There have been some really cool, and most epic boss fights in the history of video games. But with there being so many, how do we know which ones are the best? It's all a matter of opinion, with that said this is my list for the 100 best boss fights of all time.
What makes a boss fight the best? Well a number of things; The fight has to be memorable, it can also be epic, or outright insane. A boss fight can be unforgiving in difficultly, or it can be as simple as pressing the A button. Whatever the boss fight is, all that matters is that I enjoyed it in one way or another.
70.) Kingdom Hearts - Sephiroth
Although this fight is completely optional, it is definitely the hardest fight in the game. Even with Sora at level 99 Sephiroth is a nightmare, just one of his attacks can take off 75% of your health. This boss has a boat load of health too, so do your best to stay alive and keep your distance from him.
69.) Metroid Prime 2 - Spider Guardian
The spider guardian fight requires you to essentially solve a puzzle, all while dealing with the boss. A very unique and fun fight that requires you to constantly be in the morph ball. Utilize your bombs and speed boosts to force the boss into the electric pillars, and eventually you'll win the fight.
68.) Rogue Legacy - Neo Khidr
Rogue Legacy is an amazingly fun game that has some really difficult bosses, one being Neo Khidr. This boss will kill you in just a handful of hits and his attacks mimic that of a bullet hell game. Be patient and memorize his attack patterns, because you are going to die a lot before you manage to kill this giant eyeball.
67.) Metal Slug 3 - The Final Mission
The Metal Slug franchise is full of memorable and epic boss fights, but the third installment has one of the hardest and biggest quarter sucker missions of all time. The final mission has more bosses in it than the rest of the game. You have to fight about six different bosses, all with different mechanics. Make sure you have plenty of quarters, you're going to need them for this.
66.) Dark Souls 2 - The Old Iron King
What is more terrifying than a demon? How about a giant lava demon. I know Dark Souls 2 is still very new, but this boss fight had to be one of the coolest in the game. I just could not leave it out. I wont spoil how to defeat him, but keep in mind that there is lava everywhere.
*No video for this boss because I don't want to spoil the fight just yet*
65.) Serious Sam - Ugh Zhan III
There were plenty of giant bosses in Serious Sam, but the last encounter in the first Serious Sam game was fantastic. Just getting to Ugh Zhan was a challenge, seeing as there were a few hundred enemies in your way. Once he appears you need to book it to the great pyramid and fight him inside. Don't forget to use the jump platforms, its the only way to kill him.
64.) Resistance 2 - The Leviathan
Fighting the leviathan for the first time was a most epic and intense moment. Not only does this giant throw you around like a rag doll, but if you don't hit him with a rocket then you're going to be eaten. Nothing is cooler than taking down a monster the size of a skyscraper with only a rocket launcher.
63.) Super Mario World - Bowser
Super Mario World has one of the coolest bowser fights in my opinion. Bowser uses his koopa-copter to always stay up in the air. He will occasionally drop down some mecha-koopa's, which you need to use in order to hit bowser. Watch out for when he slams his koopa-copter on the ground though, that's a real hard hit.
62.) Gauntlet Legends - Skorne
Gauntlet Legends is one of my all time favorite childhood games. Nothing like a good old fashioned hack and slash game. Although there were a few awesome boss fights in Gauntlet Legends, fighting Skorne was one of the best. Make sure you have plenty of health and power-ups, you're going to need them. Just watch out for his fireballs and keep moving.
61.) Resident Evil 3 - Nemesis
Nemesis is by far one of the most terrifying enemies to ever appear in the Resident Evil series. Not only does he have a rocket launcher, but he follows you through out the entire city. The only way Jill manages to kill Nemesis is by using a rail cannon, A RAIL CANNON! Just remember that you are never safe in Resident Evil 3.
Part 1: 100 - 91
Part 2: 90 - 81
Part 3: 80 - 71
Part 5: 60 - 51
If you would like to see a boss fight on the list, then please let me know.