Payday: The Heist

  • Payday: The Heist
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  • Sprawling maps play differently in every game.
  • Well-balanced combat mechanics.
  • Stylish presentation.


  • Includes only six maps.
  • Some minor graphical issues.

Expert reviews and ratings

By New Game Network on 86

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 versus...

By Channel News Australia on 40

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 40

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 The...

By Dev Hardware on

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 violence...

By NowGamer on 79

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 eTeknix on

wpcol_1half id="" class="" style=""]After seeing many trailers for this indie game it caught my eye and I had to give it a go. The game was developed by “ Overkill Software ” the company behind the game “ Storm ”. The company consists of a mixture of...

By GamingShogun on

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 the...

By NZGamer on 85

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

Creepy masks and intense bank-robbing action make Payday: The Heist a thoroughly entertaining...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 78

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 60

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 wanted to...

By GameSpy on 70

Pros: Takes the art of bank robbing seriously; fun with four player co-op; decent enemy AI

Cons: Visuals are designed for console hardware; average friendly AI; objectives can be vague

By on 100

The Heist opens abruptly with a view of a fortified vault safe guarded by electrified steel bars and CCTV cameras scanning for intruders. At the bottom of the screen are four arcane symbols that represent the four types of puzzles that need to be solved...

International Review By Techzilla on

Payday: The Heist non è un videogioco destinato a rimanere nella storia ma è in grado di raccimolare alcune ore di divertimento e di svago assoluto, sopratutto per l'idea di fondo che è molto originale e discretamente realizzata. Assolutamente da...

International Review By on 80

PayDay : Th Heist déboule sans prévenir dans le monde impitoyable des FPS. Et il faut bien avouer que le jeu s'en tire honorablement, avec un gameplay éprouvé mais terriblement efficace. On aurait bien évidemment aimé avoir plus de niveaux, mais à...

International Review By on 40

Heat – filmen som i ett slag gjorde onödigt komplicerade, episka bankrån coola. Ändå har i stort sett ingen försökt skapa ett spel på samma tema. Kane & Lynch gjorde visserligen en ansats, men bankrånet är ett av få skäl att minnas spelet. Nu släpper...