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The Punisher (DOS)

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Description

When his family was gunned down by gangsters, Frank Castle became The Punisher. As Judge, Jury, and Executioner, The Punisher is cleaning up New York City one dead criminal at a time. However, if he can raise $500,000, he can pay off an informant for the location of the biggest criminal in Manhattan, The Kingpin. Working with a time limit and financed by The Trust, he only has a short time to complete enough missions to raise that much money.

The Punisher primarily plays from a top-down perspective, where the player moves Frank through the streets and alleys of New York, entering buildings and taking out enemies with a range of weaponry. He also drives to locations in his Battle Van, where the player controls the van from a first-person perspective, to the mission’s address. The game also has a scrolling mode when Frank scuba dives and knifes underwater assailants on the way to boats.

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The Punisher DOS You can remove the portrait to the left. You've wandered off your goal, just exploring back alleys...
The Punisher DOS Opening screen
The Punisher DOS Select your destination for the ride - much easier than driving the clumsy van by yourself
The Punisher DOS Reviewing your info

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Trivia

German index

On October 31, 1991, The Punisher was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #15 Most Memorable Game Hero (Frank Castiglione)

Trixter (8743) added The Punisher (DOS) on May 16, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63198) and jon mitchell (3)