September 5th, 2017

Bear-knuckle brawler Fist of Awesome comes to Steam

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I’m sick of this sort of exploitation in games. It’s unbearable.

Fist of Awesome – the game that gave birth to a million bear-related puns – has suplexed its way onto Steam.

Fist of Awesome casts you as a time-travelling lumberjack named Tim Burr who battles bears in order to save humanity, and I think that may be the finest sentence I have ever written. It’s a side-scrolling beat-’em-up in the vein of Streets of Rage, only instead of punching fat men and bikers and implausibly-clothed women wielding electrified whips, you’re decking weasels and bears and other forms of angry wildlife. PETA would have a field day with this one, I’m sure.

Because this apparently isn’t enough text to qualify as a proper news story, I’d like to point out that the email I received about this game claims its original prototype was created as a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift, because no woman worth dating can resist a home-made game about punching bears in the face. So not only do you get a game about punching bears in the face, but you also get romantic advice! Fist of Awesome really is amazing.

Fist of Awesome is £4.99 on Steam (discounted to a more bearable price of £4.24 until 7 May), and our own Peter Parrish described it as “far from grizzly.” You might want to paws to have a read of his impressions before you snatch it up, just to see if it’s your sort of thing.

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  • Tim McDonald

    Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.