7 Unwinnable Boss Fights You Can Beat If You're Good Enough

If a game really wants to put you in your place, the easiest way is to drop you into a boss fight, usually early in the game, that is unwinnable. This reminds you that you, the player, are a worthless scrub who will have to go on a hero's journey before you can defeat the big baddie.
Except sometimes those bosses aren't quite impossible to beat - whether that's through cunning, skill or just sheer bloody mindedness. These seven bosses might seem like they're just a delivery vector for a humiliating story cutscene, but you can actually defeat them.
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  • your videos are too bright

    The Arunachali GuyThe Arunachali Guy15 saatler önce
  • I've done all of those except the kingdom hearts one. (don't play it, never will.)

    CobaltBomberCobaltBomber18 saatler önce
  • In the first Golden Sun game, it MIGHT be possible to beat the Saturos and Menardi fight in the beginning of the game with child Isaac and Garet. It would take an absurd amount of luck though, requiring you to dodge almost every attack they make and having them never use psynergy. I've beat the fight (though taking the easy way out and using an infinite health code from a gameshark), but it gives no exp or gald and still leaves Isaac and Garet flat on their faces.

    Lyei HawaquaeLyei Hawaquae20 saatler önce
  • With 6 you can literally hit them with blood wound stun half of them have two other mages cast Grease and tremor on either side, light grease on fire with fire ball (specifically for knock downs) then trigger storm of the century through tempest and blizzard. Roll 3 mages and zeveran, double haste and heavy Mana restore for permanent double haste then make them all mage knights with shimmering shield and make every fighter in the game ever look statistically useless by comparison of hundreds of numbers and making it so when you hit x you attack immediately (meaning yes like 2). DA 1 Origins in its entirety was a joke for difficulty but good for story also you save Loghain to sacrifice him in 3 because Alastor, Hawk and Stroud are unacceptable choices.

    Attis LuminescenceAttis LuminescenceGün önce
  • 4:45 *Metal Gear Rising Flashbacks* You fight an unwinnable Boss who's also a Samurai and get your left arm cut off by said Samurai on said Boss fight.

    Solrac StormhunterSolrac StormhunterGün önce
  • Spare a thought for Dishonored: 2 villain, Delilah. Corvo/Emily can entirely avoid the tricks she’s got up her sleeve by climbing up a rock face and stealthing around behind her. Way less-stressful final fight!

    Katie MKatie MGün önce
  • ur kidding when u say that the first boss in dark souls is seemingly unwinnable right

    Mosh 3Mosh 3Gün önce
  • Keen to get the killing started as soon as possible love it

    matt 82503matt 82503Gün önce
  • What about the dungeon guardian from Terraria

    Dragon KnightDragon KnightGün önce
  • Kerafyrm, everquest

    Raf LejeuneRaf LejeuneGün önce
  • Keep up with the good sense of humour. You have a unique-on-TRvision type of jokes: "It is what we, in the boss fighting business, call double bastard, extra-hard ARE YOU KIDDING ME with all these archers"?

    Antonio VegaAntonio VegaGün önce
  • Why are you three trying so hard to be the same person?

    Brad WindleBrad Windle2 gün önce
  • What about that huge elder dragon in Dark Souls 2. I sweat my ass of with that that thing. Tried at least once a week xD

    Fourie SchutteFourie Schutte2 gün önce
  • Shouldve mentioned the dungeon guardian in terraria that gives you the flying skull pet

    Zander HorstmanZander Horstman2 gün önce
  • You guys forget to put Europa Universalis 4 Early Game Ottoman Empire to the list...

    Kemal DemirKemal Demir2 gün önce
  • Man, I remember Ser Cauthrien. I only found out that you can win this fight on my third playthrough, when I picked a mage and realized that the Arcane Warrior is completely indestructible.

    Texas DiceTexas Dice2 gün önce
  • Sans undertale?

    Alex DavisAlex Davis2 gün önce
  • Ser Cauthrien? pfft really ? Ive never had an encounter i couldnt win against in that with any fighter class i played and some rogues.

