Submitted by GodisaGeek 411d ago | opinion piece

Games That Made Us Cry

GodisaGeek: "We at Godisageek like to think we’re tough, that we can handle the odd emotional knock and keep on going. But the truth is, we’re all big softies, really – and games are just as capable of reducing us to quivering wrecks as any other medium. This week on Staff Picks, we had a look back at the games that have hit us nice and hard in the feels, and then we’ve opened up to you about it, like in therapy.

Warning: this will contain spoilers and manly confessions. Bring the tissues." (3DS, Android, iPad, iPhone, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PSP, The Darkness, The Last Of Us Remastered, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

R0n0rve  +   411d ago
The Last of Us made me cry... And I ain't ashamed of saying so.
isa_scout  +   411d ago
Apparently there's a lot of heartless people in this comment section. I 100% agree with you. Maybe it's having kids that made that scene so gut wrenching for me.
Bobby Kotex  +   411d ago
You're not heartless because a video game doesn't make you cry. Not everyone is living in a bubble.
isa_scout  +   411d ago
@ Bobby Kotex
I fail to see how the term, "living in a bubble" applies. I'm afraid you don't understand how to properly use the phrase. If becoming emotionally attached to a scene in a video game is taboo then someone forgot to tell me and millions of other players that have described the same feeling while playing TLOU. If other players feel the same way as R0n0rve and I then its one very big ass bubble.
randomass171  +   411d ago
While these didn't make me cry they did make me very emotional.

-Dom's wife in Gears of War 2
-The end of TLOU
-The end of Half-Life 2: Episode 2

edit And how could I forget The Walking Dead Season 1 & 2. Any episode pretty much lol.
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FITgamer  +   411d ago
TLOU was emotional rollercoaster, but not enough to make me cry. I think Telltales TWD, more specifically the last episode of season 1, got to me more.
TongkatAli  +   411d ago
Nah bro, fanboys, they can't stand that game, their use to playing their irrelevant games with laughable storylines, no voice acting and boring gameplay.

Pay no mind.
ABizzel1  +   411d ago
I don't think there's ever been a game to make me cry, but I have felt the pain of some characters.

TLoU is one example.

But the first game I can remember that really hurt me emotionally was Eternal Champion on Sega. I know it sounds crazy, but I was a little kid who grew up on Saturday morning cartoons like X-Men, Spider-man, Pokemon, and even Power Rangers. So I was use to the good guys always winning.

Then I played this game, and read all the awful ways these people were killed, and then had to fight to the death for a second chance just broke my little heart. I played it, enjoyed it, beat it without "finishing anyone", and never played it again.

Just read it.
ATi_Elite  +   411d ago
X-rebirth because I was so hyped for it and its a buggy mess.
Slysi  +   411d ago
Yep same here m8, that game got me especially at the beginning with his daughter and i aint afraid to admit it either and im a 38 year old man
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TheFallenAngel  +   411d ago

God of War: Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta. When kratos has to choose between staying with his daughter or saving her from perishing. And when the god of death kills his brother.
Those two parts gave me a knot in my throat and watery eyes. Poor kratos :/
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TongkatAli  +   411d ago
Yeah, the psp games had better stories then the console God Of Wars.
TheFallenAngel  +   411d ago
Yea they did. Both psp games were amazing.
elda  +   411d ago
There have been several games over the years that have had some sad scenes that had made me feel a lil sad,FF-X,the ending of Heavenly Sword,several scenes in TLOU.
WeAreLegion  +   411d ago
I love James Van Der Douche.
rodiabloalmeida  +   411d ago
Tetris. The ending is very sad.
s45gr32  +   411d ago
Tetris how is the ending sad, well it's an odd choice. Are you playing.
Heisenburger  +   411d ago
Snake Eater.


snake eateeerrr
Deep-throat  +   411d ago
Metal Gear Solid 4

Didn't make me cry but the ending saddened me.

This is good, isn't it?
randomass171  +   411d ago
Same! The ending was extremely somber, especially for us Snake fans.
cpayne93  +   411d ago
Halo reach? Eh, seems like a wierd choice to me.

First things I think of are tlou opening and the "bad" ending in mgs1, as well as the death of sniper wolf. It had some other good tear jerker moments as well.
s45gr32  +   411d ago
For me it was To the Moon,MGS3 Snake Eater ending and The Walking Dead.
isa_scout  +   411d ago
When Rose was shot and killed by a sniper in Valkyrie Chronicles and that girl sings her a song I felt like curling up into a ball and crying. I don't know if anyone else knows what I'm talking about, but man that was brutal. Now if only Sega would port the PSP games over to home consoles.
DCfan  +   411d ago
You mean SPOILERS Isara.
That was the only game that made me really feel sad and kept me thinking about the squad. During the entire game i only lost 2 comrades,Isara and some other Lancer dude. But goddamn, that game is a total gem.
isa_scout  +   410d ago
Yep good call I completely forgot that it was Rose who sang the song for Isara. Thanks. I had it backwards.
Unlimax  +   411d ago
Resident Evil - Code Veronica : https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Rule of Rose : https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Fatal Frame 3 : https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Concertoine  +   411d ago
Awesome taste in games, man.
Unlimax  +   411d ago
Thank you Concertoine :]
I'm glad you liked ~
bub16  +   411d ago
Walking dead season one is the only game that got me close. I'm to scared of crying so skipped season two for a while
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TricksterArrow  +   411d ago
Heavy Rain (bad ending for me), Beyond (with the homeless people), Final Fantasy VII (Aerith's death), The Last of Us, Uncharted 3 (Drake and Elena's reunion), Mass Effect 3, The Walking Dead: Season One aaaand.... Nope, that's about it.
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segamon  +   411d ago
"Did LoK: Defiance’s final sacrifice choke you up?"

I'd say yes. it did.
dafegamer  +   411d ago
contradictory  +   411d ago
MGS:Peace Walker
Alan Wake

had some sad moments but not necessarily ones that made me cry...except MGS4 and FF IX maybe
AsiaticGodBorn  +   411d ago
Tear Jerkers
-The last scene of the last episode of The Walking Dead Season 1.
-The ending of Shadow of the Colossus due to the tie in with Ico and his origins.

Honorable Mentions
-Ico and the build up culminating right before the last scene.
elda  +   410d ago
incendy35  +   411d ago
Bioshock Infinite hit me hardest of all of them. I mean damn.. I hated myself after playing that game.
DarkKaine  +   410d ago
1 Word: Nier.
Kinda surprising that hasn't been mentioned..
HentaiMasterRace  +   410d ago
Persona 3. I got so into the game and I didn't want it to end, but when it did. TvT
urwifeminder  +   410d ago
No game has remotely come close I just see them as pixels that need destroying have laughed a boat load maybe at the times I should have cried. Its wonder the new unreleased Tomb raider did not make the list amazing emotional response to a game.
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donwel  +   410d ago
No game has ever made me full on cry, Persona 4 did bring a tear to my eye though, which is a testament to the devs ability to create characters that you can genuinely get attached to.
xDHAV0K24x  +   410d ago
GOW 3...Adam Fenix smh *sigh*

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