DescriptionPayday: The Heist is a co-operative first person shooter where players join a team of four career criminals and has 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.
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|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Windows||Oct 31, 2011||8 out of 10||80|
|GameStar (Germany)||Windows||Dec 22, 2011||80 out of 100||80|
|PC Games (Germany)||Windows||Nov, 2011||79 out of 100||79|
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||Windows||Nov 25, 2011||75 out of 100||75|
|Calm Down Tom||PlayStation 3||Nov 08, 2011||7 out of 10||70|
|GameSpy||Windows||Oct 22, 2011||70|
|Cheat Happens||Windows||Nov 12, 2011||7 out of 10||70|
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