Games, when executed correctly, can be deeply engaging and the player can relate to it in more ways than one. Persona 4, Okami, Halo Reach, and Fire Emblem: Awakening are just a few games that do a stand-out job of immersing the player in their worlds, sometimes to the point that we care for the characters as if they were real people.
We all know back in the late 90's when Final Fantasy VII came out, many players shed a few tears when Aerith died. I of course found out about her death and the game at the same time around 2003 so I wasn't affected, but I have had similar experiences... sorta.
I've never cried during a game, but I've been pretty damn close. The first time a game made me experience such emotions was at the end of Okami (PS2) when Amaterasu was stripped of her powers by Yami. She then heard the prayers of all of Japan thanks to Issun and his art and through them was able to become even more powerful than she was before. Something about it just choked me up inside. A very similar situation happened at the end of Persona 4 when I was dragged down into the darkness by Izanami-No-Okami and heard the words of encouragement from my maxed social links and was able to access the power of Izanagi-No-Okami. The emotions were there (still are during replays), but weren't expressed.
Now of course not everyone will react the same to these scenes just as I didn't care for Aerith's death while others cried like a baby. So tell me, has a game ever made you cry? If so, what game was it? If not, what's the closest you've been?