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 (1,666 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
66 of 89 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
15.6 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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22 of 33 people (67%) found this review helpful
39.5 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
I had allot of fun playing this game.
And if you like games such as Killing Floor & Serious Sam then I'm pretty sure you will enjoy this also.

Even doh the graphics might be out of date nowadays I didn't care.
What you do in this game is you shoot and you shoot and you shoot, ow and collect some souls.

The game has no reload button :D
And the Grim Reaper wants you to collect 7000 souls for you to get your loved one back.
So off you go kill some monsters and collect those souls with some cool weapons.

Everytime you have collected about 64 souls you turn into a Demon for a short bit and can simply blow up the enemy with your powers its great.

Also this game doesn't have a running feature. but daddy what if the monster come close?
Start bunnyhoppping son! Cause this game has awsome bunnyhopping allowing you travel fast and kill eneny's whilst jumping.
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12 of 20 people (60%) 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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