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7th Feb '17 6:14:01 AM SolidSonicTH
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* Special mention goes to ''Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3'', which has an ACTUAL "AKA-47". Unsurprisingly, all the other weapons are given fake names too (Colt M1911 - "M1984", Beretta M9 - "Garret M9", etc.).

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* Special mention goes to ''Sniper: Ghost Warrior ''VideoGame/SniperGhostWarrior 3'', which has an ACTUAL "AKA-47". Unsurprisingly, all the other weapons are given fake names too (Colt M1911 - "M1984", Beretta M9 - "Garret M9", etc.).
7th Feb '17 6:11:07 AM SolidSonicTH
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* Special mention goes to ''Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3'', which has an ACTUAL "AKA-47". Unsurprisingly, all the other weapons are given fake names too (Colt M1911 - "M1984", Beretta M9 - "Garret M9", etc.).
3rd Jan '17 2:54:56 PM ArJayKay
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** ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'' also renames certain weapons such as the ''[=SRR-61=]'' (M200 Chyetec Intervention[[labenote:*]]Most likely a reference to the Jordanian 61st Special Reconnaissance Regiment, a notable user of the weapon[[/labelnote]]), the [=DAO-12=] (Armsel Striker), [=JS2=] (Jian-She Type-05) and the AWS (Ares Shrike), while also shortening abbreviations like the AR-160 (Beretta ARX-160), the U100 MK 5 (Ultimax 100 Mark 5) and the Groza-4 and -1 ([=OTs=]-14-4A and [=OTs=]-14-4A-03 Groza respectively).

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** ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'' also renames certain weapons such as the ''[=SRR-61=]'' (M200 Chyetec Intervention[[labenote:*]]Most Intervention[[labelnote:*]]Most likely a reference to the Jordanian 61st Special Reconnaissance Regiment, a notable user of the weapon[[/labelnote]]), the [=DAO-12=] (Armsel Striker), [=JS2=] (Jian-She Type-05) and the AWS (Ares Shrike), while also shortening abbreviations like the AR-160 (Beretta ARX-160), the U100 MK 5 (Ultimax 100 Mark 5) and the Groza-4 and -1 ([=OTs=]-14-4A and [=OTs=]-14-4A-03 Groza respectively).
3rd Jan '17 2:54:20 PM ArJayKay
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** The ''Dragon's Teeth'' DLC for ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'' adds the Desert Eagle, referred to in game as the "DEagle 44". Still sounds better than "[[VideoGame/BattlefieldHardline Bald Eagle]]".

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** The ''Dragon's Teeth'' DLC for ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'' adds the Desert Eagle, referred to in game as the "DEagle "Deagle 44". Still sounds better than "[[VideoGame/BattlefieldHardline Bald Eagle]]".
3rd Jan '17 2:53:50 PM ArJayKay
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** ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'' also renames certain weapons such as the ''[=SRR-61=]'' (M200 Chyetec Intervention), the [=DAO-12=] (Armsel Striker), [=JS2=] (Jian-She Type-05) and the AWS (Ares Shrike), while also shortening abbreviations like the AR-160 (Beretta ARX-160), the U100 MK 5 (Ultimax 100 Mark 5) and the Groza-4 and -1 ([=OTs=]-14-4A and [=OTs=]-14-4A-03 Groza respectively).

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** ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'' also renames certain weapons such as the ''[=SRR-61=]'' (M200 Chyetec Intervention), Intervention[[labenote:*]]Most likely a reference to the Jordanian 61st Special Reconnaissance Regiment, a notable user of the weapon[[/labelnote]]), the [=DAO-12=] (Armsel Striker), [=JS2=] (Jian-She Type-05) and the AWS (Ares Shrike), while also shortening abbreviations like the AR-160 (Beretta ARX-160), the U100 MK 5 (Ultimax 100 Mark 5) and the Groza-4 and -1 ([=OTs=]-14-4A and [=OTs=]-14-4A-03 Groza respectively).respectively).
** The ''Dragon's Teeth'' DLC for ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'' adds the Desert Eagle, referred to in game as the "DEagle 44". Still sounds better than "[[VideoGame/BattlefieldHardline Bald Eagle]]".
** Even ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 1}}'' has some examples, most glaringly the Browining Auto 5, referred to in game as the "12g Automatic".



