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The Punisher

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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 Some decent smoke and light effects.
The Punisher Windows Fighting in a high-rise under construction.
The Punisher Windows Iron Man cameo.
The Punisher Windows Crashing a funeral

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 (897)
Great Torture Simulator, Average Game PlayStation 2 Terrence Bosky (5236)
An innovative game that introduces new ways to kill.... Windows Twilightseer (252)

The Press Says

Gamezilla Xbox Feb 05, 2005 91 out of 100 91
Game Chronicles Windows Feb 24, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
Next Level Gaming Xbox Feb 22, 2005 82 out of 100 82
IGN Xbox Jan 14, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Extreme Gamer Xbox Feb 22, 2005 80 out of 100 80
DreamStation.cc Xbox Oct 04, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Jan 18, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Shooterplanet Windows Dec 31, 2005 64 out of 100 64
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Jan 24, 2005 3 out of 5 60
1UP PlayStation 2 Feb 12, 2005 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Initially US version was given an RC rating. The MA15+ rating for the OFLC in Australia was given after the game was "revised".

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