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Call of Duty: Black Ops - officially the best ending ever

Guinness World Records has recognised Call of Duty: Black Ops as having the best ending of any computer game ever made.

What is the best game ending of all time? According to the 13,000 people polled by the Guinness World Records team, it's Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Throwing in a chance for Mason to get some up-close-and-personal vengeance for a murdered friend and delivering a fresh twist to the Kennedy assassination to the soundtrack of the Rolling Stones, Black Ops was named the top game ending in the new Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer's Edition book.

The people at Activision clearly have a knack for a good story, as another Call of Duty title made its way into the top five - Modern Warfare 2 was named at number four.

At number two on the list was Noble Six's defiant final stand in Halo: Reach, while Red or Dead Redemption was in at six and the epic movie ending of Metal Gear Solid 4 made it to number eight.

Attention to detail helped Heavy Rain round out the top ten, with the title boasting a whopping 22 possible endings.

Yet to prove the enduring power of classic games, not all the entries were from the last couple of years. Taking third spot is Nintendo classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Released way back in 1998, the limitations of the 32-bit cartridge have not prevented gamers from remembering the reunion between Link and Zelda fondly.

The epic Final Fantasy VII, first released in 1997, made it to number nine, while the classic Super Mario Bros was at 11.

Gaz Deaves, gaming editor for Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer's Edition, said: "Everyone has an opinion on how to end a game whether it's an epic boss fight, a clever plot twist or a 90-minute movie.

"This list recognises some of the greatest endings and hopefully will get gamers talking about what are their favourites and why."ADNFCR-1220-ID-801291525-ADNFCR