls: Remastered includes the main game plus the Artorias of the Abyss DLC. This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.
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    "Great game...This game is fun and plays great on the switch. Game is very challenging....Great game!...This is my first time playing dark souls and I love it, it’s a great challenge that is an accomplishment when a boss is beat!"

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    Re-experience the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all. Beautifully remastered, return to Lordran in stunning detail. Dark Souls: Remastered includes the main game plus the Artorias of the Abyss DLC. This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.
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  2. Mario Vs. Donkey Kong - Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, Nintendo Switch Lite, Nintendo Switch [Digital] - Front_Zoom
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    "Love this! Its hard to find a game thats fun for the family and also challenging but this is it!!...Awesome Switch game...This game is so much fun especially if you live for a challenge highly recommend!!"

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    Donkey Kong has stolen the Mini-Marios! Solve platforming puzzles to get them back. Run, jump, and backflip your way to rescuing the stolen Mini-Mario toys in this puzzling twist on Mario action. Obstacles like spikes, moving platforms, and falling bricks stand in your way—put your brain to work and figure out the best way to reach the Mini-Marios! You’ll have to master Color Switches, Warp Boxes, and more as the difficulty ramps up across more than 130 levels, including challenging Plus and Expert levels. Tailor the challenge to your playstyle or bring a friend along in local multiplayer! Seeking a laid-back experience? The newly-added Casual Style removes time limits and adds checkpoints so you can relax and think. Looking for a tough puzzle-platforming challenge? Classic Style has got you covered with the timed levels and one-hit defeats of the original Game Boy Advance game. But that’s not all—you can bring a friend along in the newly-added Two-Player Mode, which adds an extra objective for Mario and Toad to take on together! A classic rivalry reignites with updated visuals, new levels, and more ways to play! With overhauled graphics, music, and cutscenes, this revitalized classic is looking better than ever. But wait—there’s more! Not only do you get new ways to play with Casual Style and Two-Player Mode, you also get two brand new worlds: Merry Mini-Land and Slippery Summit! That’s two new worlds, each with eight levels (and even more Plus levels), featuring new environments, enemies, and mechanics. And that’s not all! When you finish with those, you can test your skills in a newly-added Time Attack mode that will push your puzzle-platforming speed to the limit!
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    "Love this! Its hard to find a game thats fun for the family and also challenging but this is it!!...Awesome Switch game...This game is so much fun especially if you live for a challenge highly recommend!!"

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    Donkey Kong has stolen the Mini-Marios! Solve platforming puzzles to get them back. Run, jump, and backflip your way to rescuing the stolen Mini-Mario toys in this puzzling twist on Mario action. Obstacles like spikes, moving platforms, and falling bricks stand in your way—put your brain to work and figure out the best way to reach the Mini-Marios! You’ll have to master Color Switches, Warp Boxes, and more as the difficulty ramps up across more than 130 levels, including challenging Plus and Expert levels. Tailor the challenge to your playstyle or bring a friend along in local multiplayer! Seeking a laid-back experience? The newly-added Casual Style removes time limits and adds checkpoints so you can relax and think. Looking for a tough puzzle-platforming challenge? Classic Style has got you covered with the timed levels and one-hit defeats of the original Game Boy Advance game. But that’s not all—you can bring a friend along in the newly-added Two-Player Mode, which adds an extra objective for Mario and Toad to take on together! A classic rivalry reignites with updated visuals, new levels, and more ways to play! With overhauled graphics, music, and cutscenes, this revitalized classic is looking better than ever. But wait—there’s more! Not only do you get new ways to play with Casual Style and Two-Player Mode, you also get two brand new worlds: Merry Mini-Land and Slippery Summit! That’s two new worlds, each with eight levels (and even more Plus levels), featuring new environments, enemies, and mechanics. And that’s not all! When you finish with those, you can test your skills in a newly-added Time Attack mode that will push your puzzle-platforming speed to the limit!
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  3. Mario Vs. Donkey Kong - Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, Nintendo Switch Lite, Nintendo Switch - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Challenge...My grandson loves the new game he’s a huge fan of Mario and this game is a nice challenge....Fun, challenging game....Fun, challenging game. Some of the worlds resemble scenes from older versions of DK and DK Jr. "

