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PAIN allows players to put a character into an urban environment to create as much chaos as possible. Launched from a human-sized slingshot, the player's character needs to complete specific goals or inflict as much damage as possible by stringing together painful collisions, similar to Truck Dismount and Stair Dismount. After setting the power and rotation, the player can steer their ragdoll through the environment (a force called Ooch in the game), similar to the way post-crashes are handled in the Burnout series. The game's environment is set in a downtown area and six different game modes are available with the initial release.

Single-player modes:
  • Mime Toss (grab a mime in mid-air and hurl the the silent artiste through a number of panes)
  • PAINdemonium (sandbox gameplay)
  • Spank The Monkey (target monkeys to take them out)
Multi-player modes:
  • Bowling (up to four players bowl themselves while the other players can throw mimes, anvils, explosives or cereal in his path)
  • Fun With Explosives (target crates strategically to cause big explosions)
  • HORSE (launch a powerful shot to cause a maximum amount of damage, the other player has to do better)
By doing well, trophies can be unlocked in the trophy room.


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There are 23 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Mr. PAIN" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews (UK) Jan 10, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Mar 28, 2008 73 out of 100 73
Wham! gaming Dec 13, 2007 7.3 out of 10 73
Thunderbolt Games Mar 29, 2008 7 out of 10 70
IGN Nov 30, 2007 6.8 out of 10 68 Apr 11, 2008 13 out of 20 65
Extreme Gamer Jan 24, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Games TM Jan 24, 2008 6 out of 10 60
The A.V. Club Dec 31, 2007 C 50 Dec 10, 2007 4 out of 10 40


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1001 Video Games

Pain appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Game issues upon initial release

Less than a day after the release, it was removed from the PlayStation Store due to issues with the game, where some characters could not be loaded.

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Sciere (772076) added PAIN (PlayStation 3) on Dec 01, 2007
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