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Average Player Score Based on 227 ratings
8.8
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Score Breakdown Based on 227 ratings
  1. 10 (73)
  2. 9 (94)
  3. 8 (45)
  4. 7 (10)
  5. 6 (2)
  6. 5 (1)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (2)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:8.6

    The new old school.

    This game is stupid, but for some reason I just love it. Gameplay: I played it on Trauma mode my first time so it was very hard. (I hate easy games!) Although the gameplay is very simple it is also challenging. Normal... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Painkiller: Gold Edition

  • User Rating:8.4

    Painkiller gold edition is a great mix of old-school shooting that fans of Serious sam will enjoy, plus it's only $20.

    Instead of writing a seperate review of Painkiller and Painkiller battle out of hell, I took both of my reviews that you can read. PAINKILLER REVIEW: Painkiller is a first person shooter 150% of the way. It is noth... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9

    shoot him

    The new old school. This game is stupid, but for some reason I just love it. Gameplay: I played it on Trauma mode my first time so it was very hard. (I hate easy games!) Although the gameplay is very simple it is also... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    great value!

    I recently purchased the limited edition black dvd version of painkiller and i love it. I had played it once before but never really spent enough time with it. Now that I have spent a good 2-3 hours with it I can honestl... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5

    Best shoot em up you will ever play simpily put the most fun you will ever have it is a masterpiece and should be played

    dosent everyone like shooting everything without thinking and blow everything to chunks well if you do painkiller is for you I got it a few years back after playing a kind of demo like disc at best buy for 10 bucks. so a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8

    This is one pointlessly violent game that works.

    ...OK, but over here in the UK it's "Black Edition". Painkiller doesn't need the weak narrative, the game in itself is perfectly good at being a linear shooter without having the irritating videos between le... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4

    A very enjoyable action game

    Painkiller gets all the basics right and even adds a little bit extra on top to make it just a bit more fun and interesting. The levels comprise of a series of checkpoints and zones, once you enter a zone the zone will b... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.2

    A one-two punch of hell minion destruction...

    As featured on loadedinc.com... Last year, developer People Can Fly gave us a game that had the maniacal gameplay of Serious Sam and the loving affection of a zombie. Almost a year and one expansion-pack later, publi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6

    The new old school.

    This game is stupid, but for some reason I just love it. Gameplay: I played it on Trauma mode my first time so it was very hard. (I hate easy games!) Although the gameplay is very simple it is also challenging. Normal... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    A FPS with a Heaven and Hell theme. Many great levels and bosses to kill. Fun weapons and unique powers. Addicting.

    At first I was concerned while running around a cemetery and killing large groups of zombies that this FPS was going to be boring. It didn't provide much of a wow factor after I completed the first level within ten minu... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    You want some? Come get some!

    "Painkiller" is a dark, gory first person shooter from People Can Fly. The story follows a guy who dies and ventures through the underworld to hunt down Satan's minions. In his journey he meets Eve, yes, that's right the... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful