Summary: Upon seeing this game, you already know it is one of those under the radar games that nobody knows about or plays, this of course had me intrigued as i am a fan of dark gothic settings and i hadn't played an old school shooter before so i thought it was worth a try, these are my results. The game markets itself as a trigger happy bouncy old school fps with a metal soundtrack which transitions during battle.
Summary: Painkiller is a fun old school FPS, revamped for this generation with HD graphics, that comes from the same school as DooM with fast and addictive gameplay and countless hordes of enemies to mow down, alone or with a friend via co-op mode. Also, there's a multiplayer mode to keep the action going after the endgame.
Summary: Had fun playing this game but it's very basic (just shoot stuff, collect ammo then move onto next level). But I have to say it seems like a very short game. What there is of it is fun but there's only 13 or so levels & takes no time to play through. It's also weird that in the special edition you get an "art of the game" book which shows lots of creepy characters (drowned sailor, toxic hazard zombie, butcher, Frankenstein etc) and none of these are in the game.
Summary: An awesome HD version of an old masterpiece, perfectly adapted for the PS3 system. It'll give you hours of fun. And the contets of the Collector's Edition are very good too, especially the Soundtrack... Now, to the "BUT..." thing. Unfortunately, ONLINE doesn't work on this game. Seems like it's been abandoned right after the game release...same happened to the versions for the other platforms (PC included).
Summary: Graphics are average, story is non-existant and the soundtrack is feeble. The gameplay however. . . . . IS AWESOME!!!!!!! The very definition of fun, 'Painkiller Hell & Damnation', is one of the few games out there that doesn't pretend to be more than it is. It's fast, its violent and its addictive as crack. If you love the Doom series, then buy this . . . . NOW!
Summary: The gameplay is really fun and the level design is great, demon killing on the optimized Unreal 3 engine. The movement is soo perfect and fast with the classic B-Hop feature old school games have. There's many weapons and they have cool secondary fire options. The music suits the game very well and the sound effects are great.
Excerpt: Pour ceux qui ont connu le premier painkiller sur pc il y a deja quelque annees et qui comme moi l ont adoré ce jeu y ressemble beaucoup;pas de grande nouveautee ni graphiquement,ni au niveau des tableaux qui sont presques les memes sinon pour les autres qui voudraient se defouler sur un jeu bien nerveux sans prise de tete(pas d enigmes on avance et on butes tout)foncez.Donc pour resumer pas de grand changement si on compare a l ancien mais apres tout pourquoi changer...