What game had the most annoying ending? (Spoilers)

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Warning this post and the comments section are going to be chock full of spoilers, so if you haven’t finished Mass Effect, Call of Duty, Final Fantasy 10 or Halo Reach then you may want to ignore this post entirely.

So let’s start with the most recent one, Call of Duty: Ghosts, where at the end you shoot Rorke point-blank in the chest with a hand cannon and then barely make it out of the ocean alive. Then he just wanders up to you from the side and kicks you in the face before dragging you away.

Yes I realise they are setting you up for the sequels where you are now being tortured in the jungle but there is literally no way that guy could have survived that shot and then made it out of the water in the first place. Never mind that he is then strong enough to totally overpower you since he’s more injured than you are.

Mass Effect on the other hand had such an awful ending that the developers felt inclined to release a brand new ending more suitable to the series. After which the community was then split between which of the endings was actually the better one. Then you get the magical dream endings where you’ve played a game for hours and hours only to find out that it was all apparently a dream. Such a cop out by the story writers.

In fact most videogame endings are pretty poor but some of them really do get it spot on. For me right now the very best ending I can ever remember is for Halo Reach where you are stranded on the planet, left to fight off the oncoming horde in an impossible attempt to stay alive.. I loved that.

So tell us below which games had the absolutely worst endings and which had the best? And you don’t need to warn anyone about spoilers since this entire article is a spoiler.

Oh and who can forget the Portal ending song… so so good

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  • TiMsTeR1033

    Hitman Absolution!

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Farcry 3 endings were whack!

    • Circuitflow

      u actually finished this shit game?

      • TiMsTeR1033

        WAS A GREAT GAME! besides the endings!

    • Willem Swanepoel

      imagine if the Farcray 3 guy were shooting blanks and she realised it after a few weeks… UNLUCKY BIATCH!!

      • Mark Treloar

        But her magic would have told her if he wasn’t viable.

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Mirrors Edge!

    • Tim’s Man <3

      Hey my love. How are you doing? Been missing you!

      • Kensei Seraph

        Run Tim RUN!!!

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          Faster than he has ever run before 0.o

        • Vampyric Squirrel of the Sith

          Run for your life!!!

  • Rags

    Mass Effect 3. Only because that meant the end of the series :`(
    Otherwise I loved the ending.

    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      Hated the original ending myself. The DLC corrected all my problems though.

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Crysis 1 and 2!

    • CodeName Tailgunner

      Wow, did you actually manage to play that shit to the end?

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Indeed!

    • That Tall Twit

      Agree about Crysis 1.

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Batman AA!

    • That Tall Twit

      The fight against Joker was a big let down.

  • HvR

    AssCreed 3.

    Just fizzled out in the end.

    • Circuitflow

      i agree.

    • Matthew Holliday

      i disagree, killing off desmond was perfect.
      fresh start with a story that still has promise, rather than trying to save a sinking ship.

      i spent 4 games waiting to play a game with a modern day desmond assassin, they just refused to let us do it.

      • HvR

        They could still killed off Desmond, just do it with some kind of style.

        It was just boring dialogue followed by touch poof!! ergh.

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Farcry 1 Trigens and bullshit just sucked balls

  • TiMsTeR1033

    apparently supermario sunshine ending was beyond kak lol

    • That Tall Twit

  • El Capitan del Blade

    The End Of Prince Of Persia Two Thrones, where The Prince is explaining Time to Farah, using the same line from the opening of Sands Of Time. Pure Gold.

    • Admiral Chief of Souls

      Agreed. Very epic come whole circle type ending!

  • El Capitan del Blade

    Need I mention the Ending of Bioshock Infinite? :P

    • Circuitflow

      what only to realize that you were the bad guy.in the end..kinda like being the good guy..im torn about this one, dont know if i liked it or dislike it.

      • El Capitan del Blade

        But you have to admit: still a better love story than Twilight. :P

        • Circuitflow

          everything is better than Twilight.!

    • Eric

      I literally played through the whole thing on saturday. It was like wtf *mind explodes*. So sad.

    • JHN

      I loved the ending of that game, blew my mind!

    • Milesh Bhana

      i didn’t have an issue with the ending. I loved the epilogue where she shows you how all the parallel worlds are connected .Very cool.

      my only issue with the “big twist” was that it was really really predictable.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Mass Effect 3
    Mass Effect 3
    Mass Effect 3
    Dragon Age 2
    Dragon Age 2
    ASSCREED 3
    Id software’s RAGE
    RAGE
    RAAGEEEE
    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGEEEEE!!!

    • Matthew Holliday

      dragon age 2 doesnt belong on that list.
      dragon age 2 doesnt belong on any list.
      it didnt have the worst ending because the whole game was pretty much bad, i dont even understand the story, the whole main storyline of DA2 could have fit as a sub plot of dragon age inquisition.
      there was no blight, no arch demn, and not even a real antagonist.

