Worst Ending Sequences in Games

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These are some of the worst ending sequences in games. In this article, I tried to focus more on the gameplay being disappointing and frustrating in the endings, rather than the story conclusions. That does not mean that there won’t be inclusions of bad video game endings, storywise, however.

Obviously, this article contains spoilers for the listed games.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky

Worst Ending Sequences in Games

Clear Sky is a decent S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game that adds to the immersion and story of the first game. It makes the world and lore of the Zone more believable and three-dimensional.

However, due to technical issues and generally disappointing gameplay without mods. I personally had a great time with the game (I installed the Arsenal Overhaul mod to revamp the bad gunplay of the original) until the very end.

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After Scar’s pursuit of Strelok is nearly successful, he must disable Strelok’s Psy-protection system, which he obtained in the first game. To do this, you have to snipe him while chasing him through the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant which is overrun with armed and dangerous Monolith members.

This is a very frustrating experience, as you have to kill enemies who spawn through portals over and over again. The ammunition for the Gauss gun (which you have to use to disable Strelok’s Psy resistance) is limited, and using it against the Monolith is a waste of ammo.

The ending itself isn’t very satisfactory either. You just see a cutscene that lasts for nearly a minute.

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

Worst Ending Sequences in Games Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a disappointing game that didn’t do many favors to the franchise (and probably killed it). In fact, the ending is so bland, there really isn’t much to tell.

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A long and frustrating gunfight takes place and you have to suffer through it with the clunky camera and bad gunplay. The ending is literally a plane taking off. That’s it. Getaway of the year!

Elden Ring

Worst Ending Sequences in Games

This may be an unpopular opinion that’s going to make some readers mad, but it is what it is.

Elden Ring’s lore is some of the best in entertainment history, and its combat system is grand. Its story’s conclusion is very satisfactory in terms of narrative. But the two final boss fights are utterly frustrating and disappointing.

They aren’t ‘bad’ fights, per se. In fact, the soundtracks are absolutely beautiful and the fights themselves are spectacles. But the issue here is how you have to defeat the Elden Beast after defeating Radagon.

There is no checkpoint. There’s a good chance that you’ll die against the Elden Beast and have to fight Radagon again before proceeding to fight the Elden Beast. Your healing flasks do not regenerate, obviously, and you may have only a little health to fight this difficult boss.

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But I have to admit that the Elden Beast is one of the most beautiful fights in gaming history. The arena is gorgeous and the beast’s movements are godlike, literally.

These boss fights made for an epic ending in terms of sheer beauty and spectacle, but the gameplay and the frustration of fighting these two over and over again make it less possible to appreciate the beauty.

Far Cry 5

Worst Ending Sequences in Games

In Far Cry 5, you fight against a tyrannical cult leader. He warns everyone about the impending doom of humanity and that they must join his flock to save themselves. In the end, everything you did turns out to be for nothing, as both the Good ending and the Bad ending are disappointing.

If you decide to leave without attacking Joseph Seed, the cult leader, you will be brainwashed into killing your friends. If you do fight him, a nuclear war will actually break out. This paves the way for the extremely disappointing Far Cry New Dawn which doesn’t have a very good ending either.

What are your picks for the worst ending sequences in games? Let us know!