11 Video Game Endings That Totally Trolled Gamers

Oh no they didn't!


As games have evolved to more closely ape Hollywood, so too have shirked off any shyness over delivering endings which bemuse and confuse viewers with their out-of-nowhere, WTF, ridiculous climaxes. Given our greater degree of involvement when playing a video game, the results can be considerably more frustrating, especially if we've been deeply invested in a given franchise for years and years.

What sorts of trolling are we talking about, exactly? Where developers denied us the chance of a happy ending, when a game ended on a brutal cliffhanger, the flat-out ridiculous climaxes, the ones that make no sense whatsoever, and of course, that time when it seemed like the developers just couldn't be bothered to actually finish the game properly. Each of these endings had us throwing our arms up in either disgust, confusion and anger, or maybe a combination of all three, such that most of these games are better remembered for how they ended rather than every brilliant thing that came before.

Did we miss any especially absurd video game troll endings? Do you disagree with any of our picks? Let us know in the comments!


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