Reviews for Payday 2
Great game but ends up you repeating your self again and againsanttuz112 | Dec. 6, 2013 | See all santtuz112's reviews »
its great game for start, stealth specially is really fun but after all there isint that many heists, DLC crap, bad optimization, really annoying glitches (For an example, you cant complete heist because you got stuck inside wall by shield) Restart in MP is pain in the ass, but its still fun to play, maybe bit lack of content but worth about ~20€, and its not that bad for solo only if you are not interested to play with randoms and don't have friends with this game.
Payday 2, a huge surpriseMichael560 | Nov. 25, 2013 | See all Michael560's reviews »
Although I have not come to this one with big expectations (mostly due to the first game), Payday 2 is a huge surprise and as it seems, the developers have learned from the first game. The game has been improved in almost every possible part.
Starting with the graphics which look much better, and do not have this "darkness" like in the first game. And then the wonderful soundtrack, that raises the adrenalin, and makes killing the police more fun. And of course the easy going gameplay, that is easier and much more addictive.
In addition, the best way to play the game is with your friends. Even though it is possible to play with random people, that best way is still with friends.
In conclusion - the game is really surprising, and I recommend everyone to convince a few of your friends to buy this game with you.
Great Multiplayer Co-opTPCGorillaMunch | Nov. 23, 2013 | See all TPCGorillaMunch's reviews »
Similar to Payday: The Heist, except an improvement in almost every way possible. The only negative about this game would be single player. The game isn't intended to be played solo and it is very difficult especially with how useless the AI are. The multiplayer in the game is incredible, providing you with hours of fun gameplay. Playing with friends is definitely preferred as communication is important in the harder levels.
There is a new skill system in which you get to choose which skills you want from four different skill trees, each bringing something different to your heist team. You get to modify your own masks and weapons using the money you earn completing heists.
Every level plays out different every time you play it. Whether you prefer to stealth through the level or just wreak havoc instantly you are in control of what happens.
The game does get repetitive due to some of the heists being very similar and a lack of variety. The heist don't feel quite as satisfying to complete as some of the heists in the original game. A very good game but only if you enjoy multiplayer or have friends to play with.
Be the king of heists..XGpredator | Nov. 22, 2013 | See all XGpredator's reviews »
PayDay 2 is a bomb. Like a true pro crime, you can prepare your breaks for long minutes with your friends to play stealthy and never being spotted. Here you are with a stealth game. However, when this does to the opposite, you're struggling with the onslaught of special forces. Here you are with an action game. Adding randomness, contingencies, the ability to block or continue depending on your choice, the diversity of levels, lots of accessories or specializations PayDay 2 has everything you ask a blockbuster. .. especially for only 30$, Indeed the best Multi-player games of this year.
Pay for a fun dayptiemens | Nov. 19, 2013 | See all ptiemens's reviews »
The first payday game, i enjoyed it i got some nice times out of it, but the second, it improves on almost every aspect of the game and really makes it one of my favorite games, i must warn you tho, if you are not into mp stay away from this one as the single player is by far its weak point with a very weak teammate AI that can only shoot and revive you and wont help you on any of the objects, but the mp can give you one of the greatest experiences if you play it at a higher difficulty your greed will really be tested, and if you push it to the limits to try an get away with as mutch cash as possible you are in for a hell of a ride.
Really changes your perspective when entering a real life bank..siktirgit_115 | Nov. 16, 2013 | See all siktirgit_115's reviews »
This game, i remember being all hyped about the first one. as i played and enjoyed the game i said to myself "Why can't the developers make a second game? It's so unfair!" then the DLC, Mercy hospital heist and a wolf pack dlc showed up. I was still unsure that it would be another one. So one amazing thing happened, the release date was announced. i remember the hype, it was such a relief. I love Overkill and the payday series, but i still think that the NPC's need's alot of work. Oh, and it's not particulary fun on your own, grab a friend or two! It's a epic and awesome game made for epic and awesome people. I highly advise you to buy this game. I won't throw it at you and say "Get it!", you will throw yourself at it.
Highjacks your spare timeIamLincoln | Nov. 14, 2013 | See all IamLincoln's reviews »
Payday 2 is fun, easy to get into, strategic shooter. I love the masks and the wide customization pool of them & the weapons. The game features four different skilltrees for customizing and enhancing your playstyle. The game handles really well and is overall a smooth FPS. Playing coop is a must, since singleplayer missions with AIs or going solo does not quite deliver the intended game experience. A lot of grinding and farming is a part of the game, but is nevertheless fun for a while. Unfortunately the game gets quite repetitive in the end. I also found it not as rewarding as it should have. I recommend everyone to try it out.
Payday 2 is one of my favorite gamesPayaso109 | Nov. 12, 2013 | See all Payaso109's reviews »
It is the second video game first-person shooter Overkill, which is again inviting us to take part in all types of jobs in a cooperative multiplayer mode that will put us in the shoes of a criminal with up to 3 teammates. Overkill I think is a perfect mix of an action game with RPG elements to get you in the role of your favorite characters and you can create your own style of game with talent trees. PAYDAY 2 offers three things in their essence: action, shooting and teamwork ... that is the basis of the game together with the last point (team work), for some it is worse, for others it is more realistic.
This game reunites Chains, Dallas, Hoxton and Wolf to form a team of professional criminals to perform a number of different jobs ranging from jewelry or rob a bank, even complex jobs can be transporting drugs from one place to another .
Funny but repetitive...xvx45 | Oct. 28, 2013 | See all xvx45's reviews »
Sure, payday 2 is fun but not alone: the single player mode is catastrophic, blame the useless AI that takes no initiative ... unfortunately. In multiplayer, if you're not with friends, you may quickly become disillusioned as communication is important for large robbery. The game is still fun despite the lack édident levels and the disastrous choice of level in multiplayer.
An outstanding sequel to a great gamecommanderhavoc | Oct. 26, 2013 | See all commanderhavoc's reviews »
The first Payday game was a great one, but it felt like it was missing a lot of things that could have made it even more interesting. But now we get Payday 2 where they've improved on the many things that were good in the previous game. You now have a safehouse that you can visit and where you can do some target practice, try out several interesting methods of getting through locked doors and even check out how much money you've gotten over the course of the many heists you will be doing in a bank vault. And if you fancy, you can even attempt to complete a heist completely in stealth without letting anyone know that you were there in the first place, these are much harder to pull off but gives you an even more rewarding experience. There's also a RPG system in place where you can spend points in several different skillsets that can for example make it easier to carry the bags that contain the loot, intimidate police officers into giving up and many others. You can also customize all the weapons you buy from the marketplace with various decals and attachments and this also goes for the masks. If you loved the first game, then you simply must have this one and play it with a few friends.
Take the money and run!RLFAV | Oct. 26, 2013 | See all RLFAV's reviews »
payday 2 is one of the best co-op you will ever play. it's fun alone and even more with friends. you have guns,pistols,shutguns,masks,malls, banks and more! everythnig that make you and your friend laugh and have time is in there! even though you are doing the same you will not feel even a bit! you are so focusing in the game you will want to destroy your screen when one of your friends will have to leave. the guns make sure that no cops will even come near you and shutguns make the cops regret that they wanted to be a cop. but the game is very hard to new people. my most favorite heist is the night club - you can pretend your dancing or you are the DJ have so much fun!!! i got this game for my birthday present from my friends and they having fun hear me having fun (yea, they are good friends) but the AI is not that good
GreatLasiu2 | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all Lasiu2's reviews »
I think this game is PRO. I really enjoy idea of co-op in this game. I LOVE IT. I always wanted to play as robber. It would be nice. And it is. But the second thing i was thinking about and wanted is playing as robber with friends. It gives me so much fun. Well. Now: Graphic is nice. I like it. I would give it 9/10. Soundtrack.. nothing special. 7/10. And how about plot? Not so interesting. 7/10. Only co-op gives this game character ;) . If you will play with friends, buy it. Otherwise i think it isnt worth buying. But i recommend it. ;D
Can't wait 2 play more Payday 2Raggzie | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all Raggzie's reviews »
All of my friends were raving about Payday 2 when it was first released. They didn't want to play any other game because of how fantastic they said it was. Being skeptical, I approached Payday 2 with caution. I had played the original Payday game but I hadn't logged in any more than 10 hours.
When I first played Payday 2, I was hooked. The game felt very different than Payday 1. It was smoother, there were more weapons, and the skill tree felt more in depth. You could really chose how you wanted your character to perform, whether you wanted to be a brute enforcer guns blazing, or a tech savy technician with little turret guns and a nack for explosives, or a ghost, completely invisible to the people around you enabling you to stealth your way to success without ever having to face any real danger.
The possibilities on how you choose to play are endless. There are multiple ways of completing a task, and it takes real team involvement if you want to succeed. Even the most mundane missions could be turned into action pact shootouts between your friends and the police.
The small amount of familiarity, such as the special enemies from Payday that transferred into Payday 2 was a nice touch, adding a little bit of nostalgia for the Payday fans.
The freedom you have over your load out, including the through customization of your weapons gives the player an even more in depth connection to the role you assume. Whether you are a ghost with a suppressed weapon, or an enforcer with a shotgun blasting away faces, you have the power to play the game however you want. And that's really cool.
