Painkiller: Resurrection Image

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  • Summary: William "Wild Bill" Sherman, an ex CIA Agent and specialist for dangerous missions in the Black Ops Special Unit has a big problem: during his last job, he has managed to not only kill the head of an illegal drug operation and a slew of innocent civilians, but himself in a fatal mistake. Trapped in a hostile place between heaven and hell, his soul flickers between the millions of faceless infidels and good and evil forces start to use Wild Bill for their own needs. But, it turns out that nothing is as it seemed at the beginning - solve the mystery and give the equilibrium between heaven and hell a little flip! [DreamCatcher] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 8 out of 11
  1. The fourth part of the Painkiller series plays just like the other ones. Using weapons like the painkiller you're fighting lots of weird opponents like axe-wielding monks or pirate zombies. As usual they act dumb, there is no AI to speak of. It's a game to play casually for 30 minutes now and then and doesn't aspire to be anything else.
  2. Makes a one-man war against the armies of hell quite depressingly dull. [Christmas 2009, p.116]
  3. Although it is simple, direct and fun, it still doesn't live up for the absolute lack of polish of other aspects.
  4. You need an extra dose of Painkillers, to play Resurrection without headache.
  5. Glitchy scripts, three-minute loading times, broken saves, crashes to desktop and the abundance of blur make this game a nerve-wracking challenge.
  6. Painful in so many ways. [Jan 2010, p.74]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. Oct 3, 2013
    It´s a shame that it was rushed out early, I kinda liked the spin the guys put in with the vast, open levels instead of the small, closed areas of the previous games. If you can live with that change in gameplay and the bugs, it´s a pretty good game with damn cool comic sequences. Expand
  2. Mar 5, 2011
    Let's see: Graphics-hm...ok...7 Sound-Funny...6 Music-wow...10 Gameplay-Kill everything...vast levels...nice-9 Atmosphere-Like hell-8 I don't like the cut-scenes and the protagonist...3
    Total-7...deserves a 7...
  3. Oct 16, 2013
    Getting past some bugs, bad level design and the odd CTD. This Painkiller reminds me more of the old Doom huge levels tons of stuff to kill. It has some nice graphics and effects too. Very long load times sadly. Some fun to be had it you've got the patience and can look past the technical issues. Expand
  4. Nov 22, 2010
    Although much time has passed since the release of this game and it's previous installments, I still greatly enjoy this game no matter what problems it possesses. Yes, the game is riddled with bugs, design flaws, and strange 'holes' you'll find in the various areas. It's a game that should of remained as a mod, but I feel that I didn't waste my money with this one, as with the other installments; maybe I'm one of the lucky few who didn't have any of these games crash. It's essentially Painkiller on steroids with nice kick butt music, even bigger battles, and huge open world settings that I find to be epic. I only reccomend this cautiously for true die hard fans like myself. Otherwise, do not buy this game. Expand
  5. Jan 5, 2012
    As a serious hardcore fan of Painkiller (yes I even liked Overdose), this one had so much potential but was in the end a technical trainwreck. The maps were fairly diverse (but way too few of them), and they had some imaginative and fairly creepy aspects. There was definitely some atmosphere here - which was half the charm of the originals. But the bugs here are horrific, and the poor thing sputters and crashes - like the engine was an amateur drunk on New Year's Eve or something. The graphics suffer because of it. The monsters are crappy and crude, and gameplay definitely lacks compared to the original - which had plenty of bugs on its own. The one saving grace is that you can play bots by yourself in the multiplayer mode, which is nice because PK is sooo buggy that you can never get online to play anyone else. Ever. As an avid fan, I enjoyed it just because it was painkiller and had that spooky thing. But for anyone else, I gotta say stay clear. If this crew got together w/ the developers of the latest PK (Redemption - which was dull but bug-free), they would really have something someday. Expand
  6. Sep 21, 2011
    Well... there's not much like about this game except you can find cheats on the Internet that will get you through the boring parts of the game, which is pretty much most of the game. The game crashed a lot and I couldn't find a patch to fix anything. The graphics were OK in spots but the sound was not so good, a few times I just turned the sound off on my speakers. The silence was golden. Expand

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