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    Bioware 
  • The first Baldur's Gate and Shadows of Amn only have one ending, but the expansion to the second game that concludes the story has three main endings (Good God, Bad God, and Mortal) as well as side-endings for your various companions.
  • Dragon Age:
    • Dragon Age: Origins has four endings: "The Ultimate Sacrifice" (the Warden dies after slaying the Archdemon), "A Dark Promise" (Everybody Lives, but Morrigan gives birth to a Gray Warden's son who may or may not be The Anti-Christ), "Warden-Commander" (Alistair slays the Archdemon and dies), and "Redeemer" (the Warden spares Teyrn Loghain's life, who kills the Archdemon and dies). There are also a myriad of variations in the text-only epilogue, depending on a handful of choices you've made throughout the game.
    • Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening has two endings, but with major variations: "Amaranthine's Last Hope" (the Warden-Commander saves the city of Amaranthine from Darkspawn, but the Vigil's Keep is destroyed) and "Keeper of the Vigil" (the Warden-Commander saves the Keep, but Amaranthine is burned to the ground). One variation was that combining the first ending with the "Enduring Vigil" Achievement meant that neither the city, nor the fortress ever fell, making it the Golden Ending. The second variation was whether the Architect is killed or spared.
    • Dragon Age II has two endings: Mage (Hawke sides with the mages, starts a revolution, and skips town), and Templar (Hawke sides with the Templars, crushes the Kirkwall mage rebellion, and is crowned Viscount). Regardless of your choices, however, the overall outcome of the game is always an all-out war between Mages and Templars across Thedas no later than three years after the ending, and Hawke ultimately disappearing (with love interest, if there was one).
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition also has different endings based on important decisions throughout the game, the focus on who is made Divine, what they do, and what companions stay on. The Trespasser DLC is a straighter example where choices made in the main game have a large impact here, and the Inquisition can become a political force, your former ally's personal army, or disband with the idea being they will be more secure but weaker, and whether the issue is resolved with diplomacy or aggression. Several of your companions also have different resolutions depending on how you handle them.
  • Mass Effect:
    • Mass Effect has three endings, with a minor variation depending on which ending you chose and whether your Paragon or Renegade meter is higher. If you save the Council, humanity is given a seat on the council with either Anderson or Udina as the representative of Earth. If you deliberately let the Council die, humanity becomes the sole species of the Council, with either Anderson or Udina as Chairman. if you choose to concentrate on Sovereign, which incidentally leads to the Council's death, your ending will be decided by your Karma Meter: If more Paragon, humanity will establish a new Council, with a human Chairman (either Anderson or Udina) leading a multi-species Council. If a Renegade, Udina will use your ruthlessness to lead humanity into ruling the galaxy with an entirely human Council.
    • Being a game with a heavy emphasis on player choice, even the dungeons in Mass Effect can have slightly different endings depending on what order you tackle them in and the choices you make in each dungeon. A good example is in Noveria, where the boss fight with Matriarch Benezia will play out slightly differently depending on whether or not you have Liara T'soni in your party, whether your brought her along with you, and whether or not you choose to save or wipe out the Rachni. You also get an extra cutscene if you bring Wrex and decide to save the Rachni, where he chews you out for saving an obviously evil bug race that the krogan dedicated themselves to wiping out years ago. And all that is just in the final act of one dungeon. Let's not get started on Virmire...
    • The ending of Mass Effect 2 can literally range anywhere from Everybody's Dead, Dave to the Golden Ending due to the absolutely deadly nature of the suicide mission. In addition, there's keeping the Collector Base or not, sticking with Cerberus or not, the implications of not doing certain loyalty missions, particularly Samara's (which has your ending leave an immoral serial killer on the loose), etc. Let's face it, the Mass Effect series and its game importing power take multiple endings to the point of Serial Escalation.
    • Interestingly, No Canon for the Wicked could be considered to be inverted — if you start a new character in Mass Effect 2, he/she will have made all the bad choices (Wrex died, the council died, Shepard chose Udina rather than Anderson, the Rachni were wiped out — the only highly significant one that may turn out 'as expected' is that Shepard will save Kaiden if female and Ashley if male). This led to many people starting from Mass Effect 2 to either import someone else's character with the desired decisions, or use a save editor to create the character they want. As discussed on Cutting Off the Branches, some fans speculate this is a sneaky way of encouraging players to play the first game instead of jumping into the sequel blind. On the other hand, the PS3 version, due to the first game never being released for that system, includes an interactive comic book that allows the players to make decisions about major events.
    • Mass Effect 3 has three choices for the ending (four in the extended cut) which boils down to which decision you make at the very end of the game. There are variations of the original three endings, depending on the state of galactic readiness, with low levels of readiness causing damage to Earth, if not the outright destruction of all life in the galaxy.
      • Control: Shepard merges their consciousness with the Reapers' hive mind to force them to stop their attack on Earth and retreat into dark space.
      • Destroy: Shepard triggers the destruction of all Reapers, but in so doing, also condemns all other synthetic life (including the Geth) to extinction. With a high-enough level of galactic readiness, Shepard can survive this outcome.
      • Synthesis: Shepard triggers a merger between all organic and synthetic life in the galaxy.
      • Refusal: Shepard chooses none of the above and allows the Reapers to continue their cleansing of all life in the galaxy. The next generation of organic life manages to destroy the Reapers, however, thanks to Liara's time capsules giving them the information they need.
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    Hanako Games 
  • The ''Cute Kinght series, has them, mostly depending on your job, sin level, and the amount of adventuring you did, although there are a couple of "special endings" like marrying a prince or becoming a mermaid:
  • Charm School has about twenty different endings for each of the three main characters, depending on which classes they took and whether they had a good or bad attitude at the end of the game.
  • Magical Diary - Horse Hall has five or six major endings to your year at wizard school.
  • Long Live the Queen: There's over a dozen bad endings depicting the princess' demise, ranging from swords and arrows to poisoned chocolate. It only has one good end, where Elodie gets crowned queen. However, depending on the many choices and possible ways to reach coronation, pictures styled like stained glass describe what happened afterwards. Some are heart-warming and some are delightfully evil.

    Nintendo 
  • Recent games in the Fire Emblem series have a feature called "support", in which characters that spend a lot of time together in battle can have conversations which increase each of the supported characters' stats when they're near each other in battle. Certain preset supports change the ending, with the supported characters getting married and having children, and supports for the main characters will get an extra scene in the ending.
    • Contrasting this, if characters die during the playthrough, at the end of the game when one would would hear about how they went on with their life, there's a "Character died during Chapter" message for unimportant cast members or "Character critically wounded during Chapter" message for main characters that aren't the Hero.
    • Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem and its remake have two endings, one bad and one good. If the player manages to collect all five orbs (one of which is in twelve pieces), the binding shield will be completed, and dispel the illusion that Gharnef and his followers use to disguise themselves as the clerics that they had kidnapped. This will unlock four more chapters where Marth and crew travel to the heart of the Dragon's Alter, where Medeus has been revived. Failing to accomplish this will cause Marth to fall for Gharnef's disguise and think the day is saved, allowing the Earth Dragons to awaken and cause the end of the world.
    • Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade has three possible endings: the standard ending, the complete ending, and the best ending. The standard ending can be obtained by simply defeating Zephiel. If all the sacred weapons have been obtained and are still intact, two extra chapters are unlocked, leading to the complete ending, in which you defeat the dark priestess Idunn. The best ending occurs if Idunn is finished off by Roy using the Binding Blade, and it shows Idunn's soul being saved.
    • Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn have multiple endings as well, depending on whether Ike defeated the Black Knight or not in the first case, and a whole bunch of different factors in the second case. For example:
      • Whether the player killed Pelleas or not.
      • Whether Soren ever fought Micaiah and Pelleas or not.
      • Whether the player killed Lehran or not.
    • The remake of the first game, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon has two endings based on Caeda's survival.
    • Fire Emblem Awakening has two endings based on a choice in the final chapter. The Avatar can choose to sacrifice him/herself to destroy Grima for good, or have Chrom kill Grima but have Grima come back again in one thousand years. Not that it matters, since the Avatar comes back to life while Grima remains dead forever if the player chooses to sacrifice the Avatar.
