In a word: catharsis. One Finger Death Punch requires you to use two buttons on the keyboard or both buttons on your mouse to correspond to a direction to attack (left or right). Waves of enemies attack you and you tactically destroy them one by one. It’s simple, but it’s not easy. Later levels get increasingly complex as the game adds more enemies, weapons and moves to ramp up the difficulty. By the time you get to the later levels though, you’ll be acting more on reflex than thought.
Each level is under two minutes, but once you get in the zone, you’ll never want to leave. It’s perfect for anybody looking for quick bursts of arcade-style 2D violence enhanced by the smooth animation and very visceral sense of satisfaction with every screen shaking punch and kick. If you have twenty minutes to kill and just want to vent out your frustration in the form of pixelated blood and gore, this is the game for you.