Top Ten Saddest Deaths In Video Games

The Top Ten
1 Lee Everett - The Walking Dead Video Game Lee Everett is the main character of the first season of The Walking Dead video game. Lee is the player character in the first season of the game, appearing in five episodes.

I know this game is fairly recent, and it's incredibly underrated, but after developing as a character, you know Lee was amazing, who'd do anything to protect the 8 year old Clementine. So, when he was bitten, I thought that you cut of the arm, then he wouldn't die (just like Rick Grimes in the comic series). Unfortunately, it didn't work out like that. So, with just you and Clementine, and Lee's half zombified, you have the decision of whether letting Clemmy shoot you or leave you. Either way, it's a deeply saddening scene, and in which many Youtubers that played the game cried at this scene, like myself. Not bad for game of the year.

If you played this game, and didn't shed at least one tear in this scene you are a psychopath. Not one single video game has ever made me cry harder than this one. Over the game I loved Lee Everett, he was a likable character, and for most people, Clementine was too. I cried my eyes out after this scene, a thick stream of tears was down my face. For those of you that don't know, Lee is bitten in the last few minutes of episode four, and in episode five he has to save Clementine half zombified. After he gets Clementine back, he will soon die and turn into a walker and Clementine has to make a difficult decision: Either leave Lee to become a zombie, or shoot him to end his misery there. No matter what decision you mak this scene is guaranteed to make you cry. It is the saddest death by far.

This death is truly devastating, and I'm scarred from it. Lee's death wasn't a sacrifice, but it was something much more. His death may have been in a jewellery store with the only witness being Clem, but Clem is the reason this is so heartbreaking. Having to convince someone you cherish as a daughter, who you protected to the best of your abilities to either kill you or leave you kills me inside each time I watch the final scene. Telling her you miss her, and to keep her hair short makes you see how deep the bond is between these two. The thing that digs even dipper is that nothing can prevent it. Despite being a game about choice, Lee's death ends up being inevitable. Well played Tell Tale. You executed the final scene incredibly.

Death is supposed to be a relief, but not for Lee. He did everything he could to protect Clem, the only person left for him in the entire world, and now he was leaving this little girl who needed him, loved him and looked up to him in a world where you don't know if the next day you will open your eyes as a human or as a monster. It wasn't his death that was the real tragedy, it was leaving behind Clem unprotected, open to the roughness of that horrific world and I could feel everything Lee was feeling; like it was me who was on that floor breathing my last air. Like I was letting down Clem and I had caused her more harm than good; now she had to deal with another loss and all of this was for no good. Maybe it would've been better for her if she stayed in her treehouse until she met her faith. At least that way she didn't have to experience many many horrific things like seeing her parents as walkers or killing the only person left for her in that chaos. That's what makes Lee's death ...more

2 John Marston - Red Dead Redemption John Marston is a central character and the main protagonist of Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare.

This game has probably the best story of any video game and the best voice acted game ever with the best dialogue. The story in this game is way better than Grand Theft Auto 5. Due to Red Dead's great characterization it was devastating when John Marston died after he went from "bad guy" to "good guy" and also to good father. This was also exemplified by all the previous experiences and all John went through. And after he's dead your left with his son and wife but soon after his wife dies too. And after that you kind of feel really lonely. Awesome game; it by far has my favorite story.

You know no other game affected me for months since John Marston's death I cryed for months all he did just to see his family his wife, son, and surprisingly he missed Uncle. Here's something to think about in the I know you stranger task the third time you encounter him he's in Beecher's Hope he said " you know John this is a nice spot" that spot is where John Marston is buried later in the game then John Marston replies to him " tell me your damn name or I want be responsible for my actions" then The strange man said "oh you will you will be responsible" him saying that means he knows John will die and he knows where he would be baried. John should be number 1!

Throughout the game I got closer and closer to John Marston as a character and after dealing with dutch and being allowed to see my family I was relieved and exited at the same time. Meeting his son and abigail was a nice experience and then I really started geting attached going hunting wit jack and visiting bonnie with abigail and even ranching cattle with uncle were very emotianal moments but then "The Last Enemy That Shall Be Destroyed" came along and that one dead eye moment at the barn - I thought that I was about to have an exilerating moment and blow every soldiers head of but instead I almost burst into tears - he had so much to live for - but at leat he was safe in the knowledge of knowing that his family is safe

A pain in the ass, and when I talk about pain I know what I'm talking about. This was my feeling. This feeling of powerlessness, when we shoot all the soldiers we still hope that somebody will help us at the end... Surely the saddest death I've seen in a video game. But at least we can have our vengeance with his son, but I'm still disappointed to have to switch with Jack.