    • Fire Emblem Fates has three entirely different campaigns, each with their own ending. In the first two, the Player Character is hailed as a hero and helps his/her chosen family, working hard to restore peace. In the third one the Avatar becomes the King/Queen of the new Kingdom of Valla once the old one is sealed away, leading it to prosperity as the other two kingdoms also reach a golden age.
    • Fire Emblem: Three Houses has four endings depending on which of the titular three houses you pick at the beginning of the game. If that numbering seems off, the Black Eagles have two endings depending on whether you side with Edelgard or the Church at the end of the Wham Episode.
  • When MOTHER was translated, there were some changes to the game, even to the sprites themselves. The ending is included in the changes. When Giegue flees in the original Japanese version, Ninten, Ana, and Loid turn around and stand there as the credits roll steadily behind them. Once "To Be Continued..." shows up, pressing a button makes the trio disappear. In the Updated Re-release MOTHER 1+2, when Giegue flees, an epilogue plays, showing: Ana reunited with her mother, who was abducted by Giegue; Teddy revealed to be okay and belting it out at the Live House; the kids in Youngtown reunited with their parents, who were also abducted; Ana returning to her house and telling Ninten and Loid that she'll never forget them; Loid being congratulated by the kids in Twinkle Elementary; Ninten coming home to be greeted by his family; Ana reading a letter given to her by Ninten; and Ninten taking a nap as all of the characters you've encountered in the game run by, ending with Ninten, Loid, Ana, and Teddy walking up and facing the screen. And then the credits roll, ending with Ninten's dad calling on the phone.
  • In the Pokèstar Studios in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, you can shoot several movies. Depending on whether you follow the script, do the opposite, or Take a Third Option and do something entirely different, the movie will either have the "Good", "Bad", and "Surprise" ending. Getting the latter results in more rewards and a higher score.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has a very downplayed example: the ending cutscene is, overall, the same, but the final scene is slightly different depending on whether you chose to refer to Pneuma as Pyra or Mythra. The camera will pan over to whichever girl you chose, at which point she silently mouths something to Rex before the scene ends.

    Nippon Ichi 
  • Nippon Ichi games such as the Disgaea series and Makai Kingdom, which also include a number of Non-Standard Game Over endings as well. One of their earlier games, La Pucelle: Tactics, gave most chapters within the story multiple endings, but only one final end. Well, unless you complete all the optional dungeons, which grants Prier a unique change of character... (And may be canon, considering her cameo in Disgaea.)
    • It should be noted that, aside from the first game, you actually have to put effort in to get a normal or bad end, such as killing over 100 team members in combat, while the true end is given by default. In the first game, killing ANY team member, even by accident, locks you out of the true ending. The game does not tell you this. As the series evolved, the other endings have come to rely less on team kills, to the point that the fourth game doesn't bother to track them. (The alternate endings are instead defined by play-set relationships to the protagonist, defeating bonus bosses, or being at a set level.)

    Square Enix 
  • Chrono Trigger and its sequel, Chrono Cross, had dozens of different endings depending on when you fought the final boss (who can theoretically be fought at almost any point in the game, but only in a New Game+ would you be expected to actually be able to do it):
    • While a cat in the Developer's Room tells you Chrono Trigger has 10 endings, it officially has 12 endings, 2 more if you count Non Standard Game Overs, and one more for the DS Updated Re-release, giving us a grand total of 15. Moreover, the 2 "normal" endings that are easily achievable without a New Game+ have two major variations each depending on whether or not you crash your time machine, and several smaller ones (for example, managing to save Lara). Two of the other endings are basically just glorified credit rolls, though.
    • In Chrono Cross, you could only fight the last boss at any point in New Game+, due to only actually having the item necessary to do so there. Here, what characters you had in the party at the time also changed the ending as well.
      • Given that you have forty-five characters, you have to beat the game no less than 23 times just to see all of the possible character responses.
  • Several Dragon Quest games feature multiple endings:
    • In Dragon Quest I, when the player finally faces the Dragonlord, he offers the choice to join him and rule half the world. If "no" is selected, then the player engages in battle and gets a good ending after defeating him, but if the player chooses "yes", the player gets a bad ending. Defeat the Dragonlord, and you get one of the three good endings based on where the princess is when you return to the castle (you brought her to the castle before killing the Dragonlord, you arrive carrying her after killing the Dragonlord, she's still imprisoned in the cave). The (minimalist) end game cut scene varies a bit for each ending. In the last one, the hero travels off to faroff lands alone.
    • In Dragon Quest V, the ending can be altered depending on the player's choice on who the protagonist should marry halfway through the game.
    • In Dragon Quest VIII, the ending can be altered depending on whether or not the player has obtained a specific item during the End Game Plus.
    • Dragon Quest Builders takes place in an Alternate Continuity where, in DQ1, the Hero accepted the Dragonlord's offer and subsequently plunged the world into darkness. When the Builder confronts the Dragonlord near the end of the game, they are given the same offer to rule half of the world. If the offer is refused, the final battle commences. If the player accepts the offer, however, the Dragonlord grants them dominion over the "blackest pits and dankest recesses" of the world and throws them into a tomb, where they die.
  • Some of the Final Fantasy games feature this:
  • Both console Kingdom Hearts games and Final Fantasy X-2 had "segmented endings".
  • Live A Live has no less than four endings, three of which are bad, and two versions of the good one. (The second bad one is triggered by the best battle choice box in gaming history: Fight / Pass / Item / Armageddon.) In fact, half the individual chapters have multiple endings of their own, deciding the scenes in the best ending. Not to mention your character for the final chapter affects other details. It is basically a gestalt of multiple endings.
  • Octopath Traveler: Most sidequests have two different resolutions to them. For instance, there's a Dogged Nice Guy in Rippletide who's attempting to woo a woman who keeps shooting him down. You can either lose a Challenge/Provoke duel to him to have him prove he's actually the kind of strong man she's attracted to or Guide/Allure his mother over to him so she can berate him for being so pathetic in front of the entire town. The rewards are always the same, so it's entirely up to what you believe is the best solution.
  • Prominently used in the Ogre Battle series, dividing the endings by representative tarot cards, and/or the main character's alignment between law and chaos.
  • Radiata Stories has two endings which depend entirely on one choice about midway through the game. They're both arguably bittersweet, but for different reasons.
  • Romancing SaGa 3 has at least has two endings by characters depending on the actions the player made during the adventure.
    • In Julian's story he can either refuse to serve as a bodyguard for Monika and have some minor dialogue with Ellen if she's on the party or agree. If you do the latter and allow to elope with Monika and keep her for the rest of the game, he will recieve a noble title from Mikhail and marry her.
    • In Katarina's story if you retreive the Masquerade or not, she will either return to Loanne and marry Mikhail but only if he's in the final party or she will wander the earth.
    • In Ellen's story, she will either have dialogue with Julian or Sarah regarding of who is on the party with the former playing similarly to Julian's non bodyguard ending.
    • In Monika's storyline, her ending will be the same as Julian's Noble ending if he remains in her party for the rest of the game or she will convince her brother to delay her Arranged Marriage.
  • The Star Ocean RPGs feature this prominently, often presented as part of a Modular Epilogue.
    • In Star Ocean 1, the way the main character, Roddick, reacts with the other characters affects his Relationship Values with them, and potentially their values for each other as well. Although the major story beats (including the final boss) will always play out similarly regardless of who is recruited or how much they like each other, the conclusion can have some minor variations, such as whether Ilya flirts with Roddick or Ronyx.
    • Star Ocean: The Second Story has 87 potential ending sequences that are primarily used as resolution, and are mainly determined by how the various characters relate to each other (though a few also involve some sidequests). Because you have up to 8 characters, you will see 4-8 of these sequences during the ending, depending on how many characters are paired up with others. In addition, the beginning of the game gives the player the option of choosing to play as either Claude or Rena (the two protagonists), giving a different point-of-view for each choice.
