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Greatest Video Game Ending Ever? Call of Duty: Black Ops

by Joey Davidson | February 13, 2012February 13, 2012 1:30 pm PDT

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Hey, don’t shoot the messenger. This one comes from the Guinness Book of World Records. More than 13,000 gamers were asked to pick their favorite video game ending for this “official” ranking. 50 games were placed from worst to best, and Call of Duty: Black Ops earned the top spot.

Here’s the full list of games ranked, in order, as per the Guinness Book of World Records:

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 Tow
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

So, what do you think? Were these 13,519 voters completely off their rockers during the polling phase, or does this list accurately represent the best narrative closures in gaming history?

For a point of discussion, BioShock earns a spot as one of my favorite endings in games. The way the entire story comes together, aside from the boss fight, is incredible.

[via Guinness Book of World Records]


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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