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July 16th, 2013, 2:51 PM
We all love using weapons, killing things in style. In the majority of games, there are weapons. Some are exclusive to a character, some can be a huge pain and some can be weapons of mass destruction. Anyway, loads of characters are required to use a weapon in a game, and we all have favorite weapons.

Which weapon that is used in a game is your favorite and why?

I want you guys to be able to have fun with this, be a little creative. These can be any sort of weapons used in any video games. Discuss.

July 16th, 2013, 3:04 PM
Wow that's a pretty big range...

Anyway, I love using the Ithaca M37 Shotgun in Resident Evil 5; it was the first gun I upgraded fully so I obviously had to use it so I wouldn't waste the money used but I really enjoy using it. It's powerful, has a decent reload speed and doesn't cost much to upgrade at all.

There's a load of weapons from FFX that I enjoy using; too many to name but Wakka's ultimate weapon is one of my favorites simply because of the design.

Also the shovel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds; simply because of reasons. :D

(I've only wrote those 3 because they are the latest games I've played)

Atomic Pirate
July 16th, 2013, 3:08 PM
Not sure if it counts, but I thought that Bioshock's Plasmids were loads of fun to use. Besides that, I'd have to say that I quite like my fully modded Holorifle and Anti-Materiel Rifle from Fallout: New Vegas.

July 16th, 2013, 3:45 PM
The Spinfusor, aka Disc Launcher or Stormhammer. A launcher of so-called frisbees, usually blue in colour, which fly straight and explode on impact. Mechanically, it's very similar to classic rocket launchers, but is generally a single-shot weapon. With it, one is expected to hit targets both high-speed and airborne. As you can imagine, this requires a degree of skill, so it's a nice weapon to become good at using, and it's easy to respect its users.

July 16th, 2013, 4:22 PM
That's a really hard question for me. I guess I'm more the traditional guy, using swords in nearly every game as a main weapon. Except for the Elder Scrolls games, where I like to use daggers and bows.

For Morrowind I guess I'd take Keening, because it's design is so great and it's so damn fast xD
For Skyrim I'd take Mehrunes' Razor, mainly because it's nice to have a weapon which can instantly kill an enemy...

Wings Don't Cry
July 16th, 2013, 5:10 PM
The Qwack-O-Blitzer from Ratchet and Clank 3, it's a ray gun that turns an enemy into a guardian phoenix duck and any enemy after that into cute little ducks that lay eggs that home in on your enemies and blows them up into tiny little bits. It also never runs out of ammo, gets insanely short morphing time as it levels up and is one of the easiest weapons to max out. You don't need to worry about any 100 round gladiator arena when you have a ray gun that turns all your enemies into ducks that fight for you.

Mr. X
July 16th, 2013, 5:34 PM
The Venom shotgun and Scorpion pistol, from ME3.

The Venom fires grenades and cluster grenades, and the Scorpion fires sticky mines.

You'll have a real blast using this weapons.

July 16th, 2013, 6:12 PM
The Qwack-O-Blitzer from Ratchet and Clank 3, it's a ray gun that turns an enemy into a guardian phoenix duck and any enemy after that into cute little ducks that lay eggs that home in on your enemies and blows them up into tiny little bits. It also never runs out of ammo, gets insanely short morphing time as it levels up and is one of the easiest weapons to max out. You don't need to worry about any 100 round gladiator arena when you have a ray gun that turns all your enemies into ducks that fight for you.

I love the weapons from the Ratchet & Clank games too, no wonder it was among my fave franchises outside of Pokemon. Some of my fave weapons from the games included the R.Y.N.O. which shoots all these rockets and it's very hard-hitting, maybe also the Sheepinator which was the Qwack-O-Ray's counterpart in the second game. I did love how that could turn enemies into exploding sheep!

