Top 10 Video Games with the Worst Endings

The Top Ten
1 Ghostbusters Ghostbusters Product Image


You have completed a great game

And proved the justice of our culture

Now go and rest our heroes!

Now go and rest! Give me a break

2 Mass Effect 3 Mass Effect 3 Product Image

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

Not even the extended cut can fix this garbage ending. This ending not only makes no sense whatsoever. But relies on deus ex machina and other garbage writing devices. All for an ending that In the end tells you your choices didn't matter

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.

It's a great game with an epic final battle, but the last cutscene felt unsatisfying.

3 Ghosts 'N Goblins Ghosts 'N Goblins Product Image

This ending like more worse than all endings in the world! even than halo 2 and sonic adventure 2!

4 Super Mario Odyssey Super Mario Odyssey Product Image

This is even worse than Super Mario Bros 2's ending because instead of trying to rebel against Bowser when he knocked away Mario for wanting to marrying her again, she waited for the fight happening, then rejected both mario and bowser despite bowser has much more reason to be rejected than Mario (He kidnapped her and forced her to marry him). Sure, Super Mario Odyssey is good, but the ending didn't worth the effort, especially when it's another plot about saving a kidnapped princess, and before bing rejected by her this time. And of course, the rest of the ending doesn't make any sense. I mean, 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 every Mario games created. Even if Mario and Peach were getting married, Bowser will STILL kidnapp her.

That scrapped wedding that was planned should have been the premise instead, instead of Peach rejecting Mario simply because Bowser asked at the same time and they were trying to earn her. What an ungrateful woman!

5 Halo 2 Halo 2 Product Image

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

Seriously, I mean just snipe the guy and then GAME OVER! I felt like somehow the devs had taken a good concept and destroyed the hell out of it with the ending, they should have been a lot more imaginative.

12 Gears of War 2 Gears of War 2 Product Image

The game is awesome and long and all the missions were just awaiting the final mission to sink jacinto, and that sucks

13 BioShock BioShock Product Image

If you're talking about the bad ending, you are in true, but the good ending is so emotional and really good

Disappointing for me, that's one of the ways the sequel one upped the original

14 Silent Hill 2 (Dog Ending)
15 Command and Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Command and Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Product Image
16 Ghostbusters: The Video Game Ghostbusters: The Video Game Product Image
17 SpongeBob Squarepants: Operation Krabby Patty SpongeBob Squarepants: Operation Krabby Patty Product Image
18 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Product Image
19 Mirror's Edge Mirror's Edge Product Image
20 Lord of the Rings: Conquest Lord of the Rings: Conquest Product Image

The whole entire game followed no story line what so ever but the endings? Really?

21 Skate Skate Product Image
22 Life is Strange Life is Strange Product Image

I absolutely love this game but the ending felt so rushed and really disappointed me. The game had been so clever and so enthralling until the ending which felt lazy. Why would you end a game by forcing players make a choice that does nothing but destroy the prospect of a sequel? Sacrifice your best friend and be forced to attend their funeral or sacrifice the town and have to look at all the death you've caused... Both endings make you feel like an ass! Worst ending ever :(

Good Story, Bad Ending and an example of bad game design with what they did at the end.

23 No Man's Sky No Man's Sky Product Image

When you wasted your time for going to the center of galaxy, just get a restart and no any word's ending? what?

All that stuff for nothing.

24 Tony Hawk's Underground Tony Hawk's Underground Product Image
25 Mother 3 Mother 3 Product Image

The Dark Dragon neither killed anyone nor destroyed the world. It just restores it to its original form and heals it from every harm Porky has caused.

Mother 3 doesn't have a bad ending as so much an ambiguous one. Hinawa proves there is an afterlife, so are the characters dead, alive in a destroyed world or in Lucas's new one? Are Claus and Hinawa even alive?

End of the world. After all the game put us through, after all Lucas has suffered, Earth is destroyed. HAL, why?!

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