GREAT GAME! STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!iFLIP07 | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all iFLIP07's reviews »
Payday 2 is FAR WAY BETTER than the first one. The graphics and mechanics have greatly improved! Its got tons of cool new features as well. Easier equipment unlocks, tons of weapons available for purchase, weapons can be customized(ex. silencers, sights, barrels, mags, etc.), you can even customize your own masks now(ex. mask types, material types, patterns, and colors).
There is just so much stuff you can do, You also have your own safe house where you can do tutorials and have your own money vault just to show off what you've accomplished.
There's also way more missions now! More than twice of the original one. I don't think I can name everything that improved in this game, everything improved. Even the gameplay itself got way better. Like stealth for example, it is now a HUGE part of this game. You might not be able to shoot cops but the rewards will be a lot better and in my opinion, it takes more skill to do a perfect stealth than shooting cops in any difficulty.
100% recommended! Even funner to play with your friends; you'll be able to communicate better (you still can with other players) specially on stealth. PLEASE BUY THIS GAME! You won't regret it.
Bring your friends along for the ride..Trinum | Oct. 23, 2013 | See all Trinum's reviews »
Sound: I feel that exceedingly few games have good sound assets for their guns; but in Payday, everything sounds excellent. When you shoot at a cop, you really feel like the gun on your screen is firing with a lot of power and force. And I personally love the music that this game has to offer; nothing gets you pumped for a coming fight like the hectic beats present here. Gameplay: Payday is a bit lacking in heist variety; you will spend a lot of your time defending a safe as it drills away, or moving a bag from point A to point B. This gets a little tiring after a while, but the great fun you and your friends will have from the many shootouts that will come your way more than makes up for it. This game has a fair amount of enemy diversity. What difficulty you're on and how long a heist has been going on for will determine what types of enemies you are paired up against; the harder modes will have you fighting SWAT units with full frontal body armor and a bad attitude, forcing you to go mostly for headshots. And similar to games Like Left 4 Dead or Killing Floor, there are special enemies who show up every so often to ruin your day. From units who will taze you, to shotgun wielding units who are almost completely impervious to damage, forcing you and your team to focus him down before he takes you all out. Replayability: Unfortunately, Payday does not have very many heists as of yet, nor does it have the community workshop; which means that before long you will have played every single heist to death. On the brighter side, Overkill is updating this game at a fairly quick pace. In the future we will certainly see more heists, and possibly workshop support, which would bolster this game's replayability significantly. So even though I don't play this as much as I did when I first got it, I'm still very anxious to see what future this game holds. Summary: Very satisfying gameplay, a bit lacking in heists and heist variety.
Great co-op heist shooterpatrunic | Oct. 22, 2013 | See all patrunic's reviews »
Payday 2 is a great improvement over the first iteration, especially by making the co-op element more meaningful in each person playing a key role in pulling off the successful heist. Even when playing online people tend to get along which adds to the games appeal. Definitely worth picking up.
a excellent gamegamerboy159 | Oct. 18, 2013 | See all gamerboy159's reviews »
In payday 2 you play as the usual characters ,but brought to a whole new level of customization options and has an ok replay value but i cant go with out saying it takes a mid range pc to play on medium graphics which is pretty good however it is excellent and can get repetitive unless your with friends cause once you hit 55 it gets old but there is still DLC that can happen in the future.
AmazingNikuelTrasgu | Oct. 16, 2013 | See all NikuelTrasgu's reviews »
Honestly, this game is pure gem, i haven't played the first one but i had just tons of fun on this one! You'd better play with some people you know to it's a really good deal to get the 4 pack. The downside is that the game is so badly optimized! I mean graphics aren't that fabulous and the ressources needed to run it are by far higher the ones that are in a Xbox 360 where it runs flawessly. It leaves a feeling of unfinished game, or beta game. except that, it does worth every penny i paid!
Similar to the original Payday, just improved much moreHighlander9782 | Oct. 16, 2013 | See all Highlander9782's reviews »
If you're a fan of the original Payday then you'll love this sequel. The graphics have been improved, the AI is better and do different things based on the scenario and the missions are much more complex and interesting. You can complete missions using stealth which is a great alternative to going out guns blazing. Doing missions with your friends is a blast cause one of them can get greedy and try to go for more money and make the mission become a nightmare with the police trying to stop you. Great game for a great price.
Extremely fun, if played in co-opJetShredz | Oct. 13, 2013 | See all JetShredz's reviews »
PAYDAY 2, the game where you and 3 friends can play as bank robbers and.. Well.. Rob banks and stores. The game is amazing, if you play it with friends. In single player, the bots are some of the worst AI imaginable. They cannot pick up loot, meaning you have to make trips back INTO the cops and swat teams trying to kill you. Not to mention they just stand there most of the time.
Now, to co-op. Without a doubt, it is one of the best games I have played on Steam with friends. If you have friends that own this game, buy it. You will not be disappointed.
Good fun, Good Valuesohma | Oct. 12, 2013 | See all sohma's reviews »
I enjoyed Payday 1 very much and spent good times with friends playing it. If you were to compare Payday 2 to the original, I would say the character customization is greatly improved but some missions are give and take. There are some missing dynamics they left out of the original missions. While the missions have some randomization to them.. they just seem a bit more simplistic in Payday 2. Still, It's great fun and challenging. You'll get your moneys worth.
Better with Friendsspongengebob | Oct. 12, 2013 | See all spongengebob's reviews »
Its an really good game but i prefer to play with 2 or 3 friends. Then it's much easier to coordinate the heist. If you play alone it's easier to shoot than to make the job stealth. I have often problems to play because the connections get lost. I don't know why I have this problem but i can say without that the game is awesome!
Really nicenAKAZZ | Oct. 12, 2013 | See all nAKAZZ's reviews »
Like a true pro crime, you can prepare your breaks for long minutes with your pals to play discreet and never being detected. We are not far from a stealth game. But when things do not go as planned, you have before you a action game. The addition of randomness in each level can be varied situations, as for many accessories or specializations PayDay 2 has everything that is required of a AAA ... But it is much cheaper!
Amazing Co Op Heistin'Rawnblade1213 | Oct. 8, 2013 | See all Rawnblade1213's reviews »
An excellent, addictive co-op bank robbing and objective doing shooter best played with a good group. Some heists are possible to complete stealthily, which is often difficult but very satisfying. Even the public games I've joined have been mostly successful, except the games where the host only wants to farm for cards (how you get mods and masks). What’s the point of doing a repetitive task over and over again just to get stuff you’re never gonna use? This breaks the game and turns what should be a pulse pounding action sequence into a repetitive grind.
The heists are set to an ass kicking soundtrack that'll have you bobbing your head while causing mass mayhem. The loot system has been criticized for its randomized nature, but isn't this how all RPGs drop loot? The card system actually makes me super excited every time, kind of like a compulsive gambler. The game also has strong RPG elements, with 4 different skill trees that offer very different attributes and advantages, which can be spec'ed into interesting builds. This shit is super fun, would definitely be playing for a long, long time.
Tactical 4 player Co-op gameDManVI | Oct. 5, 2013 | See all DManVI's reviews »
This game is best enjoyed with friends. There are AI if you want to play alone but they are pretty much useless when it comes to anything but shooting.
Joining a random group of players in Crime.net can be just as enjoyable as playing with your friends. You can communicate with voice if you have a microphone so if everyone talks the same language you shouldnt have a problem co-operating.
There is alot of versatility in your characters setup. There are 4 skill trees to upgrade to your liking. Mastermind is for the smooth talker, who wants to control crowds and make enemies surrender. Enforcer is for the guns blazing kind of guys. Technician can give you turrets or C4. And last, but not least, Ghost which makes you really stealthy.
Using a mix of these skill trees can make your playstyle very personal.
Great gamefenetic | Oct. 3, 2013 | See all fenetic's reviews »
Payday 2 is a great improvement over the original Payday. All the game mechanics have been fleshed out, with more class specialization and abilities to use throughout missions. The graphics are solid and the soundtrack is just as amazing as the original's. Additionally, Payday 2 has a slick new interface that is visually appealing and easy to navigate. The maps are smaller this time around, but this is balanced by the map randomizing feature, which has a lot more power in Payday 2 and can completely change how you will go about doing a mission. However, I don't like the new randomized missions because you can't immediately select the mission and difficulty bundle you want. Payday 2 is well polished and worth your time.
Awesome Coop Gamenazgulowen | Oct. 1, 2013 | See all nazgulowen's reviews »
PAYDAY is a good game for the gamers that have the chance to play as a criminal. It's totally coop (4 players) althought you can play as solo. The missions are like Left 4 Dead 2 but there are not zombies but there are police and SWAT. Your destiny is to rob banks, jewel shop, shopping mall, etc. avoiding the police.
The customization is for: Skills, Masks and Weapons, doing your criminal totally different. Finishing a mission, you get a present: Money or Customization Item. Each mission is totally random because there are dynamic scenarios. Play it your way because you can do it as stealthy as assault.
You get a safe house to practice your weapons and skills before of the mission.
Extremely funXillion | Sept. 27, 2013 | See all Xillion's reviews »
Payday 2 brings a really big improvement on payday 1. There are more missions and is graphically impressive. What really makes the game fun is the co-op. You and your friends can perform heists which makes the game 100x time more fun. For 30$, the game is absolutely worth it. Just be warned that this game is not fun playing alone.
