Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. Oct 3, 2011
    Redemption is enjoyable if you're a fan of the series or just have a hankering for mindless shooting, but everyone else should probably steer clear.
  2. Mar 28, 2011
    Although better than the orribile Resurrection, Painkiller: Redemption is a cheap-but-cobbled-together new chapter in a series that has nothing left to say.
  3. Oct 3, 2011
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Apr 21, 2011
    As much as I love impaling skeleton warriors with the Stake Gun, if I'm paying for this experience I want something new. [June 2011, p.72]
  5. Mar 2, 2011
    Painkiller: Redemption is only recommended for fans of the franchise. Remaining players need more graphics and better gameplay; there're much better FPS in the market.
  6. Mar 21, 2011
    A bunch of fan made levels. For some reason sold as a full game. [Apr 2011, p.99]
  7. 20
    While this may sound like a marketing victory Redemption takes you on a journey into the real game of hell. [Issue#203]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. Feb 27, 2011
    This last installment of the PK franchise does surpass previous ones, but it is still far away from the original. You will find yourself fighting endless waves of dozens of simultaneous enemies in small cramped spaces, usually for as long as 10 minutes, then you move to the next room, rinse and repeat, more like a Serious Sam approach if you tell me. The maps are dull, in fact they are recycled deathmatch arenas from previous PK games and somewhat adapted for SP play. To summarize, if you are a true vanilla PK fan, you should still avoid this like hell, and only the bargain bin price mark saves this from being utter rubbish. The devs also promise future free DLC as well as coop implementation, if they get the coop going, this might be worth rechecking. Full Review »
  2. Mar 6, 2011
    The game consists in slaying 1000 enemies per level.The levels are very ugly designed and very small and repetitive the enemies are the same for all the level and even for all the game which is by the way too small only 6 levels.The enemies come like 100 at a time in so small places and you find yourself fighting like for 10 minutes then again advance to next room and kill dozens of crazy bastards again.Yet is very difficult and simple. Full Review »
  3. Jan 8, 2012
    It was veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery stupid!