14 June 2012

My Top 10 Game Guns

I said last week I would post another top 10 and to be honest I was struggling to think what to do.

But then my awesome friend Rooney Reverb asked on Facebook for opinions on favourite videogame guns and posted the results on his blog The Cantina Crowd which inspired me to write up my own.

I'm using the same rules as he did which are as follows

No melee weapons (obviously)
No superweapons (ie. Hammer of Dawn, Orbital Ion Cannon, etc), but vehicle/ship mounted weapons DO count.
Has to be from a game that saw general release (No alpha/beta test games that never made it onto the market!)

Also this is my own personal favourite list. Don't agree? Post YOUR favourites.

Got it? Good.

Now on with the guns!!!

10. Genki Manapult

We start off with the Genki Manapult from Saints Row the Third, also known as Professor Genki's Super Ballistic Manapult, which is a vehicle available in the Funtime! Pack DLC.

You're driving around in a vehicle with a massive cat face on the front and you are able to suck up pedestrians and fire them at will while listening to The Stars and Stripes. Okay that's pretty cool in itself but you are also able to get into the vehicle and launch yourself into the air gaining some serious hangtime.

9. Scarborough Fair

From the game Bayonetta and crafted by the famed demon-smith Rodin, these four guns have been crowned with the names Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme.

Not only does Bayonetta wield these awesomely pink guns in her hands, but she also has one in each heel and uses them all to great effect when fighting, performing cartwheels and insane acrobatics.

8. Pulse Rifle

The Pulse Rifle from Half Life 2, or the Overwatch Standard Issue Pulse Rifle if you're being fancy, is an awesome looking assault rifle with an over the top reload feature and an especially lethal alternate mode of fire.

It fires an energy ball that will really spoil your day when it comes into contact with you plus it has the extra added feature that the energy can ricochet off of walls.

7. FarSight

Perfect Dark opens up as a great spiritual successor to Goldeneye, with futuristic but normal guns but at some point in the game you get to use some really freaky alien weaponry, the best of which is the FarSight.

The FarSight is an extremely effective and reliable gun that fires out special orbs that can instantly destroy many targets with one shot plus fitted in the gun's barrel is a special targeting scope that gives the user zoom capabilities while using an x-ray mode that allows you to see through solid walls.

6. Mr. Toots

From Red Faction: Armageddon. This game was a rather lame follow up to the much better Red Faction: Guerrilla. Although the magnet gun which when fired at two different places and pulls them together was pretty fun to use, the rest of the game is your pretty standard fare of guy fights aliens with guns.

Why is this game on the top 10 though?

After you complete the game you can play through it again but this time with Mr. Toots, a portable unicorn who farts rainbows while looking like it's in excruciating pain.

Hands down one of the funniest things I have ever seen in a game!

5. Live Ammo Crossbow

From Oddworld: Strangers Wrath. Live ammo is exactly what the name says, it is live animals or creatures that Stranger uses as ammo in his crossbow.

Live ammo consists of Stunkz, Chippunks, Bolamites, Zappflies, Fuzzles, Thudslugs, Boombats, and Stingbees which when you have them in your crossbow make these little quirks and tics that really pull you into the atmosphere of the game.

4. Bubble Gun

From Earthworm Jim 2.

Confuse and delight the kids with the amazing bubble gun. Not very effective in most situations, but a pretty sight nonetheless.

Many of the other guns in the game are extremely useful, from the normal energy gun, three-way finger glove and barn blaster, but the bubble gun is famed for not just how useless it is but also for how annoying it can be when you are frantically firing weapons and find out you've picked up this by accident

This is hilarious watching it happen to other people ^_^

3. Land Shark Gun

From Armed and Dangerous. Once it's shot the only thing that gives this weapon away is the fin sticking out of the ground chasing your prey, then a shark comes out of the ground and seriously rips them to shreds.

Another gun which I nearly featured is the topsy-turvy gun, you fire the weapon and grasp onto the ground which suddenly flips upside down sending all the enemies falling, then flips again making them crash to the ground. I thought it was too much of a superweapon to be in this list though.

2. Power Beam

From the Metroid game series.

Orphaned at a young age, Samus was brought up by the extraterrestrial avianoid Chozo race, who trained her as a warrior. The Chozo infused her with their blood in order to create a perfect warrior, and also gave her the Power Suit of which the Power beam is standard issue.

Over the course of the Metroid games, Samus has received various upgrades to her beam including wave variance, ice and plasma beams. Some games, Super Metroid in particular, allows you to mix and match these beams for your own personal preference.

Other than the normal beam she can also charge it up making it more powerful, fire missiles from it and activate consoles to gather information and maps.

1. Cerebral Bore

From Turok 2 Seeds of Evil.

Get the weapon to lock onto the enemies head and with a shot of the fire button a tiny projectile buries itself into its skull and starts drilling, spilling blood and brain matter and after a few seconds explodes bringing with it unseen levels of gore and violence on the N64.

Guaranteed to stick in your mind forever LITERALLY!!!

Come back next week for another top 10!



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