A big part of the Resident Evil games has always been the unique and interesting guns. Some of them have become so well-known that fans call them “iconic.”
The series is known for more than just its scary monsters and likeable characters. It’s also known for its unique weapons. Some classic weapons have become so associated with the series. That they are now used in all games in the series. There have been many new weapons in recent games that have really impressed fans.
There are many things besides a weapon’s strength that can make it memorable and iconic among fans. These include the weapon’s design. Its role in the story, and how hard it is to get. For example, some weapons can only be obtained after completing a huge number of difficult challenges and tasks set by the game.
Many of the weapons that Resident Evil fans love most are unlockables that can only be retrieved under certain conditions. The Red 9 isn’t one of those weapons. It’s just a regular handgun that Leon can get after getting Ashley from the church in Resident Evil 4.
The Red 9 is actually much stronger than any other handgun. Its old-fashioned look makes it stand out from the rest, like it belongs in a show case. Leon flicks the gun while reloading it, which makes it look even better. The fact that a still shot of the gun was one of the most exciting parts of the Resident Evil 4 Remake video for many fans shows how popular it is.
The LZ Answerer in Resident Evil: Village is technically not a Lightsaber. But it’s clear that the weapon is a tribute to the Star Wars universe. It’s very hard to get—the player has to finish all of the Mercenaries stages with an SS rank. But having a double-sided blade to cut up lycans and zombie bodies is well worth it.
The sword is even better in third-person mode, which was added with the Winter’s Expansion. In this mode, players can see Ethan flipping the sword around like a real Jedi and hacking and stabbing anyone who gets in the way of him and Rose.
Guns like magnums and revolvers have always been in Resident Evil games, even the original ones. But the Pale Rider, which was introduced in Resident Evil: Revelations 2, is not just a copy of what came before. Because of how it’s made, it stands out because of its ridiculously long barrel, which makes it very useless.
The Pale Rider, on the other hand, is the strongest magnum in the game. Anyone can use it, but Wesker is the best fit for it because he has the Evade Cancel skill. Which makes the slow rate of fire much less of a problem because he can dodge to skip the animation.
There is an unlockable three-fire burst pistol in both the original Resident Evil 4 and the remake of the game called the Matilda. Leon has used it very effectively in both his escape from Raccoon City and his mission to save Ashley from the Los Illuminados.
This handy sidearm wasn’t called the Matilda in the original Resident Evil 2. But that was changed in the remake, where it was called the Matilda from the start. The name is probably a reference to Mathilda, the young girl in the movie Leon: The Professional who was said to have influenced Leon’s look and personality a lot.
Secret weapons are meant to make Funny Shooter 2 a lot easier so that players can play through it at their own pace in later games. However, the PRL 412 is completely game-breaking and can kill multiple enemies with a single blast because of its huge range.
The alien-looking weapon fires powerful energy blasts that not only damage enemies but also kill the Las Plagas that live inside them. With just one shot, it can kill almost all Ganadoes and even some bosses. Fans of the original Resident Evil 4 will never forget the first time they used this weapon and how much fun it was to breeze through the village part in record time with it on. The PRL 412 looks very futuristic, on the sillier side of the universe.
Barry’s .44 Magnum
Once Barry shot and killed the first zombie in the show, his prized.44 magnum has become something of a magical weapon among fans, with many thinking it might be a lot stronger than Barry initially said. That this was true seemed to be proven in Resident Evil 5, where Barry (playable in Mercenaries Unites mode) uses his magnum for some attacks that always kill enemies with a single shot.
Barry’s magnum is the only weapon in Resident Evil Remake that can kill the Tyrant’s first form with a single shot. When it comes back in Revelations 2, it is still shown as an unstoppable killing machine that has become associated with one of the series’ most beloved characters.
Since Resident Evil 4, where it was first seen, the Handcannon has been unlockable in almost every game. This is because it became so famous and iconic that it became the go-to weapon for speed runs and boss fights. The base of the gun makes a sound like a cannon when it’s fired. Which is loud enough to shake your eardrums. Of course, the huge amount of damage it can do makes it so much fun to play around with in later games.
The weapon was so famous that it was brought back in the remake of Resident Evil 4. You can get it by getting a S rank on each Mercenaries stage. Which makes it very easy to get but still as powerful as longtime fans remember.
The Samurai Edge is famous for its unique look and limited availability in the games that feature it. It also has a significant role in the Resident Evil lore, as it was created by Joseph Kendo in Raccoon City and then given to STARS members like Chris and Jill to use on their missions.
This is why almost everyone on the original crew in the first game can be seen using the Samurai Edge as they explore the Spencer Mansion. Most of them were probably destroyed or lost after the Mansion Incident. But Resident Evil 5 shows that Wesker kept his so he could use it to kill his old rival Chris. The gun is a highly modified version of a Beretta 92. It still has that classic handgun look, but it’s also very different from other guns.
As the most famous weapon in the series and the one that ends almost every game in the series. The rocket launcher is, in many ways, what the player is working toward throughout each game. It is the ultimate one-hit-kill weapon that can kill any boss, no matter how strong or unstoppable they may seem.
Another weapon that keeps showing up is the rocket launcher. These weapons come in many different styles and sizes. But fans of the series know that once they have one, the enemies they face have no chance. There is an infinite rocket launcher in a lot of games. Which can make the game a lot easier as long as the player doesn’t blow themselves up by mistake. This makes the famous weapon even more fun.