3 Sarah - The Last of Us

What makes us feel for the character is the fact that we play as her so imagine we are her, and we play as Joel who carries her, forcing us to care for her. Just so significant.

This really shouldn't have much going for it. The second we know Sarah is Joel's daughter we all know that she's practically already dead. It's just the way the apocalypse tropes work. I could almost count the number of lines she has before she dies in my head. You've literally known this character for less than 20 minutes by the time she dies... So why is it so effective.
Naughty Dog executes this scene and the buildup so well. You hear the chemistry she has with her father. By playing as her, you as a player experience the shock and disbelief she holds. Hearing Joel talking from the backseat further cements the drive to get her to safety.
Then there's the death itself. As she bleeds out, she's gasping, crying in agony. This performance alone would be enough to drive some to tears at the tragic sight. It goes further with Joel's reaction. The clenched fists, every little detail in his expression... Even now thinking of the line "Don't do this to me baby" makes me ...more

Everything from Troy Baker's and Hana Hayes performance to the visual design, the soundtrack, and the script pulls this scene together perfectly. Joel's mourning had a quietness to it. He doesn't scream or yell. He holds his daughter, pleading, before he breaks out in tears. That simplicity makes this death extremely effective. Then there's the way she died. She was shot for virtually no reason other than caution and the military not wanting to take any risks. Even the man who pulled the trigger was extremely reluctant to do so. Joel gets up after Tommy shoots the soldier, and they hear sobbing. They, and by extension, we know exactly what it is. Sarah is in pain, more pain than a lot of us can imagine. A lot of characters who get shot either survive or die strong, no tears, maybe a grunt here or there. But Sarah is a child, and we are reminded of that fact when we hear her sobbing. And when everything goes quiet, we can't help but weep with Joel. It's easily one of the most ...more

I can't believe this isn't number one honestly. I have never felt more responsible for the safekeeping of a video character in my life. I truly felt like it was my fault that Sarah died, and that she truly was my daughter, and that we truly did have memories together. Weird to think, but true.
Also, that look she gave you when she was dying beneath your eyes. It's like she was shocked that you could have let something so terrible happen to her. Having three sisters and all of them being "Daddy's little girl", I knew how heart-wrenching the whole thing was.

4 Dominic Santiago - Gears of War 3

The fact that Soap beats Dom on this list confuses me. I don't know anyone that cried when Soap died, I don't even know anyone that cried when John Marston died. My best friend still gets sad when you mention Dom in Gears of War. He actually had to stop playing when Dom died because he started crying. John died because he was a criminal, Soap died because he was betrayed. Dom died because he was a soldier tired of fighting an endless war that he not only didn't see it ever ending, but he also had no reason left for him to continue fighting after his wife died. So, Dom sacrificed himself so maybe his best friend could make it out alive.

Marcus's reaction was the thing that got me here as he was desperate to save Dom but sadly couldn't. Glad Dom was reunited with his wife though.

Dom Santiago was by far my favourite character in gears of war, his story about what happened to his wife and children was so touching. Dom's final moments saw him saving delta squad, his friends. As someone who has a stiff upper lip to video games I don't cry or get emotional to the loss of a character, but my god I wept in that scene. Combined with Dom calling out to Maria, Marcus calling out for Dom to stop and "mad world" playing in the background, anyone who wouldn't shed a tear could not possibly be human. RIP Dom Santiago

It wasn't that I had grown particularly close to Dom, or even thought this game was anything fantastic, but the way that Dom's death was presented, the situation, and his attitude, not to mention something he had found earlier in the game (won't spoil) as well as... Well, pretty much everything about this scene... Just so sad. So... Down to earth and touching. I don't cry during games, they just don't get me emotional... But this one made me the closest I have ever been.

5 Soap MacTavish - Modern Warfare 3

I was jumping out my chair in rage and tears. The man that you have played with and fought with throughout three of the most epic games in history finally bites the preverbial bullet that he should have been killed by countless of battles ago. Nobody who has ever played this game and witnessed this tragic death will ever forget the reaction that his loyal comrade, mentor, and badass Capt. Price had after he watched this hero bleed out on a table in front of his eyes. Soap you are the epidemy of amazing

This death was so funny. The whole "Makarov knows yuri" is just so bad. How is this so high on the list? Soap is barely even a character! For the first two games he is your eyes and nothing more. He never really says anything and wasn't memorable at all. If they wanted to kill someone off it should have been Price. Since he was the better character you might not have laughed when it went so overly dramatic with the death.

