You’re sitting in your room, playing one of your favorite games and realize that you’re nearly finished with the game. You decide to start doing those side quests you’ve been putting off in order to focus on the main storyline. You complete a few with ease, as your character is stronger than most of the enemies in the game at this point. Time goes on as you grind out the few remaining quests until you receive an item so overwhelmingly powerful that it makes your jaw drop with awe. If only you had the weapon the entire time you’d been playing the game. If only you had taken the extra time to flesh out the side stories the game had to offer. Here are some of the most rare and powerful items in recent video game history, and how to get them.

10. Thunderfury (World of Warcraft)

These lightning infused swords used to be the strongest weapon in World of Warcraft. But the game has been available to play since 2004, allowing the game to evolve and develop over time, making the swords less desirable today. In order to obtain this weapon, you must go through a litany of quests, as one boss simply wouldn’t be enough work for a weapon this powerful. You are to start a quest chain that takes you on the journey of finding the imprisoned elemental prince, Thunderaan. Once you find him, which is no easy task, you must set an elemental god free and kill it. Once you have completed the exceedingly long quest chain and defeat the elemental god, you are rewarded with the Thunderfury for your troubles. Easy right?

9. Blades of Exile (God of War 3)

God of War 3, one of the most innovative, gory, and all around immersive games of 2010. But, let’s get back to the point. The Blades of Exile aren’t exactly the most difficult weapons in the game to obtain, however their sheer power is why they made this list. The weapons offer the player an improved move set that allows for quicker and more powerful attacks against the enemy, making it the best choice out of the three options available when choosing your main blades for the game. Though there are other options in blades, when compared to the Blades of Exile, they seem almost obsolete as far as making a choice goes. How do you get these blades, you ask? Just play the game, they are offered to the player by Athena when she is in Astral Form near the beginning of the game.

8. Golden Gun (Golden Eye 007)

If you had this stylish weapon unlocked when your friends came over to play games, you were the coolest kid in the neighborhood. You also probably weren’t playing much because they wanted to try out the cool gun they couldn’t figure out how to obtain. The Golden Gun is a match made in heaven for the always nostalgic Golden Eye 007 game, as it emulates a stylish and old fashioned piece that has the ability to one-shot enemies. The gun is blatantly overpowered and kind of ruins the game as far as realism goes, but it is fun for the first ten minutes as you single-tap enemies with ease, feeling like the assassin you were made to be. Obtaining the weapon is one of the more difficult tasks in gaming history, as players are expected to solve an intricate puzzle in the Tile Room with no clues to aid in solving it. Good luck.

7. The Monarch (Borderlands 3)

I can’t say that I’ve had the opportunity to wield this beast of a gun on my own profile, however I have tried using it on a friends account and my experience was nothing short of explosive. Obtaining the weapon is based purely on luck, as the Borderlands series is known for their randomly generated loot system. The loot system used here is nice at times, as it makes seemingly unimportant quests contain value. However, this isn’t always the case because random is, well, random, making it hard to gauge whether anything is really worth fighting for in the game. As far as how the gun operates, it’s pretty standard (if assault rifles had the range of a sniper and the damage of a barrel-to-the-chest shotgun). Overall, the gun makes the game easy and fun. Definitely something to grind for, but luck is needed to find this diamond in the rough.

6. Gatling Gun (Resident Evil 5)

A Gatling gun vs. Uroboros infected zombies? I’d say that’s fair. Seriously, if you haven’t tried this game and are looking for an action filled adventure that has plenty of twists and turns, Resident Evil 5 is calling your name. While the game doesn’t possess the scare feature that previous titles do, there are still some pretty disturbing scenes in the game so beware. As far as this ridiculous machine gun wielded by an overly jacked Chris Redfield goes, its an absolute unit in regard to its stopping power. This weapon makes giant, terrifying boss fights seem like child’s play. It’s a literal cheat code. To get your hands on this weapon, all you have to do is complete the game on any difficulty and fully upgrade the VZ61 (a submachine gun comparable to the Skorpion in Call of Duty: Black Ops).