Not so fun for Soloker0ppi | Sept. 27, 2013 | See all ker0ppi's reviews »
As someone who doesn't have a lot of friends to play with I tend to find this game not as fun as other people. Although there is the online multiplayer, there tends to be a lack of teamwork. Also I don't think that games does that well in helping new people get into the game. The game mechanics are very well implemented and has lots of potential for group play. The AI isn't good enough for a single player to have fun in the offline mode which makes this game only good playing with other human players, but I feel that restricts the players too much.
Very nice gameSirEagle | Sept. 27, 2013 | See all SirEagle's reviews »
Payday 2 is very good sequel of the original game Payday. When I first time played this part a couldn't stop for 6 hours straight. Very good game, awesome graphics, lots of thinking and teamwork. Without teamwork you it's very hard to complete this game. I think this one of the best games that are recently released. Graphics are very nice, gameplay is awesome, story is very good. Recommending this game to everyone who likes good FPS games or just want to play some co-op with friends.
Amazing co-op game!manu981 | Sept. 25, 2013 | See all manu981's reviews »
As the title says, the game is amazing primarily for the co-op part of it, bot AI is way too weak to carry out a heist. The plus point about the co-op is that, frequent randomization of the security, which always keeps you on your nerves, and the lengthy firefights. Maps can be confusing at times, some discrepancies in graphics and game-play do exist. A challenging game!
Co-op funPainmace | Sept. 22, 2013 | See all Painmace's reviews »
Payday 2 playes fine, it got low requirements but still acceptable graphics. Its very team/co-op focused and you do much better when you can communicate with your team, the skill system requires that you have 3 friends with a different skill tree tho sometimes its better with 2 of the same skill tree depending on the mission.
The missions are few and very repetitive and can get boring fast. Gun sounds and sounds in general are good. Animations are good and I haven't had any problems with'em. Starting the game (being new) makes it very slow since the good exp and cash often requires a full team of experienced players.
Great game to play with friends!cdmichaelb | Sept. 22, 2013 | See all cdmichaelb's reviews »
To get the most out of this game, you need to have a group that has diversified it's skills, so it's best to play with a group of friends.
Despite the fact that there are a limited number of heists the game maintains it's replay value by randomizing each encounter and randomizing the assault waves. Additionally you can attempt to stealth missions which if successful are very rewarding.
Crime pays!Asrafil | Sept. 19, 2013 | See all Asrafil's reviews »
For those that played Payday 1, this sequel upgrades the good things about it while maintaining some of the bad ones but if you liked it and your friends will play with you it's a guaranteed buy. If you didn't play Payday 2 or you didn't like it, you should give this game a try when it's on sale and if you have friends to play it with you because the AI is a disaster.
Great game with replay value. Altough!felixdahlqvist | Sept. 12, 2013 | See all felixdahlqvist's reviews »
This game has a really good replay value, it invites to play the same mission over and over. The map changes, guards are different, cameras move. Its fun to level your character and chosing talents that are well done. Weapons are balanced and the mask customization makes you unique between everybody else. But playing it solo makes it very hard to go up in difficulty. The bots wont carry stuff and are quite stupid on alla difficulties. Get some friends and this game will be a blast!
Great with friends.MrScavenge | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all MrScavenge's reviews »
As the title suggests it's a great game to play with friends but not solo. the games AI partners are incapable to use or complete objectives making it a pain to complete any mission on solo.
his game's gun customization, "pick-a-card" system and economy system is great and this game greatly surpasses the Epic game that was the first Payday.
Heisting at its finestAlcatraz_Inmate | Sept. 10, 2013 | See all Alcatraz_Inmate's reviews »
Payday 2 is a multiplayer co-op focused experienced shooter that delivers with all its hype. This truly is heisting at its finest. Something that may be a let down to fans of the previous Payday title is that some of the characters are not the ones you played in the previous game. Hoxton is not the british hoxton from Payday the Heist, and Chains is different as well. If you can ignore minor things like that and focus on the gameplay, which is indeed very solid, you will get quite a bit of enjoyment out of this game. The game throws random events at you which offer tons of replayability to a heist you may THINK you know everything about. The pacing is just right and the action is intense. There is a new class system in place where you can upgrade your criminal as you see fit, If you want to be the bug gunner that holds back swat forces like a tank, invest in the enforcer tree, if you feel like being the guy who can get in and out of a job undetected, invest in the ghost tree. This is a fantastic game and it is worth EVERY penny. Get it and I'll be seeing you in crimenet.
Co-op focusediBoom3RxX | Sept. 9, 2013 | See all iBoom3RxX's reviews »
Payday 2 has been much more improved compared to the first game. There are a lot more things to do. Compared to the first one, now you can do most missions stealthily, which gives a different experience than going in guns blazing. The game is too much co-op focused to the point where if you play with AIs they wont help you in any way or shape other than shooting, they cant carry bags, put equipment, or tie hostages. The game is fun at first but after you do all the mission a couple of times it would start getting less interesting. The game limits you to have a limited amount of weapons and masks, where you cant collect all the weapons or buy all masks, you have to sell the least items you use to get free slots. Collecting money starts getting useless cause of the limitation, where you get to keep your weapons and masks that you use most and stop buying anything else. The game overall is a great experience with friends.
Earning a Payday, it's the American Dream!CrimsonWizard | Sept. 8, 2013 | See all CrimsonWizard's reviews »
Ever wanted to play the bad guy? Are you a fan of crime movies like Reservoir Dogs? Or hell, do you want a shooting game that isn't about war, space, or zombies? Then Payday 2 gladly delivers and then some!
Payday 1 was a fun shooting game that gave us a taste of being in the action of a heist movie or story, while reapplying some of Left 4 Dead's mechanics to change the zombies into an aggressively suicidal police force. While the sequel keeps the overall foundation established, it also strives to improve on the formula and also share more little touches to each level in Payday 2.
What does that mean? Well, for starters, if you were to choose the same heist twice, you'll find that several factors may have changed. More or less security guards and cameras may be posted, new openings and doors may be available or be closed off to you, and most importantly, your goal's location and escape route can be shifted around the map. With the sequel's expanded number of available heist, the possibilities are nearly endless. While your ability to be stealthy or swift has a factor in how a heist may play out, sometimes good old fashioned luck may bless you or throw a wrench into your plan, just like on the silver screen.
Even when stealth fails or you're forced to brute force your way to a goal, the game is kind enough to give you a richer variety of skills and modifiable weaponry to fight the hefty police assaults. Unlike Payday 1's level system that rewarded experience through completing challenges and offered only four linear skill paths, Payday 2 gives experience and cash based on completing the heist itself and lets you earn skill points per level to buy into abilities you want and build up a class' tiers. You're welcome to mix and match as you like as long as you have the points and cash. The new system still lends itself well to people who like to be a jack of all trades, but also works for those who just want to specialize in one class. Hence, you're not just locked down to being a pure medic with Mastermind, you can also be a stealthy Ghost who can also make security surrender, or a heavy armored Enforcer who doubles as a Technician with drills.
On top of all the mechanics however, a game needs a good setting to paint over all the variables and Payday 2 delivers. While I would have liked to see a few more of D.C.'s iconic locations, I appreciate the better variety of environments in the game and look forward to what they give us in future DLC. Sound and music design are excellent, doing a good job of getting you in the mood whether it's the soft stealth or casing themes or the action packed assault tunes that build up until the police burst in. Most of the original voice actors return as well for the sequel with our four money hungry robbers returning under the enigmatic Bain who now runs Crime.net, a service for criminals to find various contacts for big jobs, or to just find vulnerable banks and jewelry stores to break open for a quick Payday. There isn't much story beyond that, but the characters have fun in their roles and help get you into action fast. On the plus side, the game also features mask crafting, allowing you to take the occasional materials you win after a heist and customize your favored criminal how you want.
In a way, your mask acts as your avatar for the game's fantastic multiplayer. With everyone's special abilities complimenting each other, it's clear Payday 2 was designed for and works best as a co-operative game and is wonderful for a group of friends.
However, that also brings me to my few problems with the game, mainly the single player. Why? For starters, the friendly A.I. is rather dumb and half the time will charge out into heavy gunfire only to fall in a terrible location that would be suicide to reach and help it. You're also limited to only two friendly A.I. instead of three, denying you a full team if you wish for a round of offline fun. Add on the fact that they can't carry equipment, nor loot, and single player just feels like a chore compared to multiplayer.
However, if you go in realizing that this was meant for multiplayer, you're going to have a great time. Despite the lower price, you're getting triple A quality out of this game. The developers clearly wanted to expand on what they did with Payday 1 and succeeded, giving shooters a nice change of pace. With their active updates, news posts for the community, and the promised DLC missions to come, I see Payday 2 as a very lively game and I look forward to how it grows over time. If you loved other shooting games with RPG elements like Borderlands 2, then this is a must buy.
