Best Weapons in Videogames

Should have been titled "best weapons in old video games", I was expecting to find the portal gun and dubstep gun instead of those old pixel things.

Why not the Electrodriver? I mean, a gun that can shoot shurikens and lightning sounds far more awesome than some piddly minigun.

Quaxar:
Should have been titled "best weapons in old video games", I was expecting to find the portal gun and dubstep gun instead of those old pixel things.

You kids get off my lawn!

-Old Man Escapist

Quaxar:
Should have been titled "best weapons in old video games", I was expecting to find the portal gun and dubstep gun instead of those old pixel things.

I second this post. In fact, Saints Row IV could probably fill this category on its' own with most of its' special weapons being simply hilarious.

The chaingun in Wolfenstein3D felt lackluster and dull. The BFG was powerful but the proces of firing it was uninteresting. I much prefered the shotgun in DOOM and also the rocket launcher.

Fun oldskool weapons that are sorely missing on this list are the grenade launchers from Quake and SS.

Why is it the only sword in this list is also a gun?

Some potentially noteworthy mentions that would've made it on my list.

Dante has a guitar called Nevan that summons bats and lightning allowing him to shred enemies as he shreds riffs.

Painkiller had a gun that shot shurikens and lightning. I think everyone at Escapist is familiar with this one...

Not one Lightsaber of any kind was mentioned. I'd personally have gone with Zero's iconic saber-clone, the aptly named, Z-Saber for managing to be a fire sword, lightning sword, and ice sword all wrapped in one. That's pretty awesome.

The Twilight Bracelet from .Hack was pretty amazing. Who doesn't love Data Drain? I can think of a few Pokemon I would have loved to do that to back in the day. Stupid Alakazam...

Slycne:

Quaxar:
Should have been titled "best weapons in old video games", I was expecting to find the portal gun and dubstep gun instead of those old pixel things.

You kids get off my lawn!

-Old Man Escapist

Ok how about the "top ten classic firearms in games"? Would that get old man escapist to put away the vintage mingun pointed at our face?

Monkey gun from Timesplitters anyone???

I'm sorry, but there seems to be no mention of The Land Shark Gun.

How is that not better than at least half of these?

And don't even get me started on the World's Smallest Black Hole.

Quaxar:
Should have been titled "best weapons in old video games", I was expecting to find the portal gun and dubstep gun instead of those old pixel things.

Except these guns were huge deals in their day and became ingrained in gaming culture to the point where even people who haven't played the original games have heard of them. That's what seperates them from the 120 million+ novelty toys in Saints Row IV that nobody will remember years from now.

And the portal gun isn't really a weapon.

The chaingun in Wolfenstein 3D is iconic, but NOTHING beats the Dreadful Venom Chaingun in Return to Castle WOlfenstein. That thing feels VERY powerful.
I would add:
- The Bastard gun from Metro
- Chainsaw
- Flak Cannon
- That Brain thing from Turok I believe?
- Wolfenstein LeichenFaust 44 and Tesla Gun

OlasDAlmighty:

Quaxar:
Should have been titled "best weapons in old video games", I was expecting to find the portal gun and dubstep gun instead of those old pixel things.

Except these guns were huge deals in their day and became ingrained in gaming culture to the point where even people who haven't played the original games have heard of them. That's what seperates them from the 120 million+ novelty toys in Saints Row IV that nobody will remember years from now.

And the portal gun isn't really a weapon.

Except this was titled "Best Weapons in Video Games" not most iconic or most recognized. Should the purpose of this gallery not be to show us awesome weapons that many people may not have heard of rather than show everybody stuff that they've already seen?

OlasDAlmighty:

Quaxar:
Should have been titled "best weapons in old video games", I was expecting to find the portal gun and dubstep gun instead of those old pixel things.

Except these guns were huge deals in their day and became ingrained in gaming culture to the point where even people who haven't played the original games have heard of them. That's what seperates them from the 120 million+ novelty toys in Saints Row IV that nobody will remember years from now.

And the portal gun isn't really a weapon.

