Punch Club

Your father was brutally murdered before your eyes. Now you must train hard, eat chicken and punch dudes in the face to earn your place in the Punch Club ranks, and discover who ended your father's life.

Punch Club

is a boxing tycoon management game with multiple branching story lines. Your goal is clear, but how you get there depends on whether you want to legitimately climb the rankings, or take the more ridiculous, shady route.Along the way you'll want to focus your talents. Will you take the Way of the Tiger, the Way of the Turtle, or the Way of the Bear? Your strength, accuracy and agility all depends on whichever Way enlightens your path. Do you have stripes, or flippers?
And every decision will matter, especially in your social life. You'll be juggling friendships, love life, work, recreational time, relationships, and possible stardom, all alongside your gym time and fighting aligators. It's not all just pumping iron, you know.
  • Fighter management sim with RPG and tycoon elements
  • Find out who killed your father, and maybe learn something about yourself along the way
  • Heavily story-driven, with multiple different narrative branches and game endings to discover
  • Get as deep with stats as you like, and find your own way through extensive skill trees
  • Gorgeous pixel visuals with 80-90s references and nostalgia all over the place
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows XP and up
Processor: 1 GHz and up
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: Toaster
Storage: 1 GB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: Lion (10.7)
Processor: 1 GHz and up
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: Any
Minimum Requirements
OS: Ubuntu 12.04
Processor: 1 GHz and up
Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Lazy Bear Games have created a retro themed-world that is wonderfully entertaining and simply must be experienced by gamers far and wide.

  • Punch Club is fun and incredibly addictive. It's one of those games you can't stop playing once you've started, so give this one a try if you're looking for something different.

  • Punch Club is a game with a lot of personality. From its realistic gameplay to the little surprises it has tucked away, there’s something special about it that will have you hooked. In spite of the moments that feel like a lot of grinding, it’s an enjoyable title.

  • LEVEL (Czech Republic)

    Punch club is quite funny and a bit magic play, as it is also very repetitive and grueling manager of a novice boxer. [Issue#260]

  • The final score-card on Punch Club is that it packs a huge amount of game into a tiny little package. This game, despite its cutesy appearance, is actually a pretty deep and sophisticated recreation of a struggling fighter’s life.

  • This is one of the most ambitious time management games in recent months. With lots of humour, a fairly deep and tactical turn based fight management, a whodunit for good measure and an inspired 16-bit-retro-fell to it, Punch Club will draw you in. But within all the movie quotes and references you’ll also find a great amount of grind.

  • Punch Club is not a game for everyone. Fans of the genre will love it, but a certain repetitiveness makes it not recommended to those looking for adrenaline and action in a videogame.

  • If you are looking for an excellent 16-bit fighter game then look no further than Punch Club as it’s a hell of a lot of fun to play and sink some hours into.

  • Punch Club combines strategic, management and RPG elements, all surrounded by a nice 8bit style.

  • The simple retro look of Punch Club hides that this is actually a pretty deep management game. It can be very repetitive and frustrating, but the fighting system is lively and the pop culture references are highly entertaining.

  • Whilst the need for constant grinding may prove too much for players looking for a carefree 80's-90's thrill, the sheer amount of love, soul and polish that has gone into every one of Punch Club's pixels, more than makes up for it. A delightful taste of what made our late childhood and early adolescence so much fun to live through and a pretty addicting management sim in its own right.

  • Punch Club - an interesting hybrid of a sports manager, an RPG and a strategy game - is a very satisfying game that generates real emotions. It's a product tailored for mobile platforms but the PC version is pretty much the same. Even if it becomes repetitive, it definitely deserves the attention of lovers of small, independent games.

  • CD-Action

    A charming and highly addictive game that can wear you down with its repetitiveness and unavoidable grind. [03/2016, p.49]

  • It would have been so easy to make Punch Club a freemium game, but the developer didn't and that is good. Punch Club is a simulation game that sometimes reaches the level of Theme Hospital, which is very admirable.

  • Punch Club is yet another example of how small teams that focus on gameplay that's engaging can offer interesting long-term experiences even if they do not feature impressive graphics or stories.

  • So would I suggest checking out Punch Club if you find the idea of a fighting simulator intriguing? Sure, provided you can acclimate to the more tedious aspects of managing stat bars and schedules, which might not require a great deal of concentration but still involve a certain level of babysitting that I haven’t found appealing so far.

  • It's an overall well developed experience, and if you like the genre will probably keep you entertained for a while.

  • Truly an homage to the glorious eighties, Punch Club is an interesting project with a good challenge level, partially ruined by passive fights and a repetitive campaign.

  • Although I found that far too much time was spent endlessly grinding or waiting for fights to end, Punch Club has a certain charm that is hard to shake.

  • Punch Club is an enjoyable experience, with nice retro graphics and a lot of homages to the action movies of the '80s. The gameplay is captivating but pretty slow, though, and it works best on smartphones and tablets (where it's already available).

  • While it wasn’t at all what I expected, I found myself enjoying it more than I probably would have, had it been the brawler I anticipated.

  • Even though micromanagement style games have been a staple on PC for as long as the platform has existed, something about this game feels like it would be more at home on mobile, where the repetitiveness can be indulged in more approachable, bite-sized doses. That said, even on PC, this is still a time-suck that oozes personality and charm, while also simultaneously justifying its $9.99 sticker price.

  • The presentation of Punch Club is great, with 16-bit like graphics, nostalgic references and chip-tune soundtrack. The colour palette used is vibrant and suits the game perfectly. The story is a bit empty, but I really enjoyed the satisfying progression and management aspects. I would recommend this game, but don’t expect a fighting game. Its more a life simulator, with turn based fights.

  • Witty and undemanding game where the right tactics wins over the simple mouse-clicking your opponent to death. If you like Rocky or Blood Sport movies, and somewhere deep inside you lies a desire to become a champion, you definitely have to play the Punch Club.

  • 25% point-and-click and 75% sports manager that starts out light-footed and turns into a heavy slugger towards the end.

  • If you can put up with the ever-present grind and can see through the frustrating moments then you’ll have a good time playing through Punch Club’s celebration of 90s action, if not then you may find yourself looking for a new keyboard, or worse, a monitor as a result of working through game related anger issues.

  • Punch Club is tedious at times, thanks to an unfortunate level-down systems that artificially extend the road to the championship with grinding repetition, but its upgrades, stat growth, and more compensate with satisfying depth.

  • Punch Club provides a parody-filled look at one man ‒ your man ‒ and his rise to martial arts stardom. Managing his hunger, training regiment, and social life contains all the appeal of The Sims franchise, but punishing stat decay and RNG-heavy fights cripple Punch Club’s lasting shot at fame.

  • While it makes a few missteps in some critical areas, for fans of life sims or boxing movies, this is definitely worth checking out.

  • In a nutshell, Punch Club acted like a stamina-fueled boxer and wore me down. Over time I found myself loathing the training process I originally felt happy progressing in. What started as a fun progression from nobody to star became a tedious task of increasing numbers that may or may not affect the outcome of a fight.

Punch Club
$9.99 $4.28
Title: Punch Club
Genre: Indie, RPG, Strategy
Released: 8 January 2016
Developer: Lazy Bear Games
Publisher: tinyBuild
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Captions available
  • Steam Trading Cards
UI Audio Subs
Spanish - Spain
Czech
Polish
Turkish
English
Simplified Chinese
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Portuguese - Brazil
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