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One of the main features that makes Grand Theft Auto games extremely enjoyable are the missions. Each GTA game is filled with missions that everybody will remember, even years since you last played the game. However, with every enjoyable mission, there are missions that will make you want to smash the TV in aggravation. Let’s take a look the five hardest missions in GTA history shall we:

#5: Bomb Da Base Act II

One of the hardest missions from Grand Theft Auto III was Bomb da Base Act II. This mission had three different objectives:

1) Take 8-Ball to Portland Harbour
2)Get to the vantage point
3) Take out the Cartel members and protect 8-Ball

Although the first two objectives of this mission are extremely easy, the final objective will live long in the memory due to its difficulty.

As you were hiding in your vantage point in the harbour, you had to use the sniper rifle given to you by 8-Ball to get rid of the Cartel gang members that were protecting the boat. By killing these gang members, you also had to protect 8-Ball while he runs onto the boat to plant explosives.  If 8-Ball was killed you failed the mission and you had to start again… for the seventh time.

#4: Hose the Hoes
Available in Vice City Stories, the Hose the Hoes mission had three different objectives that you needed to complete:

1) Get a fire engine to help you put out the fire.
2)Put out the fire before the girls inside the building died
3)Kill the arsonist

If the building is destroyed, the main character’s girlfriend dies or the arsonist escapes, you failed the mission. There was so much going on in this mission that you needed to pay close attention to everything that is happening as one mistake resulted in the failure of the mission.[b][size=3]

#3: The Driver
This mission was the third of four missions you received from the Malibu Club, and although it looked like a simple racing mission at the start, The Driver was quite possibly the hardest mission throughout GTA: Vice City.

The aim of The Driver was to defeat Hilary King in a street race to ensure that he would become your getaway driver. This mission was difficult as you were racing against the best driver in Vice City driving a very basic car.  Taking part in the mission itself increased your wanted level. You weren’t even allowed to push Hilary’s car off the road to beat him as you needed to keep him alive for the rest of the story.

A lot of this mission was down to how well you could drive and I guarantee that all of you that defeated this mission never wanted to play it again.[b][size=3]

#2: A Drop in the Ocean
Another tough mission from GTA III was A Drop in the Ocean. The basic principle of this mission involved collecting packages that had been dropped out of a plane into the ocean. Although this mission may sound simple, it was anything but. This mission was so difficult because not only did you have to complete it in the dark at night, you also had to avoid the police who were also trying to get hold of these packages. If the police collect any of the packages or you were spotted by the police, you failed the mission.

#1: Air Raid
The Air Raid mission was in GTA: San Andreas and is the first mission you received from Zero. You had to use a mini gun to destroy mini planes that had been sent to destroy Zero’s transmitters. If either Zero died or the transmitters were destroyed, you failed the mission.

Although the mission started off relatively easy as only a few planes appeared at the beginning of the mission, as time went on more and more planes began to appear, so you needed to pay close attention.

That’s the five hardest missions I have played in the back catalogue of Grand Theft Auto to date.  And with the upcoming release of GTA V, you can be sure that this list will need updating in a few months’ time as no doubt Rockstar Games will have included a fair share of even more difficult missions in September’s release.

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