    • Star Ocean: Till the End of Time concludes with every party member in a series of solo scenes, unless Fayt has a good enough relationship with at least one of them, in which case he and whoever likes him the most will have a paired scene.
    • Star Ocean: The Last Hope mostly averts this, having a completely linear plot and preset character recruitment, but each character's epilogue will only play if they have a high enough relationship with Edge. The ending also has additional scenes involving the pairs of Crowe/Elena and Lymle/Faize depending on the player's actions.
  • Valkyrie Profile is a bit odd. It's possible (but not easy) to get a standard Game Over. You can get the "C" ending by directly working against the instructions you're given, and the "B" ending by following them. But in the absence of a guide, I challenge you to get the "A" ending. Hell, I challenge you to prove that the "B" ending isn't the "A" ending!
    • Odds are good that there are players who figured it out on their own through sheer testing and playtime, just because the "B" ending is so completely unsatisfying.
    • The second game left out multiple endings, but the third game brought them back in, with your ending dependent on how often and how much you used the Destiny Plume. Spamming the Plume too much results in the worst ending, where you get your ass whipped by Freya, while not using it at all in the entire game (save for the one in the tutorial) results in the best ending, where you fight Hel's hound, and obliterate it, saving your own soul. You need to get all but the worst ending in order to enter the Seraphic Gate.

    Undertale 
  • Undertale has a wide range of endings, depending on the actions you take in the game.
    • The "Neutral" endings: Defeat the standard Final Boss and the one following him. The human child escapes the underground, but the Monsters are still trapped there. Over a black background screen, Sans calls your phone and leaves you a message letting you know how things are going for the Monsters in the underground. The details of this phone call depends on a multitude of factors:
      • Toriel Reigns: Befriend Sans and Papyrus, and do not kill any monsters. Toriel becomes the new queen of the Underground, disbands the Royal Guard, and institutes a new policy where humans are to be treated as friends rather than enemies. Even though the king's plan to destroy the barrier has failed and the human souls are gone, she works hard to keep spirits high. If you befriended Undyne, she'll join in to check up on you; the same goes for Alphys.
      • Betrayed Undyne: Spare Toriel, kill fewer than ten monsters and/or Mettaton, but keep both Undyne and Papyrus alive. Toriel becomes the new queen of the Underground. Undyne is depressed over the loss of her job and home (and if Mettaton was the one killed, the loss of Alphys), and now lives with Sans and Papyrus while working at Sans's illegal hot dog stand in Hotland. If you befriended Undyne but killed in Hotland, she harbors an intense hatred for you still.
      • Toriel Exiled: Spare Toriel, kill at least ten monsters, Papyrus, and/or Undyne. Toriel becomes the new queen of the Underground and tries to institute a policy of accepting humans with open arms, but her policy is met with backlash and she is either usurped by Undyne (provided she's alive), or resigns and returns to the ruins. Sans and (if spared) Papyrus join her. If Papyrus is dead, Sans notes that Toriel says she'd like to see you again, and doesn't have the heart to tell her that her protection caused his brother to be killed.
      • Undyne Reigns: Kill Toriel, spare Undyne. Undyne becomes the new queen of the underground and plans to restart the King's plan to collect human souls, destroy the barrier, and wage war with humanity. Sans notes that Toriel hasn't been heard from the other side of the door ever since. If Papyrus is alive, he appears to tell you that Undyne has appointed him to "The Most Important Royal Position", which entails nothing but standing around and looking pretty. If Papyrus is dead however, Sans simply implies that he knows Toriel is dead, and you never to return.
      • Mettaton Reigns: Kill Toriel and Undyne, spare Mettaton. Mettaton becomes the new king of the Underground, which he transforms into a dystopian Egopolis: statues of the robot king abound, the populace is indoctrinated by Mettaton's shows, dissidents vanish without a trace, and any human who falls through henceforth is allowed to join Mettaton's fan club for free. Alphys has vanished, heavily implied to have committed suicide offscreen. Mettaton has a statue built in her honor. If Papyrus is still alive, he and Sans and Mettaton's agents. Sans thinks this is ridiculous, but Papyrus thinks it's pretty cool.
      • Papyrus "Reigns": Kill Toriel, Undyne, and Mettaton, spare Papyrus. In the absence of all other authority figures, Papyrus becomes the new king of the Underground (although Sans does most of his work). Things are slowly improving, and Papyrus institutes a new policy where all humans are given puzzles.
      • An Annoying Dog Reigns: Kill all of the bosses, but do not kill any other monsters. Somehow, a small white dog becomes the new king of the underground. He sleeps and does nothing, but it works out. This is the only ending where Papyrus is dead but Sans doesn't react negatively towards you during the phone call.
      • No Ruler: Kill all of the bosses and at least one other monster. No one takes the throne, and the underground continues to deteriorate as monsters believe they are doomed to die in their subterranean prison. If your killing spree was particularly large, Sans signs off with "see you in hell".
      • Alphys Reigns: Play a "Genocide" run until you reach Hotland, then fail in that area (by sparing Muffet or the Royal Guards, or not depleting the random encounter count before facing Mettaton NEO). Alphys becomes the new queen of the Underground, inspired by Undyne the Undying's dying words. For her part in hiding the monsters away from the murderous human, she is elected ruler, although she is still anxious around people and regrets not killing you when she had the chance.
      • Impossible Ending: This ending is impossible to get. In the event that you do get it, Sans suggests contacting the developer to fix the game or add another ending, then ends the call after calling you a "dirty hacker".
    • True Pacifist ending: Finish a neutral run, kill nothing, befriend Papyrus, Undyne, and Alphys, complete the secret area opened after befriending Alphys, and complete the following sequences. Toriel stops the fight between you and Asgore, and all of your friends gather to try and take down the barrier. Flowey appears and steals both the human souls and every monster's soul to attain his true form: Asriel Dreemurr, the monster child who befriended the First Human. The human survives Asriel's attacks through sheer Determination and manages to rescue the souls of their friends and, eventually, Asriel, himself. After coming to his senses, Asriel uses the power of the human and monster souls to destroy the barrier, finally allowing monsters to return to the surface. After clearing it, reloading the game leads to Flowey appearing and telling you that everybody is happy on the surface, and the only thing left that can take back the happy ending is you resetting the game. At this point you can do a "True Reset", which totally wipes everyone's Ripple Effect-Proof Memory.
    • Genocide ending: Kill enemies until random encounters cease, and kill all the bosses as well. After killing Asgore and Flowey, the First Human appears and, after talking to the player, kills them and destroys the world, crashing the game. When the game is started again, the world is literally destroyed; the title screen and even the game's menu bar are blank. The First Human offers to set things back to the way they were before the world's end, in exchange for the player's soul. Accepting this offer results in permanently tainting the True Pacifist ending and altering the Genocide ending further. Consequences, consequences.
    • Hard Mode ending: Name the fallen human "Frisk". The game ends after the first boss battle with Toriel, at which point the Annoying Dog appears and announces the end of Hard Mode, to Toriel's chagrin. Flowey appears afterward to taunt the player for being a "tryhard".
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  • In addition to a Modular Epilogue, Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura has a more traditional approach to multiple endings: when you get to the Big Bad, you're given the option of either destroying him (your original goal) or siding with him. The latter leads to a bad ending where your character rules over a world now completely devoid of life, which is somewhat dissonant with the buildup to that choice. If the player sides with Kerghan, then it is with full awareness that he plans to kill every living thing, the player and himself included. Yet the game portrays it as some shocking Face–Heel Turn when it says that Kerghan eventually "turned" on the player.
  • The Ar tonelico series has this, partially owing to its Dating Sim hybrid nature. For instance, the first game has seven endings based on which girl(s) you choose and certain choices that will end the game early.
  • Most of the Atelier games (published in the West by Nippon Ichi) have multiple endings; some of the free-form Atelier games have upwards of fourteen of them, ranging from good to bad, though more linear games such as those in the Iris sub-series have a set conclusion.
  • The Bard's Tale (the 2004 game, as opposed to the 1985 game) offers three endings: the Good Ending, the Evil Ending, and the Sod-You-Both-I'm-Going-To-The-Pub Ending. However, due to The Bard's status as an Anti-Hero at best, The Evil Ending (where he becomes the Demon Queen Caleigh's consort) is the Happily Ever After ending.
