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This is a list of video games with at least four or more multiple endings, starting with the titles that have the most alternate endings to the least.

Notes

The video games that usually have the largest number of alternate endings usually belong to the visual novel (VN), role-playing game (RPG) and fighting genres.

This list does not include the amount of permutations (or combinations) possible for the various ending scenarios in any particular game. This is particularly the case for role-playing games; for example, several Fallout games (Fallout 2, Fallout 3, and New Vegas) have over a hundred possible permutations based on several dozen ending scenarios, while Star Ocean: The Second Story and its remake Second Evolution have over a thousand possible permutations each based on 87 (or 100 in Second Evolution) ending scenarios.[1] This list only includes the number of individual ending scenarios for these games, though most of these ending scenarios mainly involve side-stories that have little impact on the main plot.

The differences between the multiple endings can vary depending on genre. Most role-playing games (RPG's) often have endings that do not differ much from each other, or the differences have little to no impact on the main storyline. In contrast, most of the endings in most visual novel (VN) games are often very different from one another, with each ending often having a significant impact on the main storyline. For example, many of the 85 endings in the visual novel 428: In a Blockaded Shibuya (and other VN's such as the Zero Escape series) are very different from each other and/or relevant to the main plot, whereas the similar number of ending scenarios in Star Ocean: The Second Story (and other RPG's such as the Fallout series) have little differences from each other and/or most are not as relevant to the main plot.

A unique case is fighting games. Because they often have the largest roster of playable characters, with the story mode having an individual ending for each one, these games often end up having a large number of alternate endings as a result. The BlazBlue series takes this further, by featuring visual novel style branching paths and multiple endings for each character. Soul Blade also featured multiple endings for each character.

