This is a sad story. This instalment of Painkiller was being made by real fans of the franchise, including some of the most well-known modders. There were high hopes that this would be “PK2”. Sadly, this was not to be.
I know some background to the development and there are many things I cannot comment upon, even on a web site few will ever read. Suffice it to say the developers never received the resources or support they expected and were forced to release the game before it was complete.
Its reception by the PK community and reviewers was predictable and harsh. Much less was delivered than expected and the MP part of the game was barely playable.
That said, what was delivered as the single player game was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed it. So, here are some of the good things.