Never said anything? Wasn't memorable? Oh I see, you're one of those diehard Black Ops fans aren't you? The only good connection to that game was World at War.

Yeah... I could not sleep at night that day... he was the hero of modern warfare series, and I was going to cry for him. He shot Zakhaev, and threw a kife in shepherd's eye and saved price's life for two times (in Call of Duty 4 modern warfare by shooting zakhaev and his two bodyguards, and in modern warfare 2 by killing shepherd when he was trying to kill price).

The thing that really made it sad for me was how Price reacted. We had come to know Price as this calm, cool, collected leader, and then when the person you played as for two games died, he breaks down, screaming, voice cracking, barely even flinching when the bullets fly through the window: he really changed in that scene.

6 Ghost - Modern Warfare 2

Been awhile since I played the game but, he was with you the whole time, covering you, saving your life, then we get to that helicopter and I get shot. My face was full of hatred of betrayal, Funny thing is though Ghost reacted like 3 seconds later, like I think he could've moved a bit faster than that. I freaked out when the gasoline was poured on me. Killing Shepard was my only priority after that.

Its embarrassing that this is so high on the list. Are the people who voted for ghost all 10 year olds who thought his mask was cool? Seriously there is nothing to this guy other than a cool mask. He is in like 3 missions, barely says or does anything substantial and then dies like an idiot.

First time I played it I guessed shepherd is a traitor! Good thing about me is I can recognize traitors in video games from their faces and characters! Ghost death wasn't so sad for me because I knew but every time that music starts I want to broke my computer! I'll never do it!

I wish I would have been there in real life. I would have wasted m last bit of energy just to pull the gun from Shepherd, kill him, me and Ghost could jack the helicopter, we would kill the pilots, and me and Ghost could ride of to kill Makarov.

7 Aerith - Final Fantasy VII

Why does everyone think that Aerith's death is so sad? I mean, understandably a lot of people were not/were expecting it but come on! I'm sick of seeing this everywhere. Noble 6 should have scored higher than Aerith, they gave their lives to ensure that Reach would not fall despite it happening anyway. Perhaps nostalgia plays a role in it, or perhaps it's because it has been widely adopted as a sad death. In my honest opinion, Aerith was overrated. She was a forced character and love interest, with little to no backstory and overall interesting features.

Aeris. My first love was a video game character. Sad. My dream girl. I put down the control for a month when she died. I’ve watched many fictional characters die in movies, shows, games. Read many in comics and books. This is still the saddest to me. Always. Gwen Stacy is a distant second.

The thing about Aerith's death in Final Fantasy VII is that you know it's coming, so you make sure to use Aerith and interact with her as much as you can before she dies. Then when the time comes, despite you knowing it's coming, it's absolutely heartbreaking because you spent so much time with her. Complete with a gut-wrenching stab right through her torso and the emotional "Aerith's Theme" playing in the background, and you have the saddest video game death ever.

Her death deserves to be number 1. Just seeing the scene makes you feel moved. But when you realize her true role in the story, it makes you feel so sad that you actually feel depressed... Especially if you play Crisis Core, Aerith was the last person Zack thought of before he died...
Aerith truely loved Zack, and Cloud only because she could see Zack in him. When you listen to her theme, you really notice the sadness in her heart, what saddens you too, laugh out loud. :)

Most touching and iconic death in video games ever! I never played another game that moved me like FF7 did.

8 Claus - Mother 3

How is this not at least in the top ten? This game has more death mention than the American Civil War. Its very dark. Chapter 1: Your Mother dies from a normally friendly creature and your brother tries to kill the creature that killed his mother and dies. Chapter 3: You are playing as Salsa, a monkey, that is getting electrocuted every time he makes a mistake. Chapter 6: You find out that your brother has been reborn as a cyborg and is being controlled by Porky Minch (The main villain of the game). Your dead mother convinces him that he knows Lucas and he recognizes what he has done and KILLS HIMSELF to reunite with his dead mother. If that is not sad, than nothing is.

