9 Video Game Endings Developers Want You To Forget

9. Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider alternate ending Natla
Square Enix

The rebooted Tomb Raiders waxed and waned in popularity and overall direction, but all three are totally recommendable action games.

Something that speaks to how tumultuous development became though, is that third title Shadow of the Tomb Raider accidentally shipped with an ending that was supposed to be deleted.

Hilariously it was discovered when forum poster Tombstone was accused of lying about Lara receiving a letter from Jacqueline Natla at the end of the game. Natla is the main antagonist and Lara's rival from the original Tomb Raider, and her showing up as this advertised "trilogy" was wrapping only confirmed more games in this series going forward.

In reality though... this was never meant to be seen by the public. Square Enix quickly patched the game, noting that "multiple post-credits scenes were explored" during development. "Unfortunately one of the directions that was considered, but not chosen, was mistakenly included in the game".

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