Watch One Player Beat Two Different Dark Souls Bosses at the Same Time on One Controller

Watch One Player Beat Two Different Dark Souls Bosses at the Same Time on One Controller

Dark Souls stunts are still absolutely twisted.

Dark Souls stunt runs are kind of de rigeur among the online streaming crowds. So far we've seen players beat Dark Souls using weird controllers, backwards, or even as a group. So it's a little hard to surprise me anymore when someone tries to beat any of the Souls game with some weird trick. At least that's what I thought until I saw one player beat two different Dark Souls bosses, from two different Dark Souls games, at the same time, using one controller.

User "iHardlyTriHard Gaming" (appropriate internet handle) uploaded a video on YouTube earlier this week showcasing their extreme Dark Souls virtuosity. The video shows a simultaneous boss fight encounter with the Asylum Demon from Dark Souls 1 and Ludex Gundyr from Dark Souls 3, the first bosses of each game. Playing on just one controller, iHardlyTriHard manages to take out both bosses at roughly the same time, navigating between dodging two different boss movesets, and incorporating different strategies for each battle.

There were times when the need to attack one boss left the other character trapped in a corner for the other fight, and it was then that I felt the most stress watching this video. I was happy to proven wrong, but this kind of Dark Souls experience might be too real for me.

Apparently based on the video's comments section, iHardlyTriHard is planning an Ornstein and Smough and Champion Gundyr run using the simultaneous boss fight setup. I'll probably watch that video through covered eyes.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Matt Kim

News Editor

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

Read this next

Souls Director Hidetaka Miyazaki Says Bloodborne Is His Favorite Game He's Worked On

Also, he loved the Old Monk fight from Demon's Souls.

Sekiro's Technical Performance is Disappointing on the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro

Fans of From Software's games will feel right at home, though not in a good way.

Dark Souls 3 Data Mine Reveals Cut Content, Including Unused Multiplayer Mode and Weapons

A new Dark Souls 3 data mine has pulled up a cut multiplayer mode, which would have changed up the dynamic of the game in a big way.

Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough and Dark Souls 3 DLC Guide

Locate bonfires and defeat every boss in Dark Souls 3 by using our in-depth Dark Souls 3 Walkthrough.

Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City Walkthrough -- The Dreg Heap

A guide to the first area of the Ringed City DLC.

Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City Walkthrough -- The Ringed City

Venturing into the eponymous main area.

More News

Blizzard Bans Collegiate Hearthstone Players for Six Months Over Protest Sign

American University's players have received some late judgment.

PUBG's Next Season Will Have Players Flinging Blades and Pans in a Refreshed Miramar

Season 5 will focus on improving PUBG's second map and adds a number of new features, including the ability to toss items and melee weapons.

The Analogue Pocket is Bringing Retro Handheld Gaming Back to Life

Analogue's new device looks like a Game Boy Pocket but supports a lot more than Game Boy classics.