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Byte Sized: Painkiller Hell and Damnation: The Clock Strikes Meat Night DLC review


Last year The Farm 51 revisited the classic first person shooter Painkiller, placing us once again in the shoes of demon slayer Daniel as you blast your way through hundreds of gruesome undead monstrosities. The remake/sequel, Painkiller: Hell and Damnation is a great looking, fun and frantic if a little basic first person shooter and the original campaign was well received in our previous review. With the new downloadable content we once again return to purgatory in three new levels chocked full of demonic cannon fodder.

Focusing on single player and co-op the three new levels offer plenty more first person shooter action with the same assortment of weapons, this time though giving you a taste of a big new powerup, the dual wield, something that is quite commonplace in games now but none the less still awesome to have, especially with the ability to hold double shotguns, stakeguns and miniguns to try out against the new type of evil, medieval leper zombies and fast moving undead ninjas. Another game changer is also a new tarot card, the Health Stealer which you can selected at the start of each level and be used throughout the game, granting you a little heath boost along with every kill.

The three new levels on offer are quite large, taking you through a variety of locations like a World War II style winter village, sewers, a train depot, a huge mountainside cable car and a disused asylum, each offering plenty of enemies and the occasional massive boss to defeat.

The Clock Strikes Meat Night content feels a little short if you approach it as a simple blaster, coming in at around two hours from start to finish however that is without attempting to locate all of the hidden secrets. For those wanting to expand on the Painkiller universe for some solo or co-op action this is a worthwhile investment.

Words by Ash Buchanan.

(Version Tested: PC)

Pros

- Smooth and visceral shooting action.
- Gruesome enemies.

Cons

- Checkpoint system makes it hard to know what to do next.
- A little glitchy.

Edited On 01 Mar, 2013

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0000000000 4 years ago
awww nobody is interested in this article.. and i hate seeing that massive 0 for comments.. so ive put 1 in to make it look wanted :D
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Rachael 4 years ago
how generous of you... :P
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i am a giver :P lol
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Beazi 4 years ago
It does sound good will wait till any console release. Out of interest Joe could you do a Black Ops 2 Revolution DLC review thinking of buying it or opting to be rinsed for a season ticket
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Rachael 4 years ago
beazi i have got the revelution maps and they are very good. even the zombies map is great fun and the new weapon is very very good. i dont regret spending my points on them at all
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Beazi 4 years ago
Is the zombie mode like an office? I know there's a skate park that looks pretty cool! What are the other maps like? Does it alternate like the standard maps do?
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Jamie 4 years ago
im going to look up some more gameplay of this dlc then might pick it up but like i said in another post i am waiting for other titles so may not have the money.

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