Top 5: Chainsaws in Video Games
Editor's Note: This is certainly a unique list for the Halloween season.
Few weapons in video games are as terrifying as the chainsaw. First finding popularity after the classic slasher flick The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this common logging tool has become a staple in the horror genre both in movies and games.
If you're going to put the fear of God into someone, just rev up that engine and watch them scramble. On the flip side, few things can make you soil your pants than seeing a maniac whipping one around at you.
Considering how close we are to Halloween, this would be a perfect moment to look back at the best uses of this iconic symbol of "gorror". This is the top 5 video game chainsaws!
5. The Chainsaw in Doom
We start off with the "grandaddy" of all video game chainsaws; the one found in Doom! This powerful melee weapon can be picked up at the very beginning of the first stage (as shown in the above video). It's simple but powerful especially in the right hands. Those ghouls from Hell weren't quite expecting this!
4. The Ripper in Dead Space (series)
The Dead Space franchise is well-known for its gore and gruesome deaths. That's why bringing along the chainsaw-like Ripper was a no-brainer when you've got to cut off a limb or two. The unique aspect of this weapon is that the primary fire will hold out a spinning blade to help keep some distance. The alternative fire will actually shoot out these at high velocity for some delightful dismembering.
3. Dr. Salvador's Chainsaw in Resident Evil 4
Time to turn the tables! This infamous enemy from Resident Evil 4 is known for his obvious appreciation of Leatherface and one hit kills. Dr. Salvador will attempt to run right up to you, chainsaw in hand, before swinging for your neck in a bloodcurdling battle cry. Don't let this man get close or it's "heads up"!
2. Paddlesaw in Dead Rising 2
What's better than a chainsaw? How about two chainsaws? No? Well then how about two chainsaws strapped on each side of a double-sided kayak paddle? That's the very nature of this improvised artillery in Dead Rising 2. It's one of the most fun and powerful combo weapons you can create that's a sure hit with crowds of the undead!
1. Lancer in Gears of War (series)
Anyone who played the Gears of War games have had a run-in or two with this bayonette of death. Part machine gun and part chainsaw, the Lancer is an exceptional weapon that is a must for any anti-Locust arsenal. The scary part too is that even if you hear someone "let 'er rip", it may already be too late!
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No Jack Cayman Chainsaw Arm? For shame!
Ain't that the truth!
No love for Juliet Starling's chainsaw? CHAINSAW BLASTER!!!
Madworld Chainsaw should had been number one.
Ash's chainsaw from the evil dead series, They were evil dead games.
I feel like the chainsaw from Left 4 Dead 2 would have worked, but I was just looking out for the Lancer.
Missing the retractable chainsaw or the double chainsaw from Madworld. Those were one hit kills and it felt so damn satisfying to rip through your enemies in a single strike.
i wonder if there will ever be that ironic situation where a zombie comes chasing after you with a chainsaw
What about Jack's chainsaw arm in Madworld, or the double chainsaw from the same game?
This just reminds me of how Craig butchered the tree in his front yard.
Wors of caution for those who consider this a potent zombie killer; it's noisy, heavy, requires a considerable amount of fuel, and if the chain breaks or you slip, it may end up slicing into you instead.
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I really like the chainsaw in Splatterhouse too.
Reminds me to buy a chainsaw in case a zombie apocalypse happens. Probably the only reason I'd use it also.