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4.0 out of 5 stars Simple, bloody fun!
Simplicity can be refreshing: Painkiller proves this with it's old-skool take on the FPS. Tons of enemies, great weapons and a simple, yet plausible narrative that see's the player tasked with fighting his way through Hell itself.

If you like Doom and Serious Sam then Painkiller should be an automatic purchase. It's a charming title that relies on trigger...
Published 22 months ago by Mark Andrew

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1.0 out of 5 stars Co op bug
Bought to play online co op and after many failed attempts at connecting and failing decided to research online.
Turns out this is a bug across all formats and won't allow co op! So if you want to get it for this reason don't bother.
Checked the box to make sure it didn't say 'EA' on it as this is a common problem for that publisher but nope apparently there is...
Published 4 months ago by attic monster


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple, bloody fun!, 1 July 2013
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This review is from: Painkiller Hell and Damnation - Collector's Edition (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Simplicity can be refreshing: Painkiller proves this with it's old-skool take on the FPS. Tons of enemies, great weapons and a simple, yet plausible narrative that see's the player tasked with fighting his way through Hell itself.

If you like Doom and Serious Sam then Painkiller should be an automatic purchase. It's a charming title that relies on trigger clenching, putting more complex strategy aside in favor of the biggest gun wins. Yep, that's right. Grab that all powerful Chaingun/Rocket launcher combo and it's lights out for the bad-guys. Of course there are other weapons too that will tickle your fancy. The thing is when you pick up a new tool-of-death it is not just one weapon, oh no. The guns in Painkiller offer two different attacks. Like the Shotgun Freezer: Primary fire unleashes standard cartridges, while the secondary fire will stop your enemies dead with a freeze attack.

While repetition is the order of the day, running through large environments killing demons, skeletons, witches and plenty of other grotesque creations, the game is very fast paced and fluid. Different enemies will bring new challenges to the table, such as the Knights whom fire a crossbow. Harmless individually but get a handful of them and it becomes tricky, especially while you have a horde of undead soldiers charging at you.

The Tarot system allows you to equip Tarot cards (like perks) in between levels. The cards are unlocked by fulfilling in-level conditions such as: Gib 123 enemies. Once unlocked the card can be equipped by using gold. Currency can be obtained by smashing environmental objects like crates, chests and urns.
Several cards can be used at once. Some are active all the time, others need to be activated by the X button. Want to slow down time? Endure more damage? This is an example of just a couple of the cards' effects.

If you do not want to tackle the game alone then online co-op is optional. Multiplayer game modes such as survival and deathmatch also make an appearance. There is plenty of things to like about the game given it's bargain price at the moment.

Brainless fun with buckets of blood, varying difficulty modes and a neat Tarot system. Harkens back to the old-skool day shooters like Doom.

Buy it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT oldschool Shooter, 26 July 2013
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Well, with Painkiller you have to know, that you buy a game from the past ;-)
there is not much of Enemy KI - they just Keep coming... and you Keep Shooting them to pieces.

turn your Brains off, reload and start Shooting.

I really like the collectors Edition. Soundtrack, artbooklet, etc. and the Price isnt really that high for that.

Must buy for shooter fans.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Co op bug, 20 Dec. 2014
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Bought to play online co op and after many failed attempts at connecting and failing decided to research online.
Turns out this is a bug across all formats and won't allow co op! So if you want to get it for this reason don't bother.
Checked the box to make sure it didn't say 'EA' on it as this is a common problem for that publisher but nope apparently there is another company out there with shoddy online service!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 July 2014
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awesome game
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4.0 out of 5 stars The good old days, 20 Aug. 2014
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Painkiller is an old school shooter that can be played alone or with a friend nothing to complicated no real plot just a fun shoot em up with lots of kick ass guns.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 27 April 2015
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GREAT SERVICE, VERY HAPPY A PLUS:)
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