10 Video Game Cliffhangers That Will Never Be Resolved

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Who doesn't love a good cliffhanger?

Avengers: Infinity War's dusty mess of an ending, Modern Warfare 2's stab-a-thon final showdown, homeless Luke Skywalker in the closing scene of The Force Awakens... the list is near-endless.

Cliffhangers are great at keeping gamers and audience members buzzing long after they've finished the story, theorising and speculating about what the hell is going to happen next. But there is a downside to this: over time, these "to be continued" style endings can turn sour when it becomes clear that they will never be resolved.

Maybe the developers expected to make a sequel - only to have the first game flop - or maybe they just chucked in a cliffhanger for the hell of it, without outlining a real plan for wrapping the story up. This is particularly frustrating considering most games take over ten hours to complete, and spending so much time investing yourself in a set of characters, only to have their stories go unfinished... is annoying, to say the least.

So, just to annoy you all over again, let's take a look at some of these unlikely-to-be-resolved gaming cliffhangers, and cry salty tears all over our keyboards at the thought of where the followup games could have taken us.


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