Heartwarming / Video Games


"Strange. Funny. Heartrending."
— Advertising slogan for MOTHER 3

Even if you're the most hardcore xtreme gam0r to ever walk the planet, these scenes will make you want to reach out and hug your console. No other medium can so effectively force a viewer to empathize. Keep tissues handy.
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Other BioWare & Obsidian

  • In Knights of the Old Republic, Mission Vao and Zaalbar have their Crowning Moment of Heartwarming when it's revealed you are Revan. This trope can be subverted in a nasty fashion if you reclaim your former identity and butcher them both.
    • Most of the light side dialogue after defeating Bastila on the main deck of the Star Forge also qualifies.
  • An older example. In Infocom's sequel to Planetfall, Stationfall, at one point you and your Robot Buddy, Floyd, come across a young, "unborn" robot named Oliver. Upon seeing it, Floyd has this to say:
    "Oliver is a nice name. I hope Floyd is around when Oliver wakes up. Floyd remembers waking up for the first time. It is scariest and loneliest time for a robot. If we be here when Oliver wakes up, Floyd would like to teach Oliver to play paddleball. Paddleball helped Floyd forget how lonely and scared he was until he found friends...like you."


  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory has a great one as long as you're on the path to get the "Good" and "True" Endings. At the end of Chapter 8 Neptune, Plutia, IF and Compa do everything in their power to restore a brainwashed Peashy's memories. They show her the dolls, remind her of how much fun they used to have...and of course, Nep's Pudding. The scene ends with Peashy remembering them and she and Neptune hug.
  • The post-credits scene of the "Normal Ending" in Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 contains each the main characters thanking the player for playing the game before they all say it in unison.
  • Seiken Densetsu III gets a few, though only if you have the required character in your party.
    • Angela hugging her mother and crying, just happy that her mom is back to normal and loves her.
    • Kevin being reunited with Karl, finding out that Karl was never dead.
    • Lise finding her little brother Elliot.
  • The conclusion of Episode 27 of Seraphic Blue. After Hausen sacrificed himself, Foxey snapped at Minerva for being spoiled one scene earlier and remembered that someone consoled her in the past, she decided to apologize and do the same like he did for her, at the same time recalling the road she was on her entire life before she met Lake and the others.
  • For so many years, the rumor persisted of being able to tip the iceberg on Club Penguin. Two months before the website shut down for good, on January 31, 2017, it was finally made possible. Doing so would reveal a plaque saying "Together we can build an island, create a community, change the world...and even tip an iceberg. Waddle on." Many people have repeated doing this since then.
  • A meta example: Phantasy Star Online was originally released in 2000, with the last official servers shutting down in 2009. The game still lives on, however, via numerous private servers, many of which are labors of love, populated by dedicated players and continuously maintained and updated to this day.