With all of the additional heists that have been added over the years, this actually works out as being one hell of a bargain. Sure, it doesn't come with a bunch of DLC like the Crimewave Edition does, but with the festive Steam Sale no doubt round the corner you could pick up the bits you want for next to nothing. As for the game, Payday 2 has been refined significantly over time to become a fantastic co-op shooter. While there was some idiocy regarding pay-to-win boosts recently, Overkill have admitted fault and said it won't happen again. So, if you've got some friends who fancy some virtual crime, get hold of this one. Thanks to ddv @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Payday 2 review for more details.
Payday 2 was a huge success and you should take a look for the tiny price of £4.99.
Payday 2 was a massively improved sequel and its influence can clearly be seen by the big dogs making similar games in the shape of EA's Battlefield: Hardline and Ubisoft's Rainbow Six: Siege. Hardline is about £35 too right now and doesn't offer the same levels of rewarding team play. So you might as well see why everyone's trying to take a slice of the Paydaypie by picking up the sequel for under a £3.99 at GMG.
Thanks to Matt.
Payday 2 is still one of the most exciting cooperative games on the planet, a crazy crime spree where meticulous planning and execution usually goes to hell in a sea of smoke, SWAT teams and gunfire.
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A whole host of new deals go live on the PlayStation Store today, with many featured titles enjoying up to 50% off of their usual prices. Admittedly, those usual prices are the PS Store digital ones, but there are still a few bargins to be had.
Elsewhere, the Deals of the Week see Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Tales of Xillia 2 drop to £19.99, and you can pick up Danganronpa 2 on Vita for under £15. It's worth checking out the deals for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Scott Pilgrim, and Farming Smulator 14, too, the latter of which gives me an excuse to embed this video once again.
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Payday 2 proved to be a surprise hit and its influence can clearly be seen by the big dogs making similar games in the shape of EA's Battlefield: Hardline and Ubisoft's Rainbow Six: Siege. Both games are a while off, so you might as well see why everyone's trying to take a slice of the Payday pie by picking up the sequel for under a fiver in today's Steam sale.
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We're back with the second part of our Payday 2 Game Night, as the trio continue their careers in the world of crime. If Part 1 was all about getting it right, then Part 2 is all about getting it wrong. In short - this is how NOT to play Payday 2, or how to act when in a nightclub. See the carnage for yourself by hitting the jump.
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For this week's Game Night, the trio decided to see if Payday 2 was still as good as it was when it launched last year. The thing is, the session went on for so long that we had to split the video in two, so you're not just getting one episode this week - you're getting two! In today's installment, Jon guides Matt and Carl through what is effectively their first proper go in Payday 2. Watch as the trio take on two different heists, each with their own moments of panic and glory.
The heist couldn't have gone better, and despite some rocky logistical issues, Overkill Software have managed to sell 1.58 million copies of PayDay 2 since launch. Positive reviews, dedicated community and thrifty marketing lead to the project breaking even solely due to pre-order sales, an impressive feat considering the glut of games that released last month. Most copies were sold digitally, unsurprising since rare boxed copies were like gold dust for several weeks.
"A full year of DLC" has been planned, but we reckon that Grand Theft Auto Online might slightly cut into the multiplayer heist 'em up space. Either way, be sure to read our PayDay 2 review for our final (and very complimentary) verdict.
This week's top spot has been nicked and bundled into a getaway van by PayDay 2. Overkill Software's budget heist 'em up may rough as a nail file, but its superb cooperative shenanigans make it a thoroughly worthwhile victor. Elsewhere, the same old faces jostle for position as "Awesome August" rattles on, joined by GTA IV. Since Rockstar's upcoming sequel has been making headlines and inducing uncontrollable drool over these last few weeks, we're hardly surprised.
Tales Of Xillia and Pikmin 3 are both plummeting down the charts after their warm pre-order receptions, tumbling to 29th and 37th place respectively. Nintendo have finally sent us a loan review copy for their adorable strategy game, so expect our overdue verdict soon.Click here to read more...
PayDay 2 is out on PC today, and it's all we can do to keep working rather than skiving off to play some more of its sensationally enjoyable co-op. This randomised crime spree simulator is one of the most exciting multiplayer experiences out there despite a fair few quirks and eccentricities, offering players a wealth of depth and variety so long as you're willing to work together with friends and get your hands very, very dirty.