* In ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}''... pretty much every gun. A specific example would be the Tommy Gun, renamed in it's "black market" as the Chicago Typewriter. A fair few go for extended or translated versions of their real names - the G3 is the "Gewehr 3", the AUG is the "UAR"[[note]]Universal Army Rifle, translated from ''Armee Universal Gewehr''[[/note]], and the M249 and FN MAG are the "KSP" and "Ksp 58"[[note]]''Kulspruta'', the Swedish word (more literally [[MoreDakka "bullet-sprayer"]]) and military designation for machine guns like the M249 (the developers are Swedish) - in fact, the Swedish versions of the MAG actually are designated the KSP 58[[/note]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}''... pretty much every gun. A specific example would be the Tommy Thompson Submachine Gun, renamed in it's "black market" as the Chicago Typewriter. A fair few go for extended or translated versions of their real names - the G3 is the "Gewehr 3", the AUG is the "UAR"[[note]]Universal Army Rifle, translated from ''Armee Universal Gewehr''[[/note]], and the M249 and FN MAG are the "KSP" and "Ksp 58"[[note]]''Kulspruta'', the Swedish word (more literally [[MoreDakka "bullet-sprayer"]]) and military designation for machine guns like the M249 (the developers are Swedish) - in fact, the Swedish versions of the MAG actually are designated the KSP 58[[/note]].
27th Dec '16 7:28:33 PM Odacon_Spy
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** Real names: The ACR, Px4, AK-47, M107.

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** Real names: The ACR, Px4, [=Px4=], AK-47, M107.
24th Dec '16 1:00:45 AM Kadorhal
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* ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'' for (almost) every gun; the real names can be found if you look at the console, though. Also, there's a patch that replaces the fake names with the actual names; the "Maverick Carbine", for example, becomes the "Colt [=M4A1=]". Interestingly enough, the real names were used in the ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' mod version, but not the retail stand-alone product. Probably a key difference is that the mod was free, but the retail ''Counter-Strike'' wasn't.
** Mostly averted in ''Global Offensive''. Most guns are called by their actual names (although without the weapon manufacturers), with the exceptions of the [=M4A4=] (a series number of M4 Carbine that didn't exist in real life; the actual model is the Mk. 18 Mod 0), sawed off Remington 870 (which is simply the "SawedOffShotgun"), and the Taser (which is the "Zeus x27", as Taser is a brand-name).

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* ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'' ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'', for (almost) almost every gun; gun (the MAC-10 is the only real exception, as its designers had gone bankrupt long before ''CS'' existed); the real names can be found if you look at the console, though. Also, there's a patch that replaces the fake names with the actual names; the "Maverick Carbine", for example, becomes the "Colt [=M4A1=]". Interestingly enough, the real names were used in the ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' mod version, but not the retail stand-alone product. Probably a key difference is that the mod was free, but the retail ''Counter-Strike'' wasn't.
** Mostly averted in ''Global Offensive''. Most guns are called by their actual names (although without the weapon manufacturers), with the exceptions of the [=M4A4=] (a Mk. 18 Mod 0 (which is the "[=M4A4=]", a series number of for the M4 Carbine carbine that didn't exist in real life; the actual model is the Mk. 18 Mod 0), sawed off doesn't exist), sawed-off Remington 870 (which is simply (simply the "SawedOffShotgun"), and the Taser (which is the (the "Zeus x27", as Taser is a brand-name).brand-name), and the FN SSR (the SCAR-20, combining the name of its parent firearm and its US military designation of Mk. 20).



** ''VideoGame/FarCry2'' plays with this. It mostly gives its weapons real names (with the exception of a Desert Eagle called the "Eagle.50", and the Ithaca the "Homeland 37"; there are also some misidentified weapons like the FAL referred to as the shorter Paratrooper model, or an M16-inspired conglomerate named after an obscure 7.62mm predecessor to the AR-18), but the manufacturer names are generally not the real-life makers of each gun. Some are marked as having been made by "Precision Armaments", a corporation known for making cheap knock-offs, possibly explaining [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns their ridiculous rate of wear]].
** ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' and ''[[VideoGame/FarCry4 4]]'', on the other hand, generally go for names that are either close to but not quite their real names, or lesser-known/rarely-used names for the gun. The [=M1A=] SOCOM 16 and FAMAS F1 are cut down to "[=MS16=]" and "F1", the "AK-47" is actually a modified AK-103, the "A52" in ''4'' is actually the Galil ACE 53, and the SG 553 goes by its larger brother's Swiss military designation of "STG-90"; a couple go for simply excising the manufacturer's name, like the TDI Vector and Patriot Ordnance Factory P416. The only flat-out fake name that's not a nickname attached to a Signature weapon is the "MKG", a custom M249.