Man, if more people knew about this game, this would definitely be higher on the list. So, this kid is the twin brother of the protagonist. So no doubt they shared a strong bond. When their mother dies, he risks his life and apparently dies trying. HE'S ALREADY DEAD AT THIS EARLY POINT IN THE GAME. But wait! It turns out the bad guys found him and BASICALLY TURNED HIM INTO A CYBORG. He had no recollection of his former life, it seems, and he was nothing but a servant to the tyrant. Can you imagine dying, then getting reconstructed into nothing but a cyborg, completely controlled with absolutely no idea you had a life before? Imagine taking it all in when you realize you're trying to kill your twin brother in the final battle, suddenly waking up. And who snaps you out of it? You're dead mother's spirit, who's beggin you not to kill your only brother. The suicide thing was shocking (no pun intended), but looking at it this way, it really puts evything together. Claus's death was so ...more

Mother 3 has a lesson to tell and does so in the most sorrowful way possible. Not so much the deaths themselves, but the meaning surrounding it. Flint's reaction to Hinawa's death is sure to wrench at your gut, and if you battle your way to the very end, your greeted with an incredibly climactic and emotional battle with your own brother. The developer was clearly relentless, because even after the longest battle in the game, your brother still ends up dead, and your faced with a decision to either give the world fresh life or simply end it. Then the world ends. Do you really want to know why Mother 3 isn't available in English? The translators couldn't see the text through their own tears.

People really really need to play this game. Claus's death should be number one just by how sad this story is seeing as he starts the game being killed than he is brought back to life to do terrible things and while he is doing this is brother is trying to stop him. Than when his brother finally catches up to him Claus almost kills his brother before finally coming to his senses and realizes all the things he has done due to the monster who brought him back and as if to atone for it he than kills himself RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS BROTHER Lucas had to endure so much through his journey and then had to watch his brother die good god!

9 Joker - Batman: Arkham City The Joker is a fictional super villain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics. Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design, ...read more.

When I saw joker die I wasnt in tears exactly. I was in more than tears. I was in pain at the sight of seeing one of the best villains of history dying and in that night I couldn't sleep at all seeing my favorite villain die. I wanted to cry that night but I guess it was just the shock

I have known joker when the first time he was publicly show as the "crown prince of crime" and I never really expected him to die. But still, him of all (bad) people are gonna be the one I'll remember to lookout for when you're gonna laugh

This is a moment that I will never forget. Joker may have been evil, but he was the only person who really knew Batman. In the end, he was Batman's arch nemesis, but he was also Batman's best friend. Other than Alfred

When you finish Arkham City there is not sense of victory. Just a feeling of total emptiness that summarizes the darkness of batman. Even worse if you complete Harley Quins revenge.

10 Mordin Solus - Mass Effect 3

The scene where he died is just gut wrenching. As he hums shielding himself from the explosions, the slight smile he gets when he finishes the fix and releases the cure, then a look of sadness that passes over him right before he dies, and then the peace and tranquility of the cure falling over Tuchanka. Just such a perfect scene to make things get a little misty.

By far the most epic death not only in the Mass effect trilogy but gaming in generap. Most deaths we see are "shot/stabbed/blown up" etc.

Whereas the death of Mordin is coupled with sacrifice, too many times weve seen someone dive infront of a bullet to save a life, but this is on a more epic scale. Sacrifice to save a race who are indeed a threat, undoing a mistake he made. Epic

You got so attached to Mordin by playing ME2, and he gave his life as an act of heroism to make amends to his mistake, as he finally realizes the Genophage was wrong. He was one of the best characters of Mass Effect, and I think it's safe to say that whoever played this at heart shed a couple tears when this guy died.

He was by far my favorite character in the whole series. Kind and compassionate he died a hero. His death was the first and only time I have ever cried while playing a game and I have played the last of us and telltale's the walking dead.

The Newcomers

? Russell Seager - End Roll
? Gunji - Togainu No Chi
The Contenders
11 Noble 6 - Halo Reach

I always loved Noble-6's death as it shows how the covenant had took Reach and that he had no way of getting off it. Bing given control to kill hordes of Elites made all the other characters deaths worthwhile. You were able to take revenge for them. I especially loved the ending scene in which it shows Noble's helmet and gives the speech saying how he played a vital role in them finding HALO.

