Top Ten Saddest Deaths In Video Games

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The Top Ten

1
Lee Everett - The Walking Dead Video Game
I know this game is fairly recent, and it's incredibly underrated, but after developing as a character, you know Lee was amazing, who'd do anything to protect the 8 year old Clementine. So, when he was bitten, I thought that you cut of the arm, then he wouldn't die (just like Rick Grimes in the comic series). Unfortunately, it didn't work out like that. So, with just you and Clementine, and Lee's half zombified, you have the decision of whether letting Clemmy shoot you or leave you. Either way, it's a deeply saddening scene, and in which many Youtubers that played the game cried at this scene, like myself. Not bad for game of the year.
You are so emotionally attached to him! You spend five episodes doing nothing but protecting Clem and he gets bit? LEE? No, not Lee, Lee is invincible! And the when you saw Clem's tears as she lifted the gun... I bawled my eyes out. How can you not?
There are few video games that have left me helpless in the real world. Games that have left not wanting to touch another game for weeks. This was one of them, I had become so attached to all the people in this game and so intent on protecting Clementine and I was left with the most heart wrenching decision at the end. Wonderful game. But so emotionally scaring.
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2John Marston - Red Dead Redemption
You know no other game affected me for months since John Marston's death I cryed for months all he did just to see his family his wife, son, and surprisingly he missed Uncle. Here's something to think about in the I know you stranger task the third time you encounter him he's in Beecher's Hope he said " you know John this is a nice spot" that spot is where John Marston is buried later in the game then John Marston replies to him " tell me your damn name or I want be responsible for my actions" then The strange man said "oh you will you will be responsible" him saying that means he knows John will die and he knows where he would be baried. John should be number 1!
It was a fitting and worthy death, and it was so appropriate, but nevertheless, it made me tear up. I wanted John Marston's happy ending so bad.
This one crushed me inside. It was completely unexpected and it took my breath away. You learn so much and get so attached to see it all go away... A legendary character, game, and ending
HMS
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3Soap MacTavish - Modern Warfare 3
I was in shock when he died. Price's reaction just pushed it over the top for me. We got to see this awesome character from the time when he started off as a little nobody Sgt all the way to the badass Cpt MacTavish we love and mourn.
One of the saddest deaths in Call of Duty history. Soap was a complete badass. Shooting Zakhaev at the last moment, throwing that knife in Shepherds eye.R.I. P to one of the best FPS characters ever.
The saddest death I've ever seen. I was in tares when I saw him die. Price's scream's just made it sadder. But, the one thing that really made it: Price placing the Colt 1911 that Soap used to kill Zakheav on his chest.R.I. P the best Call of Duty character ever.
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4Sarah - The Last of Us
Definitely should be higher on the list. Even though it's at the beginning of the game and you haven't really connected with the characters yet, you still see the connection Sarah had with her dad and you feel Joel's mourning over losing his daughter as he holds her in his arms. Made me tear up, and that's pretty difficult.
Can somebody explain to me why this death is only number 10? I think it's the saddest death in any video game. Even sadder than Lee's death from The Walking Dead, Noble Six's death from Halo Reach. And yes, this is even sadder than Isara's death from Valkyria Chronicles. I mean, what other death made me in a depressed mood for 3 straight days.

wjacob313

I can't believe this isn't number one honestly. I have never felt more responsible for the safekeeping of a video character in my life. I truly felt like it was my fault that Sarah died, and that she truly was my daughter, and that we truly did have memories together. Weird to think, but true.
Also, that look she gave you when she was dying beneath your eyes. It's like she was shocked that you could have let something so terrible happen to her. Having three sisters and all of them being "Daddy's little girl", I knew how heart-wrenching the whole thing was.
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5Dominic Santiago - Gears of War 3
Sadly we all knew it was coming just wasn't exactly sure how it would come about, and when it did finally happen it was an emotion felt world wide. He did get what he wanted he is with maria again in a better place. Rest in peace Dom you did delta squad proud.
It wasn't that I had grown particularly close to Dom, or even thought this game was anything fantastic, but the way that Dom's death was presented, the situation, and his attitude, not to mention something he had found earlier in the game (won't spoil) as well as... Well, pretty much everything about this scene... Just so sad. So... Down to earth and touching. I don't cry during games, they just don't get me emotional... But this one made me the closest I have ever been.

