Excerpt: "...Many criticizers of Painkiller say that the story is rubbish, and the levels too linear (as you must kill every monster in one area to progress to the next). I must say that I was tempted not to buy the game when I read this; but it is what makes the game so unique. To conclude, if you're a fan a first person shooters 'kill anything that moves' sort of games then this is definately what you've been searching for. And even if you don't like the sound ...
Pros: Fantastic, scary, thrilling, this list is endless
Cons: According to some people its too linear . But they are boring .
Excerpt: "...suffered from this release but Painkiller is also an old school FPS: lock, load and shoot without thinking. Will Rock, another game, was released the previous year but it wasn't really a hit. So, is it good for Painkiller to be an old school game, like a Doom? In fact, Painkiller is bringing some real new ideas but nothing is perfect. The first good point is probably the difference between difficulties. Daydream, for example, is the easiest ...
Summary: If you are like me and come home from work pissed right off and want to shoot the crap out of some stuff, without having to perform cyber-acrobatics or look for hidden keys and crap like that, this game is 100% perfect. There is plenty of gameplay and it's fairly consistent, with only the occasional "Ok where the heck do I go now?" spell. It looks amazing. Some of the levels are virtual artistic pieces, like the graveyard and the insane asylum.
Excerpt: "...thinking a tenner on Ebay… Painkiller does it right and holds the player’s attention. You never feel tetchy at getting lost or being stuck because the game-play is conceptually simple whilst requiring concentration and co-ordination in order to stay whole. So, my order is in. At £16.99 inc delivery from Play.com, I am assured of great value. The £29.99 I wasted on Doom 3 will have to be put down to experience, but so far even the Painkiller demo ...
Excerpt: "...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. His entrance had been 'deferred' for being someone who has neither been good enough nor bad enough to enter heaven or hell, so until a final decision is made by 'him' ...
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 .
Summary: I'll make this short - it's got Blood, Bullets and Vampires - incredible physics and imaginative enemies and environments. Serious occult references which DON'T DEVIATE from the theme (NO SILLY SPACE STUFF EITHER). Unlike any other current FPS this one stands out of the bunch. Had enough of multi-person/team based miltary FPS - than take the plunge into what is sure to be recognized as a classic years from now. Brings back GAMEPLAY and takes carnage to a new high!
This game is the best !!! Story is fantastic !!! Painkiller
14 July 2004
Summary: When i first time played Painkiller i was in shock !!! That game is amazing !!! Fantastic !!! The story is great - dark and interesting !!! You must buy this game - it's worth your money !!! If you are waiting for DOOM III - first you must check Painkiller - maybe this game is even better !!!
Summary: Story might not make sense but it's a fun FPS game, the levels get more and more interesting as it goes on. You gotta love the physics in this game, it's an awesome game brings back the old school Doom/Quake style.
Summary: Finally a change from the repetitive, military style FPS!! What a nice break. This game may look silly at first glance, just like Serious Sam was, but its no Serious Sam. The game runs deeper. The story is definatly cool, not much of a story, but enough to keep you going through hell's minions. Now, I saw a couple of review complaining about, puzzles etc etc. The level design, is quite linear too, but when it comes to secrets, one must truly show his worth and reflexes.
Summary: I almost think of Painkiller like two games. One of them is pure, addictive, incredible-looking, adrenaline-pumping action Nirvana. The other is a dull and sometimes frustrating game when Painkiller deviates from its formula by trying to give you something besides mindless action. Thankfully, the former is what you get to play most of the time, which is why Painkiller is such a great game. When Painkiller is on, it is really on.