If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

The Electronic Wireless Show podcast episode 178: the best heists in games special

Best laid plans

This week the Electronic Wireless Show podcast is talking about our favourite heists. Although we start with a bit of confusion because I changed the topic too late and Matthew didn't notice. Yes: I successfully pulled off a truth heist!

As well as talking a lot about heists in games, we discuss whether or not most crimes are heists. For example, theft in general is just spicy picking up, and murder is a soul heist. Matthew clues us in on what it was like to work for a secret shopper company, and Nate tells us about his repeat of his annual Eat Every Thing In Lord Of The Rings watch-along. Will this result in his daughter blocking memories? Only time will tell.

You can listen on Spotify, or above, or go straight to Soundcloud where you can download it for later. You can also now discuss the episode on our Discord channel, which has a dedicated room for podcast chat.

You can also get the RSS feed here or find it on iTunes, Stitcher or Pocket Casts.

Music is by Jack de Quidt, heister of musical notes.

We spend quite a lot of time talking about Spy Party, which is a very good game for two friends (or enemies) to play.

Matthew fondly remembers the New York level from Hitman 2, in which you heist stuff from a bank.

All of those stealth immersive sim games - Thief, Dishonored, Deus Ex - are all very heisty.

Desperados 3 is, arguably, also a heist game, particularly one level where you wake up extremely hung over and figure out that a bank robbery has happened.

GTA V and Red Dead Redemption? Lousy with heists. The heists in GTA are potentially the best bits of the game.

We also briefly discuss the Pay Day series, which none of us really understand.

Recommendations this week are Last One Standing, a Documental-adjacent Japanese game show starring comedians, the charity Books Beyond Bars (or similar US-based charities like Books Through Bars), and the dinosaur-themed graphic novel Europasaurus.

About the Author

Alice Bell avatar

Alice Bell

Deputy Editor

RPS's dep ed. Small person powered by tea and enthusiasm for video game romances. Send me interesting etymological facts and cool horror games.

Support Rock Paper Shotgun

Subscribe and get access to supporter-only articles, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and game discounts. Your support helps us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information



More Podcasts

Latest Articles

Rock Paper Shotgun logo

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch