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Call of Duty: Black Ops Tops Guinness' "Greatest Videogame Ending" List

| 13 Feb 2012 17:23
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Black Ops beats out Halo: Reach and Ocarina of Time for best game finale of all time.

Many well-known series earned multiple slots of real estate on Guinness World Records' 2012 list of the top fifty videogame endings of all time, but Call of Duty led the pack with four winning titles, and 2010's Black Ops on top of the pile. Following just behind was Mario with four, then Assassin's Creed and Halo at three a piece. Here's the list in its entirety, bottom to top.

• 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 Tow [sic]
• 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

The list was assembled from the polled opinions of "13,000 videogame fans" for publication in the Guinness World Records 2012 Gamers Edition book. The reasoning behind these selections will not be included in print, however Gaz Deaves, the tome's editor, had this to say about the process: "Everyone has an opinion on how to end a game whether it's an epic boss fight, a clever plot twist, or a 90-minute movie."

"This list recognizes some of the greatest endings and hopefully will get gamers talking about what are their favorites and why," he continued.

Obviously, this is a list that won't upset anyone, nor cause even one person to disagree with anything on it. But I jest; clearly this index has at least one glaring omission. I mean, seriously, where's Ghostbusters for NES? I'm calling shenanigans.

Source: Eurogamer

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