Evil has returned! Demonic powers are manifesting themselves as a myriad of dark creatures, fighting over the fates of imprisoned souls caught in Purgatory.
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Mostly Positive (65 reviews) - 73% of the 65 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (2,168 reviews) - 77% of the 2,168 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.
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Recent:
Mostly Positive (65 reviews)
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MurMaider
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Standard shooter. all guns have a Alt. fire, some are cool, some are OP, monsters are pretty cool, environments are pretty cool. Not sure I would pay 20 USD on 2016 for it, thats pretty crazy. more like 8 USD.
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Trickster
( 17.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
After playing the black edition and reaching the tower level in trauma mode, I have more respect for this new remaster version. Hell and damnation has removed some levels and change the last boss fight and story differently but it fixed some issues that were annoying and added some new weapons to the game. This version has its own issue but nothing game breaking or frustrating.
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=+.+= Mr.STinKy
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
A nice moving / feeling game....good fast paced fps
8/10
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dan.stribling
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
This is my first foray into the Painkiller games. Must say, I started playing it on a whim and loved it wholly. Extremely fun. Simple and fun. Some of the battles are quite challenging and I really enjoy the level design. It harkens back to the early days when a shooter was just that..a shooter. Don't get your hopes up for a stirring narrative, just kill kill kill. Fun.
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TheGunProject 2
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
dis sh!t alright but not dat gud
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monstermasher19
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Glitchy, crashes when Steam is in offline mode, and this HD remaster is missing half of the content of the original. What more could someone ask for? Well... You could of course ask for the original "Painkiller: Black Edition". Really though,this is a disappointment. I wanted to play this game with my spouse and family using local co-op but this game put up too much of a fight. Fix the issues with the game and offline mode and I will repurchase. As of now the game is refunded.
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help me
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
Very good game. Playing coop with it is a blast, even splitscreen with controllers. I recommend getting and all it's dlc in bundle, because it is cointains a ♥♥♥♥♥on of content.
The guns feel amazing and overall it is a very solid game, fun to play with friends blasting skeletons heads with shotguns.
9/10 overall
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HOBOSON
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
I have only played a few minutes of this game, but I can already tell that it is an amazing game. I got it during the summer sale when it was $2, but after playing it I would fully recommend buying it full price because it is worth every penny. If you don't have enough for the new DOOM game then just get this. 100% recommend getting this. I give it 5 chopped off demon heads/5 exploded skeletons
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Hourglass
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
Pros:
Painkiller
Hunt them down

