Sometimes there’s just nothing that compares to the satisfaction that comes from finding the solution to a challenging problem. But when you find your average run-of-the-mill puzzle and strategy games just aren’t tough enough for your superior intellect, that’s when you need to find the games that were made specifically for an audience of certified geniuses. The games made by developers who don’t care whether or not you have any fun, just as long as your brain is constantly on the verge of hemorrhaging from trying to figure out how to beat it.
If you happen to be one of those people who are always looking for new ways to flex their mental muscles, the games on this list should be more than enough to keep you busy for quite some time.
12. Plague Inc.
In addition to being a highly refined strategy game, Plague Inc. is also a terrifyingly realistic simulation. The game has players create and evolve a deadly pathogen in an effort to wipe out humanity. After your pathogen infects ‘Patient Zero’ it’s up to you to adapt and evolve it so that it will survive everything the humans use to defend against it.
If you manage to beat the game on the normal difficulty setting you can try bumping it up to Mega Brutal where the doctors will stop at virtually nothing to cure the disease.