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Sprawling maps play differently in every game.
Well-balanced combat mechanics.
Multiplayer is a blast.
Takes the art of bank robbing seriously.
Decent enemy AI.
Includes only six maps.
Some minor graphical issues.
Visuals are designed for console hardware.
Average friendly AI.
Objectives can be vague.
By New Game Network on January 05, 2012
I sometimes feel as if there is an unofficial agreement between computer animators to directly compete with one another using similarly-themed films. First there was Antz versus A Bug’s Life, then Finding Nemo versus Shark Tale, then Madagascar...
By Channel News Australia on December 21, 2011
Take a little bit of the bank heist from the movie Heat with the non-stop, shoot-?em-up onslaught of Left 4 Dead and you get the underdog title of 2011, Payday: The Heist.It's an ambitious title that melds a whole lot of alternative game types and...
By Blogcritics on November 17, 2011
Sometimes a game has premise so terrific you wonder why it hasn’t really been done before. In the case of Overkill Software's PAYDAY: The Heist you are presented with classic crime scenarios based off of movies like Heat, The Inside Man, and...
By Dev Hardware on November 14, 2011
You've seen bank heists in the movies; now someone has built a video game around this premise. PayDay: The Heist lets you and up to three friends step into the role of criminals, planning and executing a bank robbery. Expect lots of onscreen...
By NowGamer on November 11, 2011
Payday: The Heist is a fun 4 player co-op shooter in the vein of Left 4 Dead, and plenty of fun with friends. That said, it is a little rough round the edges, and that might put some players off.More Articles >>>...
By GamingShogun on November 07, 2011
So a well known comedian once said that more than anything else a guy wanted to be in a heist. He went on to describe a scenario in which the heist from a famous movie is every guy’s dream come true. I have no proof whatsoever that someone at...
By NZGamer on November 04, 2011
My crew and I have entered the bank and scoped the place out. Two of them find the bank manager, who has the keycard that we need; while I wait in queue at the tellers, and another teammate is upstairs with a view of the whole room. Once the time is...
By GameSpot on November 02, 2011
Creepy masks and intense bank-robbing action make Payday: The Heist a thoroughly entertaining...
By Game Chronicles Magazine on October 28, 2011
After the genre-altering success of the Left 4 Dead franchise, it is surprising to me that there hasn’t been an explosion of more 4 player online co-op games. I can name a handful that have run with the concept, but not many worth mentioning. Now,...
By PC Advisor on October 24, 2011
Despite its flaws, I found Payday to be more Ocean's Eleven than Small Time Crooks; it's got some clever moves, a fun sense of imagination, and it makes you appreciate (and rely upon) every member of your cast. Not since Left 4 Dead have I...
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