Painkiller: Resurrection Image
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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 91 Ratings

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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.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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Score distribution:
  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. PC Gamer UK
    56
    Makes a one-man war against the armies of hell quite depressingly dull. [Christmas 2009, p.116]
  3. 55
    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. 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 It is technically outdated and the co-op mode is hidden between the menus.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.
  6. PC Zone UK
    19
    Painful in so many ways. [Jan 2010, p.74]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 11 out of 14
  1. 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. Expand
  2. Mar 5, 2011
    7
    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
    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
    Weapons-Boring..5
    Total-7...deserves a 7...
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  3. Nov 22, 2010
    6
    Although much time has passed since the release of this game and it's previous installments, I still greatly enjoy this game no matter whatAlthough 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
  4. BenjiG
    Dec 29, 2009
    3
    The first Painkiller and the Battle out of hell was very great games and the whole thing is a fantastic idea. For that time. But it starts The first Painkiller and the Battle out of hell was very great games and the whole thing is a fantastic idea. For that time. But it starts with Overdose that the game was not stable and the loading times was to long. And somewhere on a level the game was crasht allways and to find update patches, the search to a trustfull contact, nothing at all. I got angry and so i had to stop the game with the hope the future will bring innovations and improvements. But nothing about. The Ressurrection is the same, long loading times, exept the fast loads, there is a message for an update but, as bevore, nobody knows where to get. What a pity, its still a good game and i hope they will not stop with it, but there must be a hand of professionals to intend and then i will hope to the next. Expand
  5. Feb 2, 2020
    2
    Pointless cash-grab based on a cult classic. Looks and plays bad for the time it was released in, and it has aged like a fresh cheese left inPointless cash-grab based on a cult classic. Looks and plays bad for the time it was released in, and it has aged like a fresh cheese left in the sun for a few weeks. Avoid this stinker. Expand
  6. EG
    Nov 25, 2009
    2
    I loved the first Painkiller, and Battle out of Hell was even better. I saw screenshots and honestly was expecting (and looking forward to) I loved the first Painkiller, and Battle out of Hell was even better. I saw screenshots and honestly was expecting (and looking forward to) more of the same, but DAMN.. The engine has not been improved at all in five years except for adding a poor bloom, there is little to no new content (I recognize nearly every enemy and every weapon from the first game, and one or two from Overdose), and the level designs are buggy -- many, many surfaces without a texture and in one of the levels you can very easily leave the entire level area. The second level has some cool environments like the ones I loved in the first game, but it's the only one. They tried making the levels less linear and more open, which would work in any other kind of game, but anyone who's played Painkiller knows how poorly that would work in it. In short, looks, feels and plays like a mod. The only reason I bought it was because if I preordered through Steam, it was $27 for it, Overdose and Painkiller -- $9 a game, not too bad. Still, I almost regret it. Expand
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    0
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