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  • Summary: Packed with tons of fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled single player and multiplayer levels of mayhem, Painkiller: Overdose brings with it 6 innovative new demonic weapons, mind-bending physics, lightning-player maps, over 40 demented and sickly-twisted monsters from Hell and gigantic end bosses.Packed with tons of fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled single player and multiplayer levels of mayhem, Painkiller: Overdose brings with it 6 innovative new demonic weapons, mind-bending physics, lightning-player maps, over 40 demented and sickly-twisted monsters from Hell and gigantic end bosses. A Prequel to the eventual Sequel bridges the storyline and ties up wandering ends. Overdose introduces a new character and storyline that examines the repercussions of Daniel defeating Lucifer in the original Painkiller. 16 new levels of fast-paced pain-killing action. 6 New demonic weapons grant the powers of a demi-god to souls awaiting damnation everywhere. A reshuffled Tarot deck infuses Belial with new powers and devastating combinations. New End Bosses of colossal statures standing guard over Hell's crumbling domain and the entrances to the other realms. Multiplayer compatibility with original Painkiller multiplayer maps and game modes. [DreamCatcher] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. What the game does it does with style and flair. There are a lot of fine touches and little details which make the experience so much more fulfilling, unless you have a weak stomach.
  2. A fun and challenging game that is good to play for maybe a half an hour at a time. It’s an extremely intense game that provides several hours of entertainment.
  3. This stand-alone Painkiller expansion is pure, stupid fun, despite slow loads and an utter lack of innovation.
  4. Painkiller: Overdose’s strengths are as simple as its gameplay - you get to use cool guns to kill cool monsters. However, due to a myriad of shortcomings, the mindless killing of hell spawned demons won’t hold your attention for long.
  5. The Painkiller series has indeed overdosed, and should have been stopped after the first two games.
  6. Overdose suffers most from its overall lack of polish. Had the levels and balancing received a bit more attention, this could have been another solid entry in the Painkiller series. There is still some mindless enjoyment to be had here, but the dated presentation and slow loading times conspire to spoil that too.
  7. A headache. [Feb 2008, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. Oct 3, 2010
    10
    Nice graphics boring gameplay killing few thousands of already dead guys isn't very fun.I like the weapons trough they are the same from theNice graphics boring gameplay killing few thousands of already dead guys isn't very fun.I like the weapons trough they are the same from the original painkiller just under other skin with some new additions.The backdraw of the game:The long,very long.excruciating long loading time almost 10 minutes.The only thing that might make you wana play the same level again is the tarot card you get after finishing a level.I like the boss battles but in rest is pretty boring just the locations are varied.The enemies are not 40 types how it might look but just 4 types.They all want the same and do the same.tones of insignificant AI which comes in front and try to crack open youre skull.I got one!!! Expand
  2. [anonymous]
    Apr 21, 2009
    10
    I loved it! Pure, unadulterated fun. Enough said. I would definitely recommend it to those who liked the first two games.
  3. PKSJ.
    Nov 7, 2007
    9
    Dispite what others have said, I liked this a lot. Sure it's different in many ways from the original but hey, the differences make for Dispite what others have said, I liked this a lot. Sure it's different in many ways from the original but hey, the differences make for a cool game. The nitpicking is just that. nit nit nit pick pick pick. Go blow away and stop playing it then. I liked the music, I liked the new weapons and cool new creatures and excellently rendered levels. Did I like the original, of course, so did I really want more of the exact same? Load times are longer, true, but a fast SATA drive will help here. Expand
  4. AdamRoy
    Apr 9, 2009
    7
    Point at things and make them dead. Wacky weapons, countless, mindless enemies, so hellbent on throwing in so many bodies that are fun to Point at things and make them dead. Wacky weapons, countless, mindless enemies, so hellbent on throwing in so many bodies that are fun to make fall down, that they occasionally miss the annoying long time until the soul spawns annoyance, or graphics that are acceptable, but hardly stellar. But those points are minor at worst, considering the genius behind "innovation" by stripping the FPS to its bare-boned, bloody minded glory. This game would have gained a full 2 points if they removed the story and voice acting entirely though. Not only are they terrible, but you get the all-to-depressing impression that they actually think they did a good job. by the third time your guy says, "tastes like chicken", even the most ADD, violence loving 12 year old boy whose favorite game of all time is Manhunt will start thinking, "This is just in bad taste". If you can block that out, and don't want any depth, give this a shot. Expand
  5. AWG
    Jun 23, 2013
    5
    Filled with terrible graphics and ridiculous multiplayer maps, Overdose is one of the worst title from the entire Painkiller series. Also,Filled with terrible graphics and ridiculous multiplayer maps, Overdose is one of the worst title from the entire Painkiller series. Also, weapons are not that appealing. Expand
  6. WilY
    Sep 8, 2009
    4
    Compared to the first Painkiller, the synchronization between difficulty and reward are ridiculously bad. The first game punished you and Compared to the first Painkiller, the synchronization between difficulty and reward are ridiculously bad. The first game punished you and gave you a since of pride in getting the Tarot cards. Overdose just disappoints, from the weapons (where is the stake gun?) to enemy power, to how much ammo and reward is out there for you. If I didn't love the series and the action I would rate it below a 4. No interesting new monsters and unbelievable damage done by geisha girls. Sadly, this release most certainly spells the end of the line for Painkiller. Expand
  7. RyanS.
    Oct 31, 2007
    1
    Just Awful not nearly as fun as the orginial; and his talking through the entire thing just awful and annoying.

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