Top 10 EVIL Endings in Video Games!

  • February 22, 2019

So, a very evil spoiler alert in now in effect.  NUMBER 10: Menendez Triumphs — “Call of Duty: Black Ops II”  NUMBER 10: Menendez Triumphs — “Call of Duty: Black Ops II”  SECTION: Why?  SECTION: Why?  MENENDEZ: Your military is crippled.  MENENDEZ: Your military is crippled. You cannot stop us now.

You cannot stop us now.  While it’s far more revered for its online multiplayer,  While it’s far more revered for its online multiplayer, the single-player narratives across the “Call of Duty” franchise the single-player narratives across the “Call of Duty” franchise do have the occasional gems. do have the occasional gems.

Case in point: when things all go to Hell should you screw up two possible variants. Case in point: when things all go to Hell should you screw up two possible variants. The first occurs if the player fails to save the hacker Karma; The first occurs if the player fails to save the hacker Karma; if that happens, antagonist Raul Menendez ends up brutally killing her, if that happens, antagonist Raul Menendez ends up brutally killing her, leading to a virus wiping out the U.S.’s power stations.

leading to a virus wiping out the U.S.’s power stations.  CIA NERD: I spent the last year trying to crack this sod.  CIA NERD: I spent the last year trying to crack this sod. Best thing I can do right now is…leggit back to England. Best thing I can do right now is…leggit back to England.  The second occurs should you decide  The second occurs should you decide to put Menendez down yourself, which leads to global anarchy, to put Menendez down yourself, which leads to global anarchy, so you might want to watch that trigger finger of yours.

so you might want to watch that trigger finger of yours.  NUMBER 9: Great Power, No Responsibility — “Spider-Man: Web of Shadows”  NUMBER 9: Great Power, No Responsibility — “Spider-Man: Web of Shadows”  SPIDER-MAN: These two were more than willing to oblige.  SPIDER-MAN: These two were more than willing to oblige.  LUKE CAGE: What? You knew this whole turf war was a set-up?!  LUKE CAGE: What?

You knew this whole turf war was a set-up?!  Be honest. We all think that Spidey’s black suit is bad-ass.  Be honest.

We all think that Spidey’s black suit is bad-ass. Unfortunately, it comes with the slight drawback of having it Unfortunately, it comes with the slight drawback of having it turn you into something of a narcissistic A-hole. turn you into something of a narcissistic A-hole. Should players decide to give in to this inner darkness on every given occasion, Should players decide to give in to this inner darkness on every given occasion, our not-so-friendly neighborhood Spider-Man ends up becoming our not-so-friendly neighborhood Spider-Man ends up becoming the ruler of New York City infested with symbiotes. the ruler of New York City infested with symbiotes.  Yeah, you may have ended up isolating your friends,  Yeah, you may have ended up isolated your friends, Mary Jane now hates you, and you actually ended up killing Venom; Mary Jane now hates you, and you actually ended up killing Venom; but look on the bright side.

You have a symbiote Black Cat for a queen. Sweet! but look on the bright side. You have a symbiote Black Cat for a queen. Sweet!

BLACK CAT: Well, darling, I promised you this city…and it’s yours!  BLACK CAT: Well, darling, I promised you this city…and it’s yours!  NUMBER 8: The Definition of Insanity — “Far Cry 3”  NUMBER 8: The Definition of Insanity — “Far Cry 3”  VAAS: Are you enjoying my sister’s company? Huh?  VAAS: Are you enjoying my sister’s company?

Huh? She’s gonna make a warrior out of you? She’s gonna make a warrior out of you?  Well, you’ve done it–as Jason Brody,  Well, you’ve done it–as Jason Brody, you’ve gunned your way all through Rook Island, bested both Vaas and Hoyt, you’ve gunned your way all through Rook Island, bested both Vaas and Hoyt, and even earned the love of beautiful but exotic Citra. and even earned the love of beautiful but exotic Citra. Why would you want to return to the outside world Why would you want to return to the outside world when she offers you the chance to become a king?

when she offers you the chance to become a king? All you have to do is sever all ties to your old life by… All you have to do is sever all ties to your old life by… slitting your girlfriend’s throat. slitting your girlfriend’s throat.  (SLASH!)