Kazzong

I never cry at deaths of game characters but I cried here I just couldn't help myself especially as he done it for marcus
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6Ghost - Modern Warfare 2
I wish I would have been there in real life. I would have wasted m last bit of energy just to pull the gun from Shepherd, kill him, me and Ghost could jack the helicopter, we would kill the pilots, and me and Ghost could ride of to kill Makarov.
It's so weird, everyone just develops this feeling that ghost is so awesomely awesome... Ghost, you will be missed and that knife in Shepard's eye was dedicated to you
saddest death in modern warfare 2. R.i.P Ghost
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7Joker - Batman: Arkham City
When I saw joker die I wasnt in tears exactly. I was in more than tears. I was in pain at the sight of seeing one of the best villains of history dying and in that night I couldn't sleep at all seeing my favorite villain die. I wanted to cry that night but I guess it was just the shock
Just the shock! I bawled my head out
His death signaled the end of an era
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8Aerith - Final Fantasy VII
The thing about Aerith's death in Final Fantasy VII is that you know it's coming, so you make sure to use Aerith and interact with her as much as you can before she dies. Then when the time comes, despite you knowing it's coming, it's absolutely heartbreaking because you spent so much time with her. Complete with a gut-wrenching stab right through her torso and the emotional "Aerith's Theme" playing in the background, and you have the saddest video game death ever.
During y first play through I was shocked that Aerith was suddenly killed by Sephiroth. It was very emotional for me as a kid. Combined with the music mad it even sadder. Finally When I beat Crisis Core, I replayed FF7 and Aerith's death was not only sad, but it was... Happy. Aerith would finally be reunited with her hero Zack. Long live the last ancient, Aerith.
Aerith holds a special place in my heart. I was eight and had to watch one of my favorite characters die, my parents had me pause the game. I was already crying when they told me that my grandmother had died of her Lou Gehrig disease. Aerith and her death are entwined with my grandmother and will always be the saddest death in video game history to me.
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9Zack Fair - Crisis Core
In the end he has to kill his close friend Sephiroth, gets made an experiment for four years, has to kill Genesis after trying his hardest to save him, watches the Director as well as the Angeal clone both die right in front of him, finds a letter saying Aerith has sent him 89 letters and waited for his return for four year then just as he is close to reaching Midgar to see her again gets ambushed by the Shinra army just to die in the end protecting his best friends life. He becomes a hero just as he dies and still manages to die with a smile on his face. I always found Cloud's scream during that scene to be just so heartbreaking as well considering he watched his friend and mentor die protecting him when he probably could have easily lived had he left cloud behind and made a run for it.
"Hey, would you say I became a hero? " I think that was the one that mad it so sad. That's all he ever wanted and when he finally gets it, he dies. I must say I cried like a baby. He was my favorite character in the game.
The thing about Crisis Core is that you never feel like you've beaten this game. You know his death is coming, but yet you play and you fight anyway; part of you not accepting that it ends with his death. In the end, no matter what, the game FORCES you to loose. I couldn't function as a human for days after I finished the game. All I did was writhe around on the floor for a few days, unable to even form a coherent thought. To this day I can't hear the name without getting a lump in my throat. Zack died a hero, and to this day he's my favorite character of all time. He should be #1
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10Mordin Solus - Mass Effect 3
You got so attached to Mordin by playing ME2, and he gave his life as an act of heroism to make amends to his mistake, as he finally realizes the Genophage was wrong. He was one of the best characters of Mass Effect, and I think it's safe to say that whoever played this at heart shed a couple tears when this guy died.
Mordin - I would have liked to run tests on those sea shells.
Shepard - I'm sorry Mordin.
Mordin - It had to be me... Someone else might have gotten it wrong.
"It had to be me... Someone else might have gotten it wrong. "

An amazingly powerful line. Bioware is known for amazing dialog, but this was a truly heart wrenching goodbye.
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The Contenders

11Noble 6 - Halo Reach
It was sad, kinda makes me hesitate when I replay the game.
Also I would just like to state for the record. I think the death or foe-hammer in the first Halo was the saddest in game death in the halo series.
Should be number 1 not enough to make me cry but still pretty sad. Cortana dieing in halo4 was pretty upsetting to.
This spartan is one bad a$$ guy! The death's of all of noble team was sad
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12Henry Tomasino - Mafia II
In the same way that Rue's death sparked District 11's uprising and Katniss Everdeen's sadness, Henry Tomasino's death sparked an outraged Joe Barbaro and a saddened Vito Scaletta into slaughtering millions at the Red Dragon restaurant.
Henry Tomasino was one of the best characters in Mafia 2 and he was butcherd by the Triads and when Vito Scalatta and Joe Barbaro go to Henrys corpse there was sad music playing in the background and some of the gangs think Henry was a rat but if Henry was a rat or not, he is still a great character because he helps Vito and Joe make money, do buisiness with the familes and help them expand in Empire Bay.
The way he died was pretty harsh I mean he was screaming and I'm guessing he saw Vito and Joe coming to save him got his hopes up and then he died
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13Jack - BioShock
But he didn't die... Except the ending where all the little sisters you bring to the surface are all at your death bed.

