The Punisher

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
70
3.3
Windows
67
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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 The Zoo.
The Punisher Windows The appropriate response when encountering The Punisher.
The Punisher Windows Teaming up with Black Widow
The Punisher Windows Interrogation (punching).

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 (5227)
An innovative game that introduces new ways to kill.... Windows Twilightseer (252)

Critic Reviews

GameZone PlayStation 2 Jan 28, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr, 2005 73 out of 100 73
Diehard GameFan PlayStation 2 Feb 22, 2005 7 out of 10 70
ActionTrip Windows Jan 26, 2005 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Mar 27, 2005 66 out of 100 66
GameSpot Windows Jan 21, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
UOL Jogos PlayStation 2 Feb 02, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Freaks 365 Xbox Feb 15, 2005 5.8 out of 10 58
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Mar 14, 2005 11 out of 20 55
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows May 16, 2005 6 out of 20 30

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Trivia

SPOILER WARNING!

Early in the game in the Lucky's Bar level, you hear some mobsters talk about Daredevil, asking who would win in a fight between The Punisher and Daredevil. One of the mobsters replies that such a thing is not possible, because Daredevil is a comic book character.

Much later on in the game, when you play in the Fisk Industries level, you can hear an enemy something along the lines of "Daredevil never did this to us!" when The Punisher shows up; much later on, you see Matt Murdock (Daredevil's secret identity) try to defend The Punisher when he's being interrogated by the police in a cutscene. Seems like the writers didn't make up their minds on deciding if the game exists in the normal Marvel universe or outside of it.

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