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  • Summary: Driven by a hatred of crime bordering on insanity, Frank Castle became The Punisher, a one-man army whose mission goes far beyond revenge. Taking on the city's high-powered crime lords, he wreaks havoc on the corrupt with methods reserved for those on the wrong side of the law. "TheDriven by a hatred of crime bordering on insanity, Frank Castle became The Punisher, a one-man army whose mission goes far beyond revenge. Taking on the city's high-powered crime lords, he wreaks havoc on the corrupt with methods reserved for those on the wrong side of the law. "The Punisher" video game represents the best of over 30 years of "Punisher" comic books and depicts some of the grittiest storylines in the Marvel Universe. [THQ] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. It's not all brutality. The Punisher is also one of the most immersive strategy games ever created. Aim for the head and enjoy.
  2. While the game was awesome, the PC port was less then stellar. The censorship is another area while I was less then pleased.
  3. 80
    A blast to play. Yes, there are many moments where it starts to get monotonous, but then you suddenly hit a new interrogation zone and suddenly it's a bloody fiesta.
  4. PC Gamer
    66
    The biggest problem with The Punisher, however, is its uninspired gameplay... You'll spend most of your time running and gunning, and after a while it all becomes rather tedious. [Apr 2005, p.72]
  5. Feels empty at its core, with no puzzle solving, crime detection, or strategy of any kind. The Punisher is one of those games you want to play when you just want to go buck wild.
  6. I did like playing the game for the extra modes outside of the normal story mode, since they actually offered up some killer objectives and nice gameplay.
  7. Play Magazine
    38
    The game, like the movie it was also inspired by, has failed to properly tap into the vivid, dark energy of the comic book. [Feb 2005, p.62]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jan 29, 2012
    10
    This game is awesome i love it ! it was very very different and it still is ! no other game is like this ! u must play it if u like 3rdThis game is awesome i love it ! it was very very different and it still is ! no other game is like this ! u must play it if u like 3rd person shooter and violence XD it has a good story with nice gameplay and a lot of stuff to do after u finish it Expand
  2. Jan 8, 2019
    10
    Duracion: 17 hrs

    Este videojuego es uno de los mas epicos y que quedara en el olvido, una pena muy grande yo lo tenia en PS2 pero perdi el
    Duracion: 17 hrs

    Este videojuego es uno de los mas epicos y que quedara en el olvido, una pena muy grande yo lo tenia en PS2 pero perdi el disco y no pude volver a jugarlo, ahora lo consegui para PC en caja con su disco y que puedo decir una joya de Marvel que ningun aficionado a los comics puede dejar el titulo es un shooter en tercera persona donde encarnaremos al Punisher (Castigador) debemos ir por cada escenario eliminando criminales con muchas armas desde pistolas a Lanzacohetes podemos usar a los criminales como escudos y podemos interrogarlos con diversos objetos letales del ambiente lo mas entretenido es que tras interrogarlos podemos elegir si asesinarlos con las trampas o soltarlo ya sea para ayudarnos a abrir una puerta etc, el juego es muy gore del bueno y tambien cuenta con un sistema de puntos y medallas que al conseguirlas todas conseguiremos bonificaiones como conceptos, cheats y vídeos entre otras cosas como skins. en fin lo recomiendo mucho no esta en Steam para comprarlo pero se puede comprar en Amazon. la duración es alrededor de 20 horas limpias o un poco menos yo lo complete en las dos dificultades normal y difícil y me llevo un total de 48 horas. :D comprarlo o descargarlo. nos cruzaremos en esta aventura con muchos personajes del universo Marvel entre ellos Viuda negra, Nick Fury, Bullseye, Bushwacker, Kingpin, El ruso entre otros una pena que no aparecio Spiderman xd
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  3. Jan 20, 2011
    9
    I remember this as my favourite game of the year 2005. I do not read Marvel comics, but since I liked most of Volition's previous work II remember this as my favourite game of the year 2005. I do not read Marvel comics, but since I liked most of Volition's previous work I checked this out. I have played through the game three, maybe four times. It's just so... fun. As games should be. What other games let you dual wield M-60s?
    The excellent levels are probably behind this game's staying power. Straightforward, but also not completely linear. I have noticed new things on every playthrough, and especially the enemy reactions are delightfully varied. The only complaint have is technical: low resolution and muddy colours. This game is also extremely brutal, probably up there with the Manhunt series (which I admit to not having played), and it could have raised quite a fuss had anyone cared.
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  4. Luke
    Apr 29, 2005
    8
    I really enjoyed this game. I played the demo, and enjoyed it enough to get the full game, and was pleasantly suprised just how much fun i I really enjoyed this game. I played the demo, and enjoyed it enough to get the full game, and was pleasantly suprised just how much fun i had with it. The graphics are not WOW worthy, especially in light of games like DOOM3 and Halflife2, but they are more than serviceable and occasionally include some nice touches. Character models are fairly decent aswell, with a special mention being the Punisher himself, he looks absolutely perfect. The action is really what it is all about and the game is very good in the multitude of ways it gives you to dispatch of enemies - U will not be left wanting for variety thats for sure. The story isnt too bad aswell and kept me intrigued enough. Sound is decent, with Thomas Jane providing the punishers voice adding that extra feeling of authenticity. The game has boss fights in it which generally werent highlights, but one in particular [recreating the battle between castle and the russian from the movie] is very well done. Gameplay wise the game is like max payne without bullet time, as the reviewers say. But, i enjoyed this game far more than the max payne franchise, i liked the punisher character more and thought the game offered more variety in it then payne. overall, i was decently impressed with what i thought would be a shoddy licenced game. well done Volition. Expand
  5. May 5, 2020
    7
    A great game, worth paying over 5 dollars/euros for it? Nope! Get it on sale.

    Frustrating boss fights, frustrating sections of otherwise
    A great game, worth paying over 5 dollars/euros for it? Nope! Get it on sale.

    Frustrating boss fights, frustrating sections of otherwise acceptable levels, stiff unadapted-from-PS2 gunplay with "fine aim" and no lock on for a very very fiddly system. Not the best port, should've had more medkits.

    ASIDE FROM THAT: the Punisher is a very authentic to source material kind of game, with brilliant voice acting by Thomas Jane of the Punisher movie fame! And honestly, not much besides that. Waterworld? I don't even know haha.

    In every way you feel like the Punisher: basically killing lowlives left and right, in needlessly brutal, self-indulgent ways. I love it. Perhaps I'd say the game lacks enough camp, but it is still campy.
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  6. Jun 21, 2015
    7
    In this game I have nothing to comment. The story is quite ok. It has some problems with voice acting and sound. Otherwise, it's a great gameIn this game I have nothing to comment. The story is quite ok. It has some problems with voice acting and sound. Otherwise, it's a great game . Expand
  7. May 27, 2020
    5
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