Although many video games are remembered for their engaging game play, well balanced characters and stylised graphics, many players are drawn to certain games because of their narrative. From the action packed treasure hunting exploits of the Uncharted franchise, to the date finding aspects of Hatoful Boyfriend, every game has moments designed to invoke various kinds of emotional responses within the player.

Here at VGU, we have come up with a list of some of the moments in video games that had us reaching for a handkerchief. As you may expect, this article contains detailed story spoilers for the games that are covered in this list.

1. Lee's Final Moments - The Walking Dead: Season One

2. Aerith's Demise - Final Fantasy VII

3. The Truth About Rei - Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

4. Pax in Bello - Marvel's Spider-Man

5. Chloe's Choice - Life is Strange