The Punisher

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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.


The Punisher Windows This is environmental interrogation hot-spot with skull
The Punisher Windows You're dead!
The Punisher Windows The Punisher is real butcher.
The Punisher Windows Iron Man cameo.

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 (5226)
An innovative game that introduces new ways to kill.... Windows Twilightseer (252)

Critic Reviews

Gamezilla Xbox Feb 05, 2005 91 out of 100 91
Extreme Gamer Xbox Feb 22, 2005 80 out of 100 80
IGN PlayStation 2 Jan 14, 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
Diehard GameFan PlayStation 2 Feb 22, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameZone Windows Feb 21, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Shooterplanet Windows Dec 31, 2005 64 out of 100 64 Xbox Apr 04, 2005 6 out of 10 60 Windows May 16, 2005 6 out of 20 30


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Early in the game in the Lucky's Bar level, you hear some mobsters talk about Daredevil, asking who would win in a fight between The Punisher and Daredevil. One of the mobsters replies that such a thing is not possible, because Daredevil is a comic book character.

Much later on in the game, when you play in the Fisk Industries level, you can hear an enemy something along the lines of "Daredevil never did this to us!" when The Punisher shows up; much later on, you see Matt Murdock (Daredevil's secret identity) try to defend The Punisher when he's being interrogated by the police in a cutscene. Seems like the writers didn't make up their minds on deciding if the game exists in the normal Marvel universe or outside of it.

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