A completely random list of the most fun and/or unique weapons in recent video game history.
20. Fists (any game)
There are so many games where you can beat people down with your bear hands, and it’s quite satisfying every time. Nothing more badass than besting your opponent using no weapon at all—just the one genetics gave you.
19. Hammer of Dawn (Gears of War)
This particle beam that gets shot down from an orbital satellite is, in all senses of the word, a Weapon of Mass Destruction. With its ability to take down hordes of Locusts, huge monsters, and anything in its path, the Hammer of Dawn might be one of the most powerful weapons in any game... ever.
18. Baseball Bat (Grand Theft Auto)
When fists aren’t satisfying enough, there was always the go-to baseball bat in the GTA series. I don’t know why I liked it so much. I just felt like such a boss beating someone down with a bat, and I guess because I’m the furthest from a thug in real life it was cool for the role-playing.
17. Lancer (Gears of War)
An assault rifle with a chainsaw on the end? Sounds genius, and that it was. I used to hate using the Lancer for any reason other than to slice a Locust in half. The assault rifle part of the gun was the most boring and simple to use, but boy was that chainsaw fun.
16. Crow Bar (Half-Life 2)
Probably a bit more simple than the baseball bat from the GTA series, and a lot less powerful, the crow bar was a fun way to maul your foes in Half-Life 2. I liked the fact that it was in first-person as well. It really gave a good view of the beat-down you were putting out.
15. M16A4 (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare)
If there was ever a gun I unlocked every single camouflage for in the Call of Duty series it was the M16. One correctly aimed shot of this 3-round-burst beast and your enemy was done. Whether it was online or in story mode, this was probably the most used weapon in the game, and for good reason.
14. Railgun (Halo 4)
I thought this was always such a cool concept: A charged particle gun that fired one shot to kill your opponent. The only problem was that it took so long to reload that if you missed the shot, you were more than likely dead. I guess the difficulty and risk of using it was what made railgun kills so satisfying.
13. Black Lightsaber (Star Wars: Force Unleashed)
This sword was no more powerful or quicker than any other in the game. But it was menacing. That alone is worthy of being one of the coolest weapons in video game history.
12. Poke’ Ball (Pokemon)
I’m not 100% sure if this counts as a weapon, but why not. You threw them to capture an enemy, and since Pokemon was the biggest game of my generation, I threw a lot of ‘em. Not to mention they made a Master Ball that had a 100% success rate. What other weapons did you know that were guaranteed to work every time?
11. Plasma Grenade (Halo)
Stickies were the go-to grenade in the Halo series. And if you were trying to kill an enemy, blow up a vehicle, or just make some space for Master Chief to get through, the plasma grenade was reliable. My favorite was to stick one to an enemy in the middle of the group and watch the whole pack explode.
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