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  • CookiMonster453 - March 10, 2014 8:29 p.m.

    You guys missed the shotgun from GTA V!! It is absolutely LETHAL at long range and looks badass when it's carried by Michael or Trevor!! :D
  • GuilhermeHFA - October 29, 2013 6:30 a.m.

    What about the shotgin from Resistance 3 that put enemies on fire when leveled up??? it was awesome to kill with it since the begining, but on level 3, blasting enemies while burning at the same time....? EPIC!
  • EdDeRs1 - October 28, 2013 2:22 p.m.

    this makes me sad there has never been a good Evil Dead game, after all Bruce Campbell is the man who made shotguns cool, after all, it is his Boomstick
  • mothbanquet - October 26, 2013 6:35 a.m.

    I echo the call for L4D's auto-shotty!!
  • yfbc - October 26, 2013 4:21 a.m.

    The original Doom shotgun; what a beast! The one shotgun you have, criminally, missed out from your list is the Combat Shotgun from Fallout 3. Coupled with VATs.... limbs become a distant memory.
  • Waldo - October 25, 2013 5:28 p.m.

    I liked using the shotgun and supershotgun in Team Fortress. Nice range, good sound and cool reload animations. Plus getting a kill with it was rewarding in a game where guys spawned with chain guns, flamethrowers and rocket launchers.
  • CitizenWolfie - October 25, 2013 10:39 a.m.

    All hail the boomstick! I can still hear the thump of the Duke Nukem shotgun in all its MIDI glory.
  • matt-bailey-kelly - October 25, 2013 4:05 a.m.

    nothing about half lifes shotgun tsk
  • KidKatana - October 25, 2013 3:21 a.m.

    An article about shotguns by Hooters that doesn't mention Half-life 2? Incredible. I would say the best thing about the gun was how you got it - you fight your way up onto a bleak rooftop and then a crazy priest chucks it across to you after blasting some xenomorph felt like getting a Zelda item. But that's obviously not the best thing. The best thing about every gun in Half-life 2 is the noise they make.
  • patrick-edward - October 25, 2013 12:45 a.m.

    GTA 5 - assault shotgun is the best gun i've ever used in a video game
  • GOD - October 24, 2013 11:07 p.m.

    First off from Ratchet and Clank, the Sonic Eruptor may be more recent and quirky, but the Blitz Gun from Going Commando is superior because of it's raw efficiency. It just fired from a square grid of gun barrels giving you the most brilliant and simultaneously most blunt in terms of concept shotgun ever. You want a shotgun that shoots two barrels in a spray in front of you? Why not 16 barrels? The Blitz Gun is for you. Secondly, I see lots of Xbox exclusive games having there shotguns being brought up.... in fact just about every Xbox exclusive series has a shotgun here. That's fine, but what about all the lovely shotties from Sony's shooters? The Rossmore from Resistance 2 or the Sawed Off from Uncharted 3?
  • bang1221 - October 24, 2013 9:47 p.m.

    I would have to say Half Life and Half Life 2 shotgun would make the list for me and the flak cannon from UT. Definitely agree with Doom/Doom 2 and Resident Evil 4 couldn't have made it through half of those games without the shotgun.
  • archnite - October 24, 2013 10:07 p.m.

    I second the Half Life 2 shotty and raise the Rossmore from Resistance 3, it shot molten fire like a belching dragon and was so pretty.
  • WrathLord03 - October 24, 2013 8:47 p.m.

    It wasn't a particularly great gun, sound-wise or attack-wise, but the irony of calling a shotgun a Peacemaker surely wasn't lost on the guys who made Red Faction: Guerrilla. And it looked great, like a smaller version of the M45D (not that I've ever used it). I'm pretty sure I've heard the name elsewhere, though, so maybe it wasn't their idea. And automatic shotguns are awesome, but if I had to pick one, it'd have to be the one you get late into Spec Ops: The Line. It was a damn powerhouse, it felt like an LMG with shotgun rounds, and they were explosive, just to top it all off. A complete game-changer, especially on FUBAR. Max Payne 3's dual sawnoffs were fun to play around with for a while, but it wasn't so much the guns that were great - rather, Max's awesomeness rubbing off onto them. Also, honourable mention to Metro's Shambler. Great concept, extremely badass to reload as you hefted the gun around, but the sound design and impact of the shot was lacking.
  • Eightboll812 - October 24, 2013 7:14 p.m.

    Far Cry 2 USAS-12, also known as the auto-shotty
  • Swedish_Chef - October 24, 2013 5:32 p.m.

    This list is missing the flak cannon from Unreal Tournament, the explosive round shotgun in GTA IV The Ballad of Gay Tony and Metal Slug's SHAWTGUN!
  • pinoklin - October 25, 2013 8:49 a.m.

    ah i forgot about metal slug, the shotgun is actually my favorite weapon in it. it fires a very literal HUGE cone of pure death.
  • lucas-nutkins - October 24, 2013 4:28 p.m.

    I love the idea that it's called Hitman: Bloody Money, whether intentional or not.
  • GR_LucasSullivan - October 24, 2013 3:37 p.m.

    (in the autotuned voice of T-Pain) SHOTTAIEY!
  • g1rldraco7 - October 24, 2013 3:25 p.m.

    The boneduster always makes me smile in Bulletstorm. Where would we be without shotguns? Probably dead.

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