Payday is really an interesting beast. It’s a crime-simulation. It’s not a horde mode, it’s not a team shooter, it’s not an FPS. It’s a crime-simulation game. You really immerse yourself into the role of a villain, a bank robber, and fortunately, the same crew from Payday is still here. Without a doubt there are positives and negatives. The good thing? Playing with friends and planning heists is intense, amazing, and with some of the DLC, absolutely damn hilarious. Love it, love the visuals, love the gameplay, love the guns. So. Many. Cool. Things. However the bots are still absolutely idiotic. I have managed to get by with bots, because none of my friends on PSN appear to have it, but I do love the world I’m presented with. There is also. . . Oh God, so much DLC for this game. So much. . .It’s not on the Truck Simulator/Train Simulator level, but it’s close enough! There are ten bloody DLC packs for Payday 2, which can add up to a lot of money.
Buying them at 4.99-6.99 bucks a piece or so, that really adds up, especially if you’re a fan and really want it all. That can be incredibly daunting if you want to unlock some truly magnificent stuff to play around with. For those of you who already have the game, the DLC is not terribly expensive, or you can spend the 39.99 to buy “The Big Score” pack. However, for those of you who want to try it on console, but don’t want to spend all that money, there is a fantastic solution! Payday 2: The Big Score version is coming to console, which has Payday 2: Crimewave Edition and the Big Score DLC. It’s only 49.99 and gives you everything you could want for the game! Is it the prettiest game on the market? Nah, it’s not. Does it make me think of The Dark Knight with the crazy Clown masks? Of course it does. This game has such intense in-depth ability to think, strategize and work together to do something horrendous and evil. I love Payday 2: Crimewave Edition, I love the DLC, and having it all together in one nice, neat place is really just the best. If you were on the fence, have friends who want to plot with, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Also: Favorite DLC? Yakuza. Character. Pack. Yes. I was disappointed with The Golden Grin, because I was hoping it was really “The Golden Girls”. How can you not want to commit crimes as the evil Golden Girls? Think about it, guys.
Shut up. Don’t judge me.
Verdict: It’s a bit behind the times in the looks/AI dept, but with friends this could be one of the most fun games I’ve ever played.