(SLASH!)  (Liza gasps for breath)  (Liza gasps for breath)  If Jason goes through with it, then he does indeed get a hero’s welcome.  If Jason goes through with it, then he does indeed get a hero’s welcome. As Citra rocks his world, she also plunges a dagger into his chest, As Citra rocks his world, she also plunges a dagger into his chest, giving what she believes to be a noble death worthy of a warrior. giving what she believes to be a noble death worthy of a warrior.

You truly do reap what you sow, Jason. You truly do reap what you sow, Jason.  CITRA: You are a warrior. DIE a warrior.  CITRA: You are a warrior.

DIE a warrior.  NUMBER 7: The Perfect Murder — “Heavy Rain”  NUMBER 7: The Perfect Murder — “Heavy Rain”  The Origami Killer has claimed the lives of many fathers and sons.  The Origami Killer has claimed the lives of many fathers and sons. And if players aren’t quick on their feet, it’s a very real possibility And if players aren’t quick on their feet, it’s a very real possibility that he gets away with his crimes. that he gets away with his crimes. If Ethan Mars fails or refuses to take on the Origami Killer’s trials, If Ethan Mars fails or refuses to take on the Origami Killer’s trials, then it’s a very real possibility that he and his kidnapped son, Shaun, could end up dead.

then it’s a very real possibility that he and his kidnapped son, Shaun, could end up dead.  While on the hunt for the truth, FBI Agent Norman Jayden  While on the hunt for the truth, FBI Agent Norman Jayden and reporter Madison Paige encounter some truly sick individuals and reporter Madison Paige encounter some truly sick individuals who won’t hesitate to kill them in some pretty messed-up ways. who won’t hesitate to kill them in some pretty messed-up ways. Oh, well, at least you waste all the Scott Shelby levels, Oh, well, at least you waste all the Scott Shelby levels, so maybe he’ll give you a good ending? so maybe he’ll give you a good ending?

Wait, no, he’s the murderer. So, you screwed up big. Wait, no, he’s the murderer. So, you screwed up big.  SHELBY: You’re the father that I have been looking for all these years,  SHELBY: You’re the father that I have been looking for all these years, the man capable of giving his own life to save his son.

the man capable of giving his own life to save his son.  NUMBER 6: Bringing Rapture to the Surface — “Bioshock”  NUMBER 6: Bringing Rapture to the Surface — “Bioshock”  NARRATOR: And Rapture trembled.  NARRATOR: And Rapture trembled.

But in the end, even Rapture was not enough for you. But in the end, even Rapture was not enough for you.  When you’ve hunted down Big Daddies  When you’ve hunted down Big Daddies and have the likes of Andrew Ryan whispering in your ear, and have the likes of Andrew Ryan whispering in your ear, you’d be forgiven for wanting to grab as much ADAM as possible you’d be forgiven for wanting to grab as much ADAM as possible in order to defend yourself. However, in order to do so, in order to defend yourself. However, in order to do so, you have to be willing to kill the Little Sisters you have to be willing to kill the Little Sisters and also earn the disapproval of the oddly tantalizing Dr. Tannenbaum. and also earn the disapproval of the oddly tantalizing Dr. Tannenbaum.

STEINMAN: Ugly! UGLY! (fires a machine gun at you)  STEINMAN: Ugly!

UGLY! (fires a machine gun at you)  Even after you help kill Frank Fontaine, you’re so hooked on ADAM  Even after you help kill Frank Fontaine, you’re so hooked on ADAM that they mean nothing to you. that they mean nothing to you.

From there, Rapture is nothing but a stepping stone as you and plenty of Splicers From there, Rapture is nothing but a stepping stone as you and plenty of Splicers rise up from the ocean to begin an assault on the surface world. rise up from the ocean to begin an assault on the surface world.  NARRATOR: But not you. For now, you have stolen the terrible secrets of the world!  NARRATOR: But not you.

