Conclusion: Better presented as a PSN title than a retail one, but still loaded with amusing content and great multiplayer modes, Pain on Blu-ray is a good value bundle, despite being a risky starting point for players that might not get the concept.
Excerpt: Why do we like to see people hurt themselves? Simple, because it’s not happening to us. Shows like Jackass and its various spin-offs are hugely successful, and all because we get to see halfwits hurt themselves for our entertainment. The closest the gaming world has to an equivalent of Jackass is Pain (let’s for our sake forget that Jackass did actually release a game).
Excerpt: It's sort of unusual that MTV hasn't properly capitalized on the success of Jackass, Viva La Bam, and the Jackass movies. Instead of bringing a full-fledged game complete with proper physics, and ludicrous acts, MTV chose the PSP as the platform to release a Jackass game onto. You probably didn't even know there was a Jackass game for the PSP, and with good reason: because it sucked.