IGN posted a list of the top 100 video game weapons, listing everything from a rocket launcher in the Halo games to the Portal Gun from Portal games. But which weapon did they choose for the top spot? Only our very own Master Sword of course!

Citing its illustrious history and the multiple ways it was integrated into each successive Zelda game, IGN explains why the Sword of Evil’s Bane is deserving of such an honor. And we couldn’t agree more!

What do you think? Does the Master Sword deserve to be considered the number one video game weapon of all time? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: IGN

  • Lucius Optimus

    You bet it's the best! Thanks IGN

  • Banooru

    Hee hee…

    I was disappointed they didn't have any other Zelda items in the list. They did have a Poke'ball though!

    Master Sword definitely deserves the top spot!

    • clubchloe1

      A Poke ball? A Poke ball isn't even a weapon 😛

      • That's like saying a gun isn't a weapon. But what comes OUT of the gun? Alrighty, so what comes out of a PokeBall? 😉

        • Ashmic

          nice response 😮 !! im not being sarcastic

        • McGuirk

          Bleh, it's more like saying a Gun Safe isn't a weapon. Or perhaps a holster?

  • badwolf16

    I think it's a bit annoying when it says it's "the sword of evil's bane." My preference though.

    • Casual Vader

      Why? That's what Rauru calls it when you first talk to him in Ocarina of Time.

    • Mucho

      That's because it's not the "sword of evil's bane!" It's the BLADE of evil's bane! Can't forget that alliteration. 😉

  • Fire Flower > Master Sword.

    • clubchloe1

      The Master Sword is NOTHING like a Fire Flower!!!! >:(

    • LolWHUT

      A fire flower runs out of, uh…fire, eventually, and Mario doesn't even keep one for an extended amount of time. It's more like a temporary defense than an actual weapon, by any means. The Master Sword however, is the blade of evil's bane. OF EVIL'S BANE, I tell you! I don't really see how your local flammable petunia can compete with the only sword capable of expelling evil, not to mention the fact that it seems to be rather indestructible.

  • Trixi

    The Master Sword is totally deserving of the spot, at least as far as I'm concerned. It stands out as a weapon for both the design and the story behind it, rather than for the amount of blood it can draw in a minute.

    I gave up trying to read that list after finding a comment that was basically "If you had the chance to trade the Master Sword for an epic, one-hit-kill sword that made awesome explosions when things died you'd totally do it". Some people don't get the idea you don't need explosions, machine-guns and chainsaws out the wazzoo to make a good weapon. Or a good game for that matter.

  • Sanity's_Theif

    I couldn't imagine anything other than the Master Sword as top spot

  • ijuin

    Part of what makes the Master Sword so important and iconic is that it is a key part of the series' mythology. Many other weapons are awesome and even emblematic of their series, but the Master Sword is literally a legend, an item that is quested for by every version of Link who has to face Ganondorf.

  • mattj

    The great fairy sword was so much cooler.

    • heroofmasks

      sadly it was in 1 game only

      • Banooru

        They should put it in Smash Bros. ! ! !

      • Keimori

        2 games actualy, if you count Soul Caliber 2 that is.

  • GorCoronSumo

    My favorite is and will always be Demise's Anti-Master Sword.

    • Banooru

      Fabulous Meter:

      Debbie > Fi

  • HiyaHeya

    Well, duh it deserved the number one spot. There shouldn't even be a competition.

  • kirbyy9

    Honostly I do not agree the top spot totally should have been the boomerang enimes are so terrified of it when it comes near the the are scared stiff

  • I'm honored to have the weapon in my avatar be IGN's top pick.

  • Keimori

    I agree wholeheartedly with this, although, did anyone else just skip over most of the list because they can all be summed up as "it’s a gun that goes BOOM!"


    Yes I have to agree. Although Demise's sword is EPIC, nothing can compare to the Blade of Evil's Bane itself. It not only looks great but has a great background as well. It's not just a weapon, it's part of the games' story. Thank you IGN.

  • TrustMe101

    Meh, I'd rather have a Portal gun! 8D

  • I would have to agree, the master sword is epic