Evil has returned! Demonic powers are manifesting themselves as a myriad of dark creatures, fighting over the fates of imprisoned souls caught in Purgatory.
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Release Date: Oct 31, 2012

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Recommended By Curators

"Dark old-school shooter with unusual weapons like a stake gun, lots of gore, demonic hordes to slay and bonus hidden secrets in every level."
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Reviews

"Painkiller Hell & Damnation reboots with great graphics, more polish, and a lot of demons to purge."
Gaming Bolt 9/10

"The combination of fantastic weapon design, music, gore and physics make being Hell’s janitor one of the best things you could be this Halloween."
Mature-gaming.com 4.5/5

"Farm 51 has put Painkiller back on its pedestal."
Destructoid 8/10

About This Game

Heaven's Hitman is Back... With a Vengeance

Evil has returned! Demonic powers are manifesting themselves as a myriad of dark creatures, fighting over the fates of imprisoned souls caught in Purgatory.

Once again, it is up to Daniel Garner, in the unenviable position of being the Curse of Darkness and the Toy of Light, to fight his way past hordes of demons and fiends.

Questions remain… “Can he stop the powerful creatures that stand in his way? Will he ever leave the hell of Purgatory and be reunited with his wife Catherine?”

Painkiller Hell & Damnation is a fast-paced, thrilling modern remake of an all-action shooter Classic!

Key features

  • 100 % UNCUT version in all languages
  • A modern remake of the Classic shooters, Painkiller and Battle Out Of Hell
  • 15 adrenaline filled levels, including 4 Boss levels
  • Includes a special Halloween level
  • Over 30 of the nastiest, darkest creatures from Hell
  • Devastating and unique arsenal of weapons
  • Singleplayer and Co-operative Campaigns spread across 4 Chapters
  • PvP and PvE Multiplayer modes
  • The soundtrack is forged in the same furnace as the weapons: heavy metal
  • Powered by Unreal Engine 3®
  • Steamworks fully integrated
Key Anti-Features (you know… the ones that make life EASY):
  • NO Kill-streak bonuses or airstrikes
  • NO auto-heal
  • NO AK-47, NO M16 or that sort of sh*t; just a healthy dose of .666 calibre weapons!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista/7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 / ATI Radeon HD 2600XT (256 MB)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core processor
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/ATI Radeon HD 4850 (512+ MB)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version 10.6.3 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GT 9600M/320M, or ATI (AMD) Radeon HD 4670 with 256 MB VRAM. Intel integrated GPUs are not supported
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
    • Network: Internet (TCP/IP) connection
    • Additional: These specs are still being determined.
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X version 10.7 or later
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz QuadCore Intel CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 9800/260, or ATI (AMD) Radeon HD 4870 with 512 MB VRAM. Intel integrated GPUs are not supported
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
    • Network: Internet (TCP/IP) connection
    • Additional: These specs are still being determined.
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 / ATI Radeon HD 2600XT (256 MB)
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
    • Additional: These specs are still being determined.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04/13.04, Linux Mint 14 & 15 (64-bit)
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core processor
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/ATI Radeon HD 4850 (512+ MB)
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
    • Additional: These specs are still being determined.
Helpful customer reviews
39 of 43 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
Painkiller Hell and Damnation is an "Arena" style FPS game, it's a fantastic game full of beautiful environments and great visual effects, it's a dark game series by nature, it only has a few flaws, yes there are ALOT of DLC content for this game but it adds different aspects with each one.

It really does have a lacking storyline though, Death points you where to go, you kill. meet up with random female by chance, kill more. If you want a FPS game with a badass soundtrack, hundreds of enemies, a huge arsenal of guns(some of which would be considered a warcrime if used today) Also the game is open for users to mod and create content for it.
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28 of 34 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
This game is absolutely worth the price if you enjoyed the original. Ignore the other reviews, seriously. Let me break it down easily for you:

LEVELS:

There's less levels, yes. But the included ones are EXTREMELY pretty. Everything was touched up, but not much has changed, except for a few surprises on some of the maps :)

The game is better to buy if you are going to get the dlc's, which add the other maps and a few new ones that actually live up to the painkiller style! (nazi bunker and coastal level).

They also made changes on dlc versions of other old levels, such as new areas for the Asylum and cool changes to Snowy bridge.