  • In the obscure Namco game The Blue Crystal Rod, the sequel to The Return of Ishtar (which is in turn the sequel to The Tower of Druaga), there are forty-eight different endings, which depend on the players' actions. Most of the endings are positive, but there are a few negative endings as well.
    • Most positive endings include Gil and Ki returning the Blue Crystal Rod to the god Anu, marrying, and becoming King and Queen of Babylim. Other positive endings involve Gil and Ki ascending to heaven and becoming immortal, and Gil resurrecting his father Marduk.
    • The negative endings mostly involve Gil becoming corrupted. Among them include Gil becoming an evil god and the Blue Crystal Rod breaking, being separated from Ki due to arrogance, or fighting against Anu and turned into a statue.
  • BoxxyQuest: The Gathering Storm has three endings. The first ending is acquired by simply playing through the game normally, with the other two available during the Playable Epilogue if certain conditions are met.
    • The Normal Ending: Defeat all of the standard Final Bosses. The Pale Wraith banishes STORM, while Til and Anon use the data from Arianna’s backup files to reconstruct the virtual world. The party returns to town, where Catie is allowed to walk around and meet with familiar faces from her adventure. Catie and Anonymous bid farewell to the others and take a carriage back home. In The Stinger, the Pale Wraith is revealed to be Boxxyfan, who has hijacked STORM and uses it to restore his true avatar.
    • The True Ending: Witness the Normal Ending, and complete all thirteen Inbox sidequests. Catie is summoned by the Sky Queen, who lives within the Sky Abyss. She reveals that Catie is a remnant of Virtua, and tries to reawaken the ancient goddess. Boxxyfan intervenes, slays the Sky Queen, and uses STORM’s power to duel Catie. In the chaos, Legion’s spirit awakens, and the beast re-assimilates itself and then fuses with STORM, creating the Legion Singularity. Catie, Boxxyfan, and a newly-revived Arianna must put aside their differences and fight back as a team. Afterwards, the cast decide to go on holiday, with scenes showing how everyone spends their vacation.
    • The False/PC Ending: Reach Stratum 5 of the Sky Abyss, then return to Bell Cave and enter the new area. The party is transported to a greyscale mirror of earth, where a mysterious being called Esoteraphim appears to judge them. After a brutal fight, Esoteraphim’s corpse is seen laying amidst the city skyline, with the party seemingly left stranded in this place. We then control a butterfly as it’s tasked to turn off a PC, and the screen fades to a symbolic image of buttercups in a field.
  • The Breath of Fire video game series tends to have a "main" ending and several "secret" endings. The first game has an extra (bad) ending where you defeat the final boss without revealing her true form first. The second game not only has a bad ending, it has a "best" ending which relies on an earlier boss fight. The third game also has a bad ending, and the fourth game lets you side with the villain and fight your former party members.
  • Confess My Love has twenty endings, and many require finding a number of other endings before they can be unlocked.
  • In Dark Scavenger, you get a Last-Second Ending Choice.
  • Dark Souls has two different endings based on what the player does after defeating the Final Boss.
    • The second game repeats the pattern with two ending, one in which you claim the throne of want and one where you don't. Go through all the DLCs allows you to have a more satisfying ending for your character specifically, with Vendrick giving you a cure to the Curse of Undeath, although it doesn't affect the game itself.
    • Dark Souls III kicks the trend by having a grand total of four endings, not including DLC:
      • Link the Fire: You fulfill your purpose and burn in the kiln. The fire seems weaker than before, and it is sure to go out even with you as fuel.
      • Usurp the Fire: The bad ending, or the good ending. Depends on who you ask. Rather than continuing a futile age of fire, you wrestle the fire from its kiln and take it within yourself, becoming a lord of hollows who will rule the age of dark to come.
      • The End of Fire: You summon the Fire Keeper to the kiln. She holds the fire until it goes out naturally, letting the age of dark come and the cycle continue, for better or ill. In the end, there is no final battle or dark lord. Just two people taking comfort in each others company.
      • Betrayal: The most unambiguously bad ending. You summon the Fire Keeper, but instead of letting her take the fire, you kill her, and step on her head before sitting down by the fire alone.
  • Deus Ex had three possible endings, none unambiguously "good", determined by which faction the player character chooses to support in the end. (Essentially, each of the endings had a bit of hope for a brighter tomorrow.) The sequel had a compromise setting based on the idea that all three factions had managed to achieve their goals, with or without the player character's help.
    • Game Mod The Nameless Mod had six endings. Only two are available on any story line, the rest depending on what faction you supported.
    • Another mod, 2027, had three endings, which may or may not all be available depending on choices you made throughout the game.
  • Deus Ex: Invisible War had four endings for four parties. One could argue nuclear winter, or starting a genocidal, technophobic, fascist regime are the bad endings, the other two force their idea of a perfect society on the world. And then there's the hidden Dance Club ending, which you can reach by flushing a toilet in the final level while carrying a flag.
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution had four endings chosen by a push of a button that would explain to the world why the augmented population was going insane, or one that would kill yourself and everyone aboard the station you were on. Interestingly, The Stinger shows that, no matter what you did, the original Deus Ex will happen.
  • Dragon's Dogma has four endings:
    • Solitude: Allow the Dragon to sacrifice your Beloved. The final scene is of the Player Character becoming the new ruler of Gransys, just like Edmun Dragonsbane before them.
    • Peace: Choosing to retreat from the Greater-Scope Villain will allow the Arisen to return to a peaceful life before the Dragon's coming, with the Dragon's cycle continuing in their absence.
    • Servitude: Dying in the battle against the Greater-Scope Villain results in the Arisen being transformed into a new Dragon, the cycle beginning anew.
    • Closure: Defeating the Greater-Scope Villain results in the Arisen taking their place. Rather than accept the position, however, the Arisen turns the Godsbane sword on themself, breaking the cycle for good and all. When the player's Pawn reawakens, they find themself in the form of their Arisen, having gained humanity of their own.
  • Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest has a Normal and True ending based on if the player's army has conquered the entire rest of the world before Britannia or not.
  • The Elder Scrolls series managed to dodge the need to pick a canonical ending for Daggerfall, the only game in the series to date with multiple, mutually-exclusive, possible endings for its main quest. Later works, starting with Morrowind, reveal that all of the endings happened due a Cosmic Retcon/Time Crash known as the "Warp in the West". However, none occurred to the same extent they would have individually. Over the course of three days, 44 city states became four, all still under the banner of the Empire. Mannimarco ascended as the God of Worms but also remained as the "mortal" King of Worms, who now leads a cult which worships the God version. The Underking was laid to rest. Finally, the Player Character died with the Numidium being rendered non-functional but thankfully not destroying Tamriel along with it.
  • Girls' Love RPG Embric of Wulfhammer's Castle is built on its multiple endings, most of them implying different truths about the world setting and the actual events of the narrative; unique in that getting most endings doesn't actually end the game — the credits roll, but the player can choose to return to the point just before the last ending they got. Characters lampshade this, and at one point someone says she doesn't accept anything as being true unless she encounters it three times.
  • Epic Battle Fantasy 5 has a net of endings based on a hidden "relationship" score involving each of the six pairs of human party members. In short, the more they fight together, the more their relationship score increases, and reaching a certain score by the Final Boss will add an extra part of the epilogue involving that pair. Whether the overall ending is good, neutral, or bad depends on how many of those epilogue cutscenes are unlocked: half or less will give the Bad Ending, four or five will give a Neutral Ending, and achieving all six will give the Good Ending. The game hints at this with an NPC that appears in the Warp Zone after the third boss, who will let the player know what pairs of party members they have been neglecting. The Good Ending and all six pairing cutscenes will also be obtained automatically on a 1/2 Player Custom Game or if the achievement for beating the Final Boss on Epic has been obtained on any save file.
  • Eternal Sonata has two endings. If you beat Chopin, he dies in his dream and real life, Polka seemingly kills herself and is reborn, but then comes back to life with Frederic. And the bad ending? Just lose against Chopin, and he wakes up from his dream, then he closes his eyes again.
