Painkiller: Overdose

  • Painkiller: Overdose
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  • Dumb shooting fun.
  • Varied.
  • Surreal level settings and architecture.


  • Exceptionally mindless (though whether that's a pro or con depends on your point of view).
  • Regular visual slowdowns.

Expert reviews and ratings

By UMLan on 70

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...

By BrightHub on 100

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...

By Gameplay Monthly on

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 80

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...

By DarkZero on 70

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...

By Games Radar on 50

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...

By IGN Gear on 70

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...

By 1Up on 69

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....

By GameZone on 78 | 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...

By GameSpot on 70

This stand-alone Painkiller expansion is pure, stupid fun, despite slow loads and an utter lack of innovation....

By Cheat Code Central on 86

Sure, first-person shooters are a dime-a-dozen these days, yet every so often a new title comes along which strikes just the right chord. The release of Painkiller in 2004 marked a decidedly gruesome and satisfying return to the old school roots of...

International Review By PC for Alla on 60

I tider då actionspelen mer och mer liknar äventyrsspel känns det uppfriskande med ett spel som Painkiller: Overdose. Det tar ett steg tillbaka i utvecklingen och bjuder på ren och rak action utan några krångligheter.Här spelar storyn ingen roll, i...

International Review By Gamereactor on 50

Det är dags för ännu en tur i helvetet när vi återigen får stifta bekantskap med Painkiller-världen, greppa pålen och staka vidare i jakt på hämnd och blod som halvängeln...