The bosses are the opponents that we love once defeated, but that can make us live terrible moments. It’s hard to find a more exhilarating feeling than the one that comes over us once our formidable opponent is knocked out.
Obviously, Souls-like is the genre to be preferred to live this kind of moment. But a good boss is not necessarily a difficult boss. Some games, which don’t fall into the Souls-like category, also manage to offer memorable bosses without setting the difficulty slider too high.
Whether it’s for its pattern, its story or its chara design, a boss can be memorable in many ways. The 9 video games we mention below all excel in this endeavor.
Obviously, many titles missing from our list would have deserved to be on it, but we had to make some choices. Without further ado, check out our list of the 9 video games with the best bosses.
Metal Gear Solid
How can we forget Psycho Mantis, Liquid Snake or Sniper Wolf? MGS 1 is the first game to offer so many charismatic bosses. Each one has a different pattern, making each fight quite tactical and above all, exhilarating.
Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy VII, VIII, or IX would have just as much place in this list. But Final Fantasy X stands out thanks to its purging chimeras and its intense confrontations against Seymour and its memorable end fight.
God of War III
All the God of War games offer intense boss battles, but the third opus stands out. Special mention to the battles against Zeus, Hades and Cronos, memorable.
Devil May Cry 5
Devil May Cry 5, where frenetic action is at its peak. In combat, the excitement is at its peak when facing bosses, each one more diabolical than the last. Even if one of them is invincible.
Kingdom Hearts III
If there is one thing that is hard to criticize about Kingdom Hearts III, it is its boss battles. Each one is original and exhilarating to experience thanks to the game’s twirling gameplay. The ReMIND DLC allows you to face all the members of Organization XIII in battles of rare intensity.
Shadow of the Colossus
Each colossus in Shadow of the Colossus is a real pleasure to face. These giants are the heart of the game and visually impressive, especially in the remake released on PS4.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has no shortage of exciting battles. One of the most popular games among gamers is the cult boss battles, especially the one against Ganon.
Dark Souls III
Yes, all From Software could have had a place in this ranking. But in our opinion, Dark Souls III has the most diverse boss cast and the most enjoyable fights. And then, how can we forget the famous King with no name…
Alone or with two players, Cuphead will put on your way many bosses with devilishly well thought patterns. Their magnificent chara design scotches the retina.