- Some games offer multiple endings based on player choices, such as Catherine: Full Body with 13 endings, Heavy Rain with 17 endings, and Chrono Trigger with 18 endings.
- Papers, Please challenges players to make decisions as an immigration officer, resulting in 21 different endings.
- The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe has 25 unique endings, offering a surreal and unpredictable gameplay experience.
Finishing a game is always a great achievement for any gamer. It is the culmination of hours grinding for experience, overcoming difficult boss battles, leveling up characters, weapons, armor, and abilities, and seeing how the protagonists wrap up their respective narratives. But some games have such rich lore, characters, twists, and turns in the story when it comes to the players’ choices that they branch out into multiple endings.
8 Games For Busy Adults
For adult games with busy lives, these games are great for playing in short spans of free time.
Which games have the most endings? From swashbuckling and dynamic action RPGs to classic, story-driven JRPGs and everything in between, there is a plethora of titles that offer gamers multiple endings depending on what they do.
Updated on February 11, 2024, by Jonathan Rodriguez: This article has been updated to only include games that have ten or more endings. That meant removing previous games, like Elden Ring, Resident Evil Remake (2002), and Silent Hill 2, and adding three new titles that met the new criteria. Games that are considered visual novels were also not considered in making this list since it would result in the article being dominated by tons of them.
10 Catherine: Full Body
Catherine: Full Body is a remake of the original Catherine game that was released last 2011. The game centers around Vincent, a systems engineer who is barely scraping by financially. He is whirled into a surreal scenario wherein he apparently has two girlfriends: Catherine (with a C) and Katherine (with a K).
Gameplay-wise, Catherine: Full Body refines the first game’s puzzle-platforming mechanics and also adds new content in the form of a new love interest in Rin. On top of that, the game has thirteen different endings that depend on Vincent’s choices throughout the story.
9 Heavy Rain
- February 23, 2010
Heavy Rain is a tense action-adventure title that sees players uncover the mystery of the Origami Killer through the eyes of four protagonists. The game has a total of seventeen endings, all of which are determined by what the player makes each of the protagonists do during key moments in their playthrough.
Given the atrocities that the Origami Killer has done and the fact that they are still at large, it is up to the players to determine who the killer is and to put an end to the killings.
8 Chrono Trigger
Considered to be one of the best JRPGs ever, Chrono Trigger delivers a gripping story that encompasses various timelines. On the ending side of things, the game offers players nineteen endings, with only one of them being a bad one.
10 Best JRPGs On The PS5
Sony’s PlayStation 5 has a wide range of fantastic JRPGs available. Here are the best of them all.
The first good ending, Beyond Time, has five sub-endings that can be acquired separately by either attacking a specific part of the final boss or resurrecting a character before the final fight. Other endings require completing specific side quests and depicting conclusions to the other characters’ story arcs. It is important to note that the majority of these endings can only be seen once players have unlocked the Beyond Time ending.
7 Papers, Please
- August 8, 2013
- 3909 LLC
For players who want to experience a game that tugs at their puzzle-solving skills and emotions, Papers, Please is just the title. As an immigration officer, players are tasked to process the papers of people who pass through the border of the fictional dystopian country of Arstotzka.
Players will encounter a number of immigrants who want to cross, and it is up to the gamer to decide what happens to them. This thought-provoking game challenges players either to be steadfast with their duties or make exceptions based on an immigrant’s documents and story.
6 The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe
The Stanley Parable
- October 17, 2013
- Galactic Cafe
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is the pseudo-sequel to the first Stanley Parable game that sees the titular Stanley noticing a new door within the office that has the words “NEW CONTENT” plastered all over it. Similar to the first game, players have to navigate the various hallways and rooms within the office space and either follow the narrator’s recounting of what Stanley is supposed to be doing or buck that trend and see what else could happen.
This fourth-wall-breaking title has a total of twenty-five different endings. For players who want to experience a totally unique and surreal title, they should try this game and see how many endings they can unlock.
5 NieR: Automata
- March 7, 2017
- Action RPG
As far as deep lore is concerned, few studios can claim to have a connected narrative that spans over countless years across their titles like that of the NieR games. NieR: Automata’s story is set thousands of years in the future, where a war between human-made androids and machines from another planet is taking place.
NieR Automata Ver1.1a: The Cutest Aspects of 2B and 9S’s Relationship
Love is in the air this season. And even androids can fall in love. 9S’s crush and 2B’s attentiveness is proof of just that.
NieR: Automata has twenty-six different endings, five of which are considered to be the main ones. The rest of them range from hilarious to random, and each ending further adds charm to the characters and the post-apocalyptic world they inhabit.
4 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a whopping thirty-six different endings. Three of them are connected to the main story, and the rest are determined by the choices the player makes for or against numerous characters they interact with throughout their playthrough.
For the main story, players have the option of getting good, bad, and neutral endings depending on how Geralt interacted with and trained Ciri for the game’s biggest conflict. Other side quests have key character endings, such as the Bloody Baron, Radovid the Stern, and Emhry var Emries, all of which depend on what actions the player chose while completing their side missions. Then, of course, there’s Geralt’s ending with whoever he romances. Players can pursue Triss, Yennefer, both, or neither of them.
3 Detroit: Become Human
Detroit: Become Human
- May 25, 2018
Detroit: Become Human is a game that takes a deep dive into artificial intelligence and humanity’s reliance on it as AI slowly becomes sentient. Players guide three androids and shape whether their sentience is influenced for better or worse.
Sporting a whopping eighty-five endings that revolve around the players’ choice, picking what Connor, Kara, Markus, and even the supporting characters’ actions will affect what kind of endings players will get at the end of their playthrough. There are tons of scenarios that branch out from choosing something over another action, which means no two players can have the exact endings after beating this game.
2 Star Ocean: The Second Story
Star Ocean: The Second Story
- May 31, 1999
- Action RPG
The Star Ocean franchise dates back to 1996 and has a strong fanbase that holds the games in high regard. One of the beloved titles is Star Ocean: The Second Story, which follows the story of Claude and Rena, paving the way for two different playthroughs.
The Best JRPGs On The Nintendo Switch, Ranked
If someone is looking for a great JRPG to play on the go or at home, these Switch games represent the genre at its best.
On the side of endings, Star Ocean: The Second Story has eighty-six different endings that are mostly dependent on how the character’s Emotional Level is toward the other characters. Trying to get all the endings would mean having a checklist of which characters have to get together or not and multiple playthroughs.
1 Baldur’s Gate 3
Baldur’s Gate 3 is the much-awaited continuation of a critically acclaimed franchise from the Dungeons and Dragons universe. The third game is set one hundred and forty-two years after the second game and right after the events of the Descent Into Avernus storyline in the Dungeons and Dragons 5e module.
Baldur’s Gate 3 gives players tons of scenarios that can branch out into different outcomes. From choosing NPCs or companions to literally or figuratively stab in the back to aligning with different guilds, Baldur’s Gate 3 has seventeen thousand possible endings for new and veteran players to discover.
10 Of The Most Memorable Bad Endings In Video Games
These bad endings in video games have become famous for their bleakness.