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 Bullets shatter glass.
The Punisher Windows The Q key will instantly kill nearby enemies.
The Punisher Windows You're dead!
The Punisher Windows Teaming up with Black Widow

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Alternate Titles

  • "惩罚者" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Каратель" -- Russian spelling
  • "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

Critic Reviews

Jolt (UK) Jan 26, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
IGN Jan 31, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Game Over Online Feb 28, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 2005 73 out of 100 73
Just Games Retro Sep 08, 2012 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ActionTrip Jan 26, 2005 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Mar 27, 2005 66 out of 100 66
2404.org PC Gaming Feb 07, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
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

SPOILER WARNING!

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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