Painkiller: Resurrection PC

Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 8 out of 11
  1. Glitchy scripts, three-minute loading times, broken saves, crashes to desktop and the abundance of blur make this game a nerve-wracking challenge.
  2. You need an extra dose of Painkillers, to play Resurrection without headache.
  3. Painkiller: Resurrection is a buggy trip into hell.
  4. 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.
  5. 26
    It's a repulsive cocktail of inconvenience, design missteps and frustration that fails to entertain on any level. Quite simply, if you buy this game, you are wasting your money.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    40
    The third standalone add-on can be described by a single word – amateurism. Originally it was planned as a mod and it should of stayed as a mod permanently. [Dec 2009]
  7. Painkiller: Resurrection is a bugfest. It is technically outdated and the co-op mode is hidden between the menus. There is no way to make this multiplayer mode work well.
  8. PC Gamer UK
    56
    Makes a one-man war against the armies of hell quite depressingly dull. [Christmas 2009, p.116]
  9. PC Zone UK
    19
    Painful in so many ways. [Jan 2010, p.74]
  10. Although it is simple, direct and fun, it still doesn't live up for the absolute lack of polish of other aspects.
User Score
4.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 7 out of 10
  1. Jun 22, 2016
    1
    Urrrgh. This game's levels are too damn looooooooooong. And not the good kind of long like Serious Sam 3: BFE's last level either. TheseUrrrgh. This game's levels are too damn looooooooooong. And not the good kind of long like Serious Sam 3: BFE's last level either. These levels just drag on and on and on, harassing you with mobs of annoying enemies. Sure they give you plenty of ammo, but the problem is, Painkiller's weapons weren't really designed to handle so many enemies on screen at once. Redemption is even more guilty of this, but Ressurection has the added annoyance of having long, difficult to navigate levels. Plus, the main character has a really weird accent. I actually kind of liked it, but the way he talks was just so... odd. Also, the only new weapon this game had was just a wee bit underwhelming, and the bosses were rehashed from the original Painkiller and Overdose. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this game and Redemption. Full Review »
  2. Oct 3, 2013
    8
    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, closedIt´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. Full Review »
  3. Jan 5, 2012
    4
    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.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. Full Review »