Listing The Most Iconic Video Game Weapons Of All Time

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  • Since the dawn of the video games industry, there have been signature items and styles that even stick today. 
  • Weapons, for instance, are one of the cornerstones of most video games that have come out and will come out.
  • This piece dedicates itself to weapons, and talks about some of the best ones in gaming’s history. 

Outside of their charm, traits, and overall ability, what makes our favorite character even better? The weapon that they carry in their hands to dish out sweet justice. Now, there are probably hundreds of thousands of different weapons in all video games across the board, but if I were to narrow down my options to a selective cut, I’d probably land with these forthcoming six.

The article in question, therefore, highlights the most iconic weapons in video game history, armed by characters that are no less in terms of popularity and appeal. These trigger tools are going to be remembered for decades to come, likely inspiring other works and art forms to follow in their footsteps. 

Feel Your Blood Pump As You Wreak Havoc With These 

Make sure to post a comment below if you feel like you have a contribution to make to the list. The following entries reflect a personal opinion, and should not be taken objectively in any shape or form. 

1. Cloud’s Buster Sword 

The Buster Sword is a Work of Art | Source: Griffen Mascioli (ArtStation)
The Buster Sword is a Work of Art | Source: Griffen Mascioli (ArtStation)

Starting off the list is one of the most recognizable weapons in gaming history, with folks working up a makeshift version and making an appearance with it at every Comic-Con and all. The weapon belongs to Cloud Strife from the Final Fantasy franchise, with both the character and the armament debuting in Final Fantasy 7 when the series introduced Cloud to the world. 

In case you’re playing Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth at the moment, which you definitely should by the way if you’re not, make sure to have this best Cloud build handy. It’ll teach you how to sort your character out right from the ground and even delve into the basics of the Buster Sword to tune it up to perfection. 

2. Link’s Master Sword 

Link's Master Sword Is a Zelda Staple | Source: Nintendo Life
Link’s Master Sword Is a Zelda Staple | Source: Nintendo Life

The Legend of Zelda franchise being one the biggest names in gaming sure has certain trademarks to its name that you can spot from a mile out. The Master Sword that is wielded by Link, the primary protagonist in many a Zelda games. This armament in regular gaming discourse is referred to as the weapon, the original weapon in video game history, with its popularity plummeting to great heights. 

Funnily enough, Link hasn’t always had the Master Sword. In the first game in the franchise, titled The Legend of Zelda, our hero actually sports the Magical Sword, which comes before the existence of the weapon at hand. It’s in the second mainline title that the Master Sword surfaces, changing things forever while possessing the power to “seal away dark forces.

3. Kratos’ Blades Of Chaos 

Chaos Blades
Chaos Blades Are More Than Just Weapons | Source: Sketchfab

Kratos, the legendary Ghost of Sparta from the God of War franchise, has relied on the Blades of Chaos for as long as one can remember. Considering the position he is in now, having redeemed himself and all, Kratos carries a heavy burden with this weapon, and you really need to understand the game’s lore to grasp the gravity of the situation at hand.

Anyway, long story short, the first God of War starts you off with these blades, prefacing it by showing Ares — the Greek God of war — signing a deal with Kratos, empowering him with the Chaos Blades in the process, which are bound to Kratos’ arms’ flesh. The weapon is actually a symbol of the monstrosity that Kratos had become due to his blind servitude to the gods.

It was only when some sense was snapped into Kratos that he put the blades to good use and utilized them to take out the very gods that failed him. When all of this concluded with the ending of God of War 3, Kratos began afresh in the 2018 reboot, burying the Chaos Blades, and pulling them out only in an extremely desperate situation. Man wasn’t that a moment?   

4. Gordon Freeman’s Crowbar

Gordon Freeman
Gordon Freeman Is a Legendary Video Game Protagonist | Source: PC Gamer 

Valve really put up a whirlwind with the onset of its Half-Life series, a legendary set of first-person shooter games that are no longer being taken care of. Half-Life’s protagonist, Gordon Freeman, is on a similar scale of popularity, wielding his famous Crowbar to defend himself against aliens of all sorts.

Although Freeman does get on with other weapons in the game, even more in the sequel, his trusty Crowbar remains iconic throughout history. 

5. Hidden Blade In The Assassin’s Creed 

The Hidden Blade in Assassin's Creed
Every Assassin in Assassin’s Creed Has This Ace Up Their Sleeve | Source: Ubisoft 

The Hidden Blade is a monumental video game weapon, fairly speaking, spurting from Ubisoft’s iconic Assassin’s Creed franchise of third-person action-adventure titles. The weapon hasn’t only etched its name in the history books for being so iconic, but it holds a special status in the in-game Assassin’s Creed lore as well, serving as the signature tool of every proponent of the Assassin’s Brotherhood. 

The Hidden Blade has been a constant companion of ours over the years. Some would say it defines us—and they would not be entirely wrong. Many of our successes would not have been possible without it,” says Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad. 

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