Feb 23 2011

Debate of the Day: What’s Your Favorite Video Game Gun?

Published by at 11:30 am under Debate,Video Games

So I’m told Bulletstorm came out yesterday, a self-proclaimed “balls to the wall” shooter that Fox News thinks is going to turn children into rapists. A lot of the focus is on the vast array of weaponry you can use in the game, which lets you do cool kill combos and such. I’m not buying this as I’m told it’s pretty short, but I’ll give it a rent someday.

Anyway, it got me thinking back to what some of my favorite video game guns have been. I’ve played an ass ton of shooters in my day, so there’s a lot to choose from. I’ll open up the floor for debate, but I’ll just pull a few of mine off the top of my head.

Goldeneye – The RCP-90. How could you not love that thing?

Perfect Dark – The Laptop Gun. Completely unfair.

Halo 3 – Spartan Laser. There’s nothing more gratifying.

Modern Warfare 2 – Silenced UMP45. Run and gun.

Black Ops – AUG extended mag. Won’t know what hit them.

Borderlands - Pestilent Defiler Acid Revolver. Eats through armor, skin, whatever.

Alright, how about you?

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77 Responses to “Debate of the Day: What’s Your Favorite Video Game Gun?”

  1. benon 23 Feb 2011 at 11:33 am

    Portal gun from portal! No doubt! :D

  2. theButterFlyon 23 Feb 2011 at 11:44 am

    My favourites:

    Unreal Tournament – Flack Cannon
    Quake 3 – Double Barrel Shotgun
    Golden Eye – The Klobb – It sucks and that is kind of why it is awesome. It is the ultimate humiliation kill.
    Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight – The gun that fired sticky bombs.

  3. Stephon 23 Feb 2011 at 11:45 am

    I always thought the plasma rifle from Fallout was pretty cool. Nothing like liquidating your enemies into puddles of green goo.

  4. flash1049on 23 Feb 2011 at 11:49 am

    Gravity Gun from Half Life 2?

  5. zkeon 23 Feb 2011 at 11:49 am

    Quake II Rail Gun.

  6. JRon 23 Feb 2011 at 11:51 am

    Goldeneye: RCP90
    CoD BO: Galil silenced w/ extended mag
    MW2: ACR w/ red dot sight
    Halo 3: Battle Rifle
    Reach: DMR
    Fallout 3: Lincoln Repeater

  7. Nutcookieon 23 Feb 2011 at 11:51 am

    Golden Gun from goldeneye obviously

  8. Comfortable Madnesson 23 Feb 2011 at 11:56 am

    The BFG 9000 from Doom was a hoot. But not sure anything beats the sheer dependability of the BR from Halo 2.

    Other favorites:

    Perfect Dark: Laptop Gun, chuck one of these into your opponents respawn area and just wait for the curses to start flowing.

    Golden Eye: not a gun but Proximity Mines were just mass chaos

  9. RWARRRRRRon 23 Feb 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Goldeneye: RCP90

    COD 2: MP 44

    COD 4: P 90

    MW2: Scar FMJ

    COD BO: Aug extended mag.. glad to see you know whats up

    Halo 3: My Fist!.. if i must i guess ill use my BR or a skull…

    Reach: refer to halo 3. replace BR with DMR

    GTA series: ak47 usally gets me by fine

    Hit man 2: Ballers SD

  10. MajorToolon 23 Feb 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Quake II Railgun
    Fallout 3′s Rock-it Launcher… nothing like blowing a Brute’s head off with a teddy bear.

  11. Schiapuon 23 Feb 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Quake’s Rail Gun.

    The gun from painkiller that shoots Shurkens and lightning.

    Duke Nukem’s Devastators and Shrink Ray

    Doom’s Double Barreled Shotgun

    But seriously, the gun that shoots shurikens and lightning.

  12. Kyleon 23 Feb 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Are we really going to forget about the Lancer (chainsaw gun) from Gears of War?
    Also, the Torque bow (I know, not a gun, but whatever) from GoW.

