9 Video Games That Totally Destroyed You

9 Video Games That Totally Destroyed You

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  1. InvisibleTeeth on January 18, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    definitely cried playing To The Moon.

    If you made it through without at least 1 tear youre lying. lol

  2. Steve King on January 18, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    The only twist in Gone Home was “the story is actually incredibly mundane and rather dull… it’s just a melodramatic love story and a bunch of unresolved red herring filler.” It’s “subverted expectations: the game!” You go in and are set up for something that is never even remotely delivered while being repeatedly subjected to trash tier punk music.

    Swap that out for What Remains of Edith Finch, and you’ve got yourself a list.

    Otherwise, well played. When “That Dragon, Cancer” popped up at #2, my wife said “what is going to be number one? I can’t imagine anything more crushing than this game…”

    I said “what about that one with the rocket and the guy dying as his memory fails or whatever?”

    “Ah, yeah, that was… oh, there it is.”

  3. DRAGONGAMING on January 18, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    That dragon cancer and to the moon are the only 2 games that ever truely upset me, as a father myself the dragon truely hits and as someone who has a absolute fear of loosing my memory through dementia or somthing to the moon was one of the hardest hitting games I have ever played.

  4. newageBoundhippie on January 18, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    a much more recent game, I just beat Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan and while a cute, colorful and often humorous platformer with RPG elements, the themes and issues presented through the story & characters are surprisingly powerful and I got pretty emotional throughout the adventure. The confrontations ( they’re not really battles as you’d know them ) play out with you listening & talking to creatures with major mental or just personal issues and returning color to them through acceptance & friendship. While that may just sound like a kid’s cartoon, as you give the creatures gifts after befriending them they "confess" what made them lose heir color…they tell you what’s "wrong" with them and learn to accept their true selves. Without explicitly saying the exact words, these characters will learn to accept being non-binary, gay, lonely, depressed…they accept themselves and try to do/be better. Even the title character you control ultimately has to learn to accept a part of himself he wanted to forget.

    I also just installed Firewatch via Gamepass….looks like I’m in for a roller coaster based on the entry in the video

  5. Jake La Squish2 on January 18, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    Turt Reynolds <3

  6. Eiweing on January 18, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    I really want Life is Strange 2 to be on that list, as no game devastated me more emotionally than that game.

  7. Dillon Gracia on January 18, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    Finally to the moon is mention!!!!

  8. Teban VE on January 18, 2022 at 2:55 pm

    WHERE’S What Remains of Edith Finch!? 😡

  9. Ruby Doobie on January 18, 2022 at 2:56 pm

    To the Moon was such a letdown, it’s been recommended to me for years and it’s just nothing. Waste of time, the only good thing about it is that I’m more cautious when it comes to recommendations now.

  10. stanthemighty on January 18, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    Another one that surprised me with an emotional gut punch was The Desolate Hope, from FNAF creator Scott Cawthon. To the Moon is one of my favorite interactive experiences ever.

  11. Dima Keller on January 18, 2022 at 3:02 pm

    Throw away Fire watch and add Life is strange instead

  12. Oserus 99 on January 18, 2022 at 3:02 pm

    I’d add "Little Miss Fortune"…. that game destroyed me.

  13. Andrew Krueger on January 18, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    For me it’s Life of Strange. I don’t think I’ve ever actually come back from it.

  14. Darryl Seamer on January 18, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    This war of mine is one of my top ten games of the PS4 era

  15. Drake tempest on January 18, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    The Nier series especially Automata are the games that broke my heart and made me into a sobbing mess more times than I can count.

  16. RosasCreed on January 18, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    The entire life is strange franchise should have been on this list. All of the games are incredibly emotional.

  17. MrBoxing360 on January 18, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    Ffs, just a bunch of woke hipsters over here at what culture aren’t you. Smh

  18. Romanus on January 18, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    Life is Strange? Duh?

  19. gfear24 on January 18, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    Firewatch is such a good game!

  20. Maxim Thebear on January 18, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    Silent hill 2 only

  21. ProfArmitage on January 18, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    I once saw a streamer reduced to sobbing as she reached the end of To the Moon.

  22. Josh West on January 18, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    Firewatch did not break me it was a ok game but nothing that will break a person emotionally.

  23. AwesomeGuy0725 on January 18, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    Gone Home is perhaps the only game I cried after completing. Halo: Reach, Shadow Of The Colossus, The Last of Us, nothing. I don’t know why it got to me so much.

