Metal Gear Solid (Hand up who wants Metal Gear Solid 5?)

Metal Gear Solid was my first gaming experience with multiple endings, and it made the game so much more enjoyable. In Metal Gear Solid you get the best cutscenes, one of the best stories in any game, a rich narrative, some of the best gameplay you’ve ever seen and, of course those multiple endings (though there were only 2 possible endings).

Grand Theft auto IV 

Another game with multiple endings (2), GTA IV is game that’s all about plot choices, but there’s only one choice that changes the ending: whether you make a deal with one of Niko Bellic’s main antagonists. This is a decision you’ll have to make towards the end of the game  and it affects the rest of the game. Playing GTA 4 you can’t help but wish that more decisions influenced the ending instead of only that one choice, but still, GTA 4 is an amazing games and one of the best games with multiple endings.

Cave Story  

The ending you saw in Cave Story depended on a load of different (and seemingly arbitrary) choices the you made throughout the game. Cave Story has three different endings, and to see the real ending you’ll need to do all manner of weird stuff, like intentionally missing upgrades, finding characters in the most bizarre places and so on. If you happen to get to the true ending of the game you’ll also unlock a new and extremely difficult section of the game.  The only way you’ll ever get there, though, is with a FAQ.


Amnesia: The Dark Descent 

Amnesia is one of the most terrifying games of all time and has a sick and twisted plot with a highly satisfactory ending. There are three different possible endings, all of which are morbid

Continuing our list of the best multiple ending games we now come to Persona 4. Nier, Deus Ex and Eternal Darkness 

Multiple Ending Games: Deus Ex, Eternal Darkness, Nier

Persona 4

Persona 4 is another awesome Japenese game with multiple endings. Persona 4 is a JRPG based around a murder mystery. Of course, that naturally means that at some point in the game you’ll need to decide who the murderer is. If you get it wrong you will see the bad ending. Get it right and you’ll see the good ending. Seems perfectly logical, no? Almost too logical for a JRPG, perhaps.  To make up for it, there’s the true ending, in which you need to enter a room you can’t access multiple times, talk to characters you probably have no reason to talk to, and do other sorts of random stuff.


Dues Ex / Deus Ex: Invisible War 

Our next multiple ending game is Deus Ex and Deus Ex Invisible War, both of which contains 4 different endings. The ending you will see is determined by the faction you join. The fourth ending, however, is a little weird, but is explained in this video.

Eternal Darkness  

Eternal Darkness is our next multiple ending game and has 4 possible endings. Getting to each of the endings is perfectly logical. You choose which faction you join and get to see that faction’s ending. Beat the game with all three factions and you get the fourth ending. Simple.


Nier is a lot like Eternal Darkness and also contains four endings. to see them all you will have to complete the game from the start four times. It’s worth it to see the fourth ending, though, which is pretty ingenious and very unique. To see the fourth ending you’ll need to collect every weapon too.

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