    RCP90 from Goldeneye is classic.

  13. Wraithon 23 Feb 2011 at 12:52 pm

    going a bit old school here.

    Double Barrel Shotgun DOOM 2

    Duke Nukem 3D – shotgun

    and number one on my list….

    Dark Forces – Stouker Concussion Rifle

  14. monstrinhoon 23 Feb 2011 at 12:53 pm

    doubled barrelled shotgun from doom 2 from waaay back in the day. It was just so satisfying to use. This post shows my age.

  15. Joshon 23 Feb 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Halo 3: Battle Rifle
    Modern Warfare 2: FAMAS with extended mags and grenade launcher (if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em)
    Black Ops: AUG with Reflex
    GoW: Lancer, greatest gun never invented

  16. PJon 23 Feb 2011 at 2:01 pm

    SBC Cannon from Serious Sam: Second Encounter.

    10mm HV Penetrator from FEAR. Also the feet, the melee attacks in that game are the best in any FPS I’ve seen.

    Wookie Bowcaster from Republic Commando

    Crossbow from Half Life 2

    Shotgun from Soldier of Fortune

    The spinning disc with blades from Turok 2(I think it was Turok 2, played it ages ago)

    Everything from Blood 2

  17. Ruranon 23 Feb 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Turok64: Cerebral Bore

  18. Gregon 23 Feb 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Halo Reach Battle Rifle. I like it better than the Halo 2/3 battle rifle because it is single shot. I always found myself running out of ammo quickly with the triple shot. Also, I remember seeing a Halo 2 preview video at one point where the Battle Rifle was single shot, so they were obviously thinking about it at the time.

    Chain Gun from Wolfenstien. M+L+I what!

  19. Benon 23 Feb 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Hahaha, the RCP-90 from Goldeneye was the first gun I thought of when I saw this article!!

  20. Dresteron 23 Feb 2011 at 2:23 pm

    GoldenEye: Dostovei, the sound is awesome and I love handguns.
    Fallout 3: Railway gun, pinning body parts to the wall.
    I also love Sniper rifles but I can’t think of one that really stands out.

  21. Dresteron 23 Feb 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Oh yeah, and the bow in Turok64

  22. ørjan benjaminsenon 23 Feb 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I thought the cerebral bore and tek-bow from turok 2 they were cool weapons. Plus shotgun with explosive shells from that game also was very satisfying. really enjoyed that game really :P

  23. TheRevieweron 23 Feb 2011 at 3:15 pm

    ahh s**t.. when i use to play dark war jedi knight dark forces too.. I LOVED the rail launcher!!

  24. beckett929on 23 Feb 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Not the gamer that most of you are, but going way back, i’m gonna say the Razorjack in Unreal II.

    More modernly, I’m a big fan of the M95 sniper rifle and the A416 in Battlefield Bad Company 2

  25. Chordianon 23 Feb 2011 at 3:15 pm

    My favorite gun came towards the end of the first Red Faction FPS for the PC. It was a rail gun that could reveal heat signatures from other humans in other rooms, then shoot right through the wall and take them out before they knew what hit them.

    Yes, it was easy mode, but it made me feel wonderfully overpowered and I absolutely loved it.

  26. Rosstopheron 23 Feb 2011 at 3:38 pm

    black ops- Commando with silencer and dual mag
    mw2- Tar 21 with stopping power and AA12 extended mags
    WAW- Skipped it
    cod4- G36c with stopping power

    All time favorite weapon from any game

    Rail Driver from Red Faction 1&2. It had the option to see through walls and kill anyone at any time. So, Basically, just find a place where do one can reach you and kill till your hearts content.

  27. Geof Lickeyon 23 Feb 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Um, the Shark Cannon from Armed and Dangerous is the most amazing gun ever!