  • Implemented in Fable, with the deciding factor usually the protagonist's morality. However, there are flaws, such as your goodness and evilness being highly influenced by armour and clothing. One can easily switch back and forth by literally changing clothes (in fact, it is the only real way, as a good character in good clothing will have a very hard time becoming evil, even by slaughtering entire villages).
    • In Fable I, you can play as good or evil. However, in both the original and the "Lost Chapters" expansion, the choice of the "good" ending or the "evil" ending is a conscious decision made by the player between when the final boss is killed and when the ending movie starts.
    • Fable II is odd in that although it leaves almost every other choice throughout the game ambiguous, it makes the Evil ending for the original game, and the Good ending for the Lost Chapters segment canon. Additionally, its own ending sequence actually lacks a "good" or "evil" choice. Regardless of your goodness or evilness, you can kill the guy you've been after for the entire game, either out of revenge (evil) or to save the world (good), and that's only implied. Even if you abstain from killing him, someone else will do the deed for you. But, afterwards, you get the option of making a wish, and can choose to either revive everyone that died in the Big Bad's evil scheme (the "good" choice), you can choose to revive your family and dog (the "neutral" choice), or you can wish for more money than you know what to do with (the "evil" choice). All choices have little effect on the world at large. Instead, the major world changes result entirely from your choices in the game: Old Town can be either pristine or a slum, the Temple of Light can flourish or be abandoned, and so on.
  • Fallout, Fallout 2, and the below-mentioned New Vegas have varying outcomes in the games' "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue sequences which details how various locations and people fared as a result of your actions or inactions.
  • Fallout: New Vegas has four very specific paths that factor heavily into the Modular Epilogues depending on which faction you support. Specifically, there's the NCR, Caesar's Legion, Mr. House, and the Wild Card path.
  • Fallout 4 does the same as New Vegas. Your choices this time are the Brotherhood of Steel, the Institute, the Railroad and the Minutemen. Three of the four endings involve the end of the Institute, and the Sole Survivor commenting on how their quest for stability had only just begun.
  • For a linear tactical RPG, Fallout Tactics probably did pretty well with no less than four endings, not counting if the main character dies:
    • The 'standard' ending: The player destroys the Calculator. The Brotherhood struggles in the following years, but survives and eventually prevails.
    • The 'good' ending: A character who has made mostly moral choices merges with the Calculator. The Brotherhood prospers under their benevolent hand, and so too does the Wasteland.
    • The 'evil' ending: An immoral or... pragmatic character merges with the Calculator. Together, they create a feared, but fair and efficient, police state, ruled solely by the Calculator's ruthless mind.
    • The 'what the hell?' ending: General Barnaky merges with the Calculator. The Brotherhood is made more powerful, but mutants and ghouls are discriminated against, until a rebellion of both oppressed mutants and ghouls and sympathetic humans rises against the Brotherhood. It is doomed to fail. The Brotherhood survives, as does the player character.
  • Front Mission 3 had multiple completely different paths through the game, specifically two. The branching point was absurdly well-hidden, hinging entirely on whether or not you chose to go to a certain location during the prologue segment.
  • The Geneforge series of games by Spiderweb does this pretty well. For each game, there are at least half a dozen different endings, depending on which faction you completed the main quests for, who you betrayed or killed, and various other actions through the course of the game (such as how many crazy-inducing augmentation canisters you used). However, there's only one canon ending per game, since the next game has to have a definite starting point. Also, this is a rather dark series; most of the endings plain suck and there is never an ending that isn't at least bittersweet.
  • The Great Gaias:
    • If the party loses to the Final Boss, Virgil will attempt to use the Singularity spell to absorb Maultor and gain his godly powers. This fails because Maultor wasn't sufficiently exhausted from the boss fight, allowing him to hijack the fusion and take over Virgil's body.
    • If the party defeats the final boss, but either didn't complete the Archipelago or had Laeni stay out of the boss room, Virgil will attempt to use the Singularity spell to absorb Maultor, and the latter can't fight back due to being too wounded. Elric and Griswold die trying to stop Virgil and Pots volunteers to stall Virgil while the remaining party members seal the Tower of Illyrium. The party will celebrate their victory, but a thousand years later, Virgil breaks out with no one to stop him and his newfound godly powers.
    • If the party defeats the final boss with Laeni as a party member or a witness, she'll stop Virgil from absorbing Maultor. Unfortunately, this allows Maultor to fully regain his original form as Malviticus and kill Virgil. Laeni then reveals that she's the vessel for the goddess of light, Tantalasia. When the party goes to the Celestial Realm, they find that Malviticus killed all the other gods to take over the realm. After the True Final Boss battle with Malviticus, Laeni willingly allows Tantalasia to take over so she can seal herself and Malviticus in stone. Pots stays behind in order to ensure that Malviticus doesn't break free while the rest of the party returns to Tenat.
  • The Guardian Heroes series managed to dodge the need to, as well. This time, not by choosing all of the endings, but none of them. The "ending" that's the kick-off for Advance Guardian Heroes is loosely based on one of the endings from the first game, but redoes it as a bad ending; a variation that doesn't exist in the original game, which simply doesn't have any bad endings, just several, very different good ones.

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  • Hero Must Die has a number of different endings, depending on what the player accomplished during their playthrough. The results of their actions determine what kind of funeral they receive at the end, from a modest gathering on a scenic cliff to a massive procession fit for a national hero. Their actions also determine the fate of the kingdom after their passing: aiding certain characters while ignoring others can cause the kingdom to change dramatically, and may delay or accelerate its decline.
  • I Miss the Sunrise has two endings, called "optimist" and "pessimist". The former involves fighting the Big Bad, the latter involves siding with them.
  • Jade Empire did most of the above for well over 20 variations on its ending. It had different endings based on your Karma Meter, the romantic relationships between yourself and your followers, and their Karma meters as well. It also had hidden pasts for two characters resulting in about three or four different endings per follower on top of the three main endings for your own alignment (Good/Evil/Dead/In Love With Hero/Secret Past/Secret past and In love with Hero/Evil with a secret past whilst in love with the hero... and you get the idea). These epilogues were only played after the main ending cutscene, however, which was chosen from 3 possibilities depending on whether the main character was good/evil/an idiot.
  • In Kult: Heretic Kingdoms, there are a number of variations on the ending. There's a very simple Modular Epilogue (basically bestowing two or three titles on you based on your choices), but the main choice comes down to three basic directions.
    • Alita can uphold the Inquisition's teachings and destroy the magic sword, defying the orders (and ambitions) of the secret society of which the Inquisition is the public front. This leads to her becoming High Inquisitor herself.
    • Alita can do as she's told and give the sword to The Chosen One, who can unlock its power and become the vessel of a reborn God. This is essentially a We Can Rule Together ending.
    • Alita can decide that she's done working for other people and use the sword to establish herself as a dictator.
  • Lands of Lore II had a Good ending and an Evil ending, depending on choices the player makes in the game. This game is one of the few cases where the Evil path is actually preferable — it allows you to skip one of the most difficult and annoying parts of the game.
  • The Langrisser series features multiple endings in every game except for the first (ironically, the only game in the series to see an official release outside Japan...at least until its remake, which also added multiple endings to it). Not only are there multiple paths through the main plot, but the individual character epilogues can change depending on how actively they participated in battle, and how many times they were reduced to 0 HP.
    • For example, in the SNES version of the second game, Der Langrisser, there are four basic story paths: Light, Imperial, Chaos, and Independent, each involving the main character Erwin joining one of three factions (the Light Army of Kalxath, the Rayguard Empire, or the forces of Chaos) or turning his back on all three, each featuring a different roster of playable allies (most of whom can also be enemy characters on other paths), and each leading to a different epilogue.
    • Even within each of the four possible story paths, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of possible permutations of epilogues for the characters involved. The individual character epilogues depend on whether the characters reached their highest class change, how many enemy units they killed, how many times they were reduced to 0 HP, and so on — if they were particularly active in the battles, they go on to greatness throughout their lives, whereas if they were frequently reduced to 0 HP or sat at the back and did nothing, they fade into obscurity after the events of the game.
