The great thing about video games is that they let us go to places and times that are very different from our own. We’ve fought aliens, helped allies in trouble, and gotten rid of evils that have been around forever. Throughout the history of video games, we’ve felt like we had real power when we used weapons that were not only beyond what we could understand in real life, but were also very destructive in their own virtual worlds.
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Almost every game you can think of has some kind of ultimate weapon. When you hear the word “weapon,” you might immediately think of big, blazing guns. However, a weapon doesn’t have to do damage to be all-powerful. Even though there are weapons that can change the way things go in their own games, they might not be as good as the ones in other universes. Let’s look at the most powerful weapons that have ever been in a video game.
Gunblade – Final Fantasy 8
In the Final Fantasy series, there are many different kinds of weapons, some of which are weird. We’ve seen guns attached to people’s arms, giant stuffed puppet creatures, and one character who used a ball as a weapon. But Squall Leonhart’s Gunblade in Final Fantasy 8 is one of the most interesting and powerful weapons in the series.
From a logical point of view, this weapon makes no sense at all. A gun and a sword together? It sounds like something a seven-year-old would make for a weapon, but video games can make anything happen. Squall’s Gunblade can attack both close and far away, so he can fight any kind of enemy. So many people liked Squall and his weapon that he showed up in other Square Enix games like Kingdom Hearts.
Operator – Valorant
Valorant is one of the newest games out there compared to the others in this post. Riot’s competitive first-person shooter will come out in 2020. It combines the precise shooting of Counter-Strike with the extra abilities of Overwatch to make an exciting game. But if an Operator is on the other end of the line, you might not enjoy it as much.
The Operator is a heavy-duty sniper that kills agents with one shot. It is often called “the Op.” And what’s the worst (or best) part? No matter where the Operator hits, it always kills with a single shot and does 150 damage. Since it’s basically the most powerful gun in Valorant, it’s also the most expensive, costing a whopping 4,500 credits.
Golden Gun – GoldenEye 007
If you had a Nintendo 64 and liked first-person shooters, you probably also had GoldenEye 007. GoldenEye 007, which was based on the same-named movie from 1995, was a key game in the early FPS and multiplayer scenes. The Golden Gun, which is part of the game, is an iconic weapon that is still thought to be one of the best in history.
There are two types of golden guns in the game: the standard Golden Gun and the Gold PP7. Both the regular Golden Gun and its PP7 version do 100 damage, which means they can kill in one shot. However, the PP7 is better because it has a bigger magazine. The PP7 doesn’t just have one bullet in the magazine; it has seven. The cheat codes are the only way to get the PP7, while the standard Golden Gun shows up in the Egyptian mission (but is also available in cheats). You can also use the Golden Gun in multiplayer games.
Portal Gun – Portal
In Portal, Chell’s main weapon is the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, also called the Portal Gun. As we’ve already said, an all-powerful weapon doesn’t have to do direct damage to be called that, and the Portal Gun is the best example of this. Chell can move around the facility with the help of the Portal Gun, which can, you guessed it, make portals. The two portals can be told apart by their colours. The entrance is blue, and the exit is orange.
Aside from making portals, the Portal Gun can also pick up things that can change the way gravity works. Like Half-Gravity Life’s Gun, Chell can move heavy objects, mostly to help her continue on her mission to get out of the facility. Even though the Portal Gun doesn’t hurt people, it has a huge range of uses and should be thought of as one of the most powerful pieces of technology.
Lancer – Gears Of War
When Gears of War came out in 2006, it gave the third-person shooter genre a breath of fresh air. It’s an action game with horror elements in which humanity tries to stop the Locust from wiping out all of humanity. After living underground for years without knowing it, the Locust came up and began to destroy the world above ground. Marcus Fenix and the rest of his Coalition soldiers mostly use the powerful and effective Lancer to fight the horde that is coming.
We’ve seen a lot of different hybrid weapons, but the Lancer might be the best one yet. The Lancer was mostly made to be an assault gun, but it also has a chainsaw attachment for when things get close. The animation of Marcus sawing through a Locust enemy is still one of the bloodiest things you can see in a video game. This shows that the Lancer is a very dangerous and powerful weapon.
Poke Ball – Pokemon
Not all weapons are meant to hurt, kill, or destroy. The Poke Ball, on the other hand, can do all of those things. When fighting wild Pokemon, this basic trainer’s tool is the best weapon you can have. This simple thing can hold any kind of pocket monster, from a flopping Magikarp to a slow-moving Snorlax that is sleeping.
When the show started in 1996, there were only four types: the regular Poke Ball, the Great Ball, the Ultra Ball, and the Master Ball. There are now 27 different kinds of Poke Balls, and each one has its own advantages for catching wild Pokemon. As the series goes on, more types of Poke Balls will likely be introduced.
Overwatch was one of the most important multiplayer games of the 2010s. It introduced the world to a lot of different characters, each with their own cool weapons and abilities. But none of them are as memorable as Akande “Doomfist” Ogundimu’s powerful gauntlet, which dares to ask, “What if players could punch people with the power of a million suns?”