Chaz from We Got This Covered wrote:
"Let’s be honest, the Painkiller franchise hasn’t had the easiest of all roads. While the original Painkiller was fairly highly praised by critics, the subsequent expansions, ports and mods brought to retail have sullied the game in the eyes of most gamers. This is fair, since those releases were pretty much horrid across the board. Many of us, myself included, thought the franchise was dead, or at least hoped it was to spare it further embarrassment."