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Freedom Finger (2019) is a tongue-in-cheek game where you pilot a hand that can shoot from its middle finger. Along with the shooting, the game is music driven as you punch, grab, and pound enemies to smithereens. It takes the classic, Gradius and Nemisis shooting games in a comedic direction.

Attacks and enemies are affected by the music beat. Obstacles move in time with the beat and pauses in the current song will also freeze or stutter enemies. You can combat these enemies by standard shooting, but also by punching projectiles back at them, or grabbing them and gaining their powers.

It's all a lot of silly fun, but really well produced, with a fully voiced, fully animated branching Story Mode starring Nolan North, John DiMaggio, Sam Riegel, and Eric Bauza. The original music comes from Aesop Rock. With 40 handcrafted levels over 13 worlds, this will keep you entertained for some time.

Although the central premise of the game is a rude finger gesture, there are optional "family-friendly" modes that censor the middle finger or bleep swear words.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Freedom Finger 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 17 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Rhythm and Shooting game. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 6 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for strong language and the use of alcohol/tobacco. Sexual expletives and offensive language are frequently heard in both the game dialogue and the background music lyrics, including the words “motherfuck”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “bitchin’”, “bitchy”, “*!@?*”, “dick/s”, “dick-cheese”, “goddamn”, “horse-*!@?*”, “monkey-dick”, “pencil-dick”, “*!@?*-flap”, “prick”, “screw”, “*!@?*/s”, “*!@?*-bags”, “*!@?*-lips” and “*!@?*-stain”. Crude hand gestures such as giving the middle finger are also shown. Throughout the game, the main character is prominently depicted smoking cigars and drinking beer from a can.

CostsCosts

Freedom Finger usually costs £5.79 to £6.99.
 

Freedom Finger

Steam Store PC £6.99
Steam Store Mac £5.79
XBox Store Xbox One -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
The Rhyme Savers Update version on Switch offers new levels, enemies and attacks. This is included in the price and not available on other systems. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/09/2019, updated in 2020

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Players: 1

Genres: Rhythm and Shooting

Accessibility: 24 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: widerightgames (@widerightgames)


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