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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: 6 out of 34
  2. Negative: 4 out of 34
  1. Mar 1, 2018
    80
    Payday 2 still is a very solid and funny cooperative shooter even on Switch, despite the lack of some content (heists, masks) you can find in the PC version.
  2. Mar 6, 2018
    75
    Payday 2 remains a unique experience in the FPS genre thanks to its subject matter and dedicated approach to team work. And while quite a bit has been said about how this Switch version isn’t up to date with all the content released on other platforms, the package doesn’t feel incomplete or even light on material as there is still lots to do. Furthermore, the game executes all the core mechanics well and looks good while doing it. Aside from a handful of small yet noticeable issues, the biggest problem remains the lack of in-game voice chat. Altogether, this means that this version of Payday 2 might not be the best way to experience the game, but it is certainly serviceable for those willing to go the extra mile to arrange for other voice chat solutions.
  3. Mar 4, 2018
    70
    Payday 2 on Nintendo Switch will not revolutionize the genre, but it's a very good porting, except for some technical issues and no voice chat at launch. An enjoyable cooperative FPS, so far.
  4. 65
    For those who have a dedicated group to play with online there are hours worth of fun to be had overcoming the more difficult challenges. However, If you’ll need to rely on random players the fun can only go so far without any form of communication. And if playing solo is your only option, I’d highly suggest thinking twice because quite frankly playing alone is not very much fun at all.
  5. Feb 23, 2018
    60
    There are some nice ideas here, but especially in handheld mode, Payday 2 can be very frustrating.
  6. Mar 1, 2018
    50
    Payday 2 reveals its worst in the Nintendo Switch. Even though it is not a bad port, the Overkill game and the Nintendo Switch does not seem to get along. Good gameplay, but this is the worst version of the game nowadays.
  7. Feb 23, 2018
    40
    Payday 2 continues to maintain a very dedicated audience, but even fans of the game are unlikely to enjoy what’s being put forward for Nintendo Switch. Stripped-back visuals, poor performance and a lack of adaptation to the console results in a shoddy port at best...It’s ironic that a game about heists is trying to jump on a bandwagon and rob you of your hard-earned cash.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. Feb 28, 2018
    10
    Great game.Hurricane gameplay.Great co-op. But sometimes you can squat fps.I hope they release some patches.
  2. Mar 2, 2018
    10
    Great port Overkill! waited for this game for a long time and it didn't let me done. awesome gameplay, high replayability and now I can playGreat port Overkill! waited for this game for a long time and it didn't let me done. awesome gameplay, high replayability and now I can play it while on the go. 9.5/10 Expand
  3. Mar 5, 2018
    8
    Nintendo finally coming of age and including more mature titles like Doom, Resident Evil: Revelations, Skryrim, L.A. Noire and Payday 2 is aNintendo finally coming of age and including more mature titles like Doom, Resident Evil: Revelations, Skryrim, L.A. Noire and Payday 2 is a step in the right direction for the Switch. In this day and age, the Switch and actually any console or gaming device needs to be versatile and appeal to more than the Mario and Zelda crowd; those hard-core gamers who also want adult games with adult content. While it may not be the perfect experience for veteran Payday players, the port brought that unrestrained intensity and uncensored mayhem I was looking for. Expand
  4. Mar 7, 2021
    5
    This game is a tricky one to recommend. On the one hand the gameplay loop and potential of the game is flawless. I love playing this game andThis game is a tricky one to recommend. On the one hand the gameplay loop and potential of the game is flawless. I love playing this game and that's a good sign of a great game.

    However this is the most outdated version of the game and it's not gonna change. Basically in terms of content (not balancing) it has everything up to 2017ish. The new stuff that came out afterwards and beyond is NOT on here. Which is so dumb it asks what's the point of playing?

    Well the answer is simple. If you ONLY have the Switch or only see yourself playing this on the switch then go for it. As ON ITS OWN its worth the purchase. Yes it's better with friends but its still doable solo and the progression system and infamy system works. But if you have this game anywhere else or are able to get it anywhere else like PC then for the love of god don't get it here. The only reason it gets a 5 on here is the dumb decision to not update this version. On its own its an 8 but that fact alone hurts its bad.
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  5. Mar 6, 2018
    3
    I enjoyed the game on PC and thought I would enjoy it on-the-go but... No.
    Nothing new, no particular effort put in the game.
    Unlike Skyrim,
    I enjoyed the game on PC and thought I would enjoy it on-the-go but... No.
    Nothing new, no particular effort put in the game.
    Unlike Skyrim, the magic didn't happen here.
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  6. May 18, 2019
    3
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  7. Mar 19, 2018
    0
    DON'T BUY THIS GAME. It’s definitely not worth AU$75 when it’s AU$10 or free everywhere else. This is a mainly a multiplayer game; you can’tDON'T BUY THIS GAME. It’s definitely not worth AU$75 when it’s AU$10 or free everywhere else. This is a mainly a multiplayer game; you can’t really take that on the go. Graphics are old and ugly. Gameplay is repetitive and boring. Remember peeps, you don’t need to buy every third party game just because it came out on switch especially if it’s a mediocre game like this one. Expand

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