10 Video Games That Took Us On An Emotional Roller Coaster Ride

Ten video games that make you laugh, cry and everything in between.
Ten video games that make you laugh, cry, and everything in between.

They Pull at Your Hearts, Split Your Sides Open, Scar You For Life and Fill You With Hate; Video Games That Really Are Emotional Roller Coaster Rides

There are just some games that are so well written, and delivered in such a way that you are suddenly a part of the story. They force you to become emotionally involved with the characters and their stories. Their story becomes your story. You are no longer sitting at home but are transported into their world, living their lives.

Every decision they make becomes yours, every failure, every triumph, every death is not just theirs but yours. These are the games that allow the player to share in the characters ups and downs. You are able to laugh, cry, hate, and love alongside them. These are the games that evoke emotion. They make you roll on the floor with laughter, jump for joy, grab tissues and, punch pillows.

These are 10 of the best video games that take you on that roller coaster.

10) Limbo

A Film Noire, video game where you play as a young boy searching for his younger sister on the plane between life and death. It is a hauntingly beautiful tale. It’s simple and quiet. It is in the stillness of the game where you feel a sense of dread and impending loss. There are no words in this game, no talking just silence. And maybe that’s the scariest thing of all.

This 2D puzzle platform game takes you through the edge of hell and the monsters that reside there.

Solving mechanical puzzles, escaping monstrous creatures, and running away from dark shadowy figures brings you closer and closer to your sister. However, this simultaneously brings the player closer and closer to the ‘other side’. The haunting music and the sound of this game create a somber atmosphere.

There are no cut scenes in this game, making this game feel like one continuous level.  Once you get to the end and the screen abruptly changes to black like an episode of the TV show Lost, all you feel is a deep well of emptiness inside.


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