It's good, but don't expect it to be true to the original
E. Plaga, Amazon
18 December 2014
Summary: Game is fun and I love the 2 player co-op. has vertical split screens instead of usual horizontal which allows more to be seen. Fun watching the other player. The flow is not the same as the original Painkiller though which is very disappointing. It maintains some of the same monsters and settings, but isn't the same at all. It's like they combined a lot of it and created a condensed version where it overlaps. There were some very classic moments in the original.
Summary: For many years now, I've played more and more RPGs and have become accustom to having to multi-task and think more when playing a game. So, when I started playing Painkiller, I was not too excited and quite bored. That lasted for the first few sections. After that, I started to remember how fun it could actually be to just run and gun, and not have to think too much or at all. This game is exactly what Duke Nukem Forever should have been.
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.