Submitted by doctorstrange 981d ago | article

Has a Video Game Ever Made You Cry?

Video games have a way of creating an emotional connection with the player. Whether it is through brilliant story telling, climactic action sequences, or just wanting our characters to succeed, they have a way of grabbing hold of us, taking us on a journey.
-PSLS (Final Fantasy X, Gran Turismo 5, Mass Effect 3, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, The Walking Dead: Episode 1 "A New Day", Xbox 360)

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Lovable  +   981d ago
Persona 4. If you played this game you'll know what I mean
Snookies12  +   981d ago
Dang it... I hated that moment so much, I knew it was coming too, I saw it coming but it still got me lol.
AsimLeonheart  +   981d ago
Which moment? I have played Persona 4 but dont exactly know what you are talking about? Is it the ending?
As for making me cry, most recently I got a little teary eyed when Oliver's mother died in Ni No Kuni and he was crying so badly...
Other than that I felt really sad at Xenosaga Episode 3's ending. Everything was so bitter sweet and tragic including the music. Couldnt shake off the sadness for 2 or 3 days.
FFX was definitely very emotional especially when Jecht dies and Tidus vanishes. Also the first time I entered Zanarkand it was so... scary and sad for me. It was like a great journey was about to come to an end and I will lose Yuna soon. The soundtrack there gave me a really heavy heart
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darthv72  +   981d ago
no, but i have had a seizure that was caused by a video game. It was FZero on the gamecube.

That game was so fast and flashy, it has been the ONLY game where i experienced such a thing.

And i have been playing lots of games for over 30 years. I can say...I have not played it since then.
Lovable  +   981d ago
Spoiler: When Dojima asked you to save Nanako inside the hospital. That melt my heart...considering how the player get so attached to Nanako, seeing all those stuff happened was really heart breaking
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HammadTheBeast  +   981d ago
Legend of Dragoon.

thorstein  +   980d ago
Telltale's Walking Dead...
SkyGamer  +   980d ago
Lost Odyssey for me. Some of the dream sequences and when someone found their mother. Great game!
Eyeco  +   980d ago
FF7, MGS 4 and especially Limbo made me break a tear the last 2 were absolutely depressing
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NatureOfLogic  +   980d ago
Kingdom Hearts 2 when sora leaves twilight town.
gta2800  +   980d ago

The gaming moments that made me cry or wanna cry:

-Final Fantasy X Ending (Tidus says bye to Yuna)

-Legend of Dragoon ending (Dart visits Lavitz house for that drink he promised him)

-Infamous 2, evil scenario(Cole kills Zeig)

-Final Fantasy 8 (Rinoa drifts into space)

-Red Dead Redemption (John Marstons death)

-Resident Evil Code Veronica(Steves death)

-Half Life 2 (Eli Vance death)

-Shadow of the Colossus (Agro death)

These are in no particular order. Just some of the sad scenes I remember off the top of my head at the moment.
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Gaming101  +   980d ago
Big girls don't cry
But everyone on this thread seems to. What does that make all of you? That's right, little girls. LOL JK

What happened to Argo in Shadow of the Colossus was like a Sally the Dog moment, because it so closely delved into the relationship people can have with animals. That just seems to get to people. You hear people died and you're for some reason not as sad as when you hear someone's dog died.
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llMurcielagoll  +   980d ago

N4G should add a report comment option for FREAKIN SPOILERS!!!!
Hellsvacancy  +   980d ago
Shadow of the Colossus, when Agro falls off the bridge

It affected my 5 year daughter the most, she was next to me whilst I was playing it, she was happy by the end of the game

Journey "almost" got me
jrbeerman11  +   980d ago
ff13 made me cry because i wasted my money on that trash...
Bimkoblerutso  +   980d ago
I feel like a lot of you are saying you "cried" simply when something made you very sad.

There are many parts from many games that have made me very sad, but I've honestly never cried over any of those moments.
doctorstrange  +   981d ago
izumo_lee  +   980d ago
Man that moment when it first happened was heartbreaking....the music that played really enhanced that moment.

