To Start Things Off
The cerebral bore from Turok on the n64. You shoot a projectile into an enemy and it bores into their skull and forcibly removes their grey matter in a vivid arc of gore, complete with drilling sounds! Very satisfying :)
Gears of War : Lancer
I know I'm biased, but it's so damned fun. :)
i love beam weapons <3
daikatana discus (?) was pretty nice.
daikatana sidewinder rocketlauncher, too (the twirling rockets one).
q3 gauntlet just rocks.
doom3 mg, quake2 mg, Kingpin tommy gun.
blood2 double sawed-off sg.
best weapon ever: descent 2 gauss gun.
The unreal shock rifle.
Best weapon to ever appear in a FPS hands down.
Altho yeh, the cerebral bore was hilariously overpowered.
Also, sticky grenades (Halo's stand out ofc, but I'm sure they didn't invent the concept in games) for 'throwable'
The stake gun from painkiller ;) I realise its just a stylised railgun, but that thing never got old! :)
Halo did have some cool weapons, I also remmeber being pretty fond of the one that shot all those purple spines into things, that then detonated if you managed to get enough of them on a target, very very satisfying :)
Willem, hehe I must say that the chainsaw attack on the lancer is quite inspired, and it is accompanied by one of the best "chainsaw ripping through flesh" sounds I have ever heard :)
Tomb Raider (/Anniversary)'s double uzis.
The Reckoning: Ion ripper (boomerang thingy)
The weapons in Dino Crisis 2 were pretty good, I especially liked the heavy machine gun, really sounded like an MG 42 and was pretty effective against the dinos.
Malice's Trusty .44, uzi, and vert-barrel shotgun.
Doom 1 Shotgun
Quake Grenade Launcher
Q2 Rail Gun
Q3 Plasma Gun
Unreal Flak Cannon
8-ball launcher was cool also
UT Redeemer was hilarious
Dark Messiah - all the bows - archery in that game was damned fun. Rope bow was a cool grappling-hook type utility too.
Far Cry - all the weapons were really well done.
Few Good Ones
The Quake Team Arena Nail Gun -- nice design, satisfying sounds
No One Lives Forever weapons were all splendid in their sound, kick design etc.
A few stand outs -- I liked using the Shepard Arms P38 9mm Pistol almost exclusively. One shot to the head per kill so I could wrack up medals and accuracy bonuses. It also made me feel like a dirty little professional hitgirl.
Braun 9mm Parabellum - had a nice feel with the kick, and it was so loud.
Hampton Carbine -- good sniper weapon -- the Lucky Strike of sniper rifles, clean and satisfying, not like that Geldmacher SVD which would reveal your locale with its loud bang, a real dirty Camel of a gun.
Sportsman EX Crossbow -- another good sniper gun. Brings the pain hardcore to the aortic artery. Baddies seemed to writhe more when struck with a bolt.
Though I hated using the AK-47 Assault Rifle because it would fuck up my accuracy percentages, the NOLF version came in a sleek
red and black design that outclasses any realism mod.
And the Super Atomic Laser Weapon, cool for the 60's low budget movie sound effects, and the phase out effect when the enemy is vaporized was good for a snort.
If you haven't played NOLF, what are your waiting for? Go!! GO! GO!
Mega Man 2 - metal blade
Metroid - ice beam
Contra - spread shot
Bionic Commando - grappling arm (does this count?)
Raiden - that twisty/bendy energy beam gun
DooM II - double-barreled shotgun
UT - redeemer, flak cannon
Q2 - grenade launcher
Quake: Rocket Launcher / Super Nail Gun
Doom2: Plasma gun
Doom3: Plasma gun
UT2K: Snipper riffle
COD2: Snipper riffle, whatever it comes from
HL2: Rocket Launcher
Rocket Launcher / Super Nail Gun + quad
Are out there any other games?
Serious Sam Cannon
was pretty fun too.
OK so others:
Half-Life: The machine gun with the attached grenade launcher was always fun, cross bow
Gears: Lancer, Torque Bow
UT: Redeemer, Shock Rifle, Goo Gun
Whats The Thing In Fallout 3
That fires 9 mini nukes?
Doom Shotgun (in combination with grunts' health and animations). Half-Life's is nice too.
Quake Grenadelauncher (with its "sticky" grenades on slopes, I LOVE that)
Quake Rocketlauncher, because it's got the most powerful feeling. Q3's is nice too.
Q3 Railgun and Plasmagun. The gauntlet is nice too.
Deus Ex' Riot Prod (or whatever that electroshocker is called)
Jedi Knight's laser sword and mines.
In UT I only really liked the flak gun. The others felt silly (maybe in combinations with the enemy animations eg the sniper).
The weapons in Cave Story are great, I especially like the machine gun to fly! It's like rocketjumping but a vital part of the gameplay. I also love weapons you can charge, so I like the Spur.
This does not quite fit in with the rest, but the Boomerang in Zelda games (the old ones) is amazing. Also the sword that shoots swords. :>
Grimm's buttstomp is unique and feels damn powerful, heh. And I always liked jumping on enemies in Mario games (2D).
Repeating Alot Here
UT Flak Cannon
Remake Quake Shotguns
Doom2 Chainsaw / Chaingun
Q2 Awakening Jackhammer
HL2 Ant Lion Pod
OUM / Zerstorer Riot Controller
Doom - fists of terror
Goldeneye - the mighty Klobb
Mine Favorite Weaps
doom/doom2 - plasma rifle/chainsaw
quake - shaft+rl+gl combo
quake2 - bfg10k :)
quake3 - rg/shaft
doom3 - chaingun+soulcube combo
thief/thief2 - blackjack/water arrow
undying - dbsg/scythe
Razorwind from Turok2
I liked Sin's pistol.
Melee: WoW Glaives of Azzinoth sword set
Sidearm: HL1 Revolver
Shottie2: Undreal flack gun
Light Rapid-fire: Quake SNG
Heavy Rapid-fire: TF2 Sasha
Singleshot Accuracy1: Quake2 Railgun (quaded)
Singleshot Accuracy2: Unreal Rifle
Incendiary: TF2 Backburner
Rocket launcher: Quake 1
Throwable 1: Quake 1 GL
Throwable 2: Unreal Tournament Green Slime
Throwable 3: TF2 Demoman's grenades
Novelty: HL2 Gravity Gun
Heavy Weapon: Quake 1 Lightning Gun (complete with water discharge)
Ridiculously overpowered behemoth of a gun: Unreal Redemeer
Von, you can't use WoW weapons. They're not really different, just change of dmg.
Also, the MSA from Naxx was far better (op hemo kekeke nerfplixkthxbai l2p... Sorry). Also the fist set from ZG that turned you into Tony the Tiger.
Also, I'm going to repeat the whole U/UT shock rifle thing. I don't see how people are rating the flak cannon above it, yeh it was a good gun, but I've not seen a gun that utilises dual fire modes so well...
And on an Epic note, stop bigging up the guns from Gears2 Willem. Having actually played more than just the annoying 'shoot the driver or insta-death and spawn 5 minutes back' I'm more inclined to rate it (wasn't as set pieces as I thought and some very good 'standard' combat). Still haven't completed it tho, my copy has a acquired a deep scratch right on the loading point for level 5, so can only play the first 4 levels or it crashes :( Ironically if I'd warezed it I could just reburn the disc, but I actually bought it so Willem wouldn't cry... Damn joo ;p