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  • Zepaw - March 30, 2014 9:35 p.m.

    I get it wasn't included because it was just one of many action sequences in the game but the elevator fight in Dead Space 2 was the most memorable of the game to me. I felt truly concerned knowing the enemies could attack me from any direction. With every wave I prayed it was finally over.
  • Shigeruken - March 30, 2014 8:45 p.m.

    Honestly, I'll never understand the hubbub over the elevators in Mass Effect. They were just replaced with loading screen that took the same amount of time to load. The only difference is that sometimes you got to hear dialog instead of staring blankly at a screen that showed nothing of value.
  • Kenshiro3 - March 30, 2014 10:57 a.m.

    Elevator Action only appeared in the Arcade... WTF kind of moron came up with THAT completely idiotic, unresearched statement? It couldn't be MORE wrong. The game was ported to just about EVERYTHING, not the least of which being the NES.
  • MetallicaDan - March 30, 2014 11:48 a.m.

    Is that you, Yoshio Imamura?
  • DarthEnderX - March 29, 2014 3:06 p.m.

    C'mon. If you were gonna pick an elevator from a beat-em-up, it should have been the one in Final Fight. Cause you fight Rolento on it!
  • ryan-horrocks - March 28, 2014 7:10 a.m.

    Taking a ride as a part of The Ghostbusters team is pretty cool and pays nice homage to the film. 'No Smoking'
  • ryan-samurai - March 27, 2014 9:57 a.m.

    Seriously, no Left for Dead 2!? The mall or the hospital would suffice. Also not even a honorable mention for Hitman: Absolution. Amazing, there needs to be a rewrite! I'm sure there was at least another scene in one of the GTA games that's missing too.
  • FalseRomanCancel - March 27, 2014 12:10 a.m.

    In the original Syphon Filter, there was an elevator ride at the end of a base infiltration that took you up a radar tower to deactivate a radar system. Simple... until a attack helicopter bore down on you once you reached the top.
  • thesimon2000 - March 26, 2014 1:03 a.m.

    I would have thought Resi Evil 2 tram elevator ride would have been included. A big fupping tyrant decides to join you for the ride for fup sake!!
  • mafyooz - March 26, 2014 12:42 a.m.

    I'm sure I've played a demo on PSN for a game that was either a remake of elevator action, or something so close to it as to make no odds. Then again it is perfectly possible that I've dreamed it....
  • alllifeinfate - March 25, 2014 9:07 p.m.

    Well-written article. :)
  • Kenshiro3 - March 30, 2014 10:59 a.m.

    considering they stated that Elevator Action never ported from the arcade; I have to beg to differ. It was ported to pretty much EVERY home system at the time.
  • rxb - March 25, 2014 7:38 a.m.

    I find it a bit difficult to get excited about elevators. I think the stealth guys hiding in an elevator was taken from the first Ghost in the Shell film.
  • Hyawatta - March 25, 2014 6:52 a.m.

    "Sadly, the game only ever appeared in arcades". I'm pretty sure that you can purchase Elevator Action on the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console.
  • Fubar_jr - March 25, 2014 10:10 a.m.

    I had it on the NES.
  • Bloodstorm - March 25, 2014 6:04 a.m.

    Awe, what about the elevator ride at the end of Half-Life 2?
  • doctorhino - March 25, 2014 5:46 a.m.

    Turtles in Time, come on, the most memorable elevator ride of my childhood. 5 solid minutes of screaming at your friend to get to their side.
  • jackthemenace - March 25, 2014 5:13 a.m.

    Surely Raiden's reveal in MGS2 counts as one of the most momentous? I mean, it only happens as he reaches the top, but the Colonel spends the whole elevator ride hyping Snake up and then BAM. Blonde.
  • MeanwhileGuy - March 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

    I actually really like the elevator rides in Bioshock Infinite, because whenever you're in one with Elizabeth, her and Booker tend to make small talk, or talk about the plot. I love any game that has small character moments like that. One of my favourites is the first time she demonstrates her "tear" powers to Booker, and while her opening one just to get rid of a bee is cute at first, I love the tense moment when the Songbird notices you and dives for the window.
  • shawksta - March 24, 2014 9:40 p.m.

    I like how in Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon started off the Elevator ride with the Pause Theme of Mario Strikers Charged only to be jammed and then drop really fast scaring the shit out of Luigi.

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