July 17th, 2013, 7:45 AM
The Demon Sword

This is my favorite weapon, and it comes from an amazing game; Castle Crashers. Firstly, this sword looks like a Wolf on fire, that's where it gets it's nickname "The Flaming Wolf Sword", a very nifty touch. The Demon Sword is the most powerful non-DLC weapon and boy it deserves it! This weapon is extremely well balanced, increasing strength, magic and agility without degrading any stats, which is a very good feature of a sword in CC. It is one of two weapons to have a chance of burn damage and, that's pretty darn epic, even if it is only a 2% chance. Plus, the sword is apparently made out of crystal, amazing! Right? All in all, this weapon is the most fun I've had in the game and is the best weapon I have used in all games played... 'nuff said.

July 17th, 2013, 8:00 AM
Actually have a pretty quirky answer to this, because it's from an MMORPG that I used to avidly play. More to the point, the Timeless Pescas I owned for my Shadower was amazing. I loved the design to pieces and the damage it dealt was more than satisfactory. Never regret pooling my money to grab that from the free market, because it was definitely a gem. When something as irrelevant as an item enhances your gameplay that much, you know it's special haha. So, the Pescas easily tops my list.

Miss Doronjo
July 17th, 2013, 1:21 PM

^ I love the Ragnell with all my heart and body~ Well, this sword was getting pretty hyped from Radiant Dawn (tbh I didn't pay much attention to it at Path of Radiance) and it was even shown again on Awakening, which made me realize how amazing this sword this is. If you don't know, the Ragnell is a sword from Fire Emblem that was blessed by the Goddess of Order Ashera, granting it immense power and rendering it invulnerable. It's mainly wielded by Ike, but, in Awakening it was wielded by someone named Priam too.

July 17th, 2013, 1:56 PM

Wolf Claws - Kid Icarus Uprising

No real reason other than I've sticked with this weapon for my whole first playthrough of KI:U for some reason so it's the one I'm most familiar to. Contrary to my second playthrough (because the game is THAT good) where I switch weapons every single chapter, but I have to say I smile every time I get the Wolf Claws. :)

Captain Fabio
July 18th, 2013, 3:08 AM
The Electrodriver and Painkiller from the game, Painkiller. Painkiller has has a spinning blade that you just run into people with and watch their body parts fly off and the Electrodriver is a gun that fires lightning shurikens...


July 18th, 2013, 3:41 AM
Keyblade. Kingdom Hearts is my favourite game and i'm probably being bias but I just love this weapon. If you want a more specific answer than that, my favourite keychains are Kingdom Key and Way to Dawn.

July 19th, 2013, 12:48 PM
Allright... here comes a huge list

The Volcano from Borderlands 1:
This sniper... is so good... it has 4x fire elemental and it deals massive damage to anything, being a Legendary (orange) gun though, i found like 20 in my entire career...

Unkempt Harold (Borderlands 2)
I never liked using handguns in Borderlands, till i found out about these things. Using them with my Gunzerker, these pistols pack a large punch against a lot of enemies and bosses. This is definetly my fave weapon of BL2

Sharanga (Terraria)
Being a console exclusive weapon, this bow does a lot of damage (40+16 cause of the arrows it fires). It turns all arrows into Spectal arrows which puts enemies on fire and makes it so powerful. Only downside of this bow is that it requires 2 Molten Fury bows and 10 Hellstone Bars.

F2000 (Battlefield 3)
I like being a medic in BF3, and the F2000 is a great weapon to aid me to get close to my dead allies to revive them. With a grip and a good scope, this gun can and will be amazing.

Recurve Bow (Far Cry 3)
I dont like being stealthy, and i guess the bow was made for that purpose... I mainly used it to cause death upon everything that stood in front of me. Being able to have fire and exposive arrows and the ability to one-shot normal enemies make this bow a great weapon, though it may require some time to master it for great ranges.

July 19th, 2013, 3:54 PM
Right this is going to be huge so I'm splitting it into categories and placing the content in spoilers.


Some may say it's a bit bizarre for me to make individual CoD games have their own category. But for CoD 4 and MW2 there are enough choices for me to deem it necessary.