List

Game Release year Number of endings Source(s) Genre
Star Ocean: Second Evolution 2008 100 [2] Action RPG
Star Ocean: The Second Story 1998 87 [3] Action RPG
428: In a Blockaded Shibuya 2008 85 [4][5] Visual Novel
Der Langrisser 1995 75 [6] Strategy RPG
Princess Maker 2 1993 74 [7] Life Sim / VN
Time Travelers 2012 71 [8] ADV / VN
Kichikuou Rance 1997 65 SRPG / VN
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend 2011 62 [19] Fighting / VN
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend 2010 61 [20] Fighting / VN
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 2011 52 [21] Fighting
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 2011 50 [22] Fighting
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger 2008 49 [23] Fighting / VN
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2009 49 [24] Fighting / VN
The Blue Crystal Rod 1994 48 [9][10] ADV / VN
Fallout 2 1998 47 [11] RPG
Fate/stay night 2004 46 [12] Visual Novel
Tsukihime 2000 43 [13] Visual Novel
Banshee's Last Cry 1994 40 [25] Visual Novel
Romancing SaGa 3 1995 40 [14] RPG
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion 2008 40 [15] Fighting
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 2010 39 [26] Fighting
Tekken Tag Tournament 1999 39 [27] Fighting
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds 2011 38 [28] Fighting
Tekken 6 2007 38 [15] Fighting
Nobunaga's Ambition II 1988 38 [29] Strategy RPG
Radiant Historia 2010 36 [16] Tactical RPG
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2015 36 [17] Action RPG
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward 2012 35 [18] ADV / VN
Corpse Party: Blood Covered 2008 35 [30] HorrorADV
Super Street Fighter IV 2010 35 [19] Fighting
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection 2005 35 [31] Fighting
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows 2011 34 [32] HorrorVN
Street Fighter Alpha 3 1998 34 [33] Fighting
Remember 11: The Age of Infinity 2004 33 [34] Visual Novel
Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma 2016 33 [20] ADV / VN
Fallout: New Vegas 2010 33 [21] RPS
Tekken 5 2004 32 [35] Fighting
Princess Maker 1991 30 [7] Life Sim / VN
Fallout 1997 30 [36] RPG
Atelier Rorona 2009 30 [37] RPG
Soul Blade 1996 30 [38] Fighting
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition 2009 29 [22] RPS
Resident Evil Outbreak 2004 28 Horror
Mortal Kombat (PS3) 2011 28 [7] Fighting
Mortal Kombat (360) 2011 27 [7] Fighting
Clannad 2004 26 [23] Visual Novel
La Pucelle: Tactics 2002 26 [39] Tactical RPG
Fallout 3 2008 26 [22] RPS
Critical Point 2002 25 [40] Visual Novel
Langrisser II 1994 25 [6] Strategy RPG
Street Fighter IV 2008 25 [41] Fighting
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together 1995 23 [24] Tactical RPG
Tekken 4 2001 23 [42] Fighting
School Days 2005 21 [43] Visual Novel
Way of the Samurai 3 2008 21 [25] Action-ADV
Golden Time: Vivid Memories 2014 21 [44] Visual Novel
Muv-Luv 2003 20 [45] Visual Novel
Star Ocean: First Departure 2007 20 [26] Action RPG
Street Fighter X Tekken 2012 20 [46] Fighting
Fahrenheit / Indigo Prophecy 2005 20 [47] Adventure
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time 2003 19 [48] Action RPG
The Stanley Parable (2013) 2013 19 [27] ADV / VN
Tokimeki Memorial: Girl's Side 2002 18 [49] VN / Life Sim
Yo-Jin-Bo 2005 18 [12] Visual Novel
Chrono Trigger 1995 18 [50] RPG
Tokimeki Check-in! 1999 18 [51] Visual Novel
Street Fighter Alpha 2 1996 18 [52] Fighting
Heavy Rain 2010 18 [7] Adventure
YU-NO (Saturn) 1997 17 [53] ADV / VN
Star Ocean: Fantastic Space Odyssey 1996 17 [26] Action RPG
The Temple of Elemental Evil 2003 17 [54] RPG
Suika 2001 16 [55] Visual Novel
ClayFighter: Sculptor's Cut 1998 16 Fighting
Corpse Party Zero 2007 16 [56] HorrorADV
Hatoful Boyfriend 2011 16 [28] Visual Novel
Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome 2005 16 [57] Tactical RPG
Super Street Fighter II 1993 16 [58] Fighting
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings 2011 16 [29] Action RPG
Dragon Knight 4 1994 15 [59] TRPGVN
Final Fantasy V 1992 15 [60] RPG
YU-NO (PC) 1996 14 [61] ADV / VN
Sweet Fuse: At Your Side 2013 14 [62] Visual Novel
Way of the Samurai 2 2004 14 [30] Action-ADV
Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen 1993 13 [31] SRPG / RTS
Sakura Wars 4 2002 13 [63] TRPGVN
