The 10 Most Emotional Games Ever

Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori drop kicks players in the tear ducts right after pressing start. It’s a special kind of storytelling that with absolutely zero words or backstory can generate a profound feeling of loss. The visuals and music are gorgeous and contribute heavily to the emotional stakes in Ori and the Blind Forest.

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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Family. Loss. Brotherhood. Not many people have played this, but with the team’s next title A Way Out dropping soon, I think a lot of people will be diving in here. I won’t spoil it, but you’re going to feel some damn feels with this one.

Bioshock: Infinite

The convoluted tale of Booker and Elizabeth twists and turns around to eventually tickle the sadness bone, and with the game being full of hardcore, high-speed gunfights, it’s a rather interesting juxtaposition.


Sweeping vistas and flowing music are what jump to mind with Journey. It’s only a few hours, so GO PLAY IT right now if you haven’t. This show, don’t tell masterpiece is one of the finest examples of video games as art and without a doubt one of the most emotional games around.

Gears of War 2

Are you confused? Don’t be.

Dom’s wife. That’s all.

There you have it, the 10 most emotional games of all time. Want to hear more? Listen to Press X To Podcast – it arrives every Wednesday!