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  • Geometry Dash

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    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Wickedly Addictive Fun with Geometry Dash

    9
    1352 votes
    • PROS: Wickedly addictive, Highly challenging, No in-app purchases
    • CONS: Can be extremely challenging initially, Levels can sometimes seem endless.
  • Counter-Strike: Condition Zero

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Classic tactical shooter

    7
    5582 votes
    • PROS: Single and multiplayer modes, Challenging gameplay, Well designed maps and weapons, Different levels of difficulty, Awards accuracy and strategy
    • CONS: Dated graphics, AI is worthless in combat
  • Hill Climb Racing

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Windows Phone
    iPhone
    Java

    Driving the distance

    8
    1432 votes
    • PROS: Addictive gameplay, Interesting physics mechanics
    • CONS: Can get frustrating at times
  • Call of Duty 2

    Demo

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Experience a genre-defining classic with Call of Duty

    7
    7365 votes
    • PROS: Varied and challenging missions, Dramatic evocation of historical combat, Important influence on later games
    • CONS: Dated graphics, Some mechanics superseded by later games
  • Papers, Please

    0.5.13

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

    Who said being an immigration officer wasn't fun?

    6
    2213 votes
    • PROS: Unusual, Challenging, Well written
    • CONS: Depressing!
  • Hitman 2

    Demo

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    Platform
    Windows

    Make a Killing in Hitman 2

    8
    2230 votes
    • PROS: Challenging gameplay., Rewards the most skilful players.
    • CONS: A steep learning curve; not for beginners., Some may be offended by controversial subject matter.
  • Angry Birds

    Windows PC 4.0.0

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    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    Windows Phone
    iPhone

    Addictive puzzle game: kamikaze birds against the pigs

    8
    9127 votes
    • PROS: Excellent physics engine, Very funny and entertaining, Lots of game levels, Highly addictive
    • CONS: Repetitive sound effects
  • Real Bike Racing

    1.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A free bike simulation, in the palm of your hand

    8
    85 votes
    • PROS: Great visuals, Fairly challenging, Well-designed bikes
    • CONS: Somewhat flimsy controls
  • Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines

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    Platform
    Windows

    Use stealth to outwit Nazis in Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines

    7
    1217 votes
    • PROS: Challenging tactical play, Clear isometric map, Interesting character abilities
    • CONS: Limited replay, Dated graphics
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    If Call of Duty was all sniping...

    8
    501 votes
    • PROS: Great looking, Manages to keep sniping interesting, Hard mode is genuinely challenging
    • CONS: Unreliable enemy AI, Weak multiplayer
  • Far Cry

    (Singleplayer)

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    Platform
    Windows

    Sneak, shoot and survive in Far Cry

    7
    2226 votes
    • PROS: Challenging stealth and shooting gameplay, Intelligent enemy AI
    • CONS: Indoor combats are linear and less satisfying, Cut scenes are dated compared to modern games
  • The Isle

    Preview beta

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    It's eat or be eaten in The Isle

    9
    745 votes
    • PROS: Lush habitats, Varied dinosaurs, Challenging gameplay
    • CONS: Steep learning curve
  • Angry Birds Rio

    Demo 2.2.0

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    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone

    The Angry Birds hit Rio!

    8
    2442 votes
    • PROS: Familiar gameplay, New elements, Great music
    • CONS: Nothing really new
  • I Wanna Be The Guy

    1.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Toughest game ever?

    8
    761 votes
    • PROS: Retro graphics, Fun and original idea, Really challenging
    • CONS: Gets tiring!, It may be the point, but this is crazily hard
  • Cube World

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    New, Minecraft-style RPG

    7
    2094 votes
    • PROS: Good block graphics, Challenging fights, Huge open world
    • CONS: Initially very hard, Game is limited in scope, Monotonous sound effects
  • Bus Driver 3D: Hill Station

    1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A dynamic new bus simulator Packed with stunning landscapes and challenging routes

    9
    61 votes
    • Bus Simulator

      Demo 2008

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      Platform
      Windows

      The challenge of being a bus driver in the city

      7
      2196 votes
      • PROS: Original idea, More challenging than it seems
      • CONS: Not very exciting - gets boring too easily, Physics are not as realistic as expected
    • Trailmakers

      1.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Creative freedom and challenging competition

      9
      84 votes
      • PROS: Different game modes, Sparks creativity
      • CONS: Still in development, Not all modes are multiplayers
    • Toy Blast

      1248

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone
      Windows

      The ultimate matching puzzle game with unique gameplay!

      8
      50 votes
      • PROS: Simple gameplay for all ages, Extremely addictive, Progressively more challenging
      • CONS: Long waits for more lives, Later levels may require in-app purchases to complete
    • Don't Starve

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      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Don't starve. Or die. Or get eaten.

      7
      1542 votes
      • PROS: Extreme survival, Technically advanced, Very surprising, Looks great, Very challenging
      • CONS: Confusing menus
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