Welcome to a world of pain. Heaven is once again in danger and threatened by a reckless army of hell spawn monsters - and they will stop at nothing.
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Mixed (276 reviews) - 51% of the 276 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 25, 2011

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About This Game

Welcome to a world of pain. Heaven is once again in danger and threatened by a reckless army of hell spawn monsters - and they will stop at nothing. This time, only two heroes can save heaven from total destruction: Daniel and Belial, two champions from previous Painkiller stories, have to team up and put an end to the conflict in the old epic struggle between heaven and hell. Unfortunately hell’s army is even greater and stronger than before: The new general of the abyss has been endowed with powers of all the previous leaders combined, and she’s determined to see the next war through until hell’s victory. Her legions won’t back down without a long and bloody battle. Can you survive the endless attacks of nightmarish minions and terrifying fiends?

Key features

  • A new campaign guarantees for 7-10 hours of new and genuine Painkiller action
  • Even more bloodshed and action per square meter: immerse into freaking intense gameplay & ultimately challenging FPS action
  • More dense maps and sick enemies than ever before: kill over 6.000 uniquely spawned wicked monsters
  • 6 all new maps and an easy to use map editor for your very own Painkiller experience
  • Two familiar heroes with unique weaponry and specific powers
  • Improved graphics, AI, environments as well as new atmospheric soundtrack

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2.4GHZ+ (per core)
    • Memory: 2GB or better
    • Graphics: Radeon 3800 / Geforce 7800 or better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c (included)
    • Hard Drive: 6GB
    • Sound: Required
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Ronk the Raven
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
By the time I've made this review, I've only played 16 minutes. And I can safely say this is the best five bucks I ever spent.
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Ocratech
4.9 hrs
Posted: September 24
This game has gotten a pretty negative reception and I can see why, but honestly I had quite a lot of fun with it. And I say that as somebody who considers himself a massive Painkiller fan and who has played almost all of the titles in the series.

First, the bad. There's virtually nothing new here. No new guns or weapons. No new monsters. It's a hodgepodge of enemies and weapons from the first Painkiller and Overdose. Level design is nowhere near as inspired as the original game, consisting largely of a series of boxed rooms with very little in the way of unifying theme or variety. Most offensively, I encountered crashes, especially when I tried to load save games in the later levels.

But for all its faults and blatant lack of polish, I found myself enjoying the experience. It's thrilling and occasionally frustrating to be cramped inside a small space while facing dozens of enemies at once. The shooting action is fast and as frantic as ever, perhaps even more so than its predecessors. The Painkiller brand is often compared to Serious Sam, and this title easily comes closest to fitting that bill, only trading wide open spaces for restricted rooms and Sam's bright, humorous theme for something dark and gothic.

Interestingly, players alternate between Daniel and Belial. There's an attempt at an story, but it's just small blurbs of text between levels and I honestly couldn't bring myself to care. I must say I prefer Belial's inventory and I find it fits the cramped gunplay far better than Daniel's. Sadly, both Belial and Daniel have diminished arsenals, with the former lacking his sword and dragon eggs and the latter being robbed of his Battle Out Of Hell additions. A pity, because I feel they would have worked really well here.

As before, the tarot cards are back and their requirements aren't too hefty. Unlocking them adds a bit of depth and challenge to the experience and definitely helps later against the more hectic monster encounters.

Do I recommend it? I do, but that recommendation comes with more than a few caveats. If you're aching for some mindless shooting and stress relief, you can't go wrong. If you're a longtime Painkiller fan looking for more of the same, this might be for you. If you're looking for a polished FPS with depth, you'll be sorely disappointed. Either way, it'll be best to grab this one either in a bundle or on sale.

As for me, it's one of the cheapest, guiltiest pleasures in my Steam library.
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Amaya Noctis
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 19
This game...is boring. The level designs are boring, the massive waves and lack of changing enviroments is boring. The lack of ammo generally limiting you to the Deathcube or Bonegun is boring. The fact that the first level has over 1,000 enemies makes this feel more like a grind than a progression like in the original. And is boring.

Overall, this is REALLY REALLY boring to me. I'm glad I didn't buy this on its own and it came in a bundle. I absolutely do not recommend buying it.
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code671
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 4
bought this game on a sale which comes included with the complete pain collection. i'd say there isn't much to it besides killing demons and soldiers. it's a great twitch shooter overall. if you're going to get this game, come in expecting to just kill things. don't come in expecting much of a storyline. i will update my review after playing more.
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El ScorPio
5.7 hrs
Posted: August 15
If you are angry, or having a hard time in life, then this game will help you release some of that energy.
This game Painkiller Redemption is a FPS, and thats what it is. Shooting hordes of monsters to pieces without a good story line.