Indeed, we called it "one of the most exciting cooperative games on the planet" in our extensive PayDay 2 review.
There's so much to consider when planning the perfect heist, not to mention dealing with the fallout once everything inevitably goes wrong, that we've taken some of our experience with the preview and review builds to present you with a ten-step survival guide. We'll see you back at the safehouse.
In most missions, chances are you'll have to hunker down and wait for an objective to complete. Drills take an eternity to crack a vault or safe, even if you've brought along a skilled Technician, meaning that you'll want to turn your surroundings into an impenetrable bunker to keep the police at bay.Click here to read more...
Developer: Overkill Software
Publisher: 505 Games
The quality of PayDay 2 depends on the company you keep.
It's a blank canvas for riotous cooperative shenanigans, a selection of unpredictable randomised heists hewn out of an eccentric engine that's never quite fit for task. Your four-man crew will case banks, jewellery shops, art galleries, FBI headquarters and more in search of the big score; planning the perfect silent hit that, nine times out of ten, goes all to hell in the space of a single gunshot. Pure stealth descends into madcap improvised defence as you wait for a thermal drill to finish its interminable task, SWAT teams breaching through the windows and civilians screaming in the thick dust, followed by a breathless dash to the getaway car as bullets thud into your immaculate two-piece suit. Equal parts stealthy planning and insane fun factory, no heist is ever the same and tight teamwork is rewarded with a big fat payout.
Conversely, you'll need to roll the dice if you decide to team up with randomers - and played solo it's akin to purgatory. In effect, PayDay 2 will either be the best or worst game you'll buy this summer.
Or more accurately: it will be the best game that you and three friends buy this summer.Click here to read more...
If you're on the fence about PayDay 2 still, this afternoon should help straighten that out. To kick things off, here's the launch trailer, courtesy of publishers 505 Games. It's wonderfully put together and well worth a watch. Then at 3pm we'll have Jon's review for you followed by an advisory survival guide this evening at 5pm.Click here to read more...
Pulling off the perfect heist in PayDay 2 isn't easy. Your team will have to contend with randomised security and level layouts every time, with missions usually descending into absolute chaos as SWAT teams and snipers ply their aggravating trade. I certainly made a pig's ear of it in our hands-on preview.
Just to rub it in, Overkill Software have now published a video showing off how to do it properly. Sort of. Game's out from August 13th on Steam, with console versions trailing over the following three days.
PayDay 2 finally has a firm release date - at least, on PC. Overkill Software confirms that their upcoming cooperative crime shooter will launch on Steam from August 13th, with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions out some time between the 13th and 16th.
Summer is traditionally supposed to be a quieter time of year, a perfect opportunity to relax and catch up on your backlog of games you bought but never quite got around to starting. Perhaps you'd saunter down to the ol' swimmin' hole (protecting yourself from the sun's deadly solar radiation with a lead-lined suit, obviously), or hang out with your friends in a convertible on your way to some sort of "sick kegger," you cool young things. I already earmarked a perfect ear of corn to lazily dangle out of my mouth as I played through Fallout 3 and Quake for the umpteenth time, before dozing off in the shade of a wide straw hat.
Not this year. Since we're fast approaching the end of this console generation, summer 2013 is utterly ridiculous, with numerous massive games slated to release over the course of a single month. 'Awesome August' is set to put several Christmas seasons to shame, so it's time to take a look at what to expect from this frankly silly month ahead.
Where possible, we've linked you to our very latest preview, news or trailer coverage!
2K Marin's XCOM reboot saw us sharpening pitchforks two years ago, but now that Firaxis have delivered the strategic last word on the series, we're definitely ready to judge this one on its own merits. Tactical combat and a refreshing 1950s setting leave us rather excited.Click here to read more...
Overkill Software have released a new developer diary showing the wealth of guns and upgrades players can buy with their ill-gotten gains in PayDay 2. We waxed lyrical about this massively entertaining cooperative heist 'em up in a recent PayDay 2 hands-on preview, and reckon that it could well be one of the most fun hits of the summer. Fingers crossed, masks on.
PayDay 2 is out next month on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.Click here to read more...