Atelier Elie: The Alchemist of Salburg 2 1998 13 [64] RPG
Resident Evil 2002 13 [65] Horror
Blade Runner 1997 13 [7] Adventure
ClayFighter 63⅓ 1997 12 Fighting
Ever 17: Out of Infinity 2002 12 [66] Visual Novel
Chrono Cross 1999 12 [32] RPG
Bible Black 2000 12 [7] Visual Novel
Street Fighter II: Champion Edition 1992 12 [67] Fighting
Psychic Detective 1995 12 [7] Adventure
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Matsuri 2007 11 [68] Visual Novel
Metal Saga 2005 11 [33] RPG
Final Fantasy VI 1994 11 [34] RPG
Metroid Fusion 2002 11 [35] Metroidvania
Little Busters! 2007 10 [69] Visual Novel
Way of the Samurai 4 2011 10 [36] Action-ADV
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness 2003 10 [70] RPG
Resident Evil Outbreak File 2 2004 10 Horror
Shadow the Hedgehog 2005 10 [7] Platformer
Persona 4 Golden 2012 10 [37] [38] RPG
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters 1993 10 [71] Fighting
Undertale 2015 10 [39] RPG
Radical Dreamers 1996 9 RPGVN
Catherine 2011 9 [40][41] ADV / VN
Resident Evil: Director's Cut 1997 9 [72] Horror
Star Ocean: The Last Hope 2009 9 [73] Action RPG
Final Fantasy XIII-2 2011 9 [74] RPG
Matches & Matrimony 2011 9 [75] Visual Novel
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked 2011 9 [42] TRPG / VN
Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland 2002 9 [76] Life simulation/RPG
Shadow of Memories 2001 8 [77] Adventure
Clock Tower: The First Fear 1995 8 ADV / VN
Resident Evil 1996 8 [78] Horror
Sakura Wars 2 1998 8 [79] TRPGVN
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories 2006 8 [80] Tactical RPG
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 2008 8 [37] RPG
Street Fighter II 1991 8 [81] Fighting
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories 2009 8 Horror
Mass Effect 2007 8 [82] RPS
Mass Effect 3 2012 8 [7] RPS
Portopia Serial Murder Case 1983 8 [43] ADV / VN
Metroid: Zero Mission 2004 8 [35] Metroidvania
Nobunaga's Ambition 1983 8 [44] Strategy RPG
ClayFighter 1993 8 Fighting
ClayFighter 2: Judgment Clay 1995 8 Fighting
Steins;Gate 2009 7 [83] Visual Novel
Way of the Samurai 2002 7 Action-ADV
Corpse Party 1996 7 [84] Horror / ADV
Sakura Wars V: So Long, My Love 2005 7 [85] TRPG / VN
Canvas 2 2004 7 [12] Visual Novel
Atelier Marie Plus 1998 7 [45] RPG
Sakura Wars: Atsuki Chishio ni 2003 7 [46] TRPG / VN
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 2011 7 [86] TRPG / VN
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors 2009 6 [18] ADV / VN
Air 2000 6 [87] Visual Novel
Kanon 1999 6 [88] Visual Novel
Kana: Little Sister 1999 6 [89] Visual Novel
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2009 6 [42] TRPG / VN
Sakura Wars 1996 6 [46] TRPG / VN
TWilight refrAIN 2008 6 [90] ShmupVN
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne - Maniax 2004 6 [47] RPG
Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg 1997 6 [45] RPG
Atelier Annie: Alchemists of Sera Island 2009 6 [91] RPG
Silent Hill 2 2001 6 Horror
Silent Hill 1999 6 Horror
Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment 2013 6 [92] RPG
Planet Stronghold 2011 6 RPG / VN
The Stanley Parable (mod) 2011 6 [48] ADV / VN
Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening 2010 6 [49] RPG
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall 1996 6 [93] RPG
Chaos;Head 2008 5 [94] Visual Novel
Drakengard 2003 5 [95] Action RPG
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne 2003 5 [47] RPG
Tokimeki Memorial: Forever With You 1995 5 [96] VN / Life Sim
Final Fantasy X-2 2003 5 [97] RPG
Sakura Wars 3: Is Paris Burning? 2001 5 [98] TRPG / VN
The Maid's Story 1997 5 [99] Visual Novel
Analogue: A Hate Story 2012 5 [50] Visual Novel
Sweet Home 1989 5 Horror / RPG
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 1996 5 [100] RPG
Wario Land II 1998 5 [51] Platformer
Metroid 1986 5 [35] Metroidvania
Beyond Two Souls 2013 5 [101] Adventure
Mass Effect 2 2010 5 [102] RPS
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel 2001 5 [22] Tactical RPG
Maniac Mansion 1987 5 [52] Adventure
Wizardry IV: The Return of Werdna 1987 5 [103] RPG
Resident Evil 2 1998 4 Horror
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom 1990 4 [53] RPG
Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2011 4 [104] RPS
Dragon Age: Origins 2009 4 [54] RPG
Dragon Quest 1986 4 [54] RPG
Fallout 4 2015 4 [55] Action RPG

