Is a game you HAVE to buy if you like torture.
It's one of the hardest games I've ever played.
The game is a low budget thing, only avalable throught PSN or Steam, it's about half price of standard games, I bought it at a sale and got it for a quarter of the normal price of a game.
Payday has only 6 levels, but each level has sevral random events, you never meet the exact same enemies, each time you play it, it's never exactly as hard or easy as the previous time you played it, even if you play it on the same difficaulty.
The concept is that you and 3 other robber do diffrent heists, the first mission is a straght up brankrobery, first you take out the gurdas, drill into the vualt room, then use thermite to burn into the vault, steal the money and fight your way out.
Second mission is the one were everthing goes to hell, you get double crossed, and have to fight your way through down town strees, trying to get to the man that double crossed you. Natuarly the cops try and stop you, ans yes if this sounds like HEAT it is, this level is totaly a rip of of HEAT, Menn in suits with heavy weapons fighting from car to car. This mission is hard, my and my friend tried it 4 times on easy before we beat it, we tried another 6 times on normal before we beat it, and we still havn't beaten it on hard.
Third mission you assault a coke lab, steal the panic rom with millsions of dollars in it, while the cops try and stop you, in the end you lif the safe out of the house with a helicopter.
oh and from this mission on, you can only play on normal or higher, no easy
Fourth missions, you blow up what looks like Broklynbridge, in order to free a prisonor from a transport, you then fight your way across the brigde airlifts the prisoner out, then fight forwared the brigade and down to a boat.
We tried this 7 times before we beat it.
Fith mission is a diamond heist, you have to kidnap the manager of the building to get the codes to the vault, then steal the diamonds and up to the roof to ascape, and now you can only play on hard or overkill.
Last mission is an assault on a convoy with cold, you end up with a firefight in a slaughter house.
Each mission has some random stuff, you never know were people are, you never know, in which car the prisoner is in, in the diamnd heist, you might end up kidnapping up to 7 people before you get the code to the vault, or just 1 or anything in between.
Like all games today, you have levles, infact you have 145 levls in this game, when you start the game on level 1, you only got an M4 and a scilenced 9mm handgun, you have 3 "classes" assautl, sharpshooter and suport, assualt gives you ammo bags you can depoly to give ammo to you and other team mebers, as you level up, this ammo bag get more and more ammo in it. you alos get a .45 handgun, a .45 silenced SMG, and finnaly a HK21 MG, all thise guns gets upgreads to accuracy, and damge and reload time.
Sharpshooter, generaly makes guns more accuret, but you also get a very short shotgun as backup, and finnaly a M1A1 Rilfe, that does a lot of damage but is only semi auto, and again the guns get acurrasy and damge upgrades.
Suport, gives you sevral tings, a medic bag to heal team members, more ammo to carry, a M4 shotgun, an MP5 and a magnum revolver. as well as upgrades for these things, in the end up you got 48 levles on each class tree.
To level up you steal money, you do chanllangres, like one chalange is Head Shot vs the Law I, this means if you shoot 50 cops in the head, you get a money bonus that helps you level up, in headshot vs the law III you have to shoot 600 cops in the head, you also have mission spesific stuff, like all levles on hard has 3 things you can do, Clean hit, that means you go through the mission with out killing a single civilian, like a pro, that means you did this mission with out getting in jail, and one were you can't go to bleed out.
All guns got stuff to, like M4 vs the law V were you have to kill 1200 cops, t his gives a HUGE bonous and you probebly go up 2 levles just by completing that one, but then you have to play the missions like 15 times to get that number of kills.
When your life drains completley you go to bleedout, you are then on the ground, with only your handgun, and your teammates get 25 seconds to help you up, if they do that, then you get up and have 3/4 of your life back, second time you go down, if you then get up again you only got half your life back ect. If you go down to many times, it will end with that your team mates only got 5 seconds to help you, and you only get 1/6 of your life back if they save you.
If the timer runs out, the cops get you, and this is were hostages are nice, you sipper strip some civilians, and after some time, you can exchange them for your teammate.
BUT if that teammate has killed alot of inocent people the time before you is relased get longer and longer, 10 seconds for every civilian killed.
But who are trying to stop you.
The cops have many a way to try and get you,
You got rentacops.
Most of the enemies you meat are cops, SWAT or armord SWAT, only diffrence is how much damge it takes to get then to die.
Tanks swat used demolition suits, extremly hard to kill, takes many a rounds of MG or shotgun fire to take one out, rearly seen more then 1-2 times pr. mission.
Shields often come in clumps of 2-3 at a time, they got a bullet proff shield, and the only way to get at them is to flank them, they can create huge bottle necks.
FBI is not that bad, easy to kill, not very dangures, detectives are the same,
Tazers are a pain, they will hit you with a tazer, and you will get electrocutede, noly way to get out of the shock is to kill the guy, often this has to be done by one of your team mates, becase it's hard to shot when you are getting electrocuted.
But worst of the worst is the special forces, these look exactly like Sam Fisher from Splinter cell, they got the glowing green eyes of NVG googles, they will sneak up on you, and hit you just once, and you are down, you can't defend against them, if they get with in 10 feet of you, you are down, nothing you can do about it, only way is for a friend to kill him and save you. Just one of these guys can take out a whole 4 man team no problem, if you seem them comming it's not that bad, you can shoot them, but when you don't see them, you are in big troubel.
What ever town these robberies are done in, it does have lots of cops, not hard for a 4 man team to kill 400 cops on some of the missions.
The game is extemly unforgiving, to beat the last to missions, you need 4 players of atleasy 60 in level, but even then it's hard, you really need atleast one player that is the full level 145.
Me and my friend has played this a week now, and only today did we finish the last two missions, and only yesterday the 4th mission.
So for 6 days we basicly only played the first 3 missions.
We are now level 65, and we can still not beat the last two missions with out help for a max level player and a player with the same levl as us.