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

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.

As simple as the (technically two-fingered) control system is, the precision required keeps the challenge interesting - with mis-clicks resulting in damage taken, and button-mashing heavily penalised. Add to that special QTE-styled 1 vs 1 encounters, and you're left with plenty of spectacle as a result of your basic commands.

You can play a decent sized demo now: just head to One Finger Death Punch's Greenlight page , where you can also vote to get the game on Steam. You should probably do both. The developers say acceptance onto Steam would allow them to provide "additional art and polish" over the existing XBLIG version.

One Finger Death Punch is due out on PC later this year.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.