    Jonathan MeltonJonathan Melton2 gün önce
  • i dont think Leon from kingdom hearts should be on this list.. he was extremely easy to beat especially with Guard skill to reflect his fireball back and stun him for 10 years

    AnonymousAnonymous2 gün önce
  • Nah you should have showed the SECOND Asylum Demon thats under the floor you fall in. You can simply jump from above and kill the 1st Asylum demon from its head one shot. Instead of showing Darksouls 2 boss you should have showed Darkeater MIDIR (dragon) optional boss. THAT shit lord is pain in the ass to solo alone. only did it twice lol As for shadows die twice the final final Boss ISSHIN is definitely hella tough

    D The ChemistD The Chemist2 gün önce
  • ...leeeooonnn ....oh how I hated that fight

    Bryant AdamBryant Adam2 gün önce
  • Sans: "Am I joke to you?"

    Kenny0zKenny0z2 gün önce
  • Ser Cauthrien? Really? Personally, I would have chosen Harvester from DLC Golems Of Amgarrak as my DA:O arch-nemesis - can take base game on hard/nightmare, couldn't take him on easy difficulty. Wipes my party in 2-3 moves everytime, but some people killed him np. Go figure ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Anyway, nice vid, thanks!

    Max MarininMax Marinin3 gün önce
  • Kingdom hearts 2 sephiroth boss fight should have been in this also

    HakuryuhHakuryuh3 gün önce
  • I never lost the dragons age boss fight actually, not in any playthrough

    GamingLegendaryGamingLegendary3 gün önce
    • item spam wins it

      GamingLegendaryGamingLegendary3 gün önce
  • I beat Leon on my 2nd playthrough of Kingdom Hearts, when I was about 8. I always found it odd that a kid that could sprint indefinitely, jump from the tallest of buildings without taking damage, and fell waves upon waves of evil using a giant hunk of metal...would get so tuckered out as to pass out after one duel. (Still though, it's nice that Leon actually rewards you for beating him once you leave Traverse Town!)

    sonicsora22sonicsora223 gün önce
  • Sad, was hoping for a mention of Xenogears or Magna Carta: Tears of Blood. Both games had several "unbeatable" bosses and each one you beat dropped one of a kind super items similar to Nemesis in RE3.

    Anthony SykesAnthony Sykes3 gün önce
  • Hmppfff father gascoine

    Option p-layerOption p-layer3 gün önce
  • M.Bison in Street Fighter: The Movie. In the first stage of story mode he is supposed to be unbeatable. He's not. If you beat him it still acts like you lost and goes on like the game normally would.

    Deltron 67Deltron 673 gün önce
  • Voracidous from borderlands 3 should defo be on here

    Big GeiBig Gei3 gün önce
  • 1.5 name, 3.5 words. Sans genocide boss fight.

    Blueberry SansBlueberry Sans3 gün önce
    • @CJ Carter Omg I just realized that. You just reminded me sans can be a word that means without. Either way, I meant it as in the name. Let me do a little edit...

      Blueberry SansBlueberry Sans2 gün önce
    • That is four words...

      CJ CarterCJ Carter3 gün önce
  • Fucking Sigrun. Rip my controller

    Dank FlopDank Flop3 gün önce
  • The first fight against Ridley in super metroid is winnable. That is you can do enough damage to get ridley to escape without taking any damage to yourself.

    Michael JurneyMichael Jurney3 gün önce
  • Some of these...I'm not sure if they're right . Let me explain... {1} Alright, so I don't even play Dark Souls, but the 'Plink the slow-but-strong boss from a distance' strategy seems legit and easy, even moreso than - say - using great timing and pattern-watching to find the exact right time to jam a sword-hilt up its ass. This strategy is used against alot of monsters in alot of games. {2} Leon does NOT even belong on this list. Sorry, lemme say that properly. SQUALL LEONHART does not belong on this list. I beat him. I didn't even know I was going to have to face him. I beat him the FIRST TIME. Now, some might say that it's due to having trained up to Level 5 before coming to Traverse Town. And maybe if Shadows weren't so fun and easy to put down that Level 5 was reached without much effort, that things might've been different. Or perhaps not. See a dangerous mook, fight it down until you're more powerful than them. The point is that because Squall is a terrible character and the game makes it easy for you to reach enough levels to take him (Plus, let's just face it, you're all better than this guy's 'skills'), he's not actually a challenge. Next time, try Sephiroth. {3} Cersei Lannister never made anything cool. {4} And of course, nobody would believe that Nemesis is unbeatable, because Mr. X came first in the previous game.

