Last night I completed Mass Effect 2 for the first time! Everyone survived; I was very careful to do everything right (all the ship upgrades, all the loyalty missions, pick the right people for the right jobs) because I fully intended to make this my only playthrough.
But, out of curiosity, I wanted to see what happened if you DIDN’T do everything right, so I looked up ‘suicide mission bad ending’ and found the above video, which helpfully illustrates. (Warning, character death, obvs.)
Honestly the only thing more painfully hilarious than the Worst Shepard EVER in the video above is some of the comments over on youtube. It’s hard to pick a favorite/least favorite part. Was it Mordin’s screaming over the comm of being ‘not optimal?’ The Normandy having to dive-bomb the Collector ship with its tiny little pea-shooter guns? Shepard giving his big speech to a grand total of 2 people because everybody else is already dead? Or perhaps a 500 pound Krogan being carried off by a cloud of bugs like some horrible reverse Mary Poppins? Hard to say.