Excerpt: It's been almost a year since Fight Night Round 3 was released to critical acclaim on the Xbox 360, so it's curious to me that EA would wait this long and then deliver the same game again. But here it is: it's got all the hard-hitting punches and great boxing action of the 360 version.
Excerpt: Painkiller is a first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy the gamer's hunger for intense, fast-paced action. You play as Daniel Garner, a seemingly regular guy who as just been killed in a horrific car accident.
Excerpt: Did I ever mention how I didn't like shooters much? It's not that I don't appreciate the effort people put into making them, or that I don't recognize their impact on the history of video games, or any of that. The truth is - I suck at them.
Excerpt: 2004 promises to deliver many great first person shooters. We've already check out excellent games like Unreal Tournament 2004 and Far Cry; highly-anticipated favorites like Half-Life 2 and DOOM 3 are still on the way.
Conclusion: Painkiller has accomplished exactly what the fine development team at PCF set out to achieve. They created an extremely fun, fantastic looking FPS in the vein of Doom, Quake and the like. Those of you who enjoy mindless arcade FPS action will get a kick out of playing Painkiller.
Pros: Intense arcade action, interesting weapon design, bosses are HUGE (in a good way), Havok physics are fantastic. A fine FPS romp;
Cons: Little replay value, multiplayer ain't all that, game occasionally loses frantic pacing 'cause of some uninspired level design.
Conclusion: Painkiller is invigorating and totally refreshing for the FPS genre. Not only do I recommend you play this, but the expansion is out and I suggest you pick that up too to add to the fun you’ll be having when you buy this title.
Summary: Уникальный в своём роде, безбашенный, адреналиновый ольдскульный экшен, сочетающий классический геймплей с новейшими технологиями. Пропустить его – значит отказать себе в львиной доле удовольствия и самого настоящего чистейшего кайфа.