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

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]