The gang is backrunnerx | Sept. 7, 2013 | See all runnerx's reviews »
Oh boy i sure put a lot of hours into this. Considerable amount since i played the first one less then 20 hours in total. But now it's time to analyze it in more detail. So what you have now it's the gang returning for a sequel. New heists, new weapons+mods, customizable masks, talent trees and a new lobby system called crime.net. Sounds like a big change compared to the original which was considered more of a Left 4 Dead 2 clone. But is it? The thing about Payday 2 is that it had a lot of ideas to implement for the sequel and as a result most of them feel unfinished. The crime.net introduction was i supposed a way for people to try more maps instead of just farming on the popular ones which tends to happen to a lot of multiplayer games( the original payday no exception). But the fact is people still want to play certain maps because there either easier or take less time to complete. You also have maps appearing on crime.net with different difficulty settings(you can't set the difficulty level) which is another point lost. The weapon variety is not big, at lvl 40 you have access to everything. The weapon modding was intended to add more value and it does, you do have a lot of mods available per weapon ..but how do you get mods? Here is the kick in the teeth.. After each completed heist you get your exp and cash and after you get a choice between 3 cards which can be either cash, weapon mods or masks/masks customization materials such as paint patterns etc. Sounds fun but this random dropping system means you can wait ages for a specific weapon mod to your favorite weapon not to mention wait for a decent color paint for your mask. My God you make millions from a single heist and yet your character can't afford to buy some cheap paint for his mask. The stealth aspect of the game. The original didn't have one so this was a big highlight of the sequel. You can do heists entirely stealthy. But it's poorly implemented. More so there is absolutely little reason to waste time to stealth any kind of map(no reward except personal pride maybe). It's far easier for everyone to go in guns blazing kill everyone then blow the vaults with c4 or lockpick. On the technical side of things the game does look better then it's predecessor. Connection to multiplayer, personally i didn't have any problems but i do have friends who experienced problems such as an inability to host or connect to others games and the threads on this topic means it's a big issue. Which brings us to single player. The game does feature an offline crime.net. The problem is your AI companions are literally brain dead. They do nothing other then shoot cops and ress you. They can't do nothing useful to help pull off a heist. They can't lockpick, place c4, they can't even pick up a bag of cash meaning that you're stuck doing everything. It's definitely not a game to play in single player, it's not a bug free experience for most yet(though the game is being improved each day). It surpasses the original in some things but not overall do to it's unfinished nature. Maybe with a couple of patches all will change. My overall conclusion is it's worth buying to play with friends and not that expensive. But if you want single player games stay away from this.
new co-op experiancekapamaru91 | Sept. 3, 2013 | See all kapamaru91's reviews »
An excellence game for funny time with a lot of action but also sthelth options . it may be a little buggy at the moment but they are already fixing them and adding new content . a must have game with value for money over 100%
Great Game, Even Better With Friends, Shoddy GamemakingCastleX | Sept. 2, 2013 | See all CastleX's reviews »
While the game is fun, its better when you have a group of people you know to play it with. Communication and cooperation is a key aspect, and your actual friends bring more to the table than a random group of people on the internet. That said, there are still people out there on the interwebs that are great to play with, I've added ~5 people to my friends list from Payday 2. They're just hard to come by. As far as gamemaking, its pretty bad at the moment. Their filters do not work at all. You pretty much just have to wait and hope that what you're looking for shows up. Would be nice to be able to create a custom game in which you could select the specific heist and difficulty level. Other than that the gameplay is fun.
Amazing game (if you like making friends)alphadogv | Sept. 1, 2013 | See all alphadogv's reviews »
This game was pretty amazing, definitely a massive improvement on the first, which itself was quite a great game. The gun play is very smooth and well done, providing many many options (though not enough single shot weapons). The difficulties scale pretty fast , and the learning curve can be steep at times, but if you have a good group of friends to play with you're in for a lot of fun. Team play is integral to the game so if you aren't a team player then maybe this might not be the best game for you. despite the " run and gun" way the game is portrayed a -lot- of the fun comes from trying to make a stealth run through of many many heists. My only gripe about it is that one bad team mate can drag you down pretty quick, but thats not the games fault.
Amazing game to co-op withDanJamesStone12 | Aug. 30, 2013 | See all DanJamesStone12's reviews »
Payday 2 is an absolutely gorgeous, well engineered game. Although there are a few glitches, the devs work very hard to fix them. I would recommend that you play with real friends as your team AI is somewhat terrible.
However, I cannot stress enough how good this game is, I absolutely love it!
Amazing gamesdtk026 | Aug. 29, 2013 | See all dtk026's reviews »
I had tried the first Payday game when it was on sale quite a few months ago, and wasn't very impressed with it, so when Payday 2 was announced, I mostly ignored it. That changed when I received a Beta invite for owning a copy of the first game on Steam. I had a few friends playing it, so I was willing to download and try the Beta. It was very fun, so I decided to buy the full game the day of release. Technically, the game is good, it's not the best looking game of the year, there are some sound related bugs and the occasional network issue, but none of these happen often enough to really be an issue.
When playing with 3 other people, the game is extremely fun, not so much when playing with bots or when playing with the occasional troll or cheater. But, that is to be expected in most co-op games. If you're willing to play this game, I suggest getting at least a couple of your friends to do the same.
Content-wise, the game feels great for the first 50 levels or so, the next 50 feel like a chore, no new heists (as far as I know, level 60 at the moment), and leveling takes quite a while by then. Grinding fast heists is pretty much your only option, which gets repetitive fast.
Overall, if you have some friends playing this, go and get it, you won't regret it. Otherwise, it's still a good game, but you are likely to enjoy it quite a bit less.
Game of the Summerdemino | Aug. 29, 2013 | See all demino's reviews »
This sequal to the first game is amazing! It's amazing new features make it more fantastic than the first. The amount of guns and equipment to choose from and the ability to customize your arsenal and even your mask. The skill tree in this game is also improved with 4 new trees and plenty of awesome skills to use for your heists. Amount of missions and types of ways you can choose to finish you heist is up to you. It is an amazing co-op game and i would highly recommended it.
Fun!spartanss300 | Aug. 28, 2013 | See all spartanss300's reviews »
I got this game the day it came out and it is great! Aside from a few bugs in the beginning (all have been fixed) this game is flawless. Great co-op. The guns look and feel great. The customization is neat. You can unlock masks and customize them with materials, colors, and patterns. Levels are fun and intuitive. You can either go guns ablazin or try and be super sneaky. Great Game.
Character growth in a coop shooterxutech | Aug. 27, 2013 | See all xutech's reviews »
What do you want to do today? Rob a bank, hustle protection money, steal guns or rare paintings? This game is a hella fun crime simulator. You make a crew of 4, each with your own flexible skill trees and gear, you plan a heist and you carry it out, loud or stealthy. This game is fun, not just for times you carry off a perfect theft, but also for the missions where everything goes wrong and you have to shoot your way out.
If you like online shooting games, this one is for you, because you get to build your skills and equipment over the long term.
A great sequel to a great gameCyberspyXD | Aug. 26, 2013 | See all CyberspyXD's reviews »
I got this the day after it came out and it is still loads of fun grab 3 friends and enjoy! It has a perfect mix of RPG skill trees (Mastermind, Enforcer, Tech, Ghost) and lots well thought out heists. You can stealth or go in loud its your choice. The only con is the stealth is a bit buggy and some game missions are impossible on solo or higher difficulty for some missions also the AI does not carry bags making solo even harder you have been warned.
Very Nice Game but a flawed completionbabamba2 | Aug. 24, 2013 | See all babamba2's reviews »
from 1 to 2 there are many funtions appeared to play more for coop, but too overly thought only coop also there are so many flaws in the game. first, AIs (especially allied ai) are all too cripple and dont use their computed brain. they only shoots cops sticking to me. this makes single-player boring second, Mallcrasher, which object is break all the worthies, have no worthy except the windows,jewerly and money in a safe. there is supercar at second floor but it have no worthy.,
if you are not single-player , this game gives you a lot fun so i recommended this game to blast all your worries but i cant give good review because of existing crippled ai
Great time killerRaTcHeT302 | Aug. 22, 2013 | See all RaTcHeT302's reviews »
Thanks to the huge variety of new masks, heists, revamped gunplay and such Payday 2 has to be one of the most fun coop games I have ever played, the gameplay itself being much more varied, you can pick how you'll approach the different heists instead of being limited to one single choice. The game went for an RPG level up system, players being able to level up wich will grant them more skill points to spend on four different classes and so on.
Payday is a game wich must be played with other players though, as the local singleplayer bots are fairly rudimentary and were mostly added as a filler, players can still go solo but certain heists might be too difficult to complete alone, the game itself generaly rewarding players which play as a group.
One huge flaw has to be Crime.net, a randomized mission system wich is supposed to make players feel more immersed, Crime.net itself being quite an annoyance instead, players might have a difficult time finding their favourite heist on the map. Some high tier enemies also tend to be somewhat bulletproof wich can be quite a hassle at the highest difficulty levels.
There's also a new stealth mechanic but I won't go too in depth with it.
Anyway, the game itself doesn't feel like a "Left 4 Dead" mod anymore and it actualy manages to stand on it's own, thanks to the new gameplay. It's a must have for avid co op fans!
Great co-op experiencenunch | Aug. 21, 2013 | See all nunch's reviews »
The game is most fun while playing in co-op although it is also possible to play by yourself with 2 AI bots,the AI is almost useless except for reviving. Even though robbing a store by yourself without getting noticed gives a great sense of accomplishment it is definitely not the way the developers want the game to be played.
