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Favourite melee weapons in FPS games?

Post by Megamixer » Wed May 24, 2017 12:36 pm

Mine is probably that plasma sword from Halo. I used to forget about using guns for a while and see how well I could do with only this awesome thing :)

Honourable mentions go to the riot shield from Urban Chaos and the brick from Timesplitters.

What favourites do everybody else have?
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Post by DPrinny » Wed May 24, 2017 1:36 pm

Chainsaw DOOM and its alts, it comes into its own in some versions, Brutal DOOM it locks onto a target then zips to the next, it can also stunlock some hellspawn

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Post by Sel Feena » Wed May 24, 2017 1:49 pm

^ Was gonna ask if the Berserk powerup counts, punching demons into a splattery mess is always great

Also the iconic crowbar in Half Life, feels good to swing, like it has weight to it
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Post by outdated_gamer » Wed May 24, 2017 4:14 pm

Shadow Warrior's katana swordfighting is extremely enjoyable and in general I can only recommend the game to those looking for a more melee focused FPS. Otherwise can't go wrong with Hexen and Witchaven, both old school FPS games focused on cold, close range weapons (Witchaven a bit more than Hexen which has many projectile weapons too). The light saber in Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy wasn't shabby either and the first F.E.A.R. and Mirror's Edge deserve a mention too (and maybe Halo also). And the chainsaw in Doom.

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Post by SJ_Sathanas » Wed May 24, 2017 5:05 pm

Scythe, Clive Barker's Undying. Finally, rather than backing off and shooting those damn Howlers I can charge and mix it up with them!

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Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Wed May 24, 2017 6:09 pm

crowbar from Half Life, one of the most iconic weapons in gaming.

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Post by silvergunner » Wed May 24, 2017 11:20 pm

Chainsaw from DOOM. Nuff said.

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Post by Analog » Thu May 25, 2017 6:46 am

the gauntlet in quake is probably my favourite ,I found its quite a job to frag someone in multiplayer with it.
just trying to remember if bushido blade had a first person mode? you got a great sense of how deadly the sword was from that game due to the injury system.
do the glory kills in the latest doom count? they are close quarters, they seem very satisfying to pull off, good reward based system.
if I can include a third person game i'd add in left 4 dead, really good fun with the melee weapons in that game.

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Post by ArchaicKoala » Thu May 25, 2017 8:28 am

As already said by may, the Chainsaw in doom is the most satisfying for myself closely followed by the Impact Hammer in Unreal Tournament :twisted:

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Post by kebabinho » Thu May 25, 2017 10:25 am

has to be the chainsaw from doom. love the sound it makes too

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Post by Negative Creep » Thu May 25, 2017 10:28 am

Duke's Mighty Foot. For some reason I've always found the idea of someone being able to run at full speed whilst kicking aliens to be amusing
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Post by stayAwhile » Thu May 25, 2017 11:35 am

call of duty's knife
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Post by SwitchIsRetro » Sat May 27, 2017 6:36 pm

Hard to beat a classic sword, that's why it's been in so many games.

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Post by SJ_Sathanas » Sun May 28, 2017 5:46 am

I like the hammer in Halo 3, too. It had a small AOE so was fun getting Flood to bunch together before smashing them into bits! The enemy Brutes also reacted when they saw you carrying it: I came round a corner and one asked
"who lost a hammer?"
I thought that was a clever touch.

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Re: Favourite melee weapons in FPS games?

Post by gunbladelad » Sun May 28, 2017 8:58 am

Gonna have to be sneaky here and say Combat Knife in Perfect Dark. Stab them to death in multi and quickly throw the knife into the body before the player respawns for some right nasty side effects (poisons them to the point where a passing breeze will kill them again)

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