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* ''VideoGame/{{EVERSPACE}}'' has many energy-based weapons. They are usually more useful against shields than armor. They are:
** Pulse Laser
** Beam Laser
** Thermo Gun
** Fusion Blaster
** Neutron Cannon
** Coil Gun


* This is a specific kind of skill in all games of the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series. They are generally more powerful, with the tradeoff of less available ammunition.
** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' presented a different tradeoff; in exchange for ammo that could be very easily found and converted using the game's crafting system, the tradeoff became the loss of stealth ability; energy weapons are the only "regular" (as in, not [[StuffBlowingUp explosives]]) weapons that can't be silenced.

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* This is a specific kind of skill in all games of the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series. They are generally more powerful, with the tradeoff of less available ammunition.
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ammunition. ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' presented a different tradeoff; in exchange for ammo that could be very easily found and converted using the game's crafting system, the tradeoff became the loss of stealth ability; energy weapons are the only "regular" (as in, not weapons besides [[StuffBlowingUp explosives]]) weapons explosive]] that can't be silenced.


* Pick a [[SimulationGame space "sim"]]. More often than not, the primary weapons on your ship are energy-based. It would be easier to list exceptions.


** {{Literature/Eisenhorn}} had a power sword that was one of the energy-blade variants. He also had [[strike:magic]] psychic powers and worries about [[TheCorruption falling to the dark side]]. He lost his sword, and actually used a metal power sword for the rest of the series, including in his fight with a cybernetic, psychic, dark lord. It's also important to note that his nemesis was ''not'' his father, and [[spoiler:Eisenhorn was the one who was crippled. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Eisenhorn still won]]]].

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** {{Literature/Eisenhorn}} had a power sword that was one of the energy-blade variants. He also had [[strike:magic]] psychic powers and worries about [[TheCorruption falling to the dark side]]. He lost his sword, and actually used a metal power sword for the rest of the series, including in his fight with a cybernetic, psychic, dark lord. It's also important to note that his nemesis was ''not'' his father, and [[spoiler:Eisenhorn was the one who was crippled. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Eisenhorn still won]]]].

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* TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} has lasers (UV, IR, blue-green, X-ray, gamma-ray, polychromatic), masers, force blades, force glaives, force whips.

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* TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' has lasers (UV, IR, blue-green, X-ray, gamma-ray, polychromatic), masers, force blades, force glaives, force whips.whips... Their defining feature, in rules terms, is that the skill to use them is Beam Weapons, whereas projectile weapons use Guns.


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* A variety exists in the NexusGate setting. [[http://nexusgate.freeforums.org/glossary-t12.html The specifics of the tech is explained here.]]

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* A variety exists in the NexusGate ''Roleplay/NexusGate'' setting. [[http://nexusgate.freeforums.org/glossary-t12.html The specifics of the tech is explained here.]]


* ''PhantasyStar Online'' used what was known as Photon weapons. What this meant is that every weapon in the game had a glowing Lightsaber-like part on it. Even the ''guns''.
** Of course, the ''PhantasyStar'' series as a whole, with its sci-fi setting, had several breeds of "laser" weapons, notably swords, knives, slicers, claws, and axes. Though stuff made out of [[{{Unobtainium}} laconia]] managed to be superior.

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* ''PhantasyStar Online'' ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'' used what was known as Photon weapons. What this meant is that every weapon in the game had a glowing Lightsaber-like part on it. Even the ''guns''.
** Of course, the ''PhantasyStar'' ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' series as a whole, with its sci-fi setting, had several breeds of "laser" weapons, notably swords, knives, slicers, claws, and axes. Though stuff made out of [[{{Unobtainium}} laconia]] managed to be superior.

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' is a rare exception where energy weapons don't appear at all; thanks to the nanolaminate armor possessed by basically every mobile suit and battleship, physical weapons (whether [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter railguns]] or just [[CarryABigStick big honking maces]]) are much more useful because they can deal solid impact damage. [[spoiler:The second season finally introduces a beam weapon on the Mobile Armor Hashmal, but the trope is subverted because it's basically useless against nanolaminate...and then it's double-subverted when the beam just deflects off of the MS defending against it and curves around to hit the settlement he was trying to protect, killing everyone there despite his noble efforts.]]

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