4. The Last of Us
This ending was controversial and can lead to some debates about morality, but basically Joel decides to save Ellie while putting the rest of us at risk. He can’t stand to let her die, so instead, he kills a doctor and stops all of humanity from receiving the vaccine. Joel goes on to lie to Ellie about what all went down, and it’s rumored that this could create a lot of friction in the sequel.
3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
The good guys edge out some small victories, but in the grand scheme of things, the world is left a lot worse than it was before this game started. Even thought you’re accomplishing your missions, the domino effect is unkind. Many are left dead due to the war between Russia and America that’s triggered. Makarov gets away, and the next game is basically built around just trying to fix the things that got screwed up in MW2.
It’s a fleeting victory for the bad guys, becasue eventually it all works out, but not in this game.