Posted: March 20
It is a good game by itself. Lots of monsters, several unique weapons, beautiful environment, fun to play. There's one problem with this game, though: it claims to be Painkiller, but it fails.
Why does it fail? Because it's not the original game, it's an attempt to re-create the original Painkiller (and its subsequent addons/mods) in a new engine. The engine is good, the amount of work done is formiddable, but it just not the same. The game mechanics are a bit off and it really hinders the gameplay if you are a fan of the original game, because you try to play this clone as if it was the original. At least that's the case for me. Veteran players will most likely adjust pretty quickly, and it'll be much easier for the new players because they don't have any previous Painkiller experience. I think it would be much better for the game if it was something original, not trying to be what it's not.
My verdict: it's a decent game, definitely recommend it to those who are into this type of games. As for the original Painkiller fans... Try it, you may even like it, but it's just not the same.