It's a gun. That fires wubs. I don't think much else has to be said.
And I'd say the portal gun isn't any more or less a gun than the gravity one from Half-Life.

Anyway, my point was the title is misleading if it's about classics and incomplete if it's a general weapons list.

No lightsabers, no chainsaws, no magnums of any sort. What kind of gallery is this?

And gunblades? Really?

Slycne:
You kids get off my lawn!

-Old Man Escapist

There's that old man again, ruining our fun.

-Armageddon spell from Ultima.
-Mondain's Skull from Ultima IV.

I though it was called the BFG 9000 back in the first DOOM game. I recall Quake II coming out well before DOOM III, and the former had a BFG 10000!
As for iconic weapons, I'd put my vote for The Hidden Blade from the Assassin's Creed series.

The Gunblade makes the cut? Really? The weapon seemingly deliberately designed to make it useless as both a gun and an sword. Its been done long before Final Fantasy ever existed and much more effectively to boot - its called a bayonet. Now the bayonets in Red Orchestra: Ostfront, they were pretty fun, satisfying weapons in a videogame.

Also wheres the love for the less direct action games? You didn't think that the genetic mutator, a weapon that turns enemy infantry units into The Hulk to fight for you isn't a neat concept? Yamato Cannons are just a bit passe? Magnetic satellites that drop the enemy's own aircraft carriers on his troops from orbit so very dull?

No Cerebral Bore, no Land Shark Gun, no .223 Pistol (or "That Gun"), no Blaster Launcher...

A fairly poor, uninteresting and poorly put together list.

The Golden Gun: Really? It is a "one shot, perfect accuracy, long refire time"-weapon. There are a plethora of these kinds of weapons in gaming. Just pointing out The Golden Gun is silly.

BFG: This one ain't good either. It was just the first "ridiculously powerful"-gun in fps gaming. Beyond that it has no really interesting characteristics. If you really wanted an interesting powerful weapon of this type, why not go for the Redeemer from Unreal Tournament. Usually hard to find, huge kill radius, instant death, controllable rocket, Slow speed, and possible to shoot down. See this is an interesting weapon.

Chain Gun: Another weird choice. Or at least weird that the focus would be on wolfenstein. The chain gun in all games it appears (or variants appear) it is always a solid choice. Had the focus been this type of weapon across all games I would agree. Otherwise... meh.

Gun Blade: ... I like gunblades... though lets be fair. It is not a weapon that makes a whole lot of sense.

A small sampling of weapons that were missed:

Plasma Cutter from Dead Space. It is rare that a starting weapon can be this effective for the entirety of the game and for it to be this much fun.

Force Gun also from Dead Space. For sheer effectiveness.

Magnet Gun from Red Faction Armageddon. Most fun you will have with a weapon since the Gravity Gun from Half Life 2

Head Hunter from Bulletstorm. Guided bullets.

Gravity Boots and Energy Leash combo also in Bulletstorm. You need to try them to understand.

"The BFG is a very popular weapon in the Doom series, but in Doom 3 they kicked it up a notch with the BFG9000.
"

Actually it was called the BFG9000 in both games. It was called the BFG10K in Quake.

If you're going to go down the road of content spam top 10 lists Escapist, at least do your fucking research.

I can get having generic uber-guns on the list, granted I despise that.
But no Ratchet and Clank or Devil May Cry (classic) over Lightning's gun-blade, and a chain gun is a sin.

Best Weapons in Videogames

Videogames are chock full of weapons and in this gallery we show you the weapons that have lasted through the ages. Duck and cover because this gallery can be quite lethal.

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What about the cerebral bore from Turok?

It fired multiple mini missiles that would drill into the target the explode and the joints and head

bjj hero:
What about the cerebral bore from Turok?

It fired multiple mini missiles that would drill into the target the explode and the joints and head

This is a resurrected thing back from 2013. There is literally no reason to respond to it.

I'm disappointed. Rygar's Diskarmor has been around since 1986 and is still my default for "coolest weapon ever."

