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Best video game endings ever


True sacrifice.

Here are some of the best finales in video game history. Some are here because they help flesh out the story, while others just feature great music, or some fun moments with characters. Each one is unique and leaves the player with a positive feeling of accomplishment once the final credits roll.

For those who don't have time to play every game out there, here is a great way to see the endings for your favorite titles. 

In no real order, here they are. Don't peek if you want to avoid spoilers

Last chance not to peek. 

Rush N Attack: For it's time, this ending was epic. First, a nuclear missile 
blown to bits, and the hero running towards the screen in dramatic
fashion - endings like this were few and far in the NES era.

Final Fantasy 3: The regular ending is great, but the CG they added as
well as the remixed music made the Playstation version of Final
Fantasy III a truly memorable finale.

Super Metroid: The hero. Saved, by the enemy. What more needs to be

Dragon Quest VIII: An ending that Pirates of the Caribbean would be
proud of. Weddings crashed, heroes running off into the sunset. What
more do you need? A second ending (for the truly diligent)? Done.

God of War: An epic hero got his epic ending. Little did he know, it
was just the beginning.

Contra III: This has the best ending music ever featured in a game. A
fact made even more impressive considering it was on a cartridge.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater: This is probably the most powerful
and twisting ending I've ever seen, and one of the best endings of
all time.

Star Fox 64 (easy): Great music, and fun moments with Fox and
company. And more than just a wink to the Star Wars ending.

Golden Axe: What other ending has the bad guys escaping the arcade
machine to chase after the player?

Resistance 2: Not many franchises have to guts to kill off....well, just
watch the video to find out.

The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time: A classic ending to a classic


  • ChrisW 5 years ago

    Awesome endings... Very damn glad you didn't put FF7's ending!

  • Mark 5 years ago

    Resistance 2's ending sucked so f***ing hard. Even worse than Halo 2's.

  • Mark 5 years ago

    Wait I knew something was funny about this list. You're the PS3 fankid whos crap writing got on N4G.

  • Globalization 5 years ago

    I agree with MGS3: Snake Eater. The ending was much more cunning and pleasing than MGS4. In my opinion, I would add CoD4: Modern Warfare:

  • Globalization 5 years ago

    The CoD4 ending was quite subtle but overall dramatic. That video does not "fully" represent the experience I had with the ending. The player in that video did not look up in the sky when those helicopters came in and did it slowly...

    Those who beat CoD4 and watched the ending know what I mean.

    Also I have to agree, Resistance 2's ending blows. Perhaps BioShock's happy ending?

  • outwar6010 5 years ago

    the mgs3 ending gets me everytime :( truly epic

  • RaduN 5 years ago

    MGS4 has my all time favourite ending, but MGS3's is a close second no doubt !

    Good job on the article.

  • cell989 5 years ago

    MGS3 has the best ending on video games history, but MGS4 and Half Life 2 are a close 2nd