Top Ten Saddest Video Games

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21NieR Replicant
22The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

So sad when midna leaves

23Cave Story

The music...the atmosphere...by the second half of the game you know something has gone terribly wrong.

Toroko, who is undoubtedly the cutest, sweetest, kindest, fluffiest, adorablest and cuddliest widdle bunny-wunny ever created in a video game, dies at the hands of someone literally worse than Hitler about midway through the game. And it only gets worse from there.

You have been warned. - xandermartin98

24Presentable 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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25The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
26The Walking Dead: Season Two

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

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27Undertale

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

Undertale is one of the most emotional games I've ever played. The final fight is so emotional, it's hard not to shed a tear...

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

The first game I cried

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28Final Fantasy X
29Professor Layton and the Unwound Future

I think this entire series would be really high up if more people played it. The endings of most of them are just absolutely heart-wrenching, but I'd have to say this one was the worst. Claire's death was a punch in the gut. Throughout the game, you're told that Layton's girlfriend died ten years in the past. Several flashbacks of her are shown, and she's the most precious person. I'd be lying if I said that she isn't one of the best characters in the series... but she's dead. You get to see her death in the explosion during one of the cutscenes- her lifeless body proves it. Then, later on, you meet Celeste, who claims to be Claire's younger sister, and is working to uncover the truth behind Claire'd death in the time machine explosion. You save London with her, destroy Clive's fortress, get the dude arrested, and all' well, right? Celeste is breaking down in tears, and after "you've taken awful good care of that hat I gave you", you'll be crying too. So, Celeste is actually ...more

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 just KILLED me!

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30Brothers: 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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31Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
32Max 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.

33Bioshock 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.

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36Valiant 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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37Borderlands 2

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

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38Aliens: Colonial Marines
39Gears of War 3
40Limbo
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