10 Emotionally Intense Video Game Moments You Weren't Ready For

10. Your Partner Collapsing - Journey

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Sony

As a beautifully existential narrative you can apply to anything from personal struggle to giving yourself entirely to a religious doctrine, Journey's biggest surprise comes right at the close, when it should be building to the big finish.

Seeing you and another real-world player battle the elements by courageously pressing onward and upward in a snow storm, you start feeling the controls and sense of movement become more laden.

Before long just taking another step is incredibly hard - only for you to look to one side and notice your partner collapsing from exhaustion. You pass not long after too, but that moment of the person you've been with for the duration of the game dying is a feeling of genuine loss hardly any games get right.

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