Call Of Duty: Black Ops Given Honor Of Best Game Ending By Guinness
Published on Monday, 13 February 2012 12:20
We all know what the Guinness book of world records is, and now we know that Guinness may not be the fairest in giving away it’s honors. The bearer of world records announced that Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops has been given the crown of best video game ending of all time. Guinness states that the first person war shooter leads in the top 50 list "voted for by 13,519 fans of gaming".
It’s...very debatable. Both fans and gamers in general agree that Black Ops is not nearly deserving of the title. To make the situation worse, obvious candidates like Final Fantasy VII, Ocarina of Time, Halo, Portal 2, and many more are all on this list somewhere. Yes, opinions are opinions but if more gamers had participated in the vote, I’m sure we could have put a more fitting, and universally agreeable title at the top of this list. Personally I would have liked to see one of the Legend of Zelda games at the top of the list, or perhaps Final Fantasy X. I’d even be ok with Portal 2!
Maybe more of us should get out and vote, eh? What video game endings do you think are deserving of the "best video game ending of all time" honor? Let us know in the comments below!
THE TOP 50 IN FULL
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
42. Super Metroid
41. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
40. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
38. Fallout 3
37. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
36. Gears of War 2
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
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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