Top 20 Tear-Jerker Games


Top gaming rag Famitsu has quizzed its readers as to what games they find themselves dhedding the most tears over, unsurprisingly finding them to be a soppy bunch reduced to tears by the latest overwrought Final Fantasy yarn…

The ranking (note that most of the visual novels featured debuted on the PC as eroge, but for some inane reason Famitsu only acknowledges the Bowdlerised console editions):

1. Final Fantasy x (PS2)

2. Crisis Core – Final Fantasy XII (PSP)

3. Okami (PS2)

4. Clannad (PS2)

5. Metal Gear Solid 3 (PS2)

6. Steins;Gate (Xbox 360)

7. AIR (DC)

8. Final Fantasy VII (PS1)

9. Mother 3 (GBA)

10. Final Fantasy Type 0 (PSP)

11. Little Busters! (PS2)

12. Final Fantasy IX (PS1)

13. Nier Replicant (PS3)

14. 428 (Wii)

15. Tales of the Abyss (PS2)

16. Metal Gear Solid 4 (PS3)

17. Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)

18. Tales of Legendia (PS2)

19. ICO (PS2)

20. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

Final Fantasy X in fact routinely dominates lists of the most emotionally charged Japanese games (those which exclude PC eroge, at any rate) – although this is probably the first time Okami has managed to secure such an accolade…

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