Famitsu.com recently asked its readers to name the games that made them cry. Here's the result, in descending order of tear volume.
- 1. Final Fantasy X (Square Enix, PS2, 7/19/2001)
- 2. Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix, PSP, 9/13/2007)
- 3. Okami (Capcom, PS2, 4/20/2006)
- 4. Clannad (Gung-Ho Works, PS2, 2/23/2006)
- 5. Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater (Konami, PS2, 11/17/2004)
- 6. Steins;Gate (5pb., Xbox 360, 10/15/2009)
- 7. AIR (Incerchannel, Dreamcast, 9/20/2001)
- 8. Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix, 3DS, 1/31/1997)
- 8. Mother 3 (Nintendo, GBA, 4/20/2006)
- 10. Final Fantasy Type-0 (Square Enix, PSP), 10/27/2011)
- 10. Little Busters! Converted Edition (Prototype, PS2, 12/24/2009)
- 12. Final Fantasy IX (Square Enix, PS, 7/7/2000)
- 12. NieR Replicant (Square Enix, PS3, 4/22/2010)
- 14. 428 (Sega, Wii, 12/4/2008)
- 16. Tales of the Abyss (Namco Bandai, PS2, 12/15/2005)
- 16. Metal Gear Solid 4 (Konami, PS3, 6/12/2008)
- 16. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix, PS3, 12/17/2009)
- 16. Tales of Legendia (Namco Bandai, PS2, 8/25/2005)
- 16. ICO (Sony, PS2, 12/6/2001)
- 16. Shadow of the Colossus (Sony, PS2, 10/27/2005)
(Note: when the rank is the same, it means the games got the same number of votes. Famitsu.com did not share the actual vote counts or the number of people who voted.)
Read Famitsu.com's story for comments from responders. Sample responses included:
- Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII: One person said he was moved when he first realized that Final fantasy VII could not have been told without Zach. Another person said that when you see the last scene, which connects to FFVII, if you know the fate that awaits the characters in FFVII, you have to cry.
- Final Fantasy VII: One person said he was moved by the characters slowly overcoming the sadness at having lost an important person.
- Final Fantasy XIII: "First off, the story was excellent. It was truly good enough to be a movie."
- Okami: "If you didn't cry at the end, you're not Japanese."
A few games didn't make the top 20 list, but were included in the response section:
- Persona 4
- Genso Suikoden 2
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness
- Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative
- Ever17 The Out of Infinity
- L@ve Once Mermaid's Tears (that's pronounced Love at Once)
- Championship Lode Runner