Back in the day when I started gaming, which is probably before many of you were born, games were tough to beat. Certainly tougher than they are today. Which means I rarely saw the endings of games.
This wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, however, as most game endings sucked. Possibly because developers knew so few people would ever experience the endings they didn’t spend any time or money on them.
That has all changed now. Games are easier to beat these days, generally being shorter experiences. And devs actually bother creating satisfying endings in order to reward gamers who stick with a title right through to the end.
Some are better than others, and the Guinness World Records 2012: Gamer’s Edition recently ran a poll (via Digital Spy) to determine the Top 10 Game Endings Of All Time.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
God of War
Red Dead Redemption
Metal Gear Solid 4
Final Fantasy VII
I’ve seen the endings of five of those games, and I was impressed by all of them. I found Red Dead Redemption particularly satisfying, maybe because it didn’t end in a typical Hollywood fashion. How about you? Let us know in the comments section below…