• henbonda - December 13, 2012 11:17 a.m.

    Combat shotgun in fallout 3 AA-12 in call of duty Desert eagle in uncharted High powered pistol in red dead Machine gun die hard trilogy <- retro! All awesome n memorable for me
  • Pruman - December 13, 2012 10:22 a.m.

    1) The Shotgun from F.E.A.R. It was loud, it blew huge chunks out of the walls, and if you got close enough to a Replica soldier, you could blow his head clean off or cut him in half. 2) The Plasma Pistol from any Halo game. Without it, Legendary difficulty would be impossible. 3) Double shotguns, which you reload Terminator 2-style, in Marathon 2.
  • modnike - December 13, 2012 7:14 a.m.

    -Pepper Spray in Deus Ex. Absolutely deadly, can neutralize crowds of guards in seconds and then take them down with the stun prod. -Honorable mention to the Dragon Tooth Sword. -Super Nailgun in Quake -Flak Cannon in Unreal Tournament -Railgun in Quake 2 -Combine Assault Rifle in Half Life 2 -UMP-45 in MW2
  • modnike - December 13, 2012 7:37 a.m.

    -Mauler from Perfect Dark as a late addition, Scoped Falcon 2 and K7 Avenger as well.
  • OneShot777 - December 13, 2012 6:36 a.m.

    Also any gun from Borderlands 1 or 2, and the Scar-H or Scar-L, FAL, ACR, Intervention, PDW, Svu-As, Mp7, Scorpion EVO, Galil. M98B from BF3. Chainsaw fyom Left 4 Dead, Battle Rifle and DMR, THERE ARE SO MANY!!
  • OneShot777 - December 13, 2012 5:23 a.m.

    Mine would be the M-920 Cain from Mass Effect 2, that was a MONSTER!
  • Rub3z - December 13, 2012 12:18 a.m.

    Okay. The following required some very long and careful consideration and perusal of my gaming collection to get my memories of cool, memorable, awesome guns flowing. For the sake of readability, I just very carefully thought of which were the best... erm... more than 10, less than 15 I promise. "Best" is a vague, relative term. I chose these for various reasons, and in no particular order: 1. The Cannon in Serious Sam 3. 2. B.L.A.D.E. from Vanquish, that is, Sam's all-in-one gun. 3. Incineration Cannon, Halo 4. 4. Anything that was quad, triple, or double-barreled in Borderlands 2, particularly if it was very fast firing and/or very explosive. Explosions. Yes. 5. Johnson, Shadows of the Damned, particularly when he grows to become... THE BIG BONER. 6. The drill launcher in Bulletstorm. Fun was kind of a guarantee. 7. Nano Rifle from Red Faction: Guerilla. So useful, so badass, so precise, so awesome. Also, "Not bad for a can opener." 8. Grenade Launcher from Left 4 Dead 2. 9. Super Gravity Gun. 10. Portal gun. 11. The Combine assault rifle from Half-Life 2. (In my opinion,)If ever there was a weapon in a game that best illustrated the term "gun," this was it. When you pointed it at something and pulled the trigger, if that something wasn't inanimate, that something was probably dead. It was always a joy to fire. It was bombastic, brash, brutal and beautiful. It was a gun. 13. Just about any weapon in Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon. Wait... you have played EDF, right? "EDF! EDF! EDF!" 14. The AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN THAT FIRES EXPLOSIVE ROUNDS in GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony expansion. Yes, those caps were necessary. You have not lived until you've rampaged through the city, unloading that gun on entire battalions of police officers. 15. Last one. This is truly a good one. On the Xbox Live Indie Games section, there is a little game called Zombie Estate. It only costs a buck. My God, how much entertainment can be meted out of that one little dollar. Extreme amounts of fun with friends. Anyway, it's a wave-based zombie survival game with awesome, retro lo-fi graphics. Kill zombies to get money which you'll spend on increasingly absurd weapons, the most absurd of which (when it comes to sheer jaw-dropping firepower)is called the MiniBomb. Hence the name, it is a mini gun that fires explosive rounds. When you fire it, it is like you've unleashed God's wrath on the teeming zombie hordes in hilarious, juvenile, spectacular 8-bit fashion. That game, owing to its lo-fi aesthetic, has the most onscreen enemy counts you'll ever see in a video game, and it is what makes firing a weapon such as the one described just so wonderful. In most other games, you'll acquire an ultimate weapon of sorts and quickly find yourself bored one-shotting everything that comes into sight because there's no way the game can provide you with anywhere near a large enough number of things to annihilate with it that would help you recognize the full extent of its power. This game does, and to an overwhelming extent. Literally hundreds of the brain-munchers onscreen. Go buy Zombie Estate. One of the best dollars you'll ever spend. Whew! I actually only listed 15! Great! Not even an honorable mention to be made. Good stuff.
  • Rub3z - December 13, 2012 11:52 p.m.

