6 Video Games With TERRIBLE Endings
Have you ever poured hours and hours into a video game, only for it to slap you in the face with its ending? It’s an enormous let-down, and I honestly feel the best way to avoid facing these types of let-downs is to publicly shame the video game endings that have terrible endings. SO LET’S DO THAT. Here are the worst video game endings in history.
And although I feel like issuing a spoiler warning for this article is like warning people that they’re going to get fat if they down an entire package of Oreo cookies every night, here it is anyhow. Spoiler alert, we’re talking about video game endings in this article about video game endings.
Silent Hill had multiple endings, and all of them were stupid. There’s the infamous UFO ending:
But that’s too easy to beat up on. Here’s what I saw when I finished Silent Hill:
It just ends. Even the main character thinks it’s a dumb ending. When Harry says “Can’t be? Yo can’t leave like this! This can’t be happening!” what he’s really referring to is the fact that his story is ending and literally nothing that makes sense had happened for like forty goddamn minutes.
God of War 2
God of War 2 was about Kratos attempting to murder Zeus. The end of that game is him saying “All right, let’s go murder Zeus!” Kratos ends the game in the exact same place he started! Why did I play the entire game if I didn’t get to murder Zeus?! Beating God of War 2 is like being promoted at McDonald’s — it seems like you’re going somewhere, but boy oh BOY are you ever going nowhere.
Jax’s ending from Mortal Kombat 4
“You thought I was what? Dead? Like my partner you just tossed off the cliff?!” Yeah, that’s how people talk after someone they care about dies.This ending is so bad it should automatically be on any “Worst __________ in Video Game History” list.
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Taking a serum to turn himself into a giant monster is the complete opposite of what makes The Joker a great villain. In The Dark Knight, the Joker even tells Batman, “You didn’t think I’d risk losing the battle for Gotham’s soul in a fist-fight with you?” Listen up, super villains: you WILL be punched by Batman and it WILL be the end of your plan. I don’t care how much Titan serum, Bane venom, Ninja Turtle ooze, or Five Hour Energys you drink.
Um, the ending of Super Mario Sunshine tries to wring emotions out of you by pretending to kill Mario’s backpack. Is Nintendo f*cking with us?
Honestly, every ending that isn’t Bioshock Infinite’s ending
The ending of Bioshock Infinite is so perfect, so beautiful, that every game ending from this point on is going to feel like a let down. If you want to know how it feels to be a writer for a video game after Bioshock Infinite, imagine entering a weight lifting competition and learning you’re going up right after Superman.
What’s the worst video game ending you’ve ever seen? Let me know on twitter @mikeyfromsu or in the comments below!