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Painkiller: Resurrection (Windows)

ESRB Rating
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.6
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.9
Overall MobyScore (7 votes) 2.9

The Press Says

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GameStar (Germany)
Um den Painkiller-Spielen gerecht zu werden, sollten Sie sie am besten als Brachial-Casual-Games begreifen: Anwerfen, dreißig Minuten Spaß haben, ausschalten, Kopfschmerztablette (engl. »painkiller«) einwerfen. Painkiller: Resurrection will nicht mehr sein, als es ist, was es auf gewisse Weise sympathisch macht. Trotzdem sollten Sie zweimal überlegen, ob Ihnen dieses Action-Zwischendurch-Häppchen mit der KI eines Zombies, einer Navigation aus der Hölle und teils alt-testamentarischer Grafik wirklich 30 Euro wert ist.
PC Games (Germany)
Die erwähnten fünf Stunden verwandelten sich beim Test allerdings in 15, weil das Spiel so oft Fehler produzierte. Der Patch, der am Verkaufstag im Netz stand, schaffte an vielen Stellen Abhilfe, behob aber bei Weitem nicht alle Ungereimtheiten. Die Mehrspieler-Modi konnten wir bis dato nicht ausprobieren, da das Spiel ständig Fehlermeldungen brachte. Schade, denn gerade der angekündigte Kooperativ-Modus für bis zu vier Spieler hätte uns sehr interessiert. Möglicherweise wollte hier jemand mit der sichtbar verfrühten Produktveröffentlichung das Weihnachtsgeschäft erwischen. Ist nur so eine Vermutung. Doch wer das Spiel zum Fest der Liebe kauft, ist entweder eine harte Sau oder masochistisch veranlagt. Oder er will es seinem Erzfeind schenken.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Painkiller: Resurrection is pure twitch gaming, and on that level it succeeds; you almost forget about the thin story because you spend most of your time fighting off the constant flood of Lucifer’s minions. And things such as the accomplished art direction, expansive level design and fun-to-use weapons make up the beginnings of an entertaining shooter. But the game’s numerous technical mistakes and one enormous, game-ending bug make it impossible to recommend it in its current state. You have to admire Homegrown for their passion and initiative, but in this case an experienced hand at the tiller would’ve made for a much more successful voyage.
Painkiller, mais qu'ont-ils fait de toi ? Si Overdose n'était déjà pas une grande réussite, ce nouvel épisode tient plus de la descente aux Enfers que de la Resurrection promise. Les développeurs ne prenaient pourtant pas de grands risques : en reprenant à l'identique le gameplay de l'original jusqu'au moindre monstre, ils auraient dû accoucher d'un FPS de la même trempe. Malheureusement, le level design épouvantable et le manque de finition se chargent de tout ruiner.
Painkiller is one franchise that appears to be better off dead. While the original game is still a treat for old-school shooter fans who won't let go of DOOM, all of the expansions and stand-alone add-ons have been pretty much atrocious. Let's hope that Painkiller: Resurrection is the last nail in the coffin.
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Dit is het bewijs dat de duivel bestaat, want enkel hij kan zulke pesterijen als dit spel verzinnen. Weg ermee!
Painkiller: Resurrection è la fiera dei bug. Più che un gioco completo sembra una beta. Insomma, vuoi per l'inspiegabile inutilizzabilità della modalità più pubblicizzata (quella co-op), vuoi per la presenza di talmente tanti errori che è difficile riuscire a contarli e vuoi per l'impossibilità di giocare in qualsiasi modalità multiplayer, non possiamo che parlare di disastro completo. Magari in futuro verrà sistemato a colpi di patch, ma è un vero peccato vedere un titolo così amato ridotto in questo modo. Ci chiediamo soltanto perché sia stato fatto uscire in questo stato pietoso. Più che un gioco nuovo sembra un mod mal realizzato.
Painkiller: Resurrection features confusing level design just barely edged out by Call for Heroes: Pompolic Wars (which is terrible) and utterly unsatisfying enemy encounters only slightly more appetizing than the banquet of boredom that is You Are Empty (which, since you probably haven't played it either, is also terrible). It's a repulsive cocktail of inconvenience, design missteps and frustration that fails to entertain on any level. Quite simply, if you buy this game, you are wasting your money.