Favourite Shotgun in FPS's

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#1 Posted by Grambyte (166 posts) -

Here I am again with the same question. What's your favourite shotgun from any FPS? The one you still remember till this day since it was so awesome to shoot with?
For me that's the shotgun from Halo 2 without a doubt. I loved the shoot & melee to get death puppet technique.

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#2 Posted by Hero_Swe (1307 posts) -

Easy. SSG from Doom 2.
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#3 Posted by JoyfullOFrockets (1206 posts) -

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#4 Posted by Nightriff (7181 posts) -

Doom Shotgun:

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Gears of War Sawed Off:

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Goldeneye Shotgun:

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#5 Posted by delta_ass (3807 posts) -

Doom shotgun.

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#6 Posted by Seroth (770 posts) -

The Flack Cannon, easily.

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#7 Posted by BeachThunder (14915 posts) -

My electric scoped shotgun from Borderlands. I suppose its stats aren't that great by endgame standards, but I ended up getting attached to it, so I kept it around.

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#8 Posted by Oldirtybearon (5626 posts) -

The SSG from Doom 2, most definitely. The only thing that's even come close to matching the sheer stopping power of that beast was the sawed-off from Gears 3 (the range was utter shite though).

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#9 Posted by jimi (1149 posts) -

Gears of War Shotgun always felt really powerful. I am also partial to the flak cannon.

Basically anything that gibs whatever you're pointing at.

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#10 Posted by Vinny_Says (5914 posts) -

Fallout 3's Terrible shotgun

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For use against real people in multiplayer, it's the M90 Close Assault Weapon System DTM Series Shotgun, from Halo CE.

It can hold 12 shells, and the player can carry up to 60 more shells for a total of 72 shells. It is more likely to kill a closer ranged enemy as the shotgun is weak on further distanced enemies, the shotgun could also kill nearly any infantry target at point blank range. It even has the capabilities to take on lightly armoured vehicles, such as the Ghost. Players could hold the trigger button down for continuous fire. It reloads more quickly than in Halo 2.


Length: 115 cm

Height: 30 cm

Fires Soellkraft 8 gauge shells at a rate of 1.5 shells per second, each shell contains 15 pellets.

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#14 Posted by Devil240Z (5707 posts) -

Hello... the shotgun is your savior in the early hours of the first couple resident evils. otherwise ive had some pretty sweet ones in borderlands. 1/2.

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#15 Posted by Vextroid (1548 posts) -

Super Shotgun.

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#16 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3053 posts) -

Scattergun from TF2.

I'm runnin' circles around ya!

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#17 Posted by Justin258 (14973 posts) -


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#18 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1267 posts) -

The F.E.A.R. shotgun for me.

Also in honor of Natural Selection 2 releasing, I will also throw out the NS shotgun as well.

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#19 Edited by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

USAS-12 from Soldier of Fortune 2

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#20 Posted by JoeBigfoot (128 posts) -

I don't know about best shotgun but Doom 3's shotgun has to be up there in the most useless stakes.

I always enjoyed defending the flag base with a shotgun in Halo 1 multiplayer.

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#21 Posted by L44 (638 posts) -

Bulletstorm. 4 barrels.

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#22 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2054 posts) -

Doom 2's SSG, no fucking doubt. That is the clear-cut winner.

I am partial to shotguns in nearly every FPS, but the SSg and the regular shotgun from Doom are just key.

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#23 Posted by Tobli (156 posts) -

I love the combat shotgun from left for dead 2.

"This shotgun feels right. It feels real right."

- Ellis

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#24 Posted by ShaggE (8710 posts) -
Always be alt-firing.
Always be alt-firing.
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#25 Posted by bio595 (320 posts) -

I quite like the early shotgun from RAGE.

But hands down my favorite shotgun would be the one I modded to have 0 spread, infinite ammo and as fast as you can click semi-auto fire in Medal of Honor Allied Assault.

