Top Ten Saddest Deaths In Video Games

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21 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.

You do know agro doesn't actually die she just get an injured leg

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22 Nicole Brennan - Dead Space

What makes it all the sadder is the whole game you were fighting of the Necromorphs the you were hoping she was still alive eventually you finally see her half way and your convince that she's going to make it until your betrayed at the end by Kendra who forces you to watch the entire video from early revealing that Nicole has been dead since the beginning not only that but she took her own life while she tearly says she's sorry it had to be this way, Issac's guilt over Nicole's death ultimately becomes the main backbone in Dead Space 2. - egnomac

It must really suck to be Issac Clark survive being torn to pieces by Necromorphs only to learn your girlfriend has been dead the whole time. - egnomac

I loved Nicole because A: Brennan is actually my name and B: She just one brave bada$$ girl who just was awesome

23 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. - egnomac

Piers is about to kill himself for Chris's life and all Chris wants to do is scream at Piers. - MyRockets345

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

This was the saddest death in the history of video games! - Stagla1996

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24 Luna - Zero Escape: Virtues Last Reward

This is easily the saddest death on a handheld console in my opinion. While the other deaths were either suicide (Alice), killed by Dio (Tenmyouji, Clover, and K) or killed due to the other one finding out (Dio), Luna's was more different. At the end, only four people live (Sigma, Phi, Quark, and Luna). Sigma decides to stay behind to find Luna. When he finds her at the garden, he believes that it wasn't Luna who killed the other five. After explaining everything, she ends up going offline due to her being a GAULEM. Her ending had the saddest death and to this point, it's actually made tear up more than Sarah's death from The Last Of Us and Lee's death from The Walking Dead. Her death wasn't part of the main storyline, but still I teared up. - wjacob313

Oh heck, luna's death transformed my bedroom into a pool of tears. The feels, the feels!

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25 Your Character - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 2

This, should be number 1.

This game is an underrated masterpiece, and it has one of the best story telling in video game history.

The music, the dialogue, your partner is crying, and you left him, dying slowly, while saying your last words.

This scene is incredible, it's incredibly sad because the immersion in this game is excellent.

This game is the only game that made me cry, I assure you.

Best scene in video game history, and the most saddest of all time.

This was personally the first video game death that made me cry. Such an amazing game to follow it perfectly with an amazing scene as it was the protagonist's fate to leave the world to protect it.

I've seen it ten times and I still cry. The heart-wrenching dialogue and the now famous music, I Don't Want to Say Goodbye, make this death a really special one. Definitely should be higher than 30.

Okay I remember when I first played this game.Saddest thing ever I cryed so bad I was a teary mess then I was reading it all outloud then my sis came in and just comforted me.This game is why I ship pikachu x vulpix.

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26 Lena - Everlasting Summer
27 Sans - Undertale Sans - Undertale Sans or Sans the Skeleton is a character in the 2015 RPG Undertale created by Toby Fox. He is a lazy, pun-loving skeleton who is a supporting protagonist in the "pacifist" and "neutral" routes of Undertale, and a heroic antagonist/final boss of the "genocide" route. He is known for his incredibly difficult ...read more.

If you are enough of a monster to murder every lovable character or are just curious of the alternate ending, Sans' words right before he dies will be sure to make you feel sad and guilty for what you did to everyone you came to know and love throughout the game.

You can only fight the boss if you kill everything, and his death speech almost made me cry

This is the only death that rivals lee's in the walking dead.

This s his death speech: "Welp... I guess this is it then, huh?...Well, I'm going to Grillby's. Papyrus, do you want anything? " His last line shows how much he loved and cared about his brother, and is sad that he got killed mercilessly and even himself can't stop the brother killer. This makes the death even more sad.

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28 Yusuf Tazim - Assassin's Creed Revelations

The speech was what made it real... And the follow-up mission. The saddest part is just to imagine what was happening in the hideout during the hours before Ezio found his body.

This is the 2nd saddest death in any video game after Desmond Miles's death

Yusuf's death should be #1. Soap's and Ghost's death didn't show any emotion.

29 Xion - Kingdom Hearts 358/2 days 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.

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. - SavagePickle

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.

This scene really hit me in the feels... It's the only time I've ever cried playing a video game

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30 Mikau - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Link plays the Song of Healing, a sad song already, while Mikau is given flashbacks to his long history and fades away out of his memories to his death as the song comes to a close. He was assaulted by Gerudo pirates and left to die on the shore at Great Bay, and nobody realizes that he has died

All of the listings in the top ten were good, but when this game came out I was like 11 so it hit a little harder for me not being able to separate video game from reality.

Needs to be in top tens, seriously.

The death is sad but also comical. - Dawscr

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31 Big Boss - Metal Gear Solid 4

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!

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!

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

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.

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32 Sergeant Johnson - Halo 3

It's very sad when you play guilty spark cause Johnson dies. He was such a badass character in halo 2 and 3 and when he died it was really sad. Even if he didn't die he still would have never been seen again, what are the odd they would just bring him back in halo 4, they didn't bring back anyone else besides chief and cortana who also had a sad death. Anyways it was really sad when Johnson died cause he was so important. Halo reach also had the death of all the major characters.

