All equipped and nowhere to loot for Halloween? Are you looking for some spooky fun? Let the pro(s) at Gaming Omnivore assist you by offering some frightfully fun travel suggestions! First option we have is…
Yearning for adventure? Book a trip to scenic Yharnam and take in the rich history and gothic architecture this picturesque city has to offer! See a real life ceremonial pyre, go sightseeing at the Grand Cathedral, or simply take in the hospitality of the locals. The scenic countryside offers beautiful vistas as well as a diverse population of creatures to make your visit particularly memorable. An extremely popular destination for the avid hunter!
The stresses of life above the waves got you down? Take a once in a lifetime trip to the underwater metropolis of Rapture! Rub shoulders with society’s elite at one of the city’s elegant lounges and nightclubs. Looking to escape the rat race and relocate? Rapture is home to numerous businesses and research facilities on the cutting edge of gene-splicing technology. If you’re looking to go where it’s better(and wetter), book a voyage to Rapture today…would you kindly?
Looking for the excitement but would prefer to stay on dry land? The midwestern town of Raccoon City offers the amenities of a big city, but retains the charm of a small town. This growing community features thriving nightlife and is also home to the decorated Raccoon City Police Department or RCPD. The area is also home to the shadowy burgeoning pharmaceutical company – Umbrella Corporation. Lost your way? Just not sure what activity to plan next? Feel free to ask any one of the city’s cordial yet persistent denizens who are always hungry to help.
Are you looking to escape the trappings of modern day life such as cell phones or radio reception? Book an excursion “away from it all” and visit the quaint town of Silent Hill. You you can stroll the charming foggy streets or visit the cafe in this tight-knit family community without the crowds found in larger cities. Care to do some exploring? Make your way out to our scenic bridges, hospitals or bring your daughter to the Lakeside Amusement Park. Don’t cancel your plans to visit this entrancing community and make some memories that will haunt last a lifetime!
Part assault rifle, part chainsaw. The Lancer is a pretty straightforward weapon and comes in a few variations, but it’s consistently awesome in providing both medium and close-range attacks. You can fire away from behind cover, but also rip through any enemy locusts that get too close for comfort.
Sonic Amplifier – Overwatch
When not operating as a freedom fighter with Overwatch, Lúcio Correia dos Santos spends his time as a musician, giving back to his community in Brazil. His weapon of choice is the Sonic Amplifier, acting as essentially a subwoofer-gun which fires four-round bursts as well as the Soundwave ability which provides a small shockwave to push back enemies. As Lúcio is one of my mains in Overwatch, I was definitely going to include his trusty Sonic Amplifier.
Farsight XR-20 – Perfect Dark
In a game with a great many memorable weapons, the Farsight XR-20 from Perfect Dark would have to be my favorite. An infrared sniper rifle/rail gun that can headshot a guard through a wall from across the area is never NOT going to be awesome. In multiplayer matches, my favorite technique was to find a Farsight and barricade myself in the far room at the back of the ‘Felicity’ map. The room acts almost like a closet at the end of a wide hallway, meaning no one was ever going to get the jump on you.
Hedgehog Grenade – Resistance(series)
A simple frag grenade isn’t usually the most flashy piece of equipment to use on the battlefield, but is nevertheless effective. The Hedgehog grenades from the Resistance series of FPS games may not look as over-the-top as some of the weapons in Insomniac’s other games(later in this list, for example), but you will very briefly see the spikes protrude from the grenade similar to a puffer fish before detonating. You’ll also hear a noticeable “splat” before viewing whatever remains of the person who got too close to one. This is one my first memories when reminiscing about playing multiplayer in Resistance games; of course, me typically being the one running into hedgehog grenades.
Cavaliere – Devil May Cry 5
Capcom’s Devil May Cry games have always been about action, both stylish and bordering on over-the-top absurd, so of course using a motorcycle as a weapon should come as no surprise. Dante receives this new toy after defeating Cavaliere Angelo a little over halfway through the game and it quickly became my favorite weapon in the game. The Cavaliere has two forms – the first being slightly more…conventional(?) as Dante is able to simply drive around an area in its motorcycle form dealing damage to nearby enemies. The weapon’s second form, however, splits the Cavaliere into twin buzzsaws which can inflict huge damage. The twin buzzsaw form is a relatively slow attack, but quickly became my favorite to use in areas with multiple enemies.
Hookshot – The Legend of Zelda(series)
You could argue whether the Hookshot is an actual weapon or more of a tool; either way, it’s been a mainstay in Link’s repertoire since the 90’s. Anything that let’s you shoot a metal hook and reach high ledges as well as take out those incredibly annoying Octoroks is a worthy inclusion on this list!
Saw Cleaver – Bloodborne
One of two starting “trick” weapons in Bloodborne, the Saw Cleaver is as grisly and visceral a weapon as it looks; you can utilize either the default “saw” mode – which allows a number of quick, short range attacks without taking too much stamina, or the “cleaver” mode which extends the blade, resembling a giant straight razor. The cleaver mode requires more stamina to attack but has the ability to strike multiple enemies, should you find yourself facing more than one grotesque beast at once. May the good blood guide you, hunter…
Groovitron – Ratchet & Clank(series)
Though not as grisly or intimidating as other weapons on the list, the Groovitron is not only my favorite weapon from Ratchet & Clank’s entire series of awesome weapons, but ranks among my favorite tools of destruction in any video game. As the mirrorball appearance may imply, tossing a Groovitron into a group of enemies will cause a bad case of disco fever and while the nearby enemies are dancing away, the bomb detonates, leaving plenty shiny bolts for Ratchet to stroll over and collect.
Gravity Gun – Half-Life 2
The Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator, or gravity gun, has become nearly as recognizable a trademark weapon in the Half-Life games as Gordon Freeman’s red crowbar. A relatively simple, but effective weapon, allowing you to lift a number of items, large or small and fire them at enemies or objects. I fell in love with the gravity gun since the very first time I used it, firing saw blades and slicing headcrab zombies in half(-life)…
Blades of Chaos – God of War(series)
The vicious Blades of Chaos bestowed upon Kratos by Ares in exchange for his service, the signature blades are connected to chains which have been seered into his forearms, as a symbol of his debt to the god of war. The Ghost of Sparta is able to take down hordes of enemies by swinging these around or to hurl one of the blades towards an enemy or object and pull it to him, similar to the Hookshot in Zelda games. I cannot overstate how awesomely badass the Blades of Chaos are, and was beyond excited to receive these in the most recent God of War game.
These are just ten of the awesome weapons used in video games, there are many, many more examples that I will most likely think after posting this. What are some of your favorites? Let me know. Thanks for reading!