Which is the hardest game of all time? Here are our top picks

From video games to card games, find out what we've struggled to conquer

Gaming has come a long way since the days of Pong on Atari. With every new generation of gaming and gamers comes the discussion: should games be difficult to complete?

Game developers would argue that games are journeys, and with a journey can come hardship. The satisfaction of conquering and beating a game you once perceived as being too difficult releases a sense of euphoria and accomplishment.

This week, it was reported that a Dubai resident complained to consumer services that a game he purchased was too difficult to play. The authorities took his claim seriously, but ultimately discovered it was just his weak skills that were the problem.

We asked The National’s staff about the most difficult games they’ve ever played and you can see the choices in the slideshow above.