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Payday 2: Crimewave Edition

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Based on 30 critic reviews
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69

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33%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 16, 2015
Xbox OneJun 16, 2015
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Overkill Software

Publisher: 505 Games

Genre: First-Person Shooter

Payday 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op heist shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original Payday crew - Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains. The new CrimeNet network offers a huge range of dynamic contracts and players are free to choose anything from small-time convenience store hits or kidnappings, to cyber-crime or emptying out bank vaults. As the crew progresses the jobs become bigger, better and more rewarding. Along with earning more money and becoming a legendary criminal comes a new character customization and crafting system that lets crews build and customize their own guns and gear.

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Payday 2: Crimewave Edition doesn't look all that great, but it plays better than ever this time around.

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The co-op heists of Payday 2 hijack new-gen, bringing with them a gym bag full of updates and DLC, but also some familiar problems. Great for newcomers, but non-essential for seasoned criminals.

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A less than impressive remaster, that still isn't up to par with the PC version, but there's a lot of content here and the bank-robbing co-op remains a fun novelty.

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The most thematically coherent heist game on the market, Payday 2 offers a refreshing respite from military and sci-fi shooters

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Overkill Resumes Development of Payday 2 Content, But It Won't All Be Free Anymore

Overkill Resumes Development of Payday 2 Content, But It Won't All Be Free Anymore

Payday 2 has been dormant since last December, but Overkill is back in the studio to create more content, but it won't all be free anymore.

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