Guinness World Records announces 50 best video game endings, gives #1 to Black Ops

Feb 16, 2012
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Guinness World Records, which has gained a whole new following of nerds since it decided to start dabbling in the world of video game records, has just released a list of the 50 games that were chosen to have the best endings of all time. Obviously the list has managed to strike a bit of controversy, as would any list that tries to list the best of anything in the gaming community. But let's take a look at what they chose just for the fun of it.

At the very top of the list is an entry in what is currently the hottest game franchise on the market, Call of Duty. Specifically, Black Ops made the cut for the top slot. Coming in at number two was an equally popular franchise, Halo, for its Halo: Reach installment. And rounding out the top five are The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and the original God of War. They're all major heavyweights in the industry.

The tally was decided through a public vote, so on some level you've got to believe that it was just a popularity contest. Black Ops set a launch day sales record when it was released; millions of gamers still play it on a regular basis, so of course a lot of people will blindly vote for it just because it has so many fans. It's digging through the deeper entries in the list where you might find the real hidden gems. So without further ado, here's the entire top 50 breakdown:

50. Resident Evil 4
49. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
48. Ratchet & Clank: a Crack in Time
47. Crysis 2
46. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
45. Call of Duty: World at War
44. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
43. Half-Life 2: Episode Two
42. Super Metroid
41. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
40. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
39. inFamous
38. Fallout 3
37. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
36. Gears of War 2
35. Bioshock
34. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
33. Sonic Adventures 2
32. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
31. Kingdom Hearts II
30. Mass Effect
29. Super Mario Galaxy
28. Sonic the Hedgehog
27. Metal Gear Solid
26. Assassin’s Creed II
25. Assassin’s Creed
24. Shadow of the Colossus
23. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
22. Kingdom Hearts
21. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
20. Super Mario Galaxy 2
19. Mass Effect 2
18. Grand Theft Auto IV
17. Portal 2
16. Assassins Creed: Brotherhood
15. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
14. Halo: Combat Evolved
13. Halo 3
12. Pokemon Black and White
11. Super Mario Bros
10. Heavy Rain
9. Final Fantasy VII
8. Metal Gear Solid 4
7. Portal
6. Red Dead Redemption
5. God of War
4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
2. Halo: Reach
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops

[via RipTen]


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