Best PC games with multiple endings:
Before we get into the heart of our list of the best PC Games with Multiple Endings, we’d like to thank everyone who contributed – even if your top choice didn’t make the cut. It’s not as easy as you’d think to narrow down the list of games with multiple endings, as many games have just one or two.
Still, we’ve managed to pick out a few choice games that do the best job of building off of the master, Chrono Trigger, and its time travel mechanic that allowed for multiple branching narratives. Some of you mention that very few games have attempted to build off of Chrono Trigger’s time travel mechanic, while others mention that a game called Shadow of Destiny tried to do something similar. In it, players could go back in time to prevent their own murder.
Naturally, we’ve also included a few spiritual successors to the games on this list, as many of them don’t have multiple endings themselves. Games like Sea of Stars have impressive pixel art and attention to detail, while The Stanley Parable has multiple endings that change the overall story of the game, and a new release with even more. Finally, we’ve got a few games that went all-out in terms of branching storylines and how they reward or punish the player based on their choices.
Sea of Stars
From the creators of Dust: An Elysian Tale, Sea of Stars is a JRPG with impressive pixel art and attention to detail. When the game was successfully Kickstarted, it was described as a “spiritual successor” to Chrono Trigger, owing to its rich world and structure.
After many years of development, Sea of Stars released on Steam Early Access in June 2023. It has since won the hearts of many with its charming story and turn-based combat. It’s not finished yet, but it’s well worth checking out.
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe
Multiple endings are a good way to spice up any game, but what about a game that is almost entirely about multiple endings? In The Stanley Parable, you play as Stanley, a hapless office worker who stumbles upon an existential crisis. It’s a weird game with a weird premise, but it’s a lot of fun.
It’s hard to nail down exactly what The Stanley Parable is, but it’s mainly a satirical commentary on choice and the games we play. You’re free to explore this office building and follow the narrator’s instructions, or you can make your own decisions. You can even carry out the ultimate form of rebellion by not playing the game at all.
Rough around the edges, but with a branching storyline that makes it feel like a tabletop RPG, this spy game is still one of the most underrated games of all time. With a huge number of choices available to you, Alpha Protocol rewards or punishes you based on your decisions. If you choose to shoot first and ask questions later, then you’re likely to find the game a lot tougher than if you play stealthily.
Even if you play the game as a cold-blooded killer, the game still remembers the good guy you were in Mass Effect 2, and it reflects that in your interactions with the game’s many companions. It’s a game that encourages multiple playthroughs and is probably worth another shot now that the game is available on GOG.
Star Ocean 2: The Second Evolution
Despite its reputation for being one of the most difficult JRPGs ever made, Star Ocean 2: The Second Evolution is also remembered as a game that gave players a lot of different options when it comes to its narrative. With 86 different variations on the main story, Star Ocean 2: The Second Evolution is definitely a game that remembers your choices.
Even when you complete the game and find out that you’ve either saved or sacrificed the entire planet, Star Ocean 2: The Second Evolution remembers your choices and offers you an ending assessment. Depending on the choices you made, your character will be remembered as a true hero, a demon, or something in between.
Despite its voice acting and world-building being excellent, some players have found themselves stuck in Disco Elysium with no idea what to do next. Still, many fans of the game praise its voice acting and the attention to detail that the developers put into the game.
It’s also worth noting that the final assessment you receive at the end of Disco Elysium is based on all your choices throughout the game. You will have to play through the game multiple times to experience all the different endings, but you will always be rewarded for your choices along the way.
Fallout: New Vegas
While Fallout: New Vegas shares many similarities with its more recent counterpart, Fallout 4, it’s still a game that offers players a few different endings.