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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 Baby Braineater loves hiding in tentacles...
Painkiller: Overdose Windows Another one is about to bite the dust.
Painkiller: Overdose Windows Yes, that's a demon head.
Painkiller: Overdose Windows "Welcome stranger, to our wonderful city of plague and death ! Have a nice stay."

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 (371) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

The Press Says

1UP Nov 19, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Nov 02, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jan 12, 2008 69 out of 99 70
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2007 6.75 out of 10 68
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2008 65 out of 100 65
GamesFire Dec 22, 2007 64 out of 100 64
GamersHell.com Jan 10, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Game Freaks 365 Mar 23, 2008 5.3 out of 10 53
Worth Playing Jan 10, 2008 5.1 out of 10 51
Gamekult Jan 25, 2008 5 out of 10 50


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Wormspinal (595) added Painkiller: Overdose (Windows) on Nov 02, 2007