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The Punisher (Windows)

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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.

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The Punisher Windows Interrogation (punching).
The Punisher Windows Some decent smoke and light effects.
The Punisher Windows Main Menu
The Punisher Windows You're dead!

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 SifouNaS (1317) 3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars
An innovative game that introduces new ways to kill.... Twilightseer (252) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars

The Press Says

Game Chronicles Feb 24, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
IGN Jan 31, 2005 8 out of 10 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 2005 73 out of 100 73
ActionTrip Jan 26, 2005 68 out of 100 68
GameZone Feb 21, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Shooterplanet Dec 31, 2005 64 out of 100 64
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Feb 06, 2005 61 out of 100 61
videogamer.com Apr 04, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 14, 2005 11 out of 20 55
JeuxVideoPC.com May 16, 2005 6 out of 20 30

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Trivia

Along with the interrogation scenes being censored in black and white and zoomed in when you killed a criminal, the PC version had blood removed from the interrogations as well (most notably in the face smashing and punching interrogations).

Also, THQ cut some rather disturbing quick kills. One involved The Punisher using his knife and plowing it into the side of a criminal's head from behind (you had to have had a shotgun or rifle selected as your current weapon to get it). Another involved The Punisher coming up from behind and giving the criminal a bullet enema (ie. shooting the criminal up the butthole with his gun).

Fanmade patches were created to restore some of these interrogations, along with the gore missing from interrogations.

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Pedro Morales (10) added The Punisher (Windows) on Feb 19, 2005
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