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

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?

  • ben

    Portal gun from portal! No doubt! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • 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.

  • Steph

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

  • flash1049

    Gravity Gun from Half Life 2?

  • zke

    Quake II Rail Gun.

  • JR

    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

  • Nutcookie

    Golden Gun from goldeneye obviously

  • Comfortable Madness

    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


    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

  • MajorTool

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

  • Schiapu

    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.

  • Kyle

    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.

  • Wraith

    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

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

  • Josh

    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

  • PJ

    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

  • Ruran

    Turok64: Cerebral Bore

  • Greg

    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!

  • Ben

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

  • Drester

    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.

  • Drester

    Oh yeah, and the bow in Turok64

  • รธrjan benjaminsen

    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 ๐Ÿ˜›

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

  • beckett929

    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

  • 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.

  • Rosstopher

    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.

  • Geof Lickey

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

  • noc

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

  • Lawdog

    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.

  • LilSjo

    Scarab Gun from Halo 2.

  • taylor

    the shotgun in almost every game is pretty awesome

  • JCatch

    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.

  • rick

    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)

  • gengotron

    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.

  • Dane

    TF2 – Heavy’s Minigun

  • Miauw

    Videogame gun?

    The zapper ofcourse!

  • SpudST

    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.

  • anonymous

    Gravity Gun – Half Life 2

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

  • Ze

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


  • Philomath

    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?

  • 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Energy Beam – Wild 9

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

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

  • razorsfury

    for quake 4 the dark matter gun ๐Ÿ™‚

    cod mw2 nuthin was cooler than the AA12 with extended mags ๐Ÿ™‚

    black ops L96A1 sniper rifle

  • Rob J

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • HW Duke

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

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

  • Fred

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

    …good times


    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!

  • Stu

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

  • Nyxaria

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

  • Teege

    HW Duke

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

  • Logan

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

  • Dave

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


  • Shadowman : the shadow gun.

    Towards the end of the game, when it is fully powered up. It’s epic! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Scroggins

    Gravity Gun from Half-Life 2. Hands down.

  • Sam

    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)

  • Furious

    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….

  • kevo

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

  • TG

    the basic gun from Outcast with laser sight

  • Meatball


  • Anon

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

  • Aspoons

    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”

  • Shrikezero

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

    The Diggler – Diablo 2

  • EarthThePlanet

    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.


    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

  • Static

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

  • Tubacca


    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.

  • AbIdA

    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!

  • Teddy

    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

  • Locke

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

  • Jeff

    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.

  • Jim

    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.

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

  • Nate

    The Mega Buster from MM4 onward! best gun in history

  • Carer

    Duck Hunt – NES Zapper

    Pretty unfair, yes. I don’t care.

  • david

    portal gun – portal