Metascore
43

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
    68
    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
    55
    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.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. Feb 27, 2011
    3
    This last installment of the PK franchise does surpass previous ones, but it is still far away from the original. You will find yourselfThis 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. Jan 8, 2012
    0
    It was veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery stupid!
  3. Mar 6, 2011
    4
    The game consists in slaying 1000 enemies per level.The levels are very ugly designed and very small and repetitive the enemies are the sameThe 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 »