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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Dark Cupid
( 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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Chunkylovemuffin
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I thought this game was going to be lame; condsidering it was $4.99 and old. I was mistaken. Once I got past the opening storyline, the game had me glued for hours. I had to force myself off the game. Loved it.
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Gordonkris
( 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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MUTANT OVERLORD
( 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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Cottondog
( 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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TeenJackBauer
( 18.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
7.5/10 TJBs
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Mr.Blue
( 15.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Reading the reviews for Painkiller Hell & Damnation. Most people are giving a thumbs down for it not being like the original. I personal havnt played any other Painkillers but this one. For me i really enjoyed this game, And i still do go back and play whatever level I want whenever i want. This game reminds me of when i played Quake, or even Doom back in the day when i was a teenager. As soon as combat starts and the Rock music begins to play, I just zone out and blast my way threw those demons, undead and reapers on my quest to finish the level. By no means is this a GREAT! game. The story isnt the best. But thats not why Im playing this F.P.S game anyways. I just want to kill ♥♥♥♥. And that is exactly what you will be tasked to do. Each level was some what unique. The boss fights were fun and depending on the difficulty you choose to play im sure it could even be hard. I'm giving this game a thumbs up Because I enjoy and still play it. I have even started to buy the DLC for this game which makes it even funner. especially when you get to dual weld your guns. Look I found this game to be fun. Thats all im saying.
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Painkiller
( 26.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Good Game
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Tenno
( 46.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I would have preferred this to be a completely new continuation from the 2004 title, instead of an attenuated remake/quasi-sequel, a game that ignores all of the defilement that came after the original. However, this is still an admirable effort to bring the Painkiller series back to its pure and exalted roots, an act of cleansing that expels the iniquity it was drowning in. The central problem of Hell & Damnation lies in the developer's choices regarding what content from the original game deserved to make the cut and be included in the remake. A lot of great levels were left out and the final selection we are presented with is less than desirable, furthermore, placing the swamp thing after Alastor is an outright pacing failure, a decision that makes no sense from both a gameplay and story perspective. The addition of a new weapon and boss produce such a small impact on the game that they are barely worth mentioning.

Purchase Hell & Damnation bundled with all its DLC as the base game is severely lacking in content.

6/10
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L0ki
( 32.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
I didnt know its possible to fu.k up the perfect game. I spend tons of hours playing original PK and Black edition which wasnt available on steam that time. This my friends, is just a stupid f shi. not worth your money.
Dynamic of game is gone, gore is gone and is substituted by some ketchup spray gifs, graphics are terribble at full hd ultra settings, lightings are from '97 , enemies from some ♥♥♥♥♥♥ dlc levels now spawn everywhere even on classic original PK levels like cathedral destroying the original spirit of the game, dlc levels mixed with original in uncorrect act orders, movies-cutscenes from kindergarten.... I dont have words for this crap. It's like michel bay remastering your fav childhood movie.
3/10

Go buy Black Edition and dont feed this company cause they dont deserve to make games.
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eddragon226
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
You get to kill demons with a lazer grappling hook weed wacker

Awesomeness/10
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cromignon
( 16.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
It's a 'lite' version of the original game and it's expansion. A ton of levels were cut out, repackaged as DLC (and it's still not all of them there). The 'cutscenes' aren't the same as the original, in fact somehow made worse. Samael was changed from his angelic hotness to a generic Grim Reaper image, the English dialogue sounds like an amateur school play, and Eve looks way too mannish.

Someone mentioned this feels more like a "fanfic" version of the game, and I agree. Feels like the devs of this version thought they could do it better, and ruined a big chunk of it trying to. Either that or Nordic Games, trying to cash in on all the assets they bought off the corpses of THQ and JoWood, rushed this POS out the door and chopped it up along the way, hoping to milk more money out of the older fans. In either case, this is a bad buy, 'HD' or not.

Save yourself lots of DLC money and go buy Painkiller Black Edition. Get it from GOG, it's a better deal with all the extras.
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Mithaldu
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
This game is fan fiction of the original Painkiller.

Everything looks more detailed, but that's about the only upside.

They "re-envisioned" the original campaign, mostly rebuilding the original levels, but still changing lots of things here and there, usually for the negative or for no reason whatsoever. The main change being that the game now throws mainly fast-moving enemies at you, from the very start, and when introducing new enemies, does not allow you to learn about them by introducing them on their own, but adds hordes of other enemies. They also changed the weapons you get, and have you starting out not with the default weapon, the iconic blade fan, but with an endgame weapon.

And in terms of non-gameplay: Over half of the missions from the original campaign, which was designed with a thematic progression, are now DLC.

