Ah, video game weapons. When done right, they can be the difference between enjoyable gameplay and mechanics that frustrate us to no end. Every once and awhile, however, there comes a weapon that exceeds expectations. It makes us feel like a god. It causes us to become addicted to it. It leads us to use it whenever given the opportunity. Because of this, we decided to go over the best of the best weapons in video game history. Keep in mind that this is just an opinion, and that some of the choices on this list could differ from your own choices. With that said, let’s count down the top five most powerful video game weapons.
5. Golden Gun (GoldenEye 007)
Those of us older gamers know how powerful the Golden Gun from the original GoldenEye 007 was. With the ability to kill any opponent with a single shot, the Golden Gun stood out as the strongest weapon in the game – but with a cost. Yes, though this firearm possessed great power, it also had a severly slow reload time. Combine that with the fact that only one bullet could be carried at a time, and you have a tricky weapon that takes a skilled player to unleash its full potential.
4. Buster Sword (Final Fantasy VII)
While many weapons within the Final Fantasy mythos could have potentially made it onto this list, we decided to choose the Buster Sword for a few reason. One, it’s arguably the most iconic weapon in the series, and two… we needed to limit the number of Final Fantasy weapons so they wouldn’t consume the list. Regardless, the Buster Sword itself has more than enough power to earn a spot. Not only is it a really strong starter weapon compared to most games, but when you unlock Cloud’s Limit Breaks, it becomes a weapon of mass destruction.
3. Aegis (Xenoblade Chronicles 2)
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 puts an interesting spin on the all-powerful weapon. With blades consisting of a weapon and a life-form as well, you could say the Aegis combines an almighty weapon with an almighty character. Capable of destroying entire Titans (the equivalent of countries), the Aegis gives other weapons a run for their money. That’s also not considering the multiple, stronger forms that the Aegis can have, making it an even deadlier weapon.
2. Gravity Gun (Half-Life 2)
The Gravity Gun from Half-Life 2 truly made players feel invincible. With this tool in your arsenal, you could basically use anything within your environment as ammo. Want to launch barrels? You can do that. Want to shoot saw blades at your enemies? go ahead. The opportunities for destruction are endless. The Gravity gun made the gameplay in Half-Life 2 so satisfactory with its limitless possibilities that it obviously deserves a spot as one of the most powerful weapons.
1. BFG-9000 (DOOM)
Come on, how could we not put the BFG-9000 on the top spot? Not only is the name satisfyingly hilarious (Big F***ing Gun), but it has the power to back up said name. The BFG can vaporize enemies and rooms in an instant, making it the true over-powered weapon. DOOM fans always love using this beauty to demolish everything opposing them. Who can blame them though, it’s a heck of a lot of fun! You’ll be hard-pressed to find a weapon that brings as much power and enjoyment as the BFG-9000.
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