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Average Player Score Based on 5058 ratings
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Score Breakdown Based on 5058 ratings
  1. 10 (811)
  2. 9 (2062)
  3. 8 (1445)
  4. 7 (364)
  5. 6 (130)
  6. 5 (78)
  7. 4 (37)
  8. 3 (18)
  9. 2 (37)
  10. 1 (77)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:7.8

    Pain Killer Hell Wars is just a helluva good time.

    In the game you are Daniel Garner, both he and his wife are killed in a car accident He wakes up in pergatory. An angel of some type explains to him that he'll get to heaven only if he is willing to do an little favou... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:8.1

    A Crazy First Person Shooter - Must Play!

    They say its the FPS of the year (2004), I wouldn't disagree. It is great fun and a must-play for all FPS fans. It is a straight forward shooter with crazy enemies and killer weapons. The game has fantastic physi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    Think Shoot 'Em Up but in HELL!

    If you're looking for realism, tactical challenges, realistic ballistics, blah blah blah, this ain't the game. If you're jonesing to pump virtual bullet after virtual bullet into hordes of demonic enemies, with a flim... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.6

    This is what Doom I would have been with 3D graphics and ragdoll physics.

    It's dark, it's bloody and it's sexy. I firmly believe that if Doom I was made today, it'd be just like this game, but in a different setting. The story isn't very memorable, but who plays an FPS for the story? From w... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    Serious Sam-Sam=Painkiller

    Painkiller is a serious Serious Sam clone without Sam.By dieing,take Heaven's side on the battle with Hell's forces. First things first.The graphics are simply superb.Everything beautifly detailed & with great textu... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    YOU WILL HAVE FUN, playing this fantastic FPS, that's for sure! Instant fun, from start 'till the end =)

    The game is quite simple actually, and very intuitive, you won't need much time to understand how it works... The fact that this game is simple, doesn't mean that it's bored, in fact, if you can say something about this... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    This game is just amazing. Dreamcatcher and People can fly did an amazing job on this game. Its hard to tell how they did it so good |:-D, the graphics are amazing and it will push your system to its limits depending on ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    Painkiller...well what can i say about Painkiller that no one else has already stated. Well, I guess i will use one of my quotes related to this game. "Oh my God, is that the boss?? Ahhh...I'm already dead!" Let's ge... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    This game is awesome - a Perfect 10. I'm not going to repeat what others have already posted, so here are some additional comments and tips. The game has many, many features that have not been previously used in other ... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.3

    inventive weapons but repetitive gameplay. Great "look" to the entire game though.

    Painkiller has some virtues: it has nice graphics that will run on a slower P4 computer. The weapons are inventive and the environments are fairly diverse. But it is basically a smartly-made Doom clone with spiffed... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    This game is just pure entertainment and a heck of a lot of fun. The developers should be commended for this title and how good it feels to play a game like this. The graphics are absolutely stellar (on my ATI 9800) an... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful