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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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
62 of 81 people (77%) 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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31 of 40 people (78%) found this review helpful
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
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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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
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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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
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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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
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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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.3 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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16 of 27 people (59%) 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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5 of 6 people (83%) 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
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
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 4 people (75%) 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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3 of 4 people (75%) 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
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Alright, so, here's gonna be a bit of my say in things about this game;

Pros:
+ Updated Textures, Enemies, and Weapons (OBVIOUSLY!)
+ Pretty good lighting and effects
+ Decent multiplayer
+Really fun Co-Op game.

Cons:
- The game is short and can be beaten in a few hours
- Silly challenges that are fun, but get boring after one play through.
- All the extra missions and such are DLC (I say they should've threw a bit of them in.)
- Motion blur will make you want to throw up... Or maybe that's just me.... Just me? Okay.
- Playing solo isn't fun. Get a friend.
- Ammo. You need more.

In my opinion, the game is fun, it really is, but there isn't enough things to to after the story unless you're willing to have this game milk you for a bit more money. I understand they're a company trying to make a good game, but there honestly isn't enough to say appart from "It's okay." I'm not saying the DLC is bad, but they should've put some of it with the game.... Or atleast add more to the campaign like the levels from the original Painkiller, hell, I'd even say add Painkiller: Overdose maps if it meant the game would be longer.

So, what would I give it if I had to choose? 6.5/10
So, should you buy it?... I honestly think that's up to you, if you plan to get the game and DLC, go ahead, more power to you, but if you just want the game alone, I'll also say go for it.... But you might want to get it on sale so it doesn't seem like a complete rip-off.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
*spacebar*

freeze-blam!

*spacebar* *spacebar*

take dat stake in yo face!

*spacebar*

need more souls!

*spacebar**spacebar*
*spacebar*
*spacebar*





10/10 would jump again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Single player took 4 hours. 4 Hours is not enough. The gameplay is great so is the graphics. Optimization could be better but its still too short. 4 hours man. its like a game for one night. It was on sale so no problem for me but generally its just too short.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
If you like the Blood fps classics, you like this title too.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Game of my childhood
I don't have to describe why I like it, all what I can say is that this HD version of painkiller is really, really, really awesome so far.
Also don't forget to check out DLCs, they're REALLY worth it!

But it has some "-" :X
I really don't know why they replaced satan's fight with angel of death's fight
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1 of 1 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
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. I don't notice much of a difference in effects though like blood spray, explosions, and gibbing. 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. It seems like some of them were shortened though which sucks but hey, the game looks pretty nice now. 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
The shots go through enemies, shots from point blank do no damage, hits register before the attack is complete, and the range of melee enemies is absolutely insane. In addition, the level design makes no sense, with every level made as constricting as possible to make movement impossible, leaving you in a tiny section of the arena. Success now depends on luck.

Play the original, and maybe its expansion.
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