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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
  • Developer: Overkill Software
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Fantasy, General, Fantasy, Arcade
  • # of players: Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  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. Oct 6, 2013
    9
    I found that the score is 7.9. This is really break my heart. So I decided to user my own review. I play PC version. Overall, as a 29.99 USDI found that the score is 7.9. This is really break my heart. So I decided to user my own review. I play PC version. Overall, as a 29.99 USD game, this game is a greatest game at this price. 4 men team play is crucial to win. And the background music is essential to the game atmosphere. Enemy AI is excellent. And the perk system make that you won't have the same experience every time you played the same stage. It is much better than L4D. Expand
  3. Oct 16, 2015
    3
    The game was actually good, before Overkill added a ton of DLC and micro transactions to an already full price game. I wouldn't recommend itThe game was actually good, before Overkill added a ton of DLC and micro transactions to an already full price game. I wouldn't recommend it to any one now, as long as Overkill tries to milk more money from it. There are good co-op games out there, that doesn't have micro transactions and not add every little piece of content as paid DLC every 1-2 months.
    If you are looking for a game to play with friends without sinking over 150$ in it, better look for another game and stay away from Pay2WinDay.
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  4. Oct 22, 2015
    0
    about 1100 hrs play time here.

    I have no idea why copy the skins from CS:GO market place? payday's dlcs are much enough , why we need
    about 1100 hrs play time here.

    I have no idea why copy the skins from CS:GO market place?
    payday's dlcs are much enough , why we need waste more money on the useless skins like CS:GO?

    R.I.P Payday2
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  5. Oct 17, 2015
    0
    -balance problem since day one
    -devs dont listen and dont answer to the community on problems,bugs,broken content and content there community
    -balance problem since day one
    -devs dont listen and dont answer to the community on problems,bugs,broken content and content there community dont want(even things that are there from the release of the game just fix minor things)
    -now they added microtransaction and make the game pay2win
    -devs make promises they dont keep(like safehousecustomisation that should be in there since beta)
    -dlc got less content at the same price as older ones
    and they lie the community in the face and give them the middlefingers
    the list goes on and on
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  6. Oct 18, 2015
    0
    Lying scumbag devs. False advertising, pretending to care when all they really care about is those last few pennies in your wallet.Lying scumbag devs. False advertising, pretending to care when all they really care about is those last few pennies in your wallet. Microstransactions in a fully priced game. Beyond a **** joke. Expand
  7. Oct 20, 2015
    0
    Overkill killed their own game with this update. Overkill killed their own game with this update. Overkill killed their own game with thisOverkill killed their own game with this update. Overkill killed their own game with this update. Overkill killed their own game with this update. Overkill killed their own game with this update. Expand

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