    FalloutJackFalloutJack3 gün önce
  • Oh how I miss D1

    thisisyourdestinythisisyourdestiny4 gün önce
  • bloodborne is hard too

    Feito PunsFeito Puns4 gün önce
  • Wait, the DA:O part was suppose to be unwinable? hmm, could've fooled me, cause i've killed her several times, hell, my first run involved killing her (and no, i did not play it on Easy like some casual loser) i only started *letting* her kill me from after i found out when my friend lost during that fight and it showed an entierly new section that i was never aware of, yes the fight was hard-ish, but if it was an unwinable battle (that time). like oh~ 90% of every damn player would do, i reload to a previous save and tried again, if this was suppose to be a said unwinable battle, it was lost on me, i just thought of it as a really hard fight and i was suppose to NOT let them capture me or she would be taken away, so obvs i fought to the bitter end, as many times as it took.

    ForemostCrab7ForemostCrab74 gün önce
  • Let's not forget the *FACT* that Mr.Krabs sold spongebob's soul for 62 cents.

    Titnibler 210Titnibler 2104 gün önce
  • Heartless have no hearts and nobodies have no bodies. Simple Kingdom Hearts logic

    Jetfox967Jetfox9674 gün önce
  • You didn't mentioned Lavos from Chrono Trigger? Blasphemy!!!

    Artur FerrãoArtur Ferrão4 gün önce
    • Artur Ferrão Came here to say this.

      Jonathan SophrosyneJonathan SophrosyneGün önce
  • You can also beat the unbeatable bosses through cheap tricks.

    Dabbing PersonDabbing Person4 gün önce
  • I killed Ser Cauthrien on my first try! (After my party had died by spamming blizzard spells through a closed door).

    monkeyboy 2102monkeyboy 21024 gün önce
  • Shut up, then they’re not unwinnable, are they?

    Genaro ScalaGenaro Scala4 gün önce
    • @outsidexbox Then you should have put "Unwinnable" in quotations. What I'm getting at it is, making a senseless sensationalist title is a single step down from doing it all caps. Let's face it, you're like a deep sea scavenger eking out a living consuming whatever flakes of nutrients make it down to your level, trying to survive by commenting on content created by others. I get that it's rough, but your very existence is merely an advanced form of spam, not yet regulated by the rules of society.

      Genaro ScalaGenaro Scala4 gün önce
    • the video is about fights the game leads you to think are unwinnable, but actually aren't. it's pretty clearly explained.

      outsidexboxoutsidexbox4 gün önce
  • Robotech: Invasion had an "unbeatable" boss in it. It was the invid princess and you're supposed to switch to thermal vision, which shows you a hot spot on her shoulder and that's the only area she can take damage from

    SkuggaSkugga4 gün önce
  • That DA:O one is stupid, even as a kid i just thought that was the only challenging battle in the game tho i did play on easy when i was 12 so idk

    Matthew AitkenMatthew Aitken4 gün önce
  • You know, Jane, you can also convince Ser Cauthrien to let you leave through dialogue.

    elstormoelstormo4 gün önce
  • If Lisa isn't on the list, I swear. The game even thinks you are cheating if you do beat it xD

    HamburgersAndBeerHamburgersAndBeer4 gün önce
  • From Software, AKA From Software From Hell

    Julio CesarJulio Cesar5 gün önce
  • Jesus christ KH looks horrible

    Emperor EhrynEmperor Ehryn5 gün önce
  • Awh yes dragon age origins please bring some light to this

    D HarrisD Harris5 gün önce
  • Yea I don’t think I ever lost that DA fight.

    SammycakesSammycakes5 gün önce
  • Sans is a pretty hard boss fight, for most people it takes a really long time to defeat him.