No video game scene has ever made me cry. But this came closest. When I began halo reach, I assumed it would end with the covenant retreating and reach surviving. But when I saw noble 5 die, and the covenant armada come out of slipspace, I knew, it was the beginning of the end. And then death after death occurred, then I played Pillar Of Autumn, when noble 6 stayed behind, I could not prepare myself for what came next. Lone Wolf. The first cutscene, reach in ruins the covenant everywhere, and noble 6 looking out over everything. I could not finish the game the first time. “Spartans never die, they are just missing in action”

Noble 6, no, the entire Noble Team's death was so tragic. From the moment you saw the helmet in the beginning, you knew it wasn't going to end well. You and Noble Team do everything they can to prevent Reach from falling, but one by one, each and every single one of you gets picked off, until only 6 is left, lonely on a destroyed Reach, and make one final stand, leading up to that shot in the beginning. "Objective: Survive"

After seeing the rest of your squad go down, you're left all alone on the desolate surface of Reach as the Covenant burn all around you. What makes this death particularly sad is the fact that the game lets you customize Noble 6, to really let you become the character. In the end, you're left to die all alone. There's no escape, no cavalry, no happy ending, just a silver lining that you're too dead to enjoy.

12 Piers Nivans - Resident Evil 6

Piers Nivans was suppose to take over for Chris as the leader unfortunately fate had other plans, out of the the selflessness of his heart he allows Chris to escape choosing to remain behind R.I. P Piers.

His death was definitely sad which makes me wonder why ghost from modern warfare is number six

Piers is about to kill himself for Chris's life and all Chris wants to do is scream at Piers.

Saddest scene in the whole RE series.. I cried a lot.. Piers sacrifice for Chris..

13 Tidus - Final Fantasy X Tidus is the main protagonist of Final Fantasy X, a role-playing video game developed by Square Enix.

Final fantasy X is the only game to have ever made me cry. Tidus had gone from being some angsty, cocky, spoilt celebrity to someone who given up his life for the greater good. I had developed an emotional bond with him, I had saw him transform into the man he became, and when I saw him disappear, I couldn't help but to cry.

After going through the game you really get used to the characters especially Tidus and when disappears at the end leaving yuna all alone and possibly never to see her love again is really depressing and even more depressing when the music is playing and the fact he knew he was going to die makes it even worse as he had already accepted his fate

14 Arthur Morgan - Red Dead Redemption 2

dude, this was the first time I ever cried over a fictional thing/person, I think its funny how he is that one sour, angry type of guy that you usually wouldn't give a second thought to but as you get to know him you bond with in (indirectly) then he died and its like losing a part of your soul, but its also a happy kind of sad because in the end he finally finds redemption and help those he cares for even though he was betrayed buy the one he looked up to, though it was so refreshing to see john run up that mountain to avenge his fallen brother that gave everything to save him. like I said, its an emotional story line, but a good one, and a sad one, a depressingly sad one.

I'm typically really good at hiding feelings, but when arthur died I cried for the first time in months, over the game you come to love arthur and the van der linde and it really gets to you when you watch them fall apart, it's because they are so real like real people witch makes it hard enough. but when you lose arthur its like losing a brother that you grew up with. not even the saddest movie can compare to this death because movies don't give you the time to connect to the main character like red dead redemption.
I know it's kind of strange to connect with a fictional character but if you played red dead story mode you would get it.

Arthur Morgan's death is probably the saddest death in gaming history, yet It feels good in a way since Arthur dies honorably saving and helping John and his family escape for a better life (let's be honest here, the good ending is unquestionably the best one) and ultimately obtaining redemption for his criminal past. What makes it even sadder is seeing Arthur, after finding out that he only had a few months to live, try to help others around him and do good things however he could to right his past wrongs before his passing.

Man, oh, man.
I don't think I've cried so hard from a fictional death.
Spending 70+ hours as this guy, doing right when it mattered, committing crimes to supply his "family" with the essentials. All of which is thrown away in the end.

In the beginning of Red Dead Redemption 2 we see him as a seemingly disgruntled, uncaring, unlovable outlaw. Which is far from the truth. Over the course of the game and several deaths of those close to him we see that he's looking out for literally everyone in the gang. Maybe not Micah, but whatever.

Eventually he reaches a crossroad in his life. Does he wish to pursue this lifestyle or make the best of the time he has left - borrowed time that is. As it is revealed he contracted TB from a poor, indebted but pure-hearted man. The diagnosis being the final push motivating him to become a better man.