14Tidus - Final Fantasy X
After going through the game you really get used to the characters especially Tidus and when disappears at the end leaving yuna all alone and possibly never to see her love again is really depressing and even more depressing when the music is playing and the fact he knew he was going to die makes it even worse as he had already accepted his fate

15Your Character - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 2
This was personally the first video game death that made me cry. Such an amazing game to follow it perfectly with an amazing scene as it was the protagonist's fate to leave the world to protect it.
I've seen it ten times and I still cry. The heart-wrenching dialogue and the now famous music, I Don't Want to Say Goodbye, make this death a really special one. Definitely should be higher than 30.
How this is only number 15, the world may never know. Maybe 'cause you come back after the credits, but honestly, the impact had already happened. That, and not many people hand actually seen that post credit scene, so... Yeah, there is no reason for number 15
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16Kenny - The Walking Dead
Kenny lets Shawn die at the beginning when he panics, when Ben does the same it causes Kenny's wife and son to die and Kenny hates Ben for it yet at the very end Kenny dies fighting to save Ben and dies in the process, a fitting end for a brilliant character
Duck was kinda annoying, but he was way too young, and he died in a lot of pain from the walker bite.
He didn't actually die he just got out in time.
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17Ethan Mars - Heavy Rain
I cried for about an hour, its so sad

18The Boss - Metal Gear Solid 3
I admit, Big Boss's death is sad, but he died normally. Well, almost normally, because of that virus. But I think in the original MGS3, you were forced to shoot The Boss. At the end of MGS3 HD, it was kinda like Fox's death, couldn't shoot her. In fact, her death is one of the few that made me tear up. She was a true patriot, even though she is considered a traitor and a monster.
The boss gave up everything for her country only to go down as a traitor and nobody was to know what she actually did for her country not to mention that big boss her own pupil had to be the one to kill her.
By the time you finally understand her, you have to kill her. When you literally have to pull the trigger after the battle, it is just devastating!
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19Roxas - Kingdom Hearts 2
I seriously hope he returns as his own person in the later games because his continuous 'death' scenes are killing me here :( just allow him to exist already!

20Commander Shepard - Mass Effect 3
It brought me to a bond with him he was the great person and I think he shall come again out of the fire of this destruction as the savior again and defend this galaxy with peace and leave harmony in his death he is a real life saver ill miss him I still can't replay the game after 8 months you think it's just a video game character at first but then it becomes real and shakes you all the adventures all the friends and everyone dies in some cases he died a noble death and has now gone to videogame heaven with other ones like the Krogers and other countless species and others will die in the under realm where they should be he is the best friend ever.
He/she has the saddest death ever. Not just because Shepard was dead but because I would never find out if they ever got to have little blue children with liara. Putting in well over 100 hours with all these characters made the story seem real and with shepards death it was over. Watching shepard sacrifice himself while in his last moments thought of all the people near to him just gave me so many feels.
After playing through countless hours across three games you become commander Shepard. When he dies a part of you dies with him (or her). This is the only time I have ever came close to crying at the end of a game. This is way too low on the charts, #1 in my mind.
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21Claus - Mother 3
Man, if more people knew about this game, this would definitely be higher on the list. So, this kid is the twin brother of the protagonist. So no doubt they shared a strong bond. When their mother dies, he risks his life and apparently dies trying. HE'S ALREADY DEAD AT THIS EARLY POINT IN THE GAME. But wait! It turns out the bad guys found him and BASICALLY TURNED HIM INTO A CYBORG. He had no recollection of his former life, it seems, and he was nothing but a servant to the tyrant. Can you imagine dying, then getting reconstructed into nothing but a cyborg, completely controlled with absolutely no idea you had a life before? Imagine taking it all in when you realize you're trying to kill your twin brother in the final battle, suddenly waking up. And who snaps you out of it? You're dead mother's spirit, who's beggin you not to kill your only brother. The suicide thing was shocking (no pun intended), but looking at it this way, it really puts evything together. Claus's death was so depressing, as his father's searches were in vain, and his reunion with his brother was cut short. How is this not higher on the list?
Mother 3 has a lesson to tell and does so in the most sorrowful way possible. Not so much the deaths themselves, but the meaning surrounding it. Flint's reaction to Hinawa's death is sure to wrench at your gut, and if you battle your way to the very end, your greeted with an incredibly climactic and emotional battle with your own brother. The developer was clearly relentless, because even after the longest battle in the game, your brother still ends up dead, and your faced with a decision to either give the world fresh life or simply end it. Then the world ends. Do you really want to know why Mother 3 isn't available in English? The translators couldn't see the text through their own tears.
I completely expected Claus to be the final boss, but I did not expect him to commit suicide at all! The way that Mr. Itoi writes the scene makes it sadder, because it goes into so much detail. "Claus is gazing at Lucas", "Lucas wanted to cry", "Lucas doesn't know what to do anymore" it's all so heart wrenching... And that one line, "Come to your mother's arms"... *sniff*
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22Xion - Kingdom Hearts 358/2 days
I cried HARD not only for the death, but the fact that Roxas had to kill one of his only best friends. His sadness is one of the huge things that really struck me. With the "fact" that Nobodies have no emotion, I cried more when Roxas started to cry. But I can admit... Xion's death was a beautiful death because she died in the arms of her best friend and she faded into light.
Roxas forced to kill his best friend to ave his other half. He held her as she died in his arms. I legitimately cried though the whole scene.

