Top 10 Worst Video Game Endings

Mike Matei / December 25th, 2013


  • December 25, 2013 at 3:48 am

    Thanks for the video

    • Sesquipedal

      December 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      Merry Christmas Mike, James and to both of your presumably wonderful families!

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  • December 25, 2013 at 4:06 am

    With Kyle singing the ending of Ikari Warriors to the tune of the AVGN theme, it’s impossible for me to perceive it as bad.

  • uberrainman

    December 25, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Great early morning Christmas Present. Thanks Mike and James.

  • Kjetil håvås

    December 25, 2013 at 5:48 am

    Worst Ending the little red riding hood NES.

  • nowaitstop

    December 25, 2013 at 7:27 am

    I still think that Ghosts n Goblins had the worst ending. You go through all that hard game play for several hours TWICE, and your only reward is a horribly misspelled mess of an end screen. If I was a kid in 1985 and that happened to me, I guarantee that the TV would end up in a hundred pieces.

    • Weldin Dunn

      December 28, 2013 at 1:22 am

      Not to be a dickweed but it came to nintendo in 1986

  • Rick

    December 25, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Merry Christmas, by the way, James 🙂 to you and your family. Thanks for everything you do for us and good luck…

  • taykel

    December 25, 2013 at 7:45 am

    I thought the worst video game ending was the one from Roger Rabbit on NES. Good list though.

  • Daniel Lee

    December 25, 2013 at 8:57 am

    That’s horrible when you carry your heart , nerd .

  • Jef De Bock

    December 25, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Oh man….Those fucking CD-I games…..I HATE THEM !

  • December 25, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Worst game ending: MegaMan Soccer on SNES. I loved this game growing up as a kid, so much fun to see megaman characters in another setting and figuring out strategy to win. When you finally beat Team Dr. Wily, guess what the ending is? Nothing: It doesn’t even say you win. Game is over, screen goes black, and you go back to the title screen. NOT A DAM THING! So frustrating to spend so much time on that game to not even have an ending… Ugh

  • Ivan187

    December 25, 2013 at 11:58 am

    I bet Castlevania II is #11.

  • December 25, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Number one makes me laugh so much

  • Aaron1375

    December 25, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Yeah, kind of expected Ghostbusters for the NES to be number one here. Though that Ghost and Goblins one comes very close. Mainly due to the fact Ghosts N Goblins was a fairly decent game made by a good gaming company, the shitty ending is less expected than in Ghostbusters where the entire game up to that point was a steaming pile of doo doo.

  • Joker83

    December 25, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Hilarious thanks for this, merry Christmas man!

  • BillyHW

    December 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    You forgot Karnov.

  • December 25, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    How did Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu not make the list???

  • December 25, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    You have proved the justice of our culture!!! yea! ha ha ha

  • Don Skiver

    December 25, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Just about every LJN game ending on NES consisted of a black screen with white text. I think collectively, all those games are the worst endings ever.

  • BaconSprinkles

    December 25, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I kind of expected Cheetah Men to be on here. The ending is it bugging out and refusing to continue after beating the gorilla! How much worse can an ending get?

    • NeverTooOld

      December 25, 2013 at 11:29 pm

      It is not even an ending, it’s a bug!

  • December 25, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I maintain that the worst game I have ever played is Bill & Ted’s Excellent Video Game. Had James played it to the very end, he would have included it in this list because all you get is a black screen with the words: CONGRATULATION FROM ROCKET SCIENCE! GAME OVER! I about lost it when I got through the game and saw that.

  • NeverTooOld

    December 25, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Nice vid! It’s always fun to remember shitty endings. You should have made a top 20 of that. It would have been an easy filled list. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Quebec to all the cinemassacre team!

  • MAMEFan

    December 26, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Shinobi for Master System has the worst ending. All you get is:

    Game Over

  • December 26, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Merry Christmas, James, Mike, Kyle!

  • Curt90

    December 26, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Wesołych Świąt, I mean Merry Christmas from Poland 😉

  • December 26, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Evil Dead: Regeneration for the original X-Box. It literally just ends after the final boss.

    But if I wanna choose a game the Nerd has reviewed: Superman 64. The ending is terrible. Just… awful. You have to trudge through pure shit for rotten shit.

  • Don Skiver

    December 26, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Transformers for the Famicom should have been on this list…Perhaps as at least an honorable mention. It was a text ending that he couldn’t even read. 🙁

  • skwij

    December 28, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I was so let down when I finally beat Back to the Future. Thanks for the video!

  • December 28, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    this was on my birthday!:D

  • M_From_G

    December 30, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Spoiler, don’t read if you haven’t watched yet :P.

    I just knew Ghostbusters had to be in there ^^.

  • Thomas Larsen Jensen

    December 30, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Suddenly that Mass Effect 3 ending seem kinda awesome!

  • January 8, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Vid not work for anyone else?

  • January 8, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Never mind.

  • January 8, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    I don’t get number 3

  • XuanYuanSwordForever

    January 13, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Hello everyone !I am a chinese AVGN fan .I’m so happy to be here ,will James see our comments?

  • January 14, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Most of the times back in the 8bit era those were the endings actually my friends.One of the coolest endings i remember was from link’s awakening on gameboy.Back in the days wasn’t the ending that sould be rewarding,but the feeling that you beat a hard ass game like zelda 2 or turtles radical rescue.I remember even in the newer generation some games thought they have graphics they actually only shows the heroe takes off with a plane and thats it then the staff roll.Its because they show most of the story and the action in the game thats why theres not need to show us something in the end right? Well i say FUCK THEM! as you would say james right?

  • Sammy Schitz

    May 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    I never understood how so many NES games got crippling Engrish like Ghosts n’ Goblins. I mean, it’s TWO SCREENS OF TEXT and NO ONE proofread it between translation and release? Something that any intern could do in less than a minute!?

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