Video game moments we won't forget 40-31


Last week we featured a few video game moments we won't forget. Was anyone else totally shocked when we found out Metroid's Samus was a woman? Being a "girl-gamer" this was and awesome moment for me. YES, there CAN be awesome female heroines. Girl power!

Today, we're bringing Prima Games next installment of that list with moments 40-31:

40. The painful death of Melendez (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2)

There are a number of endings available in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, ranging from the death of Melendez and an uprising of his surrogates, to his eventual capture and the saving of the world. However, one of the most emotional has Melendez escaping prison following his capture, only to pay Woods a visit and kill him. That's disturbing enough, but then he visits his sister's grave and decides to set himself on fire. That's...messed up.

39. Losing your sanity (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem)

Eternal Darkness is a GameCube game that shouldn't be taken lightly. Each turn you take feels like a mental screw job, whether it's something happening to a character in the game (losing one's head) or the mere threat of all your saves being deleted from your memory card. However, the sanity effects provide the biggest shocks in the game, as they really make it feel like you've lost your marbles. Relax, your system did not randomly shut down.

38. You're the bad guy (Braid)

Braid is a fun little platformer where you supposedly set out on a journey to rescue a beautiful princess, with only a rewind tactic as your weapon. However, once you get through it all, you discover a shocking truth – that villain the princess was trying to get away from was YOU. All you can do now is try to make it right. Emphasis on "try".

37. Watching a movie with Jenny (The Darkness)

At first, you might think nothing of sitting on the couch and watching a full-length movie with your girlfriend in The Darkness. Considering what happens next, however, it suddenly resonates with raw emotion. Relaxing with your doomed girlfriend (and even opting to sneak a kiss) leaves an emotional scar that's hard to shake. Check back with us to learn the hard truth.

36. The death of Eli Vance (Half-Life 2: Episode Two)

He's one of the more likable characters you'll find in Half-Life 2, which makes it that much harder to accept when he eventually succumbs at the hands of a nightmarish machine. Losing Eli Vance is a serious blow in Valve's first-person shooter, especially considering his daughter is right there, watching it unfold.

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and if you haven't yet, check out moments 50-41, and stay tuned for moments 30-21!