FFD: What’s the best weapon in a videogame?

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Though the gaming landscape has changed considerably in the past decade, for a long time almost all games were about killing things. And when you need to kill things, you need to use weapons of some sort – even if those weapons are fists.

There are, of course, the iconic ones – like DOOM’ and Quake’s BFG, Kratos’ Blades of Chaos, Cloud’s giant big F***off Sword. There are things like Gordon’s Crowbar, Assassin’s hidden blades, and the chainsaw duct-taped to a gun in Gears of War’s Lancer.

Maybe you’re a fan of Halo’s pink mist, Mega-Man’s blaster or the Gauss guns from Syndicate. Maybe you’re a fan of Contra’s spread gun, Bayonetta’s hair or The Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda. There’s the Soul Reaver itself, and just about any weapon Insomniac Games has ever created.

And while not technically weapons, there’s the gravity gun from Half Life 2, and the associated Portal Gun.

What’s your favourite gun, sword, or weapon of another kind in a videogame? What makes it best? Me? I’ll always love Gears of War’s Gnasher shotgun. Rolling around like a lunatic and making everything around explode in to little bits in the first game’s multiplayer sends that  gun right to the top of the list.

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What’s your uh…weapon of choice?

Thanks to Erwin the master Admiral bater Chief for today’s FFD. Sorta.

Last Updated: October 3, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • KingKappie

    It have to be the Ray gun in COD zombies

  • RitterBruder

    Guan Yu’s green Dragon !!

    • Hammersteyn

      Nice!

      • Sean Carbutt

        I was quite partial to that humungous purple dildo in saints row. Not in a literal way of course. LOL

        • Hammersteyn

          hahahaha, it worked well enough though.

  • Darthdad

    The On/Off button.

  • Zander Boshoff

    Red faction armageddon’s rainbow unicorn gun.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Wow, I was going to say MY MIND! but then I read the tags. Spoilsport.

    Currently I love my Dread bow in Warframe. Taking out 12 enemies with 3 shots? Punch through FTW!

    • I knew somebody would answer with that, so it was a preemptive strike.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        YOU WIN THIS ROUND!

      • How Asian, lord knows why you’re saying it *RUNS

  • Jonah Cash

    Chainsaw in Gears!! And I really don’t mind my Titan’s fist in Destiny!! Still feels satisfying hitting a oke with my fist in The Crucible!!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Boobs! I can’t fight against that…

  • Ryanza

    Most people will mention exotic weapons. But best weapon in a shooting game tends to be a shotgun. If the game has a really good shotgun and a good AK47/AR weapons then you will have fun shooting shit.

    Rage was not the best game but I had so much fun with that shotgun and AK47. Bioshock Infinite was kinda shit but I had so much fun with that shotgun. Just 2 examples not going to list all the ID shotguns.

    • Rags

      Yes, id always had good shotguns. Oh man when you first got the double barrel in Q2 and blasted a few grunts into the air with it. Oh so satisfying. 😀

  • Rags

    Hmm maybe the UT99 Flack Cannon. Actually most of their weapons are awesome. The Redeemer, Shock Rifle, Rocket Launcher even the teleporter for telefragging.

    That said Blood 2 the Chosen akimbo sawed off double barrel shotgun was probably the most satisfying weapon I’ve ever used in a game 😛

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Flak cannon rocked, especially with the ricochet damage. My friends & I used to go mental with proximity mines in Blood MP.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I tend to prefer quick-firing weapons, or ones that don’t require great aim… wait O_o

  • Umar
  • konfab aka derp

    Cerebral Bore from Turok 2.
    Why?
    It is unnecessarily violent.

  • Hammersteyn

    Shotgun

  • hairyknees

    Can’t remember what it was called, but that gun from F.E.A.R that shot stakes 😀 so satisfying going slowmo, pumping out several of them, then watching enemies fly everywhere.

    • Rags

      Ah and the Painkiller stake launcher 😀

      • konfab aka derp

        Actually Painkiller’s weapons in general :3

    • Admiral Chief 0

      Agreed, loved that gun!

