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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. Aug 13, 2013
    8
    Payday 2 is a massive improvement in every way over it's predecessor. This game is an absolute thrill when played cooperatively, with loads ofPayday 2 is a massive improvement in every way over it's predecessor. This game is an absolute thrill when played cooperatively, with loads of content, especially when you consider it's reduced price tag. Make no mistake, this game is in NO WAY a single player game, and it doesn't even warrant to be reviewed as such. There is a single player aspect that was not originally intended to be added into the game, but was added due to fan feedback. Reviewers have bashed this optional component, which I feel is incredibly unwarranted. If this game were single player, it would receive a very low score, as the bot AI is mostly useless. Do NOT play this game for the Single Player. It's a fantastic game when played the way it was intended cooperatively. Expand
  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 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 15, 2015
    0
    Want to know what the best example of bad business practices by a game dev is? You're looking at it. Seriously, never before has any gameWant to know what the best example of bad business practices by a game dev is? You're looking at it. Seriously, never before has any game community/dev relationship gone south this quickly... and for a damn good reason. Expand
  6. Nov 18, 2015
    0
    It used to be such a good game before developers decided to go full retard.
    They added p2w skins to the game which for example makes pistols
    It used to be such a good game before developers decided to go full retard.
    They added p2w skins to the game which for example makes pistols now stronger than most rifles.

    At its current condition this game should no longer be played or supported in any way. Walk away don't look back.
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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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