When Aerith was killed i didn't really cry but it did choke me up quite a bit cause i used her a lot in the game & to see her taken away from me was devastating.

My very first & actual 'man tears' was the end of Crisis Core. Zack was just such an awesome character & he was well developed within the game. To see his last stand was excrutiating & even though we all knew he was gonna die the game showed it in such an emotional way it really gets to you.
TongkatAli  +   980d ago
The only time i cried in Persona 4 is when it ended cause i didn't want it to end...... sike! I know what scene you're talkng about and Dojima voice actor is amazing.
Kratoscar2008  +   980d ago
Nah P3 the journey ending, nuff said.
Motorola  +   980d ago
persona 3 is worse because you die at the end. the game is 6 years old who doesnt know that ending by now.
P45cal  +   980d ago
Shit thanks for the spoiler bro. I'm 20h in Persona 3 Portable, ehh what did I expect I'm on the internet.
MetalMayhem  +   980d ago
Agreed, I've never cried but damn i came close during Persona 4.
Merrill  +   980d ago
Not even close. Games just don't have that power yet, that suspension of disbelief where I really lose myself in the character or loss of one. I lose myself in the games, but not the characters.

The quality of the story telling isn't there yet, games need better/professional writers. I hope the new tech can properly portray human emotion for me to care when they're lost.
DryPancake  +   980d ago
Yes: Sonic Colors
Apollosupreme  +   980d ago
Closest I ever came was back in '97 when FFVII came out. When (you should) know who gets murdered, totally unexpectedly stabbed in the back, it hit me hard.

a.) It was a played up to be a happy moment that is quickly, evilly, destroyed.
b.) The character was very likeable.

Second closest was also in FFVII, during Nanaki's storyline. That was some beautiful storytelling right there.
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joab777  +   980d ago
Only when it glitched and i lost everything.
showtimefolks  +   980d ago
yakuza 3
MGS peacewalker and 4
Shawtymann  +   980d ago
Yakuza 3 is the only game that made me teary eyed. Which part was it for you?
For me it was when Rikiya took the bullet for Kazuma
showtimefolks  +   979d ago
Same scene that was so nice
Gamer1982  +   980d ago
FFVII when Aeris died.. The only time I ever cried because of a video game.. I got so invested in that game..
pain777pas  +   980d ago
No question FF7 and for me FF7 Crisis Core ending. Zack is the best FF character of all time for me... and its not even funny man. Honorable mentions MGS3 and 4 and Legend of Dragoon.
gintoki777  +   980d ago
Demons souls =(
Kingscorpion1981  +   980d ago
Hmmm I'm not gonna say it made me Cry but Heavy Rain was emotional!
Wedge19  +   981d ago
I highly agree with the FFX and Walking Dead. I can get emotional in sad moments, epic moments, in TV, Movies, and Games. Yeah, I'm one of those types, and I am totally ok with that.
Foolsjoker  +   981d ago
TWD definitely got me.
kabala  +   981d ago
Final Fantasy on the Snes. When the twins....(sniff)
Septic  +   981d ago
Duke Nukem Forever did....and I didn't even play the game.
camel_toad  +   981d ago
Ha consider yourself lucky for not ever playing it.
e-p-ayeaH  +   981d ago
Its not that bad i had more fun playing DNF than some AAA singleplayer games.
SilentNegotiator  +   980d ago
Then play some better AAA singleplayer games.

DNF is as subpar as they come.
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ExCest  +   980d ago
Yeah, he punched me.
TrendyGamers  +   981d ago
Final Fantasy X definitely has its moments.
NastyLeftHook0  +   981d ago
demons souls (cries of pain and happiness)
dbjj12088  +   981d ago
I always cry when all the mean people online won't let me out of spawn.
Number-Nine  +   981d ago
yes sir :'(
gamefiles  +   981d ago
Nice article
Max-Zorin  +   981d ago
I never cried. But I do acknowledge the sad moments and feel bad for the character(s).
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byebyelelz  +   981d ago
Mother 3
seanpitt23  +   981d ago
jeeves86  +   980d ago
Me too, right at the end. I cried a bit. But I completely broke down at several points during TWD. I don't think I ever cried as much as at the end of that game.
kenshiro100  +   980d ago
I agree. There were times I choked up too.
RTheRebel  +   981d ago
NegativeCreep427  +   981d ago
Aeris's death in Final Fantasy 7 was definately a tear-jerker for me, mainly because I had basically leveled her up as my primary mage and had even gotten her up to her final limit break.

