15 Most Badass Swords in Video Game History
By Lance Cartelli on
1. Keyblade - Kingdom Hearts
Sora's weapon of choice in Disney's Kingdom Hearts franchise. The Keyblade serves two functions: the sword delivers massive damage and--bonus!--opens doors to different Disney worlds.
2. Lightsaber - Pretty Much Any Star Wars Game
No sword collection is complete without the Jedi Knight's tool for battle, the lightsaber. Powered by rare crystals, the laser sword uses a beam of energy to slice through...anything, pretty much.
3. Soul Edge - SoulCalibur
Use the Soul Edge at your own risk. SoulCalibur's incredibly powerful sword has its own soul and can transform depending on who wields the weapon.
4. Blades of Chaos - God of War
Created in the depths of Hades, Kratos' blades are bound to him after pledging his allegiance to Ares, the God of War. Kratos was able to use these lethal blades to eviscerate enemies from a distance or at arm's length.
5. Energy Sword - Halo 2
Playing Halo multiplayer with your friends is all fun and games until you see your enemy wielding this beast. The Energy Sword is by far one of the most deadly weapons in the franchise's storied history.
6. High-Frequency Blade - Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
The HF Blade isn't playable until the end of Metal Gear Solid 2, but Raiden's sword ability is upper echelon as he fights his way through the Big Shell.
7. Rebellion - Devil May Cry
Dante, the hero from Devil May Cry, was impaled by the Rebellion sword in the third entry into the series. But being stabbed by a powerful sword actually helped Dante, giving him the ability to tap into his Devil Trigger.
8. Buster Sword - Final Fantasy VII
Arguably the best game in the Final Fantasy franchise has to have the best sword, right? Right. Who would've thought that someone named after the clouds could carry a sword that looks bigger than his body.
9. Raiden's Katana - Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
In the jump from Metal Gear Solid 2 to Metal Gear Solid 4, Raiden becomes a complete badass. And a big thanks to that is due to Raiden's Katana, which cuts through Metal Gear's like a knife through warm butter.
10. Time Dagger - Prince of Persia
Not only does the Prince of Persia's dagger destroy enemies, but it also holds the power to control time. If only we had such power in real life.
11. Dragon Sword - Ninja Gaiden
The primary weapon used by Ryu, and if you're lucky enough you're able to create the ultimate form, the True Dragon Sword. The True Dragon Sword is one of the most powerful swords in the game.
12. Masamune - Chrono Trigger
You may have heard of the Masamune sword from the Final Fantasy series, but Chrono Trigger on SNES showed the real power of the weapon.
13. Excalibur II - Final Fantasy IX
The Final Fantasy franchise was known for being standalone games, but there is one common theme: Excalibur. In Final Fantasy IX, only Steiner could equip the piece of steel, but it is the most powerful sword in the RPG game.
14. Frostmourne - World of Warcraft
The blade that the Lich King, Ner'Zhul, wielded was destroyed when the new king, Arthas, was defeated. Rumor has it that the Frostmourne was loosely based on King Arthur's Excalibur.
15. Master Sword - Legend of Zelda
Also known by the name the Blade of Evil's Bane, the Master Sword is a recurring legendary weapon in the Zelda franchise. The Master Sword is drawn to heroes who must earn the right to wield it.