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What Is Your Most Favourite Misson/Level From Any Game
As the title says.

Personally mine is between two:

First is Arnhem Knights from Medal of Honor Frontline. This mission is amazing in every facet, from the scenery of war-torn Arnhem, fighting in the streets and saving Kelso's men and most of all the music. The track for this song still sends shivers down my spine. I remember the first time we got to this level it took us (me and my brothers) forever to get past it just because it was such at hard level, still is challenging although once you work out the perks it is fairly easy to get through.

My second would be End of the Line from GTA San Andreas. It was just cool and memorable. The gunfights were fun and the drive-by sequence was awesome, I always kept a save spot just so I could keep replaying this mission.
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Re: What Is Your Most Favourite Misson/Level From Any Game
The Ultimate Heist from Oblivion (i.e. the last mission of the Thieves Guild).

It's probably by far the longest mission in the game, where you use every single item you acquired throughout the Thieves Guild campaign to solve some neat puzzles, enter the most heavily guarded building in Tamriel, acquire (and see) for the first time in the series an actual Elder Scroll, and then proceed to escape. It's a fun mission probably because of the high "Holy **** Quotient".


Also good is StarCraft's Brood Wars secret mission, Dark Origin for story related purposes.
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Hostile Waters, fighting your way out of the docks after you first start encountering the mutated 'super-units'.

Whilst not exceptional for any specific reason, I always remember that mission as being a brilliant example of just how much fun you could have with that game :)

 

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 - D1M1 from Doom - Played the hell out of that mission in the Shareware version to the point that I can still remember the layout despite not playing it for years

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Re: What Is Your Most Favourite Misson/Level From Any Game
I thought a lot about this one, and having spent most of my childhood on the Descent series, I think I'll have to go with Descent 3, Level 2 - Rescuing Dr. Sweitzer.
Always thought it was an intricate and fun level to play.

 

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Unreal, The Trench & ISV Kran levels (I count them all at once because they were technically meant to be one big level in beta.) The reek atmospheeeeeeeeeeeeeere. And Skaarj.

 

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I'll be boring and say The Milkman Conspiracy from Psychonauts.  "I am on the road crew.  Here is my sign."

 

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I'll be even more boring and say "Everything is Permitted" from Blue Planet: War in Heaven.
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Re: What Is Your Most Favourite Misson/Level From Any Game
Deck 16.

Alternatively, Mission 4 in Freelancer. You know the one, where the entire Liberty Navy turns on you as soon as you launch.
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This is like asking me to choose my favourite leaf on a tree! :lol:

 

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My candidates:

1. Chapters 4 ("Monsters") and 5 ("There and Back Again") of The Longest Journey, where you go on a long trek through the Northlands and become best friends with a Crow, a very easily amused talking bird, rescue the magical mole people from the Gribbler, and, finally, take down the evil wizard Roper Klacks (who as April comments, sounds like Richard the Third on crack) and release the wind he trapped by imprisoning him in a calculator after failing to beat him at hopscotch. Not even The Princess Bride was that hilarious and magical.

2. The Mage Towers mission from Thief. Such a massive level and yet easy to navigate, so many nooks and crannies and secrets, and in the towers of each of the four elements they really show off what the Dark Engine was (and still is) capable of doing with lighting and sound. Return to the Cathedral is probably the greater feat of level design, but the Mage Towers was the most fun.

3. The Shalebridge Cradle, from Thief III. I refuse to believe that this level did not literally kill people by heart attacks. The first half of the level has lots of BOO moments but no actual enemies, as you start to piece together the real history of the place. As you enter the Inner Cradle, right as you realize the level designer has been manipulating you, the scares get replaced by real terror as you run into these guys. Imagine all the fear from the entirety of System Shock 2 compressed into one level.

4. The Opera Sequence from FFVI. Well duh.

Other honorable mentions:

Deus Ex - where you infiltrate the Versalife Headquarters and destroy the Grey Death nanovirus. I actually think Deus Ex was overrated compared to the other games in its genre, but that mission was amazing from start to finish.

KOTOR - Korriban. I played lightside and double-crossed both Yuthura and Uthar. After Yuthura and I took down Uthar together she was completely blindsided by my betrayal when she started to feel the effects of the poison I had given her. I easily overpowered her, revealed to her, now begging for her life, that I was Revan, and let her live. That tops the "making the player feel like a Machiavellian baddass" scale.

The dream sequence in the Skein in Mask of the Betrayer. Such a beautifully written sequence. Imagine Restless from Buffy in video game form.
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Re: What Is Your Most Favourite Misson/Level From Any Game
I'll be even more boring and say "Everything is Permitted" from Blue Planet: War in Heaven.

I was going to put down a BP mission (I would have to think a lot though cause there were so many good ones!), but I decided that if you're posting here you probably already consider the FS campaigns and such to be memorable missions/levels/campaigns.

 

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This is like asking me to choose my favourite leaf on a tree! :lol:

Agreed. I just can't answer this question!
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Campgrounds.

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Oh geez, so many to choose from.  But, from my childhood, I have to go with Descent just for being so memorable:

Descent:  Level 14 (Europa CO2 mine)
Starts you off in a tiny, dimly lit and empty room, while quiet, eerie music plays, slowly intensifying.  You have no clue what lies behind that door in front of you, lurking in the vast labyrinthine darkness of the mines, but you know it's not going to be good.  This is the largest, most complex map in the game, full of nasty enemies and challenging corridors.  Brilliant level design with a brilliant opener -- this one mission portrays everything about Descent's psychological effect.


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Descent:  Level 14 (Europa CO2 mine)

I enjoyed Level 10 of that game more than any other. Maybe it was the music. Maybe it was because it was the first time you got the Fusion Cannon. Maybe it was because it's where you found the first secret level. Actually, Secret Level 1 was my other favourite.
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Goldeneye - Dam (though about half the levels could be my favorite on any given day)

Descent II - level 1 (especially while using cheats to get all weapons)

Halo - Silent Cartographer

C&C Generals Zero Hour - Dr. Thrax general's challenge

Zelda OOT - Gerudo Valley (again, about half the dungeons/areas could be at the top of my list)

Far Cry - don't know the name/number of the level, but the one where you blow up the three jamming towers and the freighter.

Left off freespace because there's not really standout levels to me, but both entire games were all-time favorites.  FS1 probably has more play time than anything else I've ever played.
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Actually, Secret Level 1 was my other favourite.

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Re: What Is Your Most Favourite Misson/Level From Any Game
I can't really do favourites, but I can definitely do ones I will never forget

Like Descent - Level One
Pitfall: Mayan Adventure - Level One
Earthworm Jim - Level One

Although if I had to do a favourite... Zelda OoT - Spirit Temple
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Re: What Is Your Most Favourite Misson/Level From Any Game
Assault On The Control Room, from the original Halo, is up there.

So is Good Luck from FS1 for the first time I did it having gone ridiculously, incredibly well as a perfect run with my wingmen roflstomping everything at my command while I delivered payload on target.

...I'm probably going to go with World In Conflict's post-Cascade Falls level, Aftermath, as a final answer. This is primarily because it was the first time I was given access to so much of the tactical support of the game, and definitely the first time I recall seeing a B-52 roaring in to sterilize the target area in any game. It probably better captured the feeling that the player was not alone than any other RTS/RTT I'd played to that time when you had so much supporting fire raining down.
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