10 Most TEDIOUS Opening Levels in Great Video Games

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Some great video games have boring or tedious introductions that we always wish we could skip. Here are some examples of games where the opening levels get in the way of the good stuff.
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  • What about Pokemon

    RedWingRedWing10 tuntia sitten
  • I hate timed levels in general, but Driver was the worst. I gave up and never played the game - probably just traded it in, I suppose. It was a long time ago. Same for original Assassin's Creed. Starts with a timed parkour chase, and I don't even see which way the target went, let alone know how to jump or climb or whatever. Another game that will sit on my shelf forever unplayed.

    SophdogSophdog21 tunti sitten
  • Fallout 3. They even make you do a test, and even if you choose your skills and traits, you still have to listen all the questions!!! DAMN its so frustrating!!!

    Adrian OconAdrian Ocon2 päivää sitten
  • Lol the tutorial in Driver was super easy to do especially if watch the video that shows how to do everything before you have to do it

    ZombieNinja 87115ZombieNinja 871152 päivää sitten
  • Holy shit nier automata. I deleted that game twice because i played for 30 minutes and would die at the boss at the end of the tutorial. So annoying.

    Alec BaileyAlec Bailey2 päivää sitten
  • Can't agree with RDR 2's intro being on this list . Being up in the mountains for the first missions wasn't that bad and gave you a taste of things to come

    Rahjee the RagerRahjee the Rager3 päivää sitten
  • Number 1,000,000: Fallout 4

    Teagan CalkinsTeagan Calkins3 päivää sitten
  • I don’t know if shadow of colossus is up here at not but before I knew better I was stuck on the first boss for a while I just didn’t know what to do

    Mark WhalenMark Whalen3 päivää sitten
  • I know you had Twilight Princess, but I felt like the deku scrub sequence in Majora's Mask was super upsetting. I just want to be Link damnit!

    Ben GarciaBen Garcia4 päivää sitten
  • KH II’s prologue was definitely too long, even if it was made to teach you the Reaction Command and to use it for certain situations.

    Mr. EMr. E7 päivää sitten
  • I would stream skyrim and I noticed the intro to getting to move for the first time takes 15 minutes x.x

    Cory SutcliffeCory Sutcliffe7 päivää sitten
  • Where is last of us part 2?

    Hasan GarmarudiHasan Garmarudi7 päivää sitten
  • Mgs5. I just could not get into it due to the opening. I actually have up meaning to go back to it. I knew it would get infinitely better but never did make it back to find out. Oh dear

    Eli KedrowskiEli Kedrowski7 päivää sitten
  • "It's not normal complicated, it's Kingdom Hearts complicated." 😂

    Helaman HigleyHelaman Higley8 päivää sitten
  • I got bored on the opening of KOTOR so much, I quit the game. I see now that I made a grave mistake.

    Mullins GamesMullins Games8 päivää sitten
  • Driver tutorial was insane. I remember the struggle very well. Pair that with my faulty memory card. Yep

    Mike RMike R9 päivää sitten
  • I tell you what FALCON......your technique with commentary and everything else you do is freaking flawless!!! I actually rewatch some of your videos SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR COMMENTARY

    Nick RiceNick Rice11 päivää sitten

    Pica ChuaPica Chua11 päivää sitten
  • Have you guys played fable 2 and 3?

    Yummie BlueYummie Blue11 päivää sitten
  • I think fable 2 has the most tedious start and is terrible to get through

    Nathan EverettNathan Everett12 päivää sitten
  • I personally thought the beginning of MG5 was the best part, that I saw anyways. I personally didn't like how the game felt so I only played 2 hours.

