Raid: World War II
Top Critic Average
When Raid: World War II is running decently it's actually a lot of fun to play and if you're in a group it can be a blast.
Raid: World War II is disappointing on almost every level. Playing the game is a chore, and many of the core ideas are either clumsy or poorly executed. Even with the clever premise, your time is much better spent elsewhere.
RAID World War II feels broken. Nothing really seems to work, and everything that is in it looks like it has seen better days. The developers have a lot of work that they need to action in order to fix this game, or at least make more of it work before asking for people to fork over some cash!
Despite a promising World War II setting where you're encouraged to steal from Hitler, the real thieves turn out to be the developers for designing a time and money wasting jaunt
On a whole, RAID: World War II feels exactly like what you'd expect from a Payday clone. It takes less of a political approach than other games featuring Nazis such as Wolfenstein or the upcoming Call of Duty: WW2, and instead moves away from the ‘war is hell' narrative to opt for a more hyper-violent, stylised approach to the subject matter. While the choice of game engine severely lets itself down, there is still much to appreciate if you enjoy other co-operative shooters of its type.
RAID: World War II is a tale of two games. On one hand, I really like the world that the game exists in and the character it tries to infuse into it, as well as the large maps to explore and learn. On the other hand, the game is lacking an online community, which this type of game really needs. Couple that with the dated look of the game, and I think the title misses the mark.
RAID: World War II disappoints in every aspect that could make it fun to play or at least a different theming of Payday. The lack of polishing on the technical side prevents the game from becoming playable and never allows the player to take advantage of the available content, even with their friends, which makes it a frustrating experience.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
If you're looking for a title with similar features, then just buy Payday 2 instead: a game that has already been optimized, perfected, and is certainly more fun than this one.
Review in Italian | Read full review
RAID: World War II must be some kind of pre-alpha build that accidentally appeared on Sony's servers. Do not touch this.
Review in Polish | Read full review
RAID: World War II failed to capture the magic that makes the Payday franchise so popular. Although Lion Game Lion has worked on the franchise, this game features disappointing AI, costly technical issues, and other glaring issues. It's not beyond repair, however, if they wish to continue supporting the game long-term, as the gist of running raids with friends online and stealing Naxi treasures is something that is quite appealing. There are basic customization options for characters, but the amount of time it will take to grind proficiencies is disappointing. It is such as shame that I couldn't be more positive on a game that includes FMV sequences with John Cleese.