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User reviews: Positive (7 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 20, 2013
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This content requires the base game Painkiller Hell & Damnation on Steam in order to play.

Buy Painkiller: Hell and Damnation - Heavens Above

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Buy Painkiller Hell & Damnation - DLC Bundle 2

Includes 3 items: Painkiller Hell & Damnation: City Critters, Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Demonic Vacation at the Blood Sea, Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Heaven's Above

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Includes 14 items: Painkiller Hell & Damnation, Painkiller Hell & Damnation: City Critters, Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Demonic Vacation at the Blood Sea, Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Full Metal Rocket, Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Heaven's Above, Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Medieval Horror, Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Operation "Zombie Bunker", Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Satan Claus DLC, Painkiller Hell & Damnation: The Clock Strikes Meat Night, Painkiller Overdose, Painkiller Redemption, Painkiller: Black Edition, Painkiller: Recurring Evil, Painkiller: Resurrection

 

About This Content

Heaven’s Above takes the player out of the first-person perspective and presents itself as a top-down shooter. Heaven’s Above lets you play 5 maps from the campaign in single player or co-op mode including one of the monumental boss fights.

Key Features

  • Control the battlefield from above
  • 5 campaign maps (playable in single player and co-op mode): Graveyard, Town, Babel, Angkor, Pentagon
  • Encounter one of the hardest big guys in Purgatory: The Stone Golem aka Oriental Demon
  • New power-ups and environmental weapons (including howitzer gun, fire traps, electro shockers and squeezers)
  • New Steam achievements
  • All weapons from the original PK HD plus throwable mines

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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 10
They say that good old-school FPS make a good top-down shooters when viewed from above. All as you have to avoid projectiles while also managing a horde, they don't lose much in such trasnaction.
The article that where I read such thing was demonstarting it on Doom. By opening auto-map and showing how you avoid projectiles. That would make quite a nice arcade shooter.
Painkiller on other hand, as it turns out, has more common roots with zombie themed one. Projectiles are rare and you mostly have to manage crowds, running away in circles.

Anyway, this DLC turns Painkiller into twin-stick top-down shooter. Well, keyboard+mouse one. And it's actually a pretty good one, not just cash-grab.
You kill more enemies than you would do it in main game. But at least main hero feels powered up. Shotgun sure is. You don't even have to worry about enemies with shields, shields are ignored there.
I wasn't exactly sure that it would be good. First level didn't start exciting, as it was simple corridor where you kill everything by shooting into one direction. Thankfully, it would become actually challenging later on. Not only that, but it had a surpringly great pacing. It mixes action with bosses, puzzles and traps. Yes, it actually features small puzzles to break things up, something what main game perhaps could use. Jolly! And they didn't bring hitscan enemies either, clearly sane.

There are flaws though. Not major ones though. First, camera changes height and angle dynamically, trying to show what it thinks player want to see. It isn't always succesful, sometimes it's position in such way that you will barely see anything in direction that you make your character walk to. Then level 4 has a difficulty spike at the last room, where you are facing the boss. Tough enemies are overwhelming there. And then, strangely, there was no music at the last part of level 5, it just went away.

Levels themselves also look nicely. Interestingly, it has 2 maps that come from Recurring Evil! I have no idea, maybe somebody in development team helped with that expansion pack before. But hey, those levels actually were nice, it's just dragged gameplay of that game that was ruining everything. It playes better here for sure.

Anyway, really nice original DLC.

And uh, there is a new Tarot Card that "recovers health after 10 seconds after getting damaged". Or something.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 20
After 'COD:Black Ops' doing the old arcade style 3rd person view from above to shoot hordes of zombies, Painkiller does the same thing with hordes of demons and new weird bosses. There are some simple yet clever puzzles but ultimately playing alone is not that fun, if there was enough coop players around this could be cool. Like playing Diablo with a shotgun, kinda. I'd buy it for a buck or two, full price it's not a hell of a bargain for the 5 levels you get.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 28
Awesome DLC that turns this game into Crimsonland.
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 13
EH!
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