For some odd reason I’ve been thinking about which videogames out there have the best shotguns in their arsenals. I thought long and hard, but my one brain cell couldn’t get past the fact that Gears of War has the best shotguns of all-time. When I say shotguns I’m referring to the traditional Gnasher, and the latest and greatest instagibber, the Sawed-Off. I really can’t think of another shooter that has a better set of short range weapons than Gears of War.
The thrill of pulling out your shotty in the midst of a clusterf*ck is unparalled. There’s nothing like turning your enemy, or multiple enemies, into a pile of blood and guts with one trusty pull of the trigger. Some Gears fans may disagree with me on the Sawed-Off, but that slow moving hand cannon is something to admire as well. How can you not love a gun that can afford you a Quintuple kill with one shot? F*cking pwnage!
If I did have to rank the best shotguns in a videogame my list would go: Gnasher (GOW), Sawed-Off (GOW), Multi-barrel shotty (Bulletstorm), Shotty (Halo). I really can’t think of another game that showcases a life stopping shotgun like GOW. I mean even Bulletstorms’ franken-shotty pales in stopping power to the Gears of War dynamic duo. I think these tools are what make Gears of War Multiplayer so engaging to me. They cause you to focus on the mano y mano aspect of a gun fight, where in other games, players can sti back and cherry pick people with some p*ssy a*s assault rifle rather than get up close and personal like a real man. I enjoy the feeling that it’s just me and my shotty versus my enemy and his shotty. No other game has that feeling that I know of.
I’m sure my opinions will rub some fanboy the wrong way, but I just can’t think of another game out there with a more powerful and fun to use shotgun than Gears of War. The GOW shotties are in a league of their own, and everyone else is in second place. If you don’t believe me just take a gander at some footage of these life enders in action down below. Please offer up any other examples you may have in the comments section as well. You’ve been challenged…
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