- Descent: FreeSpace: "... but our planet is our home. And yet still, they came. And our world is gone."
- The music in the Ancient cutscene after that really conveys their despair. "...We know we will soon be gone, and we can see our fate as others will see it. There will be little legacy, no great expressions of what we once were..."
- The Destruction of the GTD Galatea, and with it, Admiral Wolf. Sure, he spent most of the game as a disembodied voice, but it was really sad to see him go down with the ship.
- Being forced to watch in horror and helpless frustration as an SJ Sathanas rips the Colossus apart, knowing there is absolutely nothing you can do to save the 30,000 people on board.
Tear Jerker / FreeSpace