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** ''VideoGame/FarCry2'' plays with this. It mostly gives its weapons real names (with the exception of a Desert Eagle called the "Eagle.50", and the Ithaca the "Homeland 37"; there are also some misidentified weapons weapons, like the FAL referred to as the shorter shorter, folding-stock Paratrooper model, or and an M16-inspired conglomerate named after an obscure 7.62mm predecessor to the AR-18), but the manufacturer names are generally not the real-life makers of each gun. Some are marked as having been made by "Precision Armaments", a corporation known for making cheap knock-offs, possibly explaining [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns their ridiculous rate of wear]].
** ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' and ''[[VideoGame/FarCry4 4]]'', on the other hand, generally go for names that are either close to but not quite their real names, or lesser-known/rarely-used names for the gun. The [=M1A=] SOCOM 16 and FAMAS F1 are cut down to "[=MS16=]" and "F1", the "AK-47" is actually a modified AK-103, the "A52" in ''4'' is actually the Galil ACE 53, 53 (in ''3'' it was simply the "ACE"), and the SG 553 goes by its larger brother's Swiss military designation of "STG-90"; a couple go for simply excising the manufacturer's name, like the TDI Vector Vector, Remington Model 700, and Patriot Ordnance Factory P416. The only flat-out fake name that's not a nickname attached to a Signature weapon is the "MKG", a custom M249.



* ''VideoGame/{{Brink}}'' has some guns that are obvious expies of real weapons. For example, the Colt M1911 is renamed 'Kalt', Steyr TMP is 'Tampa', and Knight's Armament [=ChainSAW=] is 'Chinzor'. Others have names based after real weapons, but more closely resemble other guns. The 'FRKN-3K' appears to be named after the FN-2000, but more closely resembles the FAMAS, while the 'Sea Eagle' is named after the Desert Eagle, but modeled on the Smith & Wesson Sigma auto-pistol. Others have {{pun}}-based names, like the SIG AR 'Rhett'. Some reference pop culture, like a revolver named 'Ritchie' after ''Film/{{Revolver}}'''s director, Guy Ritchie. The others reference the inventors of their real-world counterparts or features of their design, like Eugene Stoner's Armalite AR-15 named 'Euston', and a gatling gun named 'Gottlung'.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Brink}}'' has some guns that are obvious expies of real weapons. For example, the Colt M1911 is renamed the 'Kalt', Steyr TMP is 'Tampa', and Knight's Armament [=ChainSAW=] is 'Chinzor'. Others have names based after real weapons, but more closely resemble other guns. The 'FRKN-3K' appears to be named after the FN-2000, but more closely resembles the FAMAS, while the 'Sea Eagle' is named after the Desert Eagle, but modeled on the Smith & Wesson Sigma auto-pistol. Others have {{pun}}-based names, like the SIG AR 'Rhett'. Some reference pop culture, like a revolver named 'Ritchie' after ''Film/{{Revolver}}'''s director, Guy Ritchie. The others reference the inventors of their real-world counterparts or features of their design, like Eugene Stoner's Armalite AR-15 named 'Euston', and a gatling gun named 'Gottlung'.
25th Nov '16 6:27:57 PM Kadorhal
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* ''ViedoGame/WatchDogs'' zigzags: some guns use real names names, some guns use modified names based on the real name, some fictional names:

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* ''ViedoGame/WatchDogs'' zigzags: some guns use real names names, some guns use modified names based on the real name, some fictional names:names. Interestingly, a lot of the names, [[PropRecycling just like the models]], tend to be taken from other games by the same publisher:



** Modified names: the 416 ([=HK416=]), 417 ([=HK417=]), SMG-11 ([=MAC-11=]), 1911 (M1911)[[note]]Though at this point, 1911 has become something of a generic name for any handgun based off the M1911 design[[/note]], R-2000.
** Fictional Names: Goblin (Patriot Ordnance P416, which also featured in recent Videogame/GhostRecon games suggesting SharedUniverse), P-9 (SIG-Sauer [=P250=] Compact), Destroyer (Barrett [=M82=]).

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** Modified names: the 416 ([=HK416=]), 417 ([=HK417=]), SMG-11 ([=MAC-11=]), 1911 (M1911)[[note]]Though at this point, 1911 has become something of a generic name for any handgun (Kimber Warrior, based off on the M1911 design[[/note]], R-2000.
original M1911), R-2000 (PP-2000).
** Fictional Names: Goblin (Patriot Ordnance P416, which also featured in recent Videogame/GhostRecon games suggesting SharedUniverse), P416), P-9 (SIG-Sauer [=P250=] Compact), Destroyer (Barrett [=M82=]).



