"A powerful bow gun primarily used to hunt large game."
— Item examination - English
— Item examination - Japanese
This weapon is roughly a weaker version of Leon's Shotgun, in as much as it is a close range weapon with the potential to hit several enemies at once, carrying up to 18 bolts and firing them in a spread three bolts at a time. It does however benefit from a slightly faster firing speed than the shotgun.
The Bowgun is unable to decapitate or split enemies in two, but can kill a zombie in one shot at close range as long as all three bolts hit. Any less will only wound the zombie.
The Bowgun is not as effective with larger enemies such as Lickers although interestingly, the bowgun's silent firing can sometimes confuse these sightless creatures.
The Bow Gun can be found in different places depending on the scenario being played:
- In Scenario A, it can be picked up from the corpse of Robert Kendo in his gunshop and found later in the police station's rear car park cabin.
- In Scenario B, it can be found in the weapon cabinet of the S.T.A.R.S. office.