Ripper - Dead Space 2
Quite possibly the second most effective weapon in this game. Great for enemies of all types, granted you know how to use it. Something I feel must be mentioned is the range on this thing. It's short. Almost ridiculously short. You'll have to be face to face with an enemy for it to do any real good, which might be a downside for new gamers. However, for those of you who know how to use it, the duration and ability to cut down multiple enemies with very little ammo is a Godsend. Ammo for this weapon is just about the most plentiful in the game. Buy it. Upgrade it. Use it.
Location: You'll find the schematics for it in chapter 5, and it costs 8,000 credits at the store.
Capacity: 8 Ripper blades (16 upgraded)
Primary Fire: Fires a diamond coated circular saw blade that spins at 17,000 RPM, and is attached via a miniature gravity tether. This will last for roughly 10 seconds before shattering, giving you plenty of time to rip apart enemies with it. Keep in mind still that this is an extremely close range weapon in primary fire. Use only if you have experience with it.
Alt Fire: Fires an untethered circular saw that will go a long distance and cut through most things with ease.
Added by: Forgoten_Scars Mar 4th 2011, ID#7088