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#1 Posted by Trains (172 posts) -

What are some of the most depressing video games you have ever played?

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#2 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

Nier deffo.

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#3 Posted by cyraxible (707 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid 3.

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#4 Posted by handlas (3171 posts) -

I don't know silly. You tell me yours first!

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#5 Posted by Landon (4137 posts) -

Persona 3.

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#6 Posted by Winternet (8397 posts) -


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#7 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5710 posts) -

You first.

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#8 Posted by NyxFe (252 posts) -

Any game that involves good performance from random team mates. 

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#9 Posted by Jeust (11739 posts) -

To The Moon

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#10 Posted by AjayRaz (12803 posts) -

The Walking Dead

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#11 Posted by Jeust (11739 posts) -

Lost Odyssey

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#12 Posted by nail1080 (2025 posts) -


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#13 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

Katawa Shoujo and Fragile Dreams.

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#14 Posted by Joker369 (971 posts) -

Persona 3

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#15 Posted by AlisterCat (7363 posts) -
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#16 Posted by Zecks23 (197 posts) -

@AlisterCat said:


Thought you were talking about Playstation Home at first, while not a game, it is quite depressing

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#17 Posted by Nux (2759 posts) -

Persona 3

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#19 Posted by Blackout62 (2037 posts) -

@AjayRaz said:

The Walking Dead

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#20 Posted by thedj93 (1260 posts) -

spec ops the line

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#21 Edited by NTM (9798 posts) -

For a time being, I would say Dead Space. I remember when I played it when it came out, and I didn't like the game that much; one of the things that factored into it other than just not having fun with it was the fact that the Ishimura was filled with death all over, from the presentation standpoint, I felt it really got the feeling of dread down, and I couldn't play it for a while. It was quite an awkward feeling, but my opinion of the game is far, far different now. My opinion on a lot of things are actually quite different now because of the game, but that's a different discussion.

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#23 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5568 posts) -

Me and my Blob

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#24 Posted by mattdragn (96 posts) -

Final Fantasy X. Heart breaking end to that game.

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#25 Posted by Kerned (1185 posts) -

@AjayRaz said:

The Walking Dead

This. Not exactly sunshine and flowers so far.

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#26 Posted by TobbRobb (6083 posts) -

Nier. The only one I could think of at all.

But I don't really get as attached in games. But I couldn't count the amount of movies that have depressed me.

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#27 Posted by Aleryn (718 posts) -

@mattdragn said:

Final Fantasy X. Heart breaking end to that game.

Yup! The music during that last scene really sold it too. I'm sure there is sadder but that's what comes to mind for me too.

I hear Metal Gear Solid 3 as well, but at least The Boss got to pass the torch to her best pupil.

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#28 Posted by PSNgamesun (444 posts) -

Mass Effect 3 and not because the ending was bad(not to me tho) but because it was the end of one of my favorite series.

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#29 Posted by tourgen (4568 posts) -

the first Witcher game, depending on the choices you make. It's the first game in a long time where I had one of those "Oh god NO! I didn't mean to do that!" moments. I usually don't do it, but I reloaded that time.

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#30 Posted by SharkMan (911 posts) -

@AjayRaz said:

The Walking Dead


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#31 Posted by falconpunch (181 posts) -

@Landon said:

Persona 3.

@Joker369 said:

Persona 3

@Nux said:

Persona 3


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#32 Posted by Fallen189 (5453 posts) -

Mother 2

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#33 Edited by evanbower (1247 posts) -

@I_Stay_Puft said:

Me and my Blob

Is this an overseas version of the title?

As for me, not the most depressing, but the end of Red Dead Redemption definitely got to me. The final act of that game is pretty genius.

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#34 Posted by imhungry (624 posts) -

Is anybody else scared by this string of coherent, discussion-encouraging Trains threads?

On topic, Persona 3 and Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins to the Moon.

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#35 Posted by Donkeycow (568 posts) -

Going to have to throw my support behind the Walking Dead here as well. Red Dead Redemption had a couple downer moments too.

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#36 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2951 posts) -

Reading the Thousand Years of Dreams in Lost Odyssey got me depressed at points. I'm glad I'm not immortal. I can only image that would be actual hell on earth.

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#37 Posted by sharkeh (97 posts) -

Heavy Rain.

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#38 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5568 posts) -

@evanbower said:

@I_Stay_Puft said:

Me and my Blob

Is this an overseas version of the title?

As for me, not the most depressing, but the end of Red Dead Redemption definitely got to me. The final act of that game is pretty genius.

Sorry "Boy and His Blob" Wii Game. Wasn't really depressing more like happy depressing. Other then that I'd second Red Dead Redemption and Final Fantasy X.

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#39 Posted by Zuldim (301 posts) -

@Blackout62 said:

@AjayRaz said:

The Walking Dead

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#40 Posted by breadfan (6803 posts) -

The Walking Dead. I appreciate living in a non-zombie civilized world after playing each episode.

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#41 Posted by CaLe (4755 posts) -


You were a bad person and you deserved to die.

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#42 Posted by MURDERSMASH (267 posts) -

@Jeust said:

To The Moon

Oh MAN. I actually just watched an LP of that on Youtube recently. Killer story.

I've been trumpeting this from the rooftops as well, but no one else seems to be listening, so I guess i'll say it again. Dust: An Elysian Tail's ending shook me up in a way that I never thought video games could. Patrick used words like "harrowing" and "dark" on the recent Bombcast, which are entirely accurate, but let me submit another one as well: heart-wrenching. Seriously people, stop with the griping about the cartoon-y anthro art style for a second, open your minds, and take the ~10 or so hours to see that game through. The story is absolutely incredible, and it's a ton of fun to play as well.

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#43 Posted by Kyreo (4682 posts) -

GTA IV. I sat there and wallowed in sadness for a few days after beating this game.

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#44 Posted by impartialgecko (1863 posts) -

Dark Souls

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#45 Posted by Nev (688 posts) -

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Dark Souls

Yep, I'll second this. Also pitch my hat in with Persona 3.

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#46 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (2357 posts) -

Probably the Walking Dead, most recently. Episode 3 especially. Also, HL2 Episode 2. Finishing that for the first time, I didn't even know what to say or how to react. All I thought was "I can't fucking believe what just happened...". Even on subsequent playthroughs it really got to me.

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#47 Posted by Rainbowkisses (519 posts) -

Duke Nukem Forever.

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#48 Posted by McGriddle550 (348 posts) -

@Zuldim said:

@Blackout62 said:

@AjayRaz said:

The Walking Dead

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#49 Posted by Dagbiker (7041 posts) -

Spec Ops the Line.

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#50 Posted by rpgee (775 posts) -