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 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

5 Dominic's Sacrifice From Gears of War 2
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 Contenders

11 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.

12 Hinawa's Death from Mother 3
13 The Final Day Majora's Mask
14 Killing Toroko from Cave Story

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

15 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.

16 Claus's Attempted Suicide From Mother 3
17 The Cover Art From Mega Man 1
18 The Sans Boss Fight - Undertale

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

19 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

20 Nick's Sacrifice From Lollipop Chainsaw

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

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1. Sephiroth Kills Aerith From Final Fantasy VII
2. The Ending From The Walking Dead
3. Dominic's Wife Dies From Gears of War 2



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