Dec 5, 2007
This is a game that opens with concept art of a 68-year-old transvestite in purple makeup and horns, uses the word %26lsquo;hate%26rsquo; nine times in the interminable intro movie, and begins with some of the worst FPS combat we%26rsquo;ve seen in our career. But eventually, bunnyhopping around the game%26rsquo;s ugly morons, firing its copycat weapons and enduring your character%26rsquo;s cringingly unfunny and excruciatingly repetitious one-liners gets surprisingly compelling. Even after load times that the developers themselves have called %26ldquo;terrible.%26rdquo;
Painkiller was made by a bunch of modders who really liked Quake, and this standalone semi-official expansion is made by a bunch of modders who really liked Painkiller. Really, really liked Painkiller.