Are You Strong Enough to Speed Run Demon’s Souls?

October 21, 2010Written by Corey Schwanz

Demon’s Souls, the ungodly difficult PlayStation 3 exclusive, has frustrated players for hours upon hours with no end in sight. Unless you are this guy, who has a speed run that seems too incredible to be true.

From Software’s Demon’s Souls is hard. Really hard. While not impossible, as the platinum trophies for this game will attest, it is definitely not a game for the weak of heart. But that’s why people flocked to it in droves. The immensely high difficulty curve and unforgiving nature of the game is what was so popular and ultimately led it to become the publisher’s most successful title ever. But gamers are a dedicated bunch. So dedicated in fact that one person was actually able to beat the entire game in less than one hour.

No lie! It seems an impossible feat, but YouTube user alternalw did just that, and uploaded his proof for all to see. Instead of fighting enemies, he just avoided nearly every enemy in the game, with the exception of bosses. But even then, one must know this game inside and out.

Be warned though, the videos will contain spoilers.


My hat is off to that. In fact, I don’t think I’ll be putting a hat on ever again. Do you think you could ever do something like this? What video game achievement are you most proud of? Let us know in the comments below.