Submitted by legionsoup 2275d ago | video

Best video game endings ever

Here are some of the best finales in video game history. Some are here because they help flesh out the story, while others just feature great music, or some fun moments with characters. Each one is unique and leaves the player with a positive feeling of accomplishment once the final credits roll. (Arcade, Culture, Dragon Quest VIII, God of War, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, PS2, PS3, Resistance 2, Xbox 360)

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patterson  +   2275d ago
The ending to Xenosaga III.

Hardly anyone saw it due to low sales so I don't expect to see it on a popularity list, but I would rank that one pretty high. The music, the events, the emotions just added to a very powerful ending to me.
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blitz0623  +   2275d ago
thanks for you opinion. I'm actually playing through the 1st/3 right now and am wondering how the game will end.

with regards to the article, I'm glad Snake Eater is given credit. I was really surprised by the turn of events in the ending. I was actually expecting MGS4 to be in there too since it finished off one of the most epic franchises, but I guess one will do.
patterson  +   2275d ago
The Xenosaga series to me is one of those hidden gems and one of my favorite memories from the PS2 era of rpg's.

People either love it or hate it.
I'll just leave it at that and just hope that you enjoy it as well :)
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Panthers  +   2275d ago
I had the first and it bored me, but I was a lot more ADD back then. I would probably enjoy it today. I do remember it having longer cut scenes than MGS4 lol.
KKanjiAnkh  +   2275d ago
Crisis Core had an extremely gut wrenching ending, you knew Zack died, but d@mn, I didn't know like that.
patterson  +   2275d ago
spoiler alert?
cayal  +   2275d ago
CC was a good ending.

spoiler alert? Everyone who has played FFVII knows he dies.
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   2275d ago
My favs from that list
are Resistance 2 and dragon quest 8. Hale was a noble but was starting to act like a douche so he deserved that ending. And DQ8 was just plain epic.
Marcelles25  +   2274d ago
WHY WHY.............

lol just joking
patterson  +   2274d ago
Unicron  +   2275d ago
Ocarina of Time
cmrbe  +   2275d ago
Its tough between MGS3 and MGS4
ending for me. I agree though that MGS3 just beats MGS4 ending.

MGS3 ending is the first ending that made me cry. Its was so freaking gut wrenching.

After all the crap he when through he finally realise the truth in the end. The look on his face was just so so sad its not funny. Complete and utter dissolution in everything he held true before. You could see it so clearly when he was getting his award from the president knowing the injustice that has occurred. It was just so so sad.

I only then completely understood Big Boss. He may have been a super solider but no person had to endure what he went through. I really really felt sorry for him. With Snake being his clone i am not surprise at all why snake was the way he was.

That last part when he was walking out on them after the ceremony to the Boss grave to his final salute was so freaking moving that i did cry when i saw that single tear. Big boss was human afterall. He may have been trained to be a super solider and in the process save the world from nuclear annilation but he couldn't help but shed a tear for his friend and mentor. Kojima is a gaming god.
Obama  +   2275d ago
There is no doubt in my mind that mgs3 ending beats mgs4 ending. The ending is so powerful and beautiful that makes you want to rewatch it again and again.
Daishi  +   2275d ago
For once Obama and I agree, MGS3s ending blew 4s ending out of the water. For me (most people disagree but hey it's an opinion) MGS4s ending was such a huge let down. It's like it was thrown together just for shock value and to tie up loose ends. It's like the new Indiana Jones movie with the aliens, Big Boss, really?!
Ahmay  +   2274d ago
The best...
is yet to come!
Shaka2K6  +   2275d ago
Best ending of all time is MGS4.......Worst ending of all time is gears of war 2.
Tr10wn  +   2274d ago
i agree with you MGS4 ending was epic but GoW2 was good too and not that bad
rezzah  +   2275d ago
Shadow of The Colossus, FF7: Crisis Core, Golden Sun 1 & 2, MGS4. Maybe a couple others I think of right now.
Tony240ZT  +   2274d ago
What? The ending of shadow of colossus? Save the woman, but reborn as a mutant child, that was the most odd ending.
aaron5829  +   2275d ago
For me...
FFX has got the best ending...
Tony P  +   2274d ago
I thought FFX ended wonderfully. Everything in that game was based on sacrifice so the ending just felt "right" thematically, even if it was very sad.

I did not cry, although there was something bothersome in my eye most of the time.
young7yang  +   2275d ago
panzer dragoon saga
Shenmue II (disc 4 is pretty much the ending)
xeno saga 3
metal gear solid 3-4
skies of arcadia
shadow of the collossuss
Zone of enders 2
genso suikoden 2-3
the original ninja gaiden 2 for nes
deshon09  +   2275d ago

gow 1
gow 2

Shadow of the Colossus

for me
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Polluted  +   2275d ago
I always liked the ending of Shadow of the Ninja on NES because it had cool music. The original Metroid was a good one too.

