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Video Games With The Best And Worst Endings

An ending of a video game always defines how good the game you’ve just played is, as you spend countless hours grinding and following the journey your character takes. You either expect a big bad boss fight to appear or simply a conclusive end to the story for your character.

While bad endings are quite common in games like Fall-Out 3 and Assassins Creed 3, both of these games are highly addictive and have incredible gameplay, but delivered an ending that players didn’t quite appeal to.  

We’ve listed down four video games with the worst ending as well as four more that have the best endings.

Fall-Out 3: Miss!

 Fall-Out 3 is a post-apocalyptic game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and is the third major installment to the Fall Out series. The game takes place in the year 2277, a hundred years after The Great Nuclear. To preserve human life, the government built underground bunkers in which 1000 people were placed in cryo-sleep. 

After waking up, you wander the wastelands in search of your missing father while also completing side quests and unraveling a conspiracy. You pick up on the work your father left behind and try completing it but soon the climax nears. Players get three choices on how they’d like to end the game, but any side quest will abruptly end as an unavoidable nuclear explosion consumes it all.

 

Assassins Creed 3: Miss!

 Assassins Creed 3 is an action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft in 2012, being the fifth major installment of the Assassins Creed series. The story takes place right after the events in Assassins Creed – Revelation, you explore the 18th century as an assassin during the American revolution. 

Out of all the Assassins Creed games, the third installment is the worst. Along with many bugs, invisible walls, and a very dry conclusion to the story, players just didn’t like it. Its dodgy ending began right after the main character, Conner, killed a member of the Templar Order Charles Lee. while felt unnecessary but forced as the spirit guide entrusted you with this task. The final scenes show modern-day hero Desmond Miles is asked to decide between dooming the world in the coming apocalypse or leaving it in the hands of Juno, who is a vengeful godlike figure. [Spoiler] Desmond chooses to save the world but the cost is his life.

 

Bionic Commando: Miss!

 Bionic Commando is a third-person shooter and serves as a sequel to the 1988 Bionic Commando on the SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System). It was developed by a Swedish developer Grin and published by Capcom in 2009. The story follows a man named Nathen Spencer who’s been given a bionic arm and with it, players must track down and destroy an evil group who call themselves Bioreign. In return, we get to know what happened to his wife. 

The climax reveals your wife was killed to make your bionic arm, as attaching the arm needed an emotional connection. The game is quite enjoyable as a third-person shooter but the ending just felt it needed more polishing.

 

Half-Life 2 – Episode 2: Miss!

Half-Life 2 is a first-person shooter developed and published by Valve in 2004. The story takes place 20 years after the events that play out in the first game. In which, scientists accidentally open a portal to a very hostile dimension called Xen. 

The game begins with the main protagonist Gorden Freeman being awoken by the mysterious G-man who claims the Black Mesa incident attracted the attention of an empire from the other dimension and they call themselves Combine. 

You fight numerous battles against various aliens but finally, when you fight the boss it happens to be a lot easier than you’d expect. After killing the big boss the building starts to blow up and the G-man appears to thank you for your efforts in ridding the world from the Combine.

 

Last of us: Hit!

 The Last Of Us is an action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Entertainment in 2004. Players control a man named Joel, a smuggler who is tasked with guiding a teenage girl called Ellie, through a post-apocalyptic world. 

In the game, the entire United States is fighting against a virus called the Cordyceps Fungus which mutates humans into aggressive zombie-like creatures. Within the twenty years leading up to the events in the game, a group called the Fireflies was established, and their goal is to restore a lawful government while also finding a cure for the virus. 

Turns out on one of the quests Ellie and Joel go on, Ellie gets bitten by the infected with only days left for her to turn into one. Days turn to weeks, weeks turn to months, soon Joel understands Ellie might be immune. The fireflies want to remove the infected portion of Ellie’s brain, which in turn will kill her but Joel won’t allow it. He kills everyone in the lab and escapes with Ellie.

 

Silent Hill 2: Hit!

 Silent Hill 2 is a survival horror game developed by Team Silent and published by Konami in 2001. The game has an intense story in that players control a man named James Sunderland, who recently lost his wife but received a letter that stated to meet him at Silent Hill.

James searches for answers about his wife’s death and eventually learns that his wife didn’t die due to an illness but James killed her. He is unable to set his guilt aside and realizes that he can’t live without Mary. He jumps into Toluca Lake along with Mary’s corpse in the hopes of being able to spend his afterlife with her.

 

God of war (2018): Hit!

 God Of War is an action-adventure series created by Davide Jaffe at Sony’s Santa Monica Studios in 2018. It is the 8th installment to the God Of War series with the 9th said to release next year in 2022 that is called God Of War – Ragnarok. 

Ever since the start of Kratos’ journey, he always fought and killed many ruthlessly. The Kratos we see in this game is ruthless but is much wiser and an older version. He has a son named Atreus and his wife Faye who passes away but entrusts both of them to let down the rest of the ashes in Jotunheim. As they reach Jotunheim, they discover Kratos’ wife, Faye was a giant called Laufey, making Atreus half-giant and half-god.

 

Uncharted 4: Hit!

 Uncharted 4 is an action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2016. It is the fourth major installment to the Uncharted series and is set three years after the events that played out in Uncharted 3 – Drake’s Deception. 

The story follows a man named Nathan Drake, who gets pulled out of retirement and teams up with his old pal and brother Sam and Sully. Together the squad finds treasures across the world and set out on their own paths.   

Nathan with Elena return home and purchase a company to start a new life, you also get a playable scene with Elena’s daughter, Casie. While players see the entire family grow old together.

 

And that’s our list! How many do you agree with? Tell us in the comments!

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