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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 Iron Man cameo.
The Punisher Windows Crashing a funeral
The Punisher Windows Intro - Punisher himself
The Punisher Windows Some decent smoke and light effects.

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 (5235)
An innovative game that introduces new ways to kill.... Windows Twilightseer (252)

The Press Says

GameZone PlayStation 2 Jan 28, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Jolt (UK) Windows Jan 26, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
IGN PlayStation 2 Jan 14, 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
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Jan 25, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot Xbox Jan 19, 2005 6.6 out of 10 66
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Feb 06, 2005 61 out of 100 61
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

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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