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
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus1998PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.11
Dark Law: Meaning of Death1997SNESASCII Corporation...
Blade Runner1997WindowsWestwood Studios, Inc.4.09
Fallout1997DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.4.13
Breath of Fire III1997PlayStation, PSP, PS VitaCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.11
Riven: The Sequel to Myst1997iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Windows, Windows MobileAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.99
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee1997Android, DOS, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.18
Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny1997DOS, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.37
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II1997WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.90
Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh1996DOS, WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.62
The House of the Dead1996Arcade, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Entertainment, Inc.3.53
Qin: Tomb of the Middle Kingdom1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xSouthPeak Interactive LLC3.12
Titanic: Adventure Out of Time1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xGTE Entertainment3.74
Heir of Zendor: The Legend and The Land1996PlayStation, SEGA SaturnKOEI Corporation...
Bad Mojo1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.84
Timelapse1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xGTE Entertainment3.67
The Neverhood1996PlayStation, WindowsDreamWorks Interactive L.L.C.4.06
Guardian Heroes1996SEGA Saturn, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.80
The Pandora Directive1996DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAccess Software, Inc.4.08
Chrono Trigger1995Android, iPad, iPhone, Nintendo DS, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, SNES, tvOS, WiiSony Computer Entertainment America LLC4.07
Phantom 20401995Game Gear, Genesis, SNESViacom New Media3.61
The Dig1995DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.91
Prisoner of Ice1995DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.49
Silent Steel1995DVD Player, Windows, Windows 3.xSlingShot Entertainment3.15
Psychic Detective19953DO, DOS, PlayStationElectronic Arts, Inc.2.59
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Selected Covers

Timelapse Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Timelapse
The Pandora Directive DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Pandora Directive
Chrono Trigger PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Chrono Trigger
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus

Selected Screenshots

Sky and water (Easter Island)
Screenshot from Timelapse
Configuration screen
Screenshot from The Pandora Directive
Title screen
Screenshot from Chrono Trigger
Title Screen
Screenshot from Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
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