Video games. We play them because they are fun. But are they always happy? No. Not by a long, long shot. Here Tech Digest run-down the top 20 most depressing video games of all time, depressing not because they were bad (the games on this list are almost uniformly excellent) but because they have a dark heart, examining some of the more shadowy or painful sides of the human condition.
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By Gerald Lynch | March 5th, 2013
Heavy Rain is basically “Silence of The Lambs - The Video Game”. Within the first hour or so of playing, your lead character loses a child in a car crash, then has to deal with a crazy person kidnapping your surviving offspring. Its tone is constantly sombre, and the way it forces meaningful, game changing decisions upon you (with consequences that have a moral compass always dealing in shades of grey) makes it an unrelentingly grim experience. It’s expertly directed, and looks great too, making the narrative hit home even harder.