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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 The Punisher in Carlo Duka's office (Cut-scene)
The Punisher Windows Special interrogation.
The Punisher Windows Punisher can aim
The Punisher Windows Teaming up with Nick Fury.

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 (5234)
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
IGN Windows Jan 31, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Jan 18, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr, 2005 73 out of 100 73
Just Games Retro Windows Sep 08, 2012 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpy Xbox Jan 25, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Mar 27, 2005 66 out of 100 66
GameZone Windows Feb 21, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
videogamer.com Windows Apr 04, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Apr 14, 2005 5 out of 10 50

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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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