Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. In the end, while the packaging blurb does boast six new weapons, forty new monsters, and sixteen new levels, Overdose doesn’t quite sustain the level of excellence that made Painkiller so popular.
  2. Pointless but not worthless. [Jan 2008, p.74]
  3. A headache. [Feb 2008, p.88]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. Oct 3, 2010
    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 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!!! Full Review »
  2. MarkM.
    Jan 16, 2008
    I used to really enjoy games like this, I really did. But mindless shooting just isnt a style for someone who grew up with them most his/her life, and figured out there are far better games out there. I struggled to even play the game when I got the first PAINKILLER, suffering from frustration headaches, and lacking interest on the storyline. I didn't even bother getting this EXPANSION. I'm tired of mindless shooters with a lacking lame story. If a shooter can succeed these days it has to have a story that is told like Half-Life 2 or even better Max Payne. Id love to see a sci fi game told in the style of a Max Payne game. Cut scenes just dont cut it, on thier own. Its a thing of the past. You see a cool cut scene, barely make sense of it, and then its just to the shooting. But, when the story is much more interactive, like your living the story in the action, thats the only way it can be good. What we need is less on the competetive side of gaming, and more story depth action games. Full Review »
  3. Oct 10, 2013
    Almost as much fun as the first Pain Killer. Liked the big open areas, colorful art work, nice level design and different weapons. Not one for in-depth stories Overdose plot does make sense and I actually was interested in the conclusion of the story. Fun simplistic shooter and not a bad sequel to Painkiller. Full Review »