    Chris FowlerChris Fowler12 päivää sitten
  • GTA V: The loading screen* Then the prologue

    Devin ArmstrongDevin Armstrong14 päivää sitten
  • What about fallout 4?

    danieljones98danieljones9814 päivää sitten
  • I would’ve said kingdom come deliverance

    HorizonHorizon14 päivää sitten
  • Where is dark souls three? Or any other souls game

    Parsa TajvidiParsa Tajvidi14 päivää sitten
  • Far Cry 2 had a pretty lengthy and dull intro as well from what I remember... haven't played it in years! Kingdom Come: Deliverance deserves honorable mention for it's tedium as well.

    James CJames C15 päivää sitten
  • Oi! I enjoyed the Twilight Princess intro! Not a single problem with it.

    Lycan4Lycan416 päivää sitten
  • Metal gear solid 4. I couldn't wait any longer for the game to start. Pretty much the same issue as described for metal gear 5. Tutorial was not educational for gameplay, a neverending cut scene that you occasionally interacted with, and the credits. I swear the title popped up twice during credits and then more credits kept coming. I started thinking the entire game was going to just be the intro. I had to turn it off.

    John TuelJohn Tuel16 päivää sitten
  • The Witcher 2 intro was pretty tedious.

    Andrew KnaffAndrew Knaff17 päivää sitten
  • Dude, yes... I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one that loathed the intro to RDR2. All I wanted was to get out of the snow. It just felt so slow. Pretty sure I spent most of the time auto-horsing in cinematic mode while making food.

    BrodownRVABrodownRVA20 päivää sitten
  • kingdom hearts complicated ! 😂

    Petr KisselevPetr Kisselev21 päivä sitten
  • Fable was annoying too

    BossmurffBossmurff22 päivää sitten
  • So I was a huge fan of Fallout 2, and put waaaay too many hours into it. I still fire it up now and then for nostalgia value. It's interesting that the temple in Arroyo is seen as a "tutorial / opening level" section. XD We never saw it as that back in the day, it was more of a way to test out your character build. So much so, that a high charisma character could just talk his way out of doing the trials entirely, a stealthy character could just sneak past everything, there were secrets and shortcuts and so many ways of approaching (or avoiding) the trials depending on your build, without giving away the surprises in store in the main game like being a tribal with a spear and running into folks with laser weapons and power amour, and going "wtf!?" because you were expecting to come across folks like yourself. (You're pretty much treated like crap by everyone who recognizes you as a "f**king tribal." You weren't ever really "forced" to do the trials, and even if you couldn't get out of it there was a path you could run to the exit without having to engage with much of anything. I always saw it as more of a "is this build going to cope" test. If you couldn't get through the trials with your build, you weren't going to survive a day in the wastes. Also, it was probably the shortest "tutorial" or "intro" section out of everything you've listed here, so it really wasn't nearly as tedious as you're making out. :p And to answer your question: If I recall correctly the tribe you belong to was descended from the original vault from the first game. (Which happened about 80 years prior to the sequel.) They lost their vault technologies (like their GECK and water chips), hence why they reverted back to tribal living. The temple isn't "ancient", the trials were built as a brutal test for the warriors and "Chosen Ones" of the tribe before they went out into the wastelands, which goes back to what I was saying above about it not actually being a tutorial or opening level.

    Warren GradyWarren Grady22 päivää sitten
  • 7:25 Chris avellone answered those in a post online from like 2003. He said that’s the ruins of a pre war church. Still don’t get why there’s a church in the middle of nowhere in the desert though

    NCR Master RaceNCR Master Race24 päivää sitten
  • I usually start Skyrim and go make lunch. By the time I get back, I’m good to go.

    Triple FadeTriple Fade25 päivää sitten
  • Kingdom Hearts 2 opening is not that bad though.

    Red RexRed Rex25 päivää sitten
  • *says KOTOR 1 AND 2* me: *visible confusion*

    hanarrhanarr26 päivää sitten
  • Driver!!

    Diesel WeaselDiesel Weasel27 päivää sitten
  • how about the great plateau in breath of the wild 😳

    BOLT finnoBOLT finno27 päivää sitten
  • Chill with the Roxas bashing

    HexproofHexproof27 päivää sitten
  • 🤣 i remember that final fantasy and driver1.

