Payday 2 is a team-based first person shooter and strategy game, where players must perform all sorts of criminal activities (such as robbing banks and robbing stores) in order to gain loot.
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Pro A level of randomness adds replayability
Important items are placed in different locations on each playthrough, adding a slight bit of randomness to how each game plays out.
Pro Emphasizes cooperation
Your crew needs to bring specific equipment and weapons to stay out of sight or improve your chances in a gunfight. You also need to pay attention to your crew's health and ammo.
Pro Actively maintained
New DLCs are released regularly.
Pro Missions can be finished in wildly different ways
You can win levels through stealth – or through a massacre.
Pro Lots of customization options
You can customize your weapons, masks, and skills using the loot you earn from your heists.
Con New DLC can be a bit expensive
Getting the new DLC the day it arrives can set you back a fair bit. Your best bet is to wait for a sale.
Con Some DLC requires owning other games
Some of the cosmetic items are tied into other games available on Steam, which means you can’t access them unless you purchase the other games as well.
Con Microtransations that boost important stats
With Crimefest 2015, the developer (Overkill) decided to add stat-boosting gun skins that can only be acquired using real money. This makes for a pay-to-win scenario where people who purchase these items have a distinct leg up over non-paying players.
Con Limited to 4 players only
This game has not been built for huge LAN parties (unless you split your players to multiple heists).