We've explained all the endings in The Forgotten City in as spoiler-free of a manner as possible.
There's nothing worse than spoilers in a narrative-heavy game like The Forgotten City. It's often recommended that players spend their first run through exploring and figuring things out on their own. However, for those either achievement hunting, trying to experience everything in-game, or simply get a feel for the game, we've got you covered.
Here are all four endings in The Forgotten City.
The Forgotten City: All Endings Explained
Each ending is listed under its own subheading, below. Obviously, these are general explanations, and every one is subject to caveats depending on the individual actions of the player.
1. "Canon" Ending
This ending requires players to collect all four plaques (Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Sumerian—regardless of what Khabash says about it). They need to take the tablets to the Great Temple and speak with the Lord of the temple about the Golden Rule. The strategy here is to threaten him and kill his lover, taking her crown in the process. Then, simply warp to the next cycle and confront the Lord again with the crown.
2. Basic Ending
This is the quickest and simplest way to end the game. Players need to obtain a weapon as quickly as possible for this—so it's worth noting that those with the soldier background start off with a gun. Otherwise, they'll need to grab that wooden bow off of Fabia's assassin in the Bath House.
Next, head to the Sentius Villa and take out the Magistrate. This will immediately warp the player back to the modern day—though other characters won't be so happy with them.
3. Free Sentilla
To achieve this ending, players need to gain access to the Upper Cistern. This can be done in two ways—either by obtaining the Golden Bow from the Shrine of Diana or by helping Galerius win the election.
Those who get the bow can shoot part of the tree nearest the upper level and create a platform to climb up. Meanwhile, players who help Galerius will gain a key to the area once he frees Duli.
From there, all that's left to do is meet and immediately free Sentilla.
4. Save the City
If players want to help save the citizens from their fate, they'll need to meet Sentilla—much like the ending explained above. However, instead of freeing her at first sight, they should disagree with her breaking the Golden Rule. Then, warp back to find Galerius and tell him what's up. Players can urge him to gather as many citizens of the city as possible. He should agree, which is the cue to return to Sentilla, free her, and tell her Galerius is headed her way.