Painkiller Black Edition includes the humble expansion pack Battle Out of Hell, featuring 10 extra single-player levels and many new gruesome villans. Once again the studio responsible for this pack is polish People Can Fly.
Painkiller is a ferocious and bloody first-person-shooter that goes back to the early years of shooters – that’s right, go and search for Doom or Quake, kids. It’s telling a hellish story about a man fighting his way out of Purgatory and foregoing modern conventions of realism, Painkiller brings back the over-the-top twitch gameplay that is quickly becoming a thing of the past.
The game follows the tale of Daniel Garner and his quest for atonement. The opening cutscene shows Daniel and his beloved wife Catherine getting into a car crash, a head-on collision with a cube van that kills them both instantly. Catherine’s soul is deemed pure, and ascends to Heaven, but Daniel is judged as neither evil enough to suffer in Hell nor noble enough to rise to Heaven with his wife.