* In ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', Roland carries a pair of revolvers from another universe which are implied to be the direct equivalent of a real firearm from our world, but the text avoids specifying which one. Based on the details given, the guns are a perfect match for the Colt New Service (double-action, swing-out cylinders, and chambered in .45 long colt) but they're just called the Sandalwood Guns because of their grips, which are made of sandalwood.

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* In ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', Roland carries a pair of revolvers from another universe which are implied to be the direct equivalent of a real firearm from our world, but the text avoids specifying which one. Based on the details given, the guns are a perfect match for the Colt New Service (double-action, swing-out cylinders, and chambered in .45 long colt) Long Colt) but they're just called the Sandalwood Guns because of their grips, which are made of sandalwood.
25th Nov '16 5:53:11 PM Kadorhal
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** ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' and ''[[VideoGame/FarCry4 4]]'', on the other hand, generally go for names that are either close to but not quite their real names, or lesser-known/rarely-used names for the gun. The [=M1A=] SOCOM 16 and FAMAS F1 are cut down to "[=MS16=]" and "F1", the "AK-47" is actually a modified AK-103, the "A52" in ''4'' is actually the Galil ACE 53, and the SG 553 goes by its larger brother's Swiss military designation of "STG-90". The only flat-out fake name that's not a nickname attached to a Signature weapon is the "MKG", a custom M249.

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** ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' and ''[[VideoGame/FarCry4 4]]'', on the other hand, generally go for names that are either close to but not quite their real names, or lesser-known/rarely-used names for the gun. The [=M1A=] SOCOM 16 and FAMAS F1 are cut down to "[=MS16=]" and "F1", the "AK-47" is actually a modified AK-103, the "A52" in ''4'' is actually the Galil ACE 53, and the SG 553 goes by its larger brother's Swiss military designation of "STG-90"."STG-90"; a couple go for simply excising the manufacturer's name, like the TDI Vector and Patriot Ordnance Factory P416. The only flat-out fake name that's not a nickname attached to a Signature weapon is the "MKG", a custom M249.
25th Nov '16 5:52:23 PM Kadorhal
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** Mostly averted in ''Global Offensive''. Most guns are called by their actual names (although without the weapon manufacturers), with the exceptions of the M4A4 (a series number of M4 Carbine that didn't exist in real life), sawed off Remington 870 and the Taser. The Taser uses this trope (as Taser is a brand-name), being named the "Zeus x27," while the sawed off Remington 870 is simply called the "SawedOffShotgun".

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** Mostly averted in ''Global Offensive''. Most guns are called by their actual names (although without the weapon manufacturers), with the exceptions of the M4A4 [=M4A4=] (a series number of M4 Carbine that didn't exist in real life), life; the actual model is the Mk. 18 Mod 0), sawed off Remington 870 (which is simply the "SawedOffShotgun"), and the Taser. The Taser uses this trope (as Taser (which is a brand-name), being named the "Zeus x27," while the sawed off Remington 870 x27", as Taser is simply called the "SawedOffShotgun".a brand-name).



** In all of the EA 007 games they used fake names that were ridiculously close to the real ones, particularly the "Wolfram [=P2K=]" (for the Walther PPK or [=P99=]), with weapons that share manufacturers in the real world sharing fake ones in the game (H&K weapons were all labeled "Deutsche" in ''VideoGame/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', then they were all "Koffler & Stock" in ''VideoGame/AgentUnderFire'', before going back to "Deutsche" in ''{{VideoGame/Nightfire}}''). The Desert Eagle was also a frequent offender, as even between ''two different versions of the same game'' it was given a different name - it was the "IAC Defender" in the [=PS1=] version of the ''World is Not Enough'' game, and the "Raptor Magnum" in the N64 version.

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** In all of the EA 007 games they used fake names that were ridiculously close to the real ones, particularly the "Wolfram [=P2K=]" (for the Walther PPK or [=P99=]), with weapons that share manufacturers in the real world sharing fake ones in the game (H&K weapons were all labeled "Deutsche" in ''VideoGame/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', then they were all ''VideoGame/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' and ''VideoGame/{{Nightfire}}'', or "Koffler & Stock" in ''VideoGame/AgentUnderFire'', before going back to "Deutsche" in ''{{VideoGame/Nightfire}}'').''VideoGame/AgentUnderFire''). The Desert Eagle was also a frequent offender, as even between ''two different versions of the same game'' it was given a different name - it was the "IAC Defender" in the [=PS1=] version of the ''World is Not Enough'' game, and the "Raptor Magnum" in the N64 version.