SavagePickle

She not only sacrificed herself to save those she cared about along with someone she didn't even know, but did so knowing that it would mean giving up her existence and everyone would forget her.
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23Piers Nivans - Resident Evil 6
Piers Nivans was suppose to take over for Chris as the leader unfortunately fate had other plans, out of the the selflessness of his heart he allows Chris to escape choosing to remain behind R.I. P Piers.

egnomac

Saddest scene in the whole RE series.. I cried a lot.. Piers sacrifice for Chris..

24Lisa - Silent Hill
she was SO innocent and did not deserve to die! I was so extremly sad when she died and she was bleeding. Also the music. And the picture I seen of what she looked like in that japan book of silent hill on the aftermath of her transformation. It was super sad to me.

25Luna - Zero Escape: Virtues Last Reward
This is easily the saddest death on a handheld console in my opinion. While the other deaths were either suicide (Alice), killed by Dio (Tenmyouji, Clover, and K) or killed due to the other one finding out (Dio), Luna's was more different. At the end, only four people live (Sigma, Phi, Quark, and Luna). Sigma decides to stay behind to find Luna. When he finds her at the garden, he believes that it wasn't Luna who killed the other five. After explaining everything, she ends up going offline due to her being a GAULEM. Her ending had the saddest death and to this point, it's actually made tear up more than Sarah's death from The Last Of Us and Lee's death from The Walking Dead. Her death wasn't part of the main storyline, but still I teared up.

wjacob313

Oh heck, luna's death transformed my bedroom into a pool of tears. The feels, the feels!

26Cole Phelps - L.A. Noire
This was the first time I had cried in a video game, next being Lee from the walking dead
I agree the only death in a game (along with Lee) that made me tear up
God. I couldn't believe it when Cole died :'(

27Big Boss - Metal Gear Solid 4
The saddest ending to a game right after the best boss battle in history. How is this not number one? I totally agree with the guy below me, I actually cried!
Get this Modern Warfare crap off here. There's nothing sad about someone dying in a first person shooter
Really guys? 19, I mean REALLY, come on, if this wasn't
The saddest moment in video game history, then Hitler
Is god
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28Nicole Brennan - Dead Space
What makes it all the sadder is the whole game you were fighting of the Necromorphs the you were hoping she was still alive eventually you finally see her half way and your convince that she's going to make it until your betrayed at the end by Kendra who forces you to watch the entire video from early revealing that Nicole has been dead since the beginning not only that but she took her own life while she tearly says she's sorry it had to be this way, Issac's guilt over Nicole's death ultimately becomes the main backbone in Dead Space 2.

egnomac

It must really suck to be Issac Clark survive being torn to pieces by Necromorphs only to learn your girlfriend has been dead the whole time.

egnomac

I loved Nicole because A: Brennan is actually my name and B: She just one brave bada$$ girl who just was awesome

29Isara - Valkyria Chronicles
Definitely one of the saddest scene. Isara is quite a likeable character since she managed to accomplish so much at such a young age. More so, when she accomplish them with so much adversities in her life.

She is also likeable in that the discrimination she has faced in her life did not make her bitter. Instead, she had dreams such as of having her kind be accepted and invent an aircraft to fly with her brother.

What made her death so sad is that Isara had so much going for her. Isara had many talents and quite skill at her trade. Now she will never reach her dreams.

