Battle never ceases in the realm known as Hell. This time around it's a battle for the freedom of your very soul. Will you be able to escape from the prison hidden in the darkest deepest chasm of Hell? Do you have enough courage to travel through the most dangerous and twisted areas, infamous for their unsafety, even among demons...
User reviews: Mixed (76 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 29, 2012
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About This Game

Battle never ceases in the realm known as Hell. This time around it's a battle for the freedom of your very soul. Will you be able to escape from the prison hidden in the darkest deepest chasm of Hell? Do you have enough courage to travel through the most dangerous and twisted areas, infamous for their unsafety, even among demons themselves? Are you prepared to significantly reduce the demonic population?

Once again you have the chance to experience the magnificent dark atmosphere of the good (or evil?) Painkiller, the only true oldschool First Person Shooter, tough as nails, without a trace of remorse, without a glimpse of motion blur or other technological makeup. Just Painkiller and nothing else matters!

Key features:

  • 5 completely new levels with impressive locations like an Angkor temple, a massive old warehouse and a highway where hundreds of cars crashed.
  • A new campaign of 5+ hours of new and genuine Painkiller action!
  • Even more bloodshed and action per square meter: immerse into freaking intense gameplay & ultimately challenging FPS action
  • More dense maps and sick enemies than ever before: kill over 6,000 uniquely spawned wicked monsters
  • Continues the story of Bill Sherman
  • Improved graphics, AI, environments as well as new atmospheric soundtrack

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Pentium IV 3.2Ghz
    • Memory: 512MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 3GB
    • Video Card: AMD Radeon/Nvidia GeForce with 256MB RAM, and Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 1.5GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 3GB
    • Video Card: AMD Radeon/Nvidia GeForce with 512MB of memory and shader model 3.0
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
It *is* better than Redemption and especially Ressurrection, but considering those are two of the most ♥♥♥♥ poor attempts at making a videogame I've ever played that's like saying that Desert Gunner is better than Air Control. It's functional, yes, but that doesn't really make it good.

It's got the same "kill a million dudes, another six feet of the level opens, then kill a million more dudes" that the last two had, but the main difference here is that that "zillion" is down from the "trillion" that Redemption had. Redemption was unplayable because you simply did not have the space, health, or ammo to kill all the enemies in each level. This one you actually do, and i was able to play through in insomnia difficulty without ragequitting like in Redemption, where going through without cheating was virtually impossible due to bad game design.

Which is this game's problem, the design. It's not BAD, like in Redemption. It's not completely broken like in Redemption where it's unplayable. But it's not quirky like Overdose and it's not excellent like Black and BooH or H&D, it's just kinda... there.

There isn't much to recommend here. It's functional. It's about six hours of painkilling entertainment. But it's not really any good entertainment. No new weapons, enemies. There are five levels: A church (seriously, enough with the dang churches. Every painkiller's had a church level and it's just never that interesting), a highway (the sole interesting map), a graveyard (again, yes, for the fifth game in a row), a warehouse (yes, again, another damn warehouse), and a mayan temple that's actually kinda cool, and one other level so generic I forgot about it already.

So all in all, if you're like me and on a holy quest to play every painkiller game ever made, get it because it is in fact a painkiller game.

If you just want to spend ten bucks on a good game, well... it isn't. It's not bad, but it sure isn't good.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
Worst Painkiller game ever made (not to mention that its fan-made)!
I just wanted to see the ending, and when I finish it said "finish the game in trauma mode"
Wastem my hours recklessly and finished in traume and then "unlock all cards for more" and still no ending!
for the first time I say this is a waste of money! and waste of time.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
gosh darn it . . i got stuck again . . . . . and this time an invisible wall did it :(
This one is better then the other fan made ones, but i still can't recommend it at full price, maybe 66% off.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2013
The most intense Painkiller. Less levels, more enemies.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
The least buggy of the lot.
But it does have annoying bugs. And it may be related to hardware and or software updates. Because I played this game a while back on older hardware, and at some point of the map "Highway to hell" the game would always drop in frames per second to around 1-5fps. Yet whenever I turned around in the opposite direction, the frames went back to normal.
At that point I gave up with this game. Played other games, got newer hardware, came back to this having forgotten about that problem. It still did it, not always.