To be honest I expected more from it.

The amount of monsters, demons and skelletons in the game is very good, but the funtime like 'playing time' is real short. The're a couple of levels, but it aint much. The story, well there is no story.. Just running & shooting the ♥♥♥♥ out demons..
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The Lovely Dr Dickpunch
0.1 hrs
Posted: July 26
5 minutes of playtime? He can't know what he's talking about?
Launch game
Wait a few minutes
Game launches (Start timer)
One m i s s i s s i p p i
Two m i s s i s s i p p i
Screen flash
Game leaves (End timer)

I love these games, and was able to play this way back when it came out. Redemption is a low point in the series, boring levels really bring the whole mess down.
Overall: Mediocre. I can't give a middle score to the middle game, so a scathing opening gimmik review and a positive score/10
Neat if you didn't spend too much on it, you probably won't play it through more than once,
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kim jong skillz
4.4 hrs
Posted: July 20
damn daniel, back at it again with belial



this game sucks
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Derp
2.6 hrs
Posted: June 23
55¢ Worth of fun, pretty worth it!
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The Deplorable
2.3 hrs
Posted: June 12
A mod that doesn't bring anything interesting to continue playing. I felt bored and annoyed after the countless waves of enemies spawning at each area of the levels. Sometimes I felt like the game was trolling me in the begining, where I thought I was able to progress through the next area but then my path would be blocked and more hundreds of enemies would spawn. The game can be too complex because of the small environment with limited ammunition, health, armor and depending on the difficulty level being set will make you frustrated & bored or just bored.

My advice is to just play the black edition and overdose, everything else labeled painkiller seems like a dissapointment.
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Merim
8.2 hrs
Posted: May 30
Pros:

Return of Daniel and Belial, including their weapons (you'll have them back in level 1).

Heavy metal music, just my kind of music while killing monsters!

MORE MONSTER KILLING!

Cons:

Level 1 escalated too quickly, but nonetheless its still fun and not too hard once you know your combat strategy.

Tarot card glitched when bought which can lead to your game to crash, if you encounter it make sure you unlock another. That way you will be able to buy it. It works for me.

Overall:

Game is amazing, its somewhat a mix up between the first 3 Painkiller games where the map design was as it is (not very open area like Resurrection). While like Resurrection, it has many monsters. Though this has more than Resurrection.

Levels are short, but the monster killing carnage should keep you going. Though I do wish theres more levels, and I actually was getting it on killing monsters while enjoying the music too which gives off adrenaline that makes you wanna kill monsters more and fast.

Get it if you are up for some crazy mindless shooting.
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78 of 94 people (83%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 19, 2014
The Painkiller: Redemption experience can be more or less summarized like this:

You enter a cramped area filled with a dozen or so enemies. You kill them. A dozen or so more spawn. You kill them. A dozen or so more spawn. You kill them. A dozen or so more spawn. You kill them. You start to notice how obtrusively restrictive the level design is on your movement. You start to feel claustrophobic, but instead of instilling fear it instills disgruntlement. I thought this was supposed to be a Painkiller game, you think to yourself. A dozen or so more spawn with a few tougher enemies. You kill them and stand next to the door to the next shooting cell, because surely that had to be the last wave of enemies.

NOPE ♥♥♥♥ YOU 3 MORE WAVES.

