• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 29, 2007
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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[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

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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 extremely funny. It’s short, and limited, but offers uncompromised entertainment for hours on end.
  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. If your like you games over the top, then you can do a lot worse than download this.
  6. PAIN has no reason or rhyme, or traditional ammunition. PAIN is just a virtual excuse to cause PAIN to the poor people who are launched into dangerous heights as unforgiving objects.
  7. While Pain certainly is fun in small doses, the repetitiveness of the gameplay and lack of content from scratch makes it hard to recommend buying it. That is if you don't mind spending the extra cash for its expansions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. SteveR
    May 23, 2009
    10
    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 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. J.M
    Aug 29, 2008
    9
    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 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. Expand
  3. Feb 20, 2011
    8
    Great multiplayer party game, controls seem slow but that may be by design. Don't expect deep story (or any) but that is ok. My favoriteGreat multiplayer party game, controls seem slow but that may be by design. Don't expect deep story (or any) but that is ok. My favorite part was getting to knock granny down the subway stairs and getting her run over by the train. Expand
  4. PeterC.
    Jan 12, 2008
    7
    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 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
  5. Dec 28, 2021
    7
    Atmosphere: 8
    Enjoyment: 9
    Gameplay: 7
    Graphics: 6
    Music: 5
    Story: 5
    Total: 6.67
  6. Oct 26, 2011
    6
    Are you one of those people who like pain and explosions, this is for you. Fling a ragdoll across a city, museum, or amusement park. It's aAre you one of those people who like pain and explosions, this is for you. Fling a ragdoll across a city, museum, or amusement park. It's a strangely satisfying way of passing the time, but nothing to play like a game, more like a mini-passtime. Expand
  7. Mar 11, 2013
    4
    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 youIt 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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