I will always cry when I see this scene because Isara is one of my favorite characters and a lot of stuff has happened to her during her short life time. She is my favorite underrated video game character and her death makes me cry every time just like Noble 6's death in Halo: Reach. RIP Isara (1919-1935).

wjacob313

The games characters are all so endearing they all make an emotional connection with the gamer. Isara's death is so sudden and unexpected of such an innocent and likable character it is incredibly sad. It serves as a good example of the deaths and sacrifices that occur in any conflict.
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30Yusuf Tazim - Assassin's Creed Revelations
Yusuf's death should be #1. Soap's and Ghost's death didn't show any emotion.
The speech was what made it real... And the follow-up mission. The saddest part is just to imagine what was happening in the hideout during the hours before Ezio found his body.
This is the 2nd saddest death in any video game after Desmond Miles's death

31E-102 Gamma - Sonic Adventure DX
So sad when Gamma realized who he is. When he set off to free his family it ends with the confrontation between him and his brother, and They both end up shooting each other. The music at the end is sad as well.

Shadsilvson11

The developers originally were going to have gamma shoot himself in the head but Sega said that would be too graphic. I cried too. I loved gamma and his quest for freedom and to save the animals
It was real sad when Gamma had died at the end. What really sold it was the picture at the end and the music. This was probably the only death in a video game that made me cry. R.I.P Gamma.
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32Johnny - To the Moon
"Because one day, I'm going to befriend one of them". When or if you already played this you will/would know the true sadness of that quote. To The Moon in my opinion is the saddest game, well the I have played and highly-highly recommend it for those who have not played it yet. Made by Free Bird Gaming and sold very cheaply not buying it would be a moral insult. So leaving on that, it is a very good, emotional, well thought out game unchallenged by what others see them selves to be considered challengers of this game, but its all up to YOU.
Damnit why isn't this with the top 10? I guess fancy graphics is what attracts people to playing video games now. The story of To The Moon is funny, sad, happy... I can't describe it in words. One of the best games I've ever played. You get really attached to Johnny since you see him grow up and you really feel for the the guy. By the end your heart is already torn to pieces and then the game just puts those pieces on fire. Highly recommended to anyone.
This, is literally the saddest game I have ever played... It kicked my heart in the ass, nothing is sadder than this game.
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33Mikau - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Link plays the Song of Healing, a sad song already, while Mikau is given flashbacks to his long history and fades away out of his memories to his death as the song comes to a close. He was assaulted by Gerudo pirates and left to die on the shore at Great Bay, and nobody realizes that he has died
Needs to be in top tens, seriously.

34Agro - Shadow of the Colossus
Whilst you were all caught up in your senseless (even though for the right reasons) killing of these 16 ancient creatures who never wronged you in any way whatsoever, it was apparent from the very beginning that Agro wanted no part of it but only aided you out of love to you. When Agro (SPOILER ALERT) sacrificed herself to save you, that brought me to tears. Agro didn't deserve any of this. And it was your fault, MY fault, that she died.

35Hinawa - Mother 3
How could so few people vote for Hinawa's death scene.
I mean, if you have a different opinion cool but...
FLINT starts to attack the other villagers because he's so upset and gets sent to prison IN FRONT OF HIS SONS EYES!
And every now again the game will give you a painful reminder of this through flash backs and vision of a ghost Hinawa!
And that ending, oh god that ending...
You have not seen a sad game until you have played mother 3. Hinawa's death is of massive emphasis to that fact. The incredible deppression following her death makes it even sadder, and if that isn't enough you are given countless scenes where lucas reunites with Hinawa's spirit, and then loses her all over again. Than your brother dies... By suicide, and than the world ends. Mother 3 is a see how long you can last before crying.
I cried so hard when this happened. Poor little Lucas and Claus...
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36Kratos - God of War

37Sandman - Modern Warfare 3
It was terrible! The whole time I was playing that part, I was yelling, "Get on the ' chopper, dude! " Then when he said to just go, I was screaming in my head, "NO! I STARTED TO LOVE YOU! WHY YOU MAKE SUCH SACRIFICE FOR ME AND RUSSIAN PRESIDENT?! " D':
Sandmans death was extremely sad his last moments fighting off enemies with his gun while the camera slowly panned back and forth until the helicopter got hit by the RPG. The soundtrack heroes went perfect with him
From the very beginning when he threw you that first clip you got emotionally attached to sandman. And then after all of the mission time played with him I found myself wishing over and over again after he died that you would hear his voice on the radio only to be let down.

