History VideoGame / Painkiller

6th Aug '16 10:41:42 AM EricNeoMatrix
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For a while, ''Painkiller'' owned the unique distinction of being '''THE MOST METAL GAME EVER''', finally being overtaken by ''[[BrutalLegend Brütal Legend]]'', which was then overtaken by ''[[{{VideoGame/DOOM2016}} DOOM]]''.

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For a while, ''Painkiller'' owned the unique distinction of being '''THE MOST METAL GAME EVER''', finally being overtaken by ''[[BrutalLegend Brütal Legend]]'', which was then overtaken by ''[[{{VideoGame/DOOM2016}} DOOM]]''.''VideoGame/Doom2016''.
23rd Jul '16 12:16:43 PM Morgenthaler
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->''Painkiller is [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike in the same bucket]] as ''VideoGame/SeriousSam'' and the original ''VideoGame/{{DOOM}}s'' in that it serves as an antidote to fancy-pants complex modern [=FPSes=]. There are no [[StealthBasedGame stealth elements]], no [[FetchQuest key hunting]], no [[EscortMission escort quests]], no [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection dorky support characters dribbling in your ear]], no [[VideogameObjectives mission objectives]] besides '''kill everyone'''--it's just you, some guns, and the entire population of Murdertown between you and where you need to be. It's pure genocidal fun.''

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->''Painkiller is [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike in the same bucket]] bucket as ''VideoGame/SeriousSam'' and the original ''VideoGame/{{DOOM}}s'' in that it serves as an antidote to fancy-pants complex modern [=FPSes=]. There are no [[StealthBasedGame stealth elements]], elements, no [[FetchQuest key hunting]], hunting, no [[EscortMission escort quests]], quests, no [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection dorky support characters dribbling in your ear]], ear, no [[VideogameObjectives mission objectives]] objectives besides '''kill everyone'''--it's just you, some guns, and the entire population of Murdertown between you and where you need to be. It's pure genocidal fun.''
18th Jul '16 10:46:01 AM Kasumiwumi
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For a while, ''Painkiller'' owned the unique distinction of being '''THE MOST METAL GAME EVER''', finally being overtaken by ''[[BrutalLegend Brütal Legend]]'', which was then overtaken by ''[[{{DOOM2016}} DOOM]]''.

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For a while, ''Painkiller'' owned the unique distinction of being '''THE MOST METAL GAME EVER''', finally being overtaken by ''[[BrutalLegend Brütal Legend]]'', which was then overtaken by ''[[{{DOOM2016}} ''[[{{VideoGame/DOOM2016}} DOOM]]''.
18th Jul '16 10:44:39 AM Kasumiwumi
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For a while, ''Painkiller'' owned the unique distinction of being '''THE MOST METAL GAME EVER''', finally being overtaken by ''[[BrutalLegend Brütal Legend]]''.

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For a while, ''Painkiller'' owned the unique distinction of being '''THE MOST METAL GAME EVER''', finally being overtaken by ''[[BrutalLegend Brütal Legend]]''.Legend]]'', which was then overtaken by ''[[{{DOOM2016}} DOOM]]''.
17th Jul '16 1:55:35 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* WithThisHerring - Lampshaded and averted; the angel who gives Daniel the quest offers to give him weapons, but he declines. The starting weapon, the titular Painkiller, is strong enough that you can win the game using nothing else fairly easily.
16th Jul '16 12:34:01 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* DieChairDie

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* DieChairDieDieChairDie: It's even the objective in one of the levels of the first game.
16th Jul '16 12:32:16 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* NoSidepathsNoExplorationNoFreedom: It actually worked in the first game's favor as Yahtzee points out. The only "objectives" are optional chances to get power-ups to use later. Painkiller: Resurrection tried to get away from this. ''Tried.''
23rd Jun '16 6:48:12 AM Doug86
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* AirborneAircraftCarrier - The "Air Combat" level from Overdose takes place on one such vessel in what appears to be an alternate version of WorldWarOne.

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* AirborneAircraftCarrier - The "Air Combat" level from Overdose takes place on one such vessel in what appears to be an alternate version of WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
26th May '16 9:18:14 AM YoKab
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''Painkiller'' is a FPS made by Polish developers People Can Fly (now absorbed by EpicGames). The game concerns Daniel Garner, a man with an idyllic life, a beautiful spouse, and whose life is tragically snipped short when a truck plows straight into his car. Daniel gets to watch as his wife goes to Heaven, but he has to stay in Purgatory where he is commissioned by God to stop Lucifer's invasion. If Lucifer takes Purgatory, he can take Earth and Heaven as well. Oh, and Eve is your companion through the game. Yeah, [[AdamAndEvePlot that Eve.]]

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''Painkiller'' is a FPS made by Polish developers People Can Fly (now absorbed by EpicGames).Fly. The game concerns Daniel Garner, a man with an idyllic life, a beautiful spouse, and whose life is tragically snipped short when a truck plows straight into his car. Daniel gets to watch as his wife goes to Heaven, but he has to stay in Purgatory where he is commissioned by God to stop Lucifer's invasion. If Lucifer takes Purgatory, he can take Earth and Heaven as well. Oh, and Eve is your companion through the game. Yeah, [[AdamAndEvePlot that Eve.]]
14th Apr '16 12:16:12 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice - Most games with this game's development budget just have a couple of guys who sound like they were grabbed from the office across the hall do all the voice work. ''Painkiller'' actually goes the extra mile and has several recognizable voice actors, including Cam "Liquid Snake" Clarke as the main character, and the incredibly hammy Jim Cummings as Alastor.
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