AWP – Counter Strike
One of the main points of counter strike is the gameplay based around single life gameplay. By extension dying is kind of a big deal when it happens during the round. The AWP in Counter Strike is an insanely accurate and powerful sniper with little recoil and one hit kills. It’s basically a golden gun in sniper rifle form, truly the stuff of nightmares.
The Pistol – Halo: Combat Evolved
Probably one of the most satisfying handguns in gaming, the standard pistol in the original Halo was overpowered beyond belief. With sniper like accuracy and power, it was effectively one of the best weapons in the game. While it’s hard to not see why, the gun was nerfed hard in all the following titles and sadly never quite felt the same. Technically the gun wasn’t completely overpowered in the truest sense, but when it was supposed to be one of the worst weapons and remains one of the most powerful in the series, I think it earns a place.
The Knife – Call of Duty
Nothing quite says Call of Duty like some squealing kid running around the map full speed as they rack up kills despite all odds due to the best weapon in the shooting series. A knife. Not even some kind of…knife gun, just a simple piece of metal. The COD knife is infamous for just how annoying it is if nothing else. As people would run around with their metal one hit kill stick and fill the voice servers with screams of rage and insults. You can’t deny it a spot on this list though, as apparently you should bring a knife to a gun fight.
Fierce Deity Mask – Majora’s Mask
Possibly my personal favourite of the Zelda series simply from how different it was, Majora’s Mask was dark, creepy and downright depressing. After many hardships, time travel and mask collecting however, you can unlock this beast of a mask from collecting every mask in the game before the final fight. Equipping the Fierce Deity mask turns Link into just that, a god like being that turns every fight into a joke. Armed with an energy shooting sword and sweet appearance to boot, this may be one of the best weapons in the Zelda franchise. All you had to do was watch everyone you grew to know and love die over and over and over…
Super Gravity Gun – Half Life 2
Half Life 2 was an amazing game, hell I think it still holds up well. One of the first things that pop into people’s heads when remembering the series however is none other than the gravity gun. On the surface the gravity was only meant to be a simple tool for the player. It picks things up, throws them back and lets you interact when many of the environments puzzles. This takes a turn for the epic however, when all your weapons are destroyed at the end of the game. The process of doing so back fires spectacularly when the gravity gun gets overcharged and overpowered. Anything not welded to the floor becomes deadly ammo, hell even things welded to the floor simply get thrown at death velocity towards foes. Nothing could escape the reach of the gravity gun, but it was fun to watch them try.