It's been a tough time for everyone in the past year or so, though things are finally looking up with vaccines rolling in to vanquish the disease. We have much to be thankful for, especially our mothers for holding the fort and keeping the family together. So, it’s high time we celebrate how awesome they are by remembering all the great video game Moms that inspired us.

Yennefer of Vengerberg (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)

Even one of the most powerful sorceresses in The Witcher universe would have her own limits, including - in this context - being unable to conceive, like any other sorceress and Witcher. It's unfortunate that Yennefer of Vengerberg also had a desire to bear a child, but fate brought her and Ciri together through their destiny with Geralt of Rivia. Though the pair got off to a rocky start, they quickly developed a mother-daughter relationship as Yennefer trained Ciri in the ways of magic, even helping the Lion Cub of Cintra deal with her trauma.

Nora (Fallout 4)

In between cryogenic sleep, Nora witnessed the murder of her husband and the kidnapping of her infant son Shaun at the hands of mercenaries. Despite being an attorney during the pre-War era, she ventured out into the harsh world of post-apocalyptic Boston to rescue her son, battling mutants, bandits, hostile Synth and the like to achieve her maternal goal. And maybe help a few settlements along the way, build a Power Armor, hoard loot, grow her base - you know the drill.

Joyce Price (Life is Strange)

It's easy to overlook fan favourite Chloe Price's shortcomings when you're in Max's shoes. Which is why her mother, Joyce Price, is the MVP for taking the brunt of her anger and sadness. After experiencing the loss of their husband/father, Joyce stayed strong and emotionally supported her daughter the best she could, while working as an incredible waitress at the Two Whales Diner. Though she found new love in Blackwell's security guard David Madsen, Joyce has to be the one to balance the antagonistic relationship between Chloe and her new husband. We salute you, Joyce!

Brigid Tenenbaum (BioShock)

The creator of Little Sisters had a change of heart when she discovered that despite being mentally conditioned, her creations remain young girls at heart. Filled with guilt, Dr. Brigid Tenenbaum became driven to save the Little Sisters she created so that they can live the lives they deserve. Even though she left Rapture by the end of BioShock, after presumably rescuing all of the girls, she still returned to the doomed underwater city when she found out there were more left behind.

Naru (Ori and the Blind Forest)

This motherly loving creature took in Ori without question when she found the guardian spirit lost in the forest, raising them as if they were her own child. When their home started decaying and no food could be gathered, Naru gave the last of her fruit to Ori so that they would survive, while she herself died of starvation. Right in the feels. (dabs tissue onto watering eyes)

Toriel (Undertale)

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The Caretaker of the Ruins takes good care of not only Undertale’s child protagonist, but also every human who has fallen into the Underground. She gives them cell phones so she can check in on them frequently, loves bad jokes and puns, and enjoys cooking and baking - butterscotch-cinnamon pie and snail pie are her favourites. When the main character finally leaves Ruins, she even gives them a parting hug, as long as they play nice in-game.

Mom (Mom Hid My Game)

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Mom knows how much her son (your character) is addicted to his Nintendo DS, which is why she came up with complex methods to restrain him from gaming too much, such as keeping it in an alligator's mouth, on top of a giraffe, inside a watermelon, just to name a few. No matter how many times her son bested her plans, she tirelessly thinks of new over-the-top ways to help with her son's addiction. In the end, he finally learns his limits and returns to his family, waiting for him with open arms. Great job, Mom! Albeit a little dangerous, no?

Clementine (The Walking Dead)

At the age of 11 (Season 2), Clementine adopts infant Alvin Jr. (AJ) after his mother Rebecca and foster father Kenny are killed. Since then, they’ve lived with interchanging groups of survivors, overcame impossible odds, and through it all, they constantly saved each other when no one else would. Clementine taught him every lesson she learned from her last guardian Lee Everett (Season 1) so that he could fend for himself. Their deep bond is even more prevalent when the five-year-old says "I love you, Clem”, and how scared Clementine was when she lost him.

Who do you think is the GOAT (greatest of all time) video game Mom? Let us know in the comments!

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