Cons:
Can be scary sometimes
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steeltalon96
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
This game was fantastic, and overlooked. pure fun fueled by mad gibs hoping for another soon.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
34 of 46 people (74%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Poor man's DooM.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
i realy like it.
2 euros on sale. just buy it
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
I like to think that the dilapidated monster-infested hellscape you fight your way through in a beautifully gory fashion is what the developers of this game see on a daily basis. They don't see our reality, they're showing us theirs.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
After playing the black edition and reaching the tower level in trauma mode, I have more respect for this new remaster version. Hell and damnation has removed some levels and change the last boss fight and story differently but it fixed some issues that were annoying and added some new weapons to the game. This version has its own issue but nothing game breaking or frustrating.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
This is my first foray into the Painkiller games. Must say, I started playing it on a whim and loved it wholly. Extremely fun. Simple and fun. Some of the battles are quite challenging and I really enjoy the level design. It harkens back to the early days when a shooter was just that..a shooter. Don't get your hopes up for a stirring narrative, just kill kill kill. Fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Very good game. Playing coop with it is a blast, even splitscreen with controllers. I recommend getting and all it's dlc in bundle, because it is cointains a ♥♥♥♥♥on of content.
The guns feel amazing and overall it is a very solid game, fun to play with friends blasting skeletons heads with shotguns.
9/10 overall
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Best Painkiller ever.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Glitchy, crashes when Steam is in offline mode, and this HD remaster is missing half of the content of the original. What more could someone ask for? Well... You could of course ask for the original "Painkiller: Black Edition". Really though,this is a disappointment. I wanted to play this game with my spouse and family using local co-op but this game put up too much of a fight. Fix the issues with the game and offline mode and I will repurchase. As of now the game is refunded.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
264 of 328 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 13, 2014
Hell & Damnation (H&D) is an old school shooter with little in the way of a story (basically the protagonist died in a car crash and the Devil promises to reunite him with his wife if he collects literally thousands of souls), but with lots of gory killing. Every time you kill one of the hell spawn using a variety of exotic looking weapons, for example a wooden stake gun that skewers enemies to walls. The projectile can be more effective againts larger enemies if shot from a distance as it will eventually catch fire and do more damage. All of the weapons in the Painkiller franchise have a secondary fire mode and in this case the secondary fire (using the RMB) mode (accessed by using the right mouse button) see's a grenade launched, which explodes on impact if you hit an enemy directly. There are also other weapons such as the electro driver that shoots shurikens and releases lightning if you use the secondary fire, there's a rocket launcher and chaingun combo. Hell & Damnation also has a new gun called the soulcatcher, which shoots blades and the secondary fire shoots a beam that catches souls, which makes it easier to retrieve them. When using the primary and secondary fire in combination you can force an enemy to fight for you. Then there's the ubiquitous default weapon, the painkiller, a saw like weapon that can chop an opponent in half, or, if used correctly mince them to shreds; it's secondary fire shoots out a blade, which when fired at a wall creates an energy beam between the weapon and the blade that slices through anything in its path. Very useful in creating a barrier between you and the oncoming wave of hell spawn if the blade and energy beam are placed correctly. If you continue to use the secondary weapon on a already dead enemy shooting at it several times will produce a gold coin (this is commonly called Monster Juggling) . Once a hell spawn is dead it will disappear and leave a soul behind, which appears as a bright mist which you have to collect quickly before it dissipates. (using the soulcatcher can greatly help in this regard). A couple of the dlc for this game also includes new weapons called The Morgenstern and The Cannon.


There's virtually no end to the waves of these spawn attacking you from start to finish as you travel through the various area's of the game; (there are 4 chapters divided into 14 stages). The story has been changed slightly from the original game, but it's still just a tweaked version of Painkiller Black.


The developers have basically cut out chapters from the original Painkiller Black and released them as dlc. The total price of these dlc is almost £40 when not on sale and the basic game costs another £17.99, plus you can buy an upgrade to the deluxe edition which includes some extra's that were never included with the original game for example tarot cards.

To be honest, no matter how much I enjoyed playing this game, I'd advise anyone strapped for cash to get the Painkiller Black edition, which is basically the same game (includes the original game plus the first expansion 'Battle out of Hell' ). The main difference between the two is Hell & Damnation has better graphics, but they aren't worlds apart considering the original is 10 years old now, and definitely doesn't justify the extortionate price of the upgraded Hell & Damnation. Painkiller Black may not have the soulcatcher or the two new weapons included with the dlc, but its much better value for money at only £10. In the sales you can get this game for as little as £2.50.

If you get the deluxe upgrade or buy the tarot cards separately they can add an extra layer of gameplay. They are used to unlock perks when you meet certain conditions during play which can enhance combat. The game also has a cooperative mode which is quite fun. In this mode you must collect all souls otherwise some enemy come back to life.

If you're a fan of the original series, you'll probably buy this, otherwise I advise stick with the Black Edition, it's far better value for money.


Painkiller Black gameplay video HERE

Hell & Damnation game play video HERE

You can see that the updated version has a little more atmosphere, for example in the graveyard the mist is deeper and the graphics are sharper, the weapons look shinier etc, otherwise it looks virtually the same.

If you are a regular player you probably won't get more than around 5 hours of game play out of this title.
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148 of 183 people (81%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 8, 2015
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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