By Craig Pearson on March 2nd, 2012 at 4:48 pm.
Ooh, I’m in PSA mode: bank-robbing FPS PayDay:The Heist is free on Steam this weekend, and 50% off if you choose to buy it. Dan Gril loved it, and I concur that it’s an excellent mash-up of gaming and film influences: everything from the opening sequence of The Dark Knight to Heat is mined and tossed into a Left 4 Deadish co-op run and gun. It’s kind of the perfect weekend game, if your idea of the perfect weekend is shooting policemen and being able to get to sleep at night afterwards. And if you’re not planning to play this, why not tell us what you are up to that’s so important that you can afford to ignore a free game? It better be damn good.
Here’s a ‘Let’s Play’ of the opening level. It has spoilers, obviously, but it’s actually a game where a little foreknowledge helps a great deal. While co-op fuckuppery is fun, knowing the space you have to play in and getting a clean getaway is much more rewarding. Skip to 7 mins 3 seconds to get past the preamble.
I want to see it climb those Steam charts, people.