I REALLY enjoyed this and it was so SO satisfying to see these amazing levels in full HD. It didn't feel as nice playing painkiller in the original graphics as the years went by. It DID get dated, it's still a classic.. but Nordic Games has done a terrific job.

CO-OP:

This was not as fun or functional on release, but after the mega-patch it's functional and FUN. You now CAN unlock tarot cards on your playthrough with your friend, so playing trauma together on a playthrough is exciting and fun, and progression can happen.


SURVIVAL: These are GREAT challenge levels brought into the game. Even for veterans. Some of the difficulties are quite hard even for good players and it's fun to see how well you can do. It's fun!


STORY: Sub-par unfortunately. It IS a (maybe?) canonical sequel, but the concept is kind of crappy and the voice-acting for Eve is bad (you can hear her microphone buzzing a tiny bit). But Painkiller doesn't need too much story!


CONCLUSION: This is a lovely game if you buy the DLC's. I dunno about Heavens Above because it's some gimmicky 3rd person mode but I imagine it might be fun too. The rest is spectacular. <3
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
I love this painkiller game!
It has new and old weapons and a fun 2 player coop mode!
Don't know too much about I think pvp so can't comment on that cause I'm a coop player!
If you see it on sale or a package with the dlc's I say get it, it's a fantastic game and really fun!
If there is a demo try that before buying so you can make up your mind if you like it or hate it :)!
I give it a 9/10 great game I love it mainly in coop :)!
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18 of 26 people (69%) 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 release 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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13 of 18 people (72%) 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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
Painkiller Hell & Damnation is nothing like the original. I would often forget I was playing a Painkiller game and think it was Serious Sam, hence no story line just masses of enemies waiting to get blown to pieces. As a fps run and gun its quite entertaining and fun. The sound tracks are good, and the graphics quit appealing. So if your looking for mindless carnage with a heavy metal score this is the game for you.
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9 of 12 people (75%) 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
So let me start off by saying that I am a big fan of the original game and its development team. I've played everything People Can Fly have developed, including Painkiller and its expansion, Gears of War Judgement, and Bulletstorm. I've also played the games made by some ex-People Can Fly developers, like Flying Wild Hog's Hard Reset and Shadow Warrior. And I've played the first game by Farm 51, Necrovision. Suffice to say I have followed these guys and their games from the beginning.

Now this new Painkiller plays pretty much like the original. It has many of the same sound effects, the same weapons, and you can still bunny hop to get places really fast. And the levels are pretty much remakes of the original levels, as promised. So far so good, right? Here are my two problems.

This is just a matter of personal taste so people can disagree but looking at all of the games I've listed above one thing that has been included in almost all of them since Painkiller is an upgrade system of some sort. Now I don't need a Shadow Warrior style, complex, almost RPG-like, upgrade system. But the stuff in Hard Reset, Bulletstorm, and even The Farm 51's followup to this game Deadfall Advenures all have a nice upgrade system. Now for some people the lack of such a system here will be a plus. But in its place you have the tarrot card system which can make the game incredibly easy or incredibly hard if you want it to. That is of course up to the player, but it's a system I don't enjoy nearly as much.

The second issue is the amount of content for the price. The game "only" costs $20 but this isn't a complete remake of the original game. Only about half the levels are included. If you want to triple that cost you can get everything that has been released for the game. Yes, that would make this game your standard price of $60, but this is a remake here. While the graphics are spruced up, at its core this is a decade old game. If you look at console HD remakes you'll see they rarely cost full price. The upcoming Halo Collection for the Xbox One includes every Halo game outside of Halo Reach (4 games total) with one completely remade from the ground up, and the others getting boosts to visuals and performance. Note that Halo 2, the game being remade from the ground up came out in 2004, the same year as the original Painkiller. Yet for its full price the Halo Collection also throws in 3 other games that have all been spruced up themselves.

So ask yourself a question. Do improved graphics and Steam achievements make a 10 year old game worth $60 to you? If the answer is yes then just buy the Collector's Edition and the two DLC packs (the final piece of DLC is a top down shooter not additional levels) and you can relive your childhood days of blasting hellspawn with ridiculous weapons. Personally I would wait for some sort of ridiculous sale before buying (it's what I did), but if you are willing to plunk down the cash then know that the game itself works and plays pretty much like a prettier version of the original.
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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
42.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
deep, dark & heavy.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2014
Quality in graphics, but lacks of quality contents.

