Top Ten Saddest Video Games

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The Walking Dead
I don't regret playing this however the end killed me inside. I cry every time someone even mentions the ending and I wish it had gone differently but now we have season 2 and if the ending is like this one remotely I will cry harder than I did the first time. (which will hurt A LOT)
Only video game to really effect me in real life, especially it's extremely overwhelming ending. I cried for at least an hour and I regret nothing.
Everybody dies! All of then characters who were growing on you and making you love them, get killed of some way or another, with only 3 exceptions!
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2Mother 3
$&@#% pokey. I've never played the game much cause it was a Japanese rom but I have one question... Why doesn't he dieD:
Claus dies then reanimated to be pokeys slave robut at the end he kills himelf and your mother dies chapter 3 is depressing too salsa gets kidnapped by the pigmasks salsa is forced to do what fassad says or else he gets shocked and the ending is sad too


All because of POKEY MINCH
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3The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Depression and death are everywhere in this game. Nomatter how fast you are, you can't help everyone's problems. Somewhat out there is going to die. Not to mention every time you look at the moon, it's staring at you back.
Everyone dies in the end! If that's not sad I Don't know what is.
This and ocarina of time. No shame I shed a tear or two when I finish them. Like in oot when link hands the ocarina over to Zelda
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4The Last of Us
I played this game like 10 times and I probably cried 20 times I mean each death was just so hard the characters are so relatable and they grow on you and honestly that is what makes a game great!
I don't believe that this deserves number one, but it definitely deserves top three. The saddest aspect of the game is the character trnsition of Joel and Ellie into a darker state of mind. The decay of humanity makes the survivors of the apocalypse more of a tragedy than the zombie infected.
I'm not sure about number 1. But it deserves higher than 9. It plays with your emotions which drives me totally insane.

5To the Moon
If you play this entire game and don't cry once, you officially have no soul.
Man, after finish it I was dehidrate
I found another list and was no. one

6Silent Hill 2
Having to go through and see what james did and how he has so much hope that his wife is still alive just to possible kill her again and the pain he went through is sad

7Shadow of the Colossus
*SPOILER* I agree with this being a sad game. The fact you slay theses giants, who are severely Endangered, for your own gain is crippling.


8Heavy Rain

9Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

10The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

The Contenders

11Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

12Red Dead Redemption

13Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
The ending is the only thing that has ever made me cry about a videogame, and for a game to actually make you feel that way makes it absolutely fantastic

14Metal Gear Solid 2

15Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
I love Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness and Explorers of Sky... Not to mention the ending was so sad! The Special Episodes in Explorers of Sky Were also very Sad. It's a Very Beautiful and Fantastic game. (P.S, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky was also the very First game I have ever Cried to)

16Half-life 2
Imagine, walking through a city, watching your fellow people get beaten and mistreated for the smallest reasons, as you hunger for food instead of the minimal rations they give you. No freedom, no friends. Into the Resistance you go, seeing good people work as hard as they can to make a difference against their suppressors, yet it amounts to next to nothing.

17Gears of War 3

18Bioshock Infinite


20Max Payne

21Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

22Assassin's Creed II
This game is so sad, imagine poor Ezio, everyone he loves dies, first his father is beheaded, so he escapes the city and goes to his uncle Mario. Then in brotherhood Mario dies too. I have the book Assassin's Creed Rennaissance (I suggest reading) and I cryed when his father died :( vote for this

23Corpse Party

This squenix game for the PS2 was so controversial in its overseas undertaking. Many of the games dialog scenes had to be changed to keep the subject matter from violating certain precepts. While the gameplay is so nonspecific, the story has an all-round dark fantasy tone. With multiple endings and not one of them prefix "happy". The story itself will slam you with tragedy after tragedy and even the central characters, the protagonist and his entourage, will be seen differently by you the farther you delve into the story.

25One Chance

26The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
I can't believe this isn't on the list. SPOILERS The ending to this game when you have to hand the ocarina back to Zelda and navi leaves you. 😭

27Bubsy 3D

28Superman 64

29Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Common men. it should be first.

30Yume Nikki

31Mortal Kombat (2011)

32Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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