Leviathyn.com | Has a game ever made you cry? Tear up? Get sad? These games include the most heart wrenching scenes that tug at our emotions and bring us to our knees. Take a trip with Leviathyn as we revisit some of these and grab some Kleenex.
I guess for a game to qualify as having a "saddest" moment, it has to be made starting with the Playstation 1 era, right? None of these games compare to Final Fantasy 6 (3 in the US). That game made me bawl like crazy so many times, it's not even funny. Celes' suicide scene, Setzer's reminiscing about his past, the entire backstory of Terra/Tina, the backstory of Shadow...manly tears dammit!
Cyan watching his wife and child leave on the Phantom Train... holy crap, tears flowed hard on that one.
I've never shed tears during a game, but inFamous 2's evil ending probably brought me the closest.
Oh man i really didnt want to kill Zeke, i just kinda sat there & really really didnt want to!
You should play Red Dead Redemption till the end, first game that nearly made me cry.
Gears Spoiler but Dom dying made affected me a lot more so then his wife dying! I shed a tear for dom!
I didn't cry at that part at all, because the whole time I was expecting him to come back somehow. I was fully convinced. Then the game finishes and it seems he really is dead. I felt... weird. I fell for that trick in Mission Impossible 3 and I wasn't gonna let THAT happen again. Guess the joke was still on me.
I'm a complete wuss. I cried at MGS4, and I agree with above, Dom dying was so damn sad. I cried at Mass Effect 3, Bioshock, Uncharted, the list goes on.
Lost Odyssey, at the end of the dream sequences that you read (ESPECIALLY Hanna's Departure and Letters from a Weakling), when either or both of the first half of the "Parting Forever" or "A Sign of Hope" piano tracks plays. That was what I was especially referring to with my last comment on LO's soundtrack. Absolutely beautiful piano pieces.
Saddest Moment in Gaming: I popped in a final fantasy game, and i read "SQUARE-ENIX" on the tv screen
Yep. Squaresoft was a legend, and it's been killed and gutted by this demonic company with no soul.
What about the ending to Metal Gear Solid 3? How could that not dishearten anyone? It's where Big Boss learns the genuine meaning of betrayal.
While I enjoyed the gameplay of MGS4 more, I enjoyed the story and especially the ending of MGS3 more (both great games). The whole ending from the fight with the Boss till the salute, it was amazing and probably one of the most emotional moments in a game ever. While it was sad, I guess that's not what made it so emotional, so maybe it doesn't belong on the list. The MGS4 part where Otacon is talking about Snake's hard life is pretty darn sad.
Not judging the article, because it has good choices. And also not making fun or hating on any of the above posters, but FOR ME I have to say it now Dom's wife or him in Gears 3 I just did not find sad at all. I don't know why, and I know what they were trying to do. I guess I just did not care about him that much. Same with Marcus's quest for his dad- I did not feel a huge need to go find him or care too much. Maybe I just missed that part of the story. And second, BECAUSE IT COMES UP IN ALMOST EVERY ARTICLE EVER...so I only played FF7 for the first time 2 years ago (late to the party, I know) but I did not have it spoiled for me or anything. This whole Aerith death scene is so overused. Again, maybe I just missed the point or did not get it, but I really did not like her. I preferred Tifa from the beginning as a party member, and groaned every time they made me bring Aerith in the party. I found her useless and kind of annoying, so was not too beat up when she died. Not like I was dancing on her grave or anything, but it just was not that big of an issue. That is just me though, and I definitely agree they have a place on this list, I just had to finally state my 2 cents.
No Valkyria Chronicles?
Surprised Shadow of the Colossus didn't make the list because it choked me up in twice [players of the game pretty much have a a good guess which moments I meant]. Witnessing the life of Walter Sullivan in Silent Hill 4 was a very disturbing but ultimately saddening experience especially at the end. Another honorable mention is Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne on the road to getting the Maniac's ending. I've had several moments that made me ask myself "What have I done?...." There were a few games this generation which made sigh in despair as well but I don't want to ramble so I will end this post with a quote that got a lump in my throat and made me feel terrible for my actions..... "Dearest Astraea, I have failed you......."
EVA's whole voice over in Snake Eater... it's just... perfect. Genuinely, the whole thing building up to the salute and then that tear... perfect.
I agree man, the salute of Big Boss with tears running down his face was bloody epic and sad ... IMO MGS is the best series ever :)
FF yeah so sad :( . MGS Omfg :'( ... but GW3 not GW2 I sobed when Dom said "Never thought it would end like this, huh!? Huh, Maria!?.‘‘
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