10. Shrink Ray (Duke Nukem 3D)
I think this one speaks for itself. This may be the only shrink ray I’ve ever seen in a video game and I wish there was more of them. It was detailed to the point of hearing a squish when Nukem stepped on the shrunken enemies.
9. Golden Gun (007)
The classic gun of the N64 era. The mysterious “1-hit kill” pistol that drove the story in the best James Bond game ever created. Once you picked up one of these in multiplayer it was game over for everyone else in the room.
8. Hidden Blades (Assassin’s Creed)
The blades given to every assassin in the series are probably the coolest weapon in the game in my opinion. They are sleek, quick, and oh so deadly.
7. AK-47 (Counterstrike: GO)
The terrorist weapon used most frequently in CS:GO is the AK, and for good reason. The spray may not be as accurate as the counter-terrorist M4A1, but the one-hit headshot is a feature that makes it a force to be reckoned with. I hate playing as acounter-terrorist just because I know I’ll get 1-hit a few times by the AK.
6. Blades of Chaos (God of War)
This trilogy's Cronus is a beast in his own right. The blades he owns are the exact same. With crazy finishing moves, brutal cut scenes and very good leveling-up capabilities, I can go through the entire game using just these and still have a great time.
5. Sniper (Halo 3)
The Halo 3 sniper rifle was so much fun and so simple at the same time. It is hard to find a balance like that in games today. Normally the most fun weapons to use are really complex or unique, but not this one. Just aim at the head and fire. Easy kill.
4. AWP (Counterstrike: GO)
Another sniper in the top-5 that is really fun to use: If you can be accurate with it, the AWP is possibly the most efficient gun in all of video games, let alone Counterstrike. Unless you hit the target in the foot they are going to die, and the double zoom allows you to see enemies from practically across the map.
3. Tactical Nuke (Call of Duty)
The nuke isn’t something that you can start out with and go around dropping on people. This is a weapon you don’t actually use—you earn. Once you get 25 kills in a row, you gain the ability to drop a bomb, and it ends the game. That’s the most badass way to end a round of COD and reason enough to be in our top three.
2. Battle Rifle (Halo)
The Halo 2 and 3 battle rifles were simple to pick up yet difficult to master. Once you got the 4 shot down in Halo 3, or the double/quad shot down in Halo 2 you were virtually un-killable. I don’t even know how many times I have turned around on a kid with less than ¼ health and 4 shot them, completely embarrassing my enemy.
1. Sniper Rifle (Gears of War)
Not only my favorite sniper rifle ever, but hands down my favorite weapon in any game. Not only does it look futuristic and awesome, but when you shoot a locust in the head with it their face explodes! Perfect amount of precision and gore right there.