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Call of Duty: Black Ops has best game ending ever, says Guinness World Records

Halo: Reach, Ocarina of Time and Modern Warfare 3 in top ten.

2010 shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops has the greatest video game ending of all time, according to Guinness World Records.

It polled over 13,000 fans to find the best video game ending ever for an entry in the Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer's Edition book.

This report is spoiler free.

In second place in the top 50 game endings list is fellow 2010 FPS Halo: Reach. Third is Nintendo classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Rockstar open world cowboy game Red Dead Redemption, Valve first-person puzzle game Portal and Quantic Dream thriller Heavy Rain are also in the top ten.

Gaz Deaves, editor of the Gamer's Edition, said: "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 recognises some of the greatest endings and hopefully will get gamers talking about what are their favourites and why."

The top 50 in full, in descending order:

  • 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
  • 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

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