Painkiller: Overdose

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Painkiller: Overdose
Painkiller Overdose Cover.jpg
Developer(s) Mindware Studios
Publisher(s) DreamCatcher Interactive
Engine PainEngine (with
Havok)
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) October 30, 2007
Genre(s) First-person shooter, Action
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Painkiller: Overdose is a Stand-alone expansion pack for Painkiller. It was developed by Czech video game company Mindware Studios. Mindware originally intended it to be fan-made mod but DreamCatcher Interactive granted the project full financial and technical support. The expansion offers 40 types of monsters, 16 additional levels, and 6 additional weapons. It is the second expansion of Painkiller with the first being Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell. Overdose was released in 2007.[1]

Plot[edit]

The player takes the role of Belial, a half-angel, half-demon gatekeeper and son of angel Sammael. He was rejected by both hell and heaven, and as a result, Sammael and Cerberus imprisoned him. When Daniel Garner defeats Lucifer in the original title, Belial escapes his prison and starts to seek revenge.

Sequels[edit]

Belial, the protagonist of Overdose, reappeared in all later expansions and sequels. In Painkiller: Redemption Belial was one of two playable characters. Redemption was developed by Eggtooth Team and released in 2011.[2] Belial also briefly appeared in Painkiller: Hell & Damnation which serves as a remake and sequel to original Painkiller.

Reception[edit]

Painkiller: Overdose received mixed reviews from critics.[3][4][5] Reviews of Overdose were more positive than reviews of other expansions (with exception of Battle out of Hell).[6] It was criticised for lack of innovation and slow loads but praised for gameplay that is the same as in original game.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://filefacts.com/painkiller-overdose-info
  2. ^ http://www.databaze-her.cz/hry/painkiller-redemption/ Czech
  3. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/painkiller-overdose
  4. ^ http://www.gamerankings.com/pc/941945-painkiller-overdose/index.html
  5. ^ http://www.hodnoceniher.cz/pc/fps/painkiller-overdose.html Czech
  6. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/search/game/painkiller/results
  7. ^ http://www.ign.com/articles/2007/11/28/painkiller-overdose-review?page=2
  8. ^ http://www.gamespot.com/painkiller-overdose/reviews/painkiller-overdose-review-6182226/