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  • Summary: [Downloadable Game] PAIN boldly tackles a rarely explored area of video-gaming... comedy. The unique mechanic of the game allows the player to load a character into a human-sized, ultra-powerful slingshot, and fire the character into an active, physics-controlled environment, filled with precarious and humorous situations. Players receive points by stringing together painful collisions and inducing chaos in the environment. Multiple playable characters each with a very unique personality and attributes as well as character specific in-flight poses. Plenty of ways to play in both Single and Multiplayer, including modes like Spank the Monkey, Mime Toss, PAIN Bowling, Fun With Explosives, and even more to come in future releases. Relive every cringe-worthy smash and crash with the replay system in PAIN. Use the free camera to get the best angle on your best ouchies. Unique physics model created on Havok powered events, allow for amazing ragdoll animations, while ensuring that duplicating incidents is almost impossible. Keeping gameplay fresh over and over no matter how many times a player is launched into the same environment. Robust online community feature set lets you compete with other players around the world on Global Leaderboards, track your friend's scores, and connect to the PAIN website, where you can participate in polls, get developer updates, and provide feedback to make for a more PAINful experience in future expansions. [SCEA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. The sophomoric idiocy isn't for everyone, but for what it is and what it costs, PAIN is hands-down one of the best things ever to hit the PS3.
  2. A hugely entertaining game that can lead to a lot of entertainment and side-splitting laughter, especially if you play it with friends.
  3. Pain is the video game equivalent of breaking fine china with a hammer: it's simple, crude, and not very cost-effective, but still rather satisfying.
  4. It may not be chock full of stages to visit, but it's certainly great for a quick diversion, as its pick-up-and-play traits are rather welcoming.
  5. It makes experimenting with cartoonish ultra-violence so, well, painless. [Feb 2008, p.90]
  6. PAIN feels more like a demo than a full game and it will hold your interest about as long as a demo would.
  7. An unfinished game that will likely see improvements over time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. SteveR
    May 23, 2009
    Simple, fun and just plain out awesome. Love they keep adding more to it that you can download. On-line fortress game rocks but not many people on-line to play with. I play this game all the time. Expand
  2. JasonH.
    Dec 6, 2007
    Unbelievably addicting! Been playing everyday since it came out and not even sick of it yet.
  3. J.M
    Aug 29, 2008
    This game is highly addicting i got the full version for free and i am still trying to unlock the three more levels and the multiplayer is awesome overall this is a great game. Collapse
  4. CoryR.
    Dec 2, 2007
    For a $10 downloaded game - it's pretty awesome. Fun and addictive.
  5. PaulS
    Jul 29, 2008
    Very fun game but I didn't think it was worth $10 so I didn't buy it. It is now $5 and I bought it!!! It is worth $5 and there is a new level coming soon. Question is how much? Expand
  6. PeterC.
    Jan 12, 2008
    A pretty fun game and a great way to relieve some stress, but at 10 bucks, they could've added a LOT more stuff. They could've at least thrown in a couple more levels (you only get one), game modes, and characters. As it is, I wouldn't pay more than 5 bucks for this game. Wait for the price to go down or something. Expand
  7. Mar 11, 2013
    It just feels like a ragdoll physics demo that you are charged $10 to buy, yes i know its cheap but there are much better games out´╗┐ there you can get for a tenner! Expand

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