Video games have a glorious history of violence. After all, any good narrative involves a protagonist resolving conflict, and how better to dispose of any antagonists or other obstacles except by the proper application of the appropriate weapon?
While the politics and practicality of firearms can be endlessly debated, what cannot be denied is their prominent, crucial role in video games throughout the years. Often, their presence is even the focal point of the title, or the foundation of its gameplay. Whether in providing “coolness factor” or the massive potential for outright destruction, the following are my ten choices for the top guns in retro gaming, in no particular order.