    Ryan MalikRyan Malik27 päivää sitten
  • Am I the only one who genuinely likes Kingdom Hearts 2 "tutorial"?

    aldotrioksidialdotrioksidi28 päivää sitten
  • Ah yes, many of these are back when games held your hand for the first couple of hours. Thankfully From Software came in, taught you basic controls, and then said "you can figure it out from here"

    Bryan CadentsBryan Cadents29 päivää sitten
  • Final Fantasy XIII, the tutorial that didn't end for 10 chapters

    Bryan CadentsBryan Cadents29 päivää sitten
  • There is a post apocalypse temple in this game because there are post apocalypse temples in real life. Answered.

    Isaac WilsonIsaac WilsonUukausi sitten
  • Nice of you to bring up FO2. lol

    ArlackArlackUukausi sitten
  • Half-Life the train ride 😑

    Theo OosthuizenTheo OosthuizenUukausi sitten
  • Neir automata: 1 hour? Get gud bruh if I took like 10 mins on hard I'd feel like a failure. Come on 1 hour? just don't get hit! In Neir automata thats easy. Just use the secret trick, the dodge mechanic.

    AntireasonAntireasonUukausi sitten
  • I think the memes that came from skyrim's opening are worth it.

    Raf BiRaf BiUukausi sitten
  • Last of us -___-

    FlaqkoFlaqkoUukausi sitten
  • I feel like the level that you decide to play a game at should dictate the style of the tutorial. So if you play on easy there should be a bit more hand holding but if you play on hard it should be a basic run down because the game would realize you already know what you are doing for the most part.

    RoccoRoccoUukausi sitten
  • Omg... Half Life opening? In that game you just see the world, wich is amazing... the first time, but you dont do anyting and its a looong trip. Idk how you did not included.

    Matías LuceroMatías LuceroUukausi sitten
  • coc Riverwood ShowRaceMenu SetStage MQ102 30 😉

    BabbelBabbelUukausi sitten
  • Is no one gonna talk 'bout the bit in Neir: Automata where you play as a little robot with a bucket and it's slow as fuck? A'ight

    Could't think of a nameCould't think of a nameUukausi sitten
  • Oh what about persona 5 tutorial that takes like 30 minutes to an hour before the game officially allows you to do whatever you want, as while you in the tutorial the game won’t let you do anything you want to do or go anywhere you really want too. Like it makes sense as the game heavily is story-based, but it’s entirely unnecessarily for how long it is.

    assassinboss35 HDassassinboss35 HDUukausi sitten
  • Skipping Skyrim Intro is easy as saving a "Prisoner" save as soon as you hop out of the cart. Never went back and watched it again.

    x420NinjaBearxx420NinjaBearxUukausi sitten
  • Advance wars. The whole first part is unskippable tutorial crap in a otherwise fantastic game.

    RedDevil757RedDevil757Uukausi sitten
  • The Witcher 2's prologue should have at least been an honorable mention

    emperora9emperora9Uukausi sitten
  • After playing skyrim for a while. I found out much later that you can auto save right before the character creator right before "who are you?"

    Terrance StapletonTerrance StapletonUukausi sitten
  • Funny, your ff13 criticism could fit perfectly with ff7r

    KenobiKenobiUukausi sitten
  • sooo.. im a mod creator and if you type "coc whiterunorigin" at the start menu (DONT load a save) it loads the DEV environment that has no mods installed and opens a new game and puts you in whiterun were you can test your mods. no one needs to use alternate start or have a custom save at the start.. i thought everyone knew that.. the game is old...

