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Arthur Morgan's horse voted gaming's saddest death, and fair enough tbh

Arthur Morgan's horse voted gaming's saddest death, and fair enough tbh

Nothing prepared us for this!

Whether we admit to it or not, we can all have a good cry thanks to a well-written and emotionally told story, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Video games have a unique advantage with emotional storytelling over most forms of entertainment. Sure, we can feel emotionally invested in characters from our favourite movies and TV series, but with video games, for the most part at least, we’re in control of the leading character, arguably forming a stronger bond, as well as with the supporting characters. This is probably why video games have broken me more than any other form of entertainment.

Check out the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer below!

Whether it’s Marvel’s Spider-Man, Gears of War 3, Telltale's The Walking Dead or The Last of Us, having a good cry helps to purify our souls. One other game that had broken me, was Red Dead Redemption 2. To be fair, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise if you had finished the original RDR in 2010. Man, that game still hits hard 13 years later.

Gamers on Reddit have been discussing the saddest video game deaths of all time and judging by the near 2k upvotes, the death of Arthur Morgan’s horse in Red Dead Redemption 2 hits the most. Though just a heads up, the thread is of course full of spoilers for many other games.

“Arthur Morgan’s horse,” replied Snoo79382. “Bro I had mentally prepared for Arthur to die but I had that horse from the beginning of the game, it f*****g broke me,” responded batman10385.

It’s worth mentioning that the scene in which Athur’s horse dies may differ depending on how long you kept the same horse in Red Dead Redemption 2. For example, I acquired the White Arabian Horse very early on in the game and it stayed with me until the end. If that happens, you’ll be greeted with a much more emotional scene when the horse dies, in comparison to a rather dismissive scene if you have multiple horses throughout the campaign.

In related news, rumours have been running rampant that a remake of the original Red Dead Redemption is on the way and it may arrive before Christmas. Yee-haw!

As of right now, Red Dead Redemption 2 is available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. What’s more, it is also backwards compatible with PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Topics: Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games, Red Dead Redemption 2