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The Punisher

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Developed by
Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
70
3.3
Windows
67
3.7
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 Main Menu
The Punisher Windows You're dead!
The Punisher Windows Forcing a meeting at Fisk Towers
The Punisher Windows Investigating a lead at Stark Towers.

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 (5232)
An innovative game that introduces new ways to kill.... Windows Twilightseer (252)

The Press Says

PSM2 (Playstation 2 Magazine) UK PlayStation 2 Apr, 2005 82 out of 100 82
TeamXbox Xbox Jan 18, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
IGN PlayStation 2 Jan 14, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Jan 25, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Diehard GameFan PlayStation 2 Feb 22, 2005 7 out of 10 70
2404.org PC Gaming Windows Feb 07, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Feb 06, 2005 61 out of 100 61
1UP PlayStation 2 Feb 12, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Game Freaks 365 Xbox Feb 15, 2005 5.8 out of 10 58
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows May 16, 2005 6 out of 20 30

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Trivia

The car that almost run over the Punisher after completing the Crackhouse level has the license plate "ASM 129", which is a reference to the Marvel comic book, The Amazing Spider-Man #129 (Feb. 1974), the issue that the Punisher made his debut.

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