7 worst videogame endings that left gamers horribly frustrated

Have you ever poured hours, days, sometimes even weeks into a game only to feel completely cheated by the ending? Sure, you enjoy the journey and all the build up, but a bad ending just leaves a bad taste in your mouth. It’s like having a great meal but the dessert is disgusting. Every gamer has been there at some point.

Obviously, there will be some potential spoilers here, but we did our best not to ruin any endings (beyond how much they were ruined by simply existing.)



The entire game, you’re trying to reach some mysterious Vault. You’re probably getting so hype to finally find out what the deal is. You’ve spent so much time grinding to power up your character, you’ve got the best weapons you can possibly find, you’re ready to uncover the Vault and for an epic boss battle.

The battle’s really easy, then the game ends without ever revealing what was inside the Vault. As far as we know, there wasn’t a sequel or anything planned at this point, so basically the game was trolling us the whole time.

Fable 2


Bonjour, Molyneux. The Fable games are great, but they’re also synonymous with over-promising and under-delivering. There was ultimately some DLC that helped with the ending. If your expectations are curbed, you can have a lot of fun in the world of Fable, especially if you don’t care about good endings.

Having said that, Fable 2 did a pretty good job when it came to choices that you make along the way… the only problem is that when it was all said and done, they didn’t really matter. At least, not nearly as much as anyone had hoped they would.

Link’s Awakening


You can’t employ the laziest, played-out plot device and not expect to disappoint your fans. The Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was the first time this series went to handheld, which is good, because it makes it easier for you to toss it at the wall with frustration over the ending.

You need to collect 8 instruments in order to wake up the sleeping Wind Fish. Once you play the tune, you’ve got to fight the end boss of the game, Nightmare. Once you’ve defeated Nightmare, you wake up and realize it was all a dream. Actually, that’s kind of cool, but people were still really upset. I mean, look at the title of the game… You should have seen this one coming.