PAYDAY is obvious an original franchise, which leads the developers little to base their game of off. PAYDAY: The Heist was an amazing game, that had no equal in terms of games with Heists. PAYDAY 2... It's Heists are of lower quality but less quantity, the UI and Skill System are poor and lacking, but the abundance of in-game options and ways to proceed with them. There is more content than the original, but it isn't as each quantity. The heists just aren't as creative.Overall it is still a great game for heists (as long of you have four intelligent people together) but the menu and UI could easily be improved, as it is among he worst I've ever seen.
Very fun game, endless gameplay, Buy this game if you love bank robbing games that is very realistic
Great game. Even better than the first.
Definitely without a doubt a good game to play. Even if you've never played the first Payday, you can jump right into this one. The online play is what makes the game though so if you don't/can't play online, this game is a waste. In single player/offline mode, there are only 3 characters doing the heist (you and two A.I. partners) but in online mode (when actual people join your game or you join theirs) there can be 4 of you. That puts you at a slight disadvantage in single player/offline mode. Also, the A.I partners ARE capable of helping you during easy missions BUT with missions of a harder difficulty level, they are pretty much useless, making your task near impossible. (Which is why you need to play with others online) Weapons are able to be upgraded but in all honesty, the upgrades are expensive (especially without a passive skill that decreases upgrade cost) and the effects of the upgrade are minimal. (For instance, you might spend $30,000 on a bigger ammo cartridge for a shotgun to increase your available shots before reload from 6 to like 8.) The masks that you acquire are able to be decorated with patterns and colors (both of which you acquire as well) which is a good touch to the game. Always great to have a bunch of custom masks to choose from. Finally, as for the heist themselves.... you'll spend lots of fun hours playing over and over, but then one day (like myself), it'll finally hit you that the heist selection is small. Even though the layout of the same heist can change (in order to keep you on your toes), once you've played through them all (altered layouts and all), it gets kinda boring. However, there should be DLC being released soon. But that will probably only be new heist at a time. Anyhow, that's my review so hope it was helpful.
Nothing Like it!
How do I begin, wow, this game caught me by total surprise, especially for the price. Saw mixed reviews and finally decided to pick it up and I am so glad I did. The only problem I can think of is that I can't stop thinking about the next time I am able to play. I thought the solo campaign was alright but I am totally addicted to the online multiplayer. Nothing is more satisfying than pulling off a great heist with a few other real life players. From being able to help them back up to their feet when downed to covering them from gun fire while collecting loot, there's just something about being so bad in a world of great rewards!
I Dont have this game yet but i have played it somewhere else and i seen Youtube people play it and i seen unboxings of the collectors edition and it is really good and looks great when i first played it i LOVED it if you dont like it than u should watch videos and gameplays FIRST
Waste of time and money
This game was completely overhyped and a total waste. What a joke! Maybe it could be salvaged if you have some friends to play it with, but for solo gamers this is insulting. The AIs are idiots, the controls suck, I can't find a single redeeming quality in this....thing.
Great Co-Op Shooter
Payday 2 is one of the best cooperative shooters of the past few years. Although the graphics are poor and sometimes choppy, the sound of the weapons and other ambient noise is spot on and pulls you into the game, much more than the visuals can. The overall gameplay is also extremely fun and compelling, but the mission variety and variation is extremely small. After a while of continuously repeating the same missions it can become rather tedious. The customization options and extent to which you can create masks and the promise of future DLC is enough to keep you interested, at least for a while. At the bottom line, as long as you've got some good friends to play with and a thirst for pulling the perfect heist, you should have a great time with Payday 2.
This Game Is Awesome. The Graphics, Sounds, Guns, And Style of The Game Play Are Excellent. There Is A Few Minor Glitches In The Game But Over All This Game Is Perfect. Although People Are Saying You Cant Play Without Friends I Disagree. I am Not Having Any Trouble At All Playing With People Around The World On The Playstation Network..
BEST GAME EVER!
I have pd2 on my xbox, ps3 and steam account. The best way to play Payday 2 is with three other friends; in my experience the teammate AI isn't savvy enough to keep up on the job. The AI-controlled characters can handle a gun, but oftentimes wander out of a building into compromising situations.
Not Worth $5
Dunno about the rest of the people on here but I think they wrote reviews as soon as they bought the game without actually playing it. First off, I bought the download version and they don't even have a patch for online play yet, so basically I can't do anything till they create one. Second its the same map and scenario every time. Only difference is they scale up the amount of police force. Even visiting the creators website is junk. Half the time even their links don't work. I do not recommend this game to anyone.