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  • zigeal - September 7, 2014 11:07 p.m.

    Momma Bosco decking Girl Stinky in Sam and Max Season 5 is one of the best/most deserved punches in gaming history. This list is suspect with it's absence.
  • knitemare445 - August 28, 2014 1:18 p.m.

    Where is the Galactica Phantom??
  • Griffin_Vacheron - July 21, 2014 10:44 a.m.

    YESSS. so many good punches. DK Jungle Beat has some of my favs too.
  • Nigma645 - July 19, 2014 9:03 p.m.

    no Wesker's thrust punch seriously? that as the most satisfying punch in any game by a mile for me.
  • gadjo - July 19, 2014 5:06 p.m.

    That Kinetic strike saved my ass in my first terror mission in XCOM. I got stuck fighting Chryssalids without laser weapons, I thought all was lost, then my giant German deathbot punched one through a wall and into a car, which exploded. Awesome doesn't do that punch justice.
  • g1rldraco7 - July 18, 2014 6:20 p.m.

    Yyyeeaaahhhh Aura's Wrath was the best and punching is always the answer!!!!!!
  • Fran_Halen - July 17, 2014 4:33 p.m.

    I think Kratos punching Hercules to death in God of War 3 should have made this list.
  • Darkhawk - July 17, 2014 6:02 p.m.

    Yeah I was really surprised not to see God of War on this list.
  • Bansheebot - July 17, 2014 8:23 a.m.

    Paul Phoenix was Falcon Punching before it was cool.
  • Xaov - July 17, 2014 7:55 a.m.

    I also think Balrog's Dirty Bull punch/counter is highly satisfying. But very enjoyable article
  • SleepyMexican - July 17, 2014 5:59 a.m.

    Cool article but a couple spring to mind that should be here like Paul Phoenix's burning fist that would send your opponent flying and and its awesome when you punch someone with a titan in Titanfall turning them into a red mist!
  • StageFighter64 - July 17, 2014 5:29 a.m.

    Maybe I'm the only one, but I loved punching the crap outta boulders as Chris Redfield in RE 5. This is a great list though. Also, I hate to be THAT guy, but Vi's ultimate is called Assault and Battery. Vault Breaker is her Q.
  • imthenigth - July 16, 2014 7:42 p.m.

    GALACTICA !!! ..... PHANTOM !!!!
  • pl4y4h - July 16, 2014 7:36 p.m. This one is now my favorite for the year
  • punishment - July 16, 2014 5:22 p.m.

    I always felt the plain old uppercuts from Mortal Kombat were the most satisfying punches in the history of video games. First time I hit one I was like "WOOAAAARRRGGGGHHH SOOOO AWESOME!" I was pretty young.
  • SouthTippBass - July 17, 2014 5:28 a.m.

    I agree, TOASTY!!
  • _--_ - July 16, 2014 5:03 p.m.

    --theres a coupla weapons from dead rising 3 --that could be on this list
  • xlxOutlawxlx - May 11, 2014 11:02 a.m.

    While it may not be a punch, and how it's a mod at that, this weapon brings memories that can't be forgotten. I mean, you can't say that using people as baseballs for batting practice isn't just awesome. Skip to 1:50 to see what I mean.
  • travis-lynn - May 11, 2014 9:18 a.m.

  • tyler-egfdstg - April 18, 2014 2:44 a.m.

    how about the last boss of Donkey Kong 64, that sweet knockout punch is always in my memories

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