10 Incredible Alternate Video Game Endings You Probably Didn’t Know About

It’s nothing new to see video games release into the market with multiple endings. This gives gamers some replay value and developers receive a bit more longevity for their video games that they worked on. While some titles are linear with clear-cut choices to reach a specific ending, others are very complex with players needing to complete very specific tasks. However, there are video game titles that hide some endings within the campaign. In this article, we go over some video game titles that have hidden or alternate endings you might not have known about and you may find some games being available to complete within the first fifteen minutes. We will continue to update this article with great video game titles you may not have known about. Likewise, this list is not ranked in any particular order.

Warning: Spoilers ahead!


#10 Far Cry 4 Wait For Pagan Min

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO
  • Release: November 18, 2014

The Far Cry franchise tends to feature a quite lunatic style antagonist to fight against. For instance, Far Cry 4 featured Pagan Min, a tyrannical leader that has a strong control over the fictional Himalayan country called Kyrat. Players take the role of Ajay Ghale, a young man who finds himself back in his home country of Kyrat in order to spread the ashes of his deceased mother. Early into the game, you’re brought face-to-face with Pagan Min where you’re invited over for dinner.

It’s within this point that Pagan Min steps out of the room and leaves Ajay alone. Most players would take this opportunity to leave the room and escape. However, if you wait for a little over ten minutes, Pagan returns and reveals just how you two are connected following with spreading your mother’s ashes. This ends with a helicopter ride where the game fades to an end and credits start to display.

All-in-all, this quickly wraps up the narrative with the game being completed in just fifteen minutes.

#9 Firewatch Opt To Stay Ending

  • Developer: Campo Santo
  • Publisher: Panic, Campo Santo
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: February 9, 2016

Firewatch is a fantastic little indie game that is part walking simulator and part adventure title. Players take the role of a new fire lookout named Henry while the game setting takes place in the late 1980s, Wyoming. This narrative journey doesn’t take very long to complete, but chances are, you’ll end up exploring the environment a bit before completing the various objectives that come up. Regardless, the actual game is based around Henry and the reason behind his newfound job being a fire lookout.

Being set in the 1980s, this is a lonely job where Henry’s only contact is a woman named Delilah who is another fire lookout nearby. Speaking purely from the use of a walkie-talkie, Henry’s past is uncovered along with some oddities that occur within the forest. Towards the end of the game, Henry is on a run to reach an escape helicopter with the fire spreading across the land. If players decide to look at the environment one last time, the helicopter will have no choice but to leave you, which means Henry is left to die in the fire.

#8 Batman: Arkham City Catwoman Ending

  • Developer: Rocksteady Studios
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS3, X360, PC, Wii U, PS4, XBO
  • Release: October 18, 2011

The Batman Arkham series has been well received over the years. For this article, we’re going to dive into Batman: Arkham City, the second game to release after the initial Batman: Arkham Asylum. In the game, there is a DLC which puts players into the role of Catwoman and its during this DLC that you’ll find yourself in a heist. During your thievery, Dr. Hugo Strange captures Batman and traps him within debris and its ideal for gamers to drop the jewels and lend a hand to rescue our favorite Dark Knight. With that said, this is a choice so you can end the game early by fleeing the scene with the jewels leaving Batman in peril.

#7 Silent Hill Series UFO Endings

Note: Silent Hill 2 details

  • Developer: Konami
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Platforms: PS2, Xbox, PC
  • Release: September 24, 2001

Silent Hill is a well-known and beloved video game franchise. This is a survival horror series where players are often left in a town called Silent Hill which forces them to fight off demonic and supernatural beasts all while unfolding a deep narrative. There are a number of video game installments available to enjoy today and nearly all of them have several different endings to unlock. These endings can be difficult to get without seeking help as you will have to complete very specific objectives or acquire particular items. However, one of the more interesting endings that were hidden away on most video games is the UFO endings which essentially wraps up the game early and ends with usually being taken by an alien race or killed. There’s also even a dog ending in Silent Hill 2 where the whole narrative was being controlled by a common house pet.

