Most Emotional Video Games Endings Of All Time

Even though they’re just pixels on a screen, video games have a way of tugging at our heartstrings. Developers know any good story needs to have some drama or tragedy along the way, and not every tale deserves a happy ending. Let’s take a look at some of the all-time saddest gaming moments.

(Spoiler Warning)

Tidus – Final Fantasy X


Final Fantasy X really knows how to make you care about its characters. As we watch Tidus transform from a spoiled, angsty man-child into a mature adult, you can’t help but care about him almost as much as Yuna does. That’s what makes his ultimate sacrifice that much harder to bear, especially when it happens right in front of his beloved Yuna.

John Marston – Red Dead Redemption

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In another “bad guy turned good guy” story, Red Dead Redemption gives us no choice but to root for John Marston on his quest to save—and be reunited with—his family. Even now, thinking about John finally getting his family to safety only to be brutally gunned down by the authorities still fills us with rage.

Lee Everett – The Walking Dead


Nothing like spending a huge amount of time protecting little Clementine, teaching her how to survive in the cruel and violent world of The Walking Dead, only to be bitten by a zombie. The game cruelly gives you the choice of how to proceed, with Clementine forced to either leave Lee for dead or kill him to put him out of his misery. “Keep that hair short,” he tells her. Clementine will remember that.

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