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Apparently, it's all the rage for developers to bring classic games to modern platforms. Games that used to require full PC setups or (then) powerful consoles now run perfectly on mobile devices, so resurrecting this "old tech" for a new generation seems like the perfect idea.

The developers behind the port of Duke Nukem 3D have brought another classic FPS (first person shooter) to Android: Painkiller: Purgatory. For the uninitiated, Painkiller is a throwback game from the early 2000s where you play the part of a young man trapped in Purgatory, trying to find his way to Heaven so he can be with his wife. In order to make that happen, he has to take out four of Lucifer's generals - all of which are running rampant in Purgatory in preparation for an unholy takeover. 

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The game features insane weapons, intense boss battles, an original soundtrack, and multiple levels of difficulty: insomnia, nightmare, and trauma.

Painkiller: Purgatory will set you back $1.11, so If you're ready to travel the long, hard road out of hell, hit the widget below.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Matt

    not buying from machineworks again after buying duke nukem and later watching them take the price down to free and then add ads.

    • rubejb

      Ah, thanks for pointing that it is the crooks who ported Duke Nukem 3D to Android. I was wondering how Painkiller is but vowed to steer clear of anything that company puts out.

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Or, you know, you could see that by reading the post :)

        • rubejb

          Read the post? What am I, in English class? :)

          Yeah, I have a bad habit of clicking an article here, just to get to the Play link, then after reading through the comments there I come back and read the comments here.

          Then I might read the article.

  • spydie

    whenever there are not videos, it's always a disappointing game. If you're really proud of it, and you think the game play is terrific, show us a video, or give us a free version to check it out first. Not getting my money.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      There are some videos of the iOS version on YouTube, but it could be way off what the Android version looks like. I think it should be about the same though. Here's one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXcyX1o-GCc

  • seriosbrad

    I just purchased this as I've owned Painkiller and it's expansions on PC since they were new and it's a great game, just not as an android port.

    The controls are super sloppy and you can't disable lookspring? (auto crosshair centering)

  • http://learnfree.eu/ lokster

    The came runs with perfect framerate on my Evo 3D, but unfortunately, the controls are total crap - there is big lag between moving your finger and the player looking around, which makes the game unplayable (at least for me). Fortunately, I was expecting crappy controls, so I tested with cracked copy... I'm Not gonna buy it with controls like this.

  • Elimentals

    If the comments on play are true I will say stay far away as possible.

    You pay to buy the game and then still pay real cash for ingame features, like ressurect. I mean come on either make it freemium or fully paid, you can not have both.

    I guess same as Duke Nukem, avoid like the plauge.