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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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Critic Reviews Sep 13, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Armchair Empire, The Oct 24, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameDaily Aug 01, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Jul 28, 2006 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2006 7.75 out of 10 78
Extreme Gamer Aug 07, 2006 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Nov 06, 2007 B- 67
1UP Aug 17, 2006 6 out of 10 60
G4 TV: X-Play Aug 17, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN Aug 02, 2006 5.2 out of 10 52


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  • Painkiller (Official website for the game series)
Spartan_234 (460) added Painkiller: Hell Wars (Xbox) on Aug 18, 2006
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