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.
Maximum Carnage is by far one of the best Spider Man games of all time, at least in my opinion it is. This side scrolling beat-em-up is one of my childhood favorites, I used to play it for hours on end looking for secrets and power ups. The final Carnage fight is brutal, thankfully Spider Man and Venom both have 3 lives in order to defeat him. Make sure you save your sonic gun power up for this fight, otherwise its a train wreck.
The premiere game for the Super Nintendo’s Super Scope, Battle Clash, is a rail shooter that brought the intensity to 11. The final boss Thanatos is definitely the best fight in the game, seeing as he has two forms and can wipe the floor with you. Make sure you’re Super Scope is calibrated correctly, you’re going to need pin point precision for this fight.
Getting to Eyedol in Killer Instinct was always a challenge for me, mainly because I am not that good at fighting games. I usually got to Eyedol with Spinal or Cinder, and then I would get my face kicked in. Eyedol hits like a truck and can take out half your health in a single 4-hit combo. Time to put the pedal to the metal with this fight, best of luck!
By far one of the most terrifying games in the franchise, Silent Hill 2 brings the paralyzing fear up to 11 with Pyramid Head. The game is scary enough with the static of nearby enemies, but having a butcher wielding a massive sword chase after you is mind numbing. Hopefully you have plenty of health and ammo, because he is a walking tank. What makes things worse is that he shows up throughout the game, even if you do manage to kill him.
Presumably killed in the first Megaman X, Vile returns in Megaman X3 with a powerful suit of ride armor. This two phase fight starts off with Vile charging from one side of the room to the other, just be careful that you’re not on the wall when he crashes into it. After defeating Vile’s ride armor, the real fight begins. Vile will then gain all of his health back and fight X with a new barrage of attacks. Make sure to jump over his fire bomb and don’t let him physically touch you, otherwise you’ll take a massive loss of health.
I know Castlevania 64 is not the greatest of Castlevania’s, but the final fight with Dracula pushed me to my gaming limits and beyond. Upon reaching the top of the castle the three phase fight begins. First you must fight dracula’s servant who is posing as dracula, then you must escape the tower before it crumbles and fight dracula again, this time in his new and agile body. After defeating the real dracula, he teleports you to a desert wasteland where you must fight his true form; a giant snake-like dragon. Definitely one of the most memorable fights I have ever experienced.
I love King Of The Monsters 2, it is one of my all time favorite childhood games. The bosses were all unique and quite epic, but the last boss Famardy is not only ugly but tough as well. If you’re not careful he will eat you and take a chunk of health out of you. After defeating him you must destroy all of the smaller versions of him in under 10 seconds in order to get the good ending, if you fail then you get the bad ending.
The final showdown with the russian mob boss is not only frustratingly hard but also completely amazing. First you must defeat his two leopards--yes actual leopards--and all you have to kill them with is a gold statue. Then you need to defeat his bodyguard, after bashing her head into the floor a few dozen times the boss pulls out two Uzi’s and throws a tsunami of bullets at you. If you die then you have to start the fight all over again, including the fight with the leopards.
The fight with Darth Vader starts off in a hallway on the Death Star, a simple one on one fight with one of the most notorious villains of all time. Make sure to stay clear of his force push, it’s a real power house. After getting him down to half health the second phase of the fight starts, where you must throw some projectiles at Darth Vader in order to beat the crap out of him. Keep your guard up and remember your training, you can do this!
Sonic starts this zone off with zero rings, and there are no rings nor are there any checkpoints in the zone. You must defeat Metal Sonic and Dr. Robotnik without taking a single hit, I know that sounds ridiculous and to be honest it is. Metal Sonic is a cake walk compared to Dr. Robotnik, seeing as Dr. Robotnik takes at least 20 hits or so in order to be defeated. Patience is key for this zone, don’t try to rush the fights, you’ll just end up dying.