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Submitted by SeekeroftheDawn 648d ago | opinion piece

Best Video Game Endings of All Time

Some of the first video and arcade games ever released had nothing more than plain decorative screens for endings that said, “The End.” As we’ve been spoiled with some of the latest technology and thousands of game releases, we’re also offered much greater, elaborate endings. Whether futuristic or medieval, aliens, monsters or live people, these endings move the player in ways only a video game can (for those who are gamers, at least). (Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts II, PS3, PSP, Retro, The Legend of Zelda)

Nyxus  +   648d ago
Metal Gear Solid 3 for me.
Mr PS3  +   648d ago
It's a tie for me
Metal Gear 3 and 4
NastyLeftHook0  +   648d ago
demons souls for me.
ChocolateGiddyUp  +   648d ago
Bad Dudes for me.
DeusExer  +   648d ago
While not my favourite, Red Dead Redemption has a very memorable ending.
ironfist92  +   648d ago
AC: Revelations
LightofDarkness  +   648d ago
Good endings tie things up succinctly and concisely, and effectively finish the story arc. It should be an ending, as they say. While this sounds like common sense, few games actually get it right.

A recent example for me was Xenoblade Chronicles. It tied up all of it's themes, characters and story arcs and actually ended the game perfectly. No questions left unanswered, no head scratching and clumsy attempts at tying up the rather grandiose themes it tackled (existentialism, divinity, creation/destruction), and no unsubtle suggestions of sequels. No ambiguity. It was over.

There are innumerable instances of endings done wrong, so I won't delve into that, but Xenoblade really struck me as one that was done right. Some others (off the top of my head):

Red Dead Redemption
MGS 3
Chrono Trigger (and Cross)
FF VI
CrimsonessCross  +   648d ago
Final Fantasy 8 (made me cry :S)
Final Fantasy X (kind of the same I believe, just great overall)
Lost Odyssey (great ending to a great game)

Borderlands 2 was pretty good. Not saying anything but it had me saying "ohhh shieeet" :P...seriously said that to the person I was playing with.

I guess everything else I can think of might be a movie, or I'm trying to compare endings of games i enjoy...it just depends.
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CrimsonessCross  +   648d ago
Wow I forgot about Kingdom Hearts game and they were in the tags! haha. Beat both of the ones on the PS2 and they were excellent. LoZ:OOT/MM was alright, I had beat both but nothing as enthralling as some others I have played, but that doesn't mean they're bad.

There are horrible endings, bad endings, good endings and fantastic endings...And I'm trying to think of ones with fantastic endings (that are of my own opinion)

Some games can leave the ending open, or end it well. It doesn't really matter to me as long as it does a good job of leaving a cliff-hanger (if a possible game comes after it) or a closed ending (which can always be revived anyways haha).
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shenpo_shin  +   648d ago
MGS 3:snake eater
MGS 4:guns of the patriots

like it or not these games have the best endings,each in their own generation.

haters gonna hate nuff said

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