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Painkiller: Hell & Damnation (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.8
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 3.1


The Press Says

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HonestGamers
Painkiller: Hell and Damnation is about as barebones FPS as you can get. There are no frills, just design choices that reward skill and dedication. It's a splash of cold water to the sweaty face that has become the muddled world of the modern shooter, and pleasingly pedestrian in a way that brings out a sense of carnal rage while demanding one thing from the player: the desire to annihilate. You'll find yourself giving into that desire, happily and frequently. Good on Nordic Games for bringing back a viable property that, much like Serious Sam, is the poster child for frenetic bloodbaths in the world of shooters.
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Gaming Nexus
While the game is true to its roots the game just doesn't hold up compared to other remade FPS games like Serious Sam.
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GameSpy
I still want more Painkiller. I don't just mean playing through all of the levels again, but I wanted more enemies, larger levels, more epic bosses. That's not to suggest I wasn't satisfied, it was just that I didn't want the experience to end, and that speaks well of The Farm 51's ability to recreate the fun of old-school shooters. Hopefully we'll see more work from this young developer with even more blood, guts, and heavy metal.
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CD-Action
W tym przypadku wystawienie oceny to bardzo trudna sprawa. Bo jak poczytywać prymitywizm rozgrywki za wadę, kiedy taka bezustanna młócka naprawdę potrafi być wyzwalająca i radosna? Ale z drugiej strony, łatwo może się znudzić - choć ja, wychowany na równie szybkim i prostym Quake'u, akurat nie miałem z tym problemu. Będąc w połowie gry, myślałem o siódemce. Po jej ukończeniu jednak wszystkie wady, które wymieniłem, i które mnie irytowały wydają się niezbyt istotne. Ta prostota ma w sobie coś urzekającego. Zresztą - sprawdzcie sami za miesiąc!
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GameStar (Germany)
Auch wenn sich The Farm 51 durchaus Mühe gegeben hat, die bekannten Areale in neuem Glanz erstrahlen zu lassen, kann man Painkiller: Hell & Damnation bei dem Umfang für 20 Euro niemandem wirklich empfehlen. Denn was man dafür erhält ist ein Grafik-Update für ein Drittel dessen, was es derzeit für fünf bis zehn Euro gibt. Für ein paar Euro mehr, dafür aber als komplettes Remake und mit etwas mehr Feinschliff, hätte sich Hell & Damnation hingegen als gelungenes Comeback der Serie entpuppten können, denn grundsätzlich bietet Hell & Damnation Freunden derartiger Shooter eine sehr gute Basis. Vielleicht hätten sich die Entwickler aber auch einfach an ein »richtiges« Sequel mit frischen Level-Kreationen setzen sollen, um dem Titel eine echte Daseinsberechtigung zu geben. Das Know-How wäre mit mehreren Ex-People Can Fly bei The Farm 51 bestimmt da gewesen.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Painkiller HD n'est pas un mauvais jeu, il est juste... inutile. Face à la plus complète et moins onéreuse Black Edition, qui a fort bien vieilli, ce remake HD n'a que peu d'arguments à proposer : une mise à jour graphique correcte mais dispensable et un mode coopératif. C'est bien maigre. Nous vous conseillons donc d'attendre une éventuelle grosse promotion avant de craquer.
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Indie Game Magazine
I really cannot recommend this game to anyone but those of you who really, really, liked the original. So basically, if you are a hardcore Painkiller fan, and are just looking for a single-player experience (since everything else is, hopefully only momentarily, broken), then perhaps you might enjoy Painkiller: Hell and Damnation. Everyone else: save your money.