Winter's here, and that means one thing: snow. Well, snow and Kevin McCallister's annual abandonment by his neglectful, emotionally-abusive parents. Luckily, we all have videogames to entertain us during the horrible weather (fact: 99% of winter deaths occur while not playing videogames). Weirdly though, sometimes the best escape from the frozen tundra of the outside world is the digital frozen tundra of a videogame. Here's our tribute to the 13 greatest snow levels of all-time.
The first level in Shadows of the Empire was enormously cool at the time so much so, that it got summarily re-made a thousand times in subsequent Star Wars games (rough estimate). Probably because it's the only major Original Trilogy battle to take place on land (and not involving adorable teddy bears throwing rocks). Actually being able to knock down AT-ATs in full 3-D was incredible, as was the vast, stark white environment of Hoth. Then again, it drew even more attention to the poor thinking of Vader's battle plan. Between this, the Death Star's exhaust vent, and the Death Star 2.0's perfectly Millenium Falcon-sized tunnel to the core, we all sort've accept that "doing anything right" was never the Empire's strength.