BFG 9000

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BFG 9000
Game series Doom series
First game Doom (1993)
Designed by Adrian Carmack
Kevin Cloud

The BFG 9000 is a fictional futuristic weapon. It is found in the Doom video game series. The BFG 9000 is a very large, solid metal gun. It shoot balls of green plasma. It is the most powerful weapon in the games. The BFG 9000 can destroy almost any player or enemy in one hit. Quake II and Quake III Arena pay homage to the BFG 9000 with weapons called the BFG10K. The Quake III Arena version works differently than the BFG 9000. It shoots many small plasma beams very quickly instead of one large ball. This means the BFG 9000 causes much more damage in a single hit than the Arena BFG10K.

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The abbreviation "BFG" stands for "Big Fucking Gun". This is the name is was given in Tom Hall's first Doom design document. In the Doom II user manual, BFG is said to stand for "Big Fuckin Gun". In the Doom movie, it is named the "Bio Force Gun" but "Big Fucking Gun" is said when the gun is first seen). The Quake II manual says BFG stands for "Big, uh, freakin’ gun".

Critical reception[change | change source] list the BFG 9000 at number two on their Top 50 Video Game Weapons of All Time. They say the weapon is "marvelous and complex, and we should not hesitate to put this weapon down in history as one of the best."[1] X-Play listed it as number one on their Top 10 Badass Weapons list. They said that the BFG 9000 was "not as fancy as the gravity gun" but it was the first weapon that "really made us swoon".[2] IGN editor Tom McNamara listed the BFG as one of the ten best weapons in video games. He placed it at number ten on his list.[3] listed it as number one on their list of Top Ten Video Game Weapons. They said "Do you really need a reason why this tops the list?"[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Top 50 Video Game Weapons of All Time. Retrieved on 2008-12-17
  2. X-Play's Top 10 Badass Weapons: Part 2. G4. Retrieved on 2008-12-25
  3. McNamara, Tom (2006-02-28). Top 10 Tuesday: Tom's Favorite Videogame Weapons. IGN. Retrieved on 2008-12-31
  4. Top 10 Video Game Weapons. Retrieved on 2009-01-30

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