    Sigh... Honorable mention goes to the RPG-7. It's my go-to weapon in just about any game. Can't believe I left it out...
  • FlagrantPilgrim - December 12, 2012 11:10 p.m.

    This one's easy. The plasma sniper rifle from XCOM and the Cain from ME2 and ME3. I absolutely love sci-fi guns, and these exemplify why. Awe-inspiring, fearsome, and incredibly powerful. I have yet to run into anything that can withstand more than 2 shots of a plasma sniper in XCOM, and nothing but the larval Human Reaper from ME2 could take a hit from the Cain. My friends and I have a saying: "If you have a problem, Cain it!" We say Cain with a Southern accent so it sounds like "can."
  • devon-ditton - December 12, 2012 7:05 p.m.

    One of my favorite guns is (I know its lame) the Scarab gun from Halo 2.
  • talleyXIV - December 12, 2012 2:36 p.m.

    Hollander's timeline is way off. Muskets were outdated... but machine guns were 50 years away? Nooooo.... Muskets had been outdated by 1910, and the machine gun was used heavily in World War 1. I still hate Hollander and will continue to search for every mistake he makes.
  • GoldenEagle1476 - December 13, 2012 5:21 p.m.

    I think he probaly meant "modern" machine guns, the type used in WWII to the present. The machine guns used in WWI were more like the gatling guns used during the civil war. As to the muskets, of course they were outdated, but again, they weren't rapid fire machine guns. Or anything close to that.
  • fattoler - December 14, 2012 11 a.m.

    M1919 50 Cal Browning, invented at the end of WWI, still in use today.
  • fattoler - December 14, 2012 11:01 a.m.

    Sorry, I meant M2 Browning, the M1919 is a 30 Cal.
  • bobob101 - December 12, 2012 11:33 a.m.

    I really like using Tediore brand guns in Borderlands 2. Nothing says fun like firing off multiple rockets from a launcher, then throwing the launcher itself like a grenade.
  • SDHoneymonster - December 12, 2012 11:20 a.m.

    The Cerebral Bore in Turok 2 - drilling out dino brains never got old, not matter how lost you got...
  • johncf - December 12, 2012 10:53 a.m.

    easily, celebral bore from turok 2 youtube it, my brother used to fear it....hunt him down and he'd start to scream when i got the lock on, job done
  • Grivien - December 12, 2012 9:46 a.m.

    My favourite guns are. The shotgun from Bioshock 1 and 2. The gas powered combat shotgun from FEAR 2. The shotgun from Resistance Fall Of Man. The carbine from RFOM. It's so solid and useful. The splicer from Resistance 2. The exploding magnum from Resistance 2. Esther the huge shielded fatman from Fallout New Vegas. The MIRV from Fallout 3. The.45 pistol from FO:NV. The machine gun from Bioshock 2. The main, dlc one, not the multiplayer one. The nail gun from FEAR 1, 2 and 3. The nail gun from Bioshock 2 multiplayer. The nail gun from FO:NV. There's probabely more but Ccan't think of any more, for now.
  • boondocks50 - December 12, 2012 9:46 a.m.

    Off the top of my head, Chakram launcher ME3, M14 any game,Mauler Halo 3, WA2000 or as i like to call it the "WA-WA 2000" from MW2, MP44 MW1, and Johnson from Shadow of the Damned
  • SuperNewman - December 12, 2012 9:33 a.m.

    The Golden Gun from Goldeneye 64. Nothing else has defined rediculously OP while using it on your friends before, or since.

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