  • Fighting/rpg hybrid Legend of Legaia has 4 endings based on what the hero chooses to do with his life after the Final Battle with the Big Bad.
  • Liar Jeannie In Crucifix Kingdom:
    • Beating the Final Boss with the kill/save variable at -15 or less will result in Jeannie taking the throne in order to start an extermination campaign against all the undead, for the sake of humans. Worse yet, she starts by tearfully killing Marta, who was an undead all along.
    • Winning with a kill/save variable of 15 or more will result in Jeannie taking the throne, but this time to kill all humans and turn them all into undead, under the reasoning that they'll be happier as immortals. Marta survives in this ending, but ends up becoming The Dragon to Jeannie.
    • Failing to meet the above requirement will result in Marta advising Jeannie to go into the doors to heaven, but she refuses because she has blood on her hands and because she wants to remain with her brother. Jeannie becomes queen and is unsure about the future, but avoids being a Well-Intentioned Extremist like in the above routes.
    • Beating the Bonus Boss will result in Jeannie and Marta successfully escaping the kingdom, though with the revelation that Jeannie intentionally got captured so that Morte would be forced to reunite with her in order to save her. Since the two are outside the kingdom, Marta is made into Jeannie's thrall to preserve his undead existence, albeit with his sentience intact.
  • Loser Reborn:
    • In the first ending, the Cultist is defeated and the protagonist stays in the fantasy world with their harem, with Nya thanking them for being amusing. The CG and achievement will be different depending on what gender the player chose.
    • In the second ending, Nya is defeated and the protagonist wakes up from their coma, only to find that Nya sent Gla'aki to the real world. However, the protagonist is filled with confidence thanks to the Cultist's encouragement, and attempts to fight off Gla'aki with a gun.
    • In the fourth ending Nya goes on a rant about the lack of choice and originality in JRPGs and lampshade that there's no third ending. Instead of going to the credits or title screen, Nya softlocks the game.
  • In addition to Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals's classic Bittersweet Ending, Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals has an alternate ending for New Game+ which has Erim make the Heroic Sacrifice in Maxim and Selan's place, allowing the two to return home to their child.
  • In Marvel Ultimate Alliance, once you've defeated Doctor Doom, the Watcher explains how the decisions you made throughout the game (mostly whether or not you completed the Sidequests) will affect the Marvel Universe for the better or worse. Notable, though, is one quest results in a bad ending, no matter how you completed it. Mephisto offers you a Sadistic Choice between saving Jean Grey or Nightcrawler. Saving Jean results in Mystique murdering Charles Xavier for allowing her son to die, whereas choosing Nightcrawler causes Dark Phoenix to escape hell and come to seek revenge on the X-Men for abandoning Jean. There is a way to save both, if you've got Magneto in your party.
  • Dark Messiah of Might and Magic has four endings, the one you get based on two forks. The obvious one is at the very end of the game, where you decide what to do with the Skull of Shadows, but the not-so-obvious one is tied to two optional quests; failing/neglecting to do either one locks you into one pair of endings (presumably the bad endings), but doing both gets you a different pair of endings and the ability (skills pending) to use +7 Holy-Attributed Weapons (which will pretty much be your weapons of choice for the remainder of the game). The catch? You lose Xana and your demon form.
    • Might and Magic VII had two, based on a mid-game choice. The good ending, in which the colony's connection to an interstellar Portal Network is repaired, was probably canon, but the evil ending, in which the Heavenly Forge is repaired, allowing the evil guys — which include your group — to outfit their armies with blasters and other technological wonders was intended to be canon, before backlash among part of the fandom made the developers alter their previous plans for Armageddon's Blade.
  • Muramasa: The Demon Blade has three each for Kisuke and Momohime. The second ending for both characters involves fighting the other character to more or less a stalemate instead of their usual final boss, while the third uses the ultimate sword's ability to "cut even fate itself" to return both characters back to the moment in time when their story would've normally begun, but with all their memories up until that point intact as well as carrying the eponymous Oboro Muramasa. For Jinkuro, this isn't a particulary good deal, since the reason he used the body possession skill to begin with was because his own body was close to dying anyway... which he does soon afterwards. However, it is heavily implied that he took over Yukinojo's body before he died to be married to Momohime. Between him acting differently, all of a sudden disagreeing with his father, and naming his "new" fighting style (which is actually just Oboro style) Izuna style, Izuna being Jinkuro's last name. In the end he fooled EVERYONE, even most gamers. Not bad for an old guy. DLC characters get two each.

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  • The Neptunia series has multiple endings in just about every game, most of which are of the simple "Normal Ending and True Ending" variety, but Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 and its remake have the Conquest Ending.
  • At the end of Neverwinter Nights 2, the player is shown what happens to various locations and people who were influenced by the PC's decisions. For the ending itself, though, there are only two options. A good or neutral PC defeats the King of Shadows, then Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies. An evil PC may instead choose to side with the King of Shadows and terrorize the Sword Coast, though the sequel assumes that the player picked the good ending.
    • The sequel/expansion pack provides a far more interesting array of different endings concerning both the PC's fate and that of his/her companions. For example, if you gathered all of the Mask Fragments, you can get the ultimate good ending and put Akachi's soul to rest while also freeing yourself and the land of the curse. Regardless of whether or not you have the mask pieces, you can choose the selfish ending and rid yourself of the curse, but leave it free to continue plaguing Rashemen. If you failed to collect the Mask Fragments, you may choose the completely selfless ending, locking the curse inside yourself and eternally staying in the City of Judgment to contain it, praised as a hero, but forever trapped. Or, there's the ultra-evil approach; bending the curse to your will to become an unstoppable god-killing abomination with all of the benefits of the curse but none of the drawbacks. Similarly, the endings for your companions vary depending on both your choices in the game and the actual influence with them. For example, if you've pursued a romance, your beloved may choose to stay with you in the City of Judgment in the selfless scenario. At the other end of the spectrum, you may reach the end of the story with all of your companions dead by your hand.
    • The second expansion, "Storm of Zehir", has a similar conclusion if you've played the main quest to the end, showing the fates of your companions and the towns you visited according to your actions. Unusually, after seeing this, you can Bluff or Intimidate the storyteller into giving the different endings by telling him how to set each variable. This even extends to companions you never actually recruited (or even encountered, since several are found randomly wandering the world map) and side-quests you never found out about.
  • Odin Sphere has a good ending and a bad ending, with several different bonus cutscenes added to the bad ending depending on choices the player makes at the end of the game. The Armageddon happens in all of them, but some cross the line from heartbreaking into downright sadistic. Getting both endings and all the bad ending cutscenes is required to unlock the True Ending / Distant Finale.
  • The French indie RPG OFF has three endings. After you learn the true natures of the Batter and his "sacred mission", you are given a Last-Second Ending Choice for two of the endings: you can either stick with the Batter and see his mission through to the end, or you can betray him, side with the Judge, and kill him to protect what's left. Getting a certain item will open up the third joke "Secret Ending," where Space Apes take over the purified world so that they can use it to fight brain monsters.
  • The Outer Worlds, similar to the older Fallout games, have segmented endings that describe the fates of individual people and factions in the Halcyon system. Aside from them, there are three main endings: two that depend on whether you side with Welles or the Board, and one joke ending.
    • Siding with Welles: The Board has been driven from the Halcyon system, and the scientists on the Hope have been revived. Unable to return to Earth, the colonists band together and, through some hardship, manage to turn the system into a thriving colony.
    • Siding the the Board: With rebellion against them crushed, the Board exert their power to essentially enslave the entire population of Halcyon. The original colonists on the Hope are jettisoned to make way for new workers, nearly all of the current colonists are ordered into stasis chambers and subsequently abandoned, and the settlements of Halcyon eventually became ghost towns (except for Byzantium, the Board's seat of power on Terra 2).
    • "Sunburn": This ending is achieved by creating a character with a very low intelligence score and insisting to the AI of the Hope that you can manually manage a skip-jump to Tartarus, against multiple warnings of the dangers involved. This ends with the ship flying into the sun, killing you, your crew, and all of the colonists still in stasis.