For now, you have stolen the terrible secrets of the world!  NUMBER 5: Purification — “Fallout 3”  NUMBER 5: Purification — “Fallout 3”  RON PERLMAN: And war… War never changes.  RON PERLMAN: And war… War never changes.  All throughout your journey across the Capitol Wasteland,  All throughout your journey across the Capitol Wasteland, you may have heard the occasional pre-recorded messages by one John Henry Eden, you may have heard the occasional pre-recorded messages by one John Henry Eden, a “President” who just so happens to be an artificial intelligence a “President” who just so happens to be an artificial intelligence with the voice of Malcolm McDowell.

with the voice of Malcolm McDowell.  PRESIDENT EDEN: It’s high time we met.  PRESIDENT EDEN: It’s high time we met. I’m quite pleased you were able to make it.

I’m quite pleased you were able to make it.  Despite the abundance of raiders, cannibals, warring factions, and horrific monsters,  Despite the abundance of raiders, cannibals, warring factions, and horrific monsters, this non-elect has a plan to cleanse the Wasteland. this non-elect has a plan to cleanse the Wasteland. Instead of letting loose the waters of life to restore prosperity, Instead of letting loose the waters of life to restore prosperity, Eden asks the Lone Wanderer to insert a modified version Eden asks the Lone Wanderer to insert a modified version of the Forced Evolutionary Virus into the purifier in order to kill all super-mutants. of the Forced Evolutionary Virus into the purifier in order to kill all super-mutants. While it somewhat succeeds in that respect, it also ends up While it somewhat succeeds in that respect, it also ends up poisoning the world in the process.

So…way to go. poisoning the world in the process. So…way to go.  RON PERLMAN: The Capitol Wasteland, despite its progress, became a graveyard.  RON PERLMAN: The Capitol Wasteland, despite its progress, became a graveyard.

NUMBER 4: The Beast — “InFAMOUS 2”  NUMBER 4: The Beast — “InFAMOUS 2”  JOHN WHITE: I had to pull myself back together.  JOHN WHITE: I had to pull myself back together. Do you have any idea how hard that is? Do you have any idea how hard that is?

COLE: It sounds tricky.  COLE: It sounds tricky.  After learning of the incoming threat of a creature known as “The Beast,”  After learning of the incoming threat of a creature known as “The Beast,” who wouldn’t have thought that Cole would have a lot of time who wouldn’t have thought that Cole would have a lot of time for turning into a megalomaniac?

for turning into a megalomaniac? However, as it turns out, the one way to kill The Beast However, as it turns out, the one way to kill The Beast would also lead to the death of every Conduit in the planet. would also lead to the death of every Conduit in the planet.  THE BEAST: I have control now, consciousness. Sometimes, it’s too much.

THE BEAST: I have control now, consciousness. Sometimes, it’s too much.  If your Karma has led you down the path of infamy,  If your Karma has led you down the path of infamy, then Cole decides that humanity can pretty much go screw itself. then Cole decides that humanity can pretty much go screw itself. Killing off his former friends one by one, Cole eventually takes the place of The Beast Killing off his former friends one by one, Cole eventually takes the place of The Beast and leads all Conduits in a battle for supremacy on the evolutionary ladder. and leads all Conduits in a battle for supremacy on the evolutionary ladder.

COLE: I’ve been given powers to save the world from this change…  COLE: I’ve been given powers to save the world from this change… but now I stand at its center. but now I stand at its center.  NUMBER 3: Genocide — “Undertale”  NUMBER 3: Genocide — “Undertale”  Did you perhaps fall in love  Did you perhaps fall in love with this revolutionary indie game’s cast of charming characters? with this revolutionary indie game’s cast of charming characters?

Did you build solid friendships with them that were only cemented Did you build solid friendships with them that were only cemented in a beautiful finale where everyone got their happy endings? in a beautiful finale where everyone got their happy endings? Well, now, you get to slaughter them all! Well, now, you get to slaughter them all!

