The Video Game Ending. It's what every gamer seeks when playing the game. Gamers spend hours trying to conquer a game just to be able to see the resolution of their whole adventure or lack thereof.
Would have liked to see the ending for Chrono Trigger at number 1, but nevertheless, this is a pretty good list. (Although I didn't understand the inclusion of Star Fox, especially over games like Deus Ex, or Final Fantasy X. Whatever. Good read.
I would have included a few more newer games. Seriously, Grand Theft Auto....Halo....Those were absolutely EPIC ENDINGS!
So where is MGS4? Seriously, as cheesy as it may have looked, that ending is one of the most epic conclusions I have ever seen.
GTA IV? Didn't that game end with a phone call? Pretty crappy ending in my opinion. Also it had the worst end sequence I have ever experienced. I still think the last mission was glitched for first person driving view. I drove the boat sequence about 50 times PERFECTLY and I only actually caught the helicopter when I finally did it in 3rd person. I have never been so break-your-controller angry at a game in my life. The other ending was better, but I had problems with that games plot overall, so in my opinion it was "okay".
To be honest, MGS3 was my favourite MGS ending. I felt so sad :(
The site hosting the list is an old-school game site, so the list is of old school games. That's why there are no "modern" games included.
MGS1, MGS3, FFX and FF: Tactics all come to mind. I loved how MGS1 had an alternate ending, both of which came with a powerful message. MGS3 was simply epic and flat out shames MGS4. FFX had a powerful ending which was almost completely undone by the happy but cheesy ending of FFX-2. Final Fantasy Tactics...the ending to this game defines the term "epic". I absolutely loved the story to FFT and think that it is one of the most underrated and underappreciated games of all time.
I thought FFXII's ending was awesome. That is (sadly) when the story really took off (after being paused for a looong time).
Hitman Blood Money (the one where you are dead)? GTA San Andreas? God of War 2? Not sure if they are old school enough though.
*some minor GOW2 and MGS4 spoilers* @1.6 You are absolutely right. MGS4's ending is quite inferior to it's predecessor, though MGS4's ending wasn't terrible. I will say that as a whole MGS3 was much better than MGS4, but that's simply because I didn't care for half the unresolved issues in the game being explained by nanomachines. @1.8 God of War II's ending was pretty mediocre. After seeing it for the third time, the cliffhanger was a huge letdown and just made you feel shameful rather than pumped to take down Olympus. It essentially ended with Kratos killing the only person he cared about, yet not caring one iota just a few minutes later. I know he is supposed to be a dark character, but that was just a bit too quick.
Funny, out of 10 choices, I think 2 are from Playstation 1, and the rest are from the NES, or SNES. I would've liked to see a few more newer games on the list, even though all these were amazing endings. There's no denying that.
No Deus Ex? EPIC FAIL.
As long as there's Contra, I'm good.
How does Contra have a good ending??
This list sucked. Needed to have at least one Grand Theft Auto game on it to be considered valid. Loosers.
Lulz with winsauce!
Let's see, how is Chrono Trigger NOT #1????
dumb list. Mario 3? Mario world? Mario Galaxy? GTFO. Also, what about new super mario wii????
I liked this list a lot. So glad link to the past is #1. awesome.
Lost Vikings had the best ending ever. Bar NONE!
This list sucked. The author obviously hasn't played a new game in a while.
And you haven't played old games for a while... Maybe it's the nostalgia, I dunno, but I thought that the list was pretty good.
DEUS EX! At least they got FF7 right. (although its a little low). LTP? Really? #1? They are on some serious s***.
Haha...Ninja Gaiden? WTF?
All Old Wizard does is make crappy lists.
Don't remember the ending for LV.
Starcon 2 Urquan Masters for the win
That is probably my all time favorite game ever ever ever. I even compared Mass Effect 2's planet exploration to this game, in how good old Starcon2 had much more depth of content in this area. Man I loved this game. If I knew I was going to die in 2 weeks, I would make sure I spent some time on this game once more.
"Top 10 Retro Video Game Endings"
Nothing wrong with retro games
Whats the point in having so old school game endings? About 10% here will be able to agree with you while the rest of the audience won't have a clue which games your talking about?
not to shabby... the only two of those endings i never saw were Star Fox (cause i was no good at it) and Mega Man 3 (cause my little brother destroyed the cartridge before i could finish)
what I like about this list is the absolute quality console game there are here I mean absolute classics like Zelda, Metroid, Chrono trigger, Secret of mana SNES truly was the golden age of gaming and im glad I lived through it to remember it!
Current gen I liked the endings for MGS4, KZ2, and Bioshock 1&2. KZ2 has to be my favorite. Can't wait for KZ3 now!
If we're talking classic games, Maximum Carnage on snes has got to be my favorite ending. Damn that game was soul-crushingly hard.
MGS3 ending > ALL
The other 20 that didnt failed are obvious. hint: sony
For me, the ending of the first Mass Effect was amazingly epic, i have never tried anything near it.
Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2) is my favorite game/ending ever, it completely sucked me in with it's amazing story, characters, and gameplay.
I know the game is brand new but Heavy Rain has some of the best endings I have seen in gaming. Depending on what happens in the game you can get a really happy ending or a completely depressing end that will make you feel kinda empty inside.
Golden Sun 1 & or 2, Shadow of the Colossus, Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core, um cant think of anything else right now =/ These are games with good endings, not saying they beat out everything else.
Halo3, the cutscenes were beautifully done and directed, the music was second to none (Marty o'Donnell is just awesome). after the credits when you see the Chief is still alive and well and with Cortana it just makes you feel so good. Especially since leading upto that bit you see 117 scratched on a monument and you doubt in some small way that he survived. Also always liked the Panzer Dragoon endings with the beautiful art pieces displayed with the credits.
I wanna see how splinter cell conviction ends.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.