Of all the arsenal of video game weaponry,
meted out to combat the enemy hordes, one stands out as the pinnacle: the
Sure, there’s always a new hotness
coming along - various death rays and disintegrators - but the shotgun doesn’t
worry, safe in the knowledge it will never go out of style; it’s the tuxedo of
Simple and devastating, shotguns reward
players who gamble, getting close and personal with enemies in exchange for terrifying
The shotgun laughs at the pinpoint
accuracy required by other weapons. Instead it just asks you to vaguely point
and click in the direction of your foe - and poof - they’re gone!
The games that rightfully celebrate
this wondrous weapon are plentiful, and you can tell when a developer has
lavished love and attention on its design, getting the look, feel, and sound
just right; every pull of the trigger should feel like you’re unleashing a thunderbolt.
Alternatively, some shotguns are disappointing. Even at point-blank range these miserable weapons barely leave a scratch - this is a heinous crime to us shotgun fans!
So, let’s take a look at the games
that have gotten the shotgun right.