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Blogs Games I Own: Painkiller

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 11 Oct 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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    Painkiller is a game about frenzy, about being 'in the zone' and about bunny-hopping at 100 miles an hour around gothic castles packed with skeletons and cackling witches. It's a game about violence and speed; the satisfying buzz of a well-executed headshot performed from the hip...

    http://www.bit-tech.net/blog/gaming/2011/10/11/games-i-own-painkiller/
     
  2. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    Loved that game; the stake gun is one of the best FPS weapons ever created.
     
  3. von_stylon

    von_stylon uber micro

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    One of my all time fav's and battle out of hell was just as good.
     
  4. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    played first time in parallel with first farcry (4 CDs for sure...) VERY different games. but both good as hell :)
     
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    feathers Well-Known Member

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    The semi naked angel was hot. The game was great and the level with the monastery was breathtaking.

    Analyse my wooden characterness.
     
  6. Ayrto

    Ayrto New Member

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    Had it on pre order way back.

    Pretty good game for its day, with a great mix of enemies and huge level bosses.

    How could anyone not like a game with enemies called Sado Commandos? Kitted out in S &M gear complete with gimp masks and chokers in their mouths they dual wield submachine guns. ..So Joe tells me

    joking - about him telling me, tho the Sado Commandos part is true.
     
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    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    Painkiller was an excellent game and the tarot cards made some of the challenges that bit more worthwhile. Killing the hammer weilding daemon in less than 90 seconds was impossible without one or two of them. Loved it, might re-install it actually.
     
  8. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    I just picked it up in the Steam sale! It still makes me panic!
     
  9. Tsung

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    "They don't make FPS's like this anymore."

    I feel the action FPS (Quake 3, Painkiller, UT ) are all but dead, with the preference for realism / achievements / unlocking guns / 1 shot kills / "hardcode modes" / Vehicles / camping / over long cut scenes..

    Stick me in an arena, spawn a load of weapons, give us a load of players and lets fight.
     
  10. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Good old Polish game:)
     
  11. K404

    K404 It IS cold and it IS fast

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    I hated Painkiller. No plot + samey.

    Didn't finish it.
     
  12. Kúsař

    Kúsař regular bit-tech reader

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    Just for fun - if you finish the game on the hardest difficulty you'll see the "true" ending.
     
  13. veato

    veato I should be working

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    My brother got it free with a GFX card way back when. I played it and found it a little bit boring to be honest.
     
  14. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Painkiller is awesome. End of.
     
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    Might have a blast at it this weekend(if my wife give me a spare half hour,bloody DIY
     
  16. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I never got round to playing this. I played the demo and thought it was pretty damn good fun. I think the more recent example of this type of game is Bulletstorm, which tbh was a good blast from start to finish - some of the set pieces were amazing.
     
  17. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Unsurprising given they were both made by People Can Fly!

    Great little game, I even enjoyed the story. Although the penultimate boss bugged out on me and I missed four fiths of the battle. Didn't realise until months later replaying it.

    It also wins the award for "best depiction of Hell" in the final level.
     
  18. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    This is precisely why I like HL2DM so much - one arena, some players, and fight.

    I'm going to give the Painkiller SP demo a bash. :)
     
  19. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  20. steveo_mcg

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    True but in HL2DM you can chuck a toilet at your mate which elevates it beyond simple arena DM's! :lol:
     
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