A while ago, I wrote an article about my favourite video game guns, and I had some pretty good success with that post. A lot of people liked reading it and many commented on it. So Iíve decided to focus on blades, knives and swords this time, and as before, this list is in no particular order, all these weapons are awesome! Some of you guys will probably find that these weapons are familiar and some may ask ďwell why did you keep out this weapon?Ē. Keep in mind that these are weapons from the games that I have played, so if your favourite knife, blade or sword is not included, then let me know in the comments. And Here...We...Go!
The Blade of Chaos or Athenaís Blades (God Of War series)
May as well get this one out of the way considering if some of you may have read my profile on the right side of the screen, you know Iím a God Of War fan. I love this series and I love the (appropriately named) Blades of Chaos ever since I first saw a picture of them in an old issue of PSM. Brought to Kratos by Aires minions and forged in the fires of violence and war these weapons are created to do one thing, to ensue chaos and kill. Not to mention the holder of these blades is an insane homicidal maniac who dancing around during battle with swords attached to chains, which are seared to his forearms, a true Ballerina of War. Kratos is one of the most brutal protagonists in video game history and these blades have become enormously popular among gamers. When I first played God Of War I had never used a weapon like it before. For me it was always guns or straight swords, but nothing as entertaining as the Blades of Chaos. Nuff Said...
Master Sword (Zelda series)
While I have never bought a Nintendo product, for myself, in my life I have played a good amount of games on Nintendo systems over the years. Never had a huge interest in Zelda but always had a respect for it as a franchise. All my friends love the series and a list about knives, blades and swords just cannot exist without this weapon being mentioned. While I will not bother explaining the lore around the sword I will say that I have always loved the way it looks. It is a well made sword holds magical powers and always ends up the hands of a boy (or man) named Link. Its just too bad that Zelda is never impressed by the size of Links master sword because it is just so massive.....I mean powerful....I mean....
Sub Zeroís Kori Blade (Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance and Deception)
When I first brought Deadly Alliance home when I was in Grade 9, I called up my friends and told them to come over my house because I recently bought a new game. All we did that night was play MK:DA against each other we thought the changing of fighting stances and the introduction of weapons was amazing and there where a lot of ďwowĒ and ďHOLY FUCKIN SHITĒ moments. One match that night my friend was playing as Sub Zero and I was Scorpion (my fav) the fight was within my favour, but what I was about to experience was perhaps one of the most badass and gruesome thing I had seen in a video game up until that point. Sub Zero took his Kori Blade and impaled it into my stomach all the way through Scorpions body. At that moment we all knew this game was above and beyond any fighting game we have played.
Energy Sword (Halo series)
Here we are, never thought I would have Halo on my top whatever list I would make but I have to give credit to where it is deserved. Never owned an Xbox however I have played a good amount of Halo 1 and 2 over the years and I really enjoyed playing the first Halo campaign with a friend. However it was the second Halo that brought in this sword, and despite its sometimes cheap one-hit-kills I have always loved the way it looks. Its sleek, sexy and the colour blue that the designers decided to use was an excellent choice. It looks like your wielding a piece of ice shaped into a sword however it is actual two separate blades to make a two prong stabbing weapon. Its light weight, mobile and easy to use, in other words: a well crafted blade. Gotta hand it to those aliens.
The Heavenly Sword (Heavenly Sword)
As much negative attention this game has gotten from critics and gamers, I enjoyed this game alot. It was my first PS3 game I bought and Iím glad I did because (despite its length) it was an all around good game. The most memorable thing about this game for me was not its sexy heroin, Nariko or the cat women wanna-be -that was a little mentally ill do to her fucked up past- Kai. It was the weapon that was so prominently featured in the title and the advertisements along with a little titsín ass. This sword has some great history behind it and the guys at Ninja Theory did an awesome job basing the narrative around the sword. Itís a lot of fun to be Nariko and swing the massive sword around while instantly switching between different sword types. It can remain as one solid long sword or break apart into two, both times still looking as kool and as bad ass as a sword can look. Great game, great weapon and I want to see a sequel that will most likely never come.
Mr. Grimmís Sickle (Twisted Metal Series)
Oh, so you forgot about this one eh? If you have read any of my previous blogs or previous comments you might have found out that I love car combat games. It started when my brothers bought a PS1 and the first game they got with it was Vigilante 8. Then from there I played Twisted Metal on PS1 and when the PS2 era rolled around I was graced with the greatest car combat game of all time: Twisted Metal: Black. For me TMB is still the best car combat game to date and the video game community this gen is in dire need of worthy successor to this phenomenal game.
Now I gave you my little rant, on to the meat of the project. Mr. Grimmís sickle is one of the strongest special attacks you can do in a Twisted Metal game. Not only does it sound kool when he released his Sickle from his hand you are greeted with some wicked effects if it hits a target. Part of being one of my personal favourites, Mr. Grimm is one of the only combatants to ride a motorcycle in the TM universe. Now imagine maintaining control of a motorcycle with one head and throwing a sickle with the other hand with enough force to make an explosion on impact against a moving object. That is skill my friends, and Mr. Grimmís weapon of choice captures his brutality and insanity perfectly.
The Bayonet (Call Of Duty: World At War)
Maybe this weapon seems a bit plain for this flashy list, but stabbing someone with a Bayonet in WAW is quiet possible one of the most gruesome things I have ever done in a game. Your stabbing this sharp pointy object -which is on tip of another weapon- into another human beings stomach and cutting them open like your felling a fish. Sure you have seen worse adaptations of Bayonet combat in movies but WAW captured the savagery of the weapon really well.
Note: Couldn't find any image of the weapon within the game so well settle for box art.
Psylocke Psychic Knife and Ninja Blade (X-Men 2: Clone Wars)
While Psylocke isnít my favourite character in the game to play as (sheís no Wolverine) she has some great attacks that you can do. Psylockeís ninja blade is your basic weapon that is great for hacking and slashing numerous enemies like red ninjas and robots. One of the coolest things she can do with the blade is a tuck herself into a ball and as she is falling use the blade like a windmill attack. For a genius game the animation if pretty sweet. However despite this characters femme fatal persona she has one laughable quirk in X-men 2: Clone Wars. The sound effect the developers used when you hit a person with your psychic knife sounds as if the Destructoid Robot expelled some intestinal gas. At a young age when I played this game many moons back this was hilarious but now it still manages to get a smirk.
Gimliís Battle Axe (Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King)
Iíve always loved the way battle axes look, especially from the Dark ages. And a character that uses an axe as a weapon gets a thumbs up in my book. Sure I could of picked the dwarf from Golden Axe or charaters from other games, but LOTR:ROTK for PS2 is a game me and my friends played a hell of a lot back in high school. Itís a classic hack and slash game with massive large scale battles and tons of characters on the screen. At times its nothing more than a cluster fuck of browns and greys but when you nailed the Orc huever combo in the middle of a mob of Orcs, my god did it feel satisfying. Gimli is my favourite character in the LOTR universe and his massive battle axe which is almost as tall as him is the perfect weapon for how much of a fierce warrior he is. When I think of battle axe and the type of person wielding that thing I think of Gimli. His gorges beard and great voice make up for his height. Also levelling up your character can give you some amazing combos which can devastate a horde of enemies. Not to mention Gimli has his own special moves. Twirling the axe around his body like a Cheer Leaderís baton makes Gimli and his massive Axe a notable choice for this list.
This is just my list but what does the Dtoid community think? Do you agree or disagree with my list? What are your favorite video game swords, knives or blades? Write your thoughts down in the comments, and thank you for reading.