I went into Payday 2 kind of blind as I missed out on the original. I ended up having a fantastic time with this and still to this day I have a buddy who will say “Payday 2?” and we end up playing it for a couple of hours. If you want a fun and exciting shooter, be sure to give this one a closer look.
Show Me The Money!!!!
There is not exactly what you would call a “story” to play through in this game. It does have a setting and that is you are part of this large gang that loves to get paid! The game is set in Washington and you have a ton of different heists that you can complete. The game does give you a few breadcrumbs to help you get a bit more invested, but I do wish that they could have given us a proper story to enjoy. There are plenty of difficulty levels and the higher the difficulty level the more you are rewarded so there is a lot of incentive to replay heists on higher difficulty levels.
One of the things that I really like about Payday 2 is how there are many different kinds of heists for you to do. You can rob a bank, an armored car, a store and even make and sell drugs! There is a nice amount of variety and I know in my case, I never ended up having to two do heists that were exactly the same back to back.
You can go around and try and complete your heist with stealth. This is very challenging to do, but you feel amazing when you do it, plus you are rewarded for it very handsomely. You can also go in all guns blazing and just hope that you have more firepower and are a better shot than the cops and security officers trying to stop you.
Who’s In The Gang???
The first time I played Payday 2 I tried it in single player with AI teammates and it was ok. It was not bad by any means, but it was not exactly rocking my world. Your team has four master thieves in it and you can play with friends if you want. I play this a great deal online with a friend and it is so much better. Seriously working together and coming up with a plan, watching each other’s back and even reviving people is a lot of fun.
Many times, we will come up with what we feel is a full proof plan to get in, get out and get paid without causing too much ruckus. Of course, more often than not this all goes to hell and we end up shooting our way out of there!
Payday 2 is a fantastic multiplayer game and one that is very, very addictive. I highly recommend getting this if you play online with your buddies and you guys are looking for something fun to play together. If you just play on your own, I would actually say you should probably knock 1 maybe 1.5 off the final score. It’s not bad on your own, but it is nowhere near as fun.
Final Score: 8.5/10
- Lots of criminals in the gang!
- A fantastic game to play with your friends
- Tons of heists to do
- The leveling up and progression system is always pushing you forward
- Stealth or mayhem!!!!
- Playing on your own is not as much fun
- It can be brutally difficult in some places
Download Payday 2
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP