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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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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Hubert C. (✿◠‿◠)
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Like Painkiller Black except missing more than half of the levels, way easier, more forced story that everyone that has ever played Painkiller cares about /s, new weapons no one asked for, gamebreaking tarot cards you have unlocked right from the start (such at the one that gives you 666 ammo to ALL OF YOUR WEAPONS), has worse performance and is just an overall downgrade from Black
Just about the only things it boasts that Painkiller Black doesn't is workshop support, prettier graphics and co-op.

Do yourself a favour and just buy Painkiller Black (unless you want to play co-op).
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Lebreux
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I would recommend only if you like Painkiller and wants to play coop/using a controller

if you don't mind about neither of these features, just get Black.
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ZITZ
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Buy 4 - pack but co-op only for 2 players. 11\10
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Brtish Freedom™
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Everything you've heard about this is true.

It's not even an improvement.
Bought it drunk, thought it would be good. maybe 1/10 graphics improvement.
-3 gameplay mechanix

wait for bethesda to remake/10

Seriously, don't waste your money. Buy painkiller black it's this game + 20
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kompjutermajstor
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
good old-school FPS + runing great on linux
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Twilight Sparkle
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Product received for free
This game is brilliant last time I played the title Painkiller was a version of Painkiller Black teady I had in six years and now I was 14 and I think it is brilliant :D
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guy666
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Pro = $2 on summer sale con = repetitive 30-50 enemy group fights then checkpoint throught the whole game seems like a multiplayer solo bot match terrible game.
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Mountaineer
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
Fun but short
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SPONGLE BOBBY DESU
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
I remember this as my first computer game I got and I loved it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
43 of 53 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
I couldn't stress you enough: DO NOT buy this scam and buy the original "Painkiller: Black Edition" instead. This is NOT a full remake.
Sure, it has pretty graphics and they added a touch to some levels. They added humor here and there. But that's pretty much the only positives.
You see, they cut a huge portion of the original game. In total, Black Edition (original game + expansion pack) has 32 levels + 3 bonus ones.
"Hell and Damnation" only remade about 15 of them.

On the top of it, the developers dare charge us more money to have some more of the original levels in their DLC.
Please, do NOT buy this even if it is on sale!

I recommend "Black Edition", though. It's a fun fast-paced arena shooter. You have to kill all enemies in an area before the doors open, allowing you to progress. It sounds repetetive, but the various environments make up for it. Also, there are different enemies in most levels, enemies that match the environment. Skeleton knights in the cemetery, evil monks in the monastery, undead military in the military base, ninja... Most of them are melee, but some also have other attacks as well. There are 5 weapons in the game, but we could say there are actually 10, because each of them has a secondary fire mode that is very different and that uses a different type of ammo. The expansion pack adds 2 weapons (or 4).

The level design is mostly linear, but you can also explore a bit and find secret areas.

So if you like this type of shooter in which you don't have to think much and just shoot monsters, then you might enjoy it.


TL;DR DO NOT BUY this scam called "Painkiller: Hell and Damnation". I recommend "Painkiller: Black Edition" instead.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
37.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Crashing bugfest. The newer graphics are not worth it at all, the original looks better in some places.

Go get Black Edition.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Everything you've heard about this is true.

It's not even an improvement.
Bought it drunk, thought it would be good. maybe 1/10 graphics improvement.
-3 gameplay mechanix

wait for bethesda to remake/10

Seriously, don't waste your money. Buy painkiller black it's this game + 20
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Its "ok" for a Painkiller game....
but it have a lot of issues with optimisation and bugs.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
good old-school FPS + runing great on linux
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Great Painkiller game. Had a really fun time playing this. I played this right before Halloween a year or so ago so that made it fun playing through. Fun, old-school FPS with entertaining creatures and cool weapons to choose from. 9/10.
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254 of 314 people (81%) found this review helpful
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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141 of 173 people (82%) found this review helpful
21 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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129 of 159 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 7, 2014
For a start, this game is an absolute copy of the original Painkiller, and because of that, especially If you're new to the franchise, I'd strongly recommend getting Painkiller - Black Edition instead of this. Reasoning? The original one (here it is on Steam) has 24 levels + 10 amazing bonus expansion levels, compared to 14 of Hell and Damnation, which were taken from different parts of the original game. That's much more content for a lesser price. Besides, the original Painkiller has the best credits theme ever, but that's just for my taste. But, if you're here for a bit better graphics and steam achievements, Hell and Damnation is probably your game of choice. OR IS IT?

[Graphics]
The graphics look almost exactly the same. I have no idea how the developer managed to do that, but the remade game feels and looks exactly the same as the original. Good work on that. Yes, the shaders are better, maybe some extra lightning and bump-mapping.. but during your regular non-stop bunnyhopping demon hunting you don't really have a chance to admire that beauty, so I wouldn't say Hell and Damnation is worth buying if you're only looking for a fancy picture. Unreal Engine 3 works great and provides with a smooth picture here, but there are other games around which look much better and on which I'm not rambling here because they're not Painkiller.

[Sound]
As for the sound of H&D, it is solid metal great. Mostly original Painkiller music tracks with a few new ones, which sound very fitting too. All ingame sounds, including shooting and growling, are done very nicely too. My only concern is the lack of a cool vocal credits theme.

[Achievements and Multiplayer]
You're not going to 100% this game achievementwise, unless you're ready to buy a whole package of odd dlcs, and convince at least some of your friends of buying that game to play multiplayer together. Yep, it's pretty deserted in mp, but you can always go for some coop walkthrough. As for the dlcs, I've heard that the one called 'Heaven's Above' adds a bird's eye view, how cool is that? Yeah, pretty absurd, but I don't think you need to buy this particular dlc for any achievements, so there's at least that.

[Gameplay and Plot]
The gameplay is really brisk, as expected from a Painkiller game. You're jumping around and killing tons of running towards you enemies, fun times! Hell and Damnation actually added 1 new weapon, which allows you to collect souls from a distance, and that's a pretty interesting new feature. Other than that, you have your old reliable shotty, stakes, and all the rest of the original Painkiller and Painkiller: BOH (the expansion) weapons. As for the plot, this game has traditionally close to none, so don't even try finding any sense or hidden messages here. Daniel is good, daemons are bad, go kill them, that's all you need to know.

[Difficulty]
After beating Hell and Damnation on the last difficulty, I realized, that it's Hellishly easy. And I'm not being overly-hardcore here, but playing it on Nightmare seems to be the most proper way of getting at least some sort of a challenge and the good old Painkiller experience. The unlockable Trauma difficulty doesn't really add much to it, provided you managed to get through the previous one and got all of the cards. The Tarot Cards unlocking process is also sort of simplified: most of the times you don't even have to look up your Tarot unlocking conditions, and you still 'achieve' a card or two by the end of the level. The original Painkiller game had something much tougher than that. Like a no-hit Tarot challenge.

[Altogether]
Painkiller: H&D is a fun game, which ends just before you can get bored of it. The only big concern is the price of the game, which bites a lot, especially if you want to get the full package with every level and achievement available. H&D offers less content than the original Black Edition, but it has a bunch of extra sweets, like an extra halloween cemetary level, or easter eggs hunting, which is pretty awesome, because that's actually something new. If you manage to get your hands on H&D (and it's dlcs) during a sale, it's most likely worth your while and you're in for a hellishly fun ride!
Or just go and buy it now, we need more people in multiplayer :P
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253 of 343 people (74%) found this review helpful
335 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2, 2015
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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