    Beyblade_ Gamer1012Beyblade_ Gamer10125 gün önce
  • Marvel's: Spider-Man, Taskmaster first time you face him on hard difficulty! Nearly impossible but it can be done!

    420NorthernMill420NorthernMill6 gün önce
  • Where's....suikoden v? :O

    gBRs Video LibrarygBRs Video Library6 gün önce
  • Honestly demons souls first boss would be more impressive than the asylum demon. Asylum demon I was able to do it after a while from being able to survive more than two hits. I actually beat Leon on my first play through. I was having fun reflecting his fireballs and it just happened

    Kone WhatsthenamespolicyKone Whatsthenamespolicy6 gün önce
  • You forgot the hardest boss of all, Inner Agent 3 In Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion

    JusMonikaJusMonika6 gün önce
  • I never even fought Ser Cauthrien because she was a good person who just believes Loghain's lie that you abandoned and left the king to die and are planning to conquer the nation for the country your order is largely from. Ergo I surrendered so as not to unnecessarily kill good people as collateral damage, and just sneak our asses around her and her men in the future. I never even knew she was considerably tougher than any other fight in the game.

    Beta MaxisBeta Maxis6 gün önce
  • Dislike, because the title dont make no snense

    Matt MustangMatt Mustang6 gün önce
  • Etna from Disgaea 2 the first time you encounter her, her stats are insane at that point of the game, but it's actually possible to beat her getting an alternate ending as a result.

    Nesouk KefkaNesouk Kefka6 gün önce
  • the asylum demon? what he's weak as shit. especially if not fat rolling

    Cody FranczakCody Franczak6 gün önce
  • The first Gades fight in Lufia 2... if you play the game normally, he'll kick your ass as supposed to show you that a Sinistral is way too much for mere humans. but if you level up and play a very tight tactic, he's totally beatable.

    LylantaresLylantares6 gün önce
  • Guild Wars also had a level with a big powerful ally dragon called Glint, but you could choose to steal one of her eggs making her an optional extra boss, but at that point in the game she'll kick your butt! but you can go back far later in the game and actually win.

    Raptor JesusRaptor Jesus6 gün önce
  • Nameless king in dark souls 3 is worse. I was stuck on that fuck for a week before i finally beat him. Also obligatory sephroth from kingdom hearts. My ex bf also spent days on that fuckin boss before he beat him. He said he was never doing that shit again lol

    AshleyAshley6 gün önce
  • wait that dragon age origins battle was suppose to be lost?! I played the game on the hardest difficulty and owned that shit.... i mean it wasnt easy no way in hell, but still...

    GertMegaGertMega6 gün önce
    • If you do all the side quests and level up properly, you can basically beat any opponent in Dragon Age Origins rather easily. You can even fight the arch-demon without any support from allied groups. But there is one exception: the Reaper. The Reaper levels up with you, so he is the only opponent in DAO you should NOT encounter on level 36, but on level 18 rather (with the best equipment you can foster at this stage).

      respawwnrespawwn4 gün önce
  • The first dark souls boss was easy to beat ... and I suck at that game lol and I didn’t use fire bombs

    Chrome AjacKsChrome AjacKs6 gün önce
  • "Asylum demon is difficult, seemingly impossible at first." If you're braindead, yes.

    DevonvoxDevonvox7 gün önce
  • Should of used Gwyn's fight cause you actually need skill to beat him, they even used his theme wtf

    Jr WhiteJr White7 gün önce
  • the dungeon guardian in terraria has 9999 health, 9999 defense, 1000 attack, flies, has the movement speed of a freaking god, and multiples of him can and will spawn right before you get murdered by him instantly

    Wingo FamilyWingo Family7 gün önce
  • Yoooooo a tales of game

    Several people are typingSeveral people are typing7 gün önce
  • I don't know if it counts, but the final duel against Obi-Wan in the Revenge of the Sith video game. The game even rewards you with an alternate ending if you manage to best him!

    Fell Dragon GrimaFell Dragon Grima8 gün önce
7 Unwinnable Boss Fights You Can Beat If You're Good Enough