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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: 9 out of 36
  2. Negative: 21 out of 36
  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 21, 2015
    9
    Bugs or not , yes they need to be fixed asap but this is really an only minor complaint against such a monumental game. Payday 2 is the nextBugs or not , yes they need to be fixed asap but this is really an only minor complaint against such a monumental game. Payday 2 is the next generation of gaming with the ability to do play the game 2 different ways. All stealth and a team that knows their role and demand perfect execution will put your replay-ability through the roof. Pulling off the perfect heist is the most satisfying part of this game and no other game comes close. How about the aced gun mechanics on loud missions. You learn in the enforcer class how to be the ultimate badass. This is the next generation of gameplay the cutting edge Expand
  3. Nov 27, 2018
    8
    Payday 2 on the xbox may be outdated but it has the gameplay of what you expect from a crazy heisting game it has diffrent characters that fitPayday 2 on the xbox may be outdated but it has the gameplay of what you expect from a crazy heisting game it has diffrent characters that fit your style weapons that are different. not only that you can play stealth as well i think this game is a really good game sure its engine is rusty but it doesnt stop the experience over all i would buy this Expand
  4. Jul 17, 2016
    2
    After spending 40 days 12 hours and 12 minutes playing this game for the Xbox One I can say that the game is horrible. The game haves youAfter spending 40 days 12 hours and 12 minutes playing this game for the Xbox One I can say that the game is horrible. The game haves you assume the role of a criminal who robs banks, frames people, and rigs elections, although the games perks and weapons either make you completely useless or completely overpowered. If you know what to pick for your perk deck, skills, and weapons you're fine, but someone who is new to the game will most likely struggle and find this game confusing. The amount of content may look amazing at first, but with enough play time the heists you want to play and the weapons you want to use will become limited. Now if you're looking to step into Death Wish difficulty, game will become better, somewhat. This difficulty is the only challenging one to anyone with a comprehensive brain that functions, but this may allow for people to play some beginning game heists again for a achievement, but the weapons, perks, and armors will become extremely limited in this difficulty. Now lets talk about the support that overkill gives the crimewave edition on both ps4 and xb1....... Yeah, there's none. After a year has passed this game still has no real connection fixes, no new dlc, and the PC version has had over 50 updates since the release of the crimewave edition, and that's not counting the numerous hot fixes on the PC. If you're looking for co-op fun, go buy Left 4 Dead, Dark Souls, or GTA Five. Left 4 Dead is a co-op horde shooting much like Payday, Dark Souls is extremely challenging, and GTA is the best criminal/ heist game I've ever played. If you want to try this game out, don't buy it. Rent it, or borrow it from a friend. Don't give the scumbags at overkill software your money. Expand
  5. Jun 17, 2015
    2
    Hard to review - after about twenty attempts, still unable to get into a game. I don't mind single player, but this game doesn't have singleHard to review - after about twenty attempts, still unable to get into a game. I don't mind single player, but this game doesn't have single player, so... Bottom line, you'll probably have more fun grabbing a shovel and just burying sixty bucks in your yard. Expand
  6. Jun 21, 2015
    1
    Like others I'm unable to join games online due to bugs, and without online play the game is worthless as the bots are terrible. It'sLike others I'm unable to join games online due to bugs, and without online play the game is worthless as the bots are terrible. It's inexcusable that a game could be released this broken - doubly so when its a remake of a game that has been out for years. Expand
  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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