There are many iconic weapons throughout the video game universe. Halo has the Energy Sword, Doom has the BFG ever since the beginning, and who could forget the Golden Gun From N64’s Goldeneye 007.
Although all of those are well know, they’re not everyone’s favorite. Here’s a list of my top 7 weapons from all the years I’ve been playing games.
7. Bow (The Legend Of Zelda series)
I loved the bow in Orcirina Of Time because of the different versions you can have. I always had the fire arrows equipped to take care of every enemy. You could also use it on horseback. Not much to dislike about the bow.
6. M6D Magnum (Halo series)
One of the many staples of the legend that is Halo. This was one of the more powerful weapons in Combat Evolved as it could take out a grunt with single shot to he head. Not only was it an up close and personal weapon, but it had a scope on it as well. How cool is that!?
5. Buster Cannon (Mega Man series)
When I was younger, I used to visit my family out of state in the summer and would spend hours in the play room playing Mega Man X. The entire series is iconic as anything Nintendo has put out but the X series hits home and I loved using the buster cannon.
4. Master Sword (The Legend Of Zelda series)
This is bound to make every list like this for everyone. I need not explain the impact this weapon has because you already know. The hero of time is the only one who can hold the sword and guess what? That was YOU! Always a trusted weapon in any situation.
3. Vex Mythoclast (Destiny)
If you haven’t played Destiny, you don’t know too much about this weapon. Not only was this my favorite weapon in the game, it cracked my top 3 all time. A semi automatic fusion rifle is unheard of in Destiny. The Vex wasn’t brought back in years two and three of the Destiny project, which is a real bummer. If you had this weapon, which was pretty hard to get in the Vault Of Glass, you owned the best.
2. Gnasher (Gears Of War series)
If you like seeing body parts and blood everywhere, look no further than the Gears Of War series and the gnasher shotgun. This is probably the most commonly used weapon in every game. Gears isn’t know for the long range, rifle combat like other shooters. This is an in your face run around shooter that needs a powerful weapon when you finally run into your foe. The gnasher doesn’t disappoint and gets the job done in most cases.
1. Sniper Rifle (Halo 2 version)
So many memories with this weapon. The sniper in Halo: Combat Evolved was a good weapon but nothing to brag about. When Halo 2 came out in 2004, the sniper game changed. People rushed to the sniper area and you had people on your own team fighting for the same weapon you were. The sniper was so popular that it eventually would get its own playlist. No scoping was a common practice by all players and was a two shot body shot kill with, of course, the one shot headshot. Next to the magnum from Combat Evolved, this is the next most iconic weapon of the Halo series in my eyes.