Should you grind your way through killing every single monster in the underground, Should you grind your way through killing every single monster in the underground, you eventually come face-to-face with Chara. you eventually come face-to-face with Chara. In a rather surreal exchange, they offer you a chance to erase the world. In a rather surreal exchange, they offer you a chance to erase the world.  ♫ (foreboding chord, heartbeat) ♫  ♫ (foreboding chord, heartbeat) ♫  Regardless of rather you agree or not, you still end up meeting your maker,  Regardless of rather you agree or not, you still end up meeting your maker, and, in the process, permanently taint your saved file.

and, in the process, permanently taint your saved file. Meaning, if you try to get the good ending AFTER doing the Genocide run, this happens. Meaning, if you try to get the good ending AFTER doing the Genocide run, this happens.

(evil twinkle, sinister laughter)  (evil twinkle, sinister laughter)  NUMBER 2: The Fall of the Empire — “Dishonored”  NUMBER 2: The Fall of the Empire — “Dishonored”  EMILY: The others are all dead, aren’t they?  EMILY: The others are all dead, aren’t they? That’s all right; I was going to have them killed anyway. That’s all right; I was going to have them killed anyway.  Just because you’re a masked master assassin  Just because you’re a masked master assassin blessed with powers from a less-than-benevolent deity, blessed with powers from a less-than-benevolent deity, does that really give you the excuse to kill EVERYONE?! does that really give you the excuse to kill EVERYONE?!

Well, if players choose to let Corvo loose and kill his intended targets, Well, if players choose to let Corvo loose and kill his intended targets, and not care how many guardsmen or civilians lose their heads in the process, and not care how many guardsmen or civilians lose their heads in the process, then the result is that all of Dunwall is thrown into high chaos. then the result is that all of Dunwall is thrown into high chaos.  NARRATOR: What will history tell us?  NARRATOR: What will history tell us?

That the daughter of a murdered empress ascended the throne That the daughter of a murdered empress ascended the throne up a mountain of corpses, carried by an assassin named Corvo? up a mountain of corpses, carried by an assassin named Corvo?  A land of infamy and death made infinitely worse  A land of infamy and death made infinitely worse if you didn’t manage to save Emily from plunging to her death. if you didn’t manage to save Emily from plunging to her death.

Sure, revenge may be sweet, but was it really worth it in the end? Sure, revenge may be sweet, but was it really worth it in the end?  NARRATOR: It’s just as well… The Empire was dying already, completely rotten.

NARRATOR: It’s just as well… The Empire was dying already, completely rotten.  Before we reveal our Number 1 pick, here are a few Honorable Mentions…  Before we reveal our Number 1 pick, here are a few Honorable Mentions…  (beeping, alarm sounding)  (beeping, alarm sounding) (white noise) (white noise) (ominous rumbling) (ominous rumbling)  NUMBER 1: Darth Revan is Reborn — “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic”  NUMBER 1: Darth Revan is Reborn — “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic”  MALAK: A small part of me has always regretted betraying you from afar.  MALAK: A small part of me has always regretted betraying you from afar.

Wait, you mean we’re actually an all-powerful Sith Lord?  Wait, you mean we’re actually an all-powerful Sith Lord? That we can plunge the galaxy into a new era of darkness That we can plunge the galaxy into a new era of darkness while also showing Darth Malak who’s the boss? while also showing Darth Malak who’s the boss? Any friend or foe who stands in our way will be heavily crushed Any friend or foe who stands in our way will be heavily crushed by our mastery of the Force?! Heh, sign us up!

by our mastery of the Force?! Heh, sign us up!  (lightning strike)  (lightning strike)  As well as being one of the best twists in all of gaming,  As well as being one of the best twists in all of gaming, this alternate ending gives players the chance to relish their return to the Dark Side this alternate ending gives players the chance to relish their return to the Dark Side to the point where you truly feel like nothing can stand in your way. to the point where you truly feel like nothing can stand in your way.

There is no other conclusion that made us feel There is no other conclusion that made us feel that the role of villain is way more fun than playing the hero. that the role of villain is way more fun than playing the hero.  SITH FORCES: All hail Lord Revan!

SITH FORCES: All hail Lord Revan!  BASTILA: The Sith bow before you; you have reclaimed your rightful throne!  BASTILA: The Sith bow before you; you have reclaimed your rightful throne!  Do you agree with our list?

 

Candice Lawrence

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