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Painkiller: Hell Wars (Xbox)

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This Xbox version of Painkiller is a collection of the best levels from the original game and its expansion pack, Battle Out of Hell. As Daniel Garner, a once normal man that died in a car accident, you have been sent to Purgatory during a war between Heaven and Hell. You'll blast your way through hordes of monsters as you fight for your purification.

Like the original game, Painkiller: Hell Wars is a retro shooter that plays very similarly to Quake. Your weapons don't need to be reloaded, and switching from weapon to weapon is very quick (no weapon switching animations), a nod to the original Quake. You can collect souls from your fallen enemies to gain health, and collecting 66 souls will turn you into an invincible demon that can instantly kill his enemies with a screen-blurring projectile. If you do well, you'll even be rewarded with power-ups in the form of tarot cards.


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Armchair Empire, The Oct 24, 2006 8 out of 10 80 Sep 13, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameDaily Aug 01, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
TeamXbox Jul 19, 2006 7.9 out of 10 79
GameSpot Jul 28, 2006 7.9 out of 10 79
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Sep 02, 2006 78 out of 100 78
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2006 7.75 out of 10 78
The Video Game Critic Nov 06, 2007 B- 67
Yahoo! Games Aug 03, 2006 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Gamer Within Oct 14, 2006 3.3 out of 10 33


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Spartan_234 (422) added Painkiller: Hell Wars (Xbox) on Aug 18, 2006