ThatGamingSite has chosen their top five favorite rocket launchers in gaming.
The Crackdown and Halo rocket launchers.....So fun! I wish Half life didn't make my stomach churn. That rocket launcher looks awesome.
You've got to love Resistance 2's LAARK. You can decimate multiple foes swarming an objective with the alternate fire. Edit: although I kinda hate mentioning LAARK with people below crying over it not being on the list.
As cool as the LAARK is, multiple small drunk missiles are nothing new. Play Rise of the Triad =) Nothing revolutionary, but still a sweet gun. There's too many cool rocket launchers to just choose 5.
Fallout 3s Fat man should of been on there, and who can forget the RYNO(all of them) from the R&C series thats like the single best rocket laucher of all time
resistance 2 pulse cannon or laark should have been on here, the fact that you can turn 1 rocket into about 30 mini rockets is new and the pulse cannons secondary fire heat ray thing is also cool for onling pwning
The Laark please...........It is nothing new, its a noob launcher is what it is. And it isn't something you can use all the time, you can only get it through adrenaline in only online play.
didnt know we were only talking about online games, so can you use that Half life2 rocket launcher in it's online ? oh, wait....
Well he didn't say it said online only play, i think he was making a comment off when you do use it online that's the only way to get it.
the laark in rfom was 100 times better than in R2. You could stop it in midair and then fire the mini homing rockets as well as being able to guide it. why oh why did they have to change it???
this list is fail without Resistance rocket launcher
Yes cause everything has to be about the PS3. If PS3 games aren't represented in lists it must be fail, right? Go whine somewhere else.
Um...he probably just really likes the LAARK, like almost everyone else that's actually played the game.
perhaps if you played resistance you wouldnt whine like a bi*ch, and when did i mention anything about ps3 games?
@Soda Popinsky No, it's because the laark is one of the best looking rocket launchers in any game.
Wait, no UT rocket launcher? I'm not a fan of the UT series, but the rocket launcher has a special place in my heart.
Bob Dole agrees, no other rocket launcher lets you fire three rockets at once in a line, spiral, or grenade-like fashon. UT3 FTW!
Thats funny, someone disagreed with you but failed to mention what other rocket launcher that does this. PS3 fanboys is truly amazing, boohoo wheres the LAARK, boohoo i am going to start a blog saying why the LAARK should be #1, boohoo and when i do all the N4G members will stick up for me boohoo.............sniff
fudge the UT3 one, give me the UT one - 6 rockets spread/spiral or nades. Takes about 10 seconds to load though and you can hear it for miles, still there's eomthing gratifying about a 6-rocket lockon & kill that takes out the flag carrier & all his support.
UT's launcher should definitely be on here. Quake's launcher, though...How can you not recognize the first truly 3d rocket launcher? Not only was it a first, but it was awesome to boot!
PS3 and the PC get UT3 first?
Man who would have thought this would have turned into the PS3 fanboys crying about the Laark not being on there. Laark is really nothing special, besides the lark you can only get when using adrenaline boost. When actually UT 2004 and quakes rocket launcher should have made it on there. And UT 2004 rocket launcher fires 4 different ways.
thats in the online in the Resistance2, in Resistance 1 you can just pick it up. They did that so people wouldnt call it the "noob" gun and that they would actually have to earn the points to be able to use it. And wouldnt just run around with it killing person after person, like a noob gun. And anyway, no1 said these were online-only weapons !
Really dood why do you keep stressing that, "no1 said these were online-only weapons !". We heard ya the first time you said it, and i think we all understand that its not online only.
The Halo rocket launcher is "nothing special" either though. It just shoots rockets. The LAARK at least does something different. I don't really see it as a weapon deserving of the top 5 rocket launchers though, and Halo is basically just mentioned due to its popularity. I only give GTA a pass because of the physics in the game. Having a rocket bounce off a windshield is pretty f-ing cool. Red Faction should be on here. The BFG (I believe it was called that) would decimate a huge area. I remember playing multiplayer on the map Warlords, and that gun would pretty much kill everything on half the level. Edit: Actually, reading the rest of the comments made me remember the stop action of the LAARK in Resistance 1. That weapon I could see being on the list. The one in Resistance 2 I didn't particularly see as an award winner.
i just got p*ssed off when people said its nothing different. You call me a fanboy, when i read about 4 comments saying ""The Laark please...........It is nothing new, its a noob launcher is what it is"" etc, now that isnt a fanboy talking is it? So i thought id just give some reasons why the Laark does have some innovation to it and some reasons why the other rocket launchers mentioned dont. But no that makes me a big fanboy by saying a rocket launcher on 1 system has better features than a rocket launcher on another. ""PS3 fanboys is truly amazing, boohoo wheres the LAARK, boohoo i am going to start a blog saying why the LAARK should be #1, boohoo and when i do all the N4G members will stick up for me boohoo.............sniff" " just thought id tag another example of people turning this into a fanboy thing for some users wanting a weapon they think is good on a list. Get over it, you should look at the game itself, just because its on another system doesnt mean everything on it is automatically bad. I have played with the rocket launcher on Halo-alot ! and i really like, but as i said the Laark just has more features that make it more unique (in my opnion). Thats all. Im done..
Personallly I'd have the Fatman or the Experimental MIRV from Fallout3 and the Stinger from any of the MGS games on this list.
They shoulda put the fully automatic rocket launcher from Duke Nukem 3d on here. Forgot what it's called...
