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The Punisher

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Developed by
Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
70
3.3
Windows
67
3.8
Xbox
76
3.3
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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.

Screenshots

The Punisher Windows Another way to interrogate (environmental)
The Punisher Windows Some decent smoke and light effects.
The Punisher Windows One way to interrogate (general)
The Punisher Windows Censored version of an execution.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

The Punisher has come… to punish his fans Windows SifouNaS (1317)
Welcome Back, Frank Xbox MasterMegid (900)
Great Torture Simulator, Average Game PlayStation 2 Terrence Bosky (5237)
An innovative game that introduces new ways to kill.... Windows Twilightseer (252)

The Press Says

games xtreme PlayStation 2 Apr 19, 2005 9.1 out of 10 91
Game Chronicles Windows Feb 24, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
TeamXbox Xbox Jan 18, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
IGN Windows Jan 31, 2005 8 out of 10 80
X-Power Xbox Mar 09, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Jan 18, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Just Games Retro Windows Sep 08, 2012 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Mar 27, 2005 66 out of 100 66
UOL Jogos PlayStation 2 Feb 02, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Jan 24, 2005 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

On May 31, 2005, the English version of The Punisher was put on the infamous German index by the BPjM. 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.

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