Gaming’s most satisfying uppercuts

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

It can also look awesome.


Above: Yes, even in the context of corporate-looking stock photos

Unsurprisingly, nowhere are uppercuts more awesome than in videogames, which since the %26lsquo;80s have shaped our perception of them to the point where they%26rsquo;re no longer just power punches employed by extremely tough men. They%26rsquo;re finishing moves, ultra-powerful attacks and metaphorical middle fingers to the enemies we%26rsquo;re about to knock unconscious. At their best, they also feel great to pull off, as proved by the following examples:




ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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