These magnificent video games let the player’s actions lead to different story conclusions. Here are the ten best games with multiple endings. As you might expect, most of these games are RPGs because they offer freedom for the player, and that leads to different endings for the game’s stories.
10. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
I doubt that anyone who reads this hasn’t played or at least heard of The Witcher 3 at this point. In your playthrough of this masterpiece, you will encounter various characters, factions, and locations that tell their own story. There are a whopping 36 endings for these aforementioned stories, and you will need to play the game at least two times to fully experience it.
Many agree that a single playthrough isn’t nearly enough to completely enjoy and understand The Witcher 3. Your attention to detail and exploration will be rewarded accordingly in the satisfying or unsatisfying endings. We recommend that you play the next-gen version on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
9. Fallout: New Vegas
Fallout: New Vegas is the best entry in the Fallout franchise. Its storytelling is masterful. There’s a multitude of side missions that will change your view of the world of New Vegas and lead you to different endings. The environmental storytelling of New Vegas is up there with games like Dark Souls, and they reveal lots of info about the world. The time you spend talking with characters and reading various entries in-game will result in more satisfying endings.
If you’re interested in New Vegas‘ weapons, read our article on the ten best guns in Fallout: New Vegas. Also, check out The Elder Scrolls series. They have tons of side quests and explorable worlds too.
8. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl was a ground-breaking game at its release time and one of the best game prequels. The way the game world and characters directly reacted to the player’s actions, and how the world rewarded or punished the player based on their actions were and still are brilliant.
Most of the endings of Shadow of Chernobyl might look quite simple, but after you learn the game’s lore, these endings will be much more impactful. I highly suggest that the players should pay close attention to their surroundings and the quests they do, as this will help them uncover great and sinister secrets.
7. Elden Ring
A list like this is incomplete without Elden Ring, and this might’ve been such an obvious entry. Elden Ring is by far the biggest and most expansive world of From Software. And the possible conclusions and endings for this gem are many.
By exploring unusual and hidden areas, you will encounter truths and stories that will change your view of the game. While this game does not have a quest log like in conventional RPGs, the side quests are vast and will unlock more endings. Actually, because of its lack of conventional RPG tropes, the game is all the more unique.
If you’re interested in the game’s characters and story, we have several articles on Elden Ring lore.
GreedFall is an underrated action RPG that’s set in a unique and beautiful world. This game took inspiration from great titles like The Witcher 3 and Dragon Age: Origins. The game is not completely open-world, but it’s quite entertaining. It has flaws, sure, but the story and lore are quite good. It’s definitely worth playing.
In a world where a plague is eating away civilization, you are a prince who is seeking a cure. And in this journey, you will uncover various secrets and stories that will add depth to the lore. If you’re a fan of choice-based RPGs, you will probably love GreedFall. A sequel, Greedfall 2: The Dying World, is coming to PC and consoles.
5. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
This is the second From Software game on this list. If you have played this before, you definitely know that this deserves a spot in the top five. Sekiro is different from the usual Soulslike game. It has only a single combat style and it focuses more on the story. But despite these changes, it still manages to be a beautifully crafted gaming experience.
The game is set in Sengoku era Japan, where you’re serving a master who seeks to sever his immortality. The story delves deep into philosophical and mythological topics. There are multiple endings that can be tragic or bittersweet. Also, read our story on why Sekiro is the best warrior in Soulsbourne games.
4. Dark Souls and Bloodborne
While our previous From Software entries can be considered Soulsborne games, I thought that the Souls games and Bloodborne deserve a spot of their own. Demon’s Souls started this brilliant franchise; the whole Dark Souls trilogy and Bloodborne are just as wonderful. If you pay attention to the beautiful environments, you will find lore and details about the game world. These things you uncover may lead you toward different endings.
3. Mass Effect Legendary Edition
The Mass Effect series is not a stranger to gamers, and this masterful trilogy definitely deserves to be on this list. This sci-fi RPG franchise’s games have multiple endings that depend on the player’s actions and choices. Because there are options to import the previous game’s saves to the sequel, these endings will affect the following games too. The remastered Mass Effect Legendary Edition comes with all three games from the original trilogy, and it’s definitely the version you’ll want to buy.
2. Dragon Age Series
Dragon Age is another great RPG franchise by BioWare, Mass Effect’s developers. You can somewhat describe Dragon Age as a combination of The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. That may not be completely accurate, but DA does have vibes from those franchises, and they were definitely inspired by them. In any case, Dragon Age is as brilliant as Mass Effect and it’s a must-play for any RPG fan.
1. Warhammer 40000: Mechanicus
Warhammer 40000: Mechanicus is one of the best strategy games of recent years. This game doesn’t have a deep and complex story. Instead, the choices you make in gameplay affect the endings. There are multiple characters and your choices will serve either of them. This is a game that’s worth multiple playthroughs to see what other endings seem like.