8 Video Games Where The Best Ending Is Impossible
7. Resident Evil Revelations 2
The endings to 2015's Resident Evil Revelations 2 hinge on a single action made by the player in its 3rd episode, and by toying with the player and their prior knowledge of the two central protagonists, Capcom had many of us falling for a devious bit of subterfuge.
The game follows Claire Redfield, Resident Evil mainstay and survivor of the Raccoon City Incident, and Moira Burton, a charity worker and daughter of Barry "you were almost a Jill Sandwich" Burton. During her childhood, Moira accidentally shot and injured her younger sister with a gun that the ever-attentive Barry had left lying around, and as such has a hatred and fear of firearms. Her gameplay is therefore based primarily using her trusty crowbar for puzzle-solving and melee support.
During the final boss fight of Episode 3, Claire and Moira are knocked down by a mutated Neil Fisher, and a quick-time event flashes up prompting Claire to grab a nearby gun and execute him. Following the onscreen prompt will set in motion a series of events that sees Moira crushed under rubble, succumbing to her fears.
However, if the player ignores the prompt and instead switches to Moira (who hates and fears guns, may I remind you), they can have her crawl towards the gun and finish Neil off herself.
This results in Moira overcoming her fears and surviving the collapse of the rubble later on. It's complicated and pretty obtuse, but it's Resident Evil - what else would you expect?