Death Wish 3, the computer game

In 1985, Charles Bronson went 8-bit in the Death Wish 3 computer game from Gremlin Graphics for the ZX Spectrum, Armstrad CPC, and Commodore 64. It was an intensely violent and gory game. For the time, people, for the time. You can download the TZX tape image here, the Amstrad CPC version here, and likely locate the C64 version via (via @death_waltz_records on Instagram)


  1. Neofascist vigilantism. Good times…

    I remember watching one of the Death Wish pictures. Don’t remember which one. In it, Bronson shoots a guy dead on the street…for snatching a purse.

  2. So, 1985 was my young adulthood, and I wasn’t much of a gamer. What’s really weird is looking at the statistics that universally show an astonishing drop-off in global violent crime rates in the real world since the 1970s, and realizing that the world really was a much more violent place 30-40 years ago, when the main video game genres were being established.

    Then I run into some yahoo in his early thirties, who may or may not be a gamer, and he’s convinced that the world outside his suburban enclave is a violent place where death waits around each corner, and I get so angry I just want to beat him to a pulp and take all his money. Asshole.

  3. I’d actually recommend you contact Sumo Digital to see if you can talk to anyone who may have worked on this title as an interesting feature – Sumo was born out of the embers of Gremlin :)

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