PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew - Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains - as they descend on Washington DC for an epic crime spree.Read full description
All new Diamond Store Heist added!
Payday 2 Content updated on Steam - now includes;
Update #11 brings new, free content to everyone that owns PAYDAY 2!
All new Diamond Store Heist added!
Revamped in-game systems based on community feedback.
Four new masks, patterns and materials!
Changes to the Nightclub and the Big Oil Heists.
New reload animations for the Deagle, new VO and better weapon sounds.
PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew - Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains - as they descend on Washington DC for an epic crime spree.
The new CRIMENET network offers a huge range of dynamic contracts, and players are free to choose anything from small-time convenience store hits or kidnappings, to big league cyber-crime or emptying out major bank vaults for that epic PAYDAY. While in DC, why not participate in the local community, and run a few political errands?
Up to four friends co-operate on the hits, and as the crew progresses the jobs become bigger, better and more rewarding. Along with earning more money and becoming a legendary criminal comes a new character customization and crafting system that lets crews build and customize their own guns and gear.
Rob Banks with Friends:
Players must choose their crew carefully, because when the job goes down they will need the right mix of skills on their side.
The dynamic contract database lets gamers pick and choose from available jobs by connecting with local contacts such as Vlad the Ukrainian, shady politician "The Elephant", and South American drug trafficker Hector, all with their own agenda and best interests in mind.
PAYDAY gun play and mechanics on a new level:
firing weapons and zip tying civilians never felt so good.
No heist ever plays out the same way twice. Every single scenario has random geometry or even rare events.
Choose Your Skills:
As players progress they can invest in any of four special Skill Trees: the Mastermind, the Enforcer, the Ghost and the Technician. Each features a deep customization tree of associated skills and equipment to master, and they can be mixed and matched to create the ultimate heister.
More Masks than Ever:
PAYDAY 2 features a completely new mask system, giving players the ability to craft their own unique mask together with a pattern and a color combination.
Weapons and Modifications:
A brand new arsenal for the serious heister, covering everything from sniper and assault rifles to compact PDWs and SMGs. Once you've settled for a favorite, you can modify it with optics, suppressors, fore grips, reticles, barrels, frames, stocks, all of which will affect the performance of your weapon. There are also purely aesthetic enhancements - why not go for the drug lord look with polished walnut grips for your nine?
Play It Your Way:
Each job allows for multiple approaches, such as slow and stealthy ambushes, to running in guns blazing. Hit the target any way you want, and watch as the heist unfolds accordingly.
PAYDAY 2 is a trademark of Starbreeze AB. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners. Developed by OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio and published by 505 Games. All rights reserved.
The game has excellent gameplay and is fun with friends or just to blow off some steam alone, but is hindered by the fact that unless you spend over twice the title's base price you're still going to have less than half the content released for the game, and new DLC comes out to grab even more money every month or so. If you love the game, it's worth it, but unless you're playing with friends who own about the same packs expect whales to be able to get better gear and do more interesting missions.
This game is great, it has plenty of great features and is still being updated often. The co-op gameplay is a refreshing change from the mostly competitive FPSs that plague the market at the moment. It truly feels that you are a part of a team trying to pull of some huge heists and make a clean getaway. It takes a long time for this game to get boring due to the sheer amount of different weapons and levels available. The Infamy system allows you to effectively restart the game (giving you bonuses for doing so) and allows you to try new strategies and find your favourite. Basically, if you ever played a game of Cops n' Robbers as a kid and wanted to be the robber, this is the game for you.
Thought I would finally give the game a review. I was always a bit reluctant to get PD:TH previously, but once I saw Payday 2 I wanted to go for it straight after its release. If you like coop games, you will love Payday 2 all the way. I had a lot of fun on it with various friends, or people that I have befriended on the game. Months after months the game changed a lot, and I think we cannot talk about Payday 2 without talking about its DLC. A lot of people think of it as something negative, and is perhaps due to the load of content being locked when you first start the game. But for me, it's a very, very positive things. I always look at it both ways: if we didn't have those DLC, then we would basically have no changing game, and I love Payday 2, and it being updated through DLC and new content is what, to this day, makes it still alive. First I would want to state this. You do NOT need DLCs to be able to play Payday 2. You don't need them for Loud gameplay, you don't need them for Stealth. The base game will allow you to beat the hardest difficulty currently in the game. Sure you might have to find a way to play that may differ from the people who have everything, but it's fairly possible. However, when sales hit, things get really cheap and the GOTY edition + a few other DLC are fairly affordable. Now to talk about the game: it's really good! If you love coop games, you'll love this one. There are A LOT of things to do this in game (leveling, achievements, personal challenges). Replayability will be high, a lot of missions to do (which can be hosted by the person owning its DLC content, you don't even need to have it yourself). I have spent hours playing the game and still play it a lot. I also want to point out that you can mod the game in a lot of ways which makes it even more great.
Remember the joke about the drill breaking? Get used to it. Payday 2 is a Co-op FPS where you commit crime with (hopefully) 3 other friends/friendly people. Depending on how much effort you're willing to put into, this game is not just about robbing banks and shooting cops. You'll have to perform side objectives to complete the game. Locate keycards, Hack terminals, even becoming Sherlock for one particular mission. This can be a casual shooter that you play for a couple rounds for the juice, or one where you become the carry, and bring everyone out safely. Go get the dang drill already
Ok, I think we all agree: too many DLCs being released as we speak, updates like every day and microtransactions applied when Overkill said they will never use that system, but the fact is... Payday 2 is a great game. You probably loved the first one, but this one is just better. To start with, the FPS side of the game is improved. Hit-boxes are fixed and there are a lot of different weapons and customization parts to use in different strategies. But there's much more in Payday 2 than meets the eye, since they've added a stealth mode for almost every mission in the game. Remember the No Mercy campaign for Payday: The Heist? Well, there's a lot of that in this sequel, and that's the main reason why I love it. Team up with your friends and plan your heist as if you were actually doing it in real life. Hack security cameras and use them to guide your friends around the facility, steal a security card to deactivate the alarm, drill the entrance to the saferoom with a silent drill or just place some C4 to blow it up. You can do the way you want, and be sure that every time you play the outcome will be different since the game place the objectives randomly. This is not one of those "get behind a guard and put him to sleep without anyone noticing that". To sum up, you may hate Overkill for whatever reason, but there is no way you are going to hate Payday 2 if you actually liked the first one. Just what I expect for a sequel. Go for it specially if you have friends to play with.
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