Gaming's 19 most impractical swords: A metalworker and master fencer weigh in

Live by the sword, die by the implausibility

So what have we learned, besides some awesome sword trivia that will one day win us the Daily Double in Jeopardy? Video game swords weren't mean to be wielded in the real-world; it's more about looking impressive in three-dimensional space than actually making physical sense. And hey, that's fine by me. Think I missed the craziest game sword out there, or want to know how a different type of weapon would fare? Tell me about it in the comments--at this point, I'm looking for any excuse to glean knowledge from experts.

And if you're looking for more expert opinions, check out Gaming's 19 most impractical suits of armor: A metalworker weighs in and Experts explain how Pokmon would survive in our world.

Lucas Sullivan

Lucas Sullivan is the former US Managing Editor of GamesRadar+. Lucas spent seven years working for GR, starting as an Associate Editor in 2012 before climbing the ranks. He left us in 2019 to pursue a career path on the other side of the fence, joining 2K Games as a Global Content Manager. Lucas doesn't get to write about games like Borderlands and Mafia anymore, but he does get to help make and market them.