Painkiller: Recurring Evil for PC, PS3 and X360 is the sixth installment of the action-filled FPS series initiated in 2004 by People Can Fly, a Polish dev studio.
The story of Recurring Evil tells of Bill Sherman, the protagonist of 2009’s Painkiller: Resurrection, yet again. The action takes place in the purgatory, where we have to face the forces of darkness in a battle for our soul. The only way to win it is to wade through dangerous and uncharted areas that are filled with hellish creatures. Each of five new locations was designed from scratch by the Russian MED-Art studio and is characterized by great degree of variety. Combat takes place in gloomy abbey or a jungle-swallowed temple complex just to switch to an old warehouse or a destroyed highway full of abandoned car wreckages.
Painkiller: Recurring Evil for PC, PS3 and X360 isn’t a full-fledged sequel but a standalone expansion that introduces 5 new maps, one new weapon, an original soundtrack, and obviously a new story. The gameplay mechanics remain unchanged – the player’s task is still to eliminate hordes of enemies and reach the end of a level in a single piece. Our job is made easier thanks to the protagonist’s ability to transform into a demon after he’s collected a certain amount of souls.
Painkiller: Recurring Evil for PC, PS3 and X360 was powered by the outdated PainEngine, the same engine that powered the original installment of the series. However, the graphics were slightly improved, mostly thanks to the increased texture resolution and more detailed models. Enhancements were also introduced in artificial intelligence. Enemies are incredibly numerous in the game – there are over 6 thousand of them, according to the developer. Painkiller: Recurring Evil is a production meant mainly for the fans of the series. The estimated time required to complete it is 5 hours.
Game mode: single / multiplayer Multiplayer mode: Internet
Media type: 1 DVD
User score: 8,5 / 10 based on 667 votes.
Pre-release expectations: 9 / 10 based on 148 votes.
PEGI rating Painkiller Hell & Damnation
Painkiller Hell & Damnation System requirements
PC / Windows
- Quad Core 2.4 GHz
- 2 GB RAM (3 GB RAM - Vista/7)
- graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 9800 GTX or better)
- 5 GB HDD
- Windows XP(SP3)/Vista/7
- Internet connection