“Love Hurts,” so sayeth the mighty Nazareth... and it should. If there's nothing to lose, what is there to win? Even video game characters have had their fair share of emo lapses. Game protagonists have been chasing skirt since Mario first saved the Princess and it's been a shitty Groundhog Day for the Italian stallion ever since. Yet he fights on, ever the faithful cuckhold.

In case you forgot, it's Valentine's Day. Don't take it out on the world if you're alone. If you want to wallow, read this list of gaming love stories that have gone down the drain. We promise you'll feel better about yourself when you're done.

PSA: There are some plot spoilers on this list so if you play games for the romantic storyline, read at your own risk.