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Top 5 Endings That Killed Good Video Games

Did they run out of disc space? Were they about to miss a deadline? Did they just run out of ideas? Countless gamers have asked these questions as they say, jaw dropped and took in the spectacularly bad ending of a video game that they enjoyed playing. You may not agree that all of the games on this list were “good” games - but few can argue that their endings made their stomachs turn. In descending order, here are the top 5 (or bottom 5, rather) worst video game endings that could have been incredible.

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PRHB HYBRiiD2727d ago (Edited 2727d ago )

@ ur avatar

Trebius2727d ago

Your avatar cracks me up. +bubbles

on topic: The final fight with Scar was the sh!t! I was chuckin him around fracking him up for like an hour one time ... I was young :)

mastiffchild2727d ago

WTF?! Bioshock is IN but there's no Gears2? If ever a great game had an abrupt and underwhelming ending it was Cliffy and Co's second Gears game.

Rarely have I felt so short changed by a last boss encounter and ending as I did with the feeble last throes of that game-couldn't the Lambentised Brumak have given us SOME sort of fight? I know the HoD is an awesome weapon but why make it so amazingly strong that it threatens to break the whole game at the last hurdle?

No, Bioshock's ending wasn't perfect but it wasn't bad, it wasn't even poor and as far as games go I'd say it was well above average so to put it in while ignoring Gears2's whimper at the end of one of the most bombastic games in living memory is quite the, daft, achievement, imho.

Obviously there are worse endings to some less than stellar games but as a list for great games with crappy last knockings I fail to recall any much worse than Gears2 which, esp compared to Bioshock, is tremendously underselling what comes before it in a game filled with great set piece after great set piece-or are these the kind of people who cried that the big fishy monster effort was too hard for their ikkle fingers? I was looking forwards to some titanic struggle to top what had come before both in Gears2 AND the first games boss battles but one shot later, one bloody (though lengthy)button press and it was all over! How doesn't that qualify?

I'd go as far as to say that even the weak sauce that is the Fable2 ending isn't as underwhelming as the lack of any challenge at the end of Gears2. It's a similar thing, in all honesty, but given that Gears2 doesn't have Fable2's earlier issues with EVERY fight being a piece of pi55 I end up feeling that the end of G2 is EVEN more feeble than Fable2's! Gears2's ending has all the good fights before it to be compared to, and in my eyes that seals it's fate as just about the most disappointing end to a great game in living memory.

Dishonourable mentions, also,for Halo3's final, weak boss to Batman AA's final,again weak, Joker boss fight and despite it actually having some decent storytelling going n at this point also inFAMOUS for having just about the cheapest last boss of recent times(not that Kessler's THAT difficult, he isn't, but just that if he does get you it'soften because there was NO way of stopping him whatever you did which just harks back to ancient games that had final bosses(or just bosses) that could attack and drain half your life even before you had chance to move or, just as bad, could kill you from off bloody screen! Anyhow the crap ending to good game syndrome is nowhere near as rare as you might imagine when you think about it. They really should have all these in before Bioshock, though, shouldn't they? I'm not even the game's biggest fan and I think t's a bit unfair with so many more weak endings to pick on.

Tony P2727d ago (Edited 2727d ago )

Shooters always have terrible, unresolved endings. Mostly because the intent is to get you to buy the sequel(s).

Marquis_de_Sade2726d ago

I thought the Gears of War 2 ending was spectacular, especially the events leading up to it, sure the "boss" was a pushover, but the last hour or so of the game was excellent in my opinion.

Cerberus21252726d ago

Why LOL on the Lion King?.That is the best movie game ever,and it was a great game,people say there is not one good movie game,I call bs because the lion king game was great.

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tdogchristy902727d ago

I just finished bioshock for the first time and let me tell you it was AMAZING just like everyone said. The ending was a little scratch your head style, but all and all it was good. It just leaves me wondering what's to come in 2, 3, ect.

Zydake2727d ago

I loved the 1st Bioshock ending but Bioshock 2's ending pissed me off

Acquiescence2727d ago

I mean seriously, after the brilliantly executed, jaw-dropping twist, that game dive-bombed so hard that it wasn't even funny. The pacing of the game grinded to a halt and I suddenly found myself losing the will to finish a game close to completion. The boss battle was the final nail in the coffin. A last act so poor that it put me off ever playing the sequel. I'd also like to mention Fahrenheit, although in that game's case it wasn't so much the ending but the second half that dived head first into catastrophy.

jerethdagryphon2727d ago

im sorry but the whole twist i saw coming from the first 10 minites bioshock is on my list of lame storys

i absolutly loved the setting and the style but the story iteself i found lacking

BattleAxe2727d ago

I remember when I finished Far Cry 2, my girlfriend was watching, and her reaction was..."thats it?"

goflyakite2727d ago

I hate leaving games unfinished but when I got to the second half I just couldn't do it anymore. I thought I was done..

DARK WITNESS2727d ago

Far Cry 2 was one of the few games I was really, really , really, really glad when I finished it, just because I had so see for myself if the game could end any worse then it played.

It seemed to just go on forever, and ever, and ever and ever.......

and you kept thinking there was going to be a twist... there has got to be a twist.. comon, at least give me some special powers, ok do I die of Malaria then, nope.. ok... oh wait... what when did it end.. was that it ?

MagicAccent2726d ago

There was a twist.
Maybe you were thinking of naked ladies when it happened.

DARK WITNESS2726d ago

lol... maybe..

in fact if I had been thinking of Naked ladies I prob would have found it more fun.

If by twist you mean that pitiful excuse of an ending - or the final section of the game, it was too lame to really be called a twist.

It was more the dev's just not knowing how to finish it.

ikkokucrisis2727d ago (Edited 2727d ago )

I'd add a few more to this list:

Halo 2
Modern Warfare 2
Assassin's Creed 1 & 2
Rainbow Six: Vegas 1 & 2

Hideo_Kojima2727d ago

I played MW2 and assassins creed 2

I loved both endings.
I thought MW2 was really good but a major cliff hanger I hope there is a 3 because I am one of those people that enjoyed the Cod Campaign.

Assassins Creed 2... well the virtual ending made the hair in my spine raise. But when you come into the real world and use sword technics to fight enemies who could have had taken guns or tazers with them and just shot you... I found it a bit stupid but not too bad.

GameOn2727d ago

RS:V2 had a bad Ending too? I really enjoyed the first but the ending was the worst I ever experienced. Never got round to the second.