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Painkiller

Platform(s): PC, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Dreamcatcher
Developer: People Can Fly
Release Date: April 12, 2004 (Gold Edition: April 18, 2005) (US), April 16, 2004 (EU)

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'Painkiller' - Demo #3 Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 12, 2004 @ 11:49 a.m. PDT

Stranded in a place between Heaven and Hell, your time of judgment is at hand. The Underworld is on the verge of unholy war, and you are but a pawn in the infernal battle. As you fight for your purification, the truths behind the deceptions are revealed.

Get the Painkiller demo #3 off WP (180mb)

1. Introduction

Painkiller is an action-driven FPS (first person shooter) game set in a dark and sinister world somewhere between heaven and hell. You take on the role of Daniel Garner, a seemingly regular guy, who has just been killed in a horrific car accident. As you struggle to find the reasons why you've been denied entrance into heaven, you must fight against hordes of demonic soldiers in an attempt to stop an imminent holy war.

This demo features the latest version of the PAIN Engine (1.4) and one battle from the third chapter of Painkiller. In the popular "Military Base" level, new effects such as heat and haze distortion, light blooms, per pixel specular mapping, new shader effects andtweaks for the latest video cards are now included - just a taste of what the PAIN Engine will offer in the upcoming expansion pack, Painkiller: Battle out of Hell.

To Play the Demo:

1) Launch the Painkiller shortcut.

2) From the Main Menu select Sign the Pact.

3) Select your difficulty level.

4) Select the crimson crystal to begin "Military Base" level.

You can also adjust various settings like controls, video settings, and game options of the Main Menu under the Options selection.

2. System Requirements

2.1. Minimum:
OS: Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
CPU: 1.5 GHz Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor
RAM: 384 MB
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM: 8X speed
Hard Drive Space: 1.2 GB available
Video: 64 MB DirectX 8.1 card with hardware
Transform & Lighting support (NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS or better)
Sound: DirectX 8.1b or better
Input: Keyboard and mouse

2.2. Recommended:
OS: Windows XP
CPU: 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor
RAM: 512 MB
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM: 8X speed
Hard Drive Space: 1.2 GB available
Video: 128 MB DirectX 9 card, NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 or better
Sound: DirectX 8.1b or better
Input: Keyboard and mouse

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