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10 Most Jaw-Dropping Speedruns Ever

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When multiplayer team death-matches don’t have the same kick of satisfaction anymore, some turn to speedruns, so we made a list of the 10 Most Jaw-Dropping Speedruns Ever. They take a single player game and blaze through it at top speed chasing the elusive record. It takes skill and reflexes of lightning speed to make it through in record time. (A bit of luck and knowledge of glitches may help too.) If you’re looking for the most amazing speedruns, you’re in luck. Have a look at our list of the 10 Most Jaw-Dropping Speedruns Ever.


10

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

 
 

In a brilliant bit of exploitation, ZeldaFreakGlitcha blasts their way through Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in the mind blowing 20 minutes and 45 seconds. Utilizing a number of glitches, this speedrun is simply amazing. I don’t know about you, but I remember playing this for weeks after it first came out. Completing is in one sitting is unfathomable which is why this entry belongs on our list of the 10 Most Jaw-Dropping Speedruns Ever.

 
9

Super Mario Bros. 3

 
 

It is always nice to see someone play a classic game with such skill and dexterity that they completely beat the damn thing in 11 minutes. This video shows Zero1two utterly smashing goombas and koopas to bits at breakneck pace as they blaze through Super Mario Bros 3. Watching Mario move so fluidly is like poetry in motion.

 
8

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

 
 

Everyone knows that you go faster while going backwards. In this instance, Romscout demolishes Castlevania: Synphony of the Night in under 20 minutes. Castlevania games were notoriously hard and featured complex levels where you could easily get lost. With some deft fingers, he destroys the game and Dracula in record time. Well done, sir! Now let’s see you try it with Lords of Shadow.

 
7

Half-Life

 
 
Half-Life is a story heavy FPS that remains a classic to this day. Running through it at vomit inducing pace with nothing but a crowbar might make purists sick, but this speedrun is simply awe inspiring. Although from all the roundabout camera work, it makes you wonder whether the person playing was amped up on far too many cans of Red Bull. In this instance, it would definitely be a performance enhancing drug.
 
6

Portal

 
 

This speedrun is unbelievable. This gamer exploits every flaw, glitch, and shortcut in the game. They think with portals on a whole new level and sneaks through Aperture Labratory in record time. They go through walls and spaces only a pixel wide while GlaDOS spouts passive aggressive insults. Frequently, they finish a level before she can get a snarky word in edgewise.

 
5

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3

 
 

Claiming the crown in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 takes skill, dexterity, and a lot of practice. Those combos aren’t going to memorize themselves. But Simon annihilates a game that would take average gamers a week or two to complete, so his efforts belong on our list of 10 Most Jaw-Dropping Speedruns Ever. His combos are incredibly complex and he knows the perfect line to complete as many goals as possible. The fact that it is in German makes the video all the more enjoyable. Wunderbar!

 
4

The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind

 
 

Everyone who has played Morrowind remembers that strange man falling out of the sky by Seyda Need, but who knew that he held the key to the quickest way to beat the game and save all of Morrowind? Just look at how this gamer expertly exploits this gargantuan game to their benefit and take down Dagoth Ur without even breaking a sweat.

 
3

The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion

 
 
The land of Cyrodil is enormous. The story surrounding Oblivion is even more gargantuan. But somehow, a very clever gamer has exploited every little cheat, bug, and glitch to blitz the entire game of Oblivion. Who knew that to climb to the top of the tower, you could use a potion bottle?
 
2

Super Mario 64

 
 

Mario 64 was an epic game when it was first released. No platforming game up until that point had anywhere near that amount of contentd. But, of course, someone had to come along and instead of enjoy your first foray into 3D with Mario, blast through the game in record time. We’re starting to wonder if these speedruns are getting so fast that if you attempt to beat them, your fingers might fall off.

 
1

Super Metroid

 
 

Super Metroid is a difficult game at the best of times, but this guy Garrison makes it look easy. Within an hour, he completely has blown away every bit of this classic SNES game. Look at that deft controller work as he bounces nimbly through every trap and tricky platform. Nice work Garrison! You made it to the top of our list of the 10 Most Jaw-Dropping Speedruns Ever.

 

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