See also

References

  1. Brendan Main, Hooking Up in Hyperspace, The Escapist
  2. Star Ocean: Second Evolution
  3. Star Ocean: The Second Story
    • Ending scenarios: 87 [1]
    • Possible permutations: 1000+ [2]
  4. 428 - The greatest experiment in non-linear story telling. Destructoid (12/17/2009). Retrieved on 27 August 2012.
  5. This game has the largest number of completely different endings.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Langrisser II / Der Langrisser - Mega Drive, PC-FX, PlayStation, Saturn, IBM PC (1994), Hardcore Gaming 101
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 Video games with the most alternate endings
  8. http://www.gamefaqs.com/vita/646674-time-travelers/reviews/review-155700
  9. Electronic Gaming Monthly, issue 58, May 1994, page 72
  10. The Blue Crystal Rod Endings
  11. Fallout 2 [3]
    • Ending scenarios: 47, including side-story slides
    • Possible permutations: 100+
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Multiple Endings: Visual Novels, TV Tropes
  13. Tsukihime:
    • 9 true/good/normal endings [4]
    • 34 bad endings [5]
  14. Romancing Sa-Ga 3: Cast of characters
  15. 15.0 15.1 Tekken 6: Achievement Guide for Gallery Completionist
  16. Radiant Historia Endings
  17. http://www.pcgamer.com/the-witcher-3-will-have-36-different-end-states/
  18. 18.0 18.1 The Case for Playing 50 Hours of Visual Novels, Giant Bomb
  19. No unlockable Super Street Fighter 4 characters. All 35 available from the start. Video Games Blogger. Retrieved on September 9, 2010.
  20. http://zeroescape.wikia.com/wiki/Zero_Time_Dilemma_endings
  21. Fallout: New Vegas
    • Ending scenarios: 6 main endings [6] and 27 side-story slides [7]
    • Possible permutations: 100+ [8]
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Fallout 3 endings, Fallout Wiki
  23. Clannad: [9][10]
    • 11 'School Life' endings
    • 8 'light orb' endings
    • 4 'After Story' endings
    • 3 'Bad End' scenarios
  24. http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/snes/d/togre.htm
  25. http://www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/955514-way-of-the-samurai-3/faqs/58453?page=1
  26. 26.0 26.1 [11]
  27. http://thestanleyparable.wikia.com/wiki/Endings
  28. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=310014604&insideModal=1
  29. http://witcher.wikia.com/wiki/The_Witcher_2_ending
  30. http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/915115-way-of-the-samurai-2/faqs/27499
  31. http://ogrebattlesaga.wikia.com/wiki/The_March_of_the_Black_Queen_-_Endings
  32. Chrono Cross Endings. Chrono Compendium (2005). Retrieved on 2006-07-24.
  33. METAL SAGA FAQ/WALKTHROUGH
  34. Final Fantasy VI:
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 http://metroid.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Metroid_endings
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  37. 37.0 37.1 [12]
  38. [13] [14]
  39. http://undertale.wikia.com/wiki/Endings
  40. http://catherinethegame.wikia.com/wiki/Endings
  41. http://ign.com/wikis/catherine/Endings
  42. 42.0 42.1 [15]
  43. John Szczepaniak (February 2011). Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken. Retro Gamer. Retrieved on 2011-03-16. (Reprinted at John Szczepaniak. Retro Gamer 85. Hardcore Gaming 101. Retrieved on 2011-03-16.)
  44. 4 campaigns [16] with 2 possible scenarios [17] each
  45. 45.0 45.1 Atelier Marie, Atelier Wiki
  46. 46.0 46.1 Sakura Taisen (サクラ大戦) - Sega Saturn/Dreamcast/Windows/Mobile/PS2/PSP (1996), Hardcore Gaming 101
  47. 47.0 47.1 Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, Giant Bomb
  48. http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/j8b64/after_2_years_ive_finished_my_game_its_some_sort/c2a02h9?context=1
  49. 4 endings in Dragon Age and 2 endings in Awakening [18]
  50. Christine Love (2012). Analogue: A Hate Story. Retrieved on 16 August 2012. “Back in the 25th century, Earth launched a generation ship into deep space, with the goal of establishing the first interstellar colony. It dropped out of contact and disappeared, never reaching its destination. Thousands of years later, it has finally been found. […] Uncover the mystery of what happened to the final generation aboard the generation ship Mugunghwa by reading through its dead crew's logs, with the help of a spunky AI sidekick! Two pursuable characters. Five endings. A dark visual novel that further extends the non-linear style of Digital: A Love Story in a mystery featuring transhumanism, traditional marriage, loneliness, and cosplay. Welcome to the future. […] System requirements: animates gorgeously on modern computers, degrades gracefully on any netbook with OpenGL. Completely DRM free. […] By Christine Love, with art by Raide. Original soundtrack by Isaac Schankler is available for purchase.”
  51. Wario Land II: Chapters, Super Mario Wiki
  52. Addams, Shay (December 1987). "Animated Adventuring in Maniac Mansion". Commodore Magazine (West Chester, PA: Commodore Magazine, Inc.) 8 (12): 48, 110. 
  53. Time Machine: Phantasy Star. ComputerAndVideoGames.com (January 2, 2011). Retrieved on 15 May 2011.
  54. 54.0 54.1 Multiple Endings: Role-Playing Games, TV Tropes
  55. http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Fallout_4_endings

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