I have to question any type of ranking system in video games. Usually, if you try to ask “what is the greatest game of all time?” you’ll have a varied answer depending on when a person is born. Retro gamers will talk about how Pac-Man is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Those born in the NES era will tell you Mario. In the SNES era, the games can diversify greatly. But in most of them, you’ll get a few that mention a good story.
But when I look at Guinness trying to rank the greatest ending of all time, I really have to question their methods. First of all, this is highly subjective. Also, if you look at the list, no game is on there past 2007. So how can you have a list of games and take it seriously when there are so many to choose from? Whatever Guinness wanted to do with this list, it seems to be an insult to gamers everywhere. Only 13,000+ people were polled, they played to popularity contests and it’s dominated by recent titles that weren’t even original. And to top the list off… In the number one spot is a game that got its ending from Fight Club! Where are the RPG games that changed so much in gaming? Where are the Deus Ex games that allowed you to play the game in many different ways? Rather than have a good game debate, it seems clear that Guinness doesn’t understand the audience for games at all.