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#26 Posted by TwoLines (3614 posts) -

Doom shotgun. Also, Doom 2's double barrel shotgun.

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#27 Posted by Philedius (227 posts) -

The trench gun from Call of Duty 2.

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#28 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

The trench gun from Call of Duty 2.

Yeah. I was going to say either the trench gun from. 2/WaW or the shotgun from Halo.
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#29 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

Doom 3 shotgun

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#30 Posted by TobbRobb (6324 posts) -

ALWAYS BE SHOTGUN IN ALL GAMES! But I really, really like the standard Gears of War shottie "Gnasher?". And my best friend in Quake 3 was always the Shotgun, that one has a special place in my heart.

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#31 Posted by alexl86 (836 posts) -

I'm partial to the Flak Cannon myself. My favorite gun from UT, which is a little odd since I usually don't like shotguns.

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#32 Posted by geirr (3525 posts) -

Doom 1 & 2, including the SSG.

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#33 Posted by Thurmy (10 posts) -

Auto-shotty in CS, nothing like rounding a corner and unloading :)

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#34 Posted by Elazul (1351 posts) -

The two shotguns from Hotline Miami are perhaps the most terrifying in any game.

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#35 Posted by Vod_Crack (937 posts) -


Doom II - Double Barrel

Half-Life 2



F.E.A.R (F.E.A.R. 2's shotgun is fucking shit)

Soldier of Fortune (could be the best)


Duke Nukem 3D

Urban Chaos: Riot Response.

That's all I can think of for now, there's loads of great ones.

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#36 Posted by GERALTITUDE (5961 posts) -

I generally like the sawed off variety. RDR has a good one. TimeSplitters too I think.

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#37 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Doom 2's super shotty has the most iconic shotgun sound, I think.

I really like the feel of the shotguns in Left 4 Dead, especially the Tier 2 versions.

The most fun I've had with a shotgun in recent memory was Spec Ops: The Line, of all games. Up until the midway point where enemies started spawning really far away, I rocked a shotgun the whole time. Icing fools on the other side of cover with blindfire is just so satisfying.

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#38 Posted by Hosstile17 (841 posts) -

The shotgun from the game Black was insane. It was like a sniper rifle.

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#39 Posted by Mirado (2557 posts) -

Easily the SSG. That and the Quake rocket launcher sound are forever ingrained in my head.

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#40 Posted by deactivated-57beb9d651361 (4541 posts) -

@Devil240Z said:

Hello... the shotgun is your savior in the early hours of the first couple resident evils. otherwise ive had some pretty sweet ones in borderlands. 1/2.

Yeah, I'd say for the fact that the shotgun makes you feel a whole lot more secure wandering around the mansion in REmake, I'd give it to that.

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#41 Posted by Vod_Crack (937 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

The most fun I've had with a shotgun in recent memory was Spec Ops: The Line, of all games. Up until the midway point where enemies started spawning really far away, I rocked a shotgun the whole time. Icing fools on the other side of cover with blindfire is just so satisfying.

Yeah that is a good one. Not a FPS but still.

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#42 Posted by Live2bRighteous (345 posts) -

The one from Bodycount. That's actually the only thing that kept me playing the game. Literally one or two shots would blast a wooden wall apart... and the way the physics worked ingame made it even better. When you shot someone in close range, their body would fly back 10-20 feet every time, even if they were behind a wall. Wow, I need to go back and play Bodycount now. lol

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#43 Posted by beepmachine (631 posts) -

Can't believe no one's mentioned this yet, but my favourite shotgun is definitely the one in Team Fortress 2.

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I cut down so many chumps with this beautiful weapon.

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#44 Posted by psylah (2317 posts) -

I loved the Borderlands SMGs that shot like shotguns, with x4 damage.

Do those count?

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#45 Posted by Sauson (583 posts) -

The shotgun from Solider of Fortune. Blowing off limbs has never been so fun

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