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

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

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.

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!

I mean mario getting rejected

After saving Peach for the GAZILLIONTH TIME, Mario gets REJECTED from his wedding proposal. That confirms that Peach is the real villain. It also marks the start of Mario and Bowser's friendship, making it a happy/sad ending.

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...

It was really good untill the ending

it ended like his spaceship goes into battle and he said "sir, I'm finishing the fight" lol!

6 Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Product Image

kill yo best friend, kill the real bad guy,
great game but after you finish the hardest level in the video game, the last 1, its the stupidest ending ever

7 Super Mario Bros. 2

We plowed through one of the most difficult Mario games ever created only to find out (S P O I L E R A L E R T) that it was all some dumb dream! What a disappointment!

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

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

I was pissed when it ended but I can play over and over again

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

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

who would kill their own father?
luke skywalker needs to teach raiden a lesson of wisdom, I mean seriously

Great Game But The End Just Simple And Plain Sucks, And That Comes From A Die Hard MGS Fan

19 Mirror's Edge Mirror's Edge Product Image

Not enough explanation let's say faith rescued Kate the end

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.

After MONTHS of playing this and getting to the center of the universe, which was the whole point of the game, what do we get? A godlike entity that basically deletes your save data and restarts your game. DO YOU KNOW WHAT CRAPWE HAD TO DO JUST TO OPEN THE PORTAL?!?!

24 Tony Hawk's Underground Tony Hawk's Underground Product Image

Like really there are to ending you have to skate for a private tape or your guy punches the kid in the face crappy ending

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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