Gameplay feature: Multiple endings

Group Description

Games where player actions during the course of the game may lead to at least two different story endings. Multiple game endings will usually occur at the same part of the game. Different endings are usually represented by noticeable different graphics, text, or cut-scenes. Gamers sometimes translate specific multiple endings with terms such as good ending, bad ending, etc.

Games where only a single ending exists, however may have additional story text or information in regards to the consequences of player actions which may differ if the player chose differently, may also be included in this game group.

Examples of multiple endings:
  • Different endings based on the player's final choice of a lover/partner/boy or girlfriend in dating simulations.
  • Different endings based on the character's final alignment, usually referring to good or evil actions.
  • Different endings based on the player's party composition of different characters, etc.
Limitations
  • Games that end at different locations throughout the game does not necessarily identify an ending. An ending or a complete ending should be expressly different from a game over, signifying the end of a game without no possible player actions available to continue the story. Games that may have several endings, however it is still possible to continue the game if the player chooses differently resulting in only one complete ending should be excluded from this game group.

  • Should not be confused with games that may have different endings due to a pre-determined selection by the player at the start of the game, such as character classes, multiple protagonist selection, factions, etc. Multiple endings in this regard should exist solely due to player actions during the game and not by a pre-determined factor, such as character, class, or faction selection, unless said variables have at least two possible endings.

    Example: Choosing Rome and winning the game results in a Roman ending cut-scene. Choosing Carthage and winning the game results in a Carthaginian ending cut-scene. These games should be excluded from the game group, unless both Rome and Carthage have at least two different endings based on player actions during the game.

  • Should not be confused with achievements, monster/enemy kills, or any additional information that does not contribute to the atmosphere of what should reasonably be identified as a story ending.
Yes, we are aware that this might be considered by some as a spoiler. Get over it.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Always Sometimes Monsters2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsDevolver Digital2.80
Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star2014PlayStation 3Tecmo Koei America Corp....
MURDER2014BrowserExotworking...
Wasteland 22014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsinXile Entertainment, Inc.3.56
This War of Mine2014Linux, Macintosh, Windows11 bit studios S.A.4.33
The Yawhg2014Windows2.00
Cow Evolution2014Android, iPad, iPhone, Windows PhoneTapps Tecnologia da Informação Ltda.4.00
inFAMOUS: Second Son2014PlayStation 4Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.71
inFAMOUS: Second Son (Limited Edition)2014PlayStation 4Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.14
The Banner Saga2014Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsVersus Evil LLC2.43
Fable Anniversary2014Windows, Xbox 360Microsoft Studios4.43
Final Fantasy XIII-22014WindowsSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
Hatoful Boyfriend2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsDevolver Digital...
Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition2014WindowsCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.14
Metro 2033 Redux2014PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneDeep Silver5.00
Robin Steele the Waifu Thief2014Browser, Windows...
The Dark Eye: Memoria2013Macintosh, WindowsDeep Silver4.08
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut2013Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.4.21
Dead Rising 32013Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
Grand Theft Auto V2013PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneRockstar Games, Inc.4.45
The Stanley Parable2013Macintosh, WindowsGalactic Cafe4.05
Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut2013Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, WindowsCurve Digital3.33
Depression Quest2013Browser, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsQuinnspiracy, The3.75
The Walking Dead: Season Two2013Macintosh, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox OneSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.4.12
Beyond: Two Souls2013PlayStation 3Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.98
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Selected Covers

Metro 2033 Redux Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Metro 2033 Redux
The Yawhg Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Yawhg
MURDER Browser Front Cover
Front cover for MURDER
Cow Evolution Android Front Cover
Front cover for Cow Evolution

Selected Screenshots

The title screen.
Screenshot from The Yawhg
Starting screen (Newgrounds version)
Screenshot from MURDER
The game's motto
Screenshot from This War of Mine
Main menu
Screenshot from Grand Theft Auto V
Main menu - Animated snow falls in the background.
Screenshot from The Banner Saga