Guinness World Records has confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops has the greatest game conclusion of all time, after over 13,000 gamers cast their votes in favour of 2010's best-selling FPS. Treyarch's popular shooter, which offers a twist on the JFK conspiracy, pipped Halo: Reach and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to the …
Best ending ever?
Impossible Mission. Commodore 64. Mid-eighties.
(Beach Head was pretty cool too.)
About 6 different endings on youtube. Worth watching.
I think you missed a few...
Wheres System Shock?!?
Wheres System Shock 2?!?
Wheres Bioshock 2?!?
Wheres It Came From The Desert?!?
Wheres Katamari Demacy?!?
Wheres Final Fantasy 8?!?
Wheres Final Fantasy 6?!?
Wheres any of the Warcraft games?!?
The list goes on...
Instead we get Sonic The Hedgehog, which was pretty much a screen of text, yeh great ending!!!
Now, don't get me wrong, because I *love* Okami, but I thought the ending wasn't that good. The last boss was a bloody insult. Some really creative, fun bosses before that, with personalities no less, and the last enemy is just a cheap, beardy robot who never so much as taunts you. "In that room there is the big bad, go murder him."
Well a little part of me died inside reading that list! I have to wonder who's these voters are and in what mentle state to boot! How does portal 2 fall so far down the list??? Does nobody remember the ending to Monkey Island 2?!?!?! What is wrong with everyone in this crazy place!!!!!???? AAaaaargh!
Can add Monkey Island 2 to my list of stuff thats missing too, I forgot how good that ending was! and Simon The Sorcerer! and Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis! and Day Of The Tentacle!
But "video game players" never played those games.
Most console players actually know jack-all about videogames short of the dozen or so they've ever played.
only 40% completed Assins Creed?
My 12 year old finished AC3 two days after Xmas. The little fecker got up at 2.30am to play it on Boxing day.... sneaked down the stairs and the first we knew of it was seeing his eyes in the morning.
What about old games?
Classic endings! :P
An ending should be an /ending/
Well, IMO of course but I don't agree with some of the entries in that list. For example; the ending of inFAMOUS was IMO much more rewarding than Fallout was, even though I think Fallout scores higher when it comes to enjoyment of gameplay (higher replay value IMO). Yet inFAMOUS managed to build up and delivered whereas Fallout left me with "that's it? that's all?!". And my criticism against the ending got even deeper fueled with the DLC's which suddenly extended upon the storyline.
Which is another gripe I have; an ending should be that; an /ending/. I don't like to finish games only to be left with "Ok, the game ended but the story didn't. Guess I'll have to get myself the sequel". Its perfectly alright to extend on a game, sure, just make sure you end the chapter in a normal fashion and use some more fantasy and design skills to come up with a good continence of the story.
Just leave those way too obvious cliffhangers at home please; we paid enough for the game to expect a decent storyline (if applicable).
Miss Croft didn't make it onto the list?
Beach Head 2
Make everyone who voted play a selection of top games from 1972 to present then vote again.
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As a Final Fantasy fan, VII was far from the best ending. VIII or XII pissed all over it. Even FFX-II was superior.
Streets of Rage 2 has by far the coolest ending music in a video game. EVER.
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Just finished SoR2 on the iPhone after feeling the need for some retro action. Crap ending though, really bad boss. Almost as dire as the ending of Outrun on the 464.
El Reg, it's about time you started running polls on this here forum so we can conduct "proper" charts of this type, but populated with proper answers form a more discerning user base.
See to it I say!
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Well, FF7 was my favourite ending, followed by FF8 (and it's most epic battle of any game ever at the end)
IMO FF7 has the best nemesis (SPOILERS: killed your gf, killed your mum (sort of) burned down your home, throws a planet at you at the end) in Sephiroth so beating him was proper satisfying. I actually almost cried when the game ended because I knew no other game was going to feel like that.
FF8, with it's 4 sequential bosses and real deaths after a castle of bosses was just epic squared. Also the CG was (at the time) mind blowing. FF7 and 8 had the best soundtracks. Counts for a lot with me.
Course it's all just opinion, but regardless, I think the FF games have the best endings over all other games.
Twin Kingdom Valley. The "secret of life" as a sparkly/ gemmy thingy that literally took hours to render on screen (this was in the 8-bit days) :)
after a shed load of levels and many deaths finally making it to the end and believing yourself successful in your mission...
Just thought of another.
Eyedol's ending from Killer Instinct !
Nobody will read this now though :(
this may as well be "whats your favourite game"
I mean, that's what the list looks like. Did anyone REALLY get excited about the ending in Super Mario Bros? Some of the games on there are just laughable when it comes to endings. It's just fanboys voting for their fav games, quite obviously.
Also, there's no mention of Duke Nukem 3D :(