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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: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Jul 13, 2015
    83
    Though it doesn’t exactly put the added power of the PS4 and Xbox One to full use, Payday 2: Crimewave Edition is the best-looking console version of Payday 2 you can get, and the best value on any platform for obtaining its wealth of downloadable content.
  2. 80
    While not as innovative as it once was in the current gaming landscape, Payday 2: Crimewave Edition is the definitive Payday experience on consoles that will provide hours of multiplayer fun.
  3. Jun 19, 2015
    70
    Payday 2 is not without issues on consoles. Patient gamers will undoubtedly spend many hours robbing, shooting and killing hostages. The technical side still requires a bit of work, but hopefully developers will manage to eliminate most of the problems with net code.
  4. Jul 1, 2015
    60
    PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition has a lot of wasted potential. It's a fun game to play with your friends, but unfortunately the online mode does not work properly, as it contains too many bugs and lag to enjoy the game as you should.
  5. Jun 15, 2015
    60
    It’s fun to play the role of the bank robber and assemble a crew of thieves. It's not the greatest game nor the worst, so if you've never experienced any of it, it might be one to try. If you have, then you aren't missing much here, except for maybe a few new cool masks.
  6. Jul 5, 2015
    20
    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition is an embarrassing, broken release that should be avoided by consumers and is a black eye on the current state of video game publishing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 37
  2. Negative: 21 out of 37
  1. Jun 18, 2015
    10
    Tragically, Overkill is having some issues with the online experience, but I trust them when they're telling us it's on its way. Overkill hasTragically, Overkill is having some issues with the online experience, but I trust them when they're telling us it's on its way. Overkill has the best community in the world.

    At $40, you can't go wrong with this one. Call your friends and start planning heists! When the problems are fixed, you have +400 hours of awesome gameplay ahead of you.
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  2. Jun 18, 2015
    9
    As the other guys state, they are having some issues. Thing is - I don't hold a grudge. Get past it and get ready for one of the bestAs the other guys state, they are having some issues. Thing is - I don't hold a grudge. Get past it and get ready for one of the best coop-experiences out there. Really loads of fun at a great price. Expand
  3. Dec 21, 2019
    8
    Payday 2 crime wave edition is the (kinda) remake of the original payday 2 for the xbox one it is kinda similar to the original but betterPayday 2 crime wave edition is the (kinda) remake of the original payday 2 for the xbox one it is kinda similar to the original but better with more heists, weapons, dlc, and slightly improved graphics but I can't see much of a difference I don't recommend this is if you have the original payday 2 unless your friends have it on Xbox one or you have Xbox game pass but if not enjoy Expand
  4. Oct 2, 2015
    3
    This game makes you wait over 4 minutes to crack a safe frequently...

    PROS -Decent Graphics -Decent Gunplay CONS -Boring confusing
    This game makes you wait over 4 minutes to crack a safe frequently...

    PROS
    -Decent Graphics
    -Decent Gunplay

    CONS
    -Boring confusing online
    -Boring confusing single player
    -Confusing concept
    -Horrible controls
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  5. Jun 21, 2015
    2
    This is stupid. how can this dev release this game? its unplayable (yes yet another game!) - everytime you try and attempt to log into crimeThis is stupid. how can this dev release this game? its unplayable (yes yet another game!) - everytime you try and attempt to log into crime net it freezes, therefore you cant really do much, ive had it since launch day, its a complete waste of space so im selling it. The dev has recognsed there is a problem but i still believe its unacceptable that the game is released like this.

    I tonight attempted the offline mode as thats the only option available to me and its a complete pile of rubbish, the AI is beyond stupid and its just painfully boring. SELLING THIS GAME TOMORROW. WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!!!!!
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  6. Jul 15, 2015
    1
    Just received my refund from Xbox Support.

    I have attempted to play the game online for the last few weeks unsuccessfully. The AI in this
    Just received my refund from Xbox Support.

    I have attempted to play the game online for the last few weeks unsuccessfully. The AI in this game is so bad that online is really the only option.
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  7. Oct 25, 2015
    0
    Payday 2 which is obviously a multiplayer game is missing the major piece... a working matchmaking. Not only is this completely unforgivablePayday 2 which is obviously a multiplayer game is missing the major piece... a working matchmaking. Not only is this completely unforgivable so long after it's release but so much more so after so many promises from the developer on twitter to fix the issues. In addition, they are introducing micro-transactions to a game that doesn't even work properly. Buy this game only if you are partial to theft and sodomy. Expand

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