To Link the Fire and The Dark Lord are the two endings that can be chosen in Dark Souls. These are popularly referred to as "the Fire ending" and "the Dark ending". The original ending to Dark Souls 2 sees the player take control of the Throne of Want after defeating Nashandra, at this point, the game fades out and it is unclear whether the chosen undead decided to link the flame again or become the Dark lord. Dark Souls 3 is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. There are no other requirements, aside from defeating the final boss, to access either ending. I found the good ending was kind of weak but then again, I had killed the head of the boob brigade before then, not sure if that eliminated stuff or not. https://darksouls.fandom.com/wiki/Ending?oldid=295045. Although it is tempting to say that the true ending is taking the throne and eventually linking the flame since Dark Souls 3 exists, the alternate ending provides a lot more potential moving forward. An age of dark was always the final state for the world of Dark Souls, as the age of fire and the repeated linking of the flames simply prolonged the inevitable. Given the martyr-like journey the player takes as the Chosen Undead, the true "good ending" is determined by what they feel is the right thing to do. A one-stop shop for all things video games. After defeating the final boss, The Soul of Cinder, the player character steps towards the First Flame and sets themselves alight. RELATED: Dark Souls 3: 10 Weapons That Make The Game Too Easy (& How To Obtain Them). Future games in the series deal with an identical choice; reignite the First Fire or let it finally die out. Dark Souls is a 2011 action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Namco Bandai Games.A spiritual successor to FromSoftware's Demon's Souls, the game is the second installment in the Souls series. This paired with the uncertainty regarding the timeline of the franchise points toward another possibility. This is particularly important given the endings of Dark Souls 3, but it is likely that the chosen undead did leave to find a new alternative. Dark Souls as a series is notorious for its incredible difficulty, unforgiving mechanics, overwhelming boss fights, and amazing soundtrack, but it is also notable for its use of numerous alternate endings in each entry. Though there are three games in the series, there's no telling how many cycles actually took place and when the light finally faded. Dark Souls I's overarching theme is about the start of the cycle. Long before the release of Dark Souls 3, it had been clear to the quieter few that any “true” ending to Dark Souls as a whole would have to exist outside the fourth wall in the mind of the individual, not unlike the Usurpation of Fire, in which male and female, fire and dark, are combined in ritual and in metaphor. The good ending -> Darkness, this is Dark Souls after all. The entirety of Dark Souls is built around the concept of an enduring cycle, the rise and fall of great kingdoms, and a desperation to keep light alive. Furthermore, the timeline of the Dark Souls games as well as how (or if) they are all actually are connected is unclear. Dark Souls games are notorious not just for their difficulty, but for the numerous endings the player can unlock throughout the course of each game. In sacrifice, the Chosen Undead links the First Flame as Gwyn had done before him/her, thus fulfilling Kingseeker Frampt's goal of continuing the Age of Fire. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. Dark Souls Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Unlike the previous games, Dark Souls 3 actually has three endings, but also unlike the previous game, they are all almost identical. The Chosen Undead may choose to perpetuate the Age of Fire, or instead bring about the Age of Dark.