10 Video Game Levels We Hate

Isn’t it annoying when you’re cruising along in a video game, enjoying yourself without a single care in the world, and then…

Shaun Munro

Contributor

Isn’t it annoying when you’re cruising along in a video game, enjoying yourself without a single care in the world, and then you’re saddled with what, at the time, seems like the most infuriating thing ever designed by anyone anywhere; those poorly designed or perhaps simply frustrating levels – usually in good games – that just sour the whole experience, and in their worst cases, live on in infamy forever more.

Here are 10 video game levels that drove us up the wall…

 

 

10. Plants vs. Zombies – The Fog

Plants vs. Zombies is a great game, and one of those little surprises that just seemed to come out of nowhere and blow everyone away. However, that doesn’t mean we’re going to let it get away with its despicable set of fog-based levels, which beleaguer the player with a cheap handicap to make things more difficult. Basically, fog obscures half of your field of vision, meaning that you can’t really see what’s coming after your plants half the time, but it’s not a clever or fiendish way to challenge the player – it’s lazy and uninspired. Any game could just blank out half the screen and it’d be a lot harder; how about coming up with something intelligent that forces the player to re-think their strategy?

Instead, we have to suffer through these levels with a sheepish grin on our faces, but at least they don’t sour the experience for too long, if still long enough…