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But then you get the awesome two timelines/dimensions for Link: young Link and adult Link.
I was very surprised an action/adventure game released in 1998 was still 3rd on that list considering the recent games like Blops, Halo Reach and MW2 on that list.

I bet they are referring to the 3DS version, no way they took into consideration an N64 game considering the rest of that list. (I preferred Majoras ending myself).
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What a joke... and they're all modern games, I don't see any mention of classics that did have outstanding endings, such as Chrono Trigger...

^ so much this... this list is a total joke MW2 beats super metroid as an ending? ***, where is super mario rpg??? how about secret of mana?
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No one played final fantasy X? i cried like a little baby when Titus had to go frown.gif
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Lame poll is lame.
    
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Where's Windwaker? Rage!
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If it really has the best ending then i would remember it & i don't.
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If it really has the best ending then i would remember it & i don't.

It's probably the most forgettable ending in a video game. I can usually remember the ending of my games, even after years.
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I havent read the rest of your replies, but I would have to agree that Black Ops ending was pretty damn epic. Best game of all time? No, but best ending of 2011 of the games that I've played.
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Guinness World Records has decided Call of Duty: Black Ops has the best video game ending of all time. Yes, you read that right...
How did Guinness come to this conclusion, you ask? It polled 13,000 people.
Check out the top 50 below:
  • 50. Resident Evil 4
  • 49. Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic
  • 48. Ratchet & Clank: a Crack in Time
  • 47. Crysis 2
  • 46. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • 45. Call of Duty: World at War
  • 44. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  • 43. Half-Life 2: Episode Two
  • 42. Super Metroid
  • 41. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • 40. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • 39. inFamous
  • 38. Fallout 3
  • 37. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • 36. Gears of War 2
  • 35. Bioshock
  • 34. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
  • 33. Sonic Adventures 2
  • 32. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
  • 31. Kingdom Hearts II
  • 30. Mass Effect
  • 29. Super Mario Galaxy
  • 28. Sonic the Hedgehog
  • 27. Metal Gear Solid
  • 26. Assassin's Creed II
  • 25. Assassin's Creed
  • 24. Shadow of the Colossus
  • 23. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • 22. Kingdom Hearts
  • 21. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • 20. Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • 19. Mass Effect 2
  • 18. Grand Theft Auto IV
  • 17. Portal 2
  • 16. Assassins Creed: Brotherhood
  • 15. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • 14. Halo: Combat Evolved
  • 13. Halo 3
  • 12. Pokemon Black and White
  • 11. Super Mario Bros
  • 10. Heavy Rain
  • 9. Final Fantasy VII
  • 8. Metal Gear Solid 4
  • 7. Portal
  • 6. Red Dead Redemption
  • 5. God of War
  • 4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • 3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • 2. Halo: Reach
  • 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
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This is why we can't have nice things.

Here is why it came out this way. Guinness polled 13k people, without me knowing the control mechanisms of the test we can surmise that the average statistics are taken from the relevancy of memory. As the average gamers memory is informed by TV and internet media, the 'average gamer' is going to have the knowledge of game titles via advertisement from multiple sources.

Now lets look at the top 6 games, the oldest from 1998, the newest from November of 2010. Each one of those top 6 games were pushed with millions of advertisement dollars prior to its release. Given the amount of media exposure by the average gamer the top six titles and their media campaigns of recognition would set them higher than the rest. So it would be safe to say, without having all of the control data, that the reason those games are the top six is not because of end story quality, but rather that of ingrained recognition broadcast to the consumer by advertisement/publishing companies! EDIT: Let us also not forget about the amount of Run'n-gun style players to those who are more about single player RPG, or RPG-MMO.

...

Now for the not so average gamers opinion.

I have not played all of the above games. Actually, I've only played from the list; 49, 47, 38, 37, 30, 23, 19, 18, 6, and 4. From what I've played, The Mass Effect series has better endings to each saga!

Now if this is about the ending boss battles, I'll have to leave that title to the MGS series!

I don't play objective based single player shooters, the stories are a bit short on plot and character detail for me! I was not impressed with MOH or BC2 single player. I have yet to play the single player modes of any of the COD series that I bought and don't play. Have fun on the MP time to time though.
Edited by PDXMark - 2/15/12 at 3:49pm
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The fact that Majora's Mask, Windwaker, The Witcher, KOTOR 2, Amnesia, PoP: SoT, and probably a lot of other great endings aren't there is bad.

Black Ops' storyline is even worse than DNF, and that's saying something.
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