Fist Puncher PC

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jul 18, 2013
    100
    Fist Puncher is really a standout example of how to do retro right, and is something that certainly deserves more attention.
  2. Mar 4, 2014
    80
    Like a roller coaster ride. Except that you don't fall down into the cold water at the very end but directly among bizarre and violent enemies. This is one of the best action-oriented game I have recently played.
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jan 23, 2014
    80
    Did you gain weight over the Holidays? Well, this karatistic odyssey is for you then: it will help you to get back in shape and have fun doing it. [Issue#238]
  4. Jul 12, 2013
    80
    Fist Puncher is a great game with some flaws.
  5. Jun 24, 2013
    75
    Fist Puncher is a welcome and extended return to the heyday of brawlers.
  6. Jun 27, 2013
    70
    This is a game that hardcore fans of the genre are more likely to want to spend some time with. Casuals are better off grabbing something like Castle Crashers or Chronicles of Mystara instead, as they are quite a bit better so far as beat 'em ups on the PC go.
  7. Jun 26, 2013
    70
    Even though its level design capabilities are kind of rudimentary, the game still manages to give its short intense bursts of action some variety, ensuring that you return to it for another round. This, and the lovingly – and knowingly – dilettantish Amiga-style graphics makes this a really solid sleeper of a game. Had Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara not come out shortly before, this would most probably haven gotten more buzz.
  8. Jun 20, 2013
    70
    Fist Puncher‘s name fits it well. It’s a game where you punch a great many things and will have a lot of fun doing so. While that fun is hampered a bit with navigation problems, when those don’t crop up, it’s impossible to not enjoy yourself.
  9. Jul 5, 2013
    67
    With some occasionally impenetrable difficulty and lack of online co-op, it feels like quite the disappointment by the time you put the controller down. If the rest of the game had been better designed, could it have risen above its brawler genre constraints? That’s a question to which we’ll never know the answer.
  10. Jul 2, 2013
    60
    It's hard to overlook the shoddy boss battles and the lack of online co-op, but if you've got a PC set up that allows for couch co-op, you could do a lot worse than taking Fist Puncher for a spin.
  11. CD-Action
    Aug 28, 2013
    50
    At first Fist Puncher seemed like good, mindless fun, but the more I played, the more tired I grew of it. [CD-Action 10/2013, p.75]
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Jun 25, 2013
    10
    A rivoting retro-style brawler that provides hours of fun! The characters and plethora of levels will make you chuckle while you live out yourA rivoting retro-style brawler that provides hours of fun! The characters and plethora of levels will make you chuckle while you live out your dreams of being one heck of a tough coconut. I demand action figures! Full Review »
  2. Jul 11, 2013
    6
    fun beat em up game repetative but fun just not worth the 10 or 15 dollars i paid. Like the humor and the story line is funny too but evenfun beat em up game repetative but fun just not worth the 10 or 15 dollars i paid. Like the humor and the story line is funny too but even though being a retro game it could've been done a lot cooler with a lot more options to it. would've def paid 5 bux for it but no more with that with how many other great games there are out there for same amount of money (go to steam they have 5 dollar specials a lot of times on games that were once 20 30 40 or 50 dollars and were rated well at that). Full Review »
  3. Jun 24, 2013
    10
    A wonderful throwback to the era of brawlers, when street fighting seemed poised to solve all the world's problems. Graphics are the standardA wonderful throwback to the era of brawlers, when street fighting seemed poised to solve all the world's problems. Graphics are the standard indie retro vibe, but Fist Puncher stands out for its smooth as silk gameplay and sizeable stable of playable characters. Some of the bosses are a little hard, but I wouldn't have it any other way. There are generous save points for the strugglers, and it doesn't take long before leveling up gets you past any tough fight. This game let's it all hang out and manages to stay interesting the whole way through (and it is massive!) Full Review »