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 (1,971 reviews) - 77% of the 1,971 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 31, 2012

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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
18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Best Bunny hop simulator I have ever played. This is the game I have pressed so much SPACE per minute. No, really, I was constantly hopping around, passing the enemies with extreme bunny hop speed and they were like:
"ME SMASH YOU"
*HOP HOP HOP*
"WHERE DID YOU GO?!"
And of course everything else is reapeating. I have completed all the levels on Insomnia difficulty, which was somekind of normal and when I found out in the beginning that actually Jumping gives you speed, I started to do it constantly and many of the levels gives you enough space to hop around like an Easter rabbit, collecting some eggs, but instead you are Daniel, who is collecting souls.
Yeah...
So this game took me around 3,5 hours to complete, with the cinematics and I've tried some of the survival levels of the game. I haven't tried the multiplayer, but I imagine it will be Hipiri-hopiri level with everybody constantly jumping everywhere. At least that is what I would do.
So thanks to the game, now I consider myself as Bunny hop master.
Cheers!

P.S. Actually the best weapon is 1. I mean you can complete the whole game only with this weapon. You just press ultra fast the right button and everything will be fine. Well of course the last level you can't defeat the boss with that weapon, but it is up to you to find out!
Cheeki breeki!
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2015
How does one evaluate a game in a series that never tried to be anything more than a solid frag playground? This game is supposed to be a remake/sequel to the franchise-starter Painkiller: Black Edition. However, the way the levels are structured are completely different. A good portion of the old levels from PK Black Edition make their return, but with some changes, and in a completely different order. Another thing different is that each level is very much a self-contained experienced as opposed to a part of a whole chapter like the original game was. While this makes re-doing a level to get the card unlocks much less of a chore, this comes at the price of sacrificing weapon pacing. One thing troubling is that while this game has 5 levels more than the original Black Edition of the game, a big part of the game is locked behind several DLC pieces, which, in order to get the full experience for single player, you'll need to pay out $57.94 for the base game and 3 pieces of DLC worth $6.99-9.99 in price each. Without any of the DLC, you'll only have access to the 13 levels of the main campaign (Barely over half the size of the original game's campaign.) and 7 extra bonus levels, 2 of which are holiday-themed remakes of campaign levels, and 2 of which are short gimmicky levels.

So why am I recommending the game if the base game is anaemic compared to the original? Well for one, the Single-Player DLC are just that good. Showing that The Farm 51 really learned a lot about level design since they released the base game. They are all well-designed frag-playgrounds with plenty of enemy variety and lots of things to shoot. The remake/sequel offers at least 3 more new weapons over the original, all of which are very satisfying and fun to use. Most noteably, the Soul Catcher, allows players to catch souls, and use them to power a possession shot. Creating a small group to do the work for you is really fun and amusing, especially in large extended waves where you're constantly fed a supply of souls and minions. It also fires a power sawblade shot which is just as useful to use as any other weapon. Not only that, the Heavens Above DLC, offers a nice change of pace by providing 5 extra levels where you can frag through levels like a top-down twinstick shooter.

Overall, I would say that if it weren't for the awful price-gouging DLC set up, I would recommend it much more fully as this is the first real worthy successor to the original game. Look out for the next Nordic Games sale, or a bundle that includes this game + DLC to pick it up. You will have a good time.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
57.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2015
Step 1: Put something heavy on your left mouse button
Step 2: Jump around like a Kangaroo on drugs
Step 3: Enjoy the Game.

Really it's fun! I totally recommend this to all people who like Serious Sam style Games.
You have a lot of different enemies and a wide arsenal of weapons with two to three fire modes.
The levels are also designed well.

And if you hate clowns, this is your chanche to freeze, burn, electrocute and shatter them into pieces!


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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2015
I've finished the game with a friend and all I can say is that... this game is 90% identic to the initial Painkiller game. But the difference is in the xx DLCs and some nice effects.

I've finished the game only in co-op, I was really bored of playing it alone, I asked a friend for help. The 1st difference, there's no more... quick save and quick load in SP. Also this game still neve heard of... a map? Or more info about the Tarod cards. I wasn't able to find some of them and seeing that I can't quick save... I never bothered to try again. From my point of view, that's zero replay value.

Also I have never bought the DLCs... sorry but those were meaningless for me.

One curious thing is that the co-op experience doesn't count as a team the gold/souls/ or secrets, nor shares any info between the players. It's hard to know where the co-op partner is since there's no map or a 2nd arrow that can help with this. Also if the co-op partner found a secret, it's not shared, which is quite strange since only one the co-op partners can select the deck before each level.

It has acheivements which is ok, every game has those anyway, but these are not really explained. After the confusion with the co-op experience, the achievements are not shared either, only the leader of the co-op session will get them. Again... why?

As a let's say... poor design choice is the girl... or the facial animations, or the voice... all are bad. I mean the people that worked on this game, never cared about it. The voices do not relate to the char, the animations are not that good, maybe decent, but the movies are... well not at a 2012 level.

P.S. One of the cards, the ones that attracts the souls to the player, doesn't always work. It doesn't work on all the souls, and the distance from where the souls are atracted to the player is not that big. I don't think this will ever be fixed, but one can hope.

To be honest the co-op is decent, yes there are some problems but one can play and finish the game, with a friend. Finding the secrets, the cards and using different decks is quite ok, and I liked it. But I had no idea about some secrets, I couldn't even find a map or a decent guide that could help me find those secrets and I focused just on finishing the game.

It takes around 6-8 hours to finish all the levels, some bosses are nice, same are lame but it's like playing Painkiller with a nice graphical upgrade. Also one nice thing are the weapons, this is by far the most interesting feature implemented. Every weapon has two modes, different but very efficient at killing the enemy. Painkiller has inovated this feature and I don't think that I know another game with this many weapons and implemented like this.

My score is 6/10. Quick save/Quick load is gone, that's 1 point, no map, another point. Having too many DLCs... sorry I don't like it, thus I've bought none of them nor I want to buy them in the future. The fact that the money/secrets/acheivements are not shared doing a co-op session... that's 2 points by itself. I didn't like it, and considering in what year we are... sorry but a co-op session should share anything between the players.


Nonetheless, please try it. Just for the weapons alone, since the story is a little bit confused :P.
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2015
This remake sucks. It may have great graphics, but the gameplay sucks compared to the original. The co-op experience is ruined by stupid annoyingly overpowered skeletons that spawn from the foes you have killed from using your weapons you get. If you use the green soul sucker gun (my appologies, don't know the name of the weapon), then those skeletons won't spawn. This game basically punishes you from using the weapons that are satisfying to use... What the ♥♥♥♥?!

I am also not a fan of the level design. The flow of the levels are idiotic. You go to one room, get locked in, battle enemies, then... you have to backtrack out of that room, then into a completely seperate room... What the ♥♥♥♥ is the point of going into that first room? Also, this version lacks some of the levels from Painkiller Black.

The only good that comes from this game is killing lots and lots of enemies Serious Sam style and the soundtrack... but this version takes that and adds flaw upon flaw.

Stick with Painkiller Black, not this piece of ♥♥♥♥.
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