    Edmond NoirEdmond NoirUukausi sitten
  • I think it's worth mentioning the most of the Lego games that really awful tutorial to take way too long some of them even multiple missions before the game really opens up

    Spudd MacgyverSpudd MacgyverUukausi sitten
  • I would actually say the intro to GTA Online... now, you are asked if you want to skip, but who is going to skip the intro their first time? And it doesn't start out bad, but.... it is what the game doesn't tell you... you are guided from your arrival at the airport to your first race, pick out a car, and race. However, once that race is over you are in the open world... and you have missions you must accomplish, but it doesn't tell you that... You must find and rob a store, you must level up. You are locked from being able to do such things as, invite a friend to join you or go on a mission with another player, until you finish this list of stuff, but you are not told that you have to finish it. If you try to do something that is not allowed the game will tell you that you need to complete the introduction, but will not tell you how to do this. And then... after you complete those missions... you MUST... quit the game and reload back in. Because when the Diamond Casino was added, Rockstar also added a mandatory commercial for the casino, this commercial will play automatically when you first join an online session, but will NOT play until after you have completed the introduction. Further, if you bought the game with the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack... you are blocked from using any of it until you have reached certain levels. They are not high levels, but for a new player to be blocked from the stuff they know they have is stupid. Example, you must be Level 6 to own an Apartment and Level 11 to join a Heist.

    Mark PerrenoudMark PerrenoudUukausi sitten
  • Dont agree with a lot of these. But skyrim yes for sure

    MudshroozeMudshroozeUukausi sitten
  • GTA 5 one fr

    Narleyboy GamerNarleyboy GamerUukausi sitten
    • The gta v intro is over in like 15 minutes max

      Pingu The DealerPingu The DealerUukausi sitten
  • Neir automata if you want the true ending you have to play through it three times plus deaths

    Aydin BuchananAydin BuchananUukausi sitten
  • God of war for ps4

    Richard AndersonRichard AndersonUukausi sitten
  • The only game I've never died in is NBA 2K.

    Jeremy KurtzJeremy KurtzUukausi sitten
  • The witcher 1, kaer morhen is worth a shout.

    Jordan GhillJordan GhillUukausi sitten
  • Oh good gawd noooooo *Driver car park flashbacks intensifies*

    Phil RitchiePhil RitchieUukausi sitten
  • I got the original Driver on PC as a freebie from a programming competition. I played it maybe once or twice, got frustrated with the intro mission, gave up, and went back to playing GTA (the original one that just throws you out on the streets and tells you to find a phone on starting). I can also relate to the slow-paced RDR2 intro missions - I stopped playing for a bit because I just wasn't getting "in" to it, but then one day I started playing again, made it to the first hideout and was hooked - I played all the way through over the next few weeks - who knew I could be emotionally attached to a video game character?

    William MWilliam MUukausi sitten
  • Wolfenstien 2 is the definition of interactive cutscene

    Fix NekFix NekUukausi sitten
  • Dude.... Agreed! Neir Automata's opening is huge and beautiful and badass.... But the first time I played the game I died I. The opening and had to start over.. I said fuck this game I'm never playing it again.....I finally went back to it about a month later and fell in love with the game..... RDR2 intro is so slow and boring I still haven't even gone back and I bought it about a year ago.

    BuggDBuggDUukausi sitten
  • I have to disagree about Kotor, Taris was one of my favourite parts.

    M MM MUukausi sitten
    • Both Taris and Peragus Mining Facility were fun to explore.

      I Cunt SpellI Cunt SpellUukausi sitten
  • Posiedon from gow 3

    The Tall OneThe Tall OneUukausi sitten
  • I would have recommendad Assassin's Creed 3 3 to be on this list Because the game doesn't actually start until we become Conner

    Argon blazE StudioArgon blazE StudioUukausi sitten
  • I personally disagree about rdr2. I think it actually is the best tutorial. It teaches you how the game works without making you feel its a tutorial. And story wise it's great.

    Kourosh HabibiKourosh HabibiUukausi sitten
  • I'm convinced that Driver tutorial is literally what ruined that series.

