10 games where the ending was sold for money


10 games where the ending was sold for money

A satisfying ending is an extremely rare thing in video games. However, the endings of games in the current generation are gradually improving. We haven't had a case like Mass Effect 3 in a very long time. There 


is so much emphasis on storytelling that sometimes publishers expand their games with single-player DLCs. Most often it's just a set of items or a fan service, but sometimes the developers go much further and require payment to complete the story. Here are 10 games that tried to sell you the true DLC ending.

Warning! There are significant spoilers in this text that relate to the main plot. If this bothers you, it is better to skip the objectionable item.

10. Asura's Wrath

  • Release date: February 21, 2012
  • Developer / Publisher: CyberConnect2 / Capcom
  • Platforms: PS3, X360

The most famous and egregious example on this list is Asura's Wrath . The main story has 22 chapters, but the last 4 must be purchased as DLC for $ 6.99. Since this is a cinematic game, without an ending, it just looks unfinished. 
However, what will you be left with if you don't give your hard-earned money? At the end of the game, you defeat the evil force in the center of the Earth, but the secret of the Golden Spider remains in limbo. It all looks like a foundation for a sequel. If the DLC with the ending had not been released, there would be a disaster. 

However, this did not happen and the most important addition quickly arrived on the shelves of digital stores. This leaves us with the assumption that the DLC was simply cut from the main game. In the true ending, you fight a godlike creature that literally changes the rules of the universe during the battle. 

9. Fallout 3

  • Release date: October 28, 2008
  • Developer and publisher: Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax Media, 1C
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, X360

Fallout 3's ending plunged the entire community into anger. In the original ending, you sacrifice yourself - or someone sacrifice their life for you - in an irradiated chamber to stop the Enclave's plan to poison the wasteland's water supplies. No one was overjoyed at such an inglorious ending, because it meant you couldn't continue the adventure beyond the credits.

That all changed with the release of the Broken Steel DLC . The game adds a new twist to the ending, allowing you to enter the cell and survive. The story continues from the moment you rejoin the Brotherhood of Steel and defeat the last remnants of the enclave in the wasteland of the Capitol.

It's an epic ending that is far more satisfying than the original ending. Alas, to enjoy it, you have to buy it.

8. Prince of Persia (2008)

  • Release date: December 2, 2008
  • Developer / Publisher: Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, X360

Another game with an extremely unsatisfactory and disappointing ending. Prince of Persia (2008) - a fun platformer with funny dialogues between the prince and his companion Elika. You explore a vast desert of magic on a carefree journey that suddenly turns dark and depressing at the end. Instead of defeating the bad guy and living happily ever after, Elika is killed and the Prince releases the absolute evil Ahriman in order to resurrect his woman. 

It's a strangely dark ending that ends with the words "To be continued ..." as a black cloud fills the sky. However, the story continues in the $ 9.99 Epilogue DLC , where Elika and Prince discuss the events of the finale and duly explain exactly what happened. The couple quickly regains a warm relationship and reassures us that the prince is no longer evil. He will simply look for an effective solution for Ahriman's victory.
However, at the end of the game the phrase "To be continued..." appears again. It looks like a sequel was in store for us, which never came out. 

7. Dead Space 3

  • Released: 5 February 2013
  • Developer / Publisher: Visceral Games / Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, X360
  • Co-op: 2

Prince of Persia (2008) provided us with a hopeful epilogue after a dark ending. Dead Space 3 is the exact opposite, and the DLC that continues the plot is much more absurd and cliffhanger than the main game. At the end of Dead Space 3, the alien necromorphic threat is defeated and the giant lunar organism is destroyed. Isaac Clarke, our hero is most likely dead, but the developers have hinted at his possible survival.

This is fully confirmed in the Awakening DLC , where Isaac Clarke and your co-op partner Guy, the soldier, escape the planet they are stuck on and return to Earth. 
But in the final ending - also meaningless, given that there was no sign of Necromorph activity in the normal ending of the game - Earth is completely surrounded by giant, moon-sized organisms. Is this all real? Or is it just another hallucination before us?
To summarize, this is one of those endings that you shouldn't pay for. 

6. Alan Wake

  • Release date: May 14, 2010
  • Developer / Publisher: Remedy Entertainment, Nitro Games / Xbox Game Studios
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360

Alan Wake has received a spin-off in the form of Control, Remedy's new horror shooter. With the reappearance of Alan Wake's character in 2020, so many mysteries were added that this can hardly be called the true end of his story. It's more of a preparation for Alan Wake's next adventure ... whatever it is.
Now we're back to the original game's DLC. In a couple of episodes of The Signal and  The Light ($ 6.99 each), Alan tries to connect with his insane double in a strange world of imagination under the waves of the lake. It's hard to even describe why Alan Wake's endingso puzzling. The game ends with Alan Wake falling into a lake and declaring that "the lake is the ocean." Perhaps this means that his strange world of imagination is much larger than we originally thought. 