+Support for voice chat +Customization to make your character "feel unique" +More free content will be added -The game in some bits feels rushed -DLC announced before the game was released
A Fantastic SequelDomEReapeR | Aug. 21, 2013 | See all DomEReapeR's reviews »
Payday 2 is a great sequel to a great game, with promising future features on the way, like decorating your safehouse and added missions/masks.
Let's start with that, one thing they added to Payday 2 was mask customization, once you recieve your payday (Random mask item/mod/extra money) you have a chance of getting a new mask, patterns or colours, which gives your character a bit of your own personality.
Lots of new weapons with customizable mods, lets you create the weapon of your dreams, whether you want a loud surpressing shotgun or a quiet stealthy pistol. An inventory so you can have 9 of each type of weapon stashed depending on what mission you'll be playing.
Every mission can be stealthed in this game, every mission can also be played by running in guns-blazing. It's all up to you.
The new day system adds more length to some missions, and thus a higher payday, which is really fun.
You get experience and level up after each mission, and you can spend your points in 4 different skill trees depending on what gamestyle you prefer.
All in all I absolutely adore this game, and I can't wait for them to add more content, hopefully in free updates.
Awesome game to play with palsVivienC | Aug. 21, 2013 | See all VivienC's reviews »
And when I say it's a great game to play with friends, I mean it. If your friends aren't into it, personally, I'm not so sure how much you'd enjoy it but who knows, some people prefer playing with randoms. You can complete the missions whichever way you want and it's a thoroughly enjoyable game because of that. Just make sure you don't have an Intel graphics card and your rig's compatible with the game because quite a few people were upset about that after purchasing it.
Great!spiken0 | Aug. 20, 2013 | See all spiken0's reviews »
If you enjoyed Payday 1 at all then you'll love this game. 505 Games has improved on literally every component of the game. The most dramatic improvements are to the variation in missions, character progression, and shooting mechanics. There's plenty of depth to the cooperative gameplay and the way missions are tackled with different equipment and tactics. Buy this game, it's one of the best sequels I've seen in a long time.
Really fun!mokroprase | Aug. 20, 2013 | See all mokroprase's reviews »
This is a sequel to payday the heist and is a huge improvement over the original game. One of the major improvements of this game is that you can complete almost every single one of the missions using you own play style, you can either go in guns blazing and storm the levels or you can use a stealthier approach and sneak around taking the loot you need without starting a firefight. The game also has a good mission select screen, the game calls it crime.net. In this screen you can see which missions have the best payout and the individual missions difficulty. However the major downside to this is that it doesn't always display the mission you want to play making you wait. Overall it is a great game and is worth the buy.
Greatidobadbymyselfi | Aug. 20, 2013 | See all idobadbymyselfi's reviews »
I got this game the day it came out and it is great! Aside from a few bugs in the beginning (all have been fixed) this game is flawless. Great co-op. The guns look and feel great. The customization is neat. You can unlock masks and customize them with materials, colors, and patterns. Levels are fun and intuitive. You can either go guns ablazin or try and be super sneaky. Great Game.
Very fun gamecrazywink | Aug. 19, 2013 | See all crazywink's reviews »
This game is very fun to play and always rewarding. I definitely love the improvements that they've made since the first one and I hope they will continue to add content! :)
Brilliant!TheBeastF9 | Aug. 19, 2013 | See all TheBeastF9's reviews »
This is a brilliant game and doesn't get boring after a while. I've played about 11 missions now and not boring at all BUT! I am getting a lot of lag I've checked my internet and my graphics settings and it still lags but apart from that its a brilliant game!
Brilliantcourtingpsycho | Aug. 19, 2013 | See all courtingpsycho's reviews »
If you want a game that you can rob stuff and earn money in while thinking of strats to complete the job then payday 2 is for you.
No matter your play style there is a job for you, whether you want to stealth a jewelry store and complete it without even getting noticed or create meth and fight off waves of cops in a huge gun fight.
Payday 2 comes very close to being a 100% game apart from some minor game bugs that some may say break it but thats just some teething issues that are getting fixed as i do this so if you dont mind a slight bug here and there for now then jump right in
Fun, pure co-op game but seemingly unfinishedhixxsafc | Aug. 19, 2013 | See all hixxsafc's reviews »
I never played the original but decided to give this a go as a few friends had been enjoying the beta so I wanted to join in. When you start out the game really just lets you find your own way and you will take an hour or three to get to grips with the game. Your first port of call will be the fairly horrible mission select screen (aka Crime.net) which gives a random selection of missions and difficulties (of which there are 4: normal, hard, very hard and overkill; rewards of XP and cash are multiplied depending on which you select) scattered across a map of a city. If you are playing solely with friends you can pull up a filter that will hide lobbies that are occupied but then you are still hoping the game the game shows the map and difficulty you want to play. There will be times where you are waiting over 10 minutes to get the level you want. There are also Pro Jobs which are one-shot attempts at a level which can make the Crime.net interface even more tedious.
Once you finally get into a game, hopefully with a full squad of 4 friends or randoms as the teammate AI is horrendous, you will either be in casing mode where you can move around without causing too much suspicion or, in a few missions, you will be masked up and won't be able to survey the area. You can usually play a mission stealthily but not always and your squad and their skill trees will help decide how you plan out your heists or assaults. Are you going to rush in to the Jewelry Store, stick down some electronic jammers and be back to the getaway van before the police are called or are you going to storm a bank and fortify it while you drill into the vault? Or maybe the other way round, silently thin the guard ranks while finding the key card to render the cameras moot so you can storm the bank without raising the alarm and thus minimal bloodshed? Up to you, though both approaches have their bonuses and drawbacks.
The aim of the game is of course to get as much loot as possible before you are overwhelmed by hordes of police once you are spotted. The amount of loot you get dictates your spending cash which can buy you weapons, contribute to skill ups and new masks. The mission difficulty seems to add a multiplier to the cash reward and XP reward and in fairly typical fashion, weapon unlocks, skill points and customization items such as masks are tied to your level of which there are 100. At the end of each mission you also get to select a card which will give you a random reward such as more cash, a weapon mod or a mask template or skin etc.
The skill trees are broken up in to 4 classes: Mastermind, Enforcer, Technician and Ghost. Masterminds come with a medic bag and are more about getting civilians and enemies to... co-operate, shall we say. Enforcers are as you'd expect: all about taking damage, dishing it out and getting access to ammo bags and a saw which will let you get into ATMs and deposit boxes much quicker at the expense of being very loud. Technicians bring the boom with tripmines and sentry guns while being more adept with tools such as the drill. Ghost is the stealth class, allowing access to a jammer and makes you more agile as you move down the tree and faster lockpicking. You can max out two and a half trees I believe when you have hit level 100. A good squad will have one of each archetype.
The gameplay itself is good fun - the shooting very solid, though some enemies are real bullet sponges. The guys in bomb suits and shotguns are a definite 'holy crap, run away' moment and the game isn't afraid to abuse them on higher difficulties. A typical mission will have you spend a few minutes casing, snuffing any guards you can silently before moving in and doing what you can before the police are alerted. You'll face fodder early responce before SWAT storms in and assaults you in moments reminiscent of Left 4 Dead hordes attacking you, only with guns, which can be intense. You will pack your loot while fending them off, waiting for the van to arrive and the assault to end before making your way, loot in hand, to the van. Some missions will be spread over 3 or so days and involve missions where your only objective is to survive for a certain amount of time, or to make a trade with a gang for information.
There is a fair amount of variety to the missions but not enough to support huge play times other co-op PC shooters seem to achieve. You have 6 or 7 levels with 2 or 3 variations on them, sometimes different enough for it to feel fresh, others not so much. This is where the short fall of the game is, there isn't a great deal of content. After 5 or 6 hours you will feel like you've seen it all and will be looking at simply becoming efficient rather than what comes next.
Performance wise the game is largely fine though some levels seem to have my PC really struggling for no apparent reason - the meth lab in Rats will drop to sub-30 frame rates and I can't see any reason why and with Rats being a rather intense mission it can become frustrating.
The devs have promised free - and paid - in the future and the longevity of the game will live and die on how they handle that. With that in mind, it's a good base but definitely needs building on.
Lots of fun with friendsSmindy | Aug. 19, 2013 | See all Smindy's reviews »
After finally buying this game because all of my friends were telling me to, I sat down and managed to play for eight hours on my day off of work. A couple of things stood out to me:
- The AI of your teammates is pretty bad, though sometimes having actual teammates can be even worse
- You'd think it'd get old doing the same jobs over and over again, but at this point it isn't. With the random aspects of each job you take, they manage to feel pretty fresh all the time.
- There is a lot more they can do with the game, and I'm quite interested to see what they're going to do with your offshore account money in the upcoming free DLC
Even though they had to cut a small part of the game out before release, this doesn't feel like an unfinished game. I've only seen one bug and a couple exploits (such as pulling giant bags of guns/drugs/whatever through walls of trucks/warehouses), and they don't really detract at all from the overall feel of the game.
I haven't really paid any attention to the story (and I never played the first one. Not sure if that matters at all) but the jobs each have their own mini-story about them. Not sure if this ties into something bigger or not.
It's fun, especially if you have a lot of people to play with. If you're stuck playing with the AI teammates or random strangers on the internet, it might not be as great.
