These 11 Heartbreaking Game Moments Will Make You Weep Like a Baby
1. Gears of War 2
Warning: Spoilers ahead, people! In this 2008 game, the main character Dom is on a quest to find his wife, Maria. But when he finds her, she is a shadow of her former self both mentally and physically. Dom then...puts her out of her misery.
2. Super Mario 64
When you finally defeat Bowser by throwing him into the bombs (thus, saving the princess), you realize that the greatest story in the Super Mario Bros. saga has finally come to an end.
3. Grand Theft Auto IV
At the end, you're given the choice to make a deal or take revenge. Either way, Niko, the main character, loses someone important in his life—a family member or a lover.
4. Walking Dead Season 1
After taking care of Clementine for the last hours of the game, Lee finally succumbs to his wounds from the walkers. Then, he instructs Clementine to fend for herself, leaving her afraid and alone in the midst of impending doom.
5. Final Fantasy VII
Aeris, a pivotal character in the series, gets impaled by Sephiroth as you watch with complete horror.
6. Mass Effect 3
One of the saddest game moments in history is when Mordin tries to stop the very virus he helped to spread. In the final scene, you say goodbye to the character that turned from evildoing to become the ultimate good guy.
7. Halo 3
After blasting your way through the Covenant forces, you realize that you have defeated them, but the genocide of 23 billion people makes it less of a moral victory.
8. The Last of Us
Even though you haven't gotten far into the game, the early scene where Joel loses his daughter to a military attack leaves you with a hole in your soul.
9. Tomb Raider (2013)
Lara Croft is supposed to be unstoppable. But when she is forced to kill a man in self-defense, she becomes human after all and falls to the ground in tears.
10. Silent Hill 2
As if murdering your wife to put her out her misery isn't bad enough, you must also fight your way through horrible enemies. At the end, you feel so much guilt that you decide to drown yourself by driving into a lake.
11. Shadow of the Colossus
After going through the depths of hell to resurrect his dead friend, Wander succumbs to his wounds and ends up becoming nothing but a devilish apparition. This is the price he pays for making a deal with the devil.