One of the most satisfying feelings in all of gaming is getting a head shot kill on your enemy. Weather it be a no scope or waiting forever for someone on the other team to poke their head out from behind cover while you’re scoped in on a certain location, the sound and sight of someones head getting popped is just.. well it’s really satisfying.
I thought it would be fun to list some of the better head shot graphics I’ve witnessed in the mass amount of shooters I’ve played.
Halo (CE-Halo 5: Guardians)
You can’t talk about awesome headshots without talking about Halo. The sniper in Combat Evolved was fun but didn’t have the impact on a game like the Halo 2 sniper rifle. The weapon was so popular that Bungie eventually made a sniper only playlist (team snipers) that carried over to the other installments in the series as well. The rag doll effect when someone get’s killed by a headshot has caused characters to do back flips and land in hilarious positions that you’ll remember as years pass.
Gears Of War (1-4)
This is my personal favorite on the list. I’ve been playing GoW and watching the heads of the Locust horde and Coalition Of Gears soldiers fly off their shoulders since the beginning of the franchise. In the beginning, you would only get a headshot with a longshot sniper rifle, but as more installments came out, you could use a shotty, pistol and even certain assult rifles to pop some domes. There are a ton of videos of players showing off and getting some sick headshots everywhere online.
Mass Effect 3
I don’t think this game gets the credit it deserves for how brutal the headshots in this game are. The first two ME games didn’t have heads rolling like this. Similar to a gears of war headshot, you can clearly see the head fly right off after getting blasted with a sniper rifle. Although not as graphic as a Gears headshot, this come pretty close to it.
Fallout 3 has had a reputation for executing some gnarly shots especially with the help of its V.A.T.S. system. In this video here, instead of taking on the enemy from far off – as snipers ideally should – this player walks right up to the ugly brute, uses the V.A.T.S. system and decapitates the enemy in the most exquisite manner. Dismemberment follows suite.
Sniper Elite Series
We’re hoping with a title like that, the Sniper Elite series would have some gruesome dome shots in the game. Every shot that sends you reeling into squeals of glee as the bullet moves in slo-mo ought to be the best shots of all times. But some sniper shots truly portray the brutal and bloody beauty of the game. In this video for instance, the headshots are perfect, and there are only few things more gratifying than having somoene’s both eyeballs burst with a squelch and groan.
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