Our favorite video games can bring us both pain and pleasure. Unwrapping the box and enjoying a game can take you down a path that even the most stubborn level or enemy can't shake you from. Even if we can see them through to the end, they're still there. Every time you slipped and fell off the snowy bridge in Crash Bandicoot or every time you've ever missed a shot or gotten a question wrong sticks with you and colors your experience whenever you do finish the game and sell it back to Gamestop for pennies.
12 Redditors found it in themsevles to talk about some of their least favorite levels from their favorite games, in case you're ready to experience some PTSD.
I love Battlefront II, but Operation: Knightfall on Coruscant can eat my entire ass.
OOPS THE ENDLESS STREAM OF JEDI DESTROYED THE BOOKCASES WHILE THE REST OF YOUR TEAM RAN AROUND IN CIRCLES, HOPE YOU LIKE DOING THE OTHER 3 OBJECTIVES BEFORE THIS PART ALL OVER AGAIN
The D-Day battle in Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. Many controllers were thrown trying to take Omaha Beach.
Still, this remains the single greatest game of my childhood.
The last level of Ricco Harbor in Super Mario Sunshine, where you have to do a bunch of platforming with Yoshi without messing up once was always a mountain I couldn't overcome as a child.
Hardest shit ever, the Mile High Club achievement in CoD: MW1(?), 1 minute to get through that plane on the hardest mode. Scars me until today
The hotel basement in The Last of Us. Fuck that place.
Edit: I will say I like the level in that it accomplishes what it is attempting to do: scaring the shit out of me.
Necropolis in "The Binding of Isaac" and all variations.
Because FUCK BLOAT AND HIS INSTANT LASER BULLSHIT
Every god damn boss battle in Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
"Boy, I sure did love developing this great tech based stealth character for the past 3 scenarios and evading combat in innovative and fun ways. BUT WAIT! OH FUCK, I have no combat skills and now I have to fight in what is apparently one of the most one-sided boss battles in recent video games, even for combat-based characters, with my shitty rifle and low damage output."
"I am very excited to sink the next hour and a half of my life slowly learning how to finally win and then accomplishing it just so that I can play the next four well-designed levels before doing this bullshit dance again."
Fighting that one asari in Mass Effect 1 right before the rachni queen on hard difficult. Having to watch that cutscene over and over again with the same jarring music only to be frozen and bulleted to my grave made it one of the more frustrating levels I've played in a long time.
In any game:
"Oh no you wake up and all your weapons are gone" level
"Random enemies out of nowhere and you can eventually pass it by pure luck" level
"Stealth" levels in games that don't require stealth in the other 99% of the game.
"Escape the burning place but only through in a pre-determined route you will discover by trial-and-error" level
"The enemy you're required to beat suddenly has more power/car drives faster/is invulnerable until we say otherwise because there are cutscenes during this mission" level
"Do these mundane tasks while the cutscenes show the cool parts that we won't let you do yourself" level
edit - Levels with a timer (whether obviously displayed or not) for no apparent reason other than to add "challenge"
If I had to answer directly, then I could say the GTA games has all these types of levels
Battletoads The Turbo Tunnel
The game is HUGE amounts of fun once you adjust to the difficulty. Few games are as skill testing as its 2 player mode.
Want to find a good partner in some video game competition that gels well with you? You'll find out how well you mesh after a few rounds of 2 player Battletoads.
That bit where you're on the conveyer belts in the sewers in Spider-man 3 and the lizard jumps on you and you have to do a button mashing thang.
The Blowtorch and Corkscrew level on Cod: World at War. I played this game on the Wii and used the wii zapper.
I played all of the levels on veteran difficulty except for BaC and I barely managed to beat it on regular difficulty. If the grenades don't kill you, the LMGs or the bayonets will lol.