Fun Co-opConorEngelb | Aug. 19, 2013 | See all ConorEngelb's reviews »
Payday was fun - the feeling of robbing a bank/raiding a hospital with friends was a good one: exciting, adrenaline-filled. Payday 2 improves on everything that made its predecessor great. Better graphics and gameplay mechanics make the game a real pleasure to play, especially the addition of a class system for the player. Best enjoyed in a gang.
Hours of endless funTerrazine | Aug. 19, 2013 | See all Terrazine's reviews »
Perhaps as a random act of interest, I had decided to check out this game of what I had believed to be "Cops and Robbers." I hadn't expected too much of this game due to average reviews of it's predecessor but I was astonished. This game was to be a time burner with friends to pull off a few robberies but never had I been so into such an intense game!
The game is divided up into mission that differentiate in both objective, difficulty, and quite often, frustration. As an example, I will use the first mission, "Jewelry Store." Now this mission is supposed to be a run-of-the-mill break and enter kind of thing. BUT, and that's with all capitals, the mission is far from being bland and vanilla. Number of policemen within and around the store create an environment that may in fact cause a loss due how you the player, interact with them. Maybe you want to stealth kill them, you would have to answer their pager as to why they stopped responding. Maybe the secretary will believe, and then again maybe not. Depending on how you set up and approach each scenario, you may find yourself to be in either an impossibly difficult jam, or the mission will go by quickly and easily.
Say you want to attack head first, guns blazing. Fine, fair enough I understand. Just do not expect the cops to be arriving soon to take kindly to that. If you take your time and drag the process out, less cops will come as the situation may be deemed "easier" to deal with. Less initial violence=less action. This can satisfy all sorts of players from the casual wild shot player to the careful controlling player. Payday 2 really brings out what kind of player you are through how you complete the missions.
Every mission has random starts and vault locations to spice it up. Missions will generally be the same however with the same objective and task but that isn't necessarily bad. How you play the game is entirely up to you and even a simple heist can result in catastrophic gun fights.
The team consists of a random number of people from either the Ghost, Mastermind, Engineer, and Enforcer tech trees. Each tree gives perks for the character depending on what they believe would benefit them more. Always remember though, perhaps you think a ghost as an infiltrator would help a lot, ammo, or rather the lack of, may be the thing that causes you and your team to lose.
Personally I had tons of fun with this game. The missions are exciting and challenging. I never get bored of even the generic bank heist. Odd glitches and bugged civilian AI aren't particularly much to note and maybe a cop's head will stick out of a wall. Nothing game breaking whatsoever. However I must warn that single player is well near impossible due to incompetent friendly AI.
To conclude, and if TL: DR, Payday 2 is a fantastic game and can very well be considered a triple A game. The missions are exciting and keep you peeled to the monitor. Odd glitches and the impossible single player are the only thing keeping me away from granting this a perfect score. Play this game with friends, you wont regret it.
Big,big,big,big funjobs99 | Aug. 18, 2013 | See all jobs99's reviews »
Definitely worth every penny, hours of fun, robbing banks with friends, and even solo style! There are four classes to choose from, everyone is different. I was bored by all my games, but this one is great, and will keep me busy for lots of time. I recommend to pick this game up, along with your friends, so you can play together (it's a better experience in co-op ;))
Great Co-op Heists Promised!felixdenfule | Aug. 17, 2013 | See all felixdenfule's reviews »
This game really is so much fun. It loses a few points due to featuring really awkward AI, but it covers up this flaw by featuring pretty great matchmaking. The netcode is pretty solid, but there are a few errors every now and then when connecting to a game. However, this has no major impact on the general feel of the game. A quick warning is that anyone even moderately comfortable with fps controls will max out this game pretty quickly, but it does not make the game even slightly less fun. The general gameplay feel is very smooth and there are almost no graphical errors. As said, the game is pretty easy to "complete" so anyone that feels that it's too expensive should probably wait for a (minor) sale. Where Payday 2 really shines is how it's one of those co-op games that can be really fun even when played with completely new players, even players that you have never played with before. It's a real multiplayer gem that I would recommend everyone to play at least a few times during their life. It loses a few points due to more or less non-existing singleplayer, even if this was something the developers actually forced in due to community votes. In other words it's a great game that really delivers on what it promises.
Payday 2 - reviewNeapolis47 | Aug. 17, 2013 | See all Neapolis47's reviews »
It is the sequel to a cooperative fps setting out a range of features more or less original - mostly inspired by Left For Dead, the aim is to attack banks with an experienced team, close-knit and well organized. There are four distinct and well-defined classes, which the player can develop at will by distributing skill points earned through experience. it is possible to unlock skill of each branch to their character, however, only one of them can be completed to 100%, pushing consequently the player to specialize in one rather than in another class. In PAYDAY 2, you can play with a stealth approach most of the missions, but have great success with this method requires a meticulous knowledge of the map, a study of very detailed goals and targets - some randomly placed as in the original chapter - and especially a coordination exceptional team. The purchase is highly recommended to anyone who enjoyed the original chapter and those who want to try their hand - in the company - with an original, inspiring and deeply complex, which requires time and dedication to be appreciated in all its many and varied facets.
Highly entertaining!!!Oblaque | Aug. 17, 2013 | See all Oblaque's reviews »
This is a much improved game from PayDay the Heist. The graphics to the mechanics to the AI all a big improvement from the original. PayDay 2 has a lot of the same looks and feels so you don't loose what you missed from PayDay. There is still some improvements like making a party in the main menu with friends or being able to beat a level after so many tries.
If your looking for a fun shooter with different ways to play this is the game for you. It has its perks, as-well many draw backs. But its still a fun game to mess with friends in some challenges.
Quality Pricejean8mathieu | Aug. 17, 2013 | See all jean8mathieu's reviews »
This is the best game with coop that I ever had. If you want a game with coop that's the best game you can get on the market at this price.
You get a really good FPS game for 30$. You won't regret it!
Damn GoodBimbis | Aug. 17, 2013 | See all Bimbis's reviews »
My friends and I purchased this because we loved the first one, but this one added so much more. This is definitely worth the $30.
Re playable and Enjoyable!Roydo | Aug. 17, 2013 | See all Roydo's reviews »
I admit that the first game was actually kinda bad in my tastes but this sequel did everything right! when i got in beta i was hooked! the maps provide such an enjoyable experience especially when its a map you have not seen before. this game keeps you hooked with all the unlockables, masks, skills, and fun with friends! and if your into difficulty no worries try stealthing some maps on lvl pro extremely hard! but rewarding. its super easy to get money and tedious unlocking mods or masks you want but all the more fun! this game though requires good teamwork if you dont you will fail so its easy to pass the blame on a teammate who does not stick with the team. the skill classes are just genius! great fun with other people who can do advanced thing like c4 or making a cop your ally everyone is different and you are able to customize you guns u buy with the mods u randomly unlock. thats probably my biggest problem the random unlocks im lvl 37 now and i only unlocked 2 masks and 3 mods for a weapon i actually use but hey thats it everything else is just hands down great and fun!
Payday is backwolferatus | Aug. 16, 2013 | See all wolferatus's reviews »
If you love Payday 1 than you will love Payday 2. Its so fun to play that game Online with friends or other players you don`t know. Gameplay has a nice graphic, story is easy to understand and there are many locations where you can do your job and earn money. And thats not all, if you complete a mission you can drope special items like masks, weapons, money and a lot of other thinks. Buy it if you love games like this ;)
Good Vibes in the beta, certainly continued in the final releasebeatstar | Aug. 15, 2013 | See all beatstar's reviews »
[GMG Mods: A repost from with The Global Marketeer, my blog, with minor edits for content.]
After being gifted a beta copy of this game by a friend, I was eager to play a game from the PAYDAY series for the first time, even if it was the second one.
With a “free” game in my Steam library (at least, until the final game is released) I decided to evaluate PAYDAY 2 as the game that very well might have struck gold.
Following the tradition of its predecessor, which in turn took inspiration from the Left 4 Dead series, PAYDAY 2 is a game where you complete heists in a four-man entourage. In the game modes I’ve experienced, these heists include: holding up a jewelry store, robbing a bank, and cooking crystal meth for a drug lord. These missions and heists seem varied, but all of them revolve around the almighty dollar, and they also (for the most part) rely on skills such as crowd control, intuition, and markmanship. To get through a vault, for example, one must drill through while holding down the perimeter from police armed with shields and tasers. Often, your equipment might break midway through the drilling and it’s up to you or your teammates to fix it.
The dynamics of these missions are pretty remarkable, even if they aren’t necessarily groundbreaking. During a heist, you have the choice to go quiet and steal “silently” without alerting the police, or you just go full Rambo and shoot the whole place up. It’s entirely up to you and/or your teammates on how you choose to proceed, but the former provides a much more challenging and rewarding experience. This is especially true on the bank missions, where the rows of safe deposit boxes take a long time to pick open and are an inefficient use of time if you’re being attacked.
Once you unload the minimum amount of goods to the getaway vehicle, you can either end the mission right then and there, or, “if you’re feeling greedy”, you can clean the entire place out. Both of these options are always left open to you if your team is willing to spend more time on the heist.
