A fighting chance: the 10 best video game weapons EVER

"The Master Sword is a sacred blade which evil ones may never touch.... Only one worthy of the title of "Hero of Time" can pull it from the Pedestal of Time...."

Quite possibly more legendary than Arthur's Sword, the Master Sword (also know as the Sword of Time) has been featured in almost every Legend of Zelda game and is considered to be one of the most iconic symbols of the series.

With that said, Prima Games has come up with a list of the top 50 video game weapons thus far. Today we're here to bring you the top 10 of that thorough list:

10. Plasma Cutter (Dead Space series)

When it comes to completely obliterating alien enemies, no weapon does it better for Isaac Clarke than the Plasma Cutter. This triple-laser rifle is capable of firing either horizontally or vertically, and cuts through most enemies like butter with a few well-timed shots. Better still, you can refill its ammunition rather easily, finding it from fallen foes or broken boxes. Keep it stocked, because you'll definitely need it to combat the twisted freaks infesting this survival horror franchise.

9. Proximity mines (Goldeneye)

Some prefer the explosive firepower of a rocket launcher, but the proximity mines from the Nintendo 64 classic Goldeneye take out someone with a bang. You can line the walls with these suckers and blast anyone who comes within range, killing them quickly most of the time. Be careful, though, because they can blast you too.

8. Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator (Half-Life 2)

Also known in laymen's terms as the Gravity Gun, this weapon is easily one of the best you'll come across in the Half-Life series. You can use it to pick up heavy objects and launch them at enemies, making it an excellent tool when you're low on ammo. It can also carry items in case you need protection from baddies in front of you. Make sure you have this handy when Gordon Freeman really needs it.

7. Covenant Energy Sword (Halo series)

Although some would prefer the comfort of a Needler when rounding up Covenant foes (or your friends in multiplayer), the Covenant Energy Sword is a terrific weapon for melee strikes. It hits hard and effectively, and can usually take out opponents in one blow. Plus, it's the coolest glowing weapon we've seen since the glory days of the lightsaber.

6. The shrink ray (Duke Nukem series)

The shrink ray may just be the coolest thing from the Duke Nukem series – aside from Duke himself, of course. You can shoot enemies and shrink them down to size, then stomp them for good measure. Watch out, though. If you shoot a mirror, you could turn yourself minuscule, then have to face off against rather large enemies. One thing's for sure – Duke's not a fan of shrinkage.

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