Payday 2 Crimewave Edition: The Big Score
About Payday 2 Crimewave Edition: The Big Score
PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew – Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains – as they descend on Washington DC for an epic crime spree.
The new CRIMENET network offers a huge range of dynamic contracts, and players are free to choose anything from small-time convenience store hits or kidnappings, to big league cyber-crime or emptying out major bank vaults for that epic PAYDAY. While in DC, why not participate in the local community, and run a few political errands?
Up to four friends co-operate on the hits, and as the crew progresses the jobs become bigger, better and more rewarding. Along with earning more money and becoming a legendary criminal comes a new character customization and crafting system that lets crews build and customize their own guns and gear.
Having not played the first Payday game I was a bit stuck at the beginning but I definitely like how Payday 2 completely assumes the identity it’s chosen for itself. It’s perfectly a co-op crime-sim; not a cops-and-robbers-themed arena shooter, or a horde mode dressed up as a caper flick. Without any prior experience of the game I was in the crew! I could rip off shops left right and center from day 1. Of course there are certain aspects I would have liked explained better like the loadouts, the skills and the perks but you can just find out for yourself and its epic!
Its mechanics are so deep, and its structure so foreign compared to standard shooters, it can seem overwhelming when civilians are running every single possible way that you just coincidentally seem to aim, your drill is jamming up every time you turn your back, and police sirens are getting louder and louder in your ears. But it’s that chaotic start that gives Payday 2 such a powerful sense of progression. It may not be as linear as a game like Splinter Cell BUT you get to decide what you do, Who you rob. Once my friends and I had developed our skills and arsenals to the point where we could take down security, shut down the crowds, and get in and out of a vault in minutes, It felt like we’d just graduated from a band of clumsy thugs to a formidable crew of criminal masterminds. Now I will say: DON’T TRY THIS IS THE REAL WORLD. This is not a heist simulator for you to practice with but its fun. A lot of fun.
What do you get with The Big Score?
For those of you that don’t already know, there are 3 stages here:
Payday 2 – Payday 2 Crimewave Edition – Payday 2 Crimewave Edition: The Big Score.
THE BIG SCORE is actually a Game Bundle and it is the total package. It comes complete with the PAYDAY 2 CRIMEWAVE EDITION (Basically the remastered version of Payday 2 for the newer consoles which includes all the DLC from the previous console so on PS4 it would be the PS3 version with all the DLC from the PS3) game, plus THE BIG SCORE DLC Bundle! It’s all things PAYDAY 2, in one place. This complete bundle comes loaded with content including, heists, weapons, characters, masks and more! That includes 10 pieces of premium DLC – over $60 in DLC value! it is the biggest score in the history of PAYDAY!
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