Top Ten Saddest Video Games

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21Halo Reach

Everyone on Noble Team died BUT Jun-A266. I know a lot about all the games, but I,m NOT a Halo Follower.

Everyone dies... Then it's your turn.
It was an emotional roller-coaster the first time around.

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22Presentable Liberty

My only regret is that I watched Markiplier's Let's Play before I played the actual game, as its lost that element of surprise. Should've played THEN watched.

Seriously though, deep stuff.

Just.. wow. This game is unsettling from the first few minutes, and somehow in potentially less than an hour of gameplay it manages to make you attached to characters that you never even meet. And then it rips it all away from you. Truly a work of a twisted, but genius, mind.

This games just plain scary. Exoptable Money is also disturbing - this takes that formula to a whole new level though.

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23Spec Ops: The Line

I can safely say I have only cried in a few games. Two or three. This is one of them. This game is one of them. There are tough moral choices which you think you made the correct one and then boom. A sad moment. The problem is that the reason it is sad was because you did it. You made the wrong choice, and it resulted in bad or sad things happening.

Spec Ops: The line -The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and the charred corpses of civillians you dropped bombs on to get there. Things can always get worse

24The Walking Dead: Season Two

Game is so sad as it's first part... Hats off

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25Professor Layton and the Unwound Future

Definitely not surprised to see this on here. Never seen a sadder ending (except in maybe drawn to life the next chapter). Love the story of this series, I could not help crying when I got to the end of this one!

And when he pulls down his hat and he's crying...

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

The ending just KILLED me!

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26Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

This game was beautiful, and hit me right in the feels. The game has a tragic atmosphere throughout, beginning with the death of your mother and the illness of your father. Two brothers must set out to find the Tree of Life and save their father, helping each other grow along the way. Throughout the epic and beautiful adventure, the two brothers strengthen each other and help each other grow. Then there are the subtle side stories, such as whether or not you save a man from hanging himself, or the death of a griffin right after it carries you to safety. The game progressively gets more powerful, all the way up until the horribly sad ending. After going through so much, the older brother dies due to a fatal stab wound... Right at the roots of the tree of life. With his dead brother's spirit helping him, the younger brother finishes the quest and saves his father. The game concludes with the broken family mourning at the graves of the mother and older brother. Definitely the saddest ...more

If a game, where characters don't speak any real language, makes you cry, you know that it does something right

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27Max Payne 3

We need more games where you play as a tormented, withered and crippled shell of the main protagonist's former self.

That would be pretty neat. - xandermartin98

A barely functioning addict with a death wish attempts to rectify his past failures, by protecting those around him. nearly all of them die.


I thought it was so sad because in the genocide run you kill everyone when I killed Sans I was heartbroken and killing papyrus also Sans getting angry saying' It's a beautiful day out side flowers are blooming birds are singing on days like these kids like you should be burning in hell

Only the neutral run really spares you from sadness, which is why it's high on the list. - MKBeast

The genocide run of Undertale reduced me to a ball of tears for the majority of it

The first game I cried

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30Bioshock 2

Neutral/Sacrifice ending is heart breaking. All the work to save your little sister who is all grown up now and you don't even get to spend any time with her above the decrepit remains of rapture.

31Borderlands 2

HAHAAHAHAAHA. Seriously, though, this game is literally Sunset Overdrive without its movement. - MKBeast

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32Valiant Hearts: The Great War

The ending is so sad. So no spoilers here but basically through character development, u get more immersed to the characters. The ending is perfect in being sad because of the music, letter, and other things (no small spoiler.)

Connecting you emotionally with the main character, then killing him off in the end with a firing squad ( not to mention the Walk of Memories), this is one of the sadder games I've played.

The ending really got to me spoilers ahead when he died thinking his son was dead but was really alive was very sad

I cried like a baby at an onion convention playing this game.

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33Aliens: Colonial Marines
34Gears of War 3
36Mario Party 7

The big twist at the end where peach kills Mario gets me every time...

Who put this on here? I don't understand...

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37Bioshock Infinite

Once you understand the ending, you realize that even though it is happy, at the same time it is sad. Since no world exists where Comstock takes Anna away, Elizabeth never exists and never becomes the girl you get to know throughout the story. In essence she "dies", which was quite sad for me.

38Kingdom 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

Soras sacrifice, the ENTIRE ENDING, and not to mention the numerous sequels...
For a Disney series its really depressing.

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39Metal Gear Solid 2
40Mortal Kombat (2011)

It's so sad that everybody dies

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