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The 13 Worst Escort Missions in Videogame History

Dorkly: This week saw the release of BioShock Infinite, a game that's notable for many things, but mainly for essentially being one long escort mission that isn't awful. In fact, the game tells you right away to not worry about your escort, and that she can take care of herself. After years of horrible escort missions where you have to protect incompetent bullet-magnets who would sleepwalk through the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, it's hard to express what a joy this is. As a reminder of how well BioShock Infinite pulls this off, let's take a look back at some of the not-so-good escort missions in videogame history.

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fsfsxii1208d ago

WTF??
E.E mission was awesome.

Greyslash1208d ago

Don't kid yourself
MGS2 was my favorite MGS, and one of the better games I played last year
But that mission...never again.

fsfsxii1208d ago

What was wrong with that mission??
It was also short so i don't get the hate

Cam9771208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

No way. That's the first one that came to my mind, I hated it with a sick passion; so much so that I didn't touch MGS2 again because of it. It makes me sick thinking of it, the amount of fury it built up inside me (I was on the highest difficulty available for a first playthrough). I hate MGS2, I utterly despise it. EE is one of the embers of that fury.

I love all of the MGS2 games excluding 2 - the anomaly.

Mouktouk1208d ago

Why so much hate?
The mission is pretty short (a few rooms and barely any enemy resistance) and isn't much a pain. The sniping part is full of great codec / mic conversations and the swimming part is rather easy.

Plus, the Big Shell story starts to be really interesting and elaborate from there.
I can understand people may not like escort missions, but this one is quite short and simple, I don't see why you seem to hate it so much.

ATi_Elite1208d ago

any escort mission in Desert Strike Return to the Gulf was a total pain in the butt.

running outta fuel, Ammo, and patience cause the truck you were escorting would LITERALLY drive straight towards enemy vehicles and line of fire.

Lone_Man1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

hahaha...i remember that...

Canary1208d ago

Is there such a thing as a good escort missions?

The only I can think of are in really well-crafted action games, like Freespace 2, because they helped heighten the tension a lot. When you're tasked with defending your carrier int he middle of deep space, knowing you'll be stranded in the void without it... you're a lot more motivated to defend it from the hordes of mysterious Shivan fighters.

Or when the ship you're defending is a heavy-cruiser tossing out artillery barrages across space to hit an even bigger enemy cruiser, and "defending" it amounts mostly to avoiding gigantic beams of energy lancing out between the two vessels....

Goddamn, I need to play FS2 again.

wirapuru1208d ago

lol funny and good article amongst all the the unoriginal lists we see everyday around N4G.

miyamoto1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

This is one of the worst escort mission i ever played ever!

Assault Suit Leynos 2 aka Target Earth for the Sega Saturn

http://www.youtube.com/watc... Stage 4

http://www.youtube.com/watc... @5:28 Stage 4

I lost count on how many time it was game over.

But this game is a blast to play! So much fun!

InTheLab1208d ago

Vanilla WoW...Marshal Windsor in Blackrock Depths

Absurdly long and Windsor would frequently aggro adds from long distance. Hated tanking that back in the day. Hell...hated BRD period.

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