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 (1,578 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
63 of 82 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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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
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
I don't know why but this game isn't as good as the original that was made more than a decade ago, sure the graphics are better but the gameplay somehow isn't...it's just a reskin version of the old painkiller and I dare to say, that one was miles better than this remake, it's a shame, because I was quite looking forward to it, but I never even finished it, I deleted the game after 3 hours of gameplay. I can't recommend this game Iam sorry.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Fun as hell and epic
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
This is a HD remake of painkiller which came out in 2004.

The graphics don’t look much better, two thirds of the game was removed and what should have been in the game is sold to you as DLC, so that’s an extra £30 on top of the £18 you spent on this, so the actual game length is about three hours.

So do not get this, just get painkiller black it runs on modern systems pretty well and it has the full version including the first expansion pack battle out of hell.

MY REVIEW OF PAINKILLER BLACK (since it won't let me post it and it keeps saying that I need to play it for five minutes when I've played 17.4 hours of it)

Painkiller is a fully old school shooter from 2004.

The story is about a man called Daniel who dies in a car crash with his wife, his wife goes to heaven and he is stuck in purgatory, he is assigned to kill Satan’s generals, he is also aided by a woman named Eve. The story is stupid and crappy and takes itself too seriously and just like every other old school shooter it is almost forgotten during gameplay and really doesn’t matter at all.

Since this is an old school shooter you do what you’d expect you would do which is going from point A to B killing everything along the way. You go through these large and well-designed levels killing all of the enemies to activate the exit point, the enemies spawn in and each area is locked off until all of the enemies in the area are killed, and each new area you’ll go to will have a save point. In painkiller you have some fun and interesting weapons such as: the painkiller which is basically a propeller blade on the end of a stick, a shotgun crossed with a gun that can freeze enemies, a stake gun that also fires grenades, a rocket launcher that’s also a mini-gun, and a gun that shoots shurikens and lightning. You also move fairly slowly but you can gain momentum by bunny hopping.

The music is one of the best soundtracks I’ve ever heard in a game, all of the music is all rock/metal that is really good and really fits the gameplay, the soundtrack is so good that there have been times where I have killed all of the enemies and wished that the music didn’t stop playing.

Battle out of hell

Battle out of hell is the first expansion pack for painkiller and there’s only one chapter but it lasts for ten levels and it adds in a multi- stake gun that also shoots explosive balls, and a machinegun crossed with a flamethrower.

Problems:

Strict health system: since painkiller is an old school shooter you’d be playing it on a high difficulty, but is where this problem happens the most, the health system is really strict since there are very few health pick-ups lying around a level and they only give back 25 health and a lot of the health you’ll collect comes from the souls of the enemies and one soul=one health and the souls take quite a small while to appear and once you’ve killed everyone in the area a lot of them will have disappeared.

Very small hit boxes on enemies: the hit boxes in this game are so small that if you fire a rocket into a group of enemies, unless you are aiming directly at one of them the rocket will just fly right through a whole group of enemies, this also applies for the stake gun.

The haze effect: when you get hit by a melee weapon in this game it does this annoying haze effect where everything will be blurry for a second which causes the framerate to tank to maybe ten frames a second.

The enemy AI: the enemy AI isn’t very smart which is fine since in every other old school shooter the AI isn’t very smart and its meant to be like that but in painkiller its much worse to the point where they will get stuck on objects or you’ll just be searching for one enemy who’s stuck in a corner somewhere when you’ve killed everyone else.

The boss fights: the boss fights in painkiller are probably the worst part about the game, since during the boss fights there are large destructible physics objects such as pillars that will constantly get stuck in your way making you a sitting duck, there are also unnecessary design choices such as this one boss where after you’ll take all of his health away he’ll destroy the floor putting you and him to the next floor below which keeps killing you because of the fall damage.

Sadly the music in battle out of hell is nowhere near as good is it is in the original game.

Despite these problems Painkiller is a very good game with entertaining gunplay and combat but will fall a little short due to these problems, it’s not as good as DOOM or serious Sam but you should play this if you like old school shooters.
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