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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. Expand

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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. Oct 24, 2015
    8
    Very fun game with loads of contents, all though after playing a long time it can be repetitive. If that happens get yourself 3 nice friendsVery fun game with loads of contents, all though after playing a long time it can be repetitive. If that happens get yourself 3 nice friends and have loads of fun running the heists co-op.

    There has been loads of controversy around this game after the 4th Crimefest (Overkill makes an event of every year Payday2 has it's birthday) With microtransactions being added to the game as locked safes for weapons skins. These safes needs a key (drill) to open. That wouldn't be a problem for most people, but there is also stats boosts to these skins. Now how ever you feel about that this is a PVE game the stats boosts does not in anyway destroy your game. The stats boosts does not make you a god in anyway.

    Overkill has since also backed down a bit on the microtransaction skins, and you now can also get the drill as a reward after a heist the same way you get the safe.

    Now then would i recommend this game, i have played 1000 hours hell yes i would. In a group of friends it is one really fun co-op game.
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  3. Oct 17, 2015
    1
    I have played this game for quite a while, in fact, i pre-ordered it, and now, after two years of playing, buying DLC and putting up with allI have played this game for quite a while, in fact, i pre-ordered it, and now, after two years of playing, buying DLC and putting up with all the bad decisions they had, the devs have the gall to put MICROTRANSACTIONS on a PAID GAME with almost 30 DLC, and those microtransactions, they boost certain stats, but not all of them, only the rare and expensive ones do. After this update, i can only say that i hope that Overkill rolls it back and issues an apology, or that payday 2 just dies, no buts or ifs, if a develolper does what Overkill did, they should be ridiculed for such an idiotic decision.
    This was a good game, had meh developers, now it is a p2w game, with bad developers.
    Goodbye Payday, it was good to play you, now it is time do end you.
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  4. Feb 3, 2016
    0
    The game has always been amazing but micro-transactions have ruined it.
    I understand paying and employing staff to make this game involves
    The game has always been amazing but micro-transactions have ruined it.
    I understand paying and employing staff to make this game involves money. Yet with the ever growing fan-base the introduction of a Pay-to-Win experience like many other games has gone against all that the game had been respected and appreciated for.
    paying full price for an experience that is then hindered by paying more just to get an advantage. Not cool.
    We were promised NO 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. Nov 15, 2015
    0
    UPDATE: The game now has pay2win micro transactions. Previous rating was 8, but screw that.

    Payday 2 is somewhere between frustrating and
    UPDATE: The game now has pay2win micro transactions. Previous rating was 8, but screw that.

    Payday 2 is somewhere between frustrating and great, because there are many things that should be better, but with the right team it's an awesome game and it only gets better the more you play. Good:

    * With the right team and good communication, it's one of the best coop experiences.
    * Many different possibilities to do missions and the game mechanics generally work great. When everything comes together and you pull off the perfect heist, it's very rewarding.
    * Nice customization options (masks and weapons).
    * Great soundtrack.
    * Shooting feels and sounds very good.
    * Cool back story, they even made some movie clips. There's not much of a story in the game itself, but it works.

    Most players suck at the game though, because it can be quite difficult and requires more than shooting, and that really drags the whole experience down as you'll find very few enjoyable public games on the higher difficulties. Bad:

    * The loot system is completely randomized and it's retarded. I've played over 30 hours, am level 50+ and only got one of the weapon mods I need.
    * Connection problems when too many players are online.
    * The game browser keeps crashing and you have to restart Steam to fix it.
    * There's an XP penalty for playing the same mission too many times. When some missions are played more than others, it's because of bad mission balance, so they should work on that.
    * Many missions are too difficult for public groups, that's why players only play the easier ones. Sometimes there are way too many enemies and you can't really do anything, more so when you're unlucky with loot drops and have crap equipment. Especially on multi day missions, the last mission is often too difficult and all the time spent on the mission is lost when it fails.
    * Most of the weapon and armor stats are displayed with rounding errors and/or the math behind it is just weird, which makes the game bad for theory crafting.
    * When you get disconnected before a game ends, you get nothing. Which leads directly to the next point: the game doesn't have host migration. If the host disconnects, it's over.
    * Sound gets stuck often when a game ends.
    * There are many "hold down F key" events. These should be triggered by tapping the key once. Pressing it down for several minutes is really lame.

    Also, props to the developers for releasing free content. I just wish they would concentrate their efforts on fixing some of these problems.
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  7. Oct 17, 2015
    0
    Terrible devs. Looks like they don't have eyes or ears to listen to the community whilst saying that they love their community. Beats my ass.Terrible devs. Looks like they don't have eyes or ears to listen to the community whilst saying that they love their community. Beats my ass. Just plain horrible. Expand

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