Most video game protagonists are created to be inspirational symbols who have humble beginnings but go on to achieve great things. Part of the reason why we play games in the first place is so that we can step into the role of a fearless soldier or noble knight and go on an epic quests to rescue princesses and change the course of history. But, then again, there are some shoes that no one would want to fill. In this list we’re counting down all the characters who have had to make tough choices, suffer horrible losses, and survive terrible emotional devastation. Here are 12 of the most tragic characters ever seen in video games.
12. Max Payne (Max Payne)
With all the smoking, drinking and murdering he does, the argument could easily be made that much of Max Payne’s pain is self-inflicted. But after suffering so many personal tragedies, like the loss of his wife and child, it’s no wonder that he has so many self-destructive tendencies. We suspect that the only thing keeping Max from suicide is the therapeutic release he gets from externalizing all his most depressing thoughts and narrating them to the player.http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/28201/max-payne-3-for-pc-new-screens-and-details-including-system-spec.html Via RockstarGames.com