The Last of Us

Ellie and Joel walking around

The Last of Us

The Last of Us’ ending – unlike the most other entries on this list – doesn’t require grandeur, scale, or a giant boss to produce a powerful impact. Instead when Ellie asks Joel the simple question of what happened back at the Fireflies’ HQ when given the chance at saving the world, there is an uneasy sense of subtlety. This makes the lie and betrayal all the more hard to swallow, as you realise that Joel has saved just one life that is important to him rather than saving many.

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