Lets face it, weapons are cool. It doesn’t matter if it’s a gun, a sword or a bow, they all kick some serious arse. While we’re not ignoring the potential dangers of weapons, we’ll be weighing up the finest tools of destruction video games has to offer, again.
Here’s our pick of the most badass weapons in video games, part 2.
Batarangs – Batman
There’s nothing that would make a thug say ‘holy heart failure!’ faster than getting thwarted in the face with one of these beauties. POW!
A staple item of the Dark Knight’s arsenal of non-lethal weapons and gadgets, the Batarang is a thrown shuriken (ninja star) type weapon, shaped like a bat, obviously. It’s like Batman’s rule of thumb. Unfortunately, the Batarang is commonly neglected, which is surprising as it holds many uses in both combat and otherwise.
The Batarang also comes in different forms such as the remote control Batarang, used to get precision shots on bad guys faces or navigating through vents to get those pesky Riddler trophies.
Of course there are plenty of other gadgets that the caped crusader owns that could be classed as more badass, however the Batarang is his signature weapon, you could even go as far to say that it’s his calling card. Still not sure how it’s non-lethal though, it looks like it could sever an artery pretty easily.
Proximity Mines – Goldeneye
If you were one of “those” that spammed the living hell out of prox mines while playing split screen, I hope your save file in Fallout 4 gets corrupted. I bet you accused the other person of ‘screen cheating’ when you got killed too didn’t you?
A sure fire way to induce a fratricide, proximity mines were a ‘throw and forget’ kind of weapon, just for some unfortunate soul to walk around the corner, trigger one and be greeted with a face full of fiery death. It’s annoying, sure, but it doesn’t take anything away from the overwhelming power and the sense of dread that flooded your body when your opponent quietly chuckled to themselves as they picked them up.
If you missed out on experiencing how much damage these can do check out for yourselves –
Shotgun – Doom
It was a close tie between the shotgun and the BFG, but due to its popularity with gamers and the fact the shotgun can’t result in accidental suicide, the shotgun pulled through.
Is there anything cooler than a shotgun? Devastating power at close range that usually ends up with your enemies entrails spewed over the floor, coupled with the epic cocking sound when you chamber another shell?
No? Didn’t think so. The shotgun is the go-to gun when it comes to massacring those alien bastards and not only has it proved its effectiveness in battle, it’s also deeply satisfying.
Shotguns are cool in almost every video game, some other worthy mentions would be the Spas-12 and Model 1887 (akimbo, obviously, you need to get that cool spinning animation) from Modern Warfare 2. However, the Doom shotgun is the classic, it’s the one.