38Axel - Kingdom Hearts 2
This death was one of the saddest deaths I have ever seen! Axel has had both his best friends taken away from him and now he sacrifices himself to save Sora because of the resemblance to his best friend Roxas. Poor Axel...
He was the one of the coolest characters in kingdom hearts

39The Dog - The Walking Dead Season 2
I can't stand animal deaths because they seem so helpless

40Sergeant Johnson - Halo 3
It's very sad when you play guilty spark cause Johnson dies. He was such a badass character in halo 2 and 3 and when he died it was really sad. Even if he didn't die he still would have never been seen again, what are the odd they would just bring him back in halo 4, they didn't bring back anyone else besides chief and cortana who also had a sad death. Anyways it was really sad when Johnson died cause he was so important. Halo reach also had the death of all the major characters.
Sergeant Johnson was one of the only people Chief has known for a long time and when he died I cried. Sgt. Johnson was one of Master Chief's only friends and he died a hero.
He was like an uncle to John, a crazy uncle that was so badass he could never die. But he did go out with a bang just as he wanted...
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41Naomi - Metal Gear Solid 4
A lot of people say her death was pointless... A lot of people are dumb
she created vamp, injected snake with foxdie, and her brother is dead (not
to mention the fact that fox told snake to tell her that he killed her parents but instead told her to "live out her life") when she was observing snake, and saw that he was all old, she cried. She couldn't find a way out of working for liquid and the patriots, couldn't get rid of the guilt that she is the reason snake is dying, couldn't get rid of the guilt that she made vamp immortal, couldn't get rid of the guilt that she cheated on otacon, and possibly knew that fox killed her parents. She could find a way out of all that and people think her suicide was just another pathetic excuse to make otacon sad? Retards!

42Marty - Mafia II

43Maria - Gears of War 2

I think that what makes so sad is that, from a dynamic gruff type of shooter like gears, Marias death and the emotional way it happened was at least unespected, the fact that the scene was incredibly well played helps a lot too.

I was all like "Yay Dom found her! " and then I was like, " wait, what's happening? " and then I was all like, "That's so weird! " and then I was all like, "No, that can't happen! " *sob*
RIP
Maria

TheNewGuy132


44Alex Weiss - Tomb Raider

45Henry - The Last of Us
This scene was epic, you could see it coming but if you have a younger bro it just gets you even more. All the deaths in the game were pretty sad.

46Eli Vance - Half-Life 2: Episode 2 (The Orange Box)
The way that episode. 2 ended was just beautifully amazing. They really did a good job portraying Eli's death scene. You never really got deeply attached but the way it ended was just wow. Your helpless while you watch him die
Eli vance was a awesome character in half life 2 he was the father of a major character, alyx vance
This is really sad. You thought the strider fight was the end of the game but then there goes eli
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47Richard Aiken - Resident Evil

48Omid - The Walking Dead Season 2

49Booker Dewitt - BioShock Infinite
Booker DeWitt might have been a bad guy who frequently gambled and sold his daughter in order to clear his debt, but still watching him drown had me in tears.
How was he not even on here until I added him. I was shaking by the time the ordeal was over, so sad.

50Alex Mason - Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Not on? Have people forgoten about these 2? They died so painfully I cried because it was to unexpected plus you get very attached to these guys especially Alex
Actually, if you shoot mason in the leg, and not the head, there is a different ending... Sorry if spoilers.

51Luis Sera - Resident Evil 4
This is the saddest death not just in videogames, but it is sadder than any death in a movie
I posted this when it was below 106. Now I found it on 37 when I came back to this site thank you fans of re 4 and welcome.

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52Carley - The Walking Dead
If you choose to save her in episode one you can clearly see their is a realationship building with carley and lee. And lily just murders carley for no reason
I knew that Lily was bad news. They should've dumped that psycho before she was able to kill Varley.

53Altair - Assassin's Creed Revelations
Alair died a hero. Restoring honer to the Assassain order, to which he devoted his life. A fitting death for such an amazing character, who I've grown to like even more. He was always viewed by me as the best assassin to ever live.
The protagonist of the first game in the series, a great leader of the order and a man who had so many secrets dying after living a life full of danger and agony!
This seems to be pretty sad when Ezio finds him.

