Evil has returned! Demonic powers are manifesting themselves as a myriad of dark creatures, fighting over the fates of imprisoned souls caught in Purgatory.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,594 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 31, 2012

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Recommended By Curators

"Dark old-school shooter with unusual weapons like a stake gun, lots of gore, demonic hordes to slay and bonus hidden secrets in every level."
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Reviews

"Painkiller Hell & Damnation reboots with great graphics, more polish, and a lot of demons to purge."
Gaming Bolt 9/10

"The combination of fantastic weapon design, music, gore and physics make being Hell’s janitor one of the best things you could be this Halloween."
Mature-gaming.com 4.5/5

"Farm 51 has put Painkiller back on its pedestal."
Destructoid 8/10

About This Game

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!

Key features

  • 100 % UNCUT version in all languages
  • A modern remake of the Classic shooters, Painkiller and Battle Out Of Hell
  • 15 adrenaline filled levels, including 4 Boss levels
  • Includes a special Halloween level
  • 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 auto-heal
  • NO AK-47, NO M16 or that sort of sh*t; just a healthy dose of .666 calibre weapons!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista/7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 / ATI Radeon HD 2600XT (256 MB)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core processor
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/ATI Radeon HD 4850 (512+ MB)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version 10.6.3 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GT 9600M/320M, or ATI (AMD) Radeon HD 4670 with 256 MB VRAM. Intel integrated GPUs are not supported
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
    • Network: Internet (TCP/IP) connection
    • Additional: These specs are still being determined.
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X version 10.7 or later
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz QuadCore Intel CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 9800/260, or ATI (AMD) Radeon HD 4870 with 512 MB VRAM. Intel integrated GPUs are not supported
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
    • Network: Internet (TCP/IP) connection
    • Additional: These specs are still being determined.
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 / ATI Radeon HD 2600XT (256 MB)
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
    • Additional: These specs are still being determined.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04/13.04, Linux Mint 14 & 15 (64-bit)
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core processor
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/ATI Radeon HD 4850 (512+ MB)
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
    • Additional: These specs are still being determined.
Helpful customer reviews
91 of 115 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Painkiller Hell & Damnation is a good exemple of not what to do in an HD remake :
1. Rewrite the whole story so it could reach Necrovision's mediocrity.
2. Cut the original campaign in half and turn the lenghty acts into short one.
3. Remove some bosses from the original and replace them by lot of mini-bosses.
4. Replace Lucifer (the last boss) by a boring and annoying Grim Reaper.
5. Sell the game for 20 bucks and sell all the missing maps with DLC.

Conclusion:
Do not buy Painkiller. You're better buying painkillers at the drug store.
I felt lot of pain playing this game and now I regret it because I have no medication to relief the pain...

Rating:
5.5
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
39.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
After finishing the game and replayed thought in hard difficulty (Trauma) I have almost decided to give a positive, but I would like to enumerate some points I would like to be ironed out in a update before changing this review:

* Better animations (in caracters and when switching weapons)

* Fix dumb AI in stairs of opera level and other places

* Fix Crashes and corruption on Linux


**Original Review**


Having played the original Painkiller black edition I have to say that this is a bad remake!

Despite the graphics improvements, they removed a lot of content and changed things that shouldn't, overal resulting in a less than desirable experience.


Go buy the black edition instead!
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
If you don't want spoilers stop reading now :)

**Spoilers!**

You play as a man fighting through hell I think, I didn't quite follow the story but the combat is tight and responsive, unlike my first girlfriend who is a cheating ♥♥♥♥♥. Go ♥♥♥♥ yourself Tanya.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
First of all, if you've never played Painkiller before DO NOT GET THIS GAME. I reccommend starting with Painkiller black as you get all the original 24 levels (including the last level which was cut from this game).

Painkiller Hell And Damnation feels drastically differrent from the other games in the series, sure it's an HD remake of Painkiller Black but despite it's surprisingly accurate level design, this game uses a completely differrent engine to the original game, and that's not a good thing.

The original Painkiller used the Pain engine. The Pain engine was designed specifically for Painkiller to make it perform at 60fps with decent graphics (excellent visuals though despite the dated engine) to keep the fast paced gameplay and havoc physics running smoothly.