The solid gunplay, satisfied dismemberment, enemy and weapon designs, original and twisted levels, and great metal soundtack always entertain me a lot. I have to say is more like remaked version than sequel. Even, the story is written in alternative path. The cutscene uses its in-game engine which is very well made, but overall story is quite decent compared to its origin.
The big change is its graphics, Unreal engine 3 this time provide spectacular look and atmosphere is much more alive. The loading time is improved and very well optimized. The gameplay is still fun, blasting enemy away or pin them to the wall are pretty much satisfied. Most of weapons are from original game which I think it doesn't need to be changed at all and the soul catcher provides your handy saw and enemy possession.

However, it's really disappointed from my expectation. Hell and Damnation doesn't offer much more content. The content is cut in half compared to original (Black Edition). The enemies are pretty much reused in many levels and it's getting repetitive due to lack of enemy variation. Moreover, you wont see some potential enemies from original (Nun ghost, Loki, Ninja, Vamp, Nurse Lab, etc.). They have some tricky move and fun to kill. The soundtracks still top-notch, but some new tracks doesn't fit with level at all. I may sound *****ing so much, but these elements are the reason why painkiller always hold my fun.

Another thing I have to mention is player hitbox is too wide. Even you try to change your FOV or moving backward during attack animation, you still get hit. It's really annoy flaw, which still wont be fixed yet.

Hell and Damnation can be a great refresh for series, but it lacks of potential content which you can get all of them from Black Edition with much more lower price. Most of its DLCs are just contents from original and gamemode doesn't feel like Painkiller which it's poor business. You want more map, pay for original maps, you want more tarot cards, pay for more original card. So, I recommend to get it on sale for both old fans and newcomers.

Painkiller series is always one of my favorite old school shooter all the time, but this one just doesn't hold me long enough than original, beside complete game achievments and play with some friends.
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3 of 3 people (100%) 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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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
If Quake and Unreal Tournament 2004 made a baby this would be that game.
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34 of 64 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
If you have any nostalgia for the original Painkiller you are going to hate this 4-hour abortion. It could have just been an HD remake and that would have been awesome. Instead they slapped on this bizarre new story and crowbarred in cutscenes that made me cringe. The worst tried to halfheartedly humanize the demon hordes you're almost constantly mowing down by showing them going about mundane routines, like a witch pushing a recycling cart and a Nazi corpse and BDSM gimp hugging it out on a park bench, just before you show up and apparently RUIN EVERYTHING! Game balance and flow is messed up by a dumb mechanic in which If you don't collect killed enemies' souls fast enough, they turn into skeletons that are harder to kill than the original enemies they came from. The Tarot cards are worthless. Levels from the original were reworked liberally, sometimes in awful directions. Some of the best like the WW2-themed one and pretty much the whole final act, including that amazing boss fight in Hell, have vanished and been replaced with hot garbage. As a final insult, the ending cutscene actually gives a nod to probably the worst of the sequels. ♥♥♥♥ this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
I have almost no time here on steam but I have saw the guns, the beautiful graphix for a Painkiller game and I have to say It is the best Painkiller game if you have the Dlc. It also captures the painkiller experience very well along with a slightly new feel. For the full experience, get the Dlc. Based on my experience I would give this a 8/10. Good job Farm 51.
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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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2 of 2 people (100%) 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
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Before you buy this game read the review. Graphics do not disconcerting than the previous original game, Sometimes lag when playing and impossible enemy to kill (doesn't matter i kill this enemy earlier without problems) like in serious sam 3 impossible to kill scorpion in pirate version. But i have original version of painkiller hell and damnation and i have impossible enemy to kill! Better buy original painkiller from 2004. Cheaper and better.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
An epic remake of the original Painkiller game that plays the same way as before, but with much better graphics and extra content. Unfamiliar with the series? Imagine the original Quake and Duke Nukem games. Painkiller is essentially a combination of the two. It's an old-school shooter with no proper storyline, but a ton of evil creatures to dismember, nail to walls and blow up. Not enough for you? Jon St. John, the man behind the legendary voice of Duke Nukem had done the voice of the main hero of the game, so you get to hear him curse and talk about big guns during the cutscenes. Not only that, but the chaos and destruction of the gameplay are accompanied by amazing pure metal music. Who even needs a story or gives a ♥♥♥♥ about those rare bugs of the AI failing to find a way out (if stuck) when you get all of the above in one package? I surely don't.
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11 of 20 people (55%) 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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