One Finger Death Punch

One Finger Death Punch arrives on Steam, is still great

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One Finger Death Punch has been available for a while, but the Steam release feels like something worth highlighting. Like it or not, there's a sizeable group of people for whom PC gaming is accessed entirely through Valve's digital store. Frankly, it would be irresponsible to not tell them about the lightning-quick stickman brawler.

The title is a bit of a lie, in that One Finger Death Punch is best played with two fingers. Your stick fighter stands in the middle of the screen, and waves of enemies approach from both sides. As they get in range, you can hit left-mouse to attack left, and right-mouse to attack right. Through this simple control scheme, the game offers a frantic and varied range of challenges.

Not On Steam sale highlights games that aren't on Steam

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This will come as a shock to some, but it is possible to buy and play games away from Valve ultro-store Steam. The problem is finding those game: something that developer Flippfly noticed when they released their own game, Race The Sun. To combat it, they've organised the Not On Steam sale: a sale comprised of games that are not on Steam. No, I don't know how they came up with that name either.

One Finger Death Punch: become the bane of stick men in this two-button twitch brawler

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One Finger Death Punch owes two debts: one to the kung-fu films it stylistically apes, and one to the '90s - a time when 95% of the internet was stick figures performing brutal kill moves on each other. It's a timing-based brawler, in which you tap in the direction of nearby enemies to acrobatically attack them - producing a rhythmic choreography of violence and combos.