54Yuri - Modern Warfare 3
Yuri dedicated his life to avenge his own self (in a way). Captain Price Doubted him and that was so sad how he was left dead. =(
He did shoot his friend!
Yuri wasn't in the series for long except he was a great character
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55Zeke Dunbar - inFAMOUS
Friend against friend... Brother against brother, even. Seemed to me they've been through so much, only for corrupted Cole to kill him. It isn't right, really. He stood against his friend, knowing full well of his power, if only to beat him for the greater good. How sad for it to end the way it had.
The part when he shot cole (which didn't have any effect on him since he has superpowers) then after that I was forced to kill him. That left me in tears I watched slowly as he sank to the ground with each shot and I couldn't take it anymore
One of the best sidekicks in any hero game, he tried to help even without power. He only tried to kill Cole because he was trying to save the humans, yet he died a noble death.
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56Thane Krios - Mass Effect 3

57Mike Harper - Black Ops 2
His death made me cry it was so sad, I had no choice but to do that just to get the best ending D;
Option whether to die but on the game I shot him by mistake I wish I hadnt R.I. P Harper

58Johnny Gat - Saint's Row: The Third
Johnny Gat has been my favourite character since the start of Saints Row and he died by helping his friends. Always miss him
Johnny Gat was/is awesome and no one could ever take that away form him. He will forever be a crazy guy that everyone loves.
I can't believe they killed him those morning star will pay
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59Steve Burnside - Resident Evil: Code Veronica
He's still alive, as Wesker's "son", Jake Muller. In the RE6 Jake/Sherry campaign, the main theme is about promises, as is the theme in CV. In addition, he has a patch on his sleeve that reads "La Nuevo Vita", which translates to "The New Life". This is only a theory as of now, and has yet to be proven.
Are you serious? He had to die in order for Code Veronica to continue. Why? What? Why? Just Beating Metal Gear Solid 4, this is easily the saddest moment in not only Resident Evil Games, but in video games as well.

wjacob313

Even though I'm more into Claire & Leon, I still think he was so sweet & interesting character. I loved him. And I'm sure, Claire Redfield loved him too

Irina2932

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60Liu Kang - Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance

61Damas - Jak 3
Jak finding out that Damas is father after he died

62Roland - Borderlands 2
A very sad death
It was so sad

63Annette Birkin - Resident Evil 2

64Roach - Modern Warfare 2
They burned him with Ghost, so sad =(
IF only ghost reacted faster
It was so stuiped ghost cuold of shot shperd then go after makrov and ened that all then kill makrov's team so yuri would of never got killed and no one would die (ecsite sherpedand makrv and his team)!

65James - Fallout 3
After going through everything in this game... Spending many an hour in front of my T.V. looking for him... He just dies... I cried for days and it was the most emotional game I've ever played...
He sacrifices himself for you even though you killed hundreds of people

66Legion - Mass Effect 3

67Ezio Auditore da Firenze - Assassin's Creed Revelations
After 3 games that Ezio was included in, Ezio had to die sometime. Requiscat in pace, Ezio. We will miss you.
He was seeking for truth. But at some point he had to die. "Requiescat In Pace" Ezio
It is extremely sad! I might be someone who cries easily, but it is extremely sad.

YoMama12


68Ghost Rider - Battlefield: Bad Company 2
I almost cried when ghost rider died, he was a loveable and kindhearted hippie who just wanted to save his friends. It is also sad because the bad company give him a pack of cigarettes and he shouts 'thanks for the smokes, brother! ' just before his helicopter is blown up.

LarvicarioZ

Poor Flynn... I hold out hope he somehow lived and will be back in bad company 3
Agree.. I never raged so much.

69Shadow - Sonic Adventure 2
I think Shadow would have rated higher if he stayed dead. Still, I was extremely saddened when he died. I care a lot about the Sonic characters and to see one die after he turned good made me cry over a video game for the first and only time.
After his death in SA2, I thought my life was over.
Luckily, some genius brought him back in Sonic Heroes!
His death was still sad.

70The Great Deku Tree - Ocarina of Time
Link tried his best to save him but he still died. Link: WHY! WHY MUST YOU DIE!?

71The Companion Cube - Portal
The Companion Cube would rather die in a fire than become a burden to you.

Euthanize your Companion Cube or the testing will not continue.

Euthanize your faithful Companion Cube.

72Lirum - Lost Odyssey

73Emma Emmerich - Metal Gear Solid 2
Man I Cried So Much
It was the saddest one that I see

74Subject Delta - Bioshock 2
When whats her name smothered elanor I freaked out

75Tali'zorah Vas Normandy - Mass Effect 3

76Ashley Williams - Mass Effect

77Harry - Silent Hill 3

78William "Bill" Overbeck - Left 4 Dead
This death was truly sad! After all that he did he is a great character. His bravery, Exprience, Fighting Skills, Speeches, Quotes, and everything he deserves to be here at this list. (I know the quality might not be good but whatever)
My favorite character from Left 4 Dead. Influenced my decision to stay with Coach in the second game due to leadership abilities, just like Bill.

