The Punisher (PlayStation 2)

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Description

The Punisher is a third person action game that pits the player against the darkest scum of the Marvel Comics' universe. With over a dozen grimy New York locales, this superhero adaptation embraces the feel of the 30 year comic series.

Featuring loads of weapons, brutal environmental kills and an innovative new interrogation engine where the player controls every last aspect of over 70 torture scenarios, the Punisher provides a rich gaming experience for fans of dark, intense action.

Story written by comics authors Garth Ennis and Jimmy Palmiotti.

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Alternate Titles

  • "惩罚者" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Каратель" -- Russian spelling
  • "O Justiceiro" -- Brazilian title
  • "Il Punitore" -- Italian title

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User Reviews

Great Torture Simulator, Average Game Terrence Bosky (5221) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

games xtreme Apr 19, 2005 9.1 out of 10 91
PSM2 (Playstation 2 Magazine) UK Apr, 2005 82 out of 100 82
Worth Playing Jan 18, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Diehard GameFan Feb 22, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Jan 25, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot Jan 19, 2005 6.6 out of 10 66
1UP Feb 12, 2005 6 out of 10 60
UOL Jogos Feb 02, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 14, 2005 11 out of 20 55
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 14, 2005 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Along with the interrogation scenes being censored in black and white and zoomed in when you killed a criminal, the PC version had blood removed from the interrogations as well (most notably in the face smashing and punching interrogations).

Also, THQ cut some rather disturbing quick kills. One involved The Punisher using his knife and plowing it into the side of a criminal's head from behind (you had to have had a shotgun or rifle selected as your current weapon to get it). Another involved The Punisher coming up from behind and giving the criminal a bullet enema (ie. shooting the criminal up the butthole with his gun).

Fanmade patches were created to restore some of these interrogations, along with the gore missing from interrogations.

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