Sergeant Johnson was one of the only people Chief has known for a long time and when he died I cried. Sgt. Johnson was one of Master Chief's only friends and he died a hero.

He was like an uncle to John, a crazy uncle that was so badass he could never die. But he did go out with a bang just as he wanted...

He was all the games in the first game he was just a soldier then in halo two he was a new main character. When he died I cried for 3 days

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33 Martin Septim - The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion

I remember when I first beat the main quest. I was just left with this bittersweet feeling. The Empire was safe but the Septim bloodline had ended and there was no heir to the Dragon Throne. You feel that the Empire you fought so hard for is going to crumble in a matter of years

He sacrificed himself for the kingdom he only ruled for a few days after the death of his father Uriel Septim, what do you expect from your king more than that?
May Akatosh mercy upon his vigilant soul. Hail Martin Septim. Death to Dagon and his cult! - Nord666

34 Lisa - Silent Hill

she was SO innocent and did not deserve to die! I was so extremly sad when she died and she was bleeding. Also the music. And the picture I seen of what she looked like in that japan book of silent hill on the aftermath of her transformation. It was super sad to me.

35 The Final Hours - Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask
36 Cole Phelps - L.A. Noire Cole Phelps - L.A. Noire

Nothing was going well for Cole Phelps, his wife left him, he got demoted into arson and as he was clamping down on the fascists in the Suburban Redevelopment Fund, he died an unwanted hero. And even if he had survived the sewer flooding he would have been suspended from the LAPD for having an affair with a German. - jezza0

This was the first time I had cried in a video game, next being Lee from the walking dead

I agree the only death in a game (along with Lee) that made me tear up

I am sorry he was a good man at work but behind locked door he was a bastard

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37 E-102 Gamma - Sonic Adventure DX

So sad when Gamma realized who he is. When he set off to free his family it ends with the confrontation between him and his brother, and They both end up shooting each other. The music at the end is sad as well. - Shadsilvson11

The developers originally were going to have gamma shoot himself in the head but Sega said that would be too graphic. I cried too. I loved gamma and his quest for freedom and to save the animals

Its really sad and you see it coming after an epic battle against his brother he comes up to look at his dead body, at that moment I was shouting don't do it and you know beta will shoot him but you can't do anything about and to top it of the music it made tear up.

I watched a video of that scene again today, and now... 10 years after I first played the game? It still hurts.

No one even found out.

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38 Isara - Valkyria Chronicles

Definitely one of the saddest scene. Isara is quite a likeable character since she managed to accomplish so much at such a young age. More so, when she accomplish them with so much adversities in her life.

She is also likeable in that the discrimination she has faced in her life did not make her bitter. Instead, she had dreams such as of having her kind be accepted and invent an aircraft to fly with her brother.

What made her death so sad is that Isara had so much going for her. Isara had many talents and quite skill at her trade. Now she will never reach her dreams.

I will always cry when I see this scene because Isara is one of my favorite characters and a lot of stuff has happened to her during her short life time. She is my favorite underrated video game character and her death makes me cry every time just like Noble 6's death in Halo: Reach. RIP Isara (1919-1935). - wjacob313

The games characters are all so endearing they all make an emotional connection with the gamer. Isara's death is so sudden and unexpected of such an innocent and likable character it is incredibly sad. It serves as a good example of the deaths and sacrifices that occur in any conflict.

Why Isara. Just as everything started to turn for the better... The ending scene where she basically saves Welkin and Alicia was even worse for the feel.

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39 Sandman - Modern Warfare 3

Sandman's death was my second favorite death in the Call of Duty series. He, Truck, and Grinch fought to the very end to do what was right. Side by side kicking ass saving Price. Ghost and Roach was my favorite death. I felt so emotional about all these deaths. They were all my favorite characters. Don't forget about Roach either. He survived death multiple times.

It was terrible! The whole time I was playing that part, I was yelling, "Get on the ' chopper, dude! " Then when he said to just go, I was screaming in my head, "NO! I STARTED TO LOVE YOU! WHY YOU MAKE SUCH SACRIFICE FOR ME AND RussiaN PRESIDENT?! " D':

From the very beginning when he threw you that first clip you got emotionally attached to sandman. And then after all of the mission time played with him I found myself wishing over and over again after he died that you would hear his voice on the radio only to be let down.

They all could shoot the enemies from the helicopter and escape but it was another reason for the directors to destroy another good guy!

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40 Kratos - God of War

Where is God of War 4? Kratos just disappeared after the credits. Is he alive? Or what? - Chaotixhero

The death scene may be sad but the ending sucks

This should be in the top ten. Kratos did everything to get his memories of him killin his own family out of his head and he didn't get what he wanted and later discovers it to be his fault that Pandora dies and believes she died in vein after he kills Zeus so he stabbs himself in the chest with his sword and bleeds out. It doesn't grt much more sad than that.

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