Top 10 Darkest Nintendo and Sega Games

The Top Ten

1 Mother 3

A story full of death and tragedy from the get go

Okay so we have:
- lovable charcaters getting killed off within the first hour of the game.
- the theme of getting over tragedies and death of closed ones.
- a nazi-like pig themed army that literaly does something resembling the nazi salute.
- a darth vader like character that was sweet, kind and naive until he got brainwashed and mauled after a tragedy involving a loved one.
- enemies that are the result of biohazardous experiments leading to conjoined animals, similar to the atrocities in Auschwitz but not to such tragic results.
- Clever social commentary about urbanisation and technology vs. nature.
- A zombie like fat kid that is over 2000 years old and commits mass genocide under his ruling.
- A depressing soundtrack mixed with plenty of sad moments.
- Probably one of the most depressing endings in videogames ever.
- Adult language (bastard, ass, damn)
- Still E in Japan

Out of all Nintendo originals, this one takes top spot without a ...more

This game is mostly depressing, but yes it is very dark. The chimeras were creepy, the brainwashing was scary but the most dark thing about this game is Porky.

Agree with this 100% - shawnmccaul22

2 Radiation's Halloween Hack

Easily the most disturbing game I have ever seen. Ever. - xandermartin98

3 Super Paper Mario

Definitely the darkest Mario game, and is about as dark as Majora's Mask or Mother 3. All under a colorful, childish wrapping in true Nintendo fashion. Kinda like Kirby.

Children snapping necks, beloved protagonist dying and universal genocide, all in a mario themed bundle

Jeez, is this still MARIO?

Mimi's Transformation Scared Me When I First Played This Game When I Got It Around Mid May 2007

4 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
5 The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask

A very dark game

6 Conker's Bad Fur Day

Of course it's dark, it's M-rated. It got swearing, violence, and more... - Delgia2k

7 Earthbound
8 Sonic CD

2 words: bad future

WHAT? - spodermanfan1000

9 Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
10 Super Castlevania IV

The Contenders

11 Cave Story
12 Super Metroid
13 Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
14 Luigi's Mansion
15 Kid Icarus: Uprising
16 Fire Emblem
17 Chrono Trigger
18 Resident Evil: Gamecube Version
19 Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
20 The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time
21 The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess
22 Alien Hominid
23 Xenoblade Chronicles
24 Final Fantasy VI
25 Metroid Fusion
26 Metroid Prime
27 Sonic Colors

The Final Boss!

28 Shadow The Hedgehog
29 Sonic Unleashed
30 The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker
31 Pokémon Black/White

And it's all because of those Team Plasma hippies! - RiverClanRocks

32 Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
33 Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
34 Sonic 2006
35 Super Mario Galaxy
36 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
37 Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
38 Castlevania: Dawn Of Sorrow
39 Castlevania: Aria Of Sorrow
40 Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
41 Super Smash Bros. 4
42 The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
43 Advance Wars
44 The World Ends With You
45 Super Mario RPG: Legend Of The Seven Stars
46 Mega Man 9
47 Pokémon Platinum
48 Mega Man X
49 Yakuza
50 Kirby Super Star Ultra
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