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  • Summary: Payday 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op heist shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original Payday crew - Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains. The new CrimeNet network offers a huge range of dynamic contracts and players are free to choose anything from small-timePayday 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op heist shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original Payday crew - Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains. The new CrimeNet network offers a huge range of dynamic contracts and players are free to choose anything from small-time convenience store hits or kidnappings, to cyber-crime or emptying out bank vaults. As the crew progresses the jobs become bigger, better and more rewarding. Along with earning more money and becoming a legendary criminal comes a new character customization and crafting system that lets crews build and customize their own guns and gear. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Aug 12, 2015
    90
    Payday 2 is an immersive and intense "Crime Fantasy" experience and one of those games you like to talk about at a campfire.
  2. Jul 13, 2015
    83
    It’s mildly disappointing to see the framerate capped, and that bots are still in the same state after all this time, but Payday 2’s deep mechanics and purity of vision still make it one of the best, yet most overlooked multiplayer games you can play today.
  3. Jun 29, 2015
    80
    Better than the original, Payday 2 is a brilliant co-op action game that recreates perfectly the lives of a group of bank robbers.
  4. Jun 25, 2015
    70
    This was a game with a lot of depth and variety to the scenarios it put you in, and that’s great fun to play cooperatively. Though it still has its flaws, the added content and changes that have been brought together in the Crimewave Edition build upon the original release and mean that there’s plenty of reasons to sink back into a life of crime.
  5. Jul 8, 2015
    70
    Payday 2's novel heist-based gameplay is still worth checking out for those interested in a refreshing cooperative experience. For veteran criminal masterminds, however, the return of easily fixable problems and lack of account migration make it hard to justify the jump from previous versions.
  6. Jun 11, 2015
    66
    The remastered edition of a game which wasn’t very good when it was released on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC two years ago. Overkill Software has included all the DLC, but hasn’t solved the issues of the original. There are some good ideas, but also some bad things.
  7. Jun 11, 2015
    60
    The co-op heists of Payday 2 hijack new-gen, bringing with them a gym bag full of updates and DLC, but also some familiar problems. Great for newcomers, but non-essential for seasoned criminals.

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 34
  2. Negative: 20 out of 34
  1. Jun 18, 2015
    10
    Starbreeze always delivers, I already own this game to PC but I want to play with my friends on consol aswell and I love this game :)

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    Starbreeze always delivers, I already own this game to PC but I want to play with my friends on consol aswell and I love this game :)

    I have more than 250hours on Steam and continue.

    Good that all the DLCs was included.
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  2. Aug 29, 2015
    10
    If you are looking for a game with good graphics, no bugs, realistic physics and a story then payday is not for you, and is why the game isIf you are looking for a game with good graphics, no bugs, realistic physics and a story then payday is not for you, and is why the game is rated poorly.

    However, if you want a game that is fun, plays perfect in co op and solo, gives hours of gameplay due to replayable levels and all for a decent price: Nothing will beat payday.
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  3. Jul 24, 2015
    9
    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition is finally upon us. The highly anticipated follow-up to the original Payday comes in with a bang and keeps youPayday 2: Crimewave Edition is finally upon us. The highly anticipated follow-up to the original Payday comes in with a bang and keeps you entertained, heist after heist.

    The game is made up of a variety of heists that players choose from amongst a random selection on Crime.net, a fictional website where jobs pop-up sporadically. Players can choose to form a team with friends or play with AI to conduct heists that include bank robbery, stealing art work, killing individuals or prison breakouts. Heists can be one to three days in duration and four difficulties, each offering more cash and XP the longer and harder the heist is to pull off.

    Well-known and much-loved characters Wolf, Dallas, Hoxton and Chains are back to steal your gold and ruin your day! With them come all new playable characters. There’s Clover, a sexy, witty Irish woman, Dragan, a crooked Interpol agent, Houston or New Hoxton (Hoxton’s younger brother that fills in while the Old Hoxton is in jail) and John Wick. Yes, you read right, John mother effin Wick. If you haven’t seen the movie then stop reading, go and watch it and comment your thanks to me below. A promotional tie-in with the movie, Wick is added to the game with the explanation that he and Chains used to work together.

