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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. Positive: 40 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  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. Aug 15, 2013
    8
    A great, fun, enjoyable game. Everything runs smoothly. I've been playing for a while now.

    + gameplay + guns + skills + levels -
    A great, fun, enjoyable game. Everything runs smoothly. I've been playing for a while now.

    + gameplay
    + guns
    + skills
    + levels

    - friendly ai
    - graphics could be improved
    - stealth

    Some minor fixes will make the game a solid 9.
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  3. Oct 20, 2015
    1
    PAYDAY 2 used to be a great game,it had a few issues but the developers ( OVERKILL ) listened to the community and for a time everything wasPAYDAY 2 used to be a great game,it had a few issues but the developers ( OVERKILL ) listened to the community and for a time everything was going pretty well,however as time passed this started to change,at first the developers started to distance themselves more and more from the community,they broke promises,made some very questionable things and flooded the game with DLCs,by the time i´m writing this the game has over 20 paid DLC packs,many of those DLC packs have weapons and other items that are required if you want to stay relevant in the game,but things get worse. Expand
  4. Jan 14, 2016
    0
    This was a great game, one of my all time favorites. It's more of a bad joke than a game now as it has been ruined by Overkill Software, itsThis was a great game, one of my all time favorites. It's more of a bad joke than a game now as it has been ruined by Overkill Software, its own greedy obnoxious developers who get paid by other companies to do promotional advertising in the game, and then they sell it to you as DLC. That's right, you can pay to have promotional advertising in your game from movies John Wick and Point Break, games like Hotline Miami and Goat Simulator, and some DJ named Allesso all of which degrade your gameplay experience to one degree or another.

    The CEO Almir said there will never be microtransactions. Then he added microtransactions, issued a fake and somewhat arrogant apology after community outrage, and went on to say that the microtransactions are here to stay.

    Do not buy this game, or if you have it do not buy any of the $120 DLC. You will end up hating yourself for it.
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  5. Nov 16, 2015
    0
    It was such an awesome game. I loved playing it and the game was so balanced in the beginning. It was awesome they kept updating the game withIt was such an awesome game. I loved playing it and the game was so balanced in the beginning. It was awesome they kept updating the game with new content. But now they have just ruined the game totally, wanting money for everything and the game is so unbalanced that the game is totally unplayable. They have added so many bad things and updates to the game that its not worth playing it anymore.
    Overkill you have shot yourself in the foot real good, and it seems you just continue to do that.
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  6. Oct 19, 2015
    0
    Pay to win game that you first have to buy. Developers/publishers ( most of them ) these days are nothing but pathetic little scammers. ThisPay to win game that you first have to buy. Developers/publishers ( most of them ) these days are nothing but pathetic little scammers. This game is a a scam and nothing more or less. Expand
  7. Oct 20, 2015
    0
    While this used to be a new and innovative game when it was released. I cannot say the same for it now and its current design and rewardWhile this used to be a new and innovative game when it was released. I cannot say the same for it now and its current design and reward choices. Ideally the development and publishing teams will listen to player feedback and curb some of the customer exploitative parts of this game. However until that happens I can only say to stay away from this product. Expand

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