Arthur comes to realize that the gang's dissolution is inevitable and attempts to free others of the burden that is being in the ...more

15 Lunafreya Nox Fleuret - Final Fantasy 15
16 The Boss - Metal Gear Solid 3

Have never felt worse about killing a character in a video game. The strength of the relationship between Snake and The Boss is discussed constantly throughout the game, a combination of a relationship between two comrades, and a (figurative) mother and a son. The fact that the game forces you to pull the trigger yourself when she's lying on the ground, almost comforting Snake makes it worse.

Even before the final twist, which makes the gut punch even worse, it would still top the list.

I admit, Big Boss's death is sad, but he died normally. Well, almost normally, because of that virus. But I think in the original MGS3, you were forced to shoot The Boss. At the end of MGS3 HD, it was kinda like Fox's death, couldn't shoot her. In fact, her death is one of the few that made me tear up. She was a true patriot, even though she is considered a traitor and a monster.

The boss gave up everything for her country only to go down as a traitor and nobody was to know what she actually did for her country not to mention that big boss her own pupil had to be the one to kill her.

By the time you finally understand her, you have to kill her. When you literally have to pull the trigger after the battle, it is just devastating!

17 Detective David Tapp - Saw (The Video Game)

It's just so... so HEARTBREAKING! Detective Tapp died a hero, and thar's all it matters.

18 Zack Fair - Crisis Core Zack Fair is a fictional character first introduced as a non-player character in the 1997 role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII by Square Enix, and subsequently expanded upon in the metaseries Compilation of Final Fantasy VII.

For several years I refused to look at the game because I already knew what was going to happen since I already played the original since I was a kid... I eventually gave in and took a look at the walkthroughs on YouTube. Seeing how great his personality was made me feel sad just looking at him, and dread the ending more than I had earlier. And then the ending came. I cried, and still cry just thinking about it. First saw it about five years ago and I finally was able to get the game earlier this year, but stopped once I got to Aerith's church because I felt like I was going through everything too fast... the ending is drawing near once again, and the further I go, the heavier the weight in my chest becomes...

The thing about Crisis Core is that you never feel like you've beaten this game. You know his death is coming, but yet you play and you fight anyway; part of you not accepting that it ends with his death. In the end, no matter what, the game FORCES you to loose. I couldn't function as a human for days after I finished the game. All I did was writhe around on the floor for a few days, unable to even form a coherent thought. To this day I can't hear the name without getting a lump in my throat. Zack died a hero, and to this day he's my favorite character of all time. He should be #1

Zack Fair deserves to be number 1 or at least above above 5. He was and continues to be my favorite final fantasy character. Throughout the story he never betrays his morals no matter how much it hurts him psychologically and physically. After years of experimentation on him does he care about revenge, no he just wants to get to Aerith. He dies smiling knowing he protected his friend, which he could have left and lived. When you finish the game you feel as if you've lost a friend, especially if you're 9 (I cried). And no Zack you didn't become a hero, you've been a hero...

In the end he has to kill his close friend Sephiroth, gets made an experiment for four years, has to kill Genesis after trying his hardest to save him, watches the Director as well as the Angeal clone both die right in front of him, finds a letter saying Aerith has sent him 89 letters and waited for his return for four year then just as he is close to reaching Midgar to see her again gets ambushed by the Shinra army just to die in the end protecting his best friends life. He becomes a hero just as he dies and still manages to die with a smile on his face. I always found Cloud's scream during that scene to be just so heartbreaking as well considering he watched his friend and mentor die protecting him when he probably could have easily lived had he left cloud behind and made a run for it.

19 Luis Sera - Resident Evil 4

Even though he didn't appear that much, he was still an important character and his sudden death was so unexpected that it brought tears to my eyes.

I posted this when it was below 106. Now I found it on 37 when I came back to this site thank you fans of re 4 and welcome.

He and leon were best friends and unfortunately he had to say goodbye to him

Death was sad, but not as sad as people describe it to be. RE4 was a good game.

20 Jack - BioShock

But he didn't die... Except the ending where all the little sisters you bring to the surface are all at your death bed.

21 Xion - Kingdom Hearts 358/2 days

I cried HARD not only for the death, but the fact that Roxas had to kill one of his only best friends. His sadness is one of the huge things that really struck me. With the "fact" that Nobodies have no emotion, I cried more when Roxas started to cry. But I can admit... Xion's death was a beautiful death because she died in the arms of her best friend and she faded into light.

She not only sacrificed herself to save those she cared about along with someone she didn't even know, but did so knowing that it would mean giving up her existence and everyone would forget her.

