The Punisher

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Developed by
Released
Platforms
Critic Score User Score
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 Intro - female officer
The Punisher Windows Pub.
The Punisher Windows Punisher can aim
The Punisher Windows This is environmental interrogation hot-spot with skull

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

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
Extreme Gamer Xbox Feb 22, 2005 80 out of 100 80
IGN Xbox Jan 14, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Kombo.com Xbox Mar 02, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpy Xbox Jan 25, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
2404.org PC Gaming Windows Feb 07, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
videogamer.com Xbox Apr 04, 2005 6 out of 10 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

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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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