And that load save bug is terrible here. No its worse.

Every time it would not load checkpoints after the start of said map. Whats worse if did load a certain checkpoint, which is in front of a blown up truck or lorry, one can never go past it as the game keeps an invisible wall in the way which is not supposed to happen. Only getting to this point without loads, does this not happen.


Just another broken game sold best in the "Steam sales".
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 28, 2012
Reminded me of 'Rise of the Triad' but not in a good way. Rise off the Triad also Reminded me of 'Rise of the Triad' But not in a Good Way.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2013
I recommend you to buy something else. This game is total crap. Boring as ♥♥♥♥, ♥♥♥♥tiest level design I've seen in years.

If you want a Painkiller game, pick Painkiller: Black Edition.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
Good hard rock, waves of opponents, good special effects, all in one place, in this game!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 2, 2013
ottimo ma e solo single player io ho preso tutto il pacco dei painkiller ma altrimenti questo non avrei preso come singolo gioco perche ha solo la modalita campagna
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Only if you have a love affair with your left mouse button.......
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2013
Painkiller: Recurring Evil is another old game that was great for it's time. If you're a Painkiller fan, as I am, Get it!!!
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 5, 2012
After 30 minutes of painkiller, I can tell you exactly what it is.
It's dated, ugly, unoriginal, and pretty much just an hd remake of the old painkillers.

But that's why it's good.
Painkiller embraces its aged gameplay, mainly in an attempt to bathe the player in nostalgia from the days of quake, and quite simply, it works. Painkiller is not the new call of duty, it's not the halo killer, it's surly not game of the year, but it's not trying to be. It's 10 dollers, a handful of gory action, and it's pretty much a simple shooter with very little instructions on how to play the game for new players. If you're not a big FPS fan, and you haven't played anything pre-2k, skip painkiller. If you're on a hunt to bring back the memories of playing quake 1/2 in the dark on your 16 box tv, painkiller might just bring you that nostalgia you've been missing.

7/10. Still worth a buy, I mean, it's seven bucks right now, how many modern games do you still see going for that?
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 20, 2013
О Боже! куда ты смотрел когда люди создали такое...Данная игра не выдержывает никакой критики,и она явно не стоит тех 7.99,что за нее просят.Да она похожа в некоторой спенени на Серъезного Сэма,но только похожа,а сделано все это Гораздо хуже.Мое субъективное мнение таково-Не покупайте не прикаких обстоятельствах.К слову,меня хватило только на 10 минут игры...
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 27, 2012
Out of all the Painkiller games, this one is the best. So if you're looking for a Painkiller game, get this one
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
This game is the very same as Painkiller:Redemption (fanmade as well) as it's a mindles survival room FPS, but slightly better as it seems more managable for mediocre players and it has newly designed levels some very athmospheric.
The only five levels consist of series of extreme hard survival rooms made only for hardcore fans! The story. . .forget it, is terrible since Resurrection!
6/10 - Pure extreme hard, room survival FPS action. Fun when depressed.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 5, 2013
can't really say its so good.. screams poland all over it.. Release: Feb 29, 2012 (US) are you kidding me? more like 2005 .. and even then.. 4/10
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
I guess I really dont like this game I mean its okay but I don't play it the bugs are BS and the levels are too long to even finish.
Again lack of checkpoints around the ***** level the first level has what three checkpoints.The level design is crap and the enemies are stupidiest of ever and It's just crap.
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
this game refuses to let me finish highway to hell. If this is just my computer, then the game is still just another good painkiller add on.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Zap hundred monsters and zombies with a great deal of fun. This is the best first person shooter what i played in this past years
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5 of 14 people (36%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2013
Berbat bir oyun Paranıza kıyıp bunu alırsanız çok pişman olursunuz... 2/10
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