Guns, swords and an assortment of explosives are the bread and butter of any good action game. After all, this is an industry dominated predominantly by shooters - whether they're tongue in cheek ones about squid kids firing paint at each other or gritty modern military blockbusters - and they're only as good as the weapons players are allowed to wield.
The most memorable games, then, offer something illustrious players haven't seen before. They throw out the dusty old assault rifles and pack up the pistols, instead letting their imagination go wild with crazy contraptions that make defeating enemies a total dream.
Some take this idea of total anarchy to the next level, though, including today's list sponsor and inspiration for this article, Destroy All Humans!
Destroy All Humans is a series that prides itself on the weird and wonderful creations you get to terrorise the whole of humanity with, and it's back for another instalment in the form of a highly anticipated remake of PS2 smash-hit!
The game has been completely rebuilt from the ground up, with snazzy new graphics, but retains all of the craziness that made it such brilliant fun and a true cult classic.
Players will be able to wreak havoc across the Earth once again on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, with the game out now.