Saddest Video Game Moments

As the name says the saddest moments in video game history (Spoiler Alert) Maybe giving away the ending to some video games.

The Top Ten

1 The Ending From The Walking Dead

The only time I have ever cried in a video game

No question. - lukemcnamara72

2 Sephiroth Kills Aerith From Final Fantasy VII
3 Dominic's Wife Dies From Gears of War 2
4 Dominic's Sacrifice from Gears of War 3

This was Gears of War 3 though.. - JoshuaBananas

Dom was still unhappy about the death of his wife which he tradgicly killed in gears 2. he visits the hometown of maria(his wife) and then his friends are surrounded with lambent and locust, while still depressed from the death of his wife he rams a tanker into a group of fuel tanks, while saving his friends, Dom tradgicly perishes

5 The Ending From Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus has to be one of the most messed up games in history, in order to bring back his dead loved one Wander has to kill a bunch of giant Colossus for reasons never quite explained, He manages to bring her back but at a heavy cost. - egnomac

6 The Ending From Red Dead Redemption
7 The Good Ending From Bioshock
8 Issac Clark Learns the Truth About Nicole From Dead Space
9 Piers Nivans Sacrifice From Resident Evil 6
10 Little Mac Retires From Punch-Out Wii

After losing the third match in Macs' Last Stand mode the game shows this scene with Doc Louis walking through Little Macs wing Highlighting all of his matches and the sad music made it really effective as it ends with Doc saying good job kid good job as we walks away. - egnomac

The Newcomers

? Saying Goodbye to Your Partner - Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

I was in tears after finding out the truth about my Fennekin pal Ellie. In real life, too. - Synchronocity

The Contenders

11 Hinawa's Death from Mother 3
12 Chao Crying - Sonic Adventure 2 Battle

Chao are just the most adorable things ever, so when they get hurt by either accident or abusive care they either start crying or trembling with fear. Seeing something so cute get so upset is nothing short of heartbreaking.
For this I make sure never to mistreat my Chao.

You will feel absolutely horrible if you accidentally hurt a Chao.

13 The Ending from Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky

Don't toss this away as another kids game. Just listening to the music is enough to make people cry. - Frouze

14 Rosalina's Backstory - Super Mario Galaxy
15 Baby Metroid's Sacrifice From Super Metroid
16 The Final Day Majora's Mask
17 The Cover Art From Mega Man 1
18 Killing Toroko from Cave Story

Congratulations. You just killed the cutest character in the entire game. - xandermartin98

19 Egil's Death from Xenoblade Chronicles

Such an extremely emotional scene. The music and atmosphere both show she how touching and sad this moment is.

20 Claus's Attempted Suicide From Mother 3
21 F.L.U.D.D. Dies From Super Mario Sunshine

I know this is sad, but not as sad as a certain scene in Star Fox Command. Peppy sacrifices himself to save the galaxy. What a PAL!

F.L.U.D. D dies? Funny, I've beaten and seen sunshine a LOT of times and NEVER knew this...

F.L.U.D.D lived a wonderful life, so take her to a better place!

Toads repaired her, so she didn't die

22 The Sans Boss Fight - Undertale

I hope I'm not the only one who's glad he's dead.

23 Asriel's Redemption - Undertale

Why is this in the 28th spot? Why not 1st?

24 Nick's Sacrifice From Lollipop Chainsaw

In order to defeat the final boss Killabilly Nick has to willing sacrifice himself. - egnomac

25 Scarlett's Letter From Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door
26 Death of Sniper Wolf
27 Legate Rikke's Death - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
28 Dickson's Death from Xenoblade Chronicles
29 Alphys' Backstory - Undertale
30 The Batman is forced to reveal his identity to the world to save Tim (Robin) and Gordon from Scarecrow - Batman: Arkham Knight

This is a very sad moment at the end of the Arkham Saga where Scarecrow has captured both Tim Drake the Robin and James Gordon the police commissioner and the only way to save them is for Batman to unmask himself and reveal to the world that he is Bruce Wayne.

31 The Ending from Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team
32 Sorry Kid Joe Wasn't Part of the Deal - Mafia 2
33 E-102 Gamma Dies From Sonic Adventure

It's sad because Gamma was fighting his stronger brother and they both end up killing each other.

34 The Ending From The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night
35 The Joker Dies From Batman Arkham City
36 Sora and Kairi Get Separated From Kingdom Hearts

I cried when this happened

37 Mary Read Dies In Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag
38 Cait Sith's Sacrifice (Final Fantasy VII)
39 Lavitz's Death (The Legend Of Dragoon)
40 Edgar's Death and Sad ending (King's Quest VII)
41 Game Over Scene from Angry Birds Transformers
42 Diane's Suicide from Final Fantasy VII
43 Sector 7 Plate Crash - Final Fantasy VII
44 Alexander Gets Killed by Genie If He Doesn't Give Him the Lamp On Time - King's Quest VI

Princess Cassima: Alexander! NO!

45 Sad Ending - King's Quest VI
46 Stellar Santiago's Death - Space Quest 6
47 Stellar Santiago's Funeral - Final Fantasy VII

Wrong game! That's from Space Quest 6

48 Rose's Sacrifice - Legend of the Dragoon
49 Kongol's Past - Legend of the Dragoon
50 Clank Nearly Dies from Ratchet and Clank
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1. Sephiroth Kills Aerith From Final Fantasy VII
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3. Dominic's Wife Dies From Gears of War 2


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