And then the broad just goes and lets herself get shish-kabobed, wasting all of my effort with her. I knew I should have just stuck with Tifa; in that case being superficial and following her big knockers would have kept me out of trouble.
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OmniSlashPT  +   981d ago
FFX and Crisis Core have been the only ones for now, Journey made me crack a ridiculous smile and tear up a little of joy with such a great ending. I still have to play TWD though.

But damn, everytime i listen to 'To Zanarkand' I just get that feeling :')
Jek_Porkins  +   981d ago
Hell no, they are just video games.
KingPin  +   981d ago
yes. super mario bros on the snes. i think that made a lot of kids cry.
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Nocturne147  +   981d ago
-Dragon Age:Origins Ending Cause Morrigan left.
-Far Cry:3 Ending Where all friends on the boat left the island without you.
-Tomb Raider:2013 @ Ending cause it was fkin amazing game.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   981d ago
Aliens Colonial Marines made me cry.
HmongAmerican  +   981d ago
Two game got me emotional FFX and MSG4.
AllroundGamer  +   981d ago
When Tidus laughed in FFX i had to cry... but FF8 ending made me really cry, such emotional stuff and that's why to me it's the best FF game.
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ApolloTheBoss  +   981d ago
Mirror's Edge's ending made me cry for some reason.
doctorstrange  +   980d ago
I cried because there's still no Mirror's Edge 2
ApolloTheBoss  +   980d ago
Let's hope it's confirmed for next-gen at E3, Otherwise abandon all hope. :(
ShaunCameron  +   981d ago
Metal Gear Solid 4. Big Mama dying. Raiden reuniting with his son.
FoxHound_  +   981d ago
MGS 3 and 4...
Prophet112  +   981d ago
FF7, when Aerith/Aeris dies was the first and only game that got me teary eyed.
Although there have been some games that came close to getting me teary eyed.
killerorca258  +   980d ago
Shadow of the Colossus when Wanda's horse fails to make the jump, I cried for about 30 seconds before I moved on. The only other time was Heart of the Alien when Buddy victoriously frees his village and then finds Lester's corpse in one of the cells, I couldn't stop crying. Oh man, I'm starting to feel really sad now.
FunAndGun  +   980d ago
yeah, that part in SotC was :(
GrandTheftZamboni  +   980d ago
Agro? AGRO!!!
Shane Kim  +   980d ago
Yeah when that horse died I cried like a little girl.
azshorty2003  +   980d ago
But the Argo didn't die. We see him during the credits in the garden.

It was still a tragic and sad moment because we though at that moment he did die.
e-p-ayeaH  +   980d ago
Nanaki´s and Zack stories and aeris death in FF7 are some of them but i was kid back then and games felt more emotional when i was growing than they are now.
Metal Gear Solid games also made me tear up a few times.

also Grandstream Saga (PS1) ending made me sad.

ps: still haven't played ff6 (i own a copy though) before a ff6 lover starts barging in.
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Tiqila  +   980d ago
the framerate issues and unresponsive controls of worms revolution ps3 recently made me cry
Unlimax  +   980d ago
Rule of Rose ( http://www.youtube.com/watc... )

Fatal Frame 3 ( http://www.youtube.com/watc... )

Final Fantasy X ( http://www.youtube.com/watc... )

Samurai Shodown Warriors Rage 2 - Music ( http://www.youtube.com/watc... )
*is it wierd that i cried for this music :'( *

And many many Unforgettable moments in Gaming . . .
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vikingland1  +   980d ago
FF7,Lost Odyssey and Nino Kuni made me get teary eyed.
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