Top 10 Video Games With the Saddest Endings

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The Top Ten

1 Red Dead Redemption

Saddest ending ever

2 The Last of Us
3 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
4 The Walking Dead: Season 1
5 Heavy Rain
6 Grand Theft Auto IV
7 Mass Effect 3
8 Nier
9 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky

Same goes for the other 2, Darkness and Time.

We're not talking about overall sad story, alright, because this wouldn't really make into the list. This is one of those dungeon crawler games where you do tasks and get stuff. But this one's in the Pokemon universe (there's that), and YOU are the Pokemon (there's that too).

You work up your way with your partner. The first few hours of mission completing made IGN rate this game 4.9, because yes, AT FIRST (AND ONLY AT FIRST) it's feels repetitive. But after progressing through the story, it get's much more story-rich, and deep. As a Pokemon game, it's heavy with life lessons, and morales. The ending though...it scars my heart. In a good way, not a bad way. It's really sad, and really heartbreaking. Being a game which is targeted mainly on younger gamers, this would be one of those "first games" you play to actually make you cry. While Mother 3 also had a similar graphical system, it's not really advertised as ...more

I just cried

10 Life is Strange

Grand Theft Auto and Heavy Rain being above this game is just crazy.

just sad

The Newcomers

? Mafia II

"sorry kid Joe wasn't a part of the deal

? Red Dead Redemption 2

The Contenders

11 Mother 3

You end up fighting your own brother while your dead mother tries to get him to snap out of it (he was killed in the first chapter and made into a cyborg). Once he does, he kills himself to be with his mother. Afterwards, you pull the needle and a cataclysmic chain of events take place, restoring nature in the Nowhere Islands. Good thing everyone survived. - MKBeast

12 Undertale
13 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

How?! - MKBeast

14 To the Moon

Sad but happy too if you think about it

15 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
16 Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

Really sad, true Friendship

17 A Way Out

Saddest game ever, the ending blown me away. - Johnalove

18 Shadow of the Colossus
19 Dust: An Elysian Tail
20 Super Mario Galaxy

Well, a million lumas sacrifice themselves, in an e rated game, just how are mario games lying about there rating

21 Doki Doki Literature Club! Doki Doki Literature Club!
22 Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
23 Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
24 Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days
25 L.A. Noire
26 Halo Reach

It's a bit gut wrenching at parts, at bits like some deaths of the main characters, and the overview of the city New Alexandria, but the ending is the saddest. You are alone. No-one friendly. No escape. The only way you turn out is dead. Damn that zealot who stabbed you! Damn him!

27 Conker's Bad Fur Day

No happiness at all

28 Hey You, Pikachu!

This ending is the saddest one I have ever seen, especially when you say goodbye, Pikachu makes an sad face that makes you feel bad for Pikachu and the background music is depressing, the credits music is happy, when it should have been the staff roll music from Super Mario 64 or a more sad tune, it fits more for the credits of this game, but then Pikachu returns, this ending is even sadder than Titanic, in the movie, you cry for an guy you just saw for 2 hours, but in Hey You, Pikachu! Pikachu has been with you like a whole year after you bought the game, so Pikachu looks like he is now part of your family, the saddest ending in a videogame ever. - GumballWatterson

29 God of War III
30 Super Mario Sunshine
31 Punch Out!!

Doc Louis walks through the highlight hallway after Mac loses his third outing in Mac's Last Stand and says "Good job son. Good job" and the music makes it sound like he died soon after he left tge ring.

32 Punch-Out!! Wii
33 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
34 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

*SPOILERS AHEAD* at the end Ethan dies it literally made me cry I refused to do it I legit had to get my girlfriend to do it because I couldn't I listened to his message at the end credits and cried I was dead Saddest Ending Ever

The ending was so sad! In the ending Ethan/E3N just dies in a ship explosion and same happened to Reyes (The character you’re controlling), but he fly away and a small rock hits Reyes’s helmet and he was losing oxygen then it ends in a black screen, and a scene plays of a soldier doing the “Great job” symbol soldiers do and it ends in the wall of the ones who died with a name in it, “Nick Reyes.”

Saddest ending I’ve seen. :( - Gabo147

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