      Neither does AC3, doesnt beling there, killing off whiney bitch Desmond Miles was the best move theyv made in the whole series.

    • Willem Swanepoel

      Dragon age 2 ending was not really annoying. I have to admit, it was not as epic as Dragon Age Origins’ ending …

    • That Tall Twit

      I sense a lot of rage.

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        Rage… it was so… rage-less. :/ And that ending.. sigh!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Spec Ops The Line had an amazing ending for me.

    Finished Fear 3 over the weekend, it’s ending was not very impressive.

    • Admiral Chief of Souls

      SO TL had pretty epic ending(s) yes

      Which one did you choose?

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Blew the faulty brains out.

        • Admiral Chief of Souls

          ;)

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Spec Ops the Line – Game of the Decade!

      • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

        Easily one of the best endings…

        • Admiral Chief of Souls

          Which one? Or all of them

          • HvR

            Definitely all of them.

            But I enjoyed the “Welcome to Dubai” one the most.

      • HvR

        Best ending of the 90′s I give to C&C’s Nod ending,

        Cheezy cyber space hacking followed by you choosing a Ion satellite target for all your hard work.

      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        I almost bought this. But bought Burnout Paradise and Prototype 2, which i’m firing up this afternoon!

  • Admiral Chief of Souls

    Portal ending song = MOST EPIC

    • Kromas

      I prefer…

      • CaptainNemo42

        No… This

  • Milesh Bhana

    Assassin’s Creed 3 – terrible ending. 5 games leading up to that!!!!

    • Circuitflow

      at least AC4 saves the day! Ending was good

      • Matthew Holliday

        actually thought the ending was pretty shitty, some nice touches with the daughter and haytham, but the rest was pretty underwhelming, it all just felt like more setup.
        a prolude to the real game.
        granted the beginning to 3/4 through the game I was totally in love with the game, just the story could have used more content.

    • Matthew Holliday

      Desmond Miles zzzz
      i think AC3 had the best ending yet, no more bullshit trying to make a flawed story work around the animus, killing him off and starting something new with a clear image of where they want it to go is the best move they ever made.

  • Circuitflow

    DARKSIDERS 2, what a kak game. it was an edning to a fantastic franchise

    • El Capitan del Blade

      meh, it was average, I finished It, was like, okay, so that took some time…. Can’t remember the ending though :P…

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    Is this even a contest? Original Mass Effect 3 ending.

    • Matthew Holliday

      the ending is made up for by the rest of the game getting an A+ though.

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        The rest of the game is brilliant, no doubt. Even the MP was amazing. But those last 10 minutes…..

  • ToshZA

    Gears of War 1 was the worst ever for me. It just came up, and I was like, “Is that all? Seriously?”.

    ME3 wasn’t so bad really, I do enjoy an anticlimax. It wasn’t epic, it wasn’t like the first 2, and I think it was fitting. I loved the ending, and don’t really care for any other additional ones. Which reminds me, I actually want to play the ME series again.

    DAMMIT,

  • That Tall Twit

    I enjoyed the Halo Reach ending. It was one I didn’t see coming.

  • El Capitan del Blade

    THE ENIDING TO HALF-LIFE 2 EPISODE 2 IS THE WORST, Kill off Eli Vance, and then leave it hanging for how many years now….. shame on Valve…

    • ToshZA

      You realise of course that its easier, cheaper, and way more profitable to focus on Steam than it is to make a new game, right?

      • El Capitan del Blade

        I do, but that doesn’t quell my fanboy rage levels :P.

        i mean, jirre.

        • ToshZA

          Fair enough. :)

    • Tarisma

      that ending was so bad

    • Admiral Chief of Souls

      Epic ending, epic fail on the suspense!

  • Kyle ‘Monki’ Diffenthal

    Also Homeland was kind of a let down in the end to be honest… Great game and play through but Wow the ending was like huh? Is that all im going to get?! HUH!

  • http://xelusprime.wix.com/ettiennev Xelus

    Truth be told, I find it funny to see how gamers moan about game endings, we moan and groan if a franchise is milked, but when it ends, they bitch and moan why it ended. Or they don’t like the way it ended. Truth be told, I’d rather have a poor ending than a milked franchise, far worse.

    • Mark Treloar

      So Borderlands, you are chasing this epic event that only happens every couple of hundred years and you expect to be rewarded with entry into the vault. Does this happen?

      • http://xelusprime.wix.com/ettiennev Xelus

        Well, did Gearbox Games announce that it would be the last Borderlands game to be developed? If you did enter the vault it would mean the end of the franchise, seeing as borderlands revolves around the story of the vault.

