In any video game, the main character is often equipped with a weapon that helps him achieve his objectives. One of these weapons includes the sword, which for us, is the coolest weapon a character could ever possess.
Aside from being able to wield these swords in-game, sword replicas, either made out of foam or stainless steel, are available too. This makes it possible to wield your favorite video game swords even in real life.
In this article, we will present the coolest swords that ever existed in video games. This list will include some of the most popular ones and some that you may not even heard of before.
Blade of Olympus – God of War
With God of War Ragnarok coming out, we simply could not skip past the most popular sword in the God of War universe.
The Blade of Olympus is arguably one of the most powerful weapons in the series. Its devastating power is observed when Zeus used this sword in the Great War, banishing the Titans to Tartarus (the underworld).
The sword has a long and wide blade with a unique neck imbued with the energy of Zeus. It is wielded in one hand by the God of War, Kratos, who slayed countless enemies throughout the game. Hopefully, we can see this sword in the upcoming game too.
Time Piercing Sword – Sword Art Online
The Time Piercing Sword (also called the Time Splitting Sword) is used by Bercouli Synthesis One, the Integrity Knight’s leader. Before this, this sword was originally a system clock left in the underworld to regulate and control time.
With the nature of this sword, Bercouli’s opponents have a hard time knowing when he will attack next as he wields a weapon that can cut through different passages of time, either the past or the future.
Although the Sword Art Online video games did not entirely receive good reviews, using this sword in-game was a blast. Why? Well, who wouldn’t want to play with time and be able to hack and slash through your enemies’ flesh in both the past and the future? Satisfying, if you ask me!
Aerodnight – The Witcher
The Witcher is a fantasy action, role-playing game (RPG) with more than 99% positive ratings, making it the most famous video game today. Just in this series alone, a plethora of amazing swords could very well be considered for this list.
However, players who witnessed The Witcher games from the beginning would have to agree that the Aerodnight is the most remarkable sword in the entire franchise.
The story behind the Aerodnight is that the Lady of the Lake comes forth and presents you with it. As the story progresses, you lose the sword, only to later find it in the latest Witcher game. This sword isn’t all that powerful on its own, but it has special abilities that once mastered, will make you the most powerful witcher of them all.
Buster Sword – Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy has a legendary selection of swords like the Masamune, Excalibur, Ragnarok and the list goes on. However, the sword that is a fan-favorite and most recognizable for all Final Fantasy gamers is the Buster Sword.
The Buster sword is a big weapon with a wide blade. This double-edged straight sword is mostly used by Cloud Strife, the protagonist of the game. Although the design is simple, its functionality in-game is commendable. Wielding the sword allows players to attack enemies with very fast strikes in every direction.
With these aspects, this sword deserves a spot as one of the coolest swords in the gaming genre. Also, it had such a prominent influence in the industry that you can see the sword even in Mario games.
Soul Edge – Soul Calibur
The Soul Edge was once just a regular type of sword, believe it or not. However, after having gone through heavy bloodshed, it gradually started to become alive until a demonic soul called Inferno now resides within. With time, it grew to look like the monstrous sword we know of it today.
According to stories, whoever uses this sword will get their mind taken over by Inferno, causing the user to lose control of themselves. Also, if the wielder dies, the Soul Edge will engulf their soul.
In Soul Calibur, players can use this sword for slashing and striking enemies. This is a very fascinating experience since you are hitting your opponents with a pretty much living, demonic sword!
Aside from the interesting lore, its iconic look is more than enough to award this a spot in our list!
Master Sword – The Legend of Zelda
Master Sword is a magical weapon that can cause a huge amount of damage to almost any foe in The Legend of Zelda universe. This sword is also dubbed the “Sword of Purity”, meaning a pure heart is required to be able to wield it.
This weapon is a double-edged sword with a distinct guard that makes it easily recognizable for Zelda gamers. In the game, players can use the sword to slash enemies and throw it like a boomerang. The animation of using it in-game is also fantastic.
This sword is a popular weapon that everyone grew up with. With time, the story surrounding it is enriched with the lore in-game that every player would come to love.
Frostmourne – World of Warcraft
Frostmourne is a famed weapon that is said to contain a dark evil. There is a lot of history behind this sword, most of it is related to the Lich King. Arthas, who serves as the Lich King’s vessel, now has this greatsword.
With this sword in Arthas’ possession, he is considered an extremely dangerous enemy. This is due to the ability of the sword that is said to imprison the souls of its opponents. Meanwhile, the blade itself is beautifully crafted as it is inscribed with runes.
The Frostmourne is the sword from the Warcraft series making it a notable weapon. Although you aren’t able to use it in-game, this sword is at par with other famed swords in terms of the richness of its lore.
Energy Sword – Halo
Probably the most iconic sword known by everyone in the first-person shooter (FPS) video games is the Energy Sword from Halo.
The Energy Sword (also called plasma sword) has two blades that you’re able to wield in-game with one hand. It can be used for sneaking one-shot kill damage or simply, bashing your enemies into smithereens.
A striking feature of the sword is its blades that are infused with energy which allows for it to have high attack power. Aesthetic-wise, the blue hue of these blades is a really cool factor. This aspect probably is the reason as to why this sword is most suited in cosplays.
The Frayed Blade – Dark Souls 3
This next sword reserved a spot in our list just with its sheer looks alone. This sword that looks like it is withering away is the famed Frayed Blade of Dark Souls 3.
The Frayed Blade is a two-handed sword with a very low durability in-game due to it being eaten by the insects of the deep. Despite the low durability, the attack power of this sword is commendable since a lot of damage can be dealt to an opponent if the player manages to land a hit.
The lore behind this sword is that it was heavily used by the Pontiff Knights, who are frigid spirits in the world of Dark Souls that haunt the living in enormous castle areas. This sword is also known to be wielded by the High Lord Wolnir, a skeleton lord that came back from the dead. You’ll be able to encounter this opponent in-game.
Raiden’s Katana – Metal Gear Series
Raiden’s katana is a devastating weapon that has taken down a ton of enormous enemies: both machines and monsters alike. It is known for its distinct red color and wide blade.
In-game, players will witness the coolest attack moves from this sword compared to any other sword available in Metal Gear. With this katana, you will be hacking and slashing over 50 times in a second. It is extremely convenient and satisfying to use.