Death in this came comes in the form of being “in custody”, or, in other words, purgatory. If one of your teammates is locked up, you either trade a “hostage” for him (except during police assaults), or alternatively your teammate can wait it out. In either case, their death comes with little consequence and you can still proceed with the mission as usual.
As for the story — there is none. Don’t try to convince your self that there is, you will only make your head hurt. All that you need to know is that four guys rob places, cook meth, and make loads of money doing it. It’s pure action with no need for a backstory. I’m indifferent on premise when it comes to the FPS genre, but the fact that there is no major plotline allows players to focus more on the game itself instead of the reason which drives your character’s motivation to rob. As for your team’s “bosses”, do we honestly give a damn about Hector or Vlad? Probably not. These are just minor additions to appease people who like light vignettes to further their immersion.
Speaking of the NPCs, the AI of this game was once invariably sporadic in the Beta, but by and large it has been patched. Enemy AI will still often ignore your location until you fire a bullet and do not check entrances, despite being SWAT officers and the like.
In the game, though, the civilians are your biggest problem. Crowd control is a pain should you need to actually use it, and, if not reminded to sit the (umph) down enough, they will not hesitate to run away, even during the middle of a firefight in the direction of your bullets.
Then we get to sound design. It takes major influences from the ambient and electronic department and tweaks them to the environment. For example: A quiet scene in Casing Mode (where you attempt to blend in as a civilian) would get a quiet repetitive monotone beat, whereas a full-on police assault would get a more sonically induced electronic track.
Once again, it’s not groundbreaking, because it’s been a tried a true music genre for first-person shooters, but the score does a good job without sounding overtly tryhard. Keep in mind there is a lack of attenuation for voice chat, so you have to lower down the music and SFX if you want to clearly hear your friends speak without it being buried in a barrage of gunfire and electronica.
Finally, there’s stability. Even as a beta on its last updates, there is still much to do. The crashes to desktop, the random freezes and the unexpected slowdowns all have the potential to ruin the game, but if they just implemented a bug-reporting program (besides the silent built-in one run by Steam) perhaps these issues could be addressed sooner. These stability issues are not uncommon, but ultimately they didn’t overshadow my gaming experience enough to give it a bad or moderate score.
In closing, PAYDAY 2 delivers a whole lot of fun in a familiar package for those familiar with first-person shooters. If it were just 10 dollars cheaper ($19.99), it would be a clear buy. Still, if you’re anxious to give it a go, it's still worth the money for the most part.
It’s no secret that the game has problems; there are plenty to fix, and yet so little time to correct them before the game’s release, but with the conclusion of the beta, Overkill Software has made a good first impression to their second installment of their series.
Hours of Co-Op fun!paddyg | Aug. 15, 2013 | See all paddyg's reviews »
Overkill Software have really pulled one out the bag for this one! The original Payday: The Heist was a heap of fun but Payday 2 is much improved on that. Better customization of weapons, perks (skills), skulls and your safehouse. You can branch into any (or all) of the four different classes: Ghost, Technician, Enforcer and Mastermind. Each specialise in different things. The Ghost is the stealth master, the Technician can operate drills faster and plant down a sentry gun. The Enforcer kicks the ass of the enemy and has improved armour. The Mastermind is the ultimate at capturing people and collecting loot faster. Select the best perks from across the four classes and you'll soon be on your way to making a ton of money. Rob banks, Malls, Cocaine smuggling and many many more to come! 92/100.
very enjoyable coop gameHeisenberg0512 | Aug. 15, 2013 | See all Heisenberg0512's reviews »
After having played 7 hrs with both random people on the internet and AI I can safely recommend this game it has got a lot of weapon variety and customization great gunplay and varied levels drawbacks are the binary nature of the stealth mechanics the bad AI because of which I don't recommend offline play and the skill tree which does not offer anything beyond slight stat increases until the endgame Overall still a very enjoyable game especially if you can find some people to coordinate your attacks with
Huge improvement over the first!Nfarrugia | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all Nfarrugia's reviews »
worth the money either way you swing it. it's been a fantastic time so far and I'm about 3-4 hours in! you level decently quickly depending on how well you did during our heist and the unlocks are fun! at the end of every level you choose a card and it unlocks something new or gives you money and either way its a blast! if you have played the first this is a HUGE improvement!
What a fantastic game!Calbo | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all Calbo's reviews »
I have been bored in these holidays all the game such as cod and fifa are getting boring and it is a wait until the next exiting games.
Payday 2 was coming out so i thought i would buy it for an amazing price on GMG.
In payday 2 you rob banks,shops and many other things which might seem pointless but there is alot more to it.After every job you get paid money, with this money you can spend it on things such as weapons,armor and customization. It is also a game where you can make friends with other people since it is co-op, but i would say it is better to play with your friends so you can mix out the different roles.
All together the graphics are amazing and it is an overall game for fun, i have spent hours on it and it is interesting how you can do missions guns blazing or stealth.
I would highly recommend this game if your are looking for a great shooter!!
Payday 2 is everything Payday: The Heist should have been.spartan1down | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all spartan1down's reviews »
Huge improvement over Pay Day: The Heist (original game), in every way. Better gun play, better graphics and visuals, more responsive controls like better aiming and sensitivity, and the heists feel more like heists that are also fun yet challenging. Robbing a jewelry store or bank couldn't be more fun and intense all at the same time.
I highly recommend picking up the 4-pack to go along with 3 other friends, or just buy it because one of your friends probably already own the game. There are weapon and equipment unlocks, unlock masks and customize them, primary and secondary gun customization, armor, gadgets, and a big skill tree to compliment the four different classes in Payday 2. The customization and skill system are robust and it has a lot of depth.
You really get a sense that you are your character class, and if you find one that you prefer to play, you will most likely take the time to invest wholly into it. I have been playing the "Enforcer" class and if you analyze and study your skill tree, it really encourages you to play as your character class and perform your character role. Take for example, the enforcer can provide ammo, deal more damage as well as take less damage in big gun fights against multiple enemies, faster armor recovery, and more damage with close quarter guns like a shotgun. These are just few examples of how you could play. So as an enforcer, I embody the role of a "juggernaut" type of character. I provide cover fire, and heavy fire, subdue enemies with a stronger melee attack to heavy body armor reinforcements. While a class like Ghost which is stealth cannot do any of those things, but he will compliment the team with his own skill sets.
Two words: Dynamic Maps. This is the single, most important aspect of Payday 2 that makes it an exceptional game. Every heist is different from the one before, making you plan a new strategy for every encounter. Each "Heist" has several "Days." So for each heist, you could be playing up to Day 7 and get seven different scenarios and locations. For every heist, the security guards won't be standing and patrolling the same route, security cameras may or may not be in the exact location it was the last time you played it. Civilians are also randomly generated. Waves of enemies won't be the same every time. This provides a fresh experience every time you play. Imagine if everything was placed at the same exact location every time? Wouldn't that be boring and predictable? This is the reason why more games like this should have dynamic maps.
Payday 2, unlike some co-op games encourages team play and communication. A very hard or overkill difficulty heist will push your limits as a team, causing awkward, funny, intense, exciting moments that pushes you to hone your skill-set with the class you are playing. The game really pushes you to evaluate what you did wrong and come back and do a better heist job the next time.
I could picture myself playing this game for a very long time. Playing it with a group of good friends will really stretch the life of Payday 2, at the same time, making it a more enjoyable experience ten-fold. Although, playing it with random players on the Crime.net server was for the most part has been a pleasant experience. The new and veteran players on Payday 2 aren't elitists like the players I came across in Pay Day: The Heist. The community is much better.
Aside from the dynamic mapping, a feature that I found to refreshing and addictive was the card system. After you complete certain "Day #" heist, you are rewarded experience points, cash, and more knowledge of how to pull off better heists through making errors. It also rewards you with unlocks by randomly selecting one of three cards. When a random card was generated, you will either get an unlock for a weapon mod, mask, mask material, color, or pattern, cash, and other goodies. What that did was unlock the item and make it available for you to purchase. So you could imagine, it gives you a sense of reward, but you also then have to earn your way to unlock the items instead of tossing everything your way. It will really give the game longevity, instead of a game with an unlock progression system that could be easily completed in a few days.
I wasn't a fan of Payday: The Heist 1, but I was completely sold on Payday 2 during the beta that I went out and bought the game on day one. I hope you do too or else the Enforcer will come out to get you!
Great game to play with friends!iicornettoii | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all iicornettoii's reviews »
A great game to play with friends, i was fortunate that 3 friends bought this game with me and it was amazing, The game challenges you and makes having good cooperation with your team important and it really shows.
Best coop game outtonyd87 | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all tonyd87's reviews »
I only play games online with COOP, and this is awesome. The game involves a lot of team work, so get ready to scream at your friends for setting off the alarms.
The game is extremely upgraded from the first game. BUY IT NOW!
A fun time with you and your buddies!xkaboskyx | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all xkaboskyx's reviews »
Payday 2 puts you behind the mask of criminals and this game packs a punch!
For not playing Payday: The Heist I was convinced by my buddies that this game is going to be a very good game and I have to say that they were right. I highly enjoy the missions where you could be robbing banks, destroying a mall, to cooking meth the tasks are full of fun and definitely makes you feel like a criminal.
