Summary: I heard of this game after watching Zero Puncuation's review of it, and he made it sound awesome. And it is, to a point. It's like the oldschool shooters like Doom and Duke Nukem, but with a semi-modern polish. The campaign isn't very long, and there isn't much complexity to it, but it sure is fun. There's no inventory management, no collection of resources, no quick time events; there's not even a reload button. Just you and the enemy. A fun time for what it is.
Summary: Nice game overall, but online is dead (or never been alive, to start with). I bought this game for multiplayer, more than campaign, and I was disappointed. My suggestion is: if you are a PainKiller nostalgic, try this game in single player. If you are looking for an Unreal Tournament / Quake 3 Arena like game, don't buy this. You'll get disappointed like I am. 3/5 (just because it's PainKiller!
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!