Gaming’s most satisfying uppercuts

11 of the most gut-wrenchingly awesome face-punches ever to light up a screen

Injecting a bit of realism into fights doesn’t mean they have to be any less satisfying when it comes to the crunch of knuckles on jawbones, as the ultra-technical (and ridiculously fun) Fight Night series taught us. Pulling off an uppercut as a knockout move here gives you a slow-motion, multi-angled view of the hit, as your glove’s impact sends ripples through your opponent’s face (and a good amount of spit, sweat and blood flying in all directions).

We could just show you a few more pictures of this, but that wouldn’t do it justice. And if you haven’t played the Fight Night games, then you really need to see it in action:


After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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