In the final ending, the game literally cuts out of the blue, so at least two DLC episodes give us a slightly clearer picture of what's going on with Alan Wake. In the alternate world, Alan goes crazy, but you can regain your sanity and choose a new path.
In the best possible outcome, Wake decides to write his way back to the real world, creating a sequel to his own book called "Departure - Return". Even this is better than what we got in the "vanilla" version of the game.

5. Doom Eternal

  • Release Date: March 20, 2020
  • Developer / Publisher: id Software, Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, X-One
  • Multiplayer: 3

Sometimes you don't even know that you need the "real ending" until you get it. Doom Eternal's end is quite short - it only lasts a minute. You defeat the godlike demonic bad guy and the game ends. Well, what did you expect from Doom ? There is more story in Doom Eternal than in the rest of the series, but it's all secondary amid the explosion of demons the size of a skyscraper. 
The Doom Eternal DLC adds insane detail to the story and prepares us for a sequel. The first chapter of the Old Gods DLC”Launches two large triggers - Dr. Samuel Hayden finally leaves his robotic ship and moves into Urdak's body. Doomgai also destroys the Father's incarnation and summons the physical personification of the Dark Lord. As a result, it turns out that the Dark Lord is Dumgai !

Only Doom Guy is cool enough to become the Dark Lord of Hell ! No doubt you will destroy the new antagonist in the second chapter of Ancient Gods , but this will also cause a big problem in the balance of power between Heaven and Hell. Does this mean Dr. Samuel Hayden will be donning the mantle of the bad guy in the sequel? We have only one way out - to wait. 

4. Mass Effect 3

  • Release date: December 12, 2010
  • Developer / Publisher: BioWare, Straight Right / Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, X360

If you didn't like the Fallout 3 finale, then the Mass Effect 3 ending will appeal to you even less. 
Instead of defeating the galaxy's main threat in a heroic battle, you get three different endings that are independent of your actions up to this point. Plus they are all gloomy. You can wipe out all synths or combine synthetic and organic life into a weird hive mind thing. These endings are downright terrible.
In the Extended Edition, we added another ending, as a result of which the Reapers destroy all life in the galaxy, because you decided to fight honestly - after all, this is what the fans asked for from the very beginning. The result we got looks like a spit in the face. No one would want an ending like this, even if it was released for free. 

So why is the game on this list? It's all about the Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC - an add-on that reunites your Commander Shepard with characters throughout the series. The Citadel Hub will expand, and you will unlock a bunch of new scenes with your favorite characters. It's not technically the end of the game, but if you turn off ME3 after Citadel ends , you will have the most positive ending for the entire series.

3. Resident Evil 7

  • Release date: January 24, 2017
  • Developer / Publisher: Capcom R&D Division 1 / Capcom
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, X-One

Resident Evil 7 ends its story with a graceful bow. We have a plot twist (the old woman is actually an evil child !) And monsters to be watered with lead from giant cannons. What else do you want?
But there are also a few threads left to pull on. So, two of the Baker children are still alive after the end of the plot. Do you think Resident Evil 8 will explain what happened to them? No, you need to buy all DLCs for this.

Not A Hero and End of Zoe detail the fates of Lucas Baker and Zoe Baker. Lucas is a vicious child prone to sadistic death traps, and you can finally defeat him in the face of the arriving Chris Redfield. In the latest DLC, you save Zoe - which is a very nice touch, because initially you were forced to betray her for a better outcome. If you keep your side of the deal and really help it, you will have a much happier ending. 

2. Dragon Age: Inquisition

  • Release Date: November 18, 2014
  • Developer / Publisher: BioWare / Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, X-One

Dragon Age: Inquisition ends quite succinctly: the Inquisition closes the gap, defeats the villainous wizard, and everyone survives. However, the Trespasser DLCcontinues this plot. The game takes place two years after the events of the vanilla story.

Trespasser takes us to a conference between nations, where they are trying to decide what to do with the Inquisition now that the threat of world destruction has been removed. All characters return to discuss this issue, and soon you become part of a conspiracy that needs to be solved. The result of all this organically sets us up for the planned fourth game in the series.

1. Assassin's Creed: Revelations

  • Release date: November 15, 2011
  • Developer / Publisher: Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, X360

The meta storyline of the Assassin's Creed series about the secret war between the Templars and Assassins has always been an important part of the franchise. Most of the conflict took place in the background to give context to the immediate action of the historical drama. However, who cared about this study of Abstergo anyway? Most of us just wanted to run through the past and cut the bad guys into shreds!

The strangest thing about this meta-plot happened in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. At the very end of the game, the protagonist Desmond Miles is possessed by the spirit of the ancient and kills the second protagonist - Lucy, the woman who has been helping Miles from the very first part of the franchise. What for? How? What's going on here? 

This was not explained in any way until the Lost Archive DLC for Assassin's Creed: Revelations came out . So yes - you have to pay money if you want to unravel this mystery that would otherwise never be revealed again.
In the Lost Archive, you discover that Lucy was in fact a loyal member of the Templars . Is that why she was killed? Or wait, why was she helping Miles escape? Does this make sense? Anyone interested will have to pay a few extra hundred rubles.

What do you think of this practice? Are you willing to pay to finish your favorite game?

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