This week’s top 10 is the best/coolest video game weapons. Yes, I am aware that this list has been done to death, but I thought I’d throw my hat in the ring and make a top 10 weapons list as well. Another reason for this rather cliché list is because last week was a special video edition, and next week will be the start of a month long Top 10 Tuesdays event, so I just needed something to fill this week. March is going to be Mass Effect Month here on Top 10 Tuesdays, with a different Mass Effect list each week in March to celebrate the launch of Mass Effect 3 on March 6. Next week I’ll kick it off with the “Top 10 Mass Effect Powers”, but in the meantime, enjoy my Top 10 Video Game Weapons.
10. Covenant Energy Sword (Halo Series)
The Energy Sword is no mere blade, it deadly weapon composed of superheated plasma. What makes the energy sword so awesome to use is its charge attack. The sword allows you to lock on to any enemy within a certain distance, and charge toward them for a one hit kill. Never bring a sword to a gunfight? Well, this sword will shred your enemies no matter how big their guns.
9. Bullseye (Resistance Series)
The Chimeran Bullseye is a weapon almost anyone could use. At first glance, it may appear to be a simple science fiction assault rifle, but it is so much more. By using the gun’s alternate fire, you can tag any enemy with a tracer round. Once they’re tagged, all you have to do is start unloading, and all your shots will hit. You can even curve bullets around corners or over cover, making the Bullseye deadly even when firing from a safe location.
8. Fat Man (Fallout Series)
When a simple rocket launcher isn’t enough, the Fat Man is the next logical choice. The Fat Man is a handheld nuclear bomb catapult, firing “mini nukes”, which inflict both explosive and radiation damage on their targets. Just be careful, failing to get enough arc on your shots can have some very dire consequences.
7. Groovatron (Ratchet and Clank Series)
So many weapons, so much death. Even the most unique weapons just boil down to different ways of inflicting death upon your enemies. Well, if you’ve been looking for a nicer way to defeat your enemies, look no further than the Groovatron. It’s one of the most effective weapons in the more recent Ratchet and Clank games, but it doesn’t kill, it infects your enemies with the power of funk. Why kill someone when you can just send the into and dancing frenzy and be on your merry way?
6. Hammer of Dawn (Gears of War Series)
The Lancer, with it’s chainsaw bayonet, may be the flashiest and most iconic of the Gears of War arsenal, but the Hammer of Dawn simply packs way more destructive power. To be able to simply point at an enemy, and summon a deadly pillar of immulsion based energy from the sky to rain down destruction is much more awesome than a simple chainsaw.