About this game
Developer: Overkill Software
Content Rating: Mature
PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter where you rob banks and get paid. 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 Crime does pay – use your funds to customize your character with new skillsets that change the way you play and kit them out with their own guns and gear.
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Although Payday 2 is an early first-person shooter to hit the Nintendo Switch, it provides an average experience that’s worth skipping. The level of character customization is great and brings a sense of ownership to the adventure, but enemies are incredibly hard to see at times, often leaving the player squinting after every shot fired.
Ultimately it doesn't matter which way you decide to play; you're having to compromise somehow, which is the story of Payday 2 on the Switch. It is an entirely functional video game that (in most respects) looks, feels and plays like Payday 2, and given the right circumstances, can also be a bit of fun. But given how readily available it is on other platforms and the concessions made with this version, it doesn't highlight Payday 2's unique brand of shooting and looting the way other platforms have for years.
It’s nice that Switch owners can cash in on Payday 2’s co-op action, which remains great, and the new playable character has a skill set that introduces a new support style. But this version is handicapped by its lack of voice communication tools. Even if it’s updated to parity with the PC version, that’s a tough pill to swallow in such a cooperative game.