10 Video Games That Secretly Give You The Best Weapon At The Beginning

From Assassin's Creed to Devil May Cry, some games give players the best tools from the start.

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At the start of a video game, everything feels new and exciting. There’s the chance to jump into a fresh world, learn how to control a character and take on whatever challenges are thrown your way. Part of what makes playing a game so satisfying is levelling up, whether through gaining new skills or getting access to better weapons.

After slogging through hours of combat, getting to wield a more powerful weapon is an appealing thought. It reflects the effort that has been put in by the player to understand the gaming world. Upgrades keep them motivated and create the opportunity for customisation.

While some games make the player work for their progression, others throw caution to the wind and offer the best weapons from the start. They are the kind of games that invite us to take our foot off the pedal and leap forward with the greatest tools out our disposal.

Whether it’s offering a one-shot killing device or a stylish sword, some games simply want the player to revel in the act of being someone nobody wants to mess with at the beginning.

10. Assassin’s Creed

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When it was first released in 2007, Assassin’s Creed had all the makings of an epic story. Over a decade later, the franchise is still going strong, and a defining part of the series has been the assassination of characters with the hidden blade.

Small, efficient and deadly, the hidden blade is the calling card of the Assassin order, dispatching targets with a single strike. First wielded by Altair Ibn-La’Ahad to kill an unsuspecting guard in a temple, the hidden blade has come to represent everything that makes Assassin’s Creed such a fun series.

Over the years, the hidden blade has received various upgrades, such as housing a gun or being part of a dual set. The weapon has become legendary in the hands of fan favourites like Ezio Auditore Da Firenze, Edward Kenway and Evie Frye. The hidden blade will remain one of the greatest starting weapons in gaming history because of its sheer simplicity.


A published short story writer and owner of thecomicvault.wordpress.com, Jamie Ryder spends his time creating fantasy worlds and rambling about pop culture.