Painkiller (2004)

Video Game  |  Action  |  9 April 2004 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 320 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

Everything was going great in Daniel Garner's life. He had a loving wife, a house, a job...until one rainy night, his attention wandered and he and his wife were killed in a car crash. ... See full summary »



0Check in

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 201 titles
created 10 Jan 2012
list image
a list of 105 titles
created 25 Aug 2012
list image
a list of 38 titles
created 11 Dec 2012
a list of 34 titles
created 07 Feb 2013
a list of 126 titles
created 02 May 2014

Related Items

Search for "Painkiller" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Painkiller (Video Game 2004)

Painkiller (Video Game 2004) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Painkiller.

User Polls



Credited cast:
Daniel (voice)
Lucifer (voice)
Catherine / Eve (voice)
Asmodeus (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alastor (voice)
Sammael (voice)


Everything was going great in Daniel Garner's life. He had a loving wife, a house, a job...until one rainy night, his attention wandered and he and his wife were killed in a car crash. Separated from his wife, Daniel is sent to a place between Heaven and Hell, a dark, twisted landscape of the surreal, populated by demons and lost souls. For thirty years, he wandered this realm, trying to understand why he was refused admittance into Heaven. After this long time, he was offered a chance by Sammael, an angel of God. Kill the four generals of Lucifer's army, and he would be allowed into Heaven. They just didn't tell him how hard it would be. Now, the vastly outnumbered and tormented soul of Daniel Garner, an ordinary man from an ordinary life, must do what the angels cannot without starting Armageddon. He must stop the imminent attack of the Pearly gates. Heaven's got a hitman. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

angel | demon | lucifer | hell | stake | See All (10) »


Heaven's got a hitman




See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

9 April 2004 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


Featured in Rise of the Video Game: Level Three (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Complete garbage
3 June 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Painkiller is one of those games that are so horribly bad that you get that feeling as if it was developed by a few bored students to kill some spare time. And that scenario fits very well with this game...

This game is meant to be some kind of Quake-tribute or something like that, but it doesn't even come close to anything ID Software ever did. Cheap high-resolution graphics are meant to hide away the cheapness of this game, but fail as soon as you press the buttons on your keyboard. Let me state that this game has one of the worst controls I have ever witnessed for a shooter... Nothing seems to be corresponding properly to your actions.

Does anyone remember that also mediocre game Will Rock? This looks frighteningly the same, and if I didn't know better I would have thought this product was from the same developers (with the only difference being that Will Rock is still 10 times better then this junk).

This game is also as stable as a elephant standing on a golfball; I changed the resolution, the game crashed. Any time after that, the screen doesn't show up at all and you are forced to reinstall the entire damn game. And for all those who think of this to be a horror-game, think again. Yeah there is blood involved, but nothing you haven't seen before. I would say that even Half-Life 2 has more gore involved then Painkiller, which is quite pathetic for a self-proclaimed 'horrorshooter' like Painkiller.

I would not suggest buying this game, or even downloading it as it would still be a waste of harddrive-space. Save your money and effort and wait for something that is worth it instead of this fake import-crap.

0 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Painkiller Quotes euzakmac
What Order? PrinceOfPersia85
Has anyone noticed mopowrone
Discuss Painkiller (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page