  28. nocon 23 Feb 2011 at 4:22 pm

    red faction 2: nano GL six rapid firing grenades? learned to hit noobs from across the map

  29. Lawdogon 23 Feb 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II railgun. It had an alt fire with a delay that you stick to a wall and catch unsuspecting noobs as they came around a corner.

  30. LilSjoon 23 Feb 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Scarab Gun from Halo 2.

  31. tayloron 23 Feb 2011 at 4:38 pm

    the shotgun in almost every game is pretty awesome

  32. JCatchon 23 Feb 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Counter strike – AWP – you get good with that sucker and you can really make some enemies… Use the scout if you want a challenge.

    COD Black Ops – AK-74u – you get it early but it’ll last you the whole game.

  33. rickon 23 Feb 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I was a big fan of the Groovetron from Ratchet and Clank. Who wouldn’t want a gun that makes your enemies dance in place so you can hit them with a big stick.

    COD4 – G36C, Red Dot
    MW2 – ACR, Red Dot, M203
    BO – Commando, Red Dot, Dual Mags

    Resistance – AUG (creating barriers and shooting through them rocks)

    Goldeneye – PP7 (I like doing things the James Bond way)

  34. gengotronon 23 Feb 2011 at 4:56 pm

    nothing beats the Farsight from Perfect Dark. shooting through walls is awesome and people got so pissed when they seemingly just would die for no reason.

  35. Daneon 23 Feb 2011 at 5:04 pm

    TF2 – Heavy’s Minigun

  36. Miauwon 23 Feb 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Videogame gun?

    The zapper ofcourse!

  37. SpudSTon 23 Feb 2011 at 5:22 pm

    It has to be the gravity gun in Half-Life 2. For a few reasons:

    1.) It was an unprecedented revolutionary gun in gaming.

    2.) It was incredibly innovative, allowing the user to use the world around them to turn it into a dynamic gun of variable lethality and utilization.

    3.) Clearly a precursor to the Portal gun.

    Gotta be the gravity gun.

  38. anonymouson 23 Feb 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Gravity Gun – Half Life 2

    and how can you forget the Chronosceptor from Turok on 64.

  39. Zeon 23 Feb 2011 at 5:45 pm

    The list has to be fixed, it missed:
    Doom 2 – Double Barrel Shotgun


  40. Philomathon 23 Feb 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Gauss Rifle from Fallout 3 (so far). Beautiful scope, excellent power for a one-shot kill from a hidden nest… but if you lost the advantage of surprise, nothing beat the plasma rifle with good power, a high rof and a decent mag cap. But then again, who needs mag cap when you have one-shot skill?

  41. Roryon 23 Feb 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Sniper rifle – Soldier of fortune 2
    My dick – Postal
    Machine gun with explosive rounds – Left for dead 2
    Explosive Shotgun – GTA4
    Anti matter rifle – Red faction guerilla
    Shape charges – Red faction 1
    Gobi Campaign Scout – Fallout new vegas
    Giant corkscrew power tool- Dead rising
    Harpoon gun – Happy Wheels ;)
    Energy Beam – Wild 9

  42. TempleDogon 23 Feb 2011 at 7:07 pm

    The Armacham Type 7 particle weapon from F.E.A.R. One shot and yer target is a char-broiled skeleton. Buhzap!

  43. TempleDogon 23 Feb 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Whoop! Almost fergot, close second, the Singularity Gun (a.k.a. The Nuke) from Turok 2.

  44. razorsfuryon 23 Feb 2011 at 7:15 pm

    for quake 4 the dark matter gun :)

    cod mw2 nuthin was cooler than the AA12 with extended mags :)

    black ops L96A1 sniper rifle

  45. Rob Jon 23 Feb 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Cerebral bore from Turok, railgun from Quake, Pistol from 1st Halo and absolutely every weapon to grace the numerous Ratchet and Clank games…Every one of them was pure golden :)

  46. HW Dukeon 23 Feb 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Has everyone forgotten about EVERY WEAPON in the Timesplitters series? The dual SPB-90′s made you feel like a god amongst monkeys….

