Gaming

10 Most Difficult Video Game Achievements That Aren't Worth It

Gaming is about challenges, or if you're into MMORPGs, gaming is about challenges and calling people gaylords. Regardless, game designers go to extreme lengths in order for you to test your skills, with rewards to follow. Sometimes, though, the rewards are simply not worth the agony of the accomplishment.

10. Earthworm Jim Tube Race

The Tube Race portion of Earthworm Jim's third level is famously hard, a white-knuckle ride through an underwater obstacle course where you're caught between running out of air and careening into cavern walls. Now, this is the only achievement on the list that you actually have to do, so the payoff is getting to the next level. What's frustrating is that the mastermind behind this devilish deathtrap is a goldfish, and once you come face to face with him, you simply knock over his bowl and walk away. Sorry, but after coming through the level shaking with adrenaline fatigue, the game really should've let you take your time with the bastard.

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Jef Rouner (not cis, he/him) is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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