Attachment to the characters we meet in our video games is a common occurrence, and when a beloved character is torn from us violently, it can be pretty painful. We have struggled as, or alongside, these fictional creations for hours on end, sometimes across multiple games, which can make losing them a devastating blow to our emotional well-being. However, the fact that we are able to connect with them in this way makes their deaths impactful and their legacy even more memorable.
In homage, we’ve made a list of the top ten video game character deaths of this generation. This should go without saying, but there are massive spoilers ahead, and if you don’t want to have a particular plot point ruined for you, or if you’re just generally squeamish, you should probably turn back now. Otherwise, join us in saying “Rest in peace” to the dearly departed of gaming. (Major Spoilers Ahead)