There's nothing like a good, solid emotional breakdown to really liven up your day. And when it happens in a video game? Even better.

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Today we're talking about games that hit you right in the feels, entirely out of nowhere. Think Pixar's UP. Think about times where you collapsed into a puddle on the subway. Think crying alone in a parking lot.

The following are just a few of the games that have left me a gibbering, inconsolable mess. For the sake of avoiding spoilers, I'll try to be a bit cryptic and you can just nod knowingly if you agree.

1. Huge swaths of Earthbound and Mother 3:


2. The scene where this music plays in Okami:

3. Pretty much all of Papo & Yo.


What games left you an emotional wreck? Did it happen at an inopportune time or place? Leave your stories in the comments.

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