Payday 2 - Nintendo Switch Edition Reviews
This version is handicapped by its lack of voice communication tools. Even if it's updated to parity with the PC version, that's a tough pill to swallow in such a cooperative game.
The flawed original is already showing its age, but this poor quality Switch port is Payday 2 at its very worst.
It is an entirely functional video game that (in most respects) looks, feels and plays like Payday 2, and given the right circumstances, can also be a bit of fun. But given how readily available it is on other platforms and the concessions made with this version, it doesn't highlight Payday 2's unique brand of shooting and looting the way other platforms have for years.
Payday 2 is definitely getting long in the tooth, but the game's appearance on Nintendo Switch is a good, solid port of the game. All of the same quirks and quibbles remain the same, there's the lingering question from how the game has been supported in the past, and there's the simple fact that we've seen all of this in higher fidelity elsewhere, but if you've got a burning desire for some co-op heisting fun on Switch, then this will scratch your itch to live outside the law.
Payday 2 reveals its worst in the Nintendo Switch. Even though it is not a bad port, the Overkill game and the Nintendo Switch does not seem to get along. Good gameplay, but this is the worst version of the game nowadays.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
An old style remake that is beginning to be "too old for this shit" in terms of gameplay and visuals.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Payday 2 still is a very solid and funny cooperative shooter even on Switch, despite the lack of some content (heists, masks) you can find in the PC version.
Review in Italian | Read full review
When played with friends, Payday 2 is the ultimate heist game, offering tons to see, do, and unlock.
Should you get Payday 2 on Switch? Well if you want an interesting multiplayer shooter and don't have access to it on other platforms, sure. Otherwise? Probably not. Maybe wait to see how things are after an update or two.
It's difficult to recommend Payday 2 for Nintendo Switch. On one hand, it is the most content-complete version of Payday 2. On the other hand, it's still a five-year-old game that really hasn't aged that well and doesn't seem to have all the updates that other versions have received. One would hope this would be the most definitive version of Payday 2, but it appears that the team at Overkill still has some work to do to iron out the bugs.
Payday 2 continues to maintain a very dedicated audience, but even fans of the game are unlikely to enjoy what's being put forward for Nintendo Switch. Stripped-back visuals, poor performance and a lack of adaptation to the console results in a shoddy port at best.
Payday 2's devotion to its core gameplay mantra makes it a unique way to team up with other players on Switch, but it does seal the game's mechanics in a time capsule that only serves to noticeably age it when seen through the prism of 2018.
The great port offers much potential for frustration due to lack of communication tools. The co-op fun ignites only with friends via Skype etc.
Review in German | Read full review
PAYDAY 2 on the Nintendo Switch is a very unique experience for the platform. The lack of voice chat hurts, and the game can be pretty repetitive at times in terms of what you do within the missions, but the game is undeniably fun, especially with friends.
Payday 2 can be a fun little time-sink, if you've got some friends to join you on your bank-robbing escapades. However, due to a lack of voice-chat, some soul-crushingly lackluster AI, and regular performance issues, the game's fun is often the real prisoner that gets held hostage.
On the Nintendo Switch, Overkill could have offered the definitive PayDay 2. Some strange design choices and the lack of certain features (no online voice chat) refrain the game from reaching its true potential. And that's too bad as PayDay 2 really could have been a fun game on the Switch. Only people who will get to try the game's local co-op will get a glimpse of what could have been.
Review in French | Read full review
Payday 2 arrives in the Nintendo Switch and the result is a mixed bag. While the multiplayer experience is rather fun and enjoyable, the solo experience is terribly frustrating due to the wrenching AI which renders the game almost impossible to enjoy.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Payday 2 is a very competent FPS game that allows you to tackle it in just about any way imaginable. Unfortunately, when it comes to the Nintendo Switch version, the price, performance and the fact that content is lacking behind versions that have been out for years will only make it worth purchasing for gamers who are desperate for a new FPS on the go.
The performance issues, missing content, and brain-dead AI are simply inexcusable.