Admit it, These Video Games Made You Cry

OCWeekly: There's nothing to be ashamed about, some video games make you cry. Unlike movies or books, games have a remarkable ability to do more than expressing a story to the viewer. They transform the viewer into an active member of the story, strengthening the link between the player and the fiction. Whether it is feelings of sadness, triumph, fear, or even schadenfreude, video games can instill all sorts of emotions onto the player.

So, there's nothing wrong with shedding a tear or two when playing games. Here are the best examples of video games that can make you cry.

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ClownBelt4678d ago

Not on the list...oh well..

I've cried on SMT: Persona 4 and Chapter 12 of Yakuza 3.

Reibooi4677d ago

Games that made me cry.

Lost Odyssey
Persona 3 and 4
Final Fantasy VII and X
Xenosaga Episode III
Valkyria Chronicles

That's about it. I still to this day don't understand why Gears 2 made people sad or cry. There was no attachment to the character so why it made a impact I will never know.

hamoor4677d ago

i agree with most of the list except gears of war 2 moment
i thought it was too cheesy

Ocelot5254677d ago


i cried because I realized I just wasted my hard earned €70 @ a boring game

Marceles4677d ago

Heavenly Sword when Kai got hung was another heart-wrencher.

Inferno4677d ago

Valkyria Chronicles is the only game that made me cry.

2Spock4677d ago

Well i can say i have never cried playing a video game. I have become somewhat sad but never cried.

Pika-pie4677d ago

I disagree with Lost Odyseey. Yeah it was a good scene but there just wasnt enough character development with Kaims daughter before hand, so there was no chance for you to make an emotional attachment.

You walked into the house and shes on her death bed, this is the first time you see her and she barely gets a mention in the story before hand... Then starts that cut scene where she dies. No tears from me.

Games that did make me shed a tear, theres probably more but these ones immediatly spring to mind.
Uncharted 2

Darkstorn4677d ago

Just MGS3 and MGS4 for me. Dragon Age almost did when I had to make that HUGE decision at the end of the game.

darthv724677d ago

when i was younger i played phantasy star II and right near the beginning when Nei sacrificed herself to save the rest of the group put a tear in my eye.

Since then I vowed to never get emotional over a virtual character again. You know what...I havent since.

xskipperx824677d ago

OMG you did NOT cry at Uncharted 2. puhlease Gears 2 and Lost Odyssey made me cry. FFX also, it should be on the list. And possibly Shenmue

darthawesome904677d ago

Where is Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core? Now thats a game with a ending that will making anyone cry especially with the song "the price of freedom" playing at the end.(If you havent seen the ending or heard the song i strongly suggest youtube and bring a tissue to wipe your tears!!!!)

Reibooi4677d ago


The scene with Kaim's daughter dying wasn't supposed to make you said because a character died. It's more about how Kaim feels then anything.

One of the FEW things he has remembered at that point in the game was his daughter and as soon as he finds out shes alive and locates her she dies. It's a bittersweet moment for Kaim because he gets to see his Daughter for one last time and finds she even has kids but still has to say goodbye to her for a 2nd time.

I mad me cry thinking about how Kaim must have felt then any other reason.

RedPawn4677d ago

Bingo, that was extremely bad, and you knew what was coming, it's just the scene played so perfectly.

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logichurtsfanboys4678d ago (Edited 4678d ago )

I'm not admitting anything! Seriously though, none of those games made me cry. Only game that came close was Final Fantasy X.

BannedForNineYears4677d ago

Yeah, never cried during a movie or game. -_-
But when I beat FFX I was sooooooo close to crying. Most sad ending I've played. =\
Still need to watch a playthrough of FFx-2 though...
But I think everyone ends up slightly sad when a game ends. Like, I was sad when I beat Uncharted 1 and 2 because it's like, an awesome game is over! Noooooooooooooo!

Rocket Sauce4677d ago (Edited 4677d ago )

If any of these games made me cry, I'd need lithium.

alphakennybody4678d ago

ace combat 4, from intro to the end. that game really hits you hard.

RememberThe3574677d ago

No other game has made missions feel so important. But Ace combat 6 was fair and Ace Combat X was good.

Excalibur4677d ago

I played on that list was Gears 2 and the part with Dom and his wife was pretty heart wrenching but it didn't make me cry, I'm a big boy after all. LOL

RememberThe3574677d ago

The scene with Dom and his wife made me laugh. It was so lame...

RadientFlux4677d ago

The only game that got me close to tears was the ending for "Dreamfall - The Longest Journey".

Everything on the list didn't even get me close.

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