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  • Summary: PAYDAY 2 is a four-player co-op shooter that has you sporting the masks of the original PAYDAY gang – Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains – as they hit on Washington D.C. for an epic crime rampage. The new CRIMENET network offers a vast array of dynamic contracts - choose anything fromPAYDAY 2 is a four-player co-op shooter that has you sporting the masks of the original PAYDAY gang – Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains – as they hit on Washington D.C. for an epic crime rampage. The new CRIMENET network offers a vast array of dynamic contracts - choose anything from small-time store rips, cyber-crime or major bank vaults for that lucrative PAYDAY. Collapse

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  1. Sep 5, 2013
    95
    Payday 2 is a Co Op game. While it might have benefitted with a cool story arc for a single player mode the game offers a great outing with 3 other friends for an experience that will keep having you come back for more. Payday is simply put the improved, polished and closest experience you’ll find to robbing an actual bank. It’s just legal.
  2. Aug 19, 2013
    86
    The many missions and unlockables also offer plenty of food for many hours raid pleasure.
  3. Aug 18, 2013
    83
    As it stands right now, Payday 2, while it won’t be for everyone, is a lot of fun. Although the stealth mechanics are basic, there’s enough strategic depth and teamwork required so that stealthing missions can be challenging, and extremely satisfying when successful.
  4. Aug 13, 2013
    80
    If you have some friends to play a shooter with, this is a great choice. It's not perfect, but is bigger and better than the previous one, which means even more fun.
  5. Aug 26, 2013
    80
    The bottom line is that I’m complaining because the action, the gunplay, the visuals, the demanding teamwork, the ultimate sense of gratification from leveling up and mastering the levels are all pretty much unparalleled, even if they could have been situated into a better gameplay structure. Payday 2 is a wonderful shooter that stands alone in a genre full of me-toos, wanna-bes, and coulda-beens.
  6. Sep 12, 2013
    79
    Smart co-op shooting slightly undermined by poor stealth mechanics and dogged insistence on withholding the best toys.
  7. Aug 27, 2013
    50
    The disappointing Payday 2 is a sequel in the loosest sense of the word, with minor and unsuccessful updates to the gameplay, hindered with uninspired scenarios and terrible AI.

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  1. Aug 13, 2013
    10
    So much fun coop. Huge improvement on the first one and the replay value is insane with the map changing geometry, I got 40 hours clocked upSo much fun coop. Huge improvement on the first one and the replay value is insane with the map changing geometry, I got 40 hours clocked up on just the 6 heists that are in the beta! For the price you pay you cant go wrong! Expand
  2. Dec 15, 2016
    9
    Prueben un mod y hablamos :3 xD
    BUY GOTY OR YOU GONNA HATE IT!!!
    BUY GOTY OR YOU GONNA HATE IT!!! BUY GOTY OR YOU GONNA HATE IT!!! BUY
    Prueben un mod y hablamos :3 xD
    BUY GOTY OR YOU GONNA HATE IT!!!
    BUY GOTY OR YOU GONNA HATE IT!!!
    BUY GOTY OR YOU GONNA HATE IT!!!
    BUY GOTY OR YOU GONNA HATE IT!!!
    BUY GOTY OR YOU GONNA HATE IT!!!
    BUY GOTY OR YOU GONNA HATE IT!!!
    hates gona hate!
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  3. Aug 23, 2013
    1
    Great idea, would be tons of fun if... The game was not let down by the *worst* server browser (Crime.NET) ever made. A horrible XP curveGreat idea, would be tons of fun if... The game was not let down by the *worst* server browser (Crime.NET) ever made. A horrible XP curve that makes grinding very painful to level up. Loot system that makes you tear your hair out trying to get unlocks. And the worst of all, the devs keep patching the game to make grinding and missions longer with less rewards. The game is lacking in content and features that were promised but then later "clarified" to be something different than advertised. Stealth is near worthless as the AI can detect through walls. Overall stay away from this game. Expand
  4. Feb 5, 2016
    0
    microtransactions are killing this amazing game. 2013 - best PC game. But only 2013,2014.
    Amir lied. Game filled with bugs, DLC's and now
    microtransactions are killing this amazing game. 2013 - best PC game. But only 2013,2014.
    Amir lied. Game filled with bugs, DLC's and now micro-transactions.
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  5. Nov 20, 2015
    0
    This year's Crimefest checklist:
    a) Free microtransactions update and **** weapon rebalance - shotguns are less worth than dog poop now;
    b)
    This year's Crimefest checklist:
    a) Free microtransactions update and **** weapon rebalance - shotguns are less worth than dog poop now;
    b) **** masks;
    c) A port of Brave New World from Cod Ghosts renamed to Aftershock;
    d) Stealth and Loud filter (meh, i guess day 4 was decent)
    e) A bipod attachment and a new MG ( MG is fine, but bipod is useless for difficulties like Overkill and Deathwish, where you need to be constantly moving around if you want to stay alive.)
    f) The most overplayed heist from PDTH and drill drops which have a drop chance from nill to slim
    g) Preferred character selection of up to 4 characters. If your favourite character (for example Dallas) is selected it switches to your 2nd one (for example Hoxton). Its good, but it would have been better to just select the character you want while you wait in lobby.
    h) More **** masks and **** turret rebalance.
    i) Slaughterhouse port.I liked day 9. Slaughterhouse is my favourite PDTH heist.
    j) Useless jump animation.
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  6. Oct 17, 2015
    0
    "We've made it clear that PAYDAY 2 will have no micro-transactions whatsoever (shame on you if you thought otherwise!)"

    Yeah ... so much
    "We've made it clear that PAYDAY 2 will have no micro-transactions whatsoever (shame on you if you thought otherwise!)"

    Yeah ... so much for that.

    This games Costs 100$+ if you include all DLCs, cmon gimme a break...
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  7. Oct 18, 2015
    0
    Unfortunately, this game has gone downhill since last year, in a major way. The devs are greedy buggers, plain and simple, and released "freeUnfortunately, this game has gone downhill since last year, in a major way. The devs are greedy buggers, plain and simple, and released "free content" which is actually just a series of highly expensive microtransactions to upgrade your weapons. Keep in mind most of these weapons are only unlocked via paid DLC, meaning in order to upgrade your weapon completely, you have to first buy the DLC, then hope you get a drop for a safe, then buy a drill for a safe, then hope it's the right part. It's ridiculous and they've lost my business as a customer. They have a litany of other broken promises as well, and if you read below, you'll see other users feel the same way. Expand

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