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Top 10 EVIL Endings in Video Games!

VO: Dan Paradis

Script written by Alex Crilly-Mckean

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Top 10 Evil Endings in Video Games
It’s so easy when you’re evil. Welcome to and today we are counting down our picks for the top ten evil endings in video games.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the climaxes in video games that can only be achieved by going down the villainous route. As expected, this list is packed to the brim with spoilers, so a very evil spoiler alert is now in effect.

#10: Menendez Triumphs

“Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” (2012)
While it’s far more revered for its online multiplayer, the single player narratives across the Call of Duty franchise do have the occasional gems. Case and point when things all go to hell should you screw up two possible variants. The first occurs if the player fails to save the hacker “Karma”, if that happens antagonist Raul Menendez ends up brutally killing her, leading to a virus wiping out the US’s power stations. The Second occurs should you decide to put Menendez down yourself, it leads to global anarchy, so you may want to watch that trigger finger of yours.

#9: Great Power, No Responsibility

“Spider-Man: Web of Shadows” (2008)
Be honest, we all think Spidey’s black suit is badass. Unfortunatelyit comes with the slight drawback of having it turning you into something of a narcissistic asshole. Should players decide to give into his inner darkness on every given occasion, our no-so friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man ends up becoming the ruler of a New York City infested with symbiotes. Yeah, you may have ended up isolating your friends, Mary Jane now hates you and you actually ended up killing Venom…but look on the bright side, you have Symbiote Black Cat for a queen!

#8: The Definition of Insanity

“Far Cry 3” (2012)
Well, you’ve done it. As Jason Brody, you‘ve gunned your way through Rook Island, bested both Vaas and Hoyt and even earned the love of the beautifully exotic Citra. Why would you want to return to the outside world when she offers you a chance to become a king? All you have to do is sever all ties to your old life…by slitting your old girlfriend’s throat. If Jason goes through with it then he does indeed get a hero’s welcome. As Citra rocks his world, she also plunges a dagger into his chest, giving what she believes to be a noble death worthy of a warrior. You truly do reap what you sow Jason.

#7: The Perfect Murder

“Heavy Rain” (2010)
The Origami Killer has claimed the lives of many fathers and sons, and if players aren’t quick and their feet it’s a very real possibility that he gets away with his crimes. If Ethan Mars fails or refuses to take on the Origami Killer’s trials, then it’s a very real possibility he and his kidnapped son Shaun could end up dead. While on the hunt for the truth, FBI Agent Norman Jayden and reporter Madison Paige encounter some truly sick individuals who won’t hesitate to kill them in some pretty messed up ways. Oh well, at least you aced all of the Scott Shelby levels, so maybe he’ll give you a good ending…wait, he’s the murderer? Ah damn it!

#6: Bringing Rapture to the Surface

“Bioshock” (2007)
When you’re hunted down Big Daddies and have the likes of Andrew Ryan whispering in your ear, you’d be forgiven for wanting to grab as much Adam as possible in order to defend yourself. However, in order to do so you have to be willing to kill the Little Sisters, and also earning the disapproval of the oddly tantalising Dr Tenenbaum. Even after they help you kill Frank Fontaine, you’re so hooked on Adam that they mean nothing to you. From there, Rapture is nothing but a stepping stone as you and plenty of Splicers rise up from the ocean to begin an assault on the surface world.

#5: Purification

“Fallout 3” (2008)
All throughout your journey across the Capital Wasteland you may have heard the occasional pre-recorded messages by one John Henry Eden, a president who just so happens to be an artificial intelligence with the voice of Malcolm McDowell. Despite the abundance of Raiders, cannibals, warring factions and horrific monsters, this non-elect has a plan to cleanse the wasteland. Instead of letting loose the waters of life to restore prosperity, Eden asks the Lone Wanderer to insert a modified version of the Forced Evolutionary Virus into the Purifier in order kill all Super Mutants. While it somewhat succeeds in that respect, it also ends up poisoning the world in the process. Way to go.

#4: The Beast

“Infamous 2” (2011)
After learning of the incoming threat of a creature known as the Beast, you wouldn’t have thought that Cole’s would have much time for turning into a megalomaniac, however as it turns out the one way to kill the Beast would also lead to the death of every Conduit and the planet. If your karma has led you down the path of infamy, than Cole decides that humanity can pretty go screw itself. Killing off his former friends one by one, Cole eventually takes the place of the Beast and leads all Conduits in a battle for supremacy on the evolutionary ladder.

#3: Genocide

“Undertale” (2015)
Did you perhaps fall in love with this revolutionary indie game’s cast of charming characters? Did you build solid friendships with them that was only cemented in a beautiful finale where everyone got their happy ending? Well now you get to slaughter them all! Should you grind your way through killing every single monster in the underground, you eventually come face to face with Chara. In a rather surreal exchange they offer you the chance to erase the world. Regardless of whether you agree or not, you still end up meeting your maker, and in the process permanently taint your saved file. Meaning if you try to get the good ending after doing the Genocide run: this happens.

#2: The Fall of the Empire

“Dishonoured” (2012)
Just because you’re a masked master assassin blessed with powers from a less than benevolent deity, does that really give you the excuse to kill everyone? Well if players choose to let Corvo loose and kill his intended targets and not care how many guardsmen or civilians lose their heads in the process, than the result is that all of Dunwall is thrown into High Chaos, a land of anarchy and death made infinitely worse if you didn’t manage to save Emily Kaldwin from being plunging to her death. Sure, revenge might have felt oh so sweet, but was it really worth it in the end?

Before we reveal our number one pick, here are a few honourable mentions.

The Not-So Legendary Hero
“Chrono Trigger” (1995)

Kill Michael
“Grand Theft Auto V” (2013)

The Dark Side
“Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” (2008)

#1: Darth Revan is Reborn

“Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” (2003)
Wait, you mean we’re actually an all-powerful Sith Lord? That we can plunge the galaxy into a new era of darkness while also showing Darth Malak whose boss? Any friend or foe who steps in our way shall be utterly crushed by our mastery of the Force? Sign us up. As well as being one of the best twists in all of gaming, this alternate ending gives players the chance to relish their turn to the Dark Side to the point where you feel like truly nothing can stand in your way. There’s no other conclusion that has made us feel that the role of a villain is way more fun than playing hero.

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