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    Donkey Kong has stolen the Mini-Marios! Solve platforming puzzles to get them back. Run, jump, and backflip your way to rescuing the stolen Mini-Mario toys in this puzzling twist on Mario action. Obstacles like spikes, moving platforms, and falling bricks stand in your way—put your brain to work and figure out the best way to reach the Mini-Marios! You’ll have to master Color Switches, Warp Boxes, and more as the difficulty ramps up across more than 130 levels, including challenging Plus and Expert levels. Tailor the challenge to your playstyle or bring a friend along in local multiplayer! Seeking a laid-back experience? The newly-added Casual Style removes time limits and adds checkpoints so you can relax and think. Looking for a tough puzzle-platforming challenge? Classic Style has got you covered with the timed levels and one-hit defeats of the original Game Boy Advance game. But that’s not all—you can bring a friend along in the newly-added Two-Player Mode, which adds an extra objective for Mario and Toad to take on together! A classic rivalry reignites with updated visuals, new levels, and more ways to play! With overhauled graphics, music, and cutscenes, this revitalized classic is looking better than ever. But wait—there’s more! Not only do you get new ways to play with Casual Style and Two-Player Mode, you also get two brand new worlds: Merry Mini-Land and Slippery Summit! That’s two new worlds, each with eight levels (and even more Plus levels), featuring new environments, enemies, and mechanics. And that’s not all! When you finish with those, you can test your skills in a newly-added Time Attack mode that will push your puzzle-platforming speed to the limit!
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    "Challenge...My grandson loves the new game he’s a huge fan of Mario and this game is a nice challenge....Fun, challenging game....Fun, challenging game. Some of the worlds resemble scenes from older versions of DK and DK Jr. "

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    Donkey Kong has stolen the Mini-Marios! Solve platforming puzzles to get them back. Run, jump, and backflip your way to rescuing the stolen Mini-Mario toys in this puzzling twist on Mario action. Obstacles like spikes, moving platforms, and falling bricks stand in your way—put your brain to work and figure out the best way to reach the Mini-Marios! You’ll have to master Color Switches, Warp Boxes, and more as the difficulty ramps up across more than 130 levels, including challenging Plus and Expert levels. Tailor the challenge to your playstyle or bring a friend along in local multiplayer! Seeking a laid-back experience? The newly-added Casual Style removes time limits and adds checkpoints so you can relax and think. Looking for a tough puzzle-platforming challenge? Classic Style has got you covered with the timed levels and one-hit defeats of the original Game Boy Advance game. But that’s not all—you can bring a friend along in the newly-added Two-Player Mode, which adds an extra objective for Mario and Toad to take on together! A classic rivalry reignites with updated visuals, new levels, and more ways to play! With overhauled graphics, music, and cutscenes, this revitalized classic is looking better than ever. But wait—there’s more! Not only do you get new ways to play with Casual Style and Two-Player Mode, you also get two brand new worlds: Merry Mini-Land and Slippery Summit! That’s two new worlds, each with eight levels (and even more Plus levels), featuring new environments, enemies, and mechanics. And that’s not all! When you finish with those, you can test your skills in a newly-added Time Attack mode that will push your puzzle-platforming speed to the limit!
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  4. Super Puzzle Pack 2 - Nintendo Switch - Front_Zoom

    Publisher: Mindscape
    SKU: 6574080
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Top comment

    "Great games and entertaining. Strongly recommend for those who are gamers."

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    Super Puzzle Pack 2 brings together 800+ unique puzzles played across six different puzzle types. Play solo or with family and friends up to 4 players. Experience six unique puzzle types in one pack stacked with more than 800 different puzzles. Challenge yourself with a wide variety of puzzles and various difficulty levels. If you are playing solo or with friends and family, Super Puzzle Pack 2 offers hours and hours of fun. From challenging match 3 games to colorful and challenging puzzles, Super Puzzle Pack 2 has it all!
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    "Great games and entertaining. Strongly recommend for those who are gamers."

