Excerpt: A game that has been out for some whil,e Painkiller is a classic. To most veterans, it's a standing memory of the good ages, where FPS games would consist of a massive amount of mindless killing, which was, in fact, preffered over tactic-using. Painkiller re-brings us that world, and dives us straight into it.
Excerpt: Back in 2001,people had got tired of first person shooters (F.P.Ses for short) and started to uninstall quake3 arena and unreal tournament wondering if they would ever lay their hands on a shooter again. And then came a game that took the entire gamin community by the scruff of their collar and forced them to take notice.
Pros: Great engine ,Huge bosses and lots of monsters to shoot and kill
Cons: Repetitive Gameplay, Reminiscent of other games like Serious Sam, Nitro Family etc .
Excerpt: Holy ****, these things are coming from everywhere! This is an almighty game, quite unlike almost any other. In short, its a first person shooter where you blast all manner of horric monsters that Hell regurgetated into the next dimension (no pun intended) in levels varying from a prison to the pits of Hell itself.
Pros: Fantastic, scary, thrilling, this list is endless
Cons: According to some people its too linear . But they are boring .
Excerpt: Daniel Garner is a guy almost as normal as the others. Why? He's dead. Car accident. His wife Catherine didn't survive. Like him. People will think that they're together in death. Beautiful, isn't it? Reality is different. Catherine is in Heaven... but not Daniel. He's stuck in Purgatory. He wants to join Catherine but as Sammael explained it, he isn't pure. Who is Sammael? An angel sent by Him in order to give Daniel a mission. Kill 4 guys. Lucifer's generals.
Conclusion: Painkiller is perhaps much more of a successor to the old Doom and Quake games than the official versions. This game is simple, straightforward blasting. The plot is a pretty thin excuse to blow seven shades out of everything, and the fact that the cut scenes are pretty poor and hard to follow is totally irrelevant. This game is simply about shooting things - zombies, knights, witches and a plethora of other demonic foe inhabit some beautifully realised levels.
Summary: I have played a large number of first-person shooters over the years. Painkiller was one of the better ones, but not the best. It belongs in the second tier of shooters. It can not compete with the top tier of shooters such as Half-Life, Far Cry etc. but is none the less an enjoyable experience. It has very good graphics and average gameplay.
Summary: This is not the Black Edition as listed on the title of the page, but rather the Gold Edition as shown in the image. Gold Edition is 6 CD's in paper sleeves, Black Edition is on DVD with a swank case. They both have the same content however. As you can probably tell, I got burned on this, but the game is still very enjoyable. If you like fast action, hordes of enemies, and huge bosses, you'll love this.
Excerpt: I’ve loved Quake 3 for about five years but I always imagined that it would progress. In my mind there was a simple linear development from the earliest Castle Wolfenstein, through Doom 1 and 2, Heretic, Hexen, Quake, Unreal, Quake 2, Unreal Tournament, Quake 3, and UT 2003/4. I knew something was amiss with Daikatana and also because nothing ever seemed as good as Quake 3. I mean, it should have been succeeded by something new and improved like all the games before it.
Excerpt: PainKiller: A Hack’em Slash’em Style FPS First of all it must be said I adore this game. Now being the kind of gamer I am, I'm usually very picky when it comes to hack'em, slash'em games but boy did PainKiller hit the mark! Here’s an insight into the story: PainKiller is a 'First Person Shooter' based on the story of Daniel Garner, a middle class 'average guy' who has not been allowed to enter heaven's gates after dieing in a car crash with his wife.
Pros: Superb graphics, huge levels, HeeeUGE bosses, never - before - seen physics, adrenaline pumping music !
Cons: Long loading times, multiplayer not outstanding, not for feint hearted .