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The Tom's Hardware Definitive List of PC Games: Most Memorable Levels

The Tom's Hardware Definitive List of PC Games: Most Memorable Levels

Are we living in a new "golden age" for PC Gaming? Of course, it is impossible to give a definitive answer. The distance of time and a heaping dose of nostalgia are both necessary prerequisites for any "golden age". And, while it may be easy to argue the merits of one generation over another, one thing is abundantly clear: PC Gaming in 2017 is more widespread and more accessible than ever before. The maturation of digital distribution, a new diversity of platforms, and the adoption of x86 CPU architecture by console manufactures have together, created the perfect environment for a PC Gaming renaissance. PC Gamers have access to more games than ever before, including overlooked titles from past generations and current games that would have been either too costly or too difficult to port. Games are so ubiquitous that you're more likely to hear complaints of having too many games, rather than too few. The number of "good" games is now so great that even the hardest of the most hardcore gamers struggle in their search to find the very best.

To help navigate this brave new world for gaming, Tom's Hardware is in the process of assembling the definitive list of PC games in a number of genres. We've already put a few lists together, but the number of titles is lacking. While the Tom's Hardware Editorial team is few in number, the Tom's Hardware Community is legion. With your input we hope to assemble a list of the best and worst PC games that can truly be called definitive. Over the next few weeks we'll be collecting Community feedback across multiple categories. Once we have a sufficient number of submissions, we'll have the Community vote on the most popular, with a showcase of the winning games on the Tom's Hardware homepage.

This thread will decide the best games with the most memorable levels.

To help get you started here are the Editorial Team's list of their favorite games with the most memorable levels.

May the best game win!


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de_dust2 - Counter Strike



Effect and Cause - Titanfall 2



Operation Overlord - Medal of Honor: Allied Assault


Hell's Kitchen - Deus Ex


Green Hill Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog
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  1. Final Fantasy 7 - Aerith's Death / Boss fight immediately after ...
    This is an RPG so concept of level doesnt really exist, but everyone who has played FF will recall this forever.
    Apart from the fact you couldnt get out of progressing the storyline which kills her, at LEAST 70% (assumption) of players died at the boss fight 'level' immediately proceeding the scene due to the fact most were in tears from watching Aerith die and could not see the screen properly.


    Mario Kart (snes) rainbow road ..... enough said. If you need proof that a game can cheat you (dodgy scripts), this is the go-to game to show the doubters.


    StreetFighter II - vegas cage room?
  2. SoggyTissue said:
    Final Fantasy 7 - Aerith's Death / Boss fight immediately after ...
    This is an RPG so concept of level doesnt really exist, but everyone who has played FF will recall this forever.
    Apart from the fact you couldnt get out of progressing the storyline which kills her, at LEAST 70% (assumption) of players died at the boss fight 'level' immediately proceeding the scene due to the fact most were in tears from watching Aerith die and could not see the screen properly.

    While it may not be a level, it is a quest and should therefore qualify for this category.
  3. The original Tomb Raider level with the t-rex. I remember I almost crapped my pants.
  4. Half Life: "We don't go to Ravenholm". I remember playing this level over and over. The demo level was incredible as well.
  5. TheAfterPipe said:
    Half Life: "We don't go to Ravenholm". I remember playing this level over and over. The demo level was incredible as well.


    Good grief YES!
  6. Donkey Kong 64 when you ride the cave kart on the tracks
  7. Portal: GLaDOS final battle and end credit song, Still Alive
  8. duke nukem. shrink ray levels.
    opening of far cry 3. i think is one of the best "in the game" moments.
  9. "No Russian" , from CODMW2
  10. Stomping through the last level of Far Cry Blood Dragon on the back of a laser shooting badass dragon to the rocky 4 theme
  11. Half-Life 2 Chapter 13 Dark Energy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuaQhuYDVj0
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