#6 Cave Story Good Ending

Much like how I made mention in our intro to this article, there are some video games that have endings which are complex to unlock. In order to obtain the Good ending, players are left to do a wide range of very specific things such as leaving Professor Booster after he falls in plain view, obtaining an upgraded jetpack, locate an item known as the Tow Rope, fighting off a boss, going through previously locked doors, so on and so forth. This is a wide list of items and you’ll need to follow it closely but it’s likely an ending that took some gamers a bit of time to uncover just to receive the better ending.

#5 Far Cry 5 Leave Joseph Seed

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 27, 2018

Just like our point in Far Cry 4, Far Cry 5 has another quick ending you can obtain in just a few minutes into the game. Unlike Far Cry 4, Far Cry 5 is set in the United States, but a fictional county that’s being ruled by a religious leader. With the county under control and no real means of being able to escape or ask for help, players are essentially their last saving grace hope. Early into the game, you’ll be face-to-face with the leading main antagonist named The Father or otherwise known as Joseph Seed and you must arrest him.

However, the arrest is actually an option. If you refuse to arrest Joseph Seed, which is essentially not pressing the trigger prompt to arrest Joseph, you’ll end up walking out of the door leaving him to reign control over the county with credits rolling. Unlike Far Cry 4 where you have a more narrative wrap up to the journey, this game feels more of a quick sudden ending.

#4 Chrono Trigger Developer Room

  • Developer: Square
  • Publisher: Square
  • Platforms: SNES, PSX, NDS, iOS, Android, PC
  • Release: March 11, 1995

Chrono Trigger is a highly beloved JRPG and it becomes a classic. Overall the game had a few different endings to unlock, but there is one particular ending that was a bit hidden away and can be unlocked early into the game. During the fair, you have the ability to fight Lavos and if you manage to defeat the character at the start, you’ll be teleported to a closed-off room known as the developer room.

This room contains various sprites of the developers who created the game where you’ll receive a message of congratulations for beating the game and that you are a new member of the Dream Team.

#3 The Matrix Path of Neo Blue Pill

  • Developer: Shiny Entertainment
  • Publisher: Atari
  • Platforms: PC, PS2, Xbox
  • Release: November 7, 2005

You’ve likely seen The Matrix by now, after all, it came out in 1999. This cinematic feature was a huge hit and from it, we’ve gotten a few video game titles. One of which was The Matrix: Path of Neo where you take the role of Neo and go through a variety of important moments from the films. One of those moments was when Morpheus presents Neo with the red and blue pill, just as he did in the film.

If Neo accepts the red pill, you’ll progress the game, however, if the blue pill is selected, you’ll wake up and forget everything that had happened to that point. This takes you right back to the menu where you can start back over and choose the red pill.

#2 The Evil Within Ruvik Brain

  • Developer: Tango Gameworks
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO
  • Release: October 14, 2014

If you have the DLC for The Evil Within, you can get a quick ending. This survival horror title has plenty of enthralling moments which gives you a reason to progress quickly. However, if you have made it to Chapter 4 “A Ghost is Born” then you can meet up with Ruvik’s brain which is in the S.T.E.M. machine above the mental hospital. All you have to do is shoot at the brain which will end the game. This will also give players an achievement known as Stick to the Script.

#1 We happy few Take The Joy

  • Developer: Compulsion Games
  • Publisher: Gearbox Publishing
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: August 10, 2018

We Happy Few paints a bleak dystopia style world where civilians are blinded by the bad and horrors of their status through the use of a government-ordered drug. Hindering from their sights of the real world, players take control of protagonists that opt out and can fully see the real world as they attempt to blend in while completing their various objectives. Just like the Far Cry series, there is an early ending available that’s a bit hidden.

When you take the role of Arthur during the start of the game, you have the option to take your Joy pill. Normally players will opt out so they can progress the game however, you can take the pill where you’ll stay in your joy state thus ending the game.