I didn't count the Fatman because that is more of a miscellaneous weapon.
I dont know why people are saying the Laark isnt anything special, what exactly does the Halo3 rocket launcher do thats so special ? Can you stop the missile mid air with that rocket launcher and change its trajectory ? Or send it to the middle of a load of people and fire a load of bullets out of the missile before re-aiming with the red lazer and letting it go to blow them up ? Or fire a wave of mini-missiles that each go off and spread out killing all caught in the wave with secondary fire ? ... thought not. Dont say it doesnt do anything new, when most of those dont, i mean the GTA rocket spins on its way to the target, wow! They didnt mention that the framerate goes to like 10-15 FPS when firing at something online in GTA !!
Man you seem awful caught up with the Laark, maybe you shouldn't knock games until you try them. The physics with weapons in halo3 is second none in any game. If you have played it for any period you would realize this. But maybe someday when you get the glasses off. We know this site is 85% ps3 fanboys which is fine but it automatically puts you into the negative when you disagree with them.
Are you actually crying right now? I mean you seem so outraged that some don't care for the laark and it isn't on the top 5 list. If you need someone to talk too, i will lend a ear. Vent some frustrations or whatever.
The Halo rocket launcher is a classic, you just pick it up and use it and it feels so smooth.
Like people have said before, it is just a simple weapon but the way Halo is designed makes it special. If you shoot the rocket in mid-air with a sniper it will explode. If you stick it with a grenade it will explode. I've actually done the following which is throw a grenade under it and when the grenade explodes it launches the rocket in a different direction. If you have a gravity hammer you can hit the rocket in a different direction. Halo's rocket launcher is amazing because it is simple and isn't always an instant kill.
Halo rocket launcher... What are you guys smoking? Maybe Bungie got the physics right, but where's the satisfaction? Where's the technique? Where's the POWER?
I kinda thought that GTA 4 has better physics than halo, but I haven't played halo in a while....
thank goodness they put the gtaIV launcher, it was too good to pass up
Its just some of the best 5 games that happen to have rpgs in them
Was that an insult to Killzone 2? :P
They should of included the LAARK from Resistance one of the best Rocket Launchers in video games...at least IMO it is and I've been playing games since the SNES.:p
I'll say it again, this list is incomplete without the LAARK.
i would care about Laark not make up the top five when you said its nothing new you should show what other games that you can suspend the rocket mid air then you can either re-target or as secondary fire split in 30+ mini rocket for to bombardment....i could say that list is a joke i mean gta4 rpg 7 whats make it so special than the one that have been in more the thousand other games....seriously
Fail - it didnt include the missile/nuke launcher from Shadow Warrior
because you can shoot out the missile to stop it in mid air, then target a person and launch it. Boom!!! The Slayer in Perfect Dark also was great. It had a camera feature where you can see and control where its going.
holy crap, crackdown was a fun game. and i love the semi-automatic rocket launcher in it. so sweet.
ROCK-IT LAUNCHER FTW!!!!!!!!!!
the LAARK is pretty great. i also love cod4's rpg and gta4's rpg.
From a skill perspective I think the Warhawk RPG takes some beating-freefiring that baby is so rewarding when you down a 'Hawk! As not many of the ones on the list do anything special I can see why many people think the LAARK should be there but, come on, it's only one guys opinion and he doesn't have to agree with you-it's only for arguments sake anyway so cheer up!
I totally forgot Warhawk's rocket launcher. That thing is incredible!
Anyone remember Unreal 2, there was multiplayer addon that came out for that game not too long after. That game had a rocket launcher that you can spam an area and lock onto multiple targets. When you shoot it, the one rocket would split into multiple smaller rockets and spiral out at all the targets. I guess that game wasn't popular enough.
where is the FatMan Nuke from Fallout 3?
Because it's a "nuke". How dumb are you people, really?
How is that Fatman miscellaneous?
because of no LAARK.
crysis rocket launcher is like a nuclear warhead launcher owns all other rocket launchers
Why are Agent Under Fire and Nightfire getting snubbed here?
i was just thinking about those. Those were amazing u could direct them where you wanted ... oh man those where the good old days without all of the gaming bias and fanbois ...
Quake rocket launcher > Doom rocket launcher
course not everyone has played every game with launchers so everyone's opinion will differ.
the TF2 rocket launcher may not look like a technological wonder, but what other rocket launcher allows you to rocket jump, and rain down crit rockets from your rocket propelled altitude.
where in the world is the Unreal tournament rocket launcher!?!?
The RYNO 3 form Ratchet & clank: Up your arsenal is a god weapon. It launches like 5 rockets a second and it has an auto targeting system.
There's nothing better than the RPG in GTA4, The Fatman and Rock-It Launcher in Fallout 3, nothing.
what???!!! no Quake Rocket launcher... hmmm that´s a Fail :)
would have to include some Unreal rocket launcher, that this is just iconic as much as Doom and also the COD4 RPG. Lock on, fire, watch as the enemy is helplessly going to get death from above! lol Crackdown has to have a sequel!
should have had an honorable mentions area, problem solved.
They forgot the Quake rocket launcher, and the rocket launcher from Perfect Dark.
I personally like the Goliath Z from Earth Defense Force EDF EDF EDF EDF! LOL
the halo 2 rockets locket on to stuff and theres nothing like locking on to a warthog and watching your rocket follow it to pull off a double kill or the very rare idiot who is riding in the passenger seat with a gunner and driver and getting a triple kill, its soooooo satisfying