  47. Ericon 24 Feb 2011 at 12:15 am

    I hope I didn’t catch anything from playing with your s**t.

  48. Fredon 24 Feb 2011 at 1:47 am

    Ratchet and Clank – RYNO (Rip You a New One)
    Ratchet and Clank Going Commando – Sheepinator
    Ratchet and Clank – Suck Cannon

    …good times

  49. THEFRAGILEon 24 Feb 2011 at 2:10 am

    I like th comment about every shotgun in any game
    Evar. But I will say my top favorite shotties are Halo Reach’s shotgun, The Ithica from Res Ev 5, and the SPAZ 12 from rainbow six Vegas 2. Also the pistol in the first Bioshock. Fully upgraded and godly! And how can I forget, the Portal gun! Oh! And the spy’s pistol in TF2. K I have to stop myself. So many to choose!

  50. Stuon 24 Feb 2011 at 2:25 am

    One of the early Turok’s had a gun called the Cerebral Bore – and no, its’ not a librarian reading a book.

  51. Nyxariaon 24 Feb 2011 at 3:29 am

    Goldeneye: rcp-90
    mw2: ump / silencer & rds
    blackops: silenced mpl für HC
    and the best of course : portal gun from … portal :O

  52. Teegeon 24 Feb 2011 at 4:09 am

    HW Duke

    Right? Timesplitters was the shit, I liked the Tactical Shotgun, and the alternate mode of the sniper rifle, sweet as hell!

  53. Loganon 24 Feb 2011 at 5:44 am

    Has no one really said the Halo C.E. pistol? wow.

  54. Daveon 24 Feb 2011 at 7:01 am

    Crossbow from Half Life 2
    Shotgun with exploding shells from GTA IV: The Ballard of Gay Tony


  55. Johnon 24 Feb 2011 at 8:05 am

    Shadowman : the shadow gun.

    Towards the end of the game, when it is fully powered up. It’s epic! :)

  56. Scrogginson 24 Feb 2011 at 9:42 am

    Gravity Gun from Half-Life 2. Hands down.

  57. Samon 24 Feb 2011 at 11:24 am

    Half Life- Gravity Gun (sawblade combo)
    Portal- Portal gun
    Turok 2- cerebral bore
    Perfect dark- FarSight XR 20 (the x-ray sniper)
    XIII- crossbow with scope (headshots have never been so satisfying)

  58. Furiouson 24 Feb 2011 at 11:29 am

    Halo C.E. – Magnum
    CoD: BO – Aug w/ Reflex and Silencer
    CoD: MW2 – Intervention w/ FMJ and Thermal
    Tribes – 4 Barrel Shotgun
    Goldeneye – RCP90
    Fallout 3 – Lincoln Repeater

    that’s all I can think of right now….

  59. kevoon 24 Feb 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Nothing beats the Halo 1 Pistol. Totally dominant and would wipe the floor with the BR’s in later versions of the game

  60. TGon 24 Feb 2011 at 12:21 pm

    the basic gun from Outcast with laser sight

  61. Meatballon 24 Feb 2011 at 12:28 pm


  62. Anonon 24 Feb 2011 at 1:23 pm

    The aug with extended mag? ha, yeah right. The aug is good but it’s not that good.

  63. Aspoonson 24 Feb 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Unreal: Shock Rifle (All versions)

    Nothing is more gratifying that killing people with the shock combo, and if your good enough earning a “Combo King”

  64. Shrikezeroon 24 Feb 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Combustion Hellfire SMG – Borderlands
    As a wise man once said “Sweet Jesus Cinnamon Titty!”

    The Diggler – Diablo 2

  65. EarthThePlaneton 24 Feb 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Really, did no one play TimeSplitters 2? The plasma rifle had a second function that was sticky plasma grenades. It was made by the same team that did Golden Eye, plus one of the best arcade/ challege modes ever.

