The Marvel entity known as The Punisher is done right in this game... really right. The Havoc engine makes for pretty fun gameplay but there's not much of the core action that you haven't seen before. Interrogations and special kills are a blast.
To simply state that this game is a 10 out of 10 would do no justice. This game deserves the justice it provides the punisher in representing him how he truly is in this game. Firstly, the enemies you take on and the gruesome ways you kill them embodies what frank castle is about - the character model of the punisher further encompasses him by making him look like a mean SOB. I played this game when I was a kid and I had nightmares because of it - that should tell you how well done Frank's real persona is done in this game.
(2019 review) This game clearly deserves a 10 even almost a decade and a half later. It has really good mechanics that make it fun to shoot the guns. It's gory, has awesome regular kill moves as well as special kills. The characters that show up include Nick Fury, Black Widow, Iron Man, The Kingpin, Bullseye, and Jigsaw (might have forgot one or two).
The game has 16 missions probably running 30-45 min each (one mission was about 3 min). It's not a very long game but it's long enough. Perfect length to keep you interested in going back to revisit the missions on a harder difficulty and trying to unlock more upgrades.
There were a couple things that could have been better but didn't hinder the fun. Clicking right thumbstick was aim and left trigger was throw grenade, those should have been swapped. I finished the game yesterday and can't remember the other minor things. They really don't matter when you're in the action.
I give it a 10 for the game itself as it's great for someone to play even today. And if you're a retro gamer who gets that special enjoyment from older games, it's even better.
The game tries to break out of the third-person shooter blueprint by offering sometimes-gory interrogation sequences, but these portions don't do enough to change what is otherwise a very by-the-numbers action game.
The Punisher on Xbox is one of the most underrated comic adaptations ever released. Forget the crappy movies and series, this one is close to the cult comics! The gamplay is action packed, the levels and missions are diversified and the atmosphere is badass! One of the coolest and most brutal action games of all time!
The punisher feels most like a beta version of saints row, the game doesn't have satisfied punch to any of the weapons and the interrogation mechanic it get boring fast, and the punisher is boring and doll , I can only recommend it if you're interested in where the first saints row game get it mechanics from
SummaryDriven 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 yea...