Even if you’re not a fan of shooting games, you’ve probably encountered some awesome weapons in your favorite RPG or quest. Here are the top 11 most iconic weapons from video games across several genres.
1. The Half-Life Crowbar
You’d think a regular red crowbar is the lamest thing in the world, but when Gordon Freeman holds it, it’s the coolest thing ever. You never wanted this to be the only weapon available in the game, but when you see one of these at your local Home Depot (or whatever the equivalent is where you live) you always pick it up and swing at an imaginary mutated monster. It’s the closest thing you’ll experience to Half-Life 3 in your lifetime.
2. The Master Sword in Zelda
Once you got the Master Sword in Zelda, you felt like you’ve finished the game. If you played your cards right, having this sword in Zelda would make the rest of the game a breeze. You fearlessly entered every castle, every cave, every enclave. You walked through monster-infested fields and chopped enemies with a smile on your face and the wind in your hair. It was like picking daisies.
3. The AK-47 in Counter Strike
Like, okay, I realize that the AK-47 has appeared in nearly every “real-life” based video game. It was there in Call of Duty, GTA Vice City and San Andreas, and hundreds of other games, but if you grew up when I grew up, the Counter Strike 1.5 version of this cult machine gun was the epitome of cool. I mean, I only played for the good side, but I’d pick out the one terrorist with an AK just to steal his weapon. That’s a lot of hoops to jump through, but it was worth every second.
4. The Flamethrower in Postal 2
I can’t think of a more pointless game than Postal. I feel like Goat Simulator has more of a storyline and message, but the fun of having a flamethrower in Postal is equivalent to none. The whole game is about trashing everything around you, and what better way to do that than to set everything on fire?