"Don't you just hate when a game has four difficulty settings? I'm a devout Medium man: Easy just doesn't stimulate, and I lack the time to get really autistic-ally good enough for Hard... On this occasion I thought, "Well, I've played enough shooters in my time, and I did remember to put on my big boy trousers this morning, let's lean towards the Hard end of Medium." That, in retrospect, was a mistake. "
"You will not survive."
"Brutally difficult and entirely unforgiving."
"No checkpoints. No room for error. No mercy."
"This mode is difficult!"
MetaSeraphim: I finally beat impossible mode, after 6 days of non-stop trying.
DANGER - Are you prepared to battle sheer despair? (NO) (BRING IT)
— Ultra Mode warning screen, Mushihime Sama (English-language iOS ver.)
DANGER - This style is customized for advanced players. Proceed only if you have prepared yourself.
— Strong Style warning screen, DoDonPachi Resurrection Black Label (PAL Xbox 360 and Steam versions)
Deity — Muahahaha! Good luck, sucker!
"You face opponents who have never known defeat, who laugh in alien tongues at your efforts to survive. This is suicide."
"Tremble as teeming hordes of invincible alien monsters punish the slightest error with instant death... again and again."
"Death around every corner. Reload often."
— Halo 5
"The highest difficulty. It is beatable. In theory."
— Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse describing Apocalypse difficulty
"This, the most difficult mode, is for highly advanced players. Battles are much more difficult thsn in Hard mode, and nothing is carried over from playthrough to the next."
— Persona 3 Portable describing Maniac difficulty.
"Do you hate yourself, or are you supremely self-confident? This difficulty requires a strength of heart that never gives in."
— Persona 4 Golden describing Very Hard difficulty.
"Tell us if you can finish the game playing on this difficulty level - we are not sure whether it is possible."
— Heroes of Might and Magic V, Heroic difficulty description
"Are you sure? This skill level isn't even remotely fair."
— Doom, warning you about picking Nightmare! difficulty
"For masochists and the truly mad, it doesn't get more challenging than this."
"DreadZone fans want to see carnage, and we're gonna give it to them by the truckload. You have no chance for survival, no hope of mercy and no dental plan. This difficulty level is flat out impossible. Turn back now. We're serious. You don't need this kind of pain."
— Ratchet: Deadlocked, Exterminator difficulty description
"Enemies do 40% more damage and have other bonuses. Play this if you have no life."
— Epic Battle Fantasy 2 Epic difficulty description
"For those who have mastered EBF3. Foes do 60% more damage and have other bonuses."
— Epic Battle Fantasy 3 Epic difficulty description
''"Oh, so you're looking for a challenge? You can try expert mode, but it will be very difficult! (YES - I am a great dancer, I can handle it!) (DIFFICULTY - I'd like a different difficulty.)'""
— Club Penguin minigame Dance Contest Expert mode description