Guinness: Black Ops Has The Best Videogame Ending Ever

Guinness World Records has compiled a list of the Top 50 Videogame Endings of All Time as voted for by 13,519 gamers.

"The list will cause heated debate among passionate gamers and provide further evidence of the growing sophistication and popularity of videogames," the Guinness organization said in the press release. In fact, most of the games listed don't have especially impactful endings and - to us - the list feels more like a list of favorite games.

Last year's best-selling videogame, Call of Duty: Black Ops, developed by Treyarch, tops the list.
The dramatic finale features a frantic shoot-out inside a submarine and provides the game's hero Mason the chance to take vengeance for a murdered friend. The closing sequence offers a new twist on the classic JFK conspiracy theory.

Second place in the list is 2010's Halo: Reach developed by Bungie. Another First-Person Shooter, Halo: Reach takes place in the year 2552, with humanity locked in a war with the alien Covenant. During the post credits sequence the player's character, Noble Six, makes a final stand against impossible odds. Although he is eventually overwhelmed, his sacrifice ensures that the 'Master Chief' survives.

Over 13 year's old, Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time takes third place in the list. One of the best loved games of all time ends in classic fashion with the hero Link defeating Ganondorf and rescuing Princess Zelda.

It is interesting to note that no classic adventure games such as Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Broken Sword and Sam and Max made it to the list. There are also a few games that should be in the list but are not. Off the top our heads we can remember Beyond Good and Evil, Indigo Prophecy and Unreal 2 in addition to the original Fallout and the original Half-Life.

The full list reads as follows:

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops

2. Halo: Reach

3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

5. God of War

6. Red Dead Redemption

7. Portal

8. Metal Gear Solid 4

9. Final Fantasy VII

10. Heavy Rain

11. Super Mario Bros.

12. Pokemon Black and White

13. Halo 3

14. Halo: Combat Evolved

15. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

16. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

17. Portal 2

18. Grand Theft Auto IV

19. Mass Effect 2

20. Super Mario Galaxy 2

21. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

22. Kingdom Hearts

23. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

24. Shadow of the Colossus

25. Assassin's Creed

26. Assassin's Creed II

27. Metal Gear Solid

28. Sonic the Hedgehog

29. Super Mario Galaxy

30. Mass Effect

31. Kingdom Hearts II

32. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

33. Sonic Adventure 2

34. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

35. BioShock

36. Gears of War 2

37. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

38. Fallout 3

39. inFamous

40. New Super Mario Bros. Wii

41. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

42. Super Metroid

43. Half-Life 2: Episode Two

44. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

45. Call of Duty: World at War

46. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

47. Crysis 2

48. Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time

49. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

50. Resident Evil 4

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