Payday: The Heist

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Payday: The Heist is a co-operative first person shooter where players join a team of four career criminals and have to execute heists. The game consists of six different heists that can be played either in singleplayer with bots or online with real players. The locations of the levels vary, from a bank to a prison to a office complex. In each heist the team has a number of objectives that has to be completed. For example for in bank level the players has to drill open a gate, erase security footage and use thermite to melt a hole into the vault. When all objectives have been completed the team has to escape before time runs out. At the same time the team has to battle the police that attacks in waves. These waves doesn't end so the team has to keep moving. Ammo is scarce so players has to think about how to use it efficiently. The law enforcers get more powerful with time, from simple guards and policemen to FBI agents and heavily armed "bulldozers". When a player goes down he can be revived by a team mate. Civilians can be used as hostages and then traded for a team member that has gone down permanently.

The player can level up his character by reaching a high reputation. The reputation goes up as the player earns cash. Cash is earned not only by picking up cash wads but also by completing objectives and challenges. For each level up the player gets full health and ammo and a new item. This can be a weapon, a piece of equipment, a perk, or an upgrade to an existing item. The reward is chosen before the level up by picking one of three upgrade branches. These are assault, support and sharpshooter. There are 48 upgrades for each branch plus a final one that is only available when all branches have been maxed out. The player can change branch at any time. It's also possible to mix items from different branches.


Payday: The Heist Windows Using a drill to get through the gate
Payday: The Heist Windows It's a good idea to take out security cameras
Payday: The Heist Windows Tying the hands of the bank manager
Payday: The Heist Windows Loading screen

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NZGamer Windows Nov 04, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85 (UK) Windows Oct 31, 2011 8 out of 10 80 Windows Oct 31, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov 25, 2011 75 out of 100 75
Cheat Happens Windows Nov 12, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Ten Ton Hammer Windows Oct 25, 2011 70 out of 100 70
GameSpy Windows Oct 22, 2011 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 Oct 18, 2011 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamekult Windows Nov 08, 2011 6 out of 10 60
Bit-Tech Windows Oct 25, 2011 50 out of 100 50


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