Submitted by pakua 655d ago | opinion piece

Top 5 saddest video game deaths of all time

Video games can make us feel a lot of emotions, some fill us with joy and excitement whilst some can make us shed a tear or two. It’s the latter I want to explore today and there’s no end in the amount of worthy candidates for our top 5. Games are a powerful medium and should be heralded for making us feel in such a way. More efforts need to be focused on captivating story lines that can fill us with so much passion towards an individual. Video games are not all about mindless killings and reckless driving, here’s out top 5 saddest gaming deaths that prove just that. (Final Fantasy VII, Gears of War 2, Halo 4, PS3, Red Dead Redemption, Retro, Xbox 360)

Dancinsolo  +   655d ago
No Brothers? That's a damn shame
abzdine  +   655d ago
bad list!!
how can Shawn from Heavy Rain not be in this list? the only time a death in a videogame really felt sad
Nerdmaster  +   655d ago
Did you let Shaun die? You're a bad father!
abzdine  +   655d ago
i platinumed the game and that makes me a good gamer :)
Picnic  +   655d ago
What about Jason's 'death' though. His father Ethan clearly takes the full impact from the car. Ethan catches his son quite well as far as I recall. There's no way that Jason could have died and yet Ethan not been severely injured at the very least. Unless Ethan crushed his own son!

It took a few minutes later before it was confirmed to me that Ethan had definitely died.
Helium balloon rising is not yet the standard accepted code for 'former owner's spirit has necessarily followed the same path'.
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AntoineDcoolette  +   654d ago
The Boss's death in MGS3 is sad considering details.
Vanfernal  +   655d ago

Isara's death in Valkyria Chronicles scarred me for life.
isarai  +   655d ago
PeaSFor  +   655d ago

it wasnt sad, she went out like a BOSS, thats not sad but ballsy as fck.(to be honest, we rarely see such strong & ballsy females character in videogames)
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AusRogo  +   655d ago
He may have been talking about ***SPOILERS***................ ...........Joels daughter? That almost made me tear up!
mewhy32  +   655d ago
I think that one of the sadest deaths is the Wii-U.
Mutant-Spud  +   655d ago
Nier was a sad story altogether, I'm a pretty hard case and even I had a lump in my throat at times.
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ifistbrowni  +   655d ago
agreed. Sarah's death in TLOU should've made the list. Dom's death in Gears 3 was pretty sad, too (maybe it was more sad for me, i read the books).

But, Sarah's death made me tear up on the first playthrough. It's the most powerful prologue/section of a video game i've ever played.

It's odd b/c i was just on youtube showing my nephew some of the new video games coming out, he saw a picture of Ellie and said, "lets watch that video!" So, i let him watch the prologue section (he's 4, so i couldn't let him watch too much of it)... I teared up again (even after playing through 4 times and witnessing it numerous times, its still sad). Such a powerful scene.
ThatEnglishDude  +   655d ago
Cortana, really?
Jihaad_cpt  +   655d ago
Sorry forgive my ignorance I haven't played Halo but wasn't Cortana a program or some kind of AI?
ThatEnglishDude  +   655d ago
You are correct. Her 'character' isn't really fleshed out and hardly deserves to be hailed as one of the saddest 'deaths' in videogames. Not considering the likely possibility she'll probably return in Halo 5.
dizeestl  +   655d ago
the boss mgs3
youndamie  +   655d ago
Tidus FF X
Also Shujin and Lenne, I shed a tear during that flash back sequence.
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None of these in the list are sad. It's based around characters that I didn't really care about it anyway. This list is more of a top 5 deaths that nobody really cares about.
Heisenburger  +   655d ago
Aaaaaannnd speaking of characters we don't care about....

Right on cue.
youndamie  +   655d ago
Lol and btw your name is Donte
ajax17  +   655d ago
Are you kidding me? No Telltale Walking Dead?! Y'all know which one I'm talking about.
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PeaSFor  +   655d ago
Ben? i loled.
tommygunzII  +   654d ago
Yea I was upset when Carly died, I left that bitter broken mess on the side of the road with her too :)
DEEBO  +   655d ago
Were is the BOSS! you know the one who showed jack aka naked snake aka big boss how to be a super soilder.

That was one of the most emotional boss fights ever! then you see snake get the medals but deep down he hates everything and everyone in that room for making him kill the one person he loved for his country.
one word powerful!
alejandroelputo  +   655d ago
Nariko from heavenly sword.
elda  +   655d ago
ThatArtGuy  +   655d ago
Nei from Phantasy Star II.
ShaunCameron  +   655d ago
Cole McGrath in InFAMOUS 2.
Rich1631  +   655d ago
I second the death of Joel's little girl in The Last of Us. The voice acting and the directing in that scene...holy crap, man.
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Darkfist  +   655d ago
InFAMOUS 2 evil Cole ending
Wni0  +   655d ago
Gears of war has a story?
HumanAfterAll  +   655d ago
The Only one on here that actually got to me was John Marston's.

What about Jenny in The Darkness? God damn did I cr- I MEAN my eyes had something in them!

Seriously though. That was the first game I played on 360 and it messed with me big time.
combatcash  +   655d ago
The big brother in brothers tale of two sons was pretty sad, having to bury him really added to the already sad moment.
FreakdoutKid  +   655d ago
wtf is dis list? wheres MW2 ghost death? all my tears for nothing
MisfitsInc  +   655d ago
she didn't actually die, but Kai from Heavenly Sword choked me up a bit
DualWielding  +   655d ago
Leo's dead in Final Fantasy VI, because I was a kid and before that I had never played any game featuring an actual dead before...
_FantasmA_  +   655d ago
I'm not reading this list because I don't want any spoilers so I don't know who is on there but the only time I actually cried was when Dom died in Gears. Dom was the man and I feel like he should have been the main character in Gears because he was the only one that felt human. Marcus looked cool, but he was a grunt, and he was expendable.

I'm barely playing through Snake Eater for the first time, but I have a feeling that when I kill the boss, there's going to be alot of emotional moments. I just barely started Operation Snake Eater and seeing as how The Boss can't bring herself to kill Snake and how Snake didn't try to kill her when she took his gun apart for the second time, I can tell I'm in for an emotional journey.

I can't believe I waited this long to play Metal Gear Solid 3! I still haven't even gotten past the 2nd mission in 4 either! And to think MGS is in my top 5 franchises ever because its the probably the only franchise that has a deep (maybe too deep) story. I actually don't mind the cutscenes.
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Stoppokingme  +   655d ago
Thane from ME3 anyone?

But I'd have to go with Sarah in TLOU, that was heartbreaking.
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goldwyncq  +   655d ago
Big Boss in MGS4
MasterofMagnetism  +   655d ago
Oliver's mom from Ni No Kuni was very sad.
curtis92  +   655d ago
Eli Vance.
RockmanII7  +   654d ago
Why are people putting the characters name Before the name of the game in their spoilers? You can't really know what's being spoiled until it's too late.

As for my picks I would say The Walking Dead, Cave Story, Mega Man Zero 4, Halo 3, and The Witches House.
plaZeHD  +   654d ago
This has The Last Of Us written all over it.
Iveyboi  +   654d ago
FF7: Crisis Core....even though you know it's coming
Destrania  +   654d ago
This is a horrible list.

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