The lights are on
Remember Big Boss saluting at the grave of The Boss? How about the fate of John Marston in Red Dead Redemption? Or the insane final moments of Portal 2? Well, none of those endings are as good as the one in Call of Duty: Black Ops, according to the 2012 Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition book.
After 13,519 votes were counted, the 2010 Call of Duty entry stood atop the list of greatest gaming endings of all time. If I remember correctly, it involved shooting a lot of guys, hearing Ed Harris yell something, doing a QTE or two, and then seeing jets fly overhead as a guitar riff played.
You can see the complete list below:
50. Resident Evil 449. Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic48. Ratchet & Clank: a Crack in Time47. Crysis 246. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion45. Call of Duty: World at War44. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II43. Half-Life 2: Episode Tow42. Super Metroid41. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess40. New Super Mario Bros. Wii39. inFamous38. Fallout 337. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas36. Gears of War 235. Bioshock34. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty33. Sonic Adventures 232. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater31. Kingdom Hearts II30. Mass Effect29. Super Mario Galaxy28. Sonic the Hedgehog27. Metal Gear Solid26. Assassin's Creed II25. Assassin's Creed24. Shadow of the Colossus23. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare22. Kingdom Hearts21. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves20. Super Mario Galaxy 219. Mass Effect 218. Grand Theft Auto IV17. Portal 216. Assassins Creed: Brotherhood15. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time14. Halo: Combat Evolved13. Halo 312. Pokemon Black and White11. Super Mario Bros10. Heavy Rain9. Final Fantasy VII8. Metal Gear Solid 47. Portal6. Red Dead Redemption5. God of War4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 23. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time2. Halo: Reach1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
Source: Guinness via Destructoid
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Come on?!?! This cant be! CoD got their multiplayer and some cool action in the single, but not a good story, and without a good story there cant be a good ending..... Sigh
What about uncharted 3? Black ops had a good ending, but it's not the best.
that is the dumbest thing i have ever heard
Really? This can't be true.
They should have had employees working in the game industry, reviewers and developers etc., discuss and make an intelligent vote.
Black Ops got #1 because of the *** song at the end........... I'm just kidding. But seriously WTF?!?!?! At least some Of my game got in the top ten (#10,8,6, and 5)
this list is a lie.... just like the cake....
Hahaha everybody should go check out the Youtube comment on the Black Ops ending.
Really? Black Ops? I thought Reach was okay, but so far nothing impacted me more than perhaps Portal 2 and the musical score.
Red Dead all the way.
I think the headline should be Guinness Drinkers Select Black Ops...
The lack of Wind Waker disturbs me.
Obviously they didn't play Batman Arkham city, cause I freaking cried at the end.
Absolutely hated the story in Black Ops, so in my opinion that ending shouldn't have even been considered for this list.
Are you *** me right now!!