        If they did announce it to be the last game in the franchise, and you didn’t enter the vault, it is still better than having a franchise that lost its meaning a long time ago but is still kept alive due to a fan base that can’t come to grips with the fact that the franchise does not have a solid story that could follow up to make it worth their time and effort to create a sequel to it, and thus resulting in a good franchise being destroyed because it was never meant to go further than the original story.
        If the series had to carry on after the vault event, the chances that the franchise might be spoiled is far greater, rather end on a good note than having a franchise we all wish would just die out. Need for speed is a good example of this event happening.

        • Mark Treloar

          I just bet you just loved fight club

          • http://xelusprime.wix.com/ettiennev Xelus

            No, but I don’t fuss about a game’s ending, it is a game, and in the end, it is still a business developing games, no matter how much a game sucks or how good it was.

          • Mark Treloar

            Well if that’s the case all creative people whether they be authors or scriptwriters should just take your advice and write whatever they want because its just a business so why should the conclusion make sense? Why should they care that people may want a decent story?

          • http://xelusprime.wix.com/ettiennev Xelus

            Exactly, because unfortunately, the world we live in, is more concerned about money than actually any value for anything. You’re not obligated in any way to read an article or buy a game, if you’re gullible enough to believe all the marketing bs, and you buy the game, that is your problem, they got what they wanted from you, your money, and that my friend, is why I hate the industry.

            Welcome to the real world, where the world can’t give a s**t about you, they just want your money.

  • VinTaco

    Wait what? ME3 ending showed that it was a dream?

    • Matthew Holliday

      No, thats only with the indoctrination theory, which was never confirmed, and ruins the whole premise of the story.

      • VinTaco

        OK cool, thanks for confirming.

        I must be one of the 4 people who actually liked the original version of the ending. Playing through it again now to see the extended ending.

  • oVg

    Fcuk this game

    • HvR

      Crap especially compared to the classic Duke Nukem 3D ep2 ending:

    • That Tall Twit

      This is a pretty kak way to end every stage!

  • Hammersteyn

    ME3 hands down

  • Admiral Chief of Souls

    THE CAKE IS A LIE!!!

    • Vampyric Squirrel of the Sith

      NO! You are a LIE!!!

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    I know you are all going to say I’m just trying to bash. But MW3′s ending was crappy. It didn’t feel epic or anything. No closure, no set up no nothing. Just an emotionless end because the game had to have an ending somewhere

  • Umar Seeker of Truth

    Fall out 3 had the worse ending of any game I have ever played. Then I played Castlevania Lords of shadow and man….what a huge let down.

  • Umar Seeker of Truth

    OH OH OH !! Final Fantasy 13-2

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Wait, I know how to settle this.

    Worst and most annoying game endings? Pretty much any game ending that isn’t Bioshock Infinite’s ending

  • Happy Hamster

    Out of all the game endings Good or Bad the best one can only be “Tetris” lololololol

  • CodeName Tailgunner

    Worst ending was battle chess when you lost.

  • Zubayr Bhyat

    Republic Commando. WHY did they have to leave with such a cliffhanger?

  • Willem Swanepoel

    Bad Endings: Mass Effect 3 and Assassins Creed 3. KOTOR 2 … it was a good game but the ending was FFS .. really.

    I do not mind an ending with a cliffhanger if they plan to bring out a part 2 or 3 … but ending the series with a shit ending just asks for a proper backhand smack.

  • Mark Treloar

    Borderlands

    • Weanerdog

      Agreed, worst ending ever.

    • loftie

      ya, fack that vault lol, and some of the characters irritated the shit out me, but game was still fun though…

  • Rock789

    Worst / most disappointing = id’s Rage. I mean, wtf?! During the game you fighting hulking behemoths, etc. And at the end, you fight a bunch of normal mutants (just lots of them) and then… Nothing?! It just ends… I was saving up my BFG ammo, ready for the HUGE mutant I thought they would throw at me… But alas… No. Argh!

    Best = (in recent times) Bioshock Infinite. It was a doozy – did NOT see that ending coming. But I thought it tied the game together quite nicely (hence why the DLC confuses me – the story ended! There is no need for DLC!).

  • Hendrik

    I know I am going to be stoned for this, but I must say, I was a wee bit disappointing in The Last of Us’ ending. I don’t know why, I think I expected something more epic.

  • Mark Treloar

    So best ending for me is for a pretty old game, and its kinda cheesy, but it has to be Full Throttle.

  • Johann

    One of my favourite endings was Planescape: Torment… Stepping out to fight a never ending battle in the Blood War

  • Grimmy

    Rome Total War 2

  • Gerhard Davids

    I have much man love for that portal song <3 ???

  • Airyl

    The Stanley Parable. End of story. Pack your bags and go home everyone.

  • B3ware_za

    Borderlands 1 had a pretty awful ending. And HL2:EP2. Making us wait so long for an ending and all..

  • Kyoto

    Monkey Island 2…. Carnival of the damned with Lil Chuckie…grrrrrr

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