Today, we take a look at five weapons that are guaranteed to make you go “What.” No, I won’t be talking about SR4’s dubstep gun. That thing’s awesome and HELLA works. Instead, we’ll be taking a look at some of the puzzling weapons ever to be included in a video game.
1. TK’s Wave (Borderlands)
Probably the coolest-looking weapon in the game, it’s also the hardest to get. You must make your way to Skag Gully and kill the almighty Scar. And even then, you might not get it as Scar may not drop it upon dying! And that means you need to go at it with a zillion other Scars until you find the one with it. But what do you know, it’s a dunsel. The damage quotient is minimal and the horizontal blue waves are just for show.
2. Bowcaster (Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy)
Practically an invitation to get your Robin Hood rocks off, nevertheless, caution must be exercised when using this weapon in Jedi Academy. Why? Because it’s only ammunition is a sort of pathetic, harmless green laser! Useful to confuse your enemies, but to kill them? Not so much.
3. Teddy Bear (Prince of Persia: Warrior Within)
Notwithstanding the out-of-placeness of a teddy bear in the Prince of Persia universe, it is pretty much the ultimate red herring. Neatly tucked away in a hidden annexe of one of the game’s levels, requiring you to really look for it, it does nothing but heal you! Which water can do anyway.
4. Klobb (GoldenEye 007)
The Klobb gun is quite likely the ugliest weapon in GoldenEye. Loud and bulky, shooting straight is near impossible with the gun and gets you attention from the guards patrolling the facility! Ironically, the gun was named after game developer Ken Lobb, who was instrumental in creating the game. What a crap tribute.
5. Assault Rifle (The Last of Us)
Finally, this entry may seem a bit misleading. Rifles are big and powerful, obvi! But only if you’re playing Call of Duty. In the Last of Us, stealthiness is a virtue, and a rifle is loud. Put two and two together, and the results are in: better grab a bow and arrow instead.