Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. Jul 12, 2013
    Bringing something from the past to the present can feel refreshing when its entire heritage is lost in the current version of the genre, and even though this version isn’t as polished, as good-looking or as smooth-running as the PC version, it’s still a blast to the past.
  2. Painkiller Hell & Damnation is a short, unattractive beast that will sink its claws into you if you give it half a chance. But be warned: it could also be a throwback that may fly right over the head of a modern FPS gamer. [September 2013, p76]
  3. The only thing Painkiller gets right (sort of) are the original weapons. Everything else is a complete mess. The game looks better than the original, but that is about the only good thing you can say about the graphics. Blurry textures, horrible screen tearing and slow loading details ruin the experience even further. [September p.88]
  4. 40
    Painkiller: Hell & Damnation is an old-school FPS that is sadly dated, boring and tedious to play.
  5. No amount of ragdoll-fumbling can save this Gothic horror show. [Sept 2013, p.94]
  6. Jul 19, 2013
    Nostalgia is a powerful thing – but in some cases it can be problematic. The industry has certainly moved on from the days when games such as Painkiller: Hell & Damnation were commonplace, and while it's not unreasonable to look back on these times with fondness, that doesn't mean that this lazy rehash deserves your attention. This is a shining example of corner-cutting, outdated ideas, and, in truth, is a complete waste of your time.
  7. Jul 10, 2013
    Hell and Damnation is what you'll experience while playing this game. Our advice: don't.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 29, 2014
    Game is some buggy. but easy is post bug at Steam Topic of page of thid game
    Painkiller HD is remake of Painkiller Black Edition (code is
    compiling) so they make HD edition, with many many others.
    Game is so beautiful, game is very addictive. music is good, hisotry same like at Black Edition.
    Good Job Farmers 51.
    Lastly Painkiller HD is avaiable for OS X and LINUX! :).
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