    The game itself isn’t hugely different from the original Payday, but that’s a massive win for me. I loved the original and it is one of my favourite games ever. The developer has managed to keep the core the same while providing additional content to sink our teeth into. There are new missions, gear, masks and as I mentioned, characters. They have added a further skill tree as well as a completely new idea in the form of the perk system. The perk system gives additional benefits for you and your team on top of your chosen skill. There are a number of ways heists can be completed and by having a team of four, each with a different skill tree, you can ensure you have the necessary skills to get over the line.

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition is designed for next-gen consoles, coming with all the DLC from Payday 2 as well as graphical enhancements, improved framerate and texture quality. It is the first step in moving away from last-gen consoles, meaning those that have it on PS3 and Xbox 360 will have to upgrade to reap the benefits of future updates.

    While I love this game to bits, there are some flaws as well as bugs and glitches that still need to be ironed

    The biggest issue is the lack of in-game voice chat. To effectively complete a heist using stealth you are required to have a solid plan of attack and communicating with your teammates is a must. Obviously, the way around this is to create a party outside the game but I’m lazy and don’t want to have to do that every time I roll with a new crew. The graphics are touted to be better than last-gen consoles but surely that’s just a by-product of the console upgrade rather than the game itself. There is a distinct lack of ability to interact with the environment in ways that run deeper than picking up Gage packages for sweet (not heaps sweet) loot. The Gage Courier assignment is a new feature that rewards players for finding hidden packages within each heist. While the rewards are many and varied, they seemed oddly focused on the AK or CAR rifles, which I personally do not use. As you’ve probably read elsewhere, the AI leaves a lot to be desired. Your teammates can’t independently interact with anything nor can they carry loot bags or basically do anything other than kill and revive without being told. This is a minor flaw as the game has clearly been designed to be played with humans rather than bots.

    A feature I believe they’ve dropped the ball on is the ability to create a crew or clan; imagine chalking up boss stats with your clan going towards a global leaderboard! This is not a failing of the current game rather something that could be introduced to enhance the enjoyment.

    Something I really enjoy about this game is the difficulty levels. As you level up you can choose to complete heists on a higher difficulty, this seems obvious. What I like is that no matter how high you get you can still find a challenge somewhere.

    At the time of writing I sit at level 86 and heists like the Hoxton Breakout on Overkill provide a challenge, but with a good crew it can be finished no worries. Now try that heist on Death Wish (the highest difficulty) and you’re going to be in for a tough time, even with an entire crew over level 80. I’ve almost completely maxed-out two skill trees at my current level so I can’t imagine Death Wish becoming a walk in the park by level 100. The challenge of doing a difficult heist draws me in and keeps me coming back again and again.

    The satisfaction of completing a heist using stealth is enough of a natural high by itself but add an XP bonus for your next heist on
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  4. Aug 28, 2015
    3
    I tried this game shortly after its release, and to be honest, this type of game just isn't for me. Being a story driven player, premise andI tried this game shortly after its release, and to be honest, this type of game just isn't for me. Being a story driven player, premise and story is VERY important to me. There isn't one here beyond being a criminal trying to advance net "worth." I played it for maybe two hours. Just not for me. Expand
  5. Oct 26, 2015
    1
    Fun game I have been playing payday since payday 1 on ps3 but overkill are the worst developers I have come across, they say they will updateFun game I have been playing payday since payday 1 on ps3 but overkill are the worst developers I have come across, they say they will update the console versions of payday 2 all the time but payday 2 on ps3 was a broken mess with next to no updates or dlc and the ps4 version hasn't had a single update since release!!! It's safe to say I won't be trusting overkill again Expand
  6. Feb 7, 2021
    0
    Игра решила что я слишком многого добился.. Поэтому она просто уничтожила мои сохраненияИгра решила что я слишком многого добился.. Поэтому она просто уничтожила мои сохранения
  7. Oct 21, 2015
    0
    Soon will have micro transactions. Crappy port. Never buy anything from overkill, they are con men and most likely this will be their lastSoon will have micro transactions. Crappy port. Never buy anything from overkill, they are con men and most likely this will be their last game. More characters for meta Expand

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