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I recently asked the Bitmob staff which game guns they thought were some of the all-time coolest and best.

Stipulations: These had to come from the shooter genre (so Ratchet & Clank weaponry are out), and these had to be unique in some way and not just "good" in a practical sense (in other words: no FAMAS from Modern Warfare 2, no pistol from Halo: Combat Evolved).

Here are some of our picks:

  • BFG (Doom)
  • Spartan Laser (Halo 3)
  • Handheld Portal Device (Portal)
  • Wunderwaffe DG-2 (Call of Duty: World at War)
  • Shrink Ray (Duke Nukem 3D)
  • Hammer of Dawn (Gears of War)
  • Cerebral Bore (Turok 2)
  • Nail Gun (Quake)
  • Gravity Gun (Half-Life 2)
  • Drunk-Missile Launcher (Rise of the Triad)
  • Bullseye (Resistance)
  • GES Bio-Rifle (Unreal Tournament)
  • Land-Shark Gun (Armed and Dangerous)
  • Badger Saw (Postal 3)

Your turn. Give us a short (short!) comment below, and tell us below what's your favorite game gun (something a little unusual, from a shooter — you can pick from the above list or give us a new one) and why this virtual death-dealer does what it does for you. If we get enough decent responses, we'll round them up for an upcoming post on Bitmob.