10 Things You Need to Know About: Payday 2

Leigh Harris
10 Things You Need to Know About: Payday 2

Payday 2 launches tomorrow, the sequel to a non-retail release, and is the headlining title at retail this week.

  1. Payday 2 is a first-person shooter which requires co-operation, timing and planning to execute the perfect heist.
  2. It is the sequel to Payday: The Heist, which was well-received by critics and was released as a downloadable title for PC and PS3.
  3. This time around, the game is hitting retail for a budget price of AUD$49.95 or NZD$69.95.
  4. Players are teamed up with friends, and are tasked with performing various successful bank robberies.
  5. There is a much larger emphasis on the stealth mechanics this time around.
  6. Overkill and Starbreeze Studios have aimed to improve the rough shooting mechanics of the original game.
  7. As the player picks up loot, they will have to deal with a physical bag which will weigh them down, making both stealth and combat trickier.
  8. Unlike in the first game, where cash was a form of experience, cash is used to directly purchase new tools and weapons for future heists.
  9. The game, according to the developers, became 'simply too big' for a downloadable title, but its lean development has meant that it will be profitable right out of the gate.
  10. While it's in essence a bigger, better, faster type of sequel, the first reviews are showing a marked improvement, and its metacritic score is sitting at around 80.

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Tags: 505 games , starbreeze studios , payday 2 , 10 things , Overkill Studios

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