Painkiller Hell And Damnation on the other hand uses the Unreal engine. As such a graphical improvement is to be expected... but for the most part, Painkiller Hell And Damnation just doesn't deliver in this department, some levels are just lazily recreated as if they were just copy/pasted (i'm looking at you Colosseum), most levels, whilst clearly show signs of improvement (particularly in the clutter and terrain) feel kind of lackluster. You have to remember that Hell And Damnation is NOT a HD port and sometimes it really feels like it is. Sure some levels recieved clear improvements and look so much better, Opera House and Train Station to name a few but i still find that there is a lot of room for improvement.

In addition to these issues, the Unreal engine synchronizes poorly with the gameplay, it's like a completely differrent game. Quickturning whilst bunnyhopping isn't as smooth as it was with the Pain engine and this is noticable right from the start, the game feels very rough around the edges. To make things worse, the hitboxes for the enemies are insane. Whilst they did increase the hitbox for the Painkiller's combo attack (about damn time), the enemies hitboxes are ridiculous, they can hit you so easily it's not even funny. This has led to some horrible difficulty spikes. I can run through Cemetary in Painkiller Black on Trauma without many problems. Playing Cenetary on Nightmare on the other hand was painful to do because of the hitboxes and the sheer speed of the enemies. This means that melee enemies are insanely tough and it also makes for some nasty difficulty spikes. Sure the original Painkiller's difficulty curve didn't win any awards but lets face it, after the first two levels it got harder and the difficulty went up from there. The first level, Cemetary is supposed to be an introductory level so surely it's easier than level 2. Wrong!

In fact, to make things worse, you don't even have the Painkiller for level 1, you have to get it in level 2. So if you run out of ammo, your only other option is to suck the enemies souls one by one till they're dead. One of the greatest things about the Painkiller is that it was versitile but to remove it from the first level removed an important learning curve for the player. I swear i died so many times on Cenetary it's laughable... and that was on Nightmare. In the original game i can breeze through it easily on Trauma and that is simply because of the way the engine works in Hell And Damnation. It's horrible. Put simply, the gameplay in Painkiller Hell And Damnation is the worst in the series. Sure Painkiller Ressurrection had godawful level design but at least they didn't ♥♥♥♥ with the gameplay. After all it was a mod using the Pain engine which was used to make the gameplay for the original Painkiller so what do you expect?

So why do i reccommend this game? Simply because of it's DLC. Put simply if you're going to get this, you'll probably want to get the complete collection on sale. Painkiller Hell And Damnation certainly isn't bad, just not as good as the original. Like i said, some of the re-worked levels look really nice but the majority of the effort was put into the DLC. Asylum and Snowy Bridge are drastically differrent from the original game and to play them you need Hell and Damnation and they are honestly worth playing. Now believe me, i hate what they did with the DLC and i highly encourage you do not support this practice. If you see the complete collection for sale cheap though, i'd say go for it since you're getting the DLC packs with it only having paid a fraction of the cost. Do not buy the DLC separately though, i can't stress this enough!!!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
A reimagining of the first two Painkiller titles: Painkiller & Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell.

With it being reimagined by a whole new company, you can imagine it feels quite different.
It doesn't.
It feels exactly the same as the last Painkiller.

YUS.

That being said there are some differences in the campaign, some levels are mixed around and new ones added.
But this one comes with A LOT of DLC. A lot of NEW and FRESH DLC for Painkiller lovers.

Like me.

12/10 - Always recommending.
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19 of 33 people (58%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
I'm not sure why this game exists (or how it got into my library, but that's another story). As far as I can tell, it's a remake or update to the original Painkiller, running in the UE3 engine. But why bother? The original game still looks, plays, and runs great on modern systems. About the only notable addition is controller support, but Painkiller is such a twitch game it's not really all that nice to have. So just buy the original.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
it's hard to ♥♥♥♥ up what is essentially a remastering, but with genuinely frustrating and confusing design choices, and level/enemy reworks that just don't work properly, farm whatever managed to do it. stick to black edition. this one is not worth bothering with.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
As far as mindless shooting goes it doesn't get much better than Painkiller. The original Painkiller is one of the best fps games of all time without a doubt. This HD version is a great tribute to the regular game, save for one major glitch I came across in one level which upon research I found is a common problem. Near the end of the Opera level, after I killed two big guys the next red checkpoint did not show up. I reloaded from a previous checkpoint then it happened again. The third time it finally showed up and allowed me to progress. Not a major glitch but still annoying since when it first happened I thought I missed the checkpoint and spent ten minutes combing the level over to check.