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    Super Puzzle Pack 2 brings together 800+ unique puzzles played across six different puzzle types. Play solo or with family and friends up to 4 players. Experience six unique puzzle types in one pack stacked with more than 800 different puzzles. Challenge yourself with a wide variety of puzzles and various difficulty levels. If you are playing solo or with friends and family, Super Puzzle Pack 2 offers hours and hours of fun. From challenging match 3 games to colorful and challenging puzzles, Super Puzzle Pack 2 has it all!
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  5. Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection - Nintendo Switch [Digital] - Front_Zoom

    Model: DIGITAL ITEM
    Publisher: Capcom
    SKU: 6400213
    ESRB Rating: T (Teen 13+)
    Top comment

    "It has similar movesets but added 'cyber elves', which are collectables gained from defeating enemies, that will add new abilities and upgrade stats. This game is not a walk in the park either, definitely for those who want a challenge and want to play a more old school style of game where you are memorizing boss patterns etc....The value is here too, $30 gets you all 6 games in the series from both the GBA and the DS. ...If you never got the chance to play these games on the Game Boy Advance of the Nintendo DS, now’s your chance to play these fantastic games!!"

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    Fight against mechanized evil in this digital edition of Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection for Nintendo Switch. The six classic titles provide hours of challenging side-scrolling fun, and the Casual Scenario mode reduces the challenge for new players. Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection features the new Z Chaser mode that lets you challenge other players. This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.
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    "It has similar movesets but added 'cyber elves', which are collectables gained from defeating enemies, that will add new abilities and upgrade stats. This game is not a walk in the park either, definitely for those who want a challenge and want to play a more old school style of game where you are memorizing boss patterns etc....The value is here too, $30 gets you all 6 games in the series from both the GBA and the DS. ...If you never got the chance to play these games on the Game Boy Advance of the Nintendo DS, now’s your chance to play these fantastic games!!"

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    Fight against mechanized evil in this digital edition of Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection for Nintendo Switch. The six classic titles provide hours of challenging side-scrolling fun, and the Casual Scenario mode reduces the challenge for new players. Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection features the new Z Chaser mode that lets you challenge other players. This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.
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  6. Overdriven Evolution - Nintendo Switch - Front_Zoom

    Publisher: Push Button Games
    SKU: 6571339
    ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)

    Product Description

    Overdriven Evolution takes you on a challenging journey through the Kruuthian empire with an ever-changing, expertly crafted universe full of action. Embark on an epic voyage to destroy huge bosses. Be ready for an action-packed experience by dodging thousands of bullets and completing quick puzzles with your powerful spaceship. Prepare for deadly challenges that require both good gear and mastery of controls. In each exciting run, you will face more enemies, more bullet patterns, and improved bosses, ensuring countless hours of thrilling gameplay. Enjoy new and improved stages, graphics, and 3D environments. The entire game can be played as a single-player or local co-op with up to 4 players.
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    Overdriven Evolution takes you on a challenging journey through the Kruuthian empire with an ever-changing, expertly crafted universe full of action. Embark on an epic voyage to destroy huge bosses. Be ready for an action-packed experience by dodging thousands of bullets and completing quick puzzles with your powerful spaceship. Prepare for deadly challenges that require both good gear and mastery of controls. In each exciting run, you will face more enemies, more bullet patterns, and improved bosses, ensuring countless hours of thrilling gameplay. Enjoy new and improved stages, graphics, and 3D environments. The entire game can be played as a single-player or local co-op with up to 4 players.
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  7. Ace Attorney Investigations Collection - Nintendo Switch - Front_Zoom

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    Publisher: Capcom
    SKU: 6587832
    ESRB Rating: T (Teen 13+)

    Product Description

    Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth and Ace Attorney Investigations 2: Prosecutor’s Gambit finally come together for a highly anticipated collection! Both titles were originally released on the Nintendo DS, and Ace Attorney Investigations 2: Prosecutor’s Gambit was previously only available in Japan. Now, both Ace Attorney spin-off titles will be remastered, localized, and available worldwide with the Ace Attorney Investigations Collection. In Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, players embark on a legal journey as the esteemed prosecutor and navigate through a collection of puzzling crime scenes and challenging witnesses. In the series’ second installment, Ace Attorney Investigations 2: Prosecutor’s Gambit, players prepare for bigger challenges and confront new nemeses as Edgeworth fights to keep his job. In this newly available title, players will learn to interrogate witnesses, find incriminating evidence, and use the power of logic to solve mysteries.
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    Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth and Ace Attorney Investigations 2: Prosecutor’s Gambit finally come together for a highly anticipated collection! Both titles were originally released on the Nintendo DS, and Ace Attorney Investigations 2: Prosecutor’s Gambit was previously only available in Japan. Now, both Ace Attorney spin-off titles will be remastered, localized, and available worldwide with the Ace Attorney Investigations Collection. In Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, players embark on a legal journey as the esteemed prosecutor and navigate through a collection of puzzling crime scenes and challenging witnesses. In the series’ second installment, Ace Attorney Investigations 2: Prosecutor’s Gambit, players prepare for bigger challenges and confront new nemeses as Edgeworth fights to keep his job. In this newly available title, players will learn to interrogate witnesses, find incriminating evidence, and use the power of logic to solve mysteries.
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  8. Scars Above - Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One [Digital] - Front_Zoom