  66. mamamaMONSTERJAMMon 24 Feb 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Number one gun, no matter what, I dont care if you never played it or if you played em all… BFG. just the name alone says it all.

    GoldenEye – Dual Phantoms. Could only get them on Frigate

    Turok – Cerebral Bore

    Counter Stike – Thats a hard one… dualies, deagle, AK, m4, awp, scout. Damn I miss that game

    CoD:MW – Gold AK with red dot

    MW2 – ACR with red dot

    CoD:BO – Commando or FAMAS with red dot

    Halo:CE – Pistol

    GTA4 – Sawed off shotty. One shot point blank into the backside of a car = BOOM

    BF:BC2 – any bolt action sniper rifle or the first shotgun with slug rounds. You can snipe with that badboy

  67. Staticon 24 Feb 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Fallout 3 – Experimental MIRV, fires 8 mini nukes at once! Talk about overkill.

  68. Tubaccaon 25 Feb 2011 at 12:43 am


    Wolf 3d-Chain gun

    Quake 1-Lightning gun


    Q3-Rocket Launcher

    Unreal Tournament-Redeemer

    Half Life 1-Gluon Gun

    Half Life 2-Combine Assault Rifle (mostly for the alt-shot)


    Fallout 3-Alien Blaster

    Fallout NV-Cowboy Repeater

    Borderlands-Caustic Equalizer (got this in first run through and ended up beating the SECOND run through with it! Its THAT good.)

    Bulletstorm-Drill Gun or the (minor spoiler) Controller for Waggleton P. Tallylicker.

  69. AbIdAon 25 Feb 2011 at 8:29 am

    Yeah, I’m gonna have to go old school and say the BFG is still the greatest. Nothin’ cleans a room full of baddies like the BFG!

  70. Teddyon 25 Feb 2011 at 5:21 pm

    GoldenEye: Silenced PP7
    Socom 2: IW-80 (so good it was basically cheating to use this), also M14 and M16
    CoD MW: Barret 50 cal
    MW2: SCAR and ACR (stopping power)
    Halo: Combat evolved pistol
    Halo2: S2 AM Sniper Rifle and BR
    Halo3: same as Halo 2
    Gears of War: Hammerburst
    GoW2: Hammerburst, Torque Bow and Flamethrower
    Tom Clancy GRAW: M486

  71. Lockeon 26 Feb 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Anti-Material Rifle from FO:NV. Nothing like going for a headshot and seeing the body fly away into the distance.

  72. Jeffon 27 Feb 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Gravity Gun from Half Life 2
    Physics Gun from Garry’s-mod
    Mini Nuke Launcher from Fallout 3
    Double Barreled Shotgun from Red Dead Redemption
    BFG-9000 From Final Doom
    Pack A Punch Raygun, Nuff Said.

  73. Jimon 28 Feb 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Here we go;

    Turok 2; Cerebral Bore- Nothing like watching their brains spray everywhere before it blows up their head.

    Mass Effect 2; M-920 Cain- It shot nukes.

    Serious Sam; SBC Cannon- Litterally a cannon. Like from a Pirate ship. Also the Serious Bomb, Instant Death with a Smile.

    Crysis; Molecular Accelerator- It freezes water in the air into icicles and shoots them at you.

    Star Wars Battlefront 2; Dark Trooper’s Arc Caster- So much fun to land in front of a group and zap em all.

  74. Aveoon 09 Mar 2011 at 12:58 am

    This debate gave me enough knowledge on what kinds of video games are available. I will choose something too good on this.

  75. Nateon 10 Jun 2011 at 2:19 am

    The Mega Buster from MM4 onward! best gun in history

  76. Careron 18 Jun 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Duck Hunt – NES Zapper

    Pretty unfair, yes. I don’t care.

  77. davidon 28 Jul 2011 at 6:40 pm

    portal gun – portal

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