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It’s understandable why this change to the ending was made for the game. Video games are a different experience from cinema in that, since the audience is the active participant that drives the story to its conclusion, the ending should ideally serve as a reward for that effort. Maintaining the nihilistic ending of the movie would admittedly be dissatisfying for players who’ve sunk hours into the game, and have thus felt a more direct connection to Tony’s journey – not to mention accurately following the movie’s ending would have meant Scarface; The World is Yours’ plot never would have happened at all.

Since its release in 1983, Brian De Palma’s Scarface has stood near the top in the annals of gangster cinema. Al Pacino’s testosterone and coke-fueled lead role, the pumped-up ’80s soundtrack, rags-to-riches story, and downpour of blood-soaked violence make for an epic that stands the test of time. It’s all tied together by the brutal ending sequence at Tony Montana’s mansion. In the vein of other De Palma classics like Phantom of the Paradise, Carrie, Blow-Out, and Carlito’s Way, it is an ending which is poetic in its inevitable tragedy and carnage. Yet, if one takes into account the 2006 video game Scarface: The World Is Yours, the fate of Tony Montana is a much different one than what viewers saw on the silver screen.

In the final sequence of the 1983 Scarface movie, Tony Montana’s home is attacked by the armed mercenaries of Bolivian cocaine kingpin Alejandro Sosa. The cocaine-addled protagonist makes his final stand, bellowing, “Say hello to my little friend!” as he mows down a chunk of the hitmen invading his compound. But as he’s riddled with bullets on his indoor balcony, Tony is finally finished off by “The Skull,” a ruthless hitman who shoots him from behind.

The ending of Brian De Palma’s Scarface is changed significantly by the 2006 video game, in a way that’s admittedly more satisfying for players.

A Different, But Not Better, Ending for a Different Medium

Scarface: The World Is Yours, meanwhile, flips the script. In this case, it’s Tony Montana who infiltrates Sosa’s compound in Bolivia after surviving the attack on his mansion at the end of the film. Armed to the teeth, he similarly plows through waves of henchmen, profanities and insults flying as freely as his bullets. He eventually kills Sosa, sparing one of his henchmen to be his butler. The final shot of the game is a far happier one for Tony, who’s sitting in a jacuzzi with his girlfriend, more powerful and swaggering than ever.

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That said, the movie’s ending is clearly the apropos finale for the saga of Tony Montana. The essence of Scarface is the inevitable backlash to an endless lust for power, as Tony’s constant killing and betrayal of others sows the seeds of a devastating fall. It also reflects the hollowness of his rise to the top. Even though he got everything he wanted, it proved meaningless in the end, punctuated brilliantly by the neon “THE WORLD IS YOURS” sign looming over Tony’s bloodied corpse floating in his pool. Still, it’s understandable why the game changed it. It will be interesting to see how the forthcoming Scarface reboot concludes its take on the story.

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“I kill a communist for fun, but for a green card, I gonna carve him up real nice” – Tony Montana in Scarface

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