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#1 Posted by Volgin13 (191 posts) -

Most games just don't know how to have a proper conclusion. What are some that buck that trend? I think Resistance 3 has a pretty good ending. It's happy and conclusive all at once.

#2 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption wins that award for life 
 
Also.. Max Payne's ending is brilliant, and I really enjoyed the endings of Portal 2,  Black Ops (one of the best stories in a video game IMO), The Witcher, Assassin's Creed 2, Total Overdose, Uncharted 2, Half-Life 2 and GTA 4. 

#3 Posted by AlexW00d (6191 posts) -

MGS4

#4 Posted by lockwoodx (2479 posts) -

Half Life Episode 2: Best ending ever considering everyone still wants episode 3.

#5 Edited by Mr_Skeleton (5138 posts) -

Mas Effect and Dead Space 2.

#6 Edited by AndrewB (7512 posts) -

@Buzzkill said:

Half Life Episode 2: Best ending ever considering everyone still wants episode 3.

Best conclusion ever. No unanswered questions.

Next favorite would be Animal Crossing.

#7 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -

Either end of Knights of The Old Republic, both where pretty good. The dark side ending was especially sweet.

#8 Posted by IBurningStar (2160 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid 3, Silent Hill 2's Water ending, Final Fantasy VI
 
Red Dead Redemption has the best ending of any game this generation.

#9 Edited by valrog (3671 posts) -

BioShock 1/2 Good Ending. It gets me every time.

#10 Posted by EuanDewar (4786 posts) -

Portal 2.

#11 Posted by Grumbel (910 posts) -

Classic Nintendo endings are generally pretty good, Zelda, Mario, etc. I like how they give you a retrospective of everything you went through and thus provide a nice sense of closure. I'd say Zelda: Links Awakening is probably one of the most memorable endings ever.
 
On the more modern side: Mass Effect 1 was pretty good, it has a big cliffhanger for sure, but it cleans up it's core plot very well and the final is fantastic.
 
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories also has a pretty nice ending.
 
In general however good and conclusive endings are pretty rare these days and even the two modern ones mentioned above are not fully satisfying, as they bring you to the credits a little to early and miss the longer epilogue that made the Zelda endings so nice.

#12 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5138 posts) -

@Hellstrom said:

@Mr_Skeleton said:

Mas Effect and Dead Space 2.

Its too bad Mass Effect 3 is looking to conclude horribly.

Judging by Mass Effect 2 which felt like filler (seriously the DLC plots were better than the actual main plot). Mass Effect 3 will probably conclude horribly. I honestly don't think Bioware can pull it off after ME2 & Dragon Age 2. I'm just ready for the trilogy to end. So they can start new plots in the same universe.

Episode 2 was great.

Probably shouldn't have said it to the biggest Bioware fanboy ever...

#13 Posted by Quacktastic (1066 posts) -

Portal 2:  "Do you want me to shoot the m- Oh. Wow."
Red Dead Redemption for latest late title card ever.

#14 Edited by Ghostiet (5229 posts) -

Nier. All four of them, and you are guaranteed to feel like you got punched in the balls after the last one.

#15 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
#16 Posted by Mystyr_E (1189 posts) -

Shadow of the Colossus. boom

#17 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5138 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@Mr_Skeleton said:

Mas Effect

You really enjoyed a final boss battle where the boss was a small creepy four-legged creature jumping between the walls and ceiling?

He was okay but I really loved how the game ended, especially that last level.

#18 Posted by huntad (1930 posts) -

I liked Red Dead Redemption, MGS3, Black Ops, Bioshock, Half-Life, and Persona 3.

#19 Posted by MentalDisruption (1618 posts) -

Darksiders, Portal 2, Infamous, The World Ends With You, Golden Sun TLA

#20 Posted by ReyGitano (2467 posts) -

The Assassin Creed games all had great endings.

/sarcasm

#21 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -
  • Persona 3 FES
  • Ghost Trick
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Most Ace Attorney titles
  • The World Ends With You
#22 Posted by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid 3

#23 Edited by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

@IBurningStar said:

Metal Gear Solid 3, Silent Hill 2's Water ending,.... Red Dead Redemption

these + SotC

#24 Posted by Redbullet685 (6029 posts) -

RDR, Portal 2, Bioshock, GTA 4, MW2.

#25 Posted by ajamafalous (11869 posts) -

I just finished Mafia II yesterday and I thought that game's entire story was incredibly well done.

#26 Posted by mordukai (7140 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

Red Dead Redemption wins that award for life Also.. Max Payne's ending is brilliant, and I really enjoyed the endings of Portal 2, Black Ops (one of the best stories in a video game IMO), The Witcher, Assassin's Creed 2, Total Overdose, Uncharted 2, Half-Life 2 and GTA 4.

Which reminds me. I still need to finish that sucka.

@valrog said:

BioShock 1/2 Good Ending. It gets me every time.

You seem to be confusing Bioshock 1 mid point and it's ending. The ending was rather weak compared to the mid point of the game.

#27 Edited by Dave_442 (52 posts) -

The ending of Splosion Man was pretty awesome.

EDIT: Also, Bayonetta.

#28 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption

#29 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -

Every Ace Attorney game, Ghost Trick, Persona 4, Braid.

#30 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5122 posts) -

The Main Assassin's Creed games because they know how to make some weird ass shit.

Ghost Trick.

MGS3.

I thought both InFamous' had great ending aside from the fact you have to say Good Guy and Bad Guy in front of them.

#31 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5122 posts) -

@Hellstrom said:

@Mr_Skeleton said:

Mas Effect and Dead Space 2.

Its too bad Mass Effect 3 is looking to conclude horribly.

