In older video games, levels were pretty clearly defined. Super Mario divided everything up into worlds, while Donkey Kong had different screens.
I got to thinking of what the best levels are, but I’m willing to define level as a “section” of a game. This opens things up to just about any video game. As long as you describe a clear section of a game, it can be considered a level.
Psychonauts: The Milkman Conspiracy - This whole level takes place in the mind of a disturbed milkman. You travel his mind, which looks like a crazy suburb filled with G-men(yes, G-men). All the G-men play roles in the community, varying from Powerline Workers to Housewives. My favorite are the sewage workers. You have to gather the correct tools to pretend to be each kind of role. It’s weird, fun, and brilliant.
What levels or sections of video games do you think are the best?