Desert Eagle

This is probably one of the most powerful handguns in the CoD series and its design is really badass. Plus the gold one at level 55 was very nice too.



Unlike some other entries on this, I wouldn't put the AK in this list for other games. On CoD4 it was unlocked from the start giving it an extra boost. In all games it is a brilliant assault rifle though.



This is my favourite FPS weapon. In every game it is available I have enjoyed using it, CoD4, MW2, Black Ops, Battlefield Bad Company 2. Even the rip off version of it in Saints Row is great. It's meant to be good from longer ranges, but I don't mind using it at any range really. In some games it was regarded as OP which I suppose means I'm vindicated in my choice of it as a powerful weapon.



Effectively the fully automatic version of the M16. It gets less credit than the M16 as there is usually a larger choice of fully automatic assault rifles than triple burst. I like it nearly as much though.



The bolt-action that started the CoD obsession with bolt-actions. The Intervention on MW2 had a much cooler design, but I like this just for being the first.


M16A4 & M4A1

See CoD 4 entry.



MW2 brought machine pistols, this was the coolest. A lot of people complained about recoil, I personally found few faults with the weapon and it was nearly on par with a lot of the primary weapons. A sniper's best sidearm.


Model 1887

I don't care if they were OP originally in MW2, they were cool. The old design, the cool swing round reload, the shooting across a map with a shotgun. Even after they were modified, they retained the first two parts and still remained a useful secondary weapon. (These comments refer to dual wield, single wielding these should be illegal)



This was a great assault rifle to start with especially since MW2 was less generous than CoD4 in its first level gifts. A very good weapon to use while waiting to unlock the ACR. Admittedly it made the M4A1 very pointless, but I still used the M4A1 now and again for the CoD 4 feeling.



Just the best CoD weapon ever. Almost everyone used it. Very precise weapon while still being reasonably powerful. I imagine my K/D drastically altered from Level 48 onwards each prestige.



Since MW2 was my favourite CoD game and I love using Bolt actions, it is only fair to include it. I got to Red Tiger on every prestige with it thanks to it being available from the beginning. The design of the weapon is very good compared to other bolt-actions too.


Tactical Nuke

It might be a killstreak, but it's still a weapon. Now I'm not CoD master so I only ever got three of these, but all of them were a great gaming achievement for me. Plus my username is Nuke so I might aswell give the inspiration for it some recognition.




This is fun in any game, you're standard rocket launcher. Whether it be a serious FPS or a sandbox game, it's fun to use. A lot more fun in sandbox though. :P


Satchel Charges

The RPG comment is pretty much what applies. Blowing up tanks in CoD WaW is probably my highlight for this weapon though.


Plasma Grenade

I'm not a big fan of Halo anymore, but when I used to play 3 a lot, these were a great weapon for personal enjoyment. Watching the moments of panic once someone knows they've been stuck was great; especially if they had just teabagged you beforehand.

Blade Weapons


Achilles' Spear (Spartan Total Warrior)

Technically a spear isn't a bladed weapon, but since in STW it's used to thrust rather than throw, it might as well be. (Plus keeping it here is good for my categorisation) Anyway, this cuts through some of the tougher enemies on STW when most of the other weapons fail. Since the basic enemies could die from you tapping them on the shoulder, this makes Achilles' Spear the only useful weapon once you get it.


Hidden Blade (Assassins' Creed series)

This is a brilliant weapon simply because of its purpose, stealthily killing people. It's the trademark weapon of the series and is actually good enough to use in place of a sword to fight with baddies usually. My swords never see action in AC.


Buster Blade

I haven't actually played FF VII (except like the first thirty minutes on an attempt at the old PC version before I realised it wouldn't save, thank god Steam has it now), but I know the story and I have watched Advent Children. It's a key feature of the Final Fantasy series due to its association with Cloud, but more importantly it looks SO DAMN COOL. Like 200x any other sword coolness.



Blue Shell

Well people complain, but you must admit it's also really fun to use especially when you know who it is being used on personally. I don't even play that much Mario Kart so it must be fun to make its way here.

