Painkiller Hell & Damnation

Another installment of the popular FPP shooter series created in 2004 by a Polish studio People Can Fly. The game was developed by a team at The Farm 51, founded by people involved in the creation of the original. The players assume the role of Daniel Garner who died in a car crash with his wife. The protagonist is tasked with dealing with hellish hordes, which will allow him to redeem himself and join his beloved in the afterlife. At the core of Painkiller Hell & Damnation is combat against swarms of enemies, although we also have to face a powerful boss every now and then. On the battlefield, we make use of a rich arsenal – the so-called Soulcatcher, which is a tool that lets us gather souls of fallen enemies and shot laser beams, makes a successful debut. Apart from the single-player campaign, the developers created an extensive multiplayer mode that includes such modules as Capture the Flag, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Survival. We can also finish Garner’s adventure in cooperation with another player. The title is powered by Unreal Engine 3, which allowed the developers to achieve satisfying quality of graphics.

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PC / Windows
Game Painkiller Hell & Damnation (PC) Cover
Painkiller Hell & Damnation

Painkiller Hell & Damnation | PC

Action, FPP, FPS, multiplayer, Polish

Companies responsible for Painkiller Hell & Damnation

The Farm 51 | game developer

THQ Nordic / Nordic Games | publisher   Official website

Painkiller Hell & Damnation release date for PC:

game language:
English

31 October 2012 | Worldwide

31 October 2012 | Europe

31 October 2012 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet, size: 1 DVD
Game score 7.6 / 10 calculated out of 451 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 96 players' votes.  

Microsoft Xbox 360
Game Painkiller Hell & Damnation (X360) Cover
Painkiller Hell & Damnation

Painkiller Hell & Damnation | XBOX 360

Action, FPP, FPS, multiplayer, Polish

Companies responsible for Painkiller Hell & Damnation

The Farm 51 | game developer

THQ Nordic / Nordic Games | publisher   Official website

Painkiller Hell & Damnation release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

31 May 2013 | Worldwide

31 May 2013 | Europe PAL

30 August 2013 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 52 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
Game Painkiller Hell & Damnation (PS3) Cover
Painkiller Hell & Damnation

Painkiller Hell & Damnation | PS3

Action, FPP, FPS, multiplayer, Polish

Companies responsible for Painkiller Hell & Damnation

The Farm 51 | game developer

THQ Nordic / Nordic Games | publisher   Official website

Painkiller Hell & Damnation release date for PS3:

game language:
English

31 May 2013 | Worldwide

31 May 2013 | Europe PAL

30 August 2013 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 7 players' votes.  

Painkiller Hell & Damnation for PC / Windows is a dynamic shooter and a refreshed version of the first installment of the series in which only the player’s reflexes mattered. The project was developed in The Farm 51, a Polish studio known for creating the NecroVision franchise. The team was founded by people involved in the production of the original Painkiller.

Plot

The protagonist is Daniel Garner who dies in a car crash with his wife. However, he doesn’t go either to heaven or hell. Instead, he is chosen to fight demonic hordes in the name of good, which will allow him to redeem himself and join his beloved in the afterlife.

Technical aspects

The game was built on Unreal Engine 3. This allowed the developers to achieve higher graphics quality than in any of the previous installments of the series. The change of the engine didn’t influence the basic gameplay premise, though.

Mechanics

Yet again, we assume the role of a man armed to the teeth who has to face hundreds of bloodthirsty enemies and gigantic bosses.

There is a quite rich arsenal at our disposal. The player can make use of a stakethrower that nails the enemies to walls, ceilings, or the floor. Apart from that, the game features standard weapons such as a shotgun or a rocket launcher, all of which have two fire modes. Painkiller Hell & Damnation for PC / Windows includes only one tool absent in the original – Soulcatcher. It lets us collect souls of fallen enemies and shot a laser beam at them.

Game modes

Painkiller Hell & Damnation for PC / Windows allows the player to compete in the multiplayer over the Internet of a LAN. We can play in such gameplay variants s Capture the Flag, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Survival. Moreover, we can also beat the story campaign in cooperation mode.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains depictions of violence.Online Game.

System requirements

Recommended: Quad Core 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM (3 GB RAM - Vista/7), graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 9800 GTX or better), 5 GB HDD, Windows XP(SP3)/Vista/7, Internet connection

Painkiller Hell & Damnation launch trailer

Painkiller Hell & Damnation launch trailer | 2:10

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