Painkiller: Overdose

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Painkiller: Overdose
Painkiller Overdose Cover.jpg
Developer(s) Mindware Studios
Publisher(s) DreamCatcher Interactive
Engine PainEngine (with
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]


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.


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.


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]


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