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Average User Rating:
out of 36 votes out of 36 votes

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    Not available
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  • Date Added:
    Feb. 16, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (Three levels); $39.99 to buy
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Editors' Review

Denied entrance to heaven, you must battle hordes of undead warriors to save the world while discovering the mystery of your own destiny. Although Painkiller definitely has an old-school vibe reminiscent of Wolfenstein or Doom, the detailed graphics and advanced physics engine are anything but. Three levels from the single-player game offer loads of supernatural first-person-shooter fun.

The demo offers three of five possible weapons from the full game, each of which has two types of attack. Collecting the souls of the slain undead boosts your health, while tarot cards give your character special fighting or protection abilities. The 3D environments are gorgeous, with details and explosions that contribute to the nightmarish scenario.

One downside of the demo is that it lacks save functionality, although once you pass a level, you can restart at the next. The most difficult gameplay setting, Trauma, is also not available. Although the game is still in development, movement and hit detection could definitely be improved--jumping is difficult to control, and enemies sometimes cause damage even though they obviously miss. These are all minor quibbles, and we highly recommended the demo to any fans of first-person shooters whose systems meet the minimum requirements.

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Full Specifications

Publisher DreamCatcher Interactive
Publisher web site
Release Date February 16, 2004
Date Added February 16, 2004
Category Games
Subcategory First-Person Shooters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, 1.5GHz CPU, 384MB RAM, 64MB DirectX 8.1 video card
Download Information
File Size 228.43MB
File Name Painkiller_SP_Demo_Setup.exe
Total Downloads 119,896
Downloads Last Week 3
License Model Free to try
Limitations Three levels
Price $39.99
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