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PayDay 2

A sequel to the first-person online shooter PayDay: The Heist from 2012. Both games were developed by Overkill Software in co-operation with Starbreeze AG. Players become members of a gang that specializes in bank heists, kidnapping, and drugs transportation.

Action | FPP | Gangster | FPS | multiplayer | co-op | shooters | Xbox Game Pass

PayDay 2 cover

developer: OVERKILL Software

publisher: 505 Games

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-4

game release date:


PC PS3 X360





“Payday 2” is a cooperative FPS, a continuation of the successful production from 2011. The game, just as the previous part, was developed by Stockholm-based Overkill Software studio.

Players are the members of a gang. The action takes place in Washington and the story focuses on a series of dangerous orders received via CRIMENET system. The missions involve to up to four players. The game offers a number of different types of tasks; apart from robberies there are kidnapping and drug smuggling. Playable characters are divided into four specializations (Mastermind, Enforcer, Ghost and Technician). Each class has its own skill tree and can use special equipment.

The gameplay of “Payday 2” is focused on co-operation – you must work closely with your gang colleagues to success. Guards, police officers, FBI agents, SWAT and other criminals will try to stop you. Repetitive tasks are not boring as every time they somehow differ. It is brought by the randomness of events and location of opponents controlled by AI. The shopping before the mission has an impact on the gameplay as well. You can buy codes that open the door or secure a quick escape from the crime scene with a helicopter. Compared to the previous part, the game’s AI has been significantly improved. Enemies are now more demanding and use smart strategies. Complete the missions to receive additional equipment. The game includes a system to modify your arms and clothing.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains bad language.Game contains depictions of violence.Online Game.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Quad Core i5 2.3 GHz, 3 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB (GeForce GTX 460 or better), 10 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8

PayDay 2 microtransaction content is now acquirable for free
PayDay 2 microtransaction content is now acquirable for free

news 21 October 2015 11:33

Intorducing microtransactions to PayDay 2 was not the best move from Overkill Software. After a wave of rage from fans, the studio decided to allow players to obtain paid content for free.

PayDay 3 confirmed; PayDay 2 drops microtransactions
PayDay 3 confirmed; PayDay 2 drops microtransactions

news 31 May 2016 10:57

PayDay 3 is going to happen, confirmed Starbreeze Studios. As for PayDay 2, the game will be receiving support for another 18 months. The next update will also remove microtransactions and add free features for all players.

Play PayDay 2 for free until April 12
Play PayDay 2 for free until April 12

news 04 April 2017 12:26

Overkill has launched The Search for Kento community event, which runs through April 12. During this period the game is free to play.

PayDay 2 Will Get New Paid Expansions
PayDay 2 Will Get New Paid Expansions

news 26 October 2019 23:13

Starbreeze and Overkill have changed their minds about the further development of PayDay 2. The developers have resumed work on the game and are planning new paid add-ons.

Starbreeze Gets Back on its Feet; PayDay's Future Looks Better
Starbreeze Gets Back on its Feet; PayDay's Future Looks Better

news 06 December 2019 23:54

Starbreeze, developer of the PayDay series, has confirmed that it got back on its feet being close to bankruptcy at the end of last year. The future of the present and future game from the PayDay franchise is therefore secured, at least for the time being.

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