Oh holy crap, how do you have a weapon list without the cerebral bore? How come all these lists are missing some of the best things?

Worgen:
Oh holy crap, how do you have a weapon list without the cerebral bore? How come all these lists are missing some of the best things?

This list is 4 years old, that's why.

IceForce:

Worgen:
Oh holy crap, how do you have a weapon list without the cerebral bore? How come all these lists are missing some of the best things?

This list is 4 years old, that's why.

Turok 2 came out in the 90s, no excuse.

How long did this article take to write? 3 minutes?

Yeah I was also surprised it didn't have the Portal gun, Cerebral Bore, Redeemer etc. Perfect Dark had so many great weapons I'm not sure the Laptop Gun deserves the crown, though it is way up there.

As for the Golden Gun though, it was basically just a rail gun. Everyone knows the Gold PP7 is where it's really at.

An image and a sentence is what passes for Escapist content these days?

Shit, tell me how to put a page together, and i'll do this for free.

Thats a valid offer.

Laggyteabag:
An image and a sentence is what passes for Escapist content these days?

Shit, tell me how to put a page together, and i'll do this for free.

Thats a valid offer.

No, this is what passed for content in 2013.
They went even deeper down the lazy tunnel and simply reposted it, lack of content and all.

interesting, cool idea, thanks for sharing...

Best weapons...

Actually, some of the coolest weapons in gaming I've seen have come from mods.

The M60 from Ballistic Weapons
The M75-Tactical Infantry Cannon (Railgun) from Ballistic Weapons
All the guns from Perfected Doom 3
The Bastard Sword from ChaosUT
The Vortex Gun from ChaosUT
The Katana from U4E
The Oversurrector from Nali Weapons 3
The M133 Shotgun from Ziggy's Mod
The Machete from Ziggy's Mod

Beyond that though, in no particular order, there's also:
The Flak Cannon from Unreal Tournament
The Shock Rifle from Unreal Tournament
The Rocket Launcher from Unreal Tournament
The Redeemer from Unreal Tournament
The Rail Detonator from Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
The Concussion Rifle from Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
The Lightsaber from Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
The True Dragon Sword from Ninja Gaiden Black/II
The BFG-9000 from Doom 3
The Plasma Gun from Doom 3
The Rocket Launcher from Doom 3
The Minigun from Doom 3
The Minigun from Timesplitters: Future Perfect
The Minigun from Serious Sam 3: BFE
The Sniper Rifle System 99 Anti-Material from Halo: Reach
The AIE-486H Heavy Machine Gun from Halo 3 (You could rip it off and pack it around.)
The Type-2 Energy Weapon/Hammer from Halo 3
The Type-3 Antipersonnel/Anti-Material Incendiary Grenade from Halo 3
The Type-1 Antipersonnel (Plasma) Grenade from Halo 3
The M90 Close Assault Weapon System (Shotgun) from Halo: CE
The Super Shotgun from Quake 2
The XM2014 (Shotgun) from Crysis
The DSG-1 (Sniper Rifle) from Crysis
The Devastator from Ratchet & Clank
So many weapons from Ratchet & Clank
The Portal Gun from Portal 2
The Falcon 2 from Perfect Dark
The Devastator from Perfect Dark
The DY357-LX from Perfect Dark
The RCP-120 from Perfect Dark
The Superdragon from Perfect Dark
The Electro Bolt 3 from BioShock
The Barrett .50cal from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
The Wabbajack from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Shotgun/Freezer in Painkiller
The Minigun/Rocket Launcher in Painkiller
The Stakegun in Painkiller
The Painkiller in Painkiller
The Sledgehammer in Red Faction: Guerrilla
The Rocket Launcher in Red Faction: Guerrilla
The Magnet Gun in Red Faction: Armageddon
The Venom in Return to Castle Wolfenstein
The Paratrooper Rifle in Return to Castle Wolfenstein
The Flamethrower in Return to Castle Wolfenstein
The Flamethrower in Far Cry 2
The Dual Pistols in Tomb Raider: Anniversary
...

So yeah. Just a few weapons missed.

 

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