You alt-f4 out of the game, delete it from your library, and stare out your bedroom window, reminiscing about the $5 you just blew on this steaming pile of refuse.
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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
I picked up this game on sale for about 70 cents, mainly because its the only one i could find at that price for my leftover cash. about a week after buying it, i decided to give it a try. Expecting a stupid, glitchy fps, i was surprised. The game is actually pretty fun. you have 5-6 different weapons to mow down thousands of creatures charging at you. It is really freaking satisfying to cut down a herd of 30 demons with a laser fired from a skull. I haven't really figured out much how you progress yet, but just mow down enough demons and the next door will open. If this game is on sale pick it up, and consider buying it even if it isnt. good game to buy with your leftover cash.
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22 of 34 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
Tiny levels, It throws tons of enemies at you, low production value. You're better off playing a dozen other single player twitch shooters that do everything better. I'd have given it more time but I couldn't be bothered.
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33 of 55 people (60%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
No, no and once again: !!! NO !!! This is clearly the worst painkiller game ever made, maybe even worst FPS shooter ever made.. This game si a big insult to a painkiller series.. First of all, theres is nothing new, absolutely nothing new.. AH SORRY I FORGOT RESKINED MENU.. otherwise nothing new.. Every single monster you see could have been seen in previous painkiller games and they didnt even tried to make some kind of reskin.. OH I FORGOT THAT THEY MADE THE GIANT SKELETONS A 0,001FT. TALLER.. otherwise nothing.. Same with weapons, there is also one annoying thing about them, you have all weapons from the start, so u cant experience that kind of feeling when you say to yourself: "ahh I found a new weapon, well let´s see what it does".. The game just simply tells you: U CAN CHANGE YOUR WEAPONS BY PRESSING 1,2,3,4,5,6.. DONT YOU DARE EXPECT FROM US THAT YOULL FIND SOME NEW WEAPON DURING YOUR WAY.. levels are the only new thing, but as a only new thing which was truly made by developers which made this game (previous game had different developers), its extremely frustrating, unoriginal and stereothype, for example: "HMM LETS NAME THIS LEVEL "SPIKES" BECAUSE IN THE FIRST ROOM THERE ARE SOME SPIKE PLATFORM HANGING ON THE CEILLING.. if u expected some level in which youll have to avoid spikes or use them to kill enemies, then youre ♥♥♥♥ed up in the face by this ♥♥♥♥, because its just simple unoriginal castle/cathedral like level which you have seen a tons of times already.. the levels by the way are long, but no no no no, wait, stop thinking about it.. they arent long, because there are tons of rooms to explore, non-linear path or something like that.. no, the think is, that the developers thought, that the games which were created before had a low number of monsters.. so they added 10, NO, 100, NO, 500, NO, 1.000 HELL YEAAAH, ONE ♥♥♥♥ING THOUSAND OF MONSTERS PER LEVEL.. and I only played first level, god helps the players who made it through the first level, and they are experiencing 10.000 thousand enemies.. its extremely frustrating, if level without the monsters has only 5 minutes playthrough, while with them, its playthrough is like 40 minutes, 2 hours if u play on harder difficulty, because guess what ? every ♥♥♥♥ing arena has like 150 monsters inside it, but dont be fooled, they arent there right at the time when you step in, they teleport to the arena by one, so its extremely annoying to wait for them to spawn.. but thats not all of course, if u die during the fight, you can freely start all over again, because there are no checkpoints during the fight, only at its start and end.. and the story.. thats the most laughable thing.. I can only say, that at the end of this game (I played this game once already, but when i was younger so I remembered the end), there is the totally same boss, which is at the end of painkiller battle out of hell, only this time you dont need to use some special strategy, because guess what ? SPECIAL STRATEGIES ON BOSSES ARE LAME, LETS SHOOT DAT THING MUHAHAHAHAHAAH, ye funny ♥♥♥♥ing developers.. the most funny thing althrough is, that this boss should represent the Eve, who took the Lucifers powers and became the ruler of hell.. so, you are trying to tell me that if you take lucifers powers and you are ♥♥♥♥ing woman, then you turn into exactly same demon who had the power before ??? why lucifer didnt looked like ♥♥♥♥ing Alastor when he ruled the hell then ??? ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game, what can I say, ressurection was totally bugged, but at least it was fun to experience all those bugs and at least it didnt give you all weapons from the start and the fights werent frustrating and never ending.. This ♥♥♥♥ ? I played it 25 minutes and im asking myself how could i finish this game before ? Impossible.. I was bored to death and didnt even finished the first level, because i died in the middle of fight and you know what, i dont wanna kill that 200 monster all over again.. so 0/10, no, -1/10 from me, hope this game gets deleted from steam soon.. no, not just from steam, from the universe !
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2011
I don't usually do this kind of thing.