Okay this one need only be viewed by those of a certain age. It's not that important so any of you younger than maybe like 14 I don't know, just move on nothing to see here. :P


The Penetrator

Lucky me thanks to the Japanese version of the game, there's a nice censored image to use which is a lot less obvious.

First thing to say about this is I hate Saints Row The Third because it ruined a good series. This is the only thing I would put in Saints Row 2 from The Third. Second thing is this is so immaturely hilarious, but I don't care it's brilliant.


Cristiano Ronaldo's Feet (PES/FIFA)

Yes, they are a weapon. One I have used to brutally (okay not very brutal compared to like every other weapon I've mentioned) destroy many opponents. Beware the boot of Ronaldo it is more deadly than every weapon on this list. /weirdcommentsaboutronaldo

God help anyone that reads all of that.

July 20th, 2013, 11:51 AM
Syphon Filter:
G18 - This gun was the fastest gun in the game, and could kill the bad guys quite quickly, even though it runs out of bullets fairly quickly.
K3G4 - This gun was the best, cutting through Flak Jackets easily. Nothing stopped this gun.

Shotgun - even though this is weak against the strongest monsters, surprisingly this shotgun hits the monsters from very far away, and can kill the weaker monsters in 1 shot.

Light MG - Quick firing gun, as well as holding 100 bullets in a clip. even though finding clips isn't easy, sometimes the ammo boxes really help.

July 20th, 2013, 2:04 PM
GRAVITY GUN FROM HALF LIFE 2 MTHFKRS!!!!!!! Nothing like killing zombies by repeatedly whipping them with cans of paint.

I also love the flamethrower from Team Fortress 2, just being a cool fire-spitting weapon in an FPS.

I like my hands in Crysis, lets me throw Koreans in the aiyerrrrr

Also my hands in Assassin's Creed 3. Silent assassinations ftw.

July 21st, 2013, 6:00 AM
In gaming, my favorite weapon would have to be the gnasher shotgun from the Gears of War titles. It’s not about the violence/gore, but more-so an adrenaline rush that appears when you’re brushing elbows with other players, firing shells off and basically laying down a row of body bags.

July 21st, 2013, 6:15 AM
The Scout's stock Scattergun and the Pyro's Flamethrower (and all it's other variants) from Team Fortress 2 are totally on the top of my list. They're really fun to play with despite the weird learning curve :D

The guns from the Final Fantasy Tactics/FFT WotL are also pretty interesting to play with. The Excalibur from any Final Fantasy games as well :D

July 21st, 2013, 7:06 AM
I'm rather fond of the Monado from Xenoblade Chronicles. A laser sword that lets you see a few seconds into the future and alter it if you're quick enough makes for a nice gameplay mechanic. Seen one lightsaber, seen them all, but the entire plot revolves around it. xD

For novelty...the Cerebral Bore, from Turok 2. It locks onto your target's head and burrows into their brain in a spectacular display of strawberry-jam fountain gore...before exploding. Can't go wrong with that. Beware, oblivion is at hand.

July 25th, 2013, 7:24 PM
I just remembered something awesome — the Point Singularity Projector.
Recently developed by Terran scientists, the Point Singularity Projector essentially generates a tiny 'jump event' and using a tremendous amount of energy, accelerates it away. The singularity eventually destabilises, collapses and releases an tremendous amount of energy expanding rapidly outwards, causing massive damage to any nearby ships or stations.
Basically it fires black holes. Apparently the original concept is from Andromeda, but the video game containing them as a functional weapon, and the description above, is X3: Terran Conflict.

Thinking about space guns also reminds me of the Storm Chaingun (http://evn.wikia.com/wiki/Storm_Chaingun) from Escape Velocity: Nova. I had a pair of these on an IDA Frigate and they are as cool and useful as they are bulky and ammo-hungry. Admittedly, this weapon can't actually be used per se, since it's an automatic point-defence system, but still.