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Release Date

Aug 13, 2013

Metacritic Score



Achievements Count




Play Time

25 hours

Games in Series



Adults Only

System Requirements


  • CPU: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 (512 MB VRAM)
  • HDD: 13 GB


  • CPU: 2.3 GHz Intel Quad Core Processor
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX460 / ATI Radeon HD 5850 (1GB VRAM)
  • HDD: 13 GB

Interesting Facts

  • Two years after the events of the previous game, the Payday gang comes to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area to perform another heisting spree.
  • The player takes control of one of the gang’s twenty-two members and can perform heists alone, or with up to three teammates.
  • Up to four players can cooperate in a heist.
  • The level selection menu is styled as a fictional website,
  • There are seven difficulty levels: Normal, Hard, Very Hard, Overkill, Mayhem, Death Wish, and Death Sentence.
  • All versions of Payday 2 include the “Shield” and the “Taser” – both named for their signature equipment.
  • The “Bulldozer” – a SWAT team member in a modified near-bulletproof bomb suit, and snipers.
  • The Crimewave Edition and PC version include the “Cloaker” – an infiltration and hand-to-hand combat expert.
  • During the 4th day of “The Search For Kento” event the Crime Spree game mode was added.
  • Skill trees representing five of the playable heisters and playstyles: Mastermind, Enforcer, Technician, Ghost, and Fugitive.
  • Players can switch between 15 profiles of skills, perk decks, weapons and equipment at no cost before starting a heist.
  • When a player reaches level 100, they can opt to raise their “Infamy” level, up to level 500.
  • Over thirty downloadable content (DLC) packages have been released for the game including new heists, weapons and game mechanics.
  • Payday 2: Hotline Miami is a collaborative project between Dennaton Games and Overkill which includes a heist influenced by Hotline Miami.
  • A remastered version of the game, subtitled Crimewave Edition, was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June 2015 and for the Nintendo Switch in February 2018.

Mod Support


Cheats support


Contains Game/Battle Pass


Virtual Reality Support


Number of maps


Third/First Person

First person

Game Engine

Diesel Engine 2.0

Protagonist sex