The worst part about Xion's death is by far the fact that she didn't even flinch as she lay dying. She accepted it, went along, and left Roxas with no memory whatsoever. What she did for the sake of good...

Roxas forced to kill his best friend to ave his other half. He held her as she died in his arms. I legitimately cried though the whole scene.

22 Commander Shepard - Mass Effect 3 Commander Shepard is the player character in BioWare's Mass Effect game series: Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3.

It brought me to a bond with him he was the great person and I think he shall come again out of the fire of this destruction as the savior again and defend this galaxy with peace and leave harmony in his death he is a real life saver ill miss him I still can't replay the game after 8 months you think it's just a video game character at first but then it becomes real and shakes you all the adventures all the friends and everyone dies in some cases he died a noble death and has now gone to videogame heaven with other ones like the Krogers and other countless species and others will die in the under realm where they should be he is the best friend ever.

He/she has the saddest death ever. Not just because Shepard was dead but because I would never find out if they ever got to have little blue children with liara. Putting in well over 100 hours with all these characters made the story seem real and with shepards death it was over. Watching shepard sacrifice himself while in his last moments thought of all the people near to him just gave me so many feels.

After playing through countless hours across three games you become commander Shepard. When he dies a part of you dies with him (or her). This is the only time I have ever came close to crying at the end of a game. This is way too low on the charts, #1 in my mind.

Despite the bad A, B, C endings is still very sad to see shepard die.

23 Big Boss - Metal Gear Solid 4

Big boss's death was everything that makes a journey for a character come full circle. It was necessary but still a tragedy to see the legendary soldier die peacefully in front of solid snake, the other legendary soldier. Best video game series in history!

This death is so sad, seeing a character that metal gear solid couldn't live without. Honestly I saluted when he died to honour a fictional man I've known when he was 29 in MGS3 then 35 in portable ops, 39 in peace walker, then 49 in phantom pain all the way when he was 79 in MGS4 god rest his soul.

The saddest ending to a game right after the best boss battle in history. How is this not number one? I totally agree with the guy below me, I actually cried!

Really guys? 19, I mean REALLY, come on, if this wasn't
The saddest moment in video game history, then Hitler
Is god

24 Agro - Shadow of the Colossus

The death here in this list are so sad.. Because at the end you really begin to love the characters. But I had to choose Agro who made me cry. Because you go for 10 minutes in the calm, a huge gate opens with Your sword, and then you can't do anything and you really did not Expect what happens. When you realize, a beautiful sad music arrives, and for this horse who always wanted to help, you have to continue, not anymore for your girl, but know for your horse, and you feel there is nothing left of the soul of your hero after this. he was your only companion and friend, like the one who was there for you not to loose your mind. And he is gone... Now you look above at the last colossus and... He will pay for this..

I must say I am shocked that Argo is not higher on this list (technically Argo doesn't die so she doesn't qualify but whatever. When Argo fell to her supposed death in Shadow was one of the saddest video game moments I've ever encountered. With other video game deaths there are always other characters the main character can turn to, but Argo was all that Wander had. She was your sole companion throughout the journey. With other big deaths like Aerith, you still had other companions. It was shocking and sad, but not as sad as losing Argo.

Whilst you were all caught up in your senseless (even though for the right reasons) killing of these 16 ancient creatures who never wronged you in any way whatsoever, it was apparent from the very beginning that Agro wanted no part of it but only aided you out of love to you. When Agro (SPOILER ALERT) sacrificed herself to save you, that brought me to tears. Agro didn't deserve any of this. And it was your fault, MY fault, that she died.

This death of a beloved character really got to me... but the bit that made me cry even more was when you saw her limping over to Mono...

25 Papyrus - Undertale Papyrus is a character from the 2015 game Undertale, made by Toby Fox. He is the Younger brother of Sans the skeleton, royal guard in training, and a sentry in the town of Snowdin. Opposite to his brother, papyrus is active, loud, and full of himself; but in an endearing way. Papyrus means to become ...read more.

I nearly cried he's such a good person.A person who believes in you.The only one who believes in you.He only wanted to be a royal guard but he's dreams are shattered if you kill him and do the kill everyone thing don't.But it dose make more sense if you kill everyone

Not really a sad death if you go Genocide route but is sad to see how he believed in you till his very end.

If you kill him your not a monster (he is) but your messed up

This is the guy stopping me from doing genocide

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