Six Ridiculously Over-The-Top Video Game Attacks

Final Fantasy VII Remake
Final Fantasy VII Remake

Ever since the days of crowding around Street Fighter cabinets in arcades, gamers have been striving to achieve the most over-the-top, destructive, ultimate attack to utterly wreck their opponent. As games have evolved a natural one-upmanship has emerged, with devs competing to make their displays of excessive force more world-shattering than what came before. Here are six of our favourite frankly absurd video game attacks.

Self-Destruct – Overwatch

D.Va’s Self-Destruct does what it says on the tin. It causes some serious damage but can be easily dodged by hiding behind a shield or a piece of scenery.

Devil Trigger – Devil May Cry

This is more of a state-of-being than a specific attack, but due to it being one of the original ‘rage’ modes, we feel it deserves a spot on this list.

Infernal Weave – Bayonetta

Bayonetta

You might think you’ve had some bad hair days, but you’ve never been crushed to death by an Umbral Witch’s weave.

Kamehameha – Dragon Ball FighterZ

Dragon Ball

This classic anime no doubt served as the inspiration for many an ostentatious video game attack. Seeing Gohan bust out a Kamehameha in the critically acclaimed fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ is pretty impressive.

Naruto Shippudden Ultimate Ninja Storm Series – Nine-Tail Fox Finisher

Naruto

The Naruto Shippuden series is famous for its wildly excessive ultimate moves, but none come close to an attack from the mythical Nine-Tailed Fox.

Supernova – Final Fantasy VII

Every Final Fantasy final boss has some kind of world-ending ultimate attack, but none are quite as staggering as Sephiroth’s Super Nova. This bonkers attack sees the One-Winged Angel summon a meteor, which promptly destroys the entire Milky Way Galaxy, before taking square aim at our heroes. You’ll need a high defence stat to survive this one.