Older gamers love to talk about how games are just too easy these days. To some extent, they're right. There are a lot of games built with complete newbies in mind that have abundant tutorials, easier difficulty settings, and forgiving mechanics like regenerating health.

However, there are plenty of games out there that still push players to their breaking point - or past it. They're a lot of fun in the end but man do they make you work for it. Here are a few great games that have no interest in holding your hand.

Dota 2
Dota 2
We could've easily filled this entire list with MOBAs. Just learning all of the basics of the genre and its terminology is a challenge in itself. Becoming good - or even adequate - at a MOBA is an even bigger challenge. Each game has a hardcore player base willing to sink hours upon hours into mastering the finer points. In the case of Dota 2, 25% of players have spent over 750 hours in the game.

The reason I picked Dota 2 to represent MOBAs on this list is that it's arguably the least forgiving of the bunch. When you die in Dota 2, you don't only give your killer gold and experience points - you also lose gold, too. Landing killing blows on opponents for more gold is hard enough but in Dota 2 you also need to learn how to "deny," or kill friendly units right at the last minute so your opponent doesn't get the reward. On top of all that, you need to learn how to do this better than players who might have a 750-hour headstart on you.

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