The final moments of Planetside

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R.I.P. Planetside. The massively multiplayer online first-person shooter ran in one form or another from 2003, but as Daybreak Game Company announced in 2016 both Planetside and Legends of Norrath were ready to close doors for good (opens in new tab). And by "close doors" I mean, ruddy great meteors falling from the sky, distracting players while someone on a computer somewhere clicked a button that made the world  go offline.

If you played the original Planetside at any point during its lifecycle—the original run, or its post-2014 free-to-play incarnation—you might like to watch a world you fought and died over being obliterated by flaming chunks of rock. If so, you're in luck—someone recorded the end of Planetside and stuck it up on YouTube. Watch it below.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.