** Interesting variation in ''Quantum of Solace'': While the Walther guns and for some reason the M14 are referred to by their actual names, a good deal of the rest are named in the form of {{Continuity Nod}}s to previous Bond films. The Glocks are the [[Film/GoldFinger GF17/GF18]], the M1911 is the [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 CR1911]], the M4 is the [[Film/TomorrowNeverDies TND-16]], and the AKS-74U is the [[Film/FromRussiaWithLove FRWL]]. And, strangely enough, the Dragunov is called the [[Film/AViewToAKill V-TAK]] in singleplayer, but in multiplayer is referred to as the [=WA2000=]. [[http://www.imfdb.org/index.php/007:_Quantum_of_Solace_(VG) More here.]]
** ''VideoGame/GoldenEyeWii'' kinda zigzags with this trope; the P99 and WA 2000 (both made by Walther, who apparently has some sort of endorsement deal with the Bond films), as well as the AK-47, are all called by their real names, but every single other gun has almost entirely made up name (for example, the SCAR-H is called the "Kallos-[=TT9=]", and the M4 is the "Terralite III").

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** Interesting variation in ''Quantum of Solace'': While the Walther guns and and, for some reason reason, the M14 are referred to by their actual names, a good deal of the rest are named in the form of {{Continuity Nod}}s to previous Bond films. The Glocks are the [[Film/GoldFinger GF17/GF18]], the M1911 is the [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 CR1911]], the M4 is the [[Film/TomorrowNeverDies TND-16]], and the AKS-74U is the [[Film/FromRussiaWithLove FRWL]]. And, strangely enough, the Dragunov is called the [[Film/AViewToAKill V-TAK]] in singleplayer, but in multiplayer is referred to as the [=WA2000=]. [[http://www.imfdb.org/index.php/007:_Quantum_of_Solace_(VG) More here.]]
** ''VideoGame/GoldenEyeWii'' kinda zigzags with this trope; the P99 and WA 2000 (both made by Walther, who apparently has some sort of endorsement deal with the Bond films), as well as the AK-47, are all called by their real names, but every single other gun has almost entirely made up name (for example, the SCAR-H is called the "Kallos-[=TT9=]", and the M4 is the "Terralite III").



* ''VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune'' used lots of obvious real-world guns that were given either flatly descriptive names (such as calling what is clearly a SPAS-12 simply ''the shotgun'') or fake ones, such as "Silver Talon" in lieu of ''Desert Eagle''.

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* ''VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune'' used lots of obvious real-world guns that were given either flatly descriptive names (such as calling what is clearly a SPAS-12 simply ''the shotgun'') the "shotgun") or fake ones, such as "Silver Talon" in lieu of ''Desert Eagle''.Desert Eagle.



** ''VideoGame/FarCry2'' plays with this. It mostly gives its weapons real names (with the exception of a Desert Eagle called the "Eagle.50", and the Ithaca the "Homeland 37"), but the manufacturer names are generally not the real-life makers of each gun. Some are marked as having been made by "Precision Armaments", a corporation known for making cheap knock-offs, possibly explaining [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns their ridiculous rate of wear]].
** ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' and ''[[VideoGame/FarCry4 4]]'', on the other hand, generally go for names that are either close to but not quite their real names, or lesser-known/rarely-used names for the gun. The [=M1A=] SOCOM 16 is cut down to "[=MS16=]", the "AK-47" is actually a modified AK-103, and the SG 553 goes by its larger brother's Swiss military designation of "STG-90". The only flat-out fake name is the custom M249, here called the "MKG".

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** ''VideoGame/FarCry2'' plays with this. It mostly gives its weapons real names (with the exception of a Desert Eagle called the "Eagle.50", and the Ithaca the "Homeland 37"), 37"; there are also some misidentified weapons like the FAL referred to as the shorter Paratrooper model, or an M16-inspired conglomerate named after an obscure 7.62mm predecessor to the AR-18), but the manufacturer names are generally not the real-life makers of each gun. Some are marked as having been made by "Precision Armaments", a corporation known for making cheap knock-offs, possibly explaining [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns their ridiculous rate of wear]].
** ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' and ''[[VideoGame/FarCry4 4]]'', on the other hand, generally go for names that are either close to but not quite their real names, or lesser-known/rarely-used names for the gun. The [=M1A=] SOCOM 16 is and FAMAS F1 are cut down to "[=MS16=]", "[=MS16=]" and "F1", the "AK-47" is actually a modified AK-103, the "A52" in ''4'' is actually the Galil ACE 53, and the SG 553 goes by its larger brother's Swiss military designation of "STG-90". The only flat-out fake name that's not a nickname attached to a Signature weapon is the "MKG", a custom M249, here called the "MKG".M249.
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