5. Scarab Gun (Halo 2)

If you’re a fan of alien guns with nearly incomprehensible properties, the Scarab Gun from Halo 2 is probably on your list of all time favorite weapons; that is, if you were able to figure out how to get your hands on it. The gun shoots a turquoise beam of light that decimates anything in its path and had the ability to explode manmade and alien-made vehicles alike on contact. How do you obtain this otherworldly weapon? It requires a bit of skill and the mindset of a daredevil as you have to fly through a tunnel full of enemies that have to ability to one-shot you with rockets in the Metropolis level of the game. If you’re skilled, or lucky, enough to make it through the tunnel in one piece, all you have to do is fly upward to the cliff where the Scarab Gun resides and pick it up. Happy hunting.

4. Foam Finger (Dead Space 2)

This weapon is more comedic than it is deadly, however it still holds its spot as the most powerful weapon in Dead Space 2. The gun features comedic effects as all you have to do is aim and shoot what seems to be telekinetic powers that implode enemies on contact. While there are no cool shooting animations equipped with the Foam Finger, the enemy explosion and hilarious “pew pew’s” that come from the main character make the gun an all around good time to use. Obtaining this weapon is extremely difficult, however, as the Foam Finger can only be unlocked if and when the user completes the game on the Hardcore difficulty. For you seasoned gaming veterans out there, this may seem like a slight task, however you are only allowed three saves for the entirety of the playthrough. So good luck.

3. Alien Blaster Pistol (Fallout 4)

If you’ve played Fallout 4 and have never heard or used the Alien Blaster Pistol, it’s probably because you couldn’t find it in the first place. The gun is powerful, however there are still better and more efficient guns in the world of Fallout 4 to use. The Alien Blaster Pistol, when found, comes with a handful of ammunition (and I mean a handful, you barely get any and getting more is nearly impossible), making the weapon something you save for the sake of rarity. Obtaining this weapon requires the player to be at least level 20 and involves some blind luck in stumbling across a weird trail of alien goop. If you follow this trail in the right direction, you will find a cave. Once you enter the cave, there will be a little alien man inside who did not arrive there in peace, as he immediately starts attacking you upon your entrance to the cave. Eliminating him will not only save you from an embarrassing death, but grant you the Alien Blaster Pistol when you loot his body.

2. Unlabored Flawlessness (Ninja Gaiden)

If you have ever had the chance to play this game, then you’ll understand that Ninja Gaiden is one of the hardest titles to ever be released on console. With that being said, obtaining this weapon is no small task; in fact, it’s probably one of the hardest weapons to obtain in video game history. The way you obtain this weapon is grueling as it requires the player to continually use and upgrade the Wooden Sword (until level 7, the upgrades for this weapon do absolutely nothing). However, once the weapon reaches level 7, it becomes the fabled Unlabored Flawlessness. The weapon offers a buff for players who are on the brink of death, giving them a +200% damage rating when their health is at it’s lowest. Wielding this weapon makes you feel like the ninja you’re playing as, a truly masterful weapon to use in the game.

1. P.R.L 412 (Resident Evil 4)

If you can’t tell at this point, I’m a huge fan of the Resident Evil franchise. But even with this bias aside, there is no doubt that the P.R.L. 412 (Plaga Removal Laser) is one of the most overpowered weapons in gaming history. Using the weapon almost seems unfair, as it decimates literally every enemy that the player can see with a single blast. Obtaining the weapon requires tedious and repetitive gameplay, however the end result is absolutely worth the effort. In order to receive the gun, the player must first finish the game on Normal (the only available mode at the start of the game). Once the player finishes their first playthrough, they must beat the game on Professional, which is extremely hard due to the mechanics of the game being tailored to strategy and puzzle-solving rather than action. However, once you finish the game on Professional, you will be able to use the P.R.L. 412 on the following playthrough, that is if you are still up to play the game all over again.

Were you surprised by any of the items on this list? Maybe you haven’t heard of some or any of these. Or, perhaps you have another item in mind that didn’t make this list. Whatever the case may be, let me know what you think in the comments below. I look forward to hearing from you. See you next week.


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