25 Most Powerful Weapons In Video Game History

Posted by , Updated on January 24, 2024

What would video games be without awesome, cool, and powerful weapons? Not much if you ask me, and it’s hard to find cooler weapons than these 25 most powerful weapons in video game history.


Wakka’s Blitzball (Final Fantasy X)


The Blitzball is a ranged weapon that enables Wakka to hit flying enemies with normal attacks.


Shrink Ray (Duke Nukem Forever)


The shrink ray was popularized by the badly-received Duke Nukem Forever video game. Just like the fireball in Super Mario, this weapon has the ability to shrink enemies down to a laughable size.


Portal Gun (Portal 1 & 2)


Portal 1 & 2 are two of the most popular video games in history. While they are inherently fun games to play, what makes them all the more enjoyable is the aperture science portal gun which allows gamers to destroy bosses from both games.


Ness’ Home-Run Bat (Super Smash Bros. Series)


Though this weapon is not as destructive as the other weapons on this list, it is known for the unique and powerful noise it provides to gamers when playing Super Smash. When the player makes a smash attack to knock his opponent out of the playing field, it makes a satisfying “PING” sound that makes it just as popular as the hardcore weapons in other video games.


Camera Obscura (Fatal Frame Series)


This weapon in the Fatal Frame series has the ability to let someone gaze through it and see a much clearer view of evil spirits and other jump-scares. It is powerful in the sense that it has the capacity to exorcise sinister spirits like no other weapon can when it is wielded right.


Scorpion’s Spear Rope (Mortal Kombat)


A kunai attached to a sturdy rope, the scorpion’s spear rope is a fictional weapon that was popularized by the popular video game Mortal Kombat. More commonly known as the kunai, this weapon resembles a harpoon and is classified into Big Kunai and Short Kunai. It is attached to a rope but its modern version is attached to a metal chain.


Fireball (Super Mario Bros. Series)


This powerful weapon from the Super Mario Bros. Series is a ball of fire that can be used to shoot without the use of power-up. It is used as a special kind of weapon that also has the ability to transform all encountered enemies into coins, hit drivers and cause karts to spin out.


Paddlesaw (Dead Rising 2 & 3)


Featured in the video game Dead Rising, this fictional weapon is one of the best weapons to use when battling against zombies or during the apocalypse. It is basically a combo weapon that features a double-ended kayak paddle with chainsaws at both ends.


Fat Man (Fallout 3)


Another powerful weapon from the Fallout 3 video game, Fat Man is a tactical nuclear weapon that is known to launch mini nukes when in use. The heavy mini nuke projectile that it fires usually causes very damaging nuclear blasts.


BFG-9000 (Doom Series)


BFG-9000 is a fictional weapon that is featured in many video games, but none of those games was able to make it as popular as the Doom series. This weapon allows its user to take down enemies by bumping into them without exerting much effort.


Crowbar (Half-Life Series)


This weapon from the Half-Life series is one of the most underrated weapons in the world of video gaming. Designed by Dr. Freeman, the crowbar is a formidable weapon that serves pretty much like a gun. It is a tool that can be used to open crates and solve puzzles.


Thunderbolt (Mario Kart)


First introduced in the video game Mario Kart, the thunderbolt is an extremely powerful weapon that has the ability to squash and shrink every character down.


Blades of Chaos (God of War)


Another powerful fictional weapon from the God of War, the blades of chaos are basically rugged cleavers that are attached to chains. This pair of chained blades is said to be a reminder of the pledge of Kratos. It was especially designed by Ares, the God of War.


Hidden Blades (Assassin’s Creed Saga)


Considered as the iconic weapon of the Assassins, the hidden blade is used by the characters whether in regular combats or stealth assassinations. This versatile weapon involves different upgrades and consists of a retractable blade that makes it a valuable piece of weapon during battles.


Merica Weapon (Saints Row IV)


This fictional weapon in the video game Saints Row IV is just one of the components of the Commander in Chief pack. The Merica weapon consists of different firing weapons that constantly fire when held, including a light machine gun, a heavy pistol, a shotgun and also a huge combat knife.


Hammer of Dawn (Gears of War Saga)


Hammer of Dawn is an emulsion-energized weapon that was first introduced in the Gears of War Saga. It was first used as a means to force politicians to rethink their decisions as well as to facilitate the operations during the Locust War. This weapon was responsible for burning down 90% of Sera and killing thousands of humans.


Energy Sword (Halo Saga)


Another weapon especially made for the first person shooters, the energy sword was popularized by the Halo Saga. This multi player melee weapon features a curved hilt and an energy storage module. It is an ancient noble weapon that was wielded by Sangheili and requires both skill and bravery.


Ray Gun (Call of Duty: World at War “Nazi Zombies Mode”)


This type of fictional directed-energy weapon is also known as the blaster, the laser gun, zap gun, phaser, death ray or beam gun. It became popular in the video game Call of Duty: World at War. This weapon is known to emit a visible and lethal ray that can cause extremedamage to its targets.


Gravity Gun (Half-Life Series)


This type of powerful device was popularized by the Half-Life series. It is normally used by first-person shooters who use advanced physic engine. Through this weapon, they can control objects around them and use them as projectiles against villains.


Champion’s Cudgel (Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim “Dragonborn”)


This unique weapon from the Elder Scrolls V video game is known for its size and slowness. However, what makes this weapon so powerful is its element of disenchantment. When this weapon is disenchanted by Dragonborn, he or she then has the ability to enchant any weapon with 50% chance for each of the elements of fire, shock and frost.


Master Sword (Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)


Introduced in the video game Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the master sword is used to wield the infamous Triforce. It is also called the Blade of Evil’s Bane. This weapon was crafted by Hvlia as the Goddess of Sword but it was eventually forged into its present name.


Gauss Rifle (Fallout 3 “Operation Anchorage”)


This advanced sniper rifle in Fallout 3 is also known as a coil gun. It is a weapon that works through a process called magnetic induction. It makes use of several magnetic fields to fire with tremendous speed. This weapon requires the user to load not bullets but microfusion cells.


Cloud’s Buster Sword (Final Fantasy VII)


Since this weapon was first introduced in the Final Fantasy VII video game, it has appeared in many other video games in the series. The Buster Sword is the trademark weapon of Cloud Strife and was wielded by Angeal Hewley and Zack Fair right before him. It is characterized by its massive size.


Thunderfury (Multiple Blizzard Games)


Known as the Blessed Blade of the Windseeker, the thunderfury is the legendary sword that was wielded by the Prince of Air, Thunderaan. This weapon serves as the final reward after a very challenging quest line that is played by a hunter, a paladin, a rogue, a death knight or a warrior.


Golden Gun (Goldeneye)


One of the strongest weapons in the video game Goldeneye, the golden gun is often used in solo missions as it can instantly kill anyone with just a single shot. Because it only holds one bullet and has to be reloaded every time it is fired, this weapon is also one of the most difficult to use.