    Model: G3Q-01912
    Publisher: Deep Silver
    SKU: 6552852
    ESRB Rating: T (Teen 13+)

    Product Description

    Scars Above is a challenging sci-fi third-person action adventure shooter combining the rewarding feel of overcoming difficulty with a compelling and intricate story, set in a mysterious alien world to explore. Some things were not meant to be discovered…A colossal and enigmatic alien structure appears in Earth's orbit and stuns the entire world; humanity names it ‘The Metahedron’. The Sentient Contact Assessment and Response team (SCAR) - consisting of scientists and engineers - is sent to investigate. Things don’t go as planned and the Metahedron hauls the team across space onto a mysterious extrasolar planet. Playing the role of Dr Kate Ward - a SCAR member - who wakes up dazed, alone in a strange, hostile environment. Determined to survive, you set out to find your crew and unravel the mystery behind what’s happened.
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    Scars Above is a challenging sci-fi third-person action adventure shooter combining the rewarding feel of overcoming difficulty with a compelling and intricate story, set in a mysterious alien world to explore. Some things were not meant to be discovered…A colossal and enigmatic alien structure appears in Earth's orbit and stuns the entire world; humanity names it ‘The Metahedron’. The Sentient Contact Assessment and Response team (SCAR) - consisting of scientists and engineers - is sent to investigate. Things don’t go as planned and the Metahedron hauls the team across space onto a mysterious extrasolar planet. Playing the role of Dr Kate Ward - a SCAR member - who wakes up dazed, alone in a strange, hostile environment. Determined to survive, you set out to find your crew and unravel the mystery behind what’s happened.
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  9. Ori and the Will of the Wisps Standard Edition - Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X [Digital] - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Nice side scroll game....Highly recommended for side scroll games player, basic but challenging. I was delighted mostly by the graphics....AWESOME GAME!!!!...If Don Bluth made video games, he’d make something like this! This game is beautiful and a really great action platformer..."

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    From the creators of Ori and the Blind Forest - the acclaimed adventure game with more than 50 awards and nominations - comes the highly-anticipated sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Embark on an all-new adventure in a vast and exotic world where you'll encounter towering enemies and challenging puzzles on your quest to unravel Ori's true destiny.* This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.
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    "Nice side scroll game....Highly recommended for side scroll games player, basic but challenging. I was delighted mostly by the graphics....AWESOME GAME!!!!...If Don Bluth made video games, he’d make something like this! This game is beautiful and a really great action platformer..."

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    From the creators of Ori and the Blind Forest - the acclaimed adventure game with more than 50 awards and nominations - comes the highly-anticipated sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Embark on an all-new adventure in a vast and exotic world where you'll encounter towering enemies and challenging puzzles on your quest to unravel Ori's true destiny.* This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.
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  10. Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Deluxe Edition - Xbox One [Digital] - Front_Zoom

    Model: G3Q-00817
    Publisher: EA
    SKU: 6341765
    ESRB Rating: T (Teen 13+)
    Top comment

    "I really enjoyed this game. The story was great. It was very challenging as well....Got this gift for my friend and he loves it. Game had a good storyline n was challenging!"

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    Experience the full story with this digital download of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition for Xbox One. Behind-the-scenes features and content deepen immersion and expand your adventure, while special cosmetic items let you personalize your Padawan. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition provides hours of challenging lightsaber combat against legions of dastardly foes. This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.
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    "I really enjoyed this game. The story was great. It was very challenging as well....Got this gift for my friend and he loves it. Game had a good storyline n was challenging!"

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    Experience the full story with this digital download of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition for Xbox One. Behind-the-scenes features and content deepen immersion and expand your adventure, while special cosmetic items let you personalize your Padawan. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition provides hours of challenging lightsaber combat against legions of dastardly foes. This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.
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