I highly recommend playing with either your friends, or with some random people online because this game is a lot of fun when you have you and your buddies running around trying to get the job done and building up your character.
AMAZINGDestroyer4887 | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all Destroyer4887's reviews »
Better improvement in the online co-op. The single player is still bad. No improvements there what so ever. When you have a bunch of friends to play with on this game, you will have endless fun. Bank jobs and trashing a mall is amazing. A definite must for all the avid gamers and anyone who enjoys letting out their inner criminal and psychopath .
A good sequel.crankafoo | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all crankafoo's reviews »
It doesn't offer all of the improvements I was hoping for, but it's still a lot better. Still offers (mostly) the same shooting mechanics as the first, but there's a lot of customization for all of your weapons. There's also an RPG element with your classes. You choose one of four classes and as you level up, your class gets more abilities to use and this helps with smoothing things out with harder missions. You can level up by collecting experience from missions and that gives you the chance to unlock a load of extra stuff from masks to gun add-ons. Aside from that, there's a lot of replayability offered through the missions as they change key things each time you go through. You'll get a lot of bang for your buck here, and if you liked the first, pick this up.
This is a game much like Left for Deadxmifi | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all xmifi's reviews »
It's a coop game which will keep you busy for a long time. You got different tasks to do before you can archive your goal. And many of these are randomized each time. You also grind for exp and money so you can unlock skills and weapons which will keep you busy for a long time. The graphics are average and although you can play it in single player. I will not advice it cause the AI is lacking.
If you are looking for a fun coop game look no further this is.
A worthy sequelCrippleTron | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all CrippleTron's reviews »
I'm a big fan of the original Payday so obviously I was excited about the sequel. It's a step up in every way with more weapons, gadgets and customisation options that seriously improve on the already great and addictive gameplay. You can see the amount of time and effort Overkill have put into the level design with numerous ways to complete each heist that add endless replay value, no 2 heists are ever the same. This game will keep me busy for a long time.
Bonnie ve Clydewayloth | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all wayloth's reviews »
Probably one of the best cooperative based experience you gonna have while playing this game. A joy to share with friends, even some issue about graphics and petty bugs, it's still acceptable. It has potential to keep you playing it over hours with it's highly replayable design.
Just one thing, better if you make your friends to purchase this game because it's totally based on coordination in team and when you fail that you will never survive to paradise.
Have nice robberies ^^
The best of the genremacu39 | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all macu39's reviews »
The gaming experience is very satisfying to the height of your previous game. highly recommended
Heist Continuingmertgunes | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all mertgunes's reviews »
Payday The Heist was a good game; but not enough. It has only 6 maps, and short game time; but Payday is coming with a lot of new features like skills, mask desing,inventory and stealth gameplay. It have stealth gameplay in hard/very hard mode. In short, it is a good game with Co-Op. 90/100.
One of the best games of 2013ZomBieZA | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all ZomBieZA's reviews »
PayDay: the Heist was on of my favorite games, I bought this game as soon as I could and started with the beta straight-away, None stop Heaven!
- No funny glitches like Call of Duty has or Battlefield.
- Awesome game play.
- Amazing voice acting and style of mission choices.
- Access to beta.
Such a fun and addictive game. :D
Doing actions take awhile (Lock picking)
- The in-game drill gets annoying (Breaks 3 or 4 times)
- Playing Single Player can get hard when doing Hard or Very Hard Missions.
Just one problemDanJamesStone12 | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all DanJamesStone12's reviews »
This game is great, and it is clear that the developers put a lot of time into making it. The gameplay mechanics are amazing, the graphics are good, and it's just hugely entertaining.
There are countless customisation options for your masks, guns and equipment which can be unlocked through completion of heists and missions. You can choose to play the game with other, real people or you can go single player with AI- when you join a multiplayer game it does pause the game for the other players for a considerable amount of time whilst you wait for them to join.
Now this is a great game, no mistake about it, but there is one huge problem that has been annoying me a lot. The game randomly closes mid-game. This is not an isolated problem, many players have had it, but there are fixes available which makes the game run smooth as ever.
This game is DEFINITELY worth picking up, hours of fun and replayability.
Fantastic co-op game with your friends.vaddler | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all vaddler's reviews »
Payday 2 has everything Overkill previously left out in Payday:The Heist, weapon customization, a huge amount of masks to craft and plenty of other goodies. While I was playing the Beta, I had a lot of trouble with Overkill on Rats, especially the first mission. But that's what I enjoy with this game, it gives you a challenge and teamwork is mostly what matters.
If I were to recommend this game to my friends, I would. But not because you're just robbing banks. Because of the time you can spend trying to find yourself that certain mask part you've been looking for. It's almost like loot in an MMORPG.
Either way, if you're interested in robbing banks and loves teamplay? This is your game!
this games hits all the stopsGamereaper95 | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all Gamereaper95's reviews »
This games is amazing it hits all the major stops that a FPS should, the missions are not as linear s you would think and with random, occurrences in them like betrayal and FBI ambushes this game is one of the best going. Only thing i will mark this game down for is that i am using a laptop and haven't experienced it to it's full potential.
A serious sequel, and step up.indirect | Aug. 12, 2013 | See all indirect's reviews »
Payday 2 puts you back in the roles of Dallas, Hoxton, Chains, and Wolf... a notorious bank robbing, cartel rip-offing, 'modern day Robin Hood' quartet. A new city to own, and new ways to own it.
This iteration expands on the first game in all aspects. With a large number of unlocks, masks, customizations, and skills to progress through, Overkill has given us a game that will suck us out of reality and put you right in the world of Hollywood bank robbing.
GET DOWN ON THE GROUND, NOW!omegatoast | Aug. 12, 2013 | See all omegatoast's reviews »
This game is incredible. To be honest I was not a fan of the original payday as it felt like Left 4 Dead skinned with cops and robbers. This time around they've really polished the product and have really taken to allowing the player to approach each mission with their own unique playing style. Do you want to go in guns a'blazing, shooting at the cops as you back towards your escape vehicle? Or are you going to sneak in through the back, destroying all the security cameras and leaving without a trace? It's up to you.
The most entertaining action game I have played in a whilesebbecht | Aug. 12, 2013 | See all sebbecht's reviews »
I have always loved bank robbery movies and so this is the perfect game for me. But now that I have played the beta, even if I didnt love the concept of the gameplay and story, I would still love the game purely from its mechanics. I have always been very critical of mechanics in games and their flaws and what really makes me love this game is that they have made an intense action game with beautiful graphics as well as a well thoughtout stealth thief game.
I enjoy all the sides of the gameplay they provide: Intense action, complicated heists doable in full stealth with WELL thoughtout mechanics, great possibility of teamplay that requires multitasking etc etc. Its a very wholesome experience in my mind.
They also provide you with many reasons to grind up experience and money to upgrade weapons, skills, masks and not to mention one of the best but simplest experiences of all: Walking into your private vault in your safehouse, looking at the stacks of money you have collected.
I have played over 90 hours of the BETA that has a small amount of the content they have promised even on release. I would gladly pay double what they ask for this game.
Filled with all Missing Stuff from Payday: The HeistDirkPittGT | Aug. 12, 2013 | See all DirkPittGT's reviews »
New city with new contracts and diffirent heists. We will continue our business where we left.
Our Payday Gang hit the D.C. this time. There is a lot of diffirent heists and each time you play them, they will generate diffirent situations. Each time you do the same heist you have to change your plan according to these situations. This will make the game repeatly playable because you will want to do them overly. Overkill did the job done and bring enourmous custimization options for your guns, skills and masks. Whenever you finish a heist, you get a chance to earn a custimization to make your loadout more unique to you.
This time Overkill also add full stealth option for most of the heists. Get in and out without noticed but while doing this; they manage to do only downside of the game: - AI is a little bit ignore you sometimes.
In the end, Overkill surpassed the first game with all new and more re-playability stuff. With new Crime-Net setup, Co-op mode has become more fun and easy adaptation for new comers to Payday gang as well. If you enjoyed the first one, you will definitely love this one as well. For those who has a group of 4 player and searching for a FPS game, get Payday 2 you will not regret the decision.
Payday 2 is The Heatziddy123 | Aug. 12, 2013 | See all ziddy123's reviews »
If there is ever a game that makes you feel you in a heist movie, Payday 2 is it. You can imagine De Niro saying 2 minutes until.... Get the blah blah. Everything is well sequenced and you have to try to execute perfectly. Unlike movies though, the police are good shots. It's a fun game.
The Best heist game availablePro_Fish | Aug. 11, 2013 | See all Pro_Fish's reviews »
Payday 2 picks up where Payday 1 left off and puts you in a brand new city with a whole new set of heists. Personally, I have enjoyed this game much more than the first, but I also feel that the difficulty was brought down a notch.
With even more skills and weapons, comes more money to have to be spent. This game focuses around the mighty dollar and some might say too much. Unlike the first where upgrades were given to you, this game has you buy everything. Some might look at this as a negative, but I see it as better incentive to do heists over. Also, the inclusion of crime.net creates a layer of depth where you cannot simply select your heist, but you must wait for it to be placed on the map. The Safe House is a nice touch too that ties the two games' stories together.
Overall, I must say Overkill has outdone themselves and has created a co-op experience that rivals that of games like Left 4 Dead. I would recommend this to anyone.