Painkiller: Hell & Damnation
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Heaven's Hitman is Back... With a Vengeance!
Evil has returned! Demonic powers are manifesting themselves as a myriad of dark creatures, fighting over the fates of imprisoned souls caught in Purgatory.
Once again, it is up to Daniel Garner, in the unenviable position of being the Curse of Darkness and the Toy of Light, to fight his way past hordes of demons and fiends.
Questions remain… “Can he stop the powerful creatures that stand in his way? Will he ever leave the hell of Purgatory and be reunited with his wife Catherine?”
Painkiller Hell & Damnation is a fast-paced, thrilling modern remake of an all-action shooter Classic!
A modern remake of the Classic shooters, Painkiller and Battle Out Of Hell
14 adrenaline filled levels, including 4 Boss levels
Over 30 of the nastiest, darkest creatures from Hell
Devastating and unique arsenal of weapons
Singleplayer and Co-operative Campaigns spread across 4 Chapters
PvP and PvE Multiplayer modes
The soundtrack is forged in the same furnace as the weapons: heavy metal
Powered by Unreal Engine 3®
Steamworks fully integrated
Key Anti-Features (you know… the ones that make life EASY):
NO Kill-streak bonuses or airstrikes
NO AK-47, NO M16; just a healthy dose of .666 calibre weapons!
More to be announced!
Hi-Def & Co-oplehemake | May 8, 2013 | See all lehemake's reviews »
I really liked the original Painkiller game and its expansion Battle Out Of Hell. Fast paced, crazy, gory shooter like Doom and Quake were in old days. There are challenging secrets to find and a tarot card system which gives nice boosts. This remake is a mixed bag. Main improvements consists of shiny Unreal Engine 3 graphics and two player co-op mode. Also comes with lots of steam achievements to hunt. Sadly, there aren't much levels to play though more comes with DLCs. Co-op is welcome addition but has some frustating issues. Tarot cards cannot be used and unlocked. There's no location indicator for you partner. After dying you must wait some time to respawn but if you both get killed you must start level from the beginning. However playing with friend is a fun experience. Not recommended for die hard single player fans of original Painkiller but its ok new players and those who want to try co-op.
Return of the mindless shooterMarkDeejay | Jan. 29, 2013 | See all MarkDeejay's reviews »
I'm done with shooters like Painkiller and Serious Sam. I like mindless game as much as the next guy, but I also like a deeper experience at the same time. Painkiller couldn't offer me this. If you want to turn off your brain and shoot at everything that moves, this game is for you. The weapons are fun to use, the graphics are sharp, there's enemy variety, the boss fights are kinda cool and epic and the HUD is clumsy. What ? The HUD is clumsy. Maybe I wasn't paying too much attention to it but I had no idea where to look for my health, souls or ammo until a few hours into the game. That can't be right. Yeah yeah, 'Enough about the HUD already !' I hear you yell. And I agree. In fact, I'll stop talking about this game altogether.
To sum things up: Yay = if you like mindless shooters Nay = if you dislike mindless shooters
A simple remakeLekes | Jan. 28, 2013 | See all Lekes's reviews »
I'm not calling myself a Painkiller fan but I had some fun with it and official add-on back in it's release days. Howevever, Hell & Damnation feels like a let down. Few levels which follows in mostly random sequence, level design stuck in 2004 and visuals have no changes at all exept for updated engine and some texture work. Good-looking weapons, John St. John as voice actor and better textures on enmies are good but they do not outweigh overall dissatisfaction from the game. Also, it's like uber short and single player took me 5 hours on Nighmare to beat with plenty of checkpoint restarts and few secrets found. It feels good at times, but nothing more.
Classic old school fun.fable2 | Jan. 27, 2013 | See all fable2's reviews »
To be honest this game is what I expected to be; fast paced old-school violence. A lot of the reviews I'm seeing complain about the AI being stupid but fail to realize this was done on purpose. It's the AI you'll find in this type of classic shooter. What other kind of AI would you want? Think of this as Quake, Doom and Unreal bottled up. I LOVE how the AI are overly aggressive, run directly straight for you with weapons swinging. It's just the style of game play they went for. Not to mention there are HORDES of them, some with shields which makes attention to aiming a must. The graphics are polished which adds to the gloomy ambiance to the levels and monsters (AI). I couldn't have asked anything more for this classic shooter. If you don't "get" this game, then you'll probably think the same thing as the crappy reviews. Complaining about stuff which was intentional. This is a game is for die hard fans of old-school shooter, So if you are a fan of this genre you can not miss this one.
Underratedcaptainstark | Jan. 26, 2013 | See all captainstark's reviews »
I really, really do not understand why people are rating it so low. Painkiller was an amazing game, and this is a great remake. It is intended for hardcore FPS gamers, if you liked Serious Sam, then this is the game for you. The story isn't that good, and it's understandable, since I wasn't really expecting it to be focused on a solid storyline. This game has beautiful graphics, physics and the gameplay is excellent.