Get Painkiller Black instead. It doesn't have widescreen mode, the textures are low-res, but at least it was made by people who respect their users.
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crazy chick
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
This game does not work at all well on a mac. Its ridiculous.
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BlackCatZ
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Is this game a joke? Is this suposed to be a Joke?
I mean this game is so bad, like , ♥♥♥♥♥♥ bat-♥♥♥♥-crazy , Superman 64 , bad its not even funny.
I REMOVED IT FROM MY STEAM ACCOUNT, couldnt get a refund , ITS FINE I JUST WANT THIS ♥♥♥♥ REMOVED
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siegarettes
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
you go to hell and spend a lot of time waiting for enemies to find you.
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Rukumouru
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Sometimes you'll get lost. Sometimes you won't "get" how the ♥♥♥♥ you're supposed to progress or beat a certain boss until your 90th retry or a google search.

But it's fast, furious, balls to the wall classic PC arcade shooting fun. Considering it can be commonly found extremely cheap. I'd say this is worth your while.

It runs well, doesn't have any technical issues that I'm aware of and it looks good enough. For under ten bucks, give it a spin. Anything over that though and you'll be better served by Serious Sam 3 or Shadow Warrior.
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Mr. Rook
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
One of famous Hell's classics.

This particular piece features an urgent need of pressing spacebar, since you get easily possesed by a spirit of Satan's bunny.
Drastically influences your performance in other FPS games, because mostly you cannot just bunnyhop out of trouble.

But if you don't like bunnies nor hell...I guess you will not like this game either.
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Ayatee
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
try to understand in less than two hours that this game is garbage
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JohnRomeroHD
( 77.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
What're ya screamin' for? The PAIN hasn't even started yet!
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
It's a 'lite' version of the original game and it's expansion. A ton of levels were cut out, repackaged as DLC (and it's still not all of them there). The 'cutscenes' aren't the same as the original, in fact somehow made worse. Samael was changed from his angelic hotness to a generic Grim Reaper image, the English dialogue sounds like an amateur school play, and Eve looks way too mannish.

Someone mentioned this feels more like a "fanfic" version of the game, and I agree. Feels like the devs of this version thought they could do it better, and ruined a big chunk of it trying to. Either that or Nordic Games, trying to cash in on all the assets they bought off the corpses of THQ and JoWood, rushed this POS out the door and chopped it up along the way, hoping to milk more money out of the older fans. In either case, this is a bad buy, 'HD' or not.

Save yourself lots of DLC money and go buy Painkiller Black Edition. Get it from GOG, it's a better deal with all the extras.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
This game is fan fiction of the original Painkiller.

Everything looks more detailed, but that's about the only upside.

They "re-envisioned" the original campaign, mostly rebuilding the original levels, but still changing lots of things here and there, usually for the negative or for no reason whatsoever. The main change being that the game now throws mainly fast-moving enemies at you, from the very start, and when introducing new enemies, does not allow you to learn about them by introducing them on their own, but adds hordes of other enemies. They also changed the weapons you get, and have you starting out not with the default weapon, the iconic blade fan, but with an endgame weapon.

And in terms of non-gameplay: Over half of the missions from the original campaign, which was designed with a thematic progression, are now DLC.

Get Painkiller Black instead. It doesn't have widescreen mode, the textures are low-res, but at least it was made by people who respect their users.
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3 of 3 people (100%) 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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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
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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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
A laughably horrible remake of one of the most underrated shooters of all time. Missing 3/4 of the original levels and the only real selling point of the game was the coop, but sadly the coop is completely bugged and unplayable halfway through the game. I don't even like the shiny new graphics. This game has been officially uninstalled from my computer, and I gladly went back and reinstalled Painkiller Black Edition. Trust me, don't waste your time with this one.
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
A bitter disappointment

I am a fan of Painkiller franchise (esp. early ones) and was really positive towards 'Hell&Damnation'. Unfortunately, I got hit by a truck with a big DISAPPOINTMENT logo on it. Don't get me wrong, it isn't a bad game at all. But comparing to its precedessor, it is just ... poor. Many of original levels are cut out and sold as DLC, which feels like a robbery. Only changes are to graphic and some enemies, you also get a 'new old' weapon from PK: Overdose. I understand that's a remake, but it just doesn't feel right. In my opinion, it's better to buy Black Edition and have twice as much fun. You only lose achievements and some graphic overhaul, but more (and good) levels more than compensate it.
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44 of 57 people (77%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Best Bunny hop simulator I have ever played. This is the game I have pressed so much SPACE per minute. No, really, I was constantly hopping around, passing the enemies with extreme bunny hop speed and they were like:
"ME SMASH YOU"
*HOP HOP HOP*
"WHERE DID YOU GO?!"
And of course everything else is reapeating. I have completed all the levels on Insomnia difficulty, which was somekind of normal and when I found out in the beginning that actually Jumping gives you speed, I started to do it constantly and many of the levels gives you enough space to hop around like an Easter rabbit, collecting some eggs, but instead you are Daniel, who is collecting souls.
Yeah...
So this game took me around 3,5 hours to complete, with the cinematics and I've tried some of the survival levels of the game. I haven't tried the multiplayer, but I imagine it will be Hipiri-hopiri level with everybody constantly jumping everywhere. At least that is what I would do.
So thanks to the game, now I consider myself as Bunny hop master.
Cheers!

