Top Ten Saddest Video Games

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1
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)
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!
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.
[Newest]Oh Ben, if only I could turn back time and save you...

Maplestrip


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:
Lucas is my favorite character of all time.

Mother3fan

All because of POKEY MINCH

3The Last of Us
Before this I never had an emotional connection to a video game. I had never cried because of a video game. I had never really been too attached to video game characters. I went into the Last of Us expecting a pretty good game, but what I got was totally unexpected. I connected to Joel and Ellie and the whole story more than I ever have to something like this before. I cried within the first ten minutes, and numerous times after that. Let me tell you, I very rarely cry in real life or from movies, and never from games.
Halfway through, I realized something. This was a very dark game, and not just because of blood or violence. See, at that point I still had high hopes for a happy ending though. If you like stories with a convenient storyline and happy endings, you will not like this game. It's really a beautiful story, but it's very difficult. It's dark, cold, paints humanity in a cruel light, doesn't really have any heroes, and will leave you feeling very empty. So, if "sad" is what you want to call it, then yes. It is by far the saddest video game.
I was stuck between The Last of Us and To the Moon. They are both very sad games. But I had to give my vote to The Last of Us, as even the first ten minutes of the game can make you cry. And the emotional connection between Joel and Ellie was just so sad throughout the game.
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!

4To the Moon
How the hell is this not #1. They may make people want to kill me, but I cried more in this game than lee or (even sadder) Kenny's death (s). Jesus. That was the saddest game I had ever played. DAMN I want a 2nd episode
If you play this entire game and don't cry once, you officially have no soul.
Man, after finish it I was dehidrate

5The 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.
This game always made me sad, from seeing kafei and anju reunite, to saving the scientist for his daughter. Every time I played the song of healing I died a little inside and that end made me so happy that I had finally saved everyone from their inevitable deaths after continuous cycles. This game is my saddest game, but that makes it my favourite.
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
[Newest]Everyone dies in the end! If that's not sad I Don't know what is.

6Shadow of the Colossus
Though I thought the very ending a let-down, the rest of the game was grand. The first game I have played that makes me question the motives of my character without stating his greed outright.

umbreon8

*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.

DodgerD099


7Red Dead Redemption
Saddest game I ever played. John's death was sad and a masterpiece.

8Heavy Rain

9Silent 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

10Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Man! The ending sends a chill up ma spine. The best stealthfighter puts a pistol in his mouth and pull the trigger. A real dad story ending.

The Contenders

11The Last of Us: Left Behind
It brought so many memories back of playing the first game.. Even though no one died in the second one.. I felt it a little more emotional

12Pokemon 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)
Though you can say main character and grovyle both end up surviving the sacrifices of those two are some of the most heart wrenching in vg history the game is unimaginably underrated

13Call of Duty: Ghosts
Rorke doesn't die! In fact he drags Logan off at the end & tortures him!

14Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
First of all, why are Call of Duty games on this list. Secondly, why is the Walking Dead, a point and click game that isn't sadder than games like Portal in concept as a whole and only has a sad ending. If we are gonna talk about sad endings, fine, so be it, but this is ridiculous.

(SPOILERS. If you have played FFVII you can read this though) Crisis Core is what really drags you in. You start with a happy go lucky character and slowly you start losing your friends, your mentors and as you procceed, they start hunting you down because you were caught after the battle with Sephiroth and taken as a test subject. While you tried to leave and take Cloud with you, they are hunting you down because you carry classified secrets of ShinRa's human experiments and you only want to go back to your girl. In the end of course, all FFVII players know what is gonna happen, and it is gonna be the climax of all the saddness throughout the game.

15Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Even though I didn't feel the first one emotional.. The storyline for the second one was extremely sad.. I feel bad for both mason and mernendez.. I don't what all theyve been through... Hudson was my favorite and he had to die too!

16Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
This game brought me to tears. SPOILER ALERT The ending is just so tragic with Hershel saying goodbye to his sweetheart Claire for a second time when she goes back to the past to die. And the fact that he completly breaks his normal calm and logical persona as he cries for her to stay while knowing that she can't. Then when Hershel sobs and takes his hat off, I completely lost it crying. And Luke leaves at the very end! If you have play the PL games, you end up really wanting the characters to be happy, especially Professor Layton himself. The game really is the best PL title in the series and one of the best DS games ever made!
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
And when he pulls down his hat and he's crying...

17Dead Island
The stories behind the characters are harsh but hearing the poor people stuck in the houses makes me cry..

18The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
So sad when midna leaves

19Corpse Party
This should way higher than it is right now I played this got into it so much I cried at most of the deaths

20Bubsy 3D
Just seeing how painful the graphics are is sad

ikerevievs

I heard that video game sucks.

21Halo Reach

22Outlast
You see random patients I'm a hostpital die by rapid humans.. At the end when you escape and killed billy an evil demon the militairy comes in and kills you

23Mass Effect 3

24Metal Gear Solid 2

25Half-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.

26Bioshock 2

27Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
I found it a bit emotional at the mission with the airport... I killed everyone! Normal civilians! All I needed to do was meet somone and that's what I was forved to do!

28Minecraft
Its not sad... Minecraft is fun and all but the music is depressing... When I was at the end and I killed the dragon the music was so sad...

29Pikmin

30Fallout 3

31Sonic the Hedgehog
Yeah Sonic '06 does

Chaotixhero


32Gears of War 3

33Off

34Assassin'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
Such an emotional game :'(

35Yume Nikki

36Valiant Hearts: The Great War

37Bioshock Infinite

38Max Payne
This game is amazing, regarding storyline I always felt bad for him
Really. He is a man who should be pitied for.

39Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

40Kingdom Hearts
The only sad part of the game was when Sora killed himself to save Kairi, but that moment only lasted like 15 minutes. Awesome game though.

Alpha101


41Aliens: Colonial Marines

42Drakengard
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.

43One Chance

44The 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. 😭

45Superman 64

46Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Common men. it should be first.
A very sad game :(

gotigersgo


47Mortal Kombat (2011)
It's so sad that everybody dies

48Super Mario Galaxy
It's so sad at the end -all the characters get sucked into a black hole and the lumas are so cute WHY Nintendo WHY
Had very sad music too

Adamshane1999


49The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
The game wasn't all that good, but sad still

50Grand Theft Auto IV
The most saddest thing about this game are the two endings.

51God of War III
The ending is sad

52The Walking Dead: Season Two

53Echo Night
You wake up in an abandoned space shuttle on the outskirts of a moon base, you find that the station is home to several distraught spirits and you have to ease their pain and you also find some of their dead bodies

54Tomb Raider (2013)

55Sonic Adventure 2 Battle

56The Shivah

57Super Paper Mario
Count Bleck's sad background makes him evil and unique

58Assassin's Creed: Revelations

59Portal 2
Nobody is happy except the space core.

60L.A. Noire

61The Darkness 2
Jackies girfriend AND anty died brcause of a brotherhopd

62Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

63Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

64Super Smash Bros. Brawl
It's so sad how many robots had to be blown up this should at least be in the 40s
The main theme is sad
Samus died in it! Luigi killed her

Danteem


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