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Question Of The Month Reader Responses: Issue #267

by Jeff Marchiafava on Jun 10, 2015 at 05:58 AM

In issue 265, we asked readers what their favorite in-game vehicle is. The number-one answer was particularly surprising, considering it isn't really a vehicle. Here are some of the responses we received.


  • I know a horse isn't technically a vehicle, but I'd take Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare's Horses of the Apocalypse over pretty much any other vehicle in gaming lore. The horses seemed alive, were impossible to kill, incredibly fast, and each had a deadly effect attributed to it. I mean, Death would cause enemies' heads to explode. Doesn't get much better than that.

    Hunter Clement
  • I think my favorite medium to cross digital lands on is any horse from Red Dead Redemption. I really loved riding those horses, feeling the nature with that lovely music...I hope we can enjoy it again in a sequel!

  • The best vehicle in a video game is the horse. I'm obsessed with animals probably, but I think that if a horse is graphically perfect in a game, the game will be a beautiful experience to play. This is why I loved Red Dead Redemption, Dragon Age, and Uncharted 3. At the same time, it's why I hate the latest installments of Assassin's Creed, where the horses were completely erased.

    Samantha Santoni

Some Iconic Rides:

  • My favorite in-game vehicle is probably the Mako from the first Mass Effect. It is one of those things that is so bad you just have to love it. I grew to love the clunky awkward controls. It is also nearly indestructible and I will take durability over maneuverability any day. It is far superior to the Hammerhead from Mass Effect 2, which took one hit to destroy.

    EJ Miecielica
  • I would have to say the AT-AT from the Star Wars Battlefront series. There was nothing like driving a giant robot dino, shooting rebel scum with dual laser cannons, and reliving one of the coolest battles from the entire series. For the Empire!

    Korbin Keller
  • The Batmobile from Arkham Knight – and I haven't even driven it yet.

    Chris Jarrett

Taking To The Skies:

  • The jetpack in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. You can hover and shoot, and it made getting to the collectibles much easier thanks to its turn-on-a-dime maneuverability. I'm still waiting for it to be found/patched into GTA V.

    Michael Tompkins
  • It's got to be the Hydra jet in GTA Online right now. It took an age to unlock due to random players rage-quitting out of the set-up mission needed to unlock it, and it cost a cool $3,000,000.

    Russ Noble
  • My favorite game vehicle was, hands-down, Grandship in Bravely Default. How many times in games do people get to pilot a gigantic ancient flying ship that houses an entire city?! Plus, it could fly over mountains and get you from one end of the map to the other in 20 seconds. It also had an inn and all the shops you could ever need right on board, and even a dungeon for you to grind in on the go! And, like most of Bravely Default, the graphics for Grandship were awesome, but the Bridge was my favorite area on the entire ship. Plus, only on Grandship could you change your characters' names. That thing was like the more awesome JRPG version of Bioshock's Columbia. It rocked.

    Ryan Sepulvida

Grounded In Reality:

  • My favorite car is the BMW M3 from the Need for Speed games, just for the simple fact that it handles like a dream and is quick as a rabbit off the line.

    Alex Wood
  • One of the greatest in-game vehicles of all time is the Buggy from Half-Life 2. Sure, it may be rusty, and it may be slow. Hell, it doesn't even drive the best. But when you are trying to kickstart a revolution, the Buggy is just good enough. It's better than walking all the way through the enemy-infested shore front.

    Thomas Casburn

Getting A Little Weirder:

  • My favorite in-game vehicle is the Incredible Drivy Run from the PS1 cult classic Skullmonkeys by Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel! Not only is it a clay ball with four legs that behaves like a horse, but it's accompanied by an infectious theme song by the amazing composer Terry S. Taylor, which plays throughout its levels! Go watch a video of it online and tell me it doesn't get stuck in your head!

    Justin Bowen
  • I think of all the things I've ridden/driven in video games, my favorite one would have to be the saddled pig In Minecraft. It's just so funky and memorable that I'd back it any day.

    Pam Callahan
  • This will probably sound odd, but my favorite in-game vehicle is the pumpkin car from Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. There's something absolutely hilarious about driving around the gritty streets of Gotham in a slow pumpkin with overly poor handling. I recently got a Wii U and unplugged my Wii, so I can't wait to revisit the game and immediately reclaim my pumpkin!

    Finnegan Clisham

An Explosively Good Time:

  • My favorite in-game vehicle has got to be the rocket-launcher-equipped Outrunner in Borderlands and Borderlands 2. You can just drive around anywhere while exploding psychos and it takes you places so much quicker. It's especially fun doing barrel rolls off of hills and spam-firing the rocket launcher so the driver can't see anything.

    Will Nelson
  • The J-Bomb from Blast Corps on the Nintendo 64. I still find enjoyment to this day in smashing through buildings as a giant yellow robot. "Time to get moving," Rare. I don't care what console it's on, the people need a current-gen Blast Corps!

    Drew  Woods

Well Played:

  • My favorite vehicle, by far, is the Guardians' ships in Destiny. Its amazing versatility and functionality is unparalleled in the industry; whether you want to sit idle in a loading screen, or stare in awe at a friend's ship in the menu, the options are there! But the best thing about the ships is the satisfying sound of getting no rewards on disassembly. No reward is better reward.


What's your favorite in-game vehicle? Share your pick in the comments section below!