  • loftie

    any shotgun

    • Hammersteyn

      yes!

  • JJ of Meridian

    Geoff you are now my favourite person because of that header. Oh, and nice idea for a FFD there. Wonder who thought of that 😛

    • Hammersteyn

      Doesn’t gt more manly than that. Expect if they had beards.

      • JJ of Meridian

        True. My one friend and I always greet by doing this and then he says: “Looks like you’ve been pushing too many pencils.”
        Obviously, our biceps don’t really have the same effect.

        • HvR

          the you reply “No eyeliner pencils all the way”?

          • JJ of Meridian

            Depends how drunk I am.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      I think it’s a bit over the top.

      • Dutch Matrix

        Over the Top? I sure as hell hope you are not referring to the header. Stallone dreams about owning big guns like those!

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          😛

  • HvR

    Dubstep-reggae flame thrower

  • JJ of Meridian

    Shark-o-Matic from Saints Row the Third

  • Jac7

    I always loved the redeemer in unreal tournament. Nothing like piloting your own nuclear weapon straight into someone’s face.

    • Admiral Chief 0

      Magnificent!

  • Fnuik

    Who remembers the Coil Suit from MDK?

    • Hammersteyn

      me me me

      • Fnuik

        Whole suit was a weapon of awesomeness

    • konfab aka derp

      I do 😀

  • Divine Rapier – Dota 2. Add that to a cleave hero like Kunka and “They’re all Dead”
    https://soundcloud.com/lookatmyflugelhorn/theyre-all-dead-mastered-quieter

  • boondocksaint87

    I’ve slain many an enemy with that baby

  • JJ of Meridian

    The Railgun from Quake 2 was great. Sound, that coiling fire and the fact that it shot through everyone.

  • Ryanza

    Oh let me just promote The Witcher 3 like I always do.

    The Witcher – Swords

    http://www.behindgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Geralt_sword-size_1920x1080.png

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      He’s runed it.

      • Ryanza

        lol

    • JJ of Meridian

      I will have this game.

      • Ryanza

        I wonder if chopping off heads and body parts will feel good.

        • JJ of Meridian

          That always feels good 😉

  • Jac7

    Oh, how I loved fos roh dahing enemies (or companions) off cliffs in Skyrim.

  • JJ of Meridian

    This doesn’t count at all, I know. But the Sword of Omens (from Thundercats) in Skyrim (using a mod) is the greatest damn sword ever. Especially if you’re playing as a Khajiit

    • Dutch Matrix

      Wait what?

      • JJ of Meridian

        It’s the only Sword that myself and my girlfriend uses in Skyrim. That thing is a monster and it’s craftable, which is great.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      You’ll appreciate this one…

      • JJ of Meridian

        I also have Zanghestsu modded into Skyrim. The size of it makes it most appealing, I must say.

      • JJ of Meridian

        Dude. Yes.
        Now I HAVE to play Total Annihilation the weekend.
        Again.

  • Dutch Matrix
    • Ryanza

      shake it baby.

  • Milesh Bhana

    Gravity Gun.

  • Travis

    In see a lot of mention of shotguns. i prefer snipering people in the head from long range so they done even know what hit them.

    And I also love stuff with posion or disease damage.

    And dont forget nuking construction yards in C&C.

    And legendary double enchanted weapons in Skyrim

    • JJ of Meridian

      Me too. Was playing some PayDay 2 last night, that 50cal sniper rifle sure does make things easy. Especially when silenced.

  • JJ of Meridian

    One really hilarious and cool weapon in PayDay 2 is a wad of cash that you can smack people with. It’s so damn funny when your entire crew of four people descend on a cop and start smacking him with cash.

  • CAE9872

    Suck Cannon from Ratchet and Clank.

  • CAE9872

    Great combo weapons – Halo’s plasma pistol, UNSC pistol…SO satisfying! And powerful.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Feminist critique, drives half the players insane with one shot.

  • JJ of Meridian

    The translocator in Unreal Tournament isn’t a weapon, but it was always fun to tele-frag someone by spawning in him. Wow, that sounds strange.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Phrasing!