Not really much has changed other than graphics and enemy placement. The game looks better than ever in nearly every area: enemies, weapons, environments, and cut scenes. It seems like some levels have different enemies in certain places, maybe even some new ones. I can't recall exactly because it has been so long since I have played through the original Painkiller. I have the black edition which is what you want to start with if you are new to Painkiller games. The other ones such as Overdose and Redemption are horrible. All versions suck bad except the only ones you need are this HD version and the black edition, and the 5 main dlc for the HD version: City Critters, Demonic Vacation, Heaven's Above, Zombie Bunker, and Meat Night. Regular price though is very expensive for all of them so only catch the dlc on sale. I bought the main game for $5 and all 5 dlc for around $7.50. That is a bargain for the playtime and fun you will get out of it all. Not to mention that some levels from the original game are not in the HD version and the dlc's add them plus new levels. Even without the dlc the HD version still has 13 levels and they are all at decent length. The Heaven's Above dlc is awesome because it introduces top-down gameplay in a few levels. The new blade shooting/soul siphoning weapon is powerful and a nice edition. The new cut scenes look good and the guy who did the voice for Duke Nukem Forever does the voice here. I bet he is happy to have his voice talent where it was actually put to good use lol.

Overall it is no different than the Painkiller black edition save for better graphics, level placement/length, a new weapon, a few new levels, a few new enemies, and that is about it. I prefer the black edition just because of its darker more gritty graphics. It sets the mood perfectly. This game uses shiny and somewhat brighter graphics which is not a bad thing and in fact in some levels there are some very nice reflective effects. Since I've played through the original game and the black edition several times over the years, it was time to give this a try and I am glad I did. I would have bought this when it first came out in 2012 but I had played the beta and it was bad, but obviously it turned out pretty good after all.

Overall if you are like me and have played Doom a million times and even the Painkiller Black Edition, then this is your next go to shooter. I've yet to see any fps game match its style and presentation, namely its weapons, enemies, and level design. It is a shame that we will probably never get a Painkiller 2. Don't pass this up when it goes on sale. Get it and the dlc's if you can afford them and have a blast laying the hammer down on a ton of undead mother ♥♥♥♥ers.

8/10

PS: if you love this game then chances are you love Doom. In that case give Brutal Doom a try. It is one of the most awesome things ever made.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Creepy little game, but the guns are fun :) fast paced FPS, sort-of Half-Life meets Doom with a bit of Rise of the Triad (reboot) thrown in. Reminds me a little of Serious Sam 3 but creepier.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
I have almost no time here on steam but I have saw the guns, the beautiful graphix for a Painkiller game and I have to say It is the best Painkiller game if you have the Dlc. It also captures the painkiller experience very well along with a slightly new feel. For the full experience, get the Dlc. Based on my experience I would give this a 8/10. Good job Farm 51.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
One of my personal favorite games on steam. I would highly recommend anyone interested in trying this game pick it up. if you like FPS games you will not be disappointed.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
A very fun fast action shooting game with a little horror with. Too bad there are no players online,
But anyway I still give this game a thumbs up. still worth purchasing.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Fun as hell and epic
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
+1
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
More fun than Oxycodone
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
OK right off the bat I should say I dislike ... make that hate ... FPS games.

So I'm going to rip this appart. Except ... for a FPS, it doesn't suck.

Bonus marks for single, multi & co-op play.

Cards, chieves, editors, workshop, demo & a slight horror (funny sad horror not good horror) theme makes a ho hum game good.

You really need to play this if your into FPS.


That said: $20? Your out of your mind!
Bundle or $5 (max) for this game.
Get the DLCs at 75%+ off.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Hell never was so fun then this .......
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
+great weapon
+good game for half price if full price no
+roller coaster ride level
+best one is roma level you know have dam cross ever where but too short

-few level
-Dlc
-out of place cutscene i means what the f**k just happen?
-character modeling is fat and ugly
-lack of emotion
-voice acting just bad
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
SHOOT STAKES , KILL , PICK SOULS , BE A DEMON , LOVE CATHERINE

In that specific order.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Fun game lots of killing to be done, story line sucks and game is really short.
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