Top 10 Video Games with the Worst Endings

After battling through countless minions, solving elaborate puzzles, and enduring heartbreaking story twists, the least you can ask for is a rewarding, fitting conclusion. But alas, not all game developers share the same sentiment. Whether due to time constraints, budget issues, or just poor creative choices, some games roll credits with an ending that leaves you wondering, "Is that it?"

Think back to the times you've been let down by an abrupt twist, a confusing cliffhanger, or an ending that just didn't make sense. Consider those moments when you sat there, controller in hand, staring blankly at the credits rolling down your screen, wishing you could have those precious hours of gameplay back.

Gather up your memories of disappointment, dust off your critique hat, and have some fun voting for the top offenders in this video game ending hall of shame.
The Top Ten
1 Ghostbusters


You have completed a great game

And proved the justice of our culture

Now go and rest, our heroes!

2 Mass Effect 3

Not even the extended cut can fix this garbage ending. This ending makes no sense whatsoever and relies on deus ex machina and other poor writing devices. In the end, it tells you your choices didn't matter.

The ending contradicts the lessons taught in previous games, sacrifices realism for no reason, and introduces a last-second plot device character. The six endings are uncannily similar. For better or worse, the extended cut is much better.

The ending had to be fixed by a mod because it was so terrible! The happy ending mod is almost mandatory to have installed before you play it. Otherwise, it will ruin the entire trilogy.

3 Ghosts 'N Goblins

This ending is worse than all endings in the world! Even worse than Halo 2 and Sonic Adventure 2!

4 Super Mario Odyssey

This is even worse than Super Mario Bros 2's ending. Instead of rebelling against Bowser when he knocked away Mario for wanting to marry her again, Peach waited for the fight to happen and then rejected both Mario and Bowser. Bowser had much more reason to be rejected than Mario since he kidnapped her and forced her to marry him.

Sure, Super Mario Odyssey is good, but the ending wasn't worth the effort, especially since it's another plot about saving a kidnapped princess, ending with her rejecting Mario this time. The rest of the ending doesn't make any sense. How could Mario be happy after being rejected? If they tried to make it funny, they completely failed.

In my opinion, Super Mario Odyssey definitely had the worst ending of any Mario game created. Even if Mario and Peach got married, Bowser would still kidnap her.

5 Halo 2

What are you doing up there? Sir, finishing this fight... A. You fell off and almost died in Halo 3. B. You didn't even get the chance to blow up the ship. Worst ending ever.

6 Super Mario Bros. 2
7 Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
8 Far Cry 3 (Bad Ending)
9 Super Fire Prowrestling Special
10 Drakengard
The Contenders
11 Silent Hill 2 (Dog Ending)
12 Sniper: Ghost Warrior

Seriously, you just snipe the guy and then GAME OVER! I felt like the developers took a good concept and destroyed it with the ending. They should have been a lot more imaginative.

13 Command and Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight
14 Gears of War 2
15 BioShock

Disappointing for me. That's one of the ways the sequel one-upped the original.

16 Ghostbusters: The Video Game
17 SpongeBob Squarepants: Operation Krabby Patty
18 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
19 Mirror's Edge
20 No Man's Sky
21 Lord of the Rings: Conquest

The whole entire game followed no storyline whatsoever, but the endings? Really?

22 Skate
23 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

The part that makarov hang out is pretty cool, but seriously? Price is sit on there and smoke? Only that? Really? That's the reason why nobody loves the actual Call of Duty games

The endings awesome but Yuri dies. I loved Yuri. RIP.

24 Undertale

It makes no sense

25 Life is Strange

I absolutely love this game, but the ending felt so rushed and really disappointed me. The game had been so clever and enthralling until the ending, which felt lazy. Why end a game by forcing players to make a choice that destroys the prospect of a sequel? Sacrifice your best friend and attend their funeral, or sacrifice the town and look at all the death you've caused. Both endings make you feel terrible! Worst ending ever.

Good story, bad ending, and an example of bad game design with what they did at the end.

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