Painkiller: Hell & Damnation

  • Painkiller: Hell & Damnation
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  • Nails the fast-paced old-school shooter feel.
  • Simple but proven multiplayer options.
  • Gibbs.


  • Boss fights are less than stellar.
  • Buggy bonus mission.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Gamer on 58

Disappointingly old-fashioned. Nostalgia isn’t enough to save this boring shooter from stagnant FPS...

By Gaming Age on 54

I always thought of Painkiller as a Serious Sam clone, which is ironic because Serious Sam prided itself of being a clone of (oh sorry, “heavily influenced by”) the straightforward FPSs of yore… specifically Doom/Quake. Games where story mattered...

By Cheat Code Central on 74

Painkiller is a relic from years gone by, a holdover from the days when circle-strafing and mindless gore ruled the PC first-person shooter market. Fans still have fond memories of using their stakethrower to pin their enemies to the wall and messing...

By Strategy Informer on 70

They don’t make games like Painkiller: Hell & Damnation anymore. On a personal level I like to think there’s a good reason for that, but whilst playing this game it really is like looking through a window to the past, which is funny because the...

By CNET Australia on 70

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation is a slick first-person shooter remake soaked in...

By GameSpy on 70

Expectations. Every game has them coming out of the gate, but remakes and reboots have it even worse. In the case of Painkiller: Hell & Damnation, a reboot of the original Painkiller and its expansion Battle out of Hell, it's less about these small...

By Yet Another Review Site on 60

When a retro title is retro itself, is it still fun?The number one concern with any new Painkiller title is how far it strays from the legacy title – after becoming shorthand for overtly simplistic rehashing of a core principle, recent entries to the...

International Review By ComputerBase on

„Painkiller – Hell & Damnation“ gelingt es tatsächlich, einen Teil des um die Jahrtausendwende versprühten Charmes von Egoshootern einzufangen. Gegnerfluten, ständiger Druck, keine Vereinfachungen wie die Auto-Heilung oder ein Deckungssystem und eine...

International Review By on 70

Bei der Wertung zu Painkiller Hell & Damnation hatte ich so meine Schwierigkeiten. Auf der einen Seite konnte mich das flotte und unkomplizierte Gameplay überzeugen. Auf der anderen Seite war ich aber über den abgespeckten Umfang verärgert. Schon nach...

International Review By GamingXP on 69

Wenn ein Spiel ohne wirkliche Story in den Handel kommt und in Deutschland noch keine Freigabe der USK erhalten hat, dann kann dies nur ein ziemlich brutaler und unsinniger Shooter sein. So ist es auch bei „Painkiller: Hell & Damnation“. Ob das Spiel...

International Review By Eurogamer on 70

Da det oprindelige Painkiller udkom tilbage i 2004, fik det ros for at rykke FPS-genren tilbage mod rødderne til midten af 1990'erne, hvor serier som Doom og Quake regerede og blev lysende kilder til genrens storhed. Ikke så meget pjat med taktik og...