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The 10 greatest guns in video game history

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“Guns don’t kill people,” so some NRA members like to claim. These folk obviously haven’t played many video games, where digital guns have been responsible for the deaths of billions of people... and monsters, of course.

Virtual ethics aside, there have been countless video game guns over the years that have made even the most ardent anti-firearm pacifists jump up and yell “YES! Eat hot fiery death, mother*******!,” while blowing the head off yet another henchman who probably only works for an evil corporation because it pays well and has a good health plan.

So what video game guns are regarded as the best? Which are the weapons that stick in your memory more than the actual game itself? Bringing together firearms such as shotguns, sci-fi rifles, and miniature nuke launchers, here are the ten greatest guns in video game history.

Published Oct. 19th 2015
  • shox_reboot
    Columnist
    Where is the BFG-9000 from Doom 3? I am disappointed.
  • Thewritevictor
    Contributor
    So awesome to see Bulletstorm mentioned in the list. Loved so many of the guns in that game and the mechanics of using them. I guess I can see the allure of the grav gun; it had almost limitless possibilities and you had constantly use it.

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