Painkiller: Gold Edition Reviews (Windows)

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This is one Painkiller worth the addiction. Kaddy B. (796) unrated
Run and Gun Babee!!! Scott Monster (1010) unrated

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games xtreme (Mar 09, 2005)
Well what can I say about a game about killing and blowing things up, other than it's jolly good fun, and make a change from listening to character monologues and reasons for stuff happening. At the end of the day all you need to know is sh*t happens and the character is up to his knees in it. So if your after a bit if a change of pace or just something to blow some stress off with, this is an ideal game for you, no plot means you can just switch off your brain and go on a killing spree. The extras on the Black edition offer an insight into the creator's minds and a few nice bits such as the music video for the song you kill things to.
90 (Mar 03, 2005)
Everything else I have seen and tested is very much okay: two extremely good games in a genre which became somewhat taboo as today everything has to be complicated, if not it is boring. Painkiller proofs those people wrong and shows it good as sound, graphics, gameplay and low system requirements are all mixed into an ideal blend of instant single and multiplayer action. If you have not bought the game yet, this is the ideal opportunity to make up for that cultural loss and you can do it for the relatively low price of about forty euros! That's all folks, got to go kill some pain.
GameZone (May 16, 2005)
Painkiller Gold Edition is a worthy addition to anyone's library that has a taste for some FPS action. If you've waited as long as I have to play the game (I was still waiting for the Xbox version) then the Gold Edition is the way to go. Great gameplay, incredible graphics and stellar sound effects and music add up a great game. The bonus features included are nice but nothing to make this a must purchase if you already have the original game and the expansion pack. Hopefully there will be more to come in the Painkiller franchise.
AceGamez (2005)
Despite a nice selection of additions, there's not a whole lot to Painkiller: Black Edition to tempt those who've already bought and played both the original and the expansion. Those who have yet to sample its simplistic delights, or who have previously been put off for whatever reason, should find this a comprehensive package with hours of old school enjoyment to be had.
70 (Mar 17, 2005)
Painkiller Black Edition est une compilation au format DVD contenant le jeu Painkiller, son extension Battle out of Hell, un making-of et diverses vidéos. Le Duo Painkiller / Battle out of Hell s'avére être est un jeu plutôt simple, voire basique, par rapport aux standards du moment, mais qui, du fait d’une réalisation correcte, n’en est pas moins un jeu assez amusant. Pour l’apprécier pleinement, il suffit de l’approcher sous le bon angle de vue, à savoir celui d’un mélange de caricature et de retour aux sources (du FPS), conçu pour des parties courtes et amusantes, le tout à un rythme quelque peu endiablé.