PAYDAY™ The Heist: Wolfpack DLC
Gameplay 8
Graphics 8
Sound 8

The Wolfpack DLC adds two brand new heists to the game along with a brand new class, the technician. The new heists offer