79Sam - The Last of Us
I couldn't speak for an hour after

80Lavitz - The Legend of Dragoon
I'm so glad someone posted this! Legend of dragoon was an amazing game with great character depth, And when lavitz dies Its a crushing blow to the player... Or at least it was for me, Also Albert sucks.
Oh man, I literally cried. My favorite character in a video game ever, and they killed him like that. No ceremony, just stab and done.

81Martin Septim - The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
I remember when I first beat the main quest. I was just left with this bittersweet feeling. The Empire was safe but the Septim bloodline had ended and there was no heir to the Dragon Throne. You feel that the Empire you fought so hard for is going to crumble in a matter of years
He sacrificed himself for the kingdom he only ruled for a few days after the death of his father Uriel Septim, what do you expect from your king more than that?
May Akatosh mercy upon his vigilant soul. Hail Martin Septim. Death to Dagon and his cult!

Nord666


82Victor Sullivan - Uncharted 3
I think what made this so horrible is that drake didn't even have time to think of his death.
After playing the series and the seeing this, it really does upset you

Joel_4

This sene made me cry and I dident even cry for heavy rain or red dead if you haven't played this game it is awesome

83Sev - Star Wars: Republic Commando
Poor sev. So sad when you hear his struggles on your visor. The whole game seemed almost ruined when this bad-ass of a character, with a touch of compassion for his brothers is taken away from your squad.

84The Younglings - Star Wars

85Bowman - Call of Duty: Black Ops

86Mary - Silent Hill 2
It wasn't so much her death, as her pleas not to die. Also being forced to leave in agony until her dying days.

87Emmeryn - Fire Emblem Awakening
Oh my god that cutscene... When emmeryn jumps, the music is heart wrenching. And chrom and Lissa's face :'(. So sad.. Also the following chapter is horrible.. None of the enemy soldiers want to fight, due to emmeryn's speech. She almost single-handedly ended the war.. So sad. :(

88Minato Arisato - Persona 3
You spend all this time working on your character, making your persona compendium larger, and creating bonds with all the people you can find, only to die in the end.

89Mary Read - Assassin's Creed: Black Flag
It was so sad and so sudden, we just found out everything about who she really was.
Assasains creed always has a way of getting you emotionally attached to the characters.

90Jason - Heavy Rain
This one has to be first! This is a truly sad death from a game "Heavy Rain" which I find extremely intense and emotional. There's just one click away from voting! →→→→→→→→

91Alex Mercer - Prototype 2
This guy... was an all around badass... in fact I am pissed that they didn't make this #1! I cried so hard that he was dead I couldn't sleep... I mean, you take this Ezio look-alike... and you make him die like a dog, not a god, a dog... I hope in the third prototype you kill heller in front of his daughter, then kill Dana for betraying her own brother. but, this is the Mercer we've always known, he went out like a boss, his last words were the badassiest last words ever. "heh... Welcome to the top of the food-chain..." see you back at the top, Alex.
I will always remember him in my heart as that lovable guy who tried to kill james heller but in the game you just have to kill him I just want him back Rip alex mercer
I loevd him Rip alex mercer I will always love him

92The Gray Warden - Dragon Age: Origins
Well, this one is an optional case, it depends on how you play the game and which options you choose, you can accept the witch's ritual offer and survive the Archdemon or can send Alistair to die... But the Warden's death is so much painful.

Nord666

Dude, that was the first character, who I played, that died. I was teary-eyed, and... It was heartbreaking...

93Mona Sax - Max Payne 2

94Luma - Super Mario Galaxy
I never completed the last level of this game, so when I started watching the video walk through, I thought the ending was awesome. That is, until this death happened.
At the end, this made me cry

95Jorge - Halo: Reach
Someone give this guy a fifty-gun salute! But really, This broke my heart more than noble 6's death.
It was sosososososo sad when he died master chief did'nt even know

96Cleon - The Warriors

97Bloodwing - Borderlands 2
Sweet Jesus! I cried so much! Mordecai screaming out that they can still save him, then Jack detonates the explosive collar, OH GOD! :'c :'c R.I. P Bloodwing

98Sniper Wolf - Metal Gear Solid
I cried the same way I did when I had to kil The Boss. I mean, the way she died, in front of the man who loved her makes it more sad

99KOS-MOS - Xenosaga
KOS-MOS sacrifices herself to buy Chaos and Nephilim the time they need and gets destroyed in the process. At the very end of the game after the credits have rolled you see what's left of her body floating through space. She then finally loses conciousness and closes her eyes.

What made this so sad for me was the fact she effectively dies after just understanding how to feel human emotion.

100Carlos - Saints Row 2
, that was so sad, I felt really bad after that, his death was extremely painful. I cried even at school. And people thought that I was sad over something else. But no Carlos died... *sigh*

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