Being a gamer, you can’t help but fantasize about owning some of the badass video game weapons you get to yield in games like Gears of War and Borderlands. While they would only be mounted and placed on our walls (unless there is ever a zombie apocalypse or robot takeover), they would still be mighty awesome to own. We sat down and discussed some of our favorite weapons from gaming and came up with this list of the six (seven?) most badass video game weapons we wish we owned in real life *but would only use for good.
Lancer from Gears of War Series
Had to start the list with the gun that seems to get the most geeks drooling. A powerful gun that has a chainsaw attached as a bayonet? You’ve played through enough Gears of War games to know the sickeningly cool damage this thing can do, so having one mounted above one’s fireplace must make you feel very “alpha”.
They just need a swiss army version where you can pull out a spoon and fork if you ever need to eat on the run, too.
Sheepinator from Ratchet and Clank Series
Think about how fun this one would be? You are not actually killing anything at all. You are simply turning these things into sheep. Sheep are pretty awesome, and their wool is quite versatile, so really, you are doing the world a favor with this gun.
Plus, most people are sheep anyway! Sorry, lame conspiracy theory joke.
Anything Kratos Wields from God of War Series
From The Blades of Exile to the Speak of Destiny, anything Kratos from God of War series wields becomes a harbinger of bloody death. Though perhaps an impractical weapon to want in real life as its use might be limited by the user’s skill, one could only hope they would never have to use them.
But as far as hanging them above your bed, that would get some real geek cred. Just be careful not to sleep directly under them.
Portal Gun/ Gravity Gun from Portal Series and Half-Life Series
Okay, so we may have stepped a little off the rails on this one (as the Portal gun is not so much used as a weapon as it is an essential puzzle tool), still, we want a Portal gun. Not even a replica, either. We are talking Back to the Future 2 hoverboard levels of “want” here.
Right now, with such a gun, I could shoot a portal to my fridge and reach into it while still sitting at my desk. I know there are people with much more ambitious ideas for how they would use a portal gun, but that’s what makes wanting a Portal gun so awesome. You would only be limited by your own imagination. Gravity gun gets lumped with it because VALVE. You won’t give us a Half Life 3, you don’t get two entries. HA!
Laptop Gun from Perfect Dark
A real geeks dream. You wanna talk about badass video game weapons, the laptop gun is the best of all things. It is a lap top and a gun. The main gun was kinda meh, but the turrets were so super badass yo really did feel like a super spy when you used that weapon.
And considering so many of us live and breathe our lap tops, a few of us would probably shoot ourselves watching porn. Maybe I should rethink this entry.
The BFG 9000
“Well, the F sure doesn’t stand for fun.” For now, though, we will say Big Fun Gun 9000 from Doom. When you got this weapon, you knew. From the moment you saw just how much screen room it took up, to the crazy green glow it emitted, when you first found the BFG in Doom, it changed the game. Though the chainsaw almost beat it out, the BFG has to win out because, for many of us, we had never seen a weapon this badass in gaming before this.
As far as having it in real life, not sure how practical that would be. But who cares, it would be badass, and that’s the point here. Speaking of badass weapons, you know what they work really well against?…..