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 (1,283 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
13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
This game is absolutely worth the price if you enjoyed the original. Ignore the other reviews, seriously. Let me break it down easily for you:

LEVELS:

There's less levels, yes. But the included ones are EXTREMELY pretty. Everything was touched up, but not much has changed, except for a few surprises on some of the maps :)

The game is better to buy if you are going to get the dlc's, which add the other maps and a few new ones that actually live up to the painkiller style! (nazi bunker and coastal level).

They also made changes on dlc versions of other old levels, such as new areas for the Asylum and cool changes to Snowy bridge.

I REALLY enjoyed this and it was so SO satisfying to see these amazing levels in full HD. It didn't feel as nice playing painkiller in the original graphics as the years went by. It DID get dated, it's still a classic.. but Nordic Games has done a terrific job.

CO-OP:

This was not as fun or functional on release, but after the mega-patch it's functional and FUN. You now CAN unlock tarot cards on your playthrough with your friend, so playing trauma together on a playthrough is exciting and fun, and progression can happen.


SURVIVAL: These are GREAT challenge levels brought into the game. Even for veterans. Some of the difficulties are quite hard even for good players and it's fun to see how well you can do. It's fun!


STORY: Sub-par unfortunately. It IS a (maybe?) canonical sequel, but the concept is kind of crappy and the voice-acting for Eve is bad (you can hear her microphone buzzing a tiny bit). But Painkiller doesn't need too much story!


CONCLUSION: This is a lovely game if you buy the DLC's. I dunno about Heavens Above because it's some gimmicky 3rd person mode but I imagine it might be fun too. The rest is spectacular. <3
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I love this painkiller game!
It has new and old weapons and a fun 2 player coop mode!
Don't know too much about I think pvp so can't comment on that cause I'm a coop player!
If you see it on sale or a package with the dlc's I say get it, it's a fantastic game and really fun!
If there is a demo try that before buying so you can make up your mind if you like it or hate it :)!
I give it a 9/10 great game I love it mainly in coop :)!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Painkiller: Hell and Damnation, being a remake of the first Painkiller, retains that which made Painkiller fun - the over-the top violence, the over-the-top weapons, and the general over-the-topness of it all. However I do have some criticisms to make:
1. The voice acting is subpar.
2. In comparison with the game which it is a remake of, it is incredibly short - it took me about 5 hours to beat, and I have more time than that clocked on the original Painkiller - and I'm not even halfway through that.

That said, I'd still reccommend this game - it's not quite the original Painkiller but it's fun nonetheless. I played this and the original intermittently, and I must say that both are a lot of fun. If you've played the original Painkkiller already, this probably isn't for you, but if you're new to the series, this, along with the first game, is a good starting point.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Holy f*** this is the best shooter I've ever played. I haven't had this much fun playing a video game since ever, is this what old school FPS games were like? Because I have no idea why that's ever changed.

Played for about 45 minutes, non stop, jaw dropped, bought the complete edition and I am god damn impressed with how amazing this game is.

If you ever thought FPS games were boring, this is the game that will prove you wrong.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
In case you weren't aware: the original Painkiller (Black Edition) was the only one developed by People Can Fly, and widely considered to be the only one worth playing, as the license has jumped from developer to developer since, with pretty consistent nonsuccess. With that out of the way, Hell & Damnation, despite being made by yet another studio, is an HD remake of the original game -- and while perhaps an inferior experience to the purists, is the first release since the original to at least stand on its own. It's a frantic oldschool-inspired shooter experience with genuinely insane weapons, and you'd better learn to bunnyhop if you want to keep your skin on.

The knocks against it are mostly that it's missing a good handful of levels from the original game, it feels a bit different because of the new engine, the plot is still stupid, corpses still linger before giving up their all-important souls, and the reinvented final boss is still a poorly designed hassle that no longer has the benefit of at least being thematically interesting.

On the upside, it still plays just as well, generally looks better, has an additional weapon, adds a pretty good selection of achievements, uses a better save system, actually has acceptable loading times, rebalances enemy distribution to mostly do away with the annoying hitscan attacks, inserts a few new levels of its own to make up for the ones cut; and the levels that were cut, despite being aesthetically memorable, were really kind of an ♥♥♥ to play. There are also co-op campaign and survival horde modes that I haven't had a chance to dive into yet.

Really, the biggest problem with it is that it costs twice as much as the original at this point while ultimately having less content, but if you can grab it on sale it's a perfectly worthwhile remake that doesn't overstay its welcome. The bosses are still kind of awful, though.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
deep, dark & heavy.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
If Quake and Unreal Tournament 2004 made a baby this would be that game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
This game is absolutely worth the price.

Nice story .. but if you dont buy the dlc it`s gonna end fast ... i liked it very much i started at 9am and i finished at 6pm the time was going so fast and it`s a lote a fun ..

my note is 9.5/10 it`s a 9.5 becuse of the music something is very anonying.