P.S. Actually the best weapon is 1. I mean you can complete the whole game only with this weapon. You just press ultra fast the right button and everything will be fine. Well of course the last level you can't defeat the boss with that weapon, but it is up to you to find out!
Cheeki breeki!
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Over half the game is locked behind DLC (including missions from the original). The graphics look nice, and the gore is neat. But it's very lazily made.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
This version is a blast for a while, but ultimately its glitches making some dlc levels unfinishable (Monastery map can't be beaten, locking two levels after it as well) and its overall lack of content in the main game, forcing you to buy all the dlc's (which can be cheap when on sale) make this a easy choice to not recommend. Get Painkiller: Black Edition instead. It is much more technically sound and has all of the levels.

5/10 some levels unplayable

I had originally recommended this but glitched unfinishable levels sealed the nail in the coffin for this bullsh-t.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2015
I've finished the game with a friend and all I can say is that... this game is 90% identic to the initial Painkiller game. But the difference is in the xx DLCs and some nice effects.

I've finished the game only in co-op, I was really bored of playing it alone, I asked a friend for help. The 1st difference, there's no more... quick save and quick load in SP. Also this game still neve heard of... a map? Or more info about the Tarod cards. I wasn't able to find some of them and seeing that I can't quick save... I never bothered to try again. From my point of view, that's zero replay value.

Also I have never bought the DLCs... sorry but those were meaningless for me.

One curious thing is that the co-op experience doesn't count as a team the gold/souls/ or secrets, nor shares any info between the players. It's hard to know where the co-op partner is since there's no map or a 2nd arrow that can help with this. Also if the co-op partner found a secret, it's not shared, which is quite strange since only one the co-op partners can select the deck before each level.

It has acheivements which is ok, every game has those anyway, but these are not really explained. After the confusion with the co-op experience, the achievements are not shared either, only the leader of the co-op session will get them. Again... why?

As a let's say... poor design choice is the girl... or the facial animations, or the voice... all are bad. I mean the people that worked on this game, never cared about it. The voices do not relate to the char, the animations are not that good, maybe decent, but the movies are... well not at a 2012 level.

P.S. One of the cards, the ones that attracts the souls to the player, doesn't always work. It doesn't work on all the souls, and the distance from where the souls are atracted to the player is not that big. I don't think this will ever be fixed, but one can hope.

To be honest the co-op is decent, yes there are some problems but one can play and finish the game, with a friend. Finding the secrets, the cards and using different decks is quite ok, and I liked it. But I had no idea about some secrets, I couldn't even find a map or a decent guide that could help me find those secrets and I focused just on finishing the game.

It takes around 6-8 hours to finish all the levels, some bosses are nice, same are lame but it's like playing Painkiller with a nice graphical upgrade. Also one nice thing are the weapons, this is by far the most interesting feature implemented. Every weapon has two modes, different but very efficient at killing the enemy. Painkiller has inovated this feature and I don't think that I know another game with this many weapons and implemented like this.

My score is 6/10. Quick save/Quick load is gone, that's 1 point, no map, another point. Having too many DLCs... sorry I don't like it, thus I've bought none of them nor I want to buy them in the future. The fact that the money/secrets/acheivements are not shared doing a co-op session... that's 2 points by itself. I didn't like it, and considering in what year we are... sorry but a co-op session should share anything between the players.


Nonetheless, please try it. Just for the weapons alone, since the story is a little bit confused :P.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2015
This game is very good if you like the old school shooter games. The history is not profound and to be honest, sometimes you ask yourself "wtf this weird girl appeared?". But, when the shooting begins, and the endless hordes of hell starts to appear, you will love seeing demons exploding, impaled enemies on the wall, exciting fights with colossal monsters.

The history could be better. But the gameplay was awesome.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
One of the few shiny examples of achievement usage to play more and test yourself more.

Only issue was a lag when you bunny hopp left/right. Considering the fact that you need to bunny hopp in this game - it lead to awkward situations.

PS. Flail from one of the DLCs is better melee weapon than original painkiller.

Mixing Painkiller with Steroids should be bad but not with this game.
Come get some.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
I love this game so much. It's a good killing game like Doom, but it has a STORY! The enemies are varied, the graphics is good(I think), so it's worth money.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
One of the worst Linux port, with awefully long loading times and sometimes stuttering gameplay. The game is still fun, if you like the arena-shooter genre. I am still recommending the original Painkiller: Black Edition (which H&D is based on), which has more content and the graphics is still holding up very well (and if you are a Linux user, you can perfectly run it with Wine/Play on Linux).
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Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
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248 of 307 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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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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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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