Painkiller and his charismatic hero Daniel Garner are back in a “Black Edition” including both the original awards-winning game and its expansion pack “Battle out of Hell”. Now is the time to discover the thrilling game acclaimed by all journalists and players during the last major international tournaments. Pure adrenalin and awesome graphics: the perfect adrenalin shoot of this year!
Fantastic single player mode: over 30 levels of fierce action, dozens of different enemies in completely unique and varied environments.
Even greater graphics, thanks to the PAIN engine and the Havok 2.0 physics engine: destroy hyper detailed enemies & blow everything up.
Adrenalin rushed gameplay: non-stop action, hundreds of enemies to be decimated and gigantic final bosses
14 incredible weapons, including the famous stake-gun, and the mythical Painkiller, 15 maps and 7 modes in LAN and on Internet, for non-stop worldwide action
top fast paced bloody action that you would expect in a classic FPS. The story is rather simplistic and not one of the game's strong points, but it is enough to make you want to keep playing. The story's pretty much, "you and your girlfriend died in a car crash, so you gotta fight the demons of hell to get you and her out of hell." Anyway, the gameplay is the shining point of this game. The game has a huge variety of... well, everything. You have a large variety of weapons, enemies, and even locales, ranging from cemeteries to haunted asylums all the way to a place that looks strikingly similar to Italy.
One of my favorite things about this game that not many games these days do anymore is to challenge the player to play on the hardest difficulty. Why you ask? Because if you don't, you don't get to play all of the levels in the game! I must confess, I've never beaten it on the hardest difficulty, but it is fun nonetheless. The game basically plays out as a series of arenas, and after you enter an arena, you can't leave until you've killed the necessary amount of enemies. There are bonuses in the form of tarot cards, each of which is a different effect and each of which you unlock by fulfilling the requirement of that specific level. Being that this game is nearly a decade old, the AI isn't exactly up to snuff. It basically just b-lines toward you, though it is good that it isn't broken and doesn't get stuck on walls or anything, there are too many games that do have that. To be honest, you probably won't notice the AI being too simplistic because the game throws giant hordes of enemies at you that attempt to overwhelm you, all but giving you the impression that the game has well-planned attacks. If that isn't enough to hook you, the soundtrack is an awesome heavy metal soundtrack in the action and an atmospheric soundtrack when there's no action. This game is definitely worth the price and I highly recommend it, but for any money-grubbers, the game often goes on sale for $2.50 on steam and gog.