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  • Summary: Picking up right where the game's story left off, Battle out of Hell includes an additional single-player chapter 10 levels, as well as new multiplayer modes, maps and models. It offers an amplified arsenal of un-deadly weapons, bigger and badder bosses and the map editor Software Development Kit. [DreamCatcher Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. 95
    If you own the original, not buying the extra levels would make you a sinner. Now, stop treating your body like a carnival ride.
  2. A must buy to those that enjoyed the original. Hardcore fans should already own it, and everyone else will miss out on another great game yet again.
  3. For fans of the first game, I have only this to say: semi-automatic sniper-rifle stake gun. With more of everything, this is a must own!
  4. 80
    In the end, the game is just more of the first: mindlessly slashing waves of AI-less monsters coming out at you to Satan’s music, with the extra touch of intensified seriousness and atmosphere.
  5. A solid 10-level package rife with impressive demonic hordes. [Jan 2005, p.77]
  6. It's not overwhelming in what it offers in addition to what the original game offers already, but it does have enough interesting points to make it worthwhile for fans of the original.
  7. Disaster. Despite a beefy visual upgrade, this insultingly short add-on plays like a skanky collection of deleted scenes from the original game. [Feb 2005, p.68]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. DanielG.
    Jan 6, 2005
  2. JohnK.
    Nov 27, 2004
    Totally amazing.
  3. Warmonger
    Dec 20, 2004
    wonderful!!! great levels, (leningrad is my favorite), great gameplay and a lot of fun. I just love the atmosphere in this game!! It sucks you in and keeps you there, bring on painkiller 2. Expand
  4. MadcapMagician
    Jan 11, 2005
    Glad they finally finished where the first painkiller left off. is me and my imagination, or did they get ozzy to sing the closing credits song on the first episode.... Expand
  5. Oct 29, 2013
    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. Expand
  6. Nov 23, 2010
    A stellar little expansion with even more crazier levels, crazier enemies, and some crazier weapons. A frantic shooter fan cannot be without this expansion pack. If you can't find it, get Painkiller Black Edition for Steam or a retail copy. It's worth every penny to expand the already spiritual and epic Painkiller experience! Expand
  7. Paolo
    Jan 8, 2005

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