This game is terrible. Irredeemable. Literally nothing that was enjoyable about the first game is left; do you like fighting endless waves of enemies in tiny rooms for no reason? Did you play Painkiller and think "wow, I wish the areas were more enclosed and less aethestically interesting"? Well, then, you are a moron, and should buy not only this but also Painkiller Overdose and Redemption. For anyone else, stay far away. Buy Painkiller Black -- it's good. Don't buy this.
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 11, 2014
This game sucks. It is a fanmade mod for a Painkiller and it is a bad mod without any interesting idea inside. Previous fanmade Painkiller mod, Resurrection, had a lot of technical flaws and was barely playable, but it had some interesting ideas and sometimes it had nice design. But this one just sucks, developers gave up on their own ideas from Resurrection instead of developing them further - and this was a bad idea. Bad game.

But if you really like to tear thounsands of monsters in one little gray room for hours - take it!
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15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2013
Better than Resurrection, I guess. Less buggy and the load times aren't ♥♥♥♥, probably because the levels are much smaller, relying on locking you in tiny areas at a time until you kill about 100 guys, which pop in much slower than you can kill them. It's straightforward as hell and short, other than that its just a mindless killfest.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
This was torture.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 7, 2015
Love Serious Sam? Want to fight in small cramped in spaces? This is the game for you!

Painkiller Redemption is just that, instead of keeping everything that made Painkiller so unique, they made it into a crappier version of Serious Sam by hurling hundreds of enemies at you at once in a small room. I have to admit, this game gives you an exhillerating feeling that few other games give you. You walk into a room and bam! Enemies appear at all angles, as you kill them, more appear and you then find yourself swarmed by massive numers of enemies. So get that rocket launcher/cannon ready. It's going to be a blood bath, no joke.

Another plus is that Belial returns, sadly his legendary one-liners don't return which is a shame (i liked Belial haters can hate). On the other hand, Belial's weapon arsenal has been severely diminished, where are the eggs? The sword? Gone. B...but they were the coolest weapons in the game! Well too bad. *Sigh at least we have the nuke gun and the evil eye*.

In all seriousness though, Belial might as well have been the only playable character and that's not to say that i hate Daniel (he's a badass) but moreso his weapon selection just simply don't work with this game at all. The stakegun is near useless, i don't think i ever used that thing besides the final boss fight (we'll get to that later), the shotgun is buggy as hell, for some reason when you use the freezer you can't shoot until the reload animation is finished rendering the freezer completely useless considering this game is filled with enemies, the electrodriver is back though besides the combo damage you won't find much use for it and the ever reliable rocket launcher/chaingun which is the only weapon worth a damn in this game.

That leaves Daniel with only 1 weapon in his arsenal that is remotely useful and once you run out of ammo for it, let the pain begin.

Belial on the other hand is a much wider arsenal which is honestly far more convenient than Daniel's, you get the ever useful cannon, the heads and quite possibly the most OP weapon in the series, the screamer. Add to that the increased fire rate of all Belial's weapon's and you have the perfect character for this game. Honestly i believe they just designed this game around Belial. Daniel only has the 5 weapons in the original Painkiller, none of his BOOH weapons return which is a shame as they'd be so useful here. Thankfully many of them return in Belial's arsenal as slightly altered re-skins which is funny because besides the evil eye, all the weapons which weren't reskins of weapons from the black edition were removed (it turns out that the evil eye uses the painkiller laser and the screamer is actually a demon morph shot essentially making them a special kind of reskin).

For some reason, Bill Sherman, whilst making an appearance in the game's story, never makes an appearance in the game but then again what do you expect for a guy who uses the exact same weapons as Daniel except 1. Still having Mr. Molotov would have been interesting but then again who cared about this guy anyways?

In all honesty though, this game is utterly terrible, 1000's of enemies in a single level which keep popping out in some of the smallest most cramped environments and of course the ever terrible Final Boss fight who has the tendancy to walk into walls.

Allow me to make myself clear DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!!

Get Painkiller Black edition and if you've already played it then give Overdose a try, it's not as bad as people say and has some cool levels such as Asteroids. Painkiller Redemption on the other hand recycles Multiplayer maps so you're essentially seeing absolutely no new content here. It's basically just Painkiller Multiplayer... but without the multiplayer and 1000's of enemies. AVOID.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 27, 2011
If you're a fan of the original Painkiller and it's expansion; I would not recommend this game. Everything is recycled from the previous games with nothing really new to speak of, and it doesn't even conclude anything Black Edition set up. The game just ends in another cliffhanger and a pretty crappy one at that.

If you're interested in getting Painkiller, just go for Black Edition. It may be $5 more, but you get infinitely more content. This game is just a cash-in on the title and nothing more.

DON'T BUY!
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