  • The first Parasite Eve game has two different endings, and it's difficult to tell which one is officially canon. The standard ending for beating the game shows Aya and her friends watching the play from the game's start, when everyone in the audience gets glowing pink eyes, due to the mitochondria acting up. Aya rises up from her seat and the camera cuts to the stage to show the whole audience with glowing eyes. The alternate ending is obtained when you beat the Bonus Boss, which shows Aya reverting back to normal (losing her powers) and just walking away.
    • Parasite Eve 2 has three different endings based on what events you trigger during the game. The standard ending shows a black screen with the President talking to his aide over the events of the end of the game. The good ending shows an extended version of this with the President and his aide in the picture as they also discuss on what to do with the mole they sent. The best ending shows various artworks of the characters and what has happened to each one of them. After the credits here, Eve and Aya visit the Museum of Natural History to see some exhibits when they see a mysterious figure near the doors behind them. It is presumed to be Kyle.
  • Phantasy Star III, which alters the ending depending on the marriage choices made by the player through the game.
  • In Phantasy Star Portable, there are three endings you can get depending on what you say when you're with or even to Vivienne. The bad ending involves Vivienne sealing the Hive from the inside, leaving Helga to escape to later arrive at GUARDIANS HQ with Howzer. The neutral ending involves the above, but Vivienne ends up taking Helga with her, leaving the Player Character to be suspended (which is treated more as a vacation). And finally, the good ending has Vivienne sealing Helga inside of the Hive. However, this leads to both Vivienne and the Player Character being discharged from the GUARDIANS, turning this into a Bittersweet Ending.
  • Planescape: Torment has five endings, ranging from bittersweet to downright depressing. The main effect — the immortal player character finds out how to die — is retained for all of them; the rest of it mostly deals with what happens with him afterwards, and if your NPC friends survive.
    • Not to mention the Non Standard Game Over endings — one of which involves you accepting the position of Silent King once the advisor knows that you know he's dead — since this is a lifetime appointment, and you're immortal...
  • Radiant Historia plays with this interestingly. In most of the "Nodes" in each of the two histories, it is possible, through certain actions (some less obvious than others), to screw things up so badly that you get "treated" to a (oftentimes horrific and/or tragic) BAD END before being booted to the previous Node to try again. The final ending will also change depending on which sidequests were completed. The 3DS remake also has two more good endings, which become accessible once you achieve the original Gold Ending (complete the main game plus all of the sidequests that impact the ending).
  • In Sailor Moon: Another Story, there are two endings that will play out depending on how you defeat Apsu, who has fused with Sin the second time you fight her:
    • If you beat her with Sailor Moon's team, Sailor Moon will use the Silver Crystal to finish her off, and get Sin to do a Heel–Face Turn like her brother Anshar and the other Oppositio Senshi have. Anshar will then give Chibi-Moon the pendant she accidentally lost on the day they first met and they'll kiss. The Sailor Senshi, Tuxedo Kamen, Luna, and Artemis go back to the present, Hotaru turns back into an infant, and everyone goes home.
    • If Sailor Moon's team falls, it's up to Chibi-Moon's team, but... with her last bit of strength, Apsu tries to attack Chibi-Moon, but Anshar saves her and tries to convince his sister Sin that she's not evil. Once Sin snaps out of it, Luna tells Chibi-Moon to use the Silver Crystal, but the fates of Chibi-Moon and Anshar will change, and she isn't happy about this because they loved each other. And then, the next day, Chibi-Usa bumps into Anshar again like when they first met. Due to his fate being altered, Anshar doesn't remember Chibi-Usa, and neither does Sin. Chibi-Usa asks Setsuna if it's right to leave Anshar alone, and Setsuna says it is because it is fate. Chibi-Usa accepts this, and says that she'll never forget him and she loves him.
  • All three games in the Shadow Hearts series do this. Shadow Hearts has it based on whether you manage to beat a series of side bosses, which is nearly impossible unless you do it in the right order, although this order is provided on an item you get in the game. Oddly, Shadow Hearts: Covenant was actually based on the "bad" ending of the original, not because the good ending is terribly hard to get, but because it fits the tone of the series better. Of course, many of the fans disagreed. Shadow Hearts: From The New World was based on whether or not Tirawa's statues were fully leveled up.
    • Oddly, the ending you get in Shadow Hearts: Covenant is not determined at all by your playing ability or uncovering secrets, but the way you answer a single question toward the end of the game. It can be argued that what this actually tests is how well the player understands Yuri's character, as picking the less in-character response will net you the bad ending (although which answer is really more in-character is quite debatable.) It's also unique in that the good ending is the one where you die, and the bad ending is the one where you live. But it makes perfect sense in the story's context.
    • The prequel, Koudelka, has three endings. The really bad ending happens if you didn't pick up a certain item over the course of the game; the final boss kills everyone as soon as they enter the last area. You get the meh ending if you beat the final boss. And you get the "good" ending if you lose to the final boss — which is way harder and more time-consuming than winning.
  • The PlayStation 2 game Shadow of Destiny had five different endings (actually six — two of them have the same ultimate result, but achieve it in different ways), determined by the choices you made at certain junctures and whether or not you'd witnessed certain missable events. Each ending filled in different details of the over-arcing plot, so it was necessary to play to all five of them to get the full picture of what was going on. Upon having seen all five of the endings, two extra endings became available.; one is the happiest possible ending and one is happy but leaves some unresolved issues. The first involves the hero helping create the Elixer of Life instead of releasing Homunculus, thereby healing Dr. Wagner's wife. The other ending involves removing the Homunculus from existence via a temporal paradox, but Dr. Wagner doesn't get to heal his wife. Both endings still achieve a similar result: without Homunculus setting his plans into motion, underlying reasons of the story never come to pass, and Eike no longer exists because Wagner never wished for eternal youth.
  • Star Stealing Prince has one bad and one good ending, depending on whether the player completed the Bonus Dungeon before taking on the final boss. The difference between the endings is very obvious. In the good ending, everyone escapes on the ship and sets out for lands unknown. In the bad ending...Snowe's demon gets the better of him, and he kills everyone. Both endings are canon. The web novel sequel, Ephemeral Prince, is comprised of two parts: Fleeting, which follows the bad ending, and Permanence, which follows the good ending. They're connected.
  • The Suikoden series of games use these. The Good Ending invariably requires that you find and recruit all 108 possible allies, possibly among other requirements; some even have INCORRECT allies to recruit to add Fake Difficulty to this task.
  • Sweet Home has five endings. The ending you get is determined by how many members of your group are still alive at the end:
    • One survivor: The sole survivor leaves a memorial near the mansion in the hopes that the tragedy that occurred in the mansion, and to their friends, is never repeated.
    • Two or three survivors: The survivors start new lives as the spirits of their deceased friends fly by.
    • Four survivors: The spirits of the dead return home. If only everyone could've made it out...
    • Everyone lives: The documentary is completed. When the heroes' boss turns to them, however, half of his face is rotted off!

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  • The ending of Tales of Symphonia changes depending on whoever is at the top of your Relationship Values. The sequel, naturally, cuts off a branch, but it manages to only make one ending impossible. Zelos is still alive, you see.
    • Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World has 3 endings: The Best Ending, The Good Ending, and the Bad Ending. You get the Best Ending by getting both Ignus' and Tonitrus' Cores and losing to Lloyd and Marta, and it involves Emil splitting from Ratatosk and returning to Earth to live a normal life. You get the Good Ending by losing Ignus and/or Tonitrus to Lloyd, and it involves Emil/Ratatosk and Richter staying in the Ginnungagap. You get the Bad ending by winning the fight against Lloyd and Marta, and it involves Emil killing himself because he injured Marta. The Bad Ending is pretty much a Non-Standard Game Over.
  • Theia - The Crimson Eclipse:
    • Ending A: Nadia is the love interest and Seth chooses to be a vassal. Seth eventually leaves his post as vassal and marries Nadia, becoming the king of Neo-Altilliah.
