Percentile Rank

Freedom Finger is ranked in the 70th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

Worth Playing
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Dec 30, 2019

Freedom Finger is awesome, especially if you're a shoot-'em-up fan. Even if you're the type to skip over cut scenes or aren't moved by the graphical style, the shooting mechanics are enough to sway you, since it plays around with the formula enough to feel different from everything else. Mix it in with a truly electric soundtrack, and you have a pleasant surprise of a game, and its only weakness is that it was released this year, which has had some really outstanding indie titles.

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Gamer Escape
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 24, 2020

Overall I feel it was worth the experience, and I’m looking forward to replaying the game in the near future. If you’re down with often crass humor and underground music, Freedom Finger is a game that should be on your radar.

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COGconnected
87 / 100
87 / 100
Mar 24, 2020

Grab a good pair of headphones, suspend your political correctness, and give Freedom Finger the chance to be experienced the way it deserves.

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GotGame
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2020

In the end, Freedom Finger is a unique, and solid shoot ‘em up. Those looking for replayability can go down different branching paths in the campaign and aim for high scores in arcade mode. They can even play new missions included in the day one update. Add in the wonderful visuals and a splendid soundtrack, this is a no brainer for fans of the genre.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 22, 2020

I love that Freedom Finger sticks it, quite literally, to any expectations or tropes of the shmup genre. It's tough, puerile and loud, while being thoughtful, creative and satirical. The music is fantastic, the challenge rewarding, and its only real hindrance is the ability of your fingers and thumbs.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 24, 2020

Freedom Finger is an enjoyable take on the classic shoot’em up thanks to its simple yet challenging gameplay.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 23, 2019

Freedom Finger is a completely unexpected retro shooter banger. Its unique hand-drawn style, amazing soundtrack, highly offensive humour and various unique and clever gameplay mechanics all come together to deliver a beautifully anarchic ride through a madcap campaign that backs up its brash stylings with solid and challenging gameplay.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2020

Freedom Finger is an amusing side-scrolling shooter with a challenge available for those who want it, and gameplay accessibility for those who’d rather not get frustrated with some of the later levels’ difficulty.

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Digital Chumps
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2018

Freedom Finger is an edgy side-scroller that has heart. It is led by raw rock music and visual design while toting a typical side-scrolling shooter underneath. It's a good game that will definitely keep you challenged and amused.

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Video Chums
Apr 4, 2020

Taking its off-the-wall sense of humour into account or not, there's no denying that Freedom Finger is a great shmup in every sense.

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MonsterVine
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Apr 20, 2020

An amazing soundtrack and clear art direction surround solid gameplay loops, resulting in Freedom Finger being worth the money…and that’s without paying too much attention to the mastery of Aesop Rock’s tracks.

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GameSpace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2020

Freedom Finger is a horizontal shooter that incorporates a humorous storyline and a hard charging soundtrack. This triple threat coalesces into a game that will keep horizontal shooter fans invested for some time.

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DualShockers
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2020

Freedom Finger is fast-paced, over the top, side-scrolling shooter set to an eclectic soundtrack that makes the game feel like an interactive music video.

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NintendoWorldReport
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2019

A surprisingly interesting and unique horizontal shooter, but it might be an acquired taste.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2019

Freedom Finger is an enjoyable little indie that gets away Scott-free with things that might crucify a AAA title, and provides a few hours of tongue-in-cheek, utterly knowing humour at the same time.

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ZTGD
7 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2020

As it stands this is a game that I picked up once and put down without any intention of coming back. Still, I loved the time I spent with it.

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Pure Nintendo
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2019

Freedom Finger is at best hit-and-miss. For every positive, there's also an obvious flaw, but that doesn't mean it's not still a good game. It's certainly not for everyone, primarily because of the offensive tone of the game, yet the moments that really do land and the cracking soundtrack make it worth playing.

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Screen Rant
Screen Rant

Top Critic

Mar 30, 2020

Freedom Finger has some fantastic gameplay but its social and political satire is somewhat underwhelming.

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Area Xbox
6.9 / 10.0
6.9 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2020

Freedom Finger is a side scrolling shot´em up game with an artistic section drawn entirely by hand. Humor and surreal accompany us through forty levels as we sail through space with our hand-shaped ship.

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Killa Penguin
Sep 27, 2019

In practice, however, enemy ships frequently launch bullets directly in front of them. Enemy ships can inflict contact damage, as well. Since it takes time to complete grabs successfully and punching makes it easy to lose track of where you’ll end up once the punch motion ends and your ship has shifted closer to enemies, neither are practical outside of a handful of boss fights. Freedom Finger takes its idea of a no-nonsense space shooter with political overtones and oodles of profanity and builds off of it in interesting ways, but “interesting” and “fun” don’t always overlap, and I didn’t have as much fun with Freedom Finger as its outlandish concept appeared to promise at the outset.

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