Judging by Mass Effect 2 which felt like filler (seriously the DLC plots were better than the actual main plot). Mass Effect 3 will probably conclude horribly. I honestly don't think Bioware can pull it off after ME2 & Dragon Age 2. I'm just ready for the trilogy to end. So they can start new plots in the same universe.

Wow.

We disagree considerably.

#32 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -

Oh yeah inFamous 1 and 2 also have pretty good ending twists.

#33 Posted by Blackout62 (1331 posts) -

PoP: Sands of Time.

#34 Posted by Fizzy (384 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

Red Dead Redemption wins that award for life Also.. Max Payne's ending is brilliant, and I really enjoyed the endings of Portal 2, Black Ops (one of the best stories in a video game IMO), The Witcher, Assassin's Creed 2, Total Overdose, Uncharted 2, Half-Life 2 and GTA 4.

Red Dead Redemption had an awesome ending. That's the only game I remember finishing and going "Wow, that was flipping awesome!".

#35 Posted by NoelVeiga (1074 posts) -

Let me just bring in some games people might not have played, just to make this informative.

Ico & Shadow of the Colossus are pretty cool, and also recently re-released, so...

Second Sight. Seriously, go check it out. It's 4 to 5 hours, it's on Good Old Games for 9.95. Go get it.

Legacy of Kain: Defiance. Amy Hennig wrote this series before she did Uncharted. It's awesome. Start on the first Soul Reaver and take it from there.

Silent Hill 2 and 3. Speaking of re-releases.

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.

...

Deadly Premonition. Sorry, had to say it.

That went a little more mainstream than I intended, but still, they're all worth checking out and readily available, so I'm happy about my little list.

#36 Posted by amomjc (977 posts) -

@Hellstrom said:

@Mr_Skeleton said:

Mas Effect and Dead Space 2.

Its too bad Mass Effect 3 is looking to conclude horribly.

Judging by Mass Effect 2 which felt like filler (seriously the DLC plots were better than the actual main plot). Mass Effect 3 will probably conclude horribly. I honestly don't think Bioware can pull it off after ME2 & Dragon Age 2. I'm just ready for the trilogy to end. So they can start new plots in the same universe.

Episode 2 was great.

What on earth are you talking about? The ending to Mass Effect 2 may not have been as "ooo and awe" as the first (at least to me) but I believed the main campaign was a blast. I loved the crew member quests allowing you to get a better background story and not to mention the main fleshing line was fantastic. The third has me hyped to finally see the "end" of one my favorite fictional universes.

#37 Posted by Stradivari (24 posts) -

The World Ends With You, Kingdom Hearts II, Skies of Arcadia.. I guess I like heart-warming endings.

#38 Posted by TonyBlue87 (291 posts) -

Bayonetta wins for most endings.

#39 Posted by Spoonman671 (4565 posts) -

If you think Resistance 3 had a good ending, then I cannot suggest to you any games that I think have good conclusions.

#40 Posted by Ragnarok512 (160 posts) -

Bastion has an awesome ending.

#41 Posted by amomjc (977 posts) -

@Hellstrom said:

@csoup: There is no defending ME2 duder. That plot was awful. The crew member quest weren't even that indepth. Some were good others were just plain uneeded. Bioware has been terrible with sequels this gen for some reason.

I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree, I really enjoyed ME2 and had a great time with it. That's the greatness of freedom of opinion.

#42 Posted by Volgin13 (191 posts) -

@Spoonman671 said:

If you think Resistance 3 had a good ending, then I cannot suggest to you any games that I think have good conclusions.

I don't understand what you're saying. Could you rephrase it? Are you saying R3 had the best ending ever or that it had a bad one? Are you saying games mostly have bad endings? I don't get it.

#43 Posted by Volgin13 (191 posts) -

@Ragnarok512 said:

Bastion has an awesome ending.

I need to finish that game.

#44 Posted by DuskVamp (681 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption for me. I can't remember ever being so dumbfounded or emotional by the end of a game.

#45 Posted by Spoonman671 (4565 posts) -
@Volgin13 said:

@Spoonman671 said:

If you think Resistance 3 had a good ending, then I cannot suggest to you any games that I think have good conclusions.

I don't understand what you're saying. Could you rephrase it? Are you saying R3 had the best ending ever or that it had a bad one? Are you saying games mostly have bad endings? I don't get it.

Resistance 3 did not end well.  It was not nearly as bad as Killzone 3's ending, but it was really kind of boilerplate and unsatisfying.
 
A game with a good ending would be Resistance 2.
#46 Posted by RecSpec (3766 posts) -

MGS3, Portal 2, Red Dead Redemption, which have been said. I also like how Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney ended (the 4th case being the ending).

#47 Posted by MattClassic (428 posts) -

God of War 2's ending wasn't amazing, but I think it deserves mentioning just for being a good cliffhanger ending.

#48 Posted by jayjonesjunior (1087 posts) -

RDR's ending is so absolute i never want to play it again.

#49 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

If anyone says L.A. Noire, I will have a fit.

#50 Posted by niamahai (1405 posts) -

Top 'o my head from games of '10/'11
 
GoW 3 - Finally Kratos gets his! And hopefully its the last time we see angry Kratos.
 
 Halo: Reach - The part where it shows the elites swarming you and the eulogy Dr. Halsley gave at the end was sooo emotional  
 
Shadows of the Damned - The ending kinda explained why the demon was so into Garcia's girl and will make you more excited for the continuing adventures of Garcia Hotspur. Sadly. There won't be a Shadows of the Damned 2 =/ 
 
Child of Eden - You saved Internet girl. How more rad can you get.