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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 29
  2. Negative: 16 out of 29
  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. Jul 8, 2015
    10
    Without a doubt the best co-op game you can get. Never knew heisting could be so much fun.

    Crimewave edition has a load of content that
    Without a doubt the best co-op game you can get. Never knew heisting could be so much fun.

    Crimewave edition has a load of content that will give many many hours of fun gameplay.
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  3. Jun 18, 2015
    9
    Overkill are our friends! As the other guys below, I'm also a dedicated Payday 2 player on PC. Thing is, this is the perfect way to experienceOverkill are our friends! As the other guys below, I'm also a dedicated Payday 2 player on PC. Thing is, this is the perfect way to experience Payday 2 with friends that hasn't tried it on PC. At $40, it's a no brainer. Expand
  4. Jul 24, 2018
    4
    This game is good. But the game getting updated year just ruins it.
    Not to mention after the game finally gets a update its still lacking off
    This game is good. But the game getting updated year just ruins it.
    Not to mention after the game finally gets a update its still lacking off from pc. Sure it doesn't have to be pc. But since this review. Cursed Kill Room is here even thought the classic heist The Diamond was skipped, New Safe House,Crime Spree and Henchmen are still not here, Old Flashbangs are still here just come on. I know its hard to update but do you have to miss so much other contents?
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  5. Jul 8, 2016
    2
    Overall, it's a good game.
    The game itself, worth a play, if you've never played it before. Otherwise, if you've owned the game on another
    Overall, it's a good game.
    The game itself, worth a play, if you've never played it before. Otherwise, if you've owned the game on another console or on PC, don't buy it again.

    The devs claim they would keep the PS4 version updated. Even if it's a little behind, that WOULD be acceptable, but over a YEAR since launch and NO UPDATES. At all. Period. Same as on last gen consoles, Overkill prove themselves to be untrustworthy and unreliable.
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  6. Aug 24, 2019
    0
    Horribly programmed. Lost all my progress and have to start from the beginning but guess what... the game keeps crashing
  7. Oct 26, 2015
    0
    the good thing about the xbox one version is that there are no microtransactions, unlike the PC version.
    the bad thing is that overkill said
    the good thing about the xbox one version is that there are no microtransactions, unlike the PC version.
    the bad thing is that overkill said they would update the game but they haven't done so.
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