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Painkiller: Overdose (Windows)

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The angel/demon cross Belial is a feared demon of Lucifer's army. Having now escaped one of the many prisons of Lucifer, he is out for revenge on those who framed him. As Belial, you must fight 40 types of enemies including huge bosses in purgatory - the land between heaven and hell. The levels feature horror-adjusted versions of familiar worldwide beings from mythology and history - gladiators, mummies and ninjas all become frightening foes.

Painkiller: Overdose is a raw first-person shooter similar to the previous Painkiller games; you run and gun for your life using a devastating arsenal of six different weapons. Originally developed as a fan-made modification, the team was given funding to make it into a full, independent game. The weapons have both primary and secondary firing modes. You may also combine these two and get a third firing mode as well.

Power-ups are again achieved via the Black Tarot cards, which set specific challenges and rewards for each level. The Demon Transform feature from the original also remains - it allows you to swallow the souls of your victims to use as charges for a smart-bomb effect.


Painkiller: Overdose Windows Metal head
Painkiller: Overdose Windows Haunted valley
Painkiller: Overdose Windows Belial joins the Air Force.
Painkiller: Overdose Windows Even a half demon/angel dies once in a while.

Alternate Titles

  • "Painkiller: Передозировка" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

An overdose for Overdose? vicrabb (6976) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars
Not the sequel fans were all waiting for, but this is still Painkiller . . Nick Drew (370) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameSpot Nov 02, 2007 7 out of 10 70
IGN Nov 27, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot UK Nov 03, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GamesFire Dec 22, 2007 64 out of 100 64
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 25, 2008 12 out of 20 60
Game Positive Nov 27, 2007 5.8 out of 10 58
Worth Playing Jan 10, 2008 5.1 out of 10 51
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 14, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Gamer 2.0 Feb 27, 2008 4.9 out of 10 49
JeuxVideoPC.com Nov 09, 2007 6 out of 20 30


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Wormspinal (591) added Painkiller: Overdose (Windows) on Nov 02, 2007