Greg Miller writes:
"Pain is fun enough. Slamming Jarvis into the Manhole sign and then attempting to ooch him into the police car's path so that he can grab on and get propelled into the propane tank can be a riot. The game looks good, controls well and has lots of trophies to keep you going.
"However, the game is underwhelming and feels incomplete. You're paying $10 for two characters and one map that has the same routine every time you reset it. Leaderboards don't let you see how your friends racked up their score, there's no online multiplayer and the in-game "Community" is just a link to the Pain website. There seems to be a movement to include these things as downloadable content, but I can't review the game based on what it might be one day -- and even if I could, I'd still worry about the price of these additions. As of now, Pain can be fun but has a number of shortcomings that make it feel like a demo and hold it back from being the PSN standout it could've been."