* BadassDecay: The Gunboats, the first one you meet looks terrifying, then destroying them becomes routine.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Blowing up the Nanosoft capital ship from the inside, then hauling ass out of the massive ship as it explodes around you.]]
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Most of the game has fantastic music, and check out the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4FrYesnQKY intro to the game]] for some of the best.
* NightmareFuel: Did anyone else find that in the mission [[spoiler: Where you need to breach that dome with the Cruiser in and realizing you were outnumbered, outgunned and with the traitor Ricardo bearing down on you]] to be utterly terrifying?
** Not terrifying, but this troper agrees it's one of the more difficult missions; persoanlly, that Gunboat with the BFG's in mission 10 was the Nightmare fuel, until you learn to just sit back and lob missiles at it, reload, repeat, job done.