GodisaGeek: "When Painkiller first came out in 2004, we were still playing the old-school style of FPS, Doom 3 and Quake 4 for example. In the eight years since we’ve moved on to games that have a little bit more substance, story and (in general) production values. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a place in the world for Painkiller’s remake, it just means that the target audience has gotten a little smaller. If you’re the type of gamer that grew up on games like this then you’re going to love Painkiller: Hell & Damnation for maintaining the old-school gameplay while adding up-to-date graphical aspects and cinematics. If you’re expecting Halo, Call of Duty or any of the more modern type of shooter then you’re going to find it lacking. That being said, Painkiller has a stake gun, not many other games can say that, and it deserves to be played for that reason alone."