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Submitted by Pozzle 501d ago | opinion piece

10 Most Depressing Video Game Endings

WC: Video games have really evolved a lot in the last decade or so, with advanced graphical capabilities allowing developers to reach out to our emotional side in more creative and unique ways. The result?

Video games are getting a whole lot more complex and heart-wrenching, and if you’ve pumped 30 or 40 hours into a game, why the Hell shouldn’t they be? Of course, we all love a nice happy ending after triumphing over adversity, but these games had different ideas.

A depressing ending can leave a far more pronounced, lasting effect on the viewer if done right; of course, some games are going to just indulge in downright misery porn (we’re looking at you, Silent Hill), but if developers pitch the emotion just right, they’ll have a game that we can’t imagine ending any other way. Whether for the best or not, here are the 10 most depressing video game endings of all time. (Final Fantasy X, Grand Theft Auto IV, Mass Effect 3, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, PC, PS2, PS3, Shadow of the Colossus, Xbox 360)

Donnieboi  +   501d ago
Persona 3 had the happiest and yet also the saddest ending of all time. They even let u play the ending for an additional 30 hours if u get the FES version on psn.
Hydralysk  +   499d ago
Can't agree with a couple of the games on this list. I felt nothing at GTA4's ending, and HL2's cliffhanger wasn't as depressing as the silence that followed.

Plus, how in hell is The Walking Dead and especially Spec Ops The Line not on here?

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