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  • Summary: Powered by Epic's world-renowned and highly-respected Unreal Engine 3, Painkiller Hell & Damnation recreates the sensations and hardcore gameplay of the original Painkiller. Released in 2004, Painkiller won high praise and many accolades and fans for its fast and unique gameplay. KeepingPowered by Epic's world-renowned and highly-respected Unreal Engine 3, Painkiller Hell & Damnation recreates the sensations and hardcore gameplay of the original Painkiller. Released in 2004, Painkiller won high praise and many accolades and fans for its fast and unique gameplay. Keeping true to the old-school FPS ideology, lightning-fast movement enables skillful players to get into the heart of the fast-paced gameplay, topped off with stunning enormo-boss fights requiring sneaky tactics. Expand
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  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. Jul 12, 2013
    60
    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
    30
    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 This is a shining example of corner-cutting, outdated ideas, and, in truth, is a complete waste of your time.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
    20
    Hell and Damnation is what you'll experience while playing this game. Our advice: don't.
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  1. Jan 29, 2014
    10
    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
    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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