Gamekit on Games #6
Top 11 ludicrous weapons in games
Some of the ideas for weapons in video games are obviously over the top. Crazy design, weird animations, silly sounds… just pure madness. Looking at one of the most wacky open-world games, like Saint’s Row series, one could ask a question “What were they thinking?!” or “What kind of drugs are they doing?!” right after the discovery of various weird weapons.
Why devs are making such odd items? Well, because they can. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) The video game medium is so flexible, that even the most unreal ideas can materialize. And gamers want the extraordinary experience too! Let’s take a look at my list of top 11 ludicrous weapons in games – find out if you know them all!
11. Holy Mackerel – Team Fortress 2
Team Fortress 2 always had some comical charm – the design of the game is simply screaming “don’t treat me seriously, bro!”. My favourite custom weapon is a Scout’s one – Holy Mackerel. Yep, it’s a fish wrapped in paper. And yes, it’s super funny to use. Just look at the video and try not to smile. Impossibru! ;-)
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10. Concrete donkey – Worms series
Worms series is packed will arsenal of funny weapons (just to mention the flying Super Sheep or explosive Old Lady), but the real craziness happens when concrete donkey appears. It’s the ultimate weapon of mass destruction, often played in “trololololo” way, because the outcome of exploding all over the place donkey can be lethal for both sides.
9. Pink Knight's Lollipop - Castle Crashers
A cute one on the list. Nothing special to say about this kind of sword – it’s just a big lollipop used to beat up waves of enemies. Cool!
8. KV-2 tank’s gun – World of Tanks, War Thunder
This one is my personal favourite when tank simulators are considered. Some may say that it’s not that unusual, all in all this was a real tank produced in Soviet Union during the second WW. I just can’t see this and not be amazed by the looks and sheer power of the KV-2 gun – a true steel beast it is! Looks like a giant fridge on tracks, too. :-)
7. Isaac’s tears – The Binding of Isaac
Creepy. Just creepy. Like the rest of the game, Isaac’s tears are so weird design choice, that had to be on this list. Sometimes the words are not enough, so watch the video:
6. Shrink Ray - Duke Nukem 3D
Hail to the King, baby! And admire the Duke’s arsenal of destruction – among other classics like shotgun and RPG, the most funny gun for me is… not a lethal one. Shrink Ray just shrinks the enemies (and yourself also, if pointed into mirrors! Yeah!) making them vulnerable to the Duke's mighty foot. One of the best designed weapons in the video game history, IMHO.
5. Cat silenced gun – Postal 2
You have to had a really dark sense of humour to appreciate this – a cat’s muffled gun is a trademark of Postal, well fitted in a controversial (and gross) style of this shooter. Meow.
4. Poop on a stick – MapleStory 2
Hands down, the most dangerous weapon on Earth. Everybody fears the ultimate Poop on a stick, the winner in threat/ease-of-use category. More games features this exceptional weapon, in MapleStory 2 colorful one appears.
3. Dubstep gun – Saint’s Row IV
R-I-D-I-C-U-L-O-U-S. Force your enemies to dance until death. One of many Saint’s Row stupidly funny guns, perhaps the dubstep gun is the most unique one.
2. Unicorn - Red Faction: Armageddon
Ludicrous? Checked. Unreal? Checked. Dumb? Checked. Awesome? HELL-YEAH-Checked.
1. The Finger – Asura’s Wrath
OK, this one is kinda cheat on the list - not particularly a weapon that can be used by player during gameplay, but just an AI thingy. When I first saw the boss battles from this game… I thought “OMG, it’s pure gold”. Check for yourself in the video below.
That’s the end of my list. What weapon will you choose? If you dare, share the info in the comment section! :-)