Top Ten Saddest Deaths In Video Games


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61Squall Leonhart - Final Fantasy VIII

I know it's just a complot theory but it's really sad to see how almost the whole game his dead shows (if the complot theory is true)

62Annette Birkin - Resident Evil 2
63Roach - Modern Warfare 2

They burned him with Ghost, so sad =(

It was sad because the faceless man finally died. God bless him.

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64Altair - Assassin's Creed Revelations

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!

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.

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65Liu Kang - Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance

I have always loved liu kang and hated shang tsung.The moment I saw shang snap lius neck I was just crying my head off.Thank god he is a zombie in mk deception.

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66Naomi - 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!

67Tali'zorah Vas Normandy - Mass Effect 3
68Cortana - Halo 4

Cortana is without a doubt the saddest video game death. She has been with us from the very beginning, a friend there to always advise us, speaking in our ear. She made us feel safe while shooting Grunts and the Flood. Cortana was our constant companion through it all.

It was sad. Especially Chief's quote, "she told me that once, about being a machine. "

Chief was VERY depress after her death... They had worked with each other ever since Chief became a Spartan.

She didn't die. She *spoiler warning* went through a "face heel turn" and became the new antagonist of the series *ends spoilers*

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69Reggie - Infamous Second Son

I thought this moment was very sad because it seemed like Reggie was a very cool character. He was a great big brother and seeing someone kill your brother before your eyes seems pretty sad to me

Although this was a sad moment, the battle after it was pretty awesome. Reggie dies, and Delsin screams in horror and sadness. Believable, and well done, with Reggie having a clear reason to sacrifice himself.

First Time I saw his death I almost Cried because he almost felt like a real brother. - Aguythatpeopleignores

If I saw my brother die like that, I would've killed Augustine even if I was the hero

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70Marty - Mafia II

Young kid getting all excited about being out helping with a job, soon falls victim to the reality of being in the mafia. Probably made 10 times sadder by Joe's reaction. "I'm sorry kid, I am so sorry"

Joe told him to stay in the car and don't come out! Of course he was stupid and wanted to be a hero!

71Carley - 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.

Only immature dumbasses pick Carley over Doug. Doug is the best character of TWD Season 1

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72Sam - The Last of Us

I couldn't speak for an hour after

And his brother shot himself that was horrible too

73Desmond Miles - Assassin's Creed III

His death was so sad. Of course I tear up easily but after all he's been through he just dies! I grew to love him. I don't get how they'll make Assassins Creed 4 without him

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74Eli 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

This is really sad. You thought the strider fight was the end of the game but then there goes eli

The fact that this is placed anywhere out of the top ten is frankly appalling. - DamonRageDevil

Too me, that was sad...

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75James - 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

He sacrificed his own life while you stood there and watched.

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76Ashley Williams - Mass Effect
77Steve 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

This was sad very very very sad. I cried so hard that my mother also cried. When my mother cried my brother killed my mother with a shovel. She did not die from the first hit and she bled out. This happend because I cried and then she cried and then my brother killer her with a shovel. True Story

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78The Dog - The Walking Dead Season 2

I thought he wold have been a cool companion for clem but no...

Things never last in that game.

Not even your dog companion. - DapperPickle

I can't stand animal deaths because they seem so helpless

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79Reuben - Minecraft Story Mode

It was a surprise to me. You don't want to know how long I cried.

Reuben would of survived if jesse destroyed the command block in time, I mean, they both fell in the same hole

Rubin's death was surprising and sad at the same time. The one character who was truly a hero was the one character whose death you couldn't change R.I.P

He was awesome

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80The Great Deku Tree - Ocarina of Time

Link tried his best to save him but he still died. Link: WHY! WHY MUST YOU DIE!?

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