Aside from being a great game, Ghost of Tsushima’s story has some interesting twists. However the biggest revelation is that Ghost of Tsushima has multiple endings. Depending on your choice, it impacts the game world in small but meaningful ways. Here’s what you need to know.
From here on out there will be spoilers for Ghost of Tsushima. So if you haven’t played it, we don’t recommend going any further, unless you’re fine with spoiling the experience for yourself. If the title didn’t give it away, there will be spoilers galore. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
The choice of endings in Ghost of Tsushima occurs after you beat Lord Shimura in a duel after defeating Khotun Khan. You have the option to spare or slay him. Here’s what happens.
Ghost of Tsushima ending: kill Lord Shimura – honour his wish for death
If you press L2 and kill Lord Shimura, Jin would be at his new living quarters known as Dawn Refuge after the end credits. It’s located to the west of the Mamushi Farmstead. You also get a new white Ghost Armour dye called Righteous Punishment. Yuna will tell Jin that she likes his new home, is sorry for what happened to his uncle but what matters is that he’s alive.
Ghost of Tsushima ending: spare Lord Shimura – let him live and walk away
If you press R2 and spare Lord Shimura, he says the Ghost would be hunted for the rest of his days. Jin would be at his new living quarters known as Tradition’s End near Omi Monastery. You also get a new red Ghost Armour dye called Vow of Vengeance. Yuna will tell Jin she likes his new home and wonders if his uncle would pursue them. Jin says he doesn’t think so but sooner or later someone will.
Which Ghost of Tsushima ending is canon?
Sucker Punch hasn’t revealed which Ghost of Tsushima ending is canon, we’ll probably have to wait for a sequel to find out. That said, we won’t be surprised to see Lord Shimura live out his days in the event Sucker Punch plans to revisit feudal Japan. It would make sense for Jin to spare his father figure what with his entire clan dead.
For what it’s worth, Ghost of Tsushima is one of the best games from Sony this year with a fantastic photo mode to boot. Check out our Ghost of Tsushima review, buyer’s guide, and everything else you know about Sony’s PS4 swansong.