    Oivalf MusicOivalf MusicUukausi sitten
  • The intro to Far Cry 2😬😔

    JP LombaardJP LombaardUukausi sitten
  • No one: Not a single molecule in the universe: Elder scrolls games: you want to play , its prison brake time

    Gunslinger I LvGunslinger I LvUukausi sitten
  • Watchdogs 1's intro for me. Half of the intro was super easy while the second half was escaping the cops. Admittedly I may have just been trash at the game back then, but they never would go away. I spent about 20 minutes trying to get rid of them.

    Cнoι Jυɴ-Yoo 俊柳Cнoι Jυɴ-Yoo 俊柳Uukausi sitten
  • I’ve beat rdr2 9 times (on my 10th) and I’ve got a tip to get past chapter 1 faster. (I don’t recommend you do this on your first play through but if you do, you can always look up a recap online) basically If you fail a section 3 times in the game, it gives you the option to skip the checkpoint. It’s still tedious but it goes by much faster. So if you purposefully fail a few times, you can basically skip the whole game if you wanted to.

    Teeples . exeTeeples . exeUukausi sitten
  • Bro are you for real you haven’t mention half-life???!!!

    OLD GamerOLD GamerUukausi sitten
    • I’m not proud 💔

      OLD GamerOLD GamerUukausi sitten
  • I thought GTA San Andreas gonna be here because of the thumbnail

    Ares DonacheloAres DonacheloUukausi sitten
  • Don't forget Max Payne 3, that intro was boring even in the first time I played it

    SonidooSonidooUukausi sitten
  • I never had any issues with kotor and kotor 2 but maybe it’s because I love the game to much

    Christopher TryhornChristopher TryhornUukausi sitten
  • When shit isn't "regular" complicated and it's mf-ing "kingdom hearts" complicated. Bruh, no guide on this earth will save you.

    Dakuu75Dakuu75Uukausi sitten
  • Any game that you can't skip the cutscene

    Freddy CunninghamFreddy CunninghamUukausi sitten
  • yall realize falcon could put his actual face in the video as a gif and no one would ever know

    Aiden EricksonAiden EricksonUukausi sitten
  • I've actually played all of these games and about half of them I quit at the tutorial. RDR2 I made it all of the way through, then I walked into town and bumped into a guy in front of the bar and suddenly I'm a wanted felon?

    Not Great at GamingNot Great at GamingUukausi sitten
  • The driver tutorial should be something people need to pass to get their real life driving license.

    Shark35Shark35Uukausi sitten
  • I loved Taris in kotor

    General MagooGeneral MagooUukausi sitten
  • I think that oblivion and fallout 3 can easily replace skyrim on this list. Also a lot of people had problem with Assassin's Creed 3 several hours long start... I'm not one of those people but I suppose it's worth mentioning

    David KalmykovDavid KalmykovUukausi sitten
  • Been stuck playing kingdom hearts and i gotta say that's true, but still one of the best games square enix created besides dragon quest great graphics and weird storylines

    consolectter reeconsolectter reeUukausi sitten
  • Chain of Memories was the only KH game I played an still didn't make sense.. :3

    69Gaming69GamingUukausi sitten
  • Uuuumm Oblivion?

    Emory KempEmory KempUukausi sitten
  • I could not disagree more with KOTOR 1 being at the top of the list. KOTOR 2? Yeah, maybe. But Taris is easily the most three-dimensional planet in the game and I find the sense of intrigue and mystery is at its height there, as you’re searching for Bastila and totally unsure of what your purpose is within the bigger plot. I personally love it.

    Flim FlamFlim FlamUukausi sitten
  • I bought Kotor 2 on sale....I guess I was still in the Intro cause that shit was so boring...I turned it off and went back to Civ V

    Tyriel 85Tyriel 85Uukausi sitten
  • My attention span is too short - Nier and RDR2 had me noping out of those games before the real game even started.

    Simon ClementsSimon ClementsUukausi sitten
  • how about assassin creed unity?its good but its really really long to get in the open world and assassin stuff

    SilentChattySilentChattyUukausi sitten