User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 54
  2. Negative: 3 out of 54

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  1. Oct 29, 2013
    9
    Just an excellent arcade shooter. Its so much fun. I'll lose a few hours to this game just rampaging through the hordes of Satan's army. One of the last true classic arcade shooters that is well deserving of your money.
  2. Aug 11, 2013
    10
    Awesome game! New locations, monsters, secrets...
    This game is still available on Steam Painkiller Black Edition (original game battle out of hell)
    Sweet..
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. So enough with the puzzle bosses! And fix the loading times! And get rid of the idiotic jumping puzzles! Make more levels like the orphanage! Please.
  2. It's not powerful enough to convince Painkiller detractors to join the fold, but it's certainly everything a fan the original game will love.
  3. It is short, yes, but it is priced low to match. It is even more stylish than the original campaign and engages your attention much better than the original game. Compared to other games in the genre, this is a real treat.