"ZOMG! It's a gurl!"

I'm not a fan myself, but I was sort of expecting Shadow of the Colossus to be on there. Team ICO fanatics are always tripping over each other to sing that game's praises.

"ZOMG! He has horns!"
Sky Zero  +   2275d ago
Beating Uncharted gave me an overwhelming sense of completion.

Felt like I just went through an Epic journey and ended it with a happy ending.

I grew connected to Sonny and Nate man.

Sonic Adventure 2 on Dreamcast was the best Sonic ending and I'm a Sonic fan so of course I loved that one.

Shenmue 1 was the best tho.

That epic last battle with the Earth and Sea track playing puts you in the zone.

Shenmue is my greatest game of all time.

Dreamcast is the only system I ever really turn back to.

I hardly use my Ps1, Ps2, Xbox, Gamecube, or N64.

But my Dreamcast with Jet Grind Radio, Shenmue, Powerstone, Sega Collection, Sonic Adventure 2 never gets old man it was a childhood prized possession.

Me and my dreamcast been thru it all.
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Obama  +   2275d ago
uncharted ending is like a great movie ending. I feel like I have played a great game and watched a great movie after finishing it.
Daishi  +   2275d ago
Easily F.E.A.R. 2 for me. When has that EVER happened in anything game, movie, or one of Shakespear's plays? Never... I've never just had that much hit me all at once and been awe struck to that extent...
Obama  +   2275d ago
Too many great games have great endings like mgs3, FFX, Soc etc...and recently Valkyria Chronicles. (that ending is so heart-warming)
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Aikuchi  +   2275d ago
Homeworld and Homeworld Catalysm
jalen247  +   2275d ago
Resistance 2 has one of the best endings ever! It will be interesting to see what happens in Resistance 3! All the different possibilities are compelling!
WildArmed  +   2275d ago
You know your too old when..
you actually played all those games in your life..
dmn >_<
Those were the good days, being 6 years old and pawning on N64/Snes and so on
jalen247  +   2275d ago
GOW and GOW2 was pretty satisfying. Can't wait to see how Kratos will do his thing in GOW3. Shadow of the Colossus was great also. Those are my top 3 PS2 games.
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agentfoxe-n4g  +   2275d ago
my fave
Gun_Senshi  +   2275d ago
Best ending ever, Ghost Busters on C64

Ending Screen

"Thank you for playing this great game
our heroes may now rest"

kewlkat007  +   2275d ago
Streets of Rage 2 and Contra......
ZILLA  +   2274d ago
first game to bring a tear to many eyes!!!SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE
YoungKingDoran  +   2274d ago
soul reaver 2... (after you've played blood omen and soul reaver also of course)
Myze  +   2274d ago
Soul Reaver 2 yes, but I seem to remember the first one having absolutely no ending at all and pretty much just stopping at the end. I could be wrong since it's been a long time, but I remember loving the game, and then hating it because of the way it "ended."
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Gen0ne  +   2274d ago
Contra, Zelda and Metroid. Everything else was icing on the cake for me. Don't forget Bullet Witch, with its' great dialogue, excellent voice acting, lovable characters and sweeping music... wow. I I don't know how much longer I could've kept that bullshit up.
Henry Cain  +   2274d ago
Kingdom Hearts 1 ending was good as well as a few of Chrono Trigger endings.
Gen0ne  +   2274d ago
Hey, that's a fairly horrifying avatar you got there.
Thankfully it's 9 am and I still have the rest of the day to forget about it. Jesus.
Phantom_T  +   2274d ago
Resistance 2.
Killzone 2.
Legacy of Kain - Defiance.
jBat17  +   2274d ago
loved persona 3's good ending
you're in the school rooftop, your head laid on top of aigis' lap.. you hear the others are coming to up the stairs.. but then you're getting sleepier.. you choose to closed you eyes.. then bam.. tears started flowing from my eyes.. well, almost.. i am a man, i don't have feelings
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ARog34  +   2274d ago
Kingdom Hearts... the ending that really stands out for me...

...also the beginning was AMAZING, too...

~Can't wait for the next console KH!
Lord Vader  +   2274d ago
mass effect 1 & metal gear 1 & the original KOTOR = best game story 4 me all time.
No Way  +   2274d ago
So is the FF on there, FF3 or FF6.. Lol. o.O
MRMagoo123  +   2274d ago
My favourite ending would have to be FFX and FFX-2 combined when you get the good endings it makes you feel warm and fuzzy i suspect the story built up to that tho ,the whole story makes me feel as happy as watching a studio ghibli movie ........"to...toro ...... to to ro"
SolidAhmed  +   2274d ago
good list
but where is shadow of the colossus?

it has a great ending yet it is the most controversial.
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