Top Ten Saddest Video Games

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81 Kirby: Planet Robobot V 1 Comment
82 Chrono Cross
83 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

"Link's Awakening" is sadder in my opinion, but Ocarina of Time should have a higher spot than some games on this list. After forfeiting your childhood to go on an adventure to save the world, your reward is that you must give up your only friends and loved ones, revert to childhood, and leave the land. (You then end up in Termina in the next game, which is an extremely sad place to be). I guess saving the world is a happy ending, but Ocarina of Time still gets me in the feels.

I can't believe this isn't on the list. SPOILERS The ending to this game when you have to hand the ocarina back to Zelda and navi leaves you. 😭

84 Superman 64

This is the saddest game ever made. You can tell before you even start when you see that the guy who even recorded the demo can't get through the damn rings! - Username123

85 The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon

The game wasn't all that good, but sad still

86 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
87 Grand Theft Auto IV

The most saddest thing about this game are the two endings.

88 Sonic Adventure 2 Battle

This game was really sad!

89 The Shivah

Rabbi Stone's philosophical remarks, along with the extremely sad soundtrack, make this the saddest game I have ever experienced.

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90 Assassin's Creed: Revelations
91 Transistor

How is this not here!?

92 Tales from the Borderlands
93 The Order: 1886
94 Okamiden

The ending of this made me cry, and I don't even cry at the usual real-life sad things! It's just so sad, seeing a valued party member die (not to mention he's everyone's favorite). The ending really gets you, more so because they reference what the ending might be at nearly the beginning of the game! Of the few video game endings I've cried at, this one takes the cake. (P.S. Even the spoilers don't prepare you for that moment! )

I was crying for days because of the ending

The ending is truly heart-wrenching.

95 Xenoblade Chronicles
96 Emily is Away

Jesus Christ,this game puts you in the shoes of a teenage boy trying to win the heart of Emily over windows I'm and despite any choices you make to change the outcome, you always lose, there is no happy ending, it's simple but hits those feels...

This is the game I was hoping to see, how is it 100th?

Damn,this game was really depressing.Took me a while just to get over the fact that I lost a girl who wasn't even real... But,you can play it if you want that 2000's feel.

97 Xenogears
98 Okami V 1 Comment
99 Left 4 Dead 2
100 Drakengard

This squenix game for the PS2 was so controversial in its overseas undertaking. Many of the games dialog scenes had to be changed to keep the subject matter from violating certain precepts. While the gameplay is so nonspecific, the story has an all-round dark fantasy tone. With multiple endings and not one of them prefix "happy". The story itself will slam you with tragedy after tragedy and even the central characters, the protagonist and his entourage, will be seen differently by you the farther you delve into the story.

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