Dumb shooting fun.
Surreal level settings and architecture.
Horror show monster lineup.
Exceptionally mindless (though whether that's a pro or con depends on your point of view).
Regular visual slowdowns.
Long load times.
By UMLan on October 13, 2010
What we got here is a straight up first person shooter. What makes Overdose cool, is mindless shooting and killings. Some of us like some plot to fps, for instance counter strike or even doom 3. Overdose belongs in the "Serious Sam" category. This...70
By BrightHub on January 26, 2009
This latest edition to the Painkiller franchise is a delightful romp through the afterlife. Following somewhat in the same theme as its predecessors, Overdose continues to provide an alternative scenario to the usual FPS. Even Hell Has...100
By Gameplay Monthly on March 12, 2008
DreamcatcherI loved Painkiller and I liked Battle Out Of Hell a lot too. A lot of people felt like BOOH was a bit of a letdown after the original PK, and in some ways it was, though it was only supposed to be an expansion with an added ten levels....-
By ImpulseGamer on March 01, 2008
James WrightClassification: M15+8.0Software reviewed on an AMD Phenom 64 and ATI Radeon HD3870 X2Check out AMD & ATI Radeon at www.amd.comThe Painkiller franchise continues with the latest addition to the series, Painkiller Overdose which ironically...80
By DarkZero on January 21, 2008
Remember back in 2004, the release of ID Software’s much hyped mega-sequel, Doom 3. Ten years in the making and released to a fair bit of critical acclaim, but somewhat less applause from the consumer. You see, Doom’s legendary intense and...70
By Games Radar on December 05, 2007
Dec 5, 2007This is a game that opens with concept art of a 68-year-old transvestite in purple makeup and horns, uses the word ‘hate’ nine times in the interminable intro movie, and begins with some of the worst FPS combat we’ve seen in...50
By IGN Gear on November 27, 2007
Painkiller: Overdose is a throwback of sorts, to a time when the phrase "first-person shooter" meant only that—the shooting of stuff from a first-person perspective. No confusing rules, no weirdo storylines, no RPG or adventure elements. Just tons...70
By 1UP on November 19, 2007
VIDEO: Head over to our videos page to check out all Painkiller: Overdose footage!Painkiller sequel Overdose is gloriously and unapologetically old, drawing obvious influence from the genre's tenured professors: Doom, Quake, Unreal Tournament....69
By GameZone on November 05, 2007
del.icio.us | Digg This | Glink It In 2004 Painkiller struck a chord with the masses through its unusual settings and old-school FPS gameplay. I can still remember one of the best levels I’ve ever played from the original consisted of fighting...78
By GameSpot on November 02, 2007
This stand-alone Painkiller expansion is pure, stupid fun, despite slow loads and an utter lack of innovation....70