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10 Video Games with Stories That'd Break Your Heart

Here's a spoiler-free list of ten video games that would break your heart, and can make you cry for all the right reasons.

The Walking Dead: Season One

The first season of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead series remains to be one of the most heartbreaking games out there since its release in 2012. Based on the comic series of the same name, this video game follows Lee Everett who tries to survive the zombie apocalypse while protecting a little girl named Clementine. It is a thrilling and emotional graphic adventure where your choices and responses with the other characters will affect the outcome of the game's story.

PC | PS4 | Xbox | Switch | iOS | Android

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Join two brothers as they embark on a journey to find the cure for their ailing father. In this game, you control both brothers with each thumbstick, making it a unique co-op game that needs only a single player. Here, you get to explore stunning locations, solve puzzles, and do boss fights, all for the aim of obtaining the "Water of Life" for the protagonists' father.

PC | PS4 | Xbox | Switch | iOS | Android

That Dragon, Cancer

This game is a video game developer's love letter to his son Joel, and is a retelling of that young boy's 4-year battle with cancer. That Dragon, Cancer offers point-and-click gameplay that lets players experience a touching personal memoir with audio taken from home videos and spoken word poetry. This game explores serious themes such as faith, helplessness, and love, even in the shadow of death.

PC | iOS | Android

Life is Strange

Just the title of this episodic adventure game already hints a reflective experience for the player. This coming-of-age story-based game from Square Enix puts you in the shoes of Max Caulfield, a photography student who has the power to rewind time and change the past, present, and the future. But as we've seen in other time travel stories, her actions can bring in consequences.

PC | PS4 | Xbox | iOS | Android

The Last of Us

A staple for PlayStation players, The Last of Us is an action-adventure horror game set in a post-apocalyptic America. You play the characters of the smuggler Joel, and the teenage girl Ellie as they navigate what remains of the country to find a cure for the fungal plague that turned humans into cannibalistic creatures. Joel's morals might have been diminished after the losses he'd had in this broken world, but his newfound bond with Ellie might finally bring him redemption.

PS4

Valiant Hearts: The Great War

With all the action-shooter games out there, we can sometimes forget the true horrors and consequences of war. Valiant Hearts is a 2D comic book exploration game where you must defend the trenches, solve puzzles, and sneak into enemy lines to survive the Great War. Follow the game's four protagonists as they try to keep their humanity amid the horrors of war, and help a young German soldier find his beloved. Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a game about love, friendship, tragedies, and sacrifice.

PC | PS4 | Xbox | Switch | iOS | Android

Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori & The Blind Forest is a beautiful game with mesmerizing visuals and a compelling storyline. You follow the orphaned Ori as he steps up to confront a dark nemesis that threatens to destroy his home, the forest of Nibel. While it offers a fun, fast-paced gameplay, this game does not run short in evoking the player's emotions as its story about love and sacrifice unfolds.

PC | PS4 | Switch

To the Moon

If you could change a thing in your past, what would it be? To The Moon follows Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts, whose job is to give people the chance to relive their life, but only in their heads. Johnny, an elderly man on his deathbed wishes to go back, and with each fragment of the man's past being revealed, the two doctors would soon discover why Johnny had chosen to fulfill his one dying wish-- to go to the moon.

PC | iOS | Anroid

Red Dead Redemption II

From Rockstar Games comes this prequel to an already heart-wrenching game. Red Dead Redemption II is an open-world game that is set in a fictional recreation of the American Old West. You play the role of Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang, as he navigates a world where modern civilization rises, and the era of outlaws is about to fall.

PC | PS4 | Xbox

Shadow of the Colossus

This fantasy game follows Wander, a young man who is trying to resurrect a girl named Mono. To do this, he must defeat all sixteen colossi located throughout the land, with only a sword, a bow, and his loyal horse Agro beside him. The game will test one's quick thinking, determination, and skill while telling a story that stays with the players even after they've finished the game.

PS4