    • Ending B: Nadia is the love interest and Seth refuses to be a vassal. Seth stays on the moon instead of being with Nadia, though Nadia holds out hope that she'll eventually see him again.
    • Ending C: Martia is the love interest and Seth chooses to be a vassal. Seth and Martia remain in Reyel to run the fief.
    • Ending D: Martia is the love interest and Seth refuses to be a vassal. Seth decides he can't face the families of those he killed, so he joins the Mavericks, with Martia following him.
    • Ending E: This ending can be obtained by losing to the final boss in any phase. Mishra completes the ritual, but spares the party. The party is in despair over seeing Ariathale destroyed by Halcon. Afterwards, he has one final duel with Seth, telling the latter that the two of them are Not So Different in sacrificing others for their "noble" goals, and accepts his death at Seth's hands out of guilt for what he did.
    • Ending X: If Nimrod uses his EX against the final boss, he accidentally becomes an Apostle due to carrying the souls of Neval and Crismaida, resulting in Halcon possessing him and using him to ressurect. He tries to warn Elvett, but the message doesn't get through and no one stops Halcon's revival.
  • Uncommon Time has six. Three are Nonstandard Game Overs and one is a miscellaneous bad ending where Saki dies if you take too long to save him during the Distressed Dude sequence. The other two are the normal ending and the Golden Ending, the latter of which is seen after clearing the Bonus Dungeons.
  • Vampires Dawn: Reign of Blood has five different endings, depending on whether or not The Hero has a high humanity score and how nice he was to his would-be Love Interest. The fifth ending depends on whether or not a certain sidequest was finished and is basically a Sequel Hook version of the canon ending.
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines has several endings, depending on which faction you decide to side with during the final stages of the game. Two of those endings also have alternate branches depending on your Humanity Score.
  • Vandal Hearts II has six different endings (two of which were minor variations on two of the others). Only one really counted as the "good ending", and acquiring it definitely came under Guide Dang It! territory.
  • Venetica has two endings depending whether Scarlett, through dialogue options, fought for either revenge (good ending) or personal power (bad ending).
  • A Very Long Rope to the Top of the Sky has ones unlocked by beating the Final Boss at different points in the story on a New Game+, Chrono Trigger style. They mainly revolve around what various characters would use Ubiquity's powers for.
  • The Wedding has three different endings.
    • Bad Ending: Anima tries to reason with her insane, evil uncle and gets killed by him. Her father's spirit is horrified about this, but chooses to use his own soul and Anima's to overload the portal and destroy it. They succeed and Uncle Jack stumbles towards his sister, who is looking for Anima and her stepson Metus, confessing what terrible things he has done and that both of her children are dead.
    • Bittersweet Ending: Anima kills Jack and gets a sweet, last farewell with her father's spirit, before he and Jack's soul are used to overload and destroy the portal. While Anima gets a goodbye from her father and meets up with her mother, Metus is still dead.
    • Golden Ending: Only available, if Anima has the Totem in her inventory. Enraged while yelling at her uncle, Anima stabs him. Horrified what happened, her father's spirit assures her it was the right thing to do. Realizing that Anima has the Totem, her father says that she can use it to bring back Metus' soul and resurrect him, while her father's and Jack's souls are used to overload and destroy the portal. The portal is destroyed, Metus' soul returns to his body and he is alive again, both going to reunite with their mother.
  • In Warriors: The Road to Immortality: There are multiple ways to play the game, each which slightly changes the story.
    • When fighting the fox near the thicket there are three distinct endings. If you send your protagonist back to camp, you get the bad ending and Kestrelpaw dies, Badgerpaw goes into shock, and Nettlepaw hates your guts. If you fight the fox and manage to escape, you get the good ending and no one dies. If you fight the fox and win somehow, then you get the great ending and Nettlepaw gets her warrior name early.
    • Likewise, when returning from your first patrol across the territory, Nightkit asks you what your favorite spot in all the territory was. Depending on your answer, Nightkit has a chance of dying, especially if you say the Cave is the best spot in the territory. Eaglekit as well if you flee the rogues or don't find her in time.
    • Break the rules and disrespect the Clan enough, and you'll get a Non Standard Game Over where Briarstar kicks you out of ThunderClan. That has separate sub-endings as well, cats will say different things about you depending on your relationships with them.
    • You can also unlock endings where either Badgerpaw become a medicine cat instead of a warrior, or you could be a medicine cat. (Badgerpaw won't be happy with you though.)
    • Shadowclan's aggression also has different endings-ranging from peace to outright war.
  • The first The Witcher game mostly comes down to which faction you side with in the end: the Scoia'tael, the Order, or yourself.
    • The sequel's primary ending changes depend on who the player sided with in the first act, Roche or Iorveth, and whether Geralt decides to help his ally or go save Triss in the Third act.
    • The third game can potentially end with Ciri either becoming the Empress of Nilfgaard at the cost of never seeing Geralt again, formally undergoing the ritual and going on to become a Witcher of considerable renown, or dying and causing Geralt to become a Death Seeker. How you resolve various political questlines can determine who wins the war in the North, who rules in Skellige, whether Emperor Emhyr survives or not, and whether Geralt ends up with Triss, Yen or on his own.
    • Likewise the expansion Hearts of Stone has two potential endings: either Gaunter O'Dimm claims his due from Olgierd and grants Geralt a boon (a magic saddle for Roach, a horn of plenty that provides endless food, a bottle of strong alcohol that never runs out, a considerable sum of money or some information about Ciri that gives the player a clue as to how to get the good ending for the main story); Geralt may also refuse a wish in which case he of course gains nothing, besides the wisdom to not ask Gaunter O'Dimm for anything, or Geralt challenges O'Dimm for the right to Olgierd's soul, wins and Olgierd gives Geralt his prized sabre before departing to turn his life around.
  • Wizardry IV has a "good" ending, an "evil" ending (which also has three distinct branches), and the first-ever Golden Ending in a video game. The good ending involves changing Werdna's alignment and doing tasks for the Citadel, culminating in him becoming a saint and Trebor coming to be reviled. The evil ending has Werdna fight Kadorto and ascend to godhood; how this plays out depends on which of the three magic swords you bring to the Final Boss. The Golden Ending plays out similarly, except with an item that you only get from going to the secret 11th floor of the dungeon and walking the Tree of Life.
  • The World Is Your Weapon: The game has four endings, and the player can view them by talking to Ponmi with the LOL Sword equipped.
    • Ending 1 can be obtained simply by defeating the Final Boss and obtaining the LOL Sword. Weaco and Ponmi briefly reunite with their father's ghost, who apologizes for leaving them behind and tells them that he's proud of them.
    • Ending 2 can be obtained by getting 1 million G in sales, forcing Schivardi to fulfill his promise to fight the Demon Lord. He's defeated by the Demon Lord and is launched all the way to the weapon shop. He decides to take his quest more seriously and thanks Weaco for inspiring him to apply himself. While he still isn't successful in beating the Demon Lord, he does spread word of Weaco and Ponmi's shop, causing their business to boom further.
    • Ending 3 can be obtained by defeating the Demon Lord. Schivardi is angered that Weaco is gaining the fame that he wanted for defeating the Demon Lord, and threatens to kill Ponmi unless Weaco surrenders the title of Demon Lord Slayer to him. Weaco remembers the Demon Lord's words about humanity becoming complacent and needing a moral compass, and proceeds to talk some sense into Schivardi. She and Ponmi start a religion to guide people in the right direction, which also has the convenient side effect of getting them donations for their shop.
    • Ending 4 can be obtained by completing the weapon glossary, making it count as the Golden Ending. Ameno congratulates Weaco on completing the glossary and anoints her as the next God of Weaponry, whose job is to spur the development of weapons and instill a sense of adventure into those who use and collect weapons.
    • Version 2.40 added a secret ending obtainable by picking up all NPCs without selling or discarding them. Demon Lord Dolhabach will be concerned about the disappearance of life on the island and asks Weaco to sell or discard everyone to restore them to their rightful place. If she refuses, Dolhabach will fight her in order to save everyone. After the battle, Weaco looks upon the lifeless wasteland that she created and thinks to herself, "I messed up!"
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