  24. Mister Pogo on January 18, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    You should have called this 9 games most of which you never heard of

  25. Gandal Ainsley on January 18, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    You know what else destroyed you?

    Your uncle
    got em.

  26. fleur on January 18, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    Great Games forgotton in this list:

    Omori
    Before your eyes
    Life is strange
    What remians of edith finch

  27. ChocolateFudgeBrowni3 on January 18, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    OMG HOW talking about "Before Your Eyes" !?!?!?

  28. Chris Davey on January 18, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    Metal Gear Solid 4, that final cutscene…

  29. Klyde Johnson on January 18, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    Last of us 2 pissed me off never finished it i was going to till i seen u did all this to get revenge for joel then u just let the girl go so the whole second half of the game was a waste of time💯💯🙄

  30. Ashley Pack on January 18, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    I’m surprised spiritfarer isn’t on this list. It felt like a gut punch when I let go of a spirit

  31. wolyie on January 18, 2022 at 3:17 pm

    Confused me for a moment on TWD entry. Scott clearly states that he is referencing Season One, yet the video editor starts the section with footage from Season Two. That said I would recommend anyone play Seasons One and Two as the story through both is amazingly emotional.

    Another quality video from the team and the emotion in Scott’s voice as he speaks adds an extra welcomed edge to the package.

  32. alex hiras on January 18, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    how about hellblade ?

  33. Big Fupa 69 on January 18, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    Disco Elysium anyone?

  34. Márk Toth on January 18, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    Finding Paradise, at least for me was more emotional than To The Moon. I still get teary if somehow the last song gets on my playlist…
    But the hardest a game ever got me crying was the first time I finished The Last of Us Part II. That ending, nothing hit me harder… Thinking it was their last conversation, after the brutal final fight were I couldn’t decide who I want to win or die, and Joel’s final ‘Yep.’ with tears in his eyes, clearing his throat, because he’s feeling genuine happiness after years of not speaking with Ellie…. Damn, thinking about it made me tear up.

  35. Jazzy B on January 18, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    Spiritfarer would be my pick, so many tears were shed during my playthrough

  36. Thatonefpsgamer 13 on January 18, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    Lol anyone who’s not a game critic or reviewer knows how mediocre the last of us 2 was. Ign Japan is about the only game company who got it right. And don’t compare me to being toxic because you’re spineless and can’t write a good story

  37. Jordan Murray on January 18, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    Firewater was one of the most disappointing games I’ve ever played. Not the worst game ever just the most disappointing. It set up what I thought was going to be an amazing little story so many questions were asked and literally none were ever answered.
    If you didn’t plod about looking at the scenery you could literally complete that game on under 2 hours and go a refund from steam lol

  38. QuinZ Cøcø on January 18, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    The only chapter of this war of mine that actually made me cry is the "father’s promise" that chapter was something else… Over all this war of mine has good stories in it.. Simple yet expensive game design

  39. Lucasaurus Rex Houghton on January 18, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    What Remains of Edith Finch belongs on this list.

  40. Greg W-J on January 18, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    Papo and Yo
    It’s old and fairly short, but it’s well worth it

  41. PSN MrDeath91 on January 18, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    MGS4 still makes me question life

  42. ROUNAK MANNA on January 18, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    I would play firwatch 10,000 times…. ♥♥

  43. alek javier on January 18, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    these lists from different channels are just reharsh featuring the same games
    moments like velvet finally learned the truth about artorious and laphicet will never be mentioned

  44. Rusiru Dananjaya on January 18, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    The first game i cryed is to the moon i loved every thing about it

  45. Michael Shane on January 18, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    Never left SJW and the far left create games

  46. ToxicKittn on January 18, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    Games that make me feel something are the games that matter the most to me. They are on my favourite games of all time list. Thank you for making this list, since there are a few on here I never considered checking out until now.

  47. Clifton Sargent on January 18, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Can anyone tell me what or how to get this song in the back round? I really love this little bear and want it as a ring tone

  48. Lil'Fox The Hylian Hybrid Warrior on January 18, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    Zelda already did that to me

  49. Erlisch on January 18, 2022 at 3:43 pm

    Firewatch and Lost Phone 🙁
    Hollywood could learn a lot from Lost Phone.
    MGS4 and Death stranding belongs on this list.

  50. Ben Zamora-Weiss on January 18, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    When part 2 of this topic gets put together, give consideration to What Remains of Edith Finch, which just had me in tears for the last few sections, and Unravel, which had a surprisingly emotional tale told without words at all.

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