Top 7 power armors in video games

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Sometimes, a character's choice in apparel can be the difference between life and death. Whether power armor enables players to breathe in toxic environments, move at sublime speeds, or deflect bullets, it's always helpful. In this article, we'll be covering the seven best power armors in popular video games. 

For the sake of clarity, power armor in this list follows certain criteria:

  • Worn, not driven. In other words, no mech suits, titans from Titanfall, or Gundam suits, for example. 
  • Provides standard blunt force trauma protection. We are talking about armor, after all.
  • Physically affects the wearer. To be plain, it must grant the character within some sort of ability that they wouldn't regularly have.
Published Oct. 30th 2015
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  • David Fisher
    Featured Columnist
    Nice list! Just get ready for any Halo fanboys who are going to argue to the death that Master Chief's armor is thousands of times better than Samus's. I still don't know how they can argue against Samus's wave beam though... It literally cooks enemies from the inside (with the beam going through any physical material and all).
  • BlackTideTV
    I think the deciding factor here is that the Nanosuit and Samus' power suit could, in theory, be worn by anyone. The MJOLNIR can only be worn by Spartan soldiers, who are already super modified badasses! The Nanosuit in particular being worn by two simple army joes, granting them super strength, speed, armor and invisibility is pretty crazy. Although Samus' suit is pretty special, and (so far) exclusive to Samus herself, I think another person could exemplify the willpower to summon, and equip the suit.

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