Have a nice day and buy it .
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
heavy metal music and killing everything what isn't there to love
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Like, I thought it would be good. You know? A remake of the first. But it just isn't. Guns, controls, and enemies are worse than they are in Black, which is cheaper, still very good looking and actually much more fun to play.

"An FPS is an FPS" is not the case. Sounds, animation, enemy physics and effects go into how guns feel, and this game, as a result, feels like a limp shooting gallery, especially in comparison to Black.

Total Biscuit lied to me.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Painkiller Hell and Damnation is a retro arcade shooter which harkens back to the days of old for first person shooters. Cut your ways through mindless hordes of enemies using an array of guns and strafing. Overall the game is visually appealing and the cutscenes are very well done in terms of conveying what minimal story the game has. And this is the games main fault, in essence its story is very minimalistic, not that it represents a genre strong in this regard but if a first person shooter is to be centralized around single player gameplay then the main story should be engaging. Multiplayer is also an option with this game although it seems an afterthought. Regardless this game delivers on action and is a fast paced shooting experience. Recommended for casual play or those wanting to pick up something that will take them back to the older days of FPS.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
From waht i have played so far this is a throwback to the old quake style of gaming that is fast and furious, its enjoyable, mindless killing :)
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9 of 18 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
bought 4-pack, 4 x the regret and 4 people now hate me.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Does not work on any my Linux system. Any hardware, any Ubuntu OS - simply closes after a few seconds/minutes after start.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
This game is all around classic painkiller, but that's the problem. They literally just took some of the best levels from the original, and repackaged them with some fancy graphics, even the alastor boss fight is just a stupid remake. No context is given for fighting alastor like in the first game, so it was at the end just extremely stupid.

This makes the story even more conviluted, as your are just retracing your EXACT steps from the first game, except eve and daniel are just saying different stuff. Voice acting is particularly ♥♥♥♥ty as well. However, the grim reaper was a pretty cool character. Additionally the developers are starting keep up with the times since eve is somewhat clothed in this version, only somewhat however, still in kind of poor taste.

Painkiller Hell and Damnation is an excellent piece of evidence of what happens when game developers get really lazy. They crap out a ♥♥♥♥ty title expecting fan boys they got from the previous games will buy it right away. When people want evidence of this, they no longer have to only point fingers at Call of Duty. Lazy game design can happen to any developer.

All in all, just buy the original Painkiller: Black Edition. You'll get a ♥♥♥♥ ton of levels, that includes the ones in this game. So what if the graphics are a bit dated, you get your moneys worth which is more than I can say for this abortion of a game. By the way, I only payed 2 bucks for it.

If you buy this version instead of Painkiller: Black Edition, you are either an idiot or too obsessed with graphics to make a good decision, in which case you are still an idiot.

Painkiller: Black Edition 8.5/10
this pile of steaming feces: -3 / 10 (was going to be -4, but the soul catcher was kinda fun to play with)

EDIT: Vote this down you rabid fanboys, doesn't change the truth that this is just a crappy remake of Painkiller: Black Edition.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
paid like 2 bucks for this... would rather spend it on a can of coke. No story, no gameplay depth, no nothing. You just spam click and that's it. Not my idea of fun.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
It's boring and repetetiv. It's also really unrealistic. You can't reload, you can't aim-sight forward and
it's a cheap story. It starts with death (or something from hell) that comes to you and says "I took your wife so now you got to kill people to get her back." Then you just keep shooting skeletion and other monsters until you get her back...I did actually stop playing after the fifth wave because I ran out of ammo and you couldn't barely find any.
The trailer to this game looks amazing compared to the game itself. Not to mention
that it's buggy. I am happy that I bought it on a sale because it's outrageously bad.
The best part of the game is when you quit it and uninstall.




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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
objective ==> Kill stuff

10/10
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3 of 10 people (30%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I clicked "no" as a recommendation -- but for, like, the buck-eighty-nine I paid for it, it's perfactly OK. Get it on sale, knowing that you're getting an old-school shooter that looks cool with cool monsters that just throw themselves at you in endless waves, you won't be ripped off. I like it for what it is, but it frankly doesn't aspire to much.

That said -- controls are INSANE: mouse wheel changes weapons when you DON'T want to change them, and DOESN'T change them when you do. The whole experience, even when set to Daydream level, is frenetic to say the least.

I call this a fun Halloweenish diversion for a couple of bucks, but not something that I would like to play for long hours or over the long term. Deleted it for now, will re-download and play again for a few hours on Halloween next year. DLC? Cheap as it is, I wouldn't bother. If you feel like me, you'll never ever make it through the base game.
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
it's crap... Has nothing to do with the classic PK
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