Top 10 Most Traumatizing Video Game Moments

You know those moments when you're deeply engrossed in a video game and suddenly something so shocking happens that it leaves you speechless? Yeah, we've all been there. The feeling is a complex cocktail of awe, disbelief, and a little bit of heartache. This list is curated to showcase the greatest examples of scenes or events in video games that have completely emotionally wrecked us.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.
The Top Ten
1 Earthbound: Giygas Battle

The battle against Giygas is the scariest of my childhood traumas. He tops the scariest movie scenes ever, even scarier than Gmork from The NeverEnding Story, Cyrus from Pokemon, and Cell from DBZ. He's even scarier than the haunted mask episode, making him the most dangerous fictional character ever. Giygas is truly the scariest thing from my childhood.

Giygas is so creepy!

2 The Walking Dead: Lee Everett's Death

The only game I really cried over and was sad about was because Lee had to die. :, (

3 Pokemon: Giratina Boss Battle
4 Resident Evil 4-6: Chainsaws
5 Luigi's Mansion: Suicide Shadow Glitch

This is probably the worst Mario game ever, if you ask me. You run around a haunted mansion catching ghosts. But there's a glitch in the game that has the potential to scare the living crap out of you. There's a room in the mansion where, if you stand on a certain spot, lightning strikes and you see a shadow that pretty much looks like Luigi hanging himself. You're thinking, No, that can't be. I'm playing as Luigi now. He can't seriously be dead, can he? But that's the point. Luigi himself is a ghost.

6 Haunting Ground: Danielle Boss Fight
7 Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow: Lavender Town

You might remember the Pokemon games from your childhood. You are sent on a journey by an old professor through the land of Kanto to catch all 151 Pokemon. However, in the middle of the game, you end up in a small town with the saddest, creepiest, and most haunting music ever.

The music alone traumatized me for a week.

8 Red Dead Redemption: John Marston's Death

I am so upset about this, you know. I finished it months ago, and I still cry. I'm crying right now. One of my friends told me to get over it, but I can't. It was the best game I ever played.

Now, I can't stand banjos, any sad songs, or even a western movie or a western-style song. I hope everyone understands. My best friend understands. I showed her the video, and she cried her eyes out with me.

You play as John Marston, the most badass redneck cowboy out there, next to Chuck Norris. You go on a journey through the Wild West looking for your family and the guy who betrayed you. You end up killing him and spending your final days with your loving family. Then, at the end, you watch in horror as he gets shot to smithereens by the guy who helped him find his family.

9 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Martin Septim Sacrifices Himself to Save Tamriel

Oblivion is a sandbox RPG game released in 2004. This game has its own history, law, and myths. The game is centered around the player you created, protecting the world from the Oblivion Gates that spawn Daedra (demon-like creatures). The only way to stop this once and for all is by finding a new heir to the throne of Tamriel. The only one capable of wearing the Amulet of Kings turns out to be Martin Septim, a priest of Akatosh. At the end of the game, Martin turns into Akatosh, the dragon god of time, to kill Mehrunes Dagon, the Daedric God of Oblivion, causing him to turn to stone and die.

Way better than Warcraft, Pokemon, and EarthBound combined. I mean, really, Pokemon should not even be on this list. I've played it through countless times and I've never found it traumatizing. Warcraft and EarthBound are just so stupid they shouldn't be on here.

10 Abe's Oddysee: Guardian Angel
The Contenders
11 Manhunt: Piggsy
12 Warcraft 3: Arthas Kills His Father

If you truly are a hardcore Warcraft fan, you've played Warcraft 3, a strategy game released before the events of World of Warcraft. In this game, you command Arthas and his army of Lordaeron. At the end of the campaign, you have to go to the cold lands of Northrend to kill a demon with the sword Frostmourne. The sword eventually drives him insane, causing him to kill his father and making him the most hated video game enemy of all time. Today, he's known as (you guessed it) The Lich King.

13 Silent Hill 2: Pyramid Head

An enemy with a pyramid for a head strikes an extremely large amount of fear into you. If you have a very sensitive heart, DON'T play this game. Enough said.

14 Resident Evil 6: Deborah Harper's Death
15 Um Jammer Lammy: Inflation, Pregnancy, and Vomiting Fetish Scene
16 Resident Evil Outbreak: File 2: Giant Fleas
17 Metroid: Samus Is a Woman
18 Kirby Super Star Ultra: Marx Soul's Scream

I'm playing an online version and I'm getting close to the true arena. That scream is no joke. This should be higher.

Should be higher.

19 Mafia II: Henry Tomasino's Death

A brutal death, if there ever was one.

20 Cave Story: Killing Toroko
21 Sonic 2006: Getting Stun-Locked Against a Wall by Silver

This is why I always imagine Silver as a troll. Watch Sykoh play the glitchfest of it and you'll see.

22 Undertale: Omega Flowey

Scary because of how out of place it felt in style and visuals, and how fast it moved, creating a sense of chaos, confusion, and a lack of control.

23 Super Mario 64: Mad Piano

I played 64 when I was little, and when I walked up to that piano, it tried to eat me. If you don't think that is scary, name one piano that has tried to eat you. I couldn't play the game for weeks.

I couldn't go near it. I had to make sure I was ten feet away from that thing so I wouldn't get eaten.

That piano with the sharp teeth used to scare the heck out of me when I was little.

24 Undertale: Sans Boss Fight

Why did my second favorite Undertale character have to die? I love you, Sans!

25 Mother 3: Club Scene

Break the Woobie. Search this up on TV Tropes and you will understand. You will.

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