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The Punisher

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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 The appropriate response when encountering The Punisher.
The Punisher Windows Forcing a meeting at Fisk Towers
The Punisher Windows Teaming up with Black Widow
The Punisher Windows More enemies on the way.

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

Gamezilla Xbox Feb 05, 2005 91 out of 100 91
Game Chronicles Windows Feb 24, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
Jolt (UK) Windows Jan 26, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
TeamXbox Xbox Jan 18, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
DreamStation.cc Xbox Oct 04, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Kombo.com Xbox Mar 02, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
TalkXbox Xbox Jan 17, 2005 78 out of 100 78
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Jan 25, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Mar 14, 2005 11 out of 20 55
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows May 16, 2005 6 out of 20 30

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Trivia

There was some controversy in the US when the ESRB threatened to award the game an AO rating. Later, THQ decided to tone down the game by making the "Special Interrogation" scenes black-and-white. Because of this, the game was rated M.

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