Top 10 Most Depressing Video Games

They may be video games but they really left the players feeling saddened by the outcome of the journey.

The Top Ten

1 The Walking Dead The Walking Dead Product Image

The entire game is completely depressing your constantly forced to make difficult decisions which don't seem to make much of a difference the entire game Lee goes out of his way to protect Clementine and its revealed what happened to her parents who are now infected and Lee eventually meets his end after being bitten and your given the choice of either giving him an honorable death by putting him out of his misery or leave him as he slowly turns. - egnomac

Very depressing colors, very depressed characters, very sad story, very good game.

2 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Product Image

This has to be the most deep Legend of Zelda games ever made your whole mission is to try and stop the moon from crashing into the earth and you only have three days to do it in thankfully you can reset to the first day with the Song of Time, throughout the game the characters are fully aware of the emending doom which makes it all the more sadder plus their are other characters who suffer tragic fates like Mikau and Darmani who die and are reincarnated as mask that Link wears to transform, there's a father who is transformed into a zombie like creature after venturing into the gibdo infested well, theirs Anju and Kafie who were to be married after the of the Carnival and at one point if you helped them Anju waits for him in the inn even with the world possibly coming to end, then there's Cremia and Romani from Romani's Ranch with the older sister who fears the tomorrow may not come and doesn't tell her sister that the world might come to an end, despite all your efforts to help them ...more - egnomac

3 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Product Image

Resident Evil 7 was a pretty terrifying game and a pretty depressing one when its learned what actually happened to the Baker family prior to Ethan ending up at the Baker estate with the DLC banned footage, they were basically good people with the exception of Lucas who was already a nut job to begin with until Eveline showed up and changed them. - egnomac

4 Red Dead Redemption Red Dead Redemption Product Image
5 Dead Space Dead Space Product Image

The whole reason why Issac came on the mission on the Ishimura was to find his girlfriend Nicole only to find the entire ship infected by murderous space monsters known as necromorphs who use to be the people of the Ishimura unfortunately despite his efforts to get to her all of it was in vain as Nicole was already dead long before they even got there and to make matters worst now Issac has become infected by the effects of the Marker. - egnomac

6 Conker's Bad Fur Day Conker's Bad Fur Day Product Image

Even from the opening you could already tell this game wasn't going to have a happy ending after Conker wakes up with a hangover he goes through a series of bizarre events as he tries to get home in the games final level he and Berri have to break into a vault and get double crossed Berri is killed and Conker ends up having to fight an Alien like creature he succeeds in defeating it after the game literally locks up and with the help of a programmer uses a samurai sword to dispose of the Alien unfortunately Conker's is now crowned the new King and surrounded by characters that he hates and the programmer leaves before he was able to have Berri brought back to life leaving the game in a very depressing state, originally the games was suppose to end with Conker committing suicide. - egnomac

7 The Last of Us The Last of Us Product Image
8 Silent Hill 2 Silent Hill 2 Product Image
9 Final Fantasy VII Final Fantasy VII Product Image
10 Mother 3 Mother 3 Product Image

The Contenders

11 Undertale
12 Lisa
13 Resident Evil 6 Resident Evil 6 Product Image

This game has so many depressing moments like with Helena Harper being forced by Derek Simmons in helping in the assassination of the president by holder her sister Deborah hostage despite rescuing her latter she transforms and your forced to put her down, then there's Chris who has to deal with the loss of his men after being lured into a trap by who he thinks is Ada and years later after suffering from amnesia is bra ought back by Piers who forces him to deal with his past as well as he's obsession with revenge against her and eventually during the final boss fight Piers injects himself with the C virus and helps Chris to defeat the boss and as their making their escape he chooses to stay behind saving allowing Chris to escape,much to Chris's disapproval, and then finally Jake Muller who learns that he is in fact the son of Albert Wesker. - egnomac

14 Kingdom Hearts II Kingdom Hearts II Product Image

Obvious troll

I hate the Kingdom Hearts series very much and this game is easily one of, if not, the worst of them all. For too many reasons to list...

15 Valiant Hearts: The Great War Valiant Hearts: The Great War Product Image

A Call-of-Duty-esque sense of patriotism and heroic drive at first, and then a hard and painful smack across the face from Mrs. Reality the next.

A game that takes place during WWI, and where the entire focus is human struggle, both physical and emotional (though one more than the other). enough said

16 Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Product Image
17 Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus Product Image
18 State of Decay State of Decay Product Image

Very depressing color pallet of dull traditional colors for a heavily wooded fall season city. From the start, you are thrown straight out of your vacation and into a secluded county. As time goes on, there will be death, and sometimes you have to do the killing.

19 Halo 3 Halo 3 Product Image

Everything after the introduction of the flood was depressing.

20 Fallout 3 Fallout 3 Product Image
21 Limbo Limbo Product Image
22 Soma
23 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Product Image
24 Night in the Woods Night in the Woods Product Image

Come one, the entire premise and the central themes are centered around wasted life opportunities. For God's sake the main character is a depressed College drop-out suffering from dissociation, anger issues, and possibly much more colorful emotional turmoil.

25 Halo Reach Halo Reach Product Image
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