Painkiller: Gold Edition (Windows)

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Advertising Blurbs

www.atari.fr (French):

    descriptif



    Vous incarnez Daniel Garner et trouvez la mort avec votre femme dans un terrible accident de voiture. Mais au lieu de gagner le repos à ses côtés, un ange vous retrouve au purgatoire. Son deal est simple: vous devez combattre tous les généraux de l'armée de Lucifer en échange du repos éternel sans quoi vous serez condamné à errer entre le paradis et l'enfer.
    Pourquoi vous ? Les réponses sont au bout du chemin... Dès lors une lutte acharnée commence.

    Painkiller Black Edition ressort en Boitier collector ! Retrouvez sa version originale et découvrez son add on : Battle out of Hell dans ce pack 'Black Edition '.

    charactéristiques



    • DES BONUS EN EXCLUSIVITE!
    • Video: Making-of du jeu Painkiller « Battle Out Of Hell »
    • Vidéo: Clip vidéo des exploits du vainqueur de l'ESWC et de la CPL !
    • Musique: Musiques du jeu interprétées par le groupe rock Mech
    • Guides et tutoriels pour mapping/modding
    • Assets CPL : Maps dédiées, serveur Linux, netcode optimisé
    • MODIFICATIONS DU JEU :
    • Version exclusive 1.5 du moteur graphique:
    • Painkiller et Painkiller : Battle Out of Hell sont jouables avec les performances du v1.5 (Amélioration textures, effets lumineux...)
    • Un moteur réseau retravaillé pour de meilleures performances online (32 joueurs maximum)

    Contributed by Xoleras (66128) on Oct 02, 2005.

DreamCatcher Press Release:

    DreamCatcher Games' Painkiller: Gold Edition In-Stores

    Toronto, Canada - April 11, 2005 - DreamCatcher Games today announced that Painkiller: Gold Edition, is now available at major retail stores across North America. Among the prestigious awards, Computer Gaming World deemed Painkiller "2004 Single Player Shooter Game of the Year."

    The special PC CD-ROM set includes both the full original game, its expansion pack Battle out of Hell, and special bonus features including over a dozen Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) enhancements. Painkiller is the official 1-vs-1 tournament game of the $1,000,000 CPL World Tour 2005.

    Other exclusive bonuses including "The Making of Painkiller" video packed with behind the scenes developer interviews, the Painkiller title track music video, Mapping and Editing tools, and a limited edition Penny Arcade poster of the Painkiller: Apart comic.

    The Storyline
    Trapped in a dark and unwelcoming world awaiting purification for earthly sins, players must fight through an endless number of hellish enemy warriors as they attempt to stop the imminent unholy war and overthrow Lucifer. But even if they win this insane battle, players must still take out hoards of howling devils, eager to avenge their master.

    Game Features:
      FRANTIC SINGLE PLAYER CAMPAIGN: 34 levels of non-stop action crowded with 80 different enemy species and gigantic final bosses.

    • ADRENALINE FUELED GAMEPLAY: Blast your way through 15 maps and 7 Multiplayer modes using 14 incredible weapons, including the mythical Painkiller, named "Best Weapon" as part of Computer Gaming World's "2004 Games of the Year."

    • IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE: Furious soundtrack and insane real-life physics using the world's most advanced physics engine Havok 2.0.

    • STATE-OF-THE-ART GRAPHICS: Thanks to the updated PAIN engine, pin hyper-detailed enemies to the walls or blow everything up in completely unique and varied environments including the highly acclaimed "Hell" level.


    Developed by People Can Fly, Painkiller: Gold Edition is rated 'M' for Mature. DreamCatcher Europe released a serialized Painkiller: Black Edition, rated "16+ PEGI," earlier this year. An Xbox version of Painkiller will be released in 2005.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75508) on Apr 19, 2005.

www.mindscape.co.uk - UK publisher's product page:
    Gothic Story, even more frantic gameplay

    Painkiller Black Edition contains the original award winning game and its expansion pack "Battle out of Hell", as well as a host of extra features.

    The game has over 34 levels and offers intense gameplay at its fullest. Players take on the role of Painkiller, fighting their way through lairs, abandoned prisons, private castles, mountains, caves and jungle hideouts.

    "This is hardcore action at its finest, and Painkiller is destined to redefine if not reinvent the FPS genre" - Game Chronicles

    You play as Daniel Garner, a seemingly regular guy who has just been killed in a horrific car accident. Trapped in a dark and unwelcoming world between heaven and hell, you struggle to uncover the reasons why you've been denied entry into heaven. Awaiting your purification, you must fight through a seemingly endless number of demon soldiers as you attempt to stop an imminent unholy war.



    Features:

    • Frantic single player campaign: 34 levels of non-stop action crowded with 80 different enemy species and gigantic final bosses
    • Adrenalin rushed gameplay: 14 incredible weapons, including the famous stake gun and the mythical painkiller, which will make you invincible on the 15 maps and 7 multiplayer modes available!
    • Immersive Experience: furious soundtrack and real-life physics using the worlds most advanced physics engine, Havok 2.0
    • State-of-the-art Graphics: Thanks to the updated PAIN engine, pin hyper detailed enemies to the walls or blow everything up in completely unique and varied environments including the highly acclaimed "Hell" level.


    Bonus Features:

    • Making-of movie "Painkiller"
    • Painkiller music clip by rock band 'Mech'
    • New authorized CPL multiplayer enhancements
    • mapping / editing tools with guides

    Contributed by Sciere (294513) on Mar 03, 2005.