      • JJ of Meridian

        Sorry, trying to do some seriously important work here while being a part of the FFD. (clearly I’m very dedicated to my work)

  • Viking Of Divinity

    Painkillers Entire arsenal. especially the electrodriver.

    to quote yahtzee: “It Shoots Shurikens and Lightning! the only way it could be more awesome is if it had Tits and was on fire!”

  • JJ of Meridian

    Grav gun.

  • oVg Definitive and Remastered

    COME GET SOME!!!!!!!!

    • oVg Definitive and Remastered

  • Dutch Matrix
  • The Glaive from Dark Sector was *awesome*
    So empowering.

  • Alex Hicks

    The lipstick stun gun, banana peel and the body remover perfume spray from NOLF 2 were the greatest “weapons” bar none!

  • Viking Of Divinity

    The Environment in Divinity: Original Sin. Nothing like changing a cloud of steam into a cloud of electrifying Fury!

    • Brady miaau

      Gonna play over the weekend. Looking forward to it

      • Viking Of Divinity

        be careful, before you know it, it’ll be monday morning 🙂

        • Brady miaau

          Nah, going away with wifes parents and uncle and stuff. So night only, limited time.

          Must also work the weekend

          • Viking Of Divinity

            Keep telling yourslef that 🙂

          • Admiral Chief 0

            *yourself

  • ReaperOfSquirrels

    Either the stake gun from PainKiller or the BFG from Doom.

  • Brady miaau

    Master of Orion 1: Ion cannon. Was a cheap tech and you then built the smallest hull, with ONE ion cannon. Ion Cannon with wings. Play game on impossible and watch the AI die around you with the a fleet of cheap disposable ships

    For sheer enjoyment, that always did it for me

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Remember C&C? “Ion cannon… online.” Cue instant panic from opposing players.

  • Ryanza
    • JJ of Meridian

      Fuck DRM

  • Admiral Chief 0

    Lightsaber

    • Matthew Holliday

      preach it, brother.

      • Admiral Chief 0

        😉

  • Admiral Chief 0

    The Force

    • konfab aka derp

      Only if you are Sith-scum…

      • JJ of Meridian

        Who are you calling scum? ;P

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          If you don’t want to be called scum, don’t go to that wretched hive ;P

  • Muhammad Ahmed Nana

    The water sword from POP worrier within. That killed the dahaka

  • Koko

    now you’re thinking with portals

  • L337J1MB0B

    Is this even a question?? BFG.. no contest.

  • Majik

    Pipe bomb, Bile bomb and Molotov Cocktail from L4D2. Quad barreled shotgun from Bulletstorm. The knife in Counterstrike Source (Always awesome to cut up unsuspecting opponents)

  • Feline

    At the risk of giving my age away, there was a game called Heretic, that had a gun which turned the opponent into a chicken, which you could then step on for the kill. Of course it did give your opponent a chance, if they could elude you by running around for 10 seconds, they turned normal again. Still the best weapon ever!

  • Norman Pleasant

    Turok 2’s Cerebral Bore. Because a flying drill isn’t a flying drill unless there’s gooey grey brain mush coming out of it.

  • Joe Kickass

    Fatman from Fallout.

  • rollingmol

    Fireflower in Mario?

    Razorgun in the first unreal tournament?

    Cardboard box in Metal Gear?

    Coil suit from MDK?

    Chainsaw in DOOM?

    Cerebral Bore in Turok 2

    Spread gun in Contra

    SPEAR! by scorpion in MK

    Crowbar in Half-Life

    Shrink Ray from Duke NUkem 3d?

    I can go on and on , but it’s hard to pick just one.

    If you asked which weapon I would use in an zombie apocalypse…. Probably the most deady think in SA .. Afrikaanse pop music .

    P.S Am I the only one that heard Afrikaans being spoken in the English version of the new Metal Gear Phantom Pain reveal on gamespot? Happens round about the 9:00 min mark . http://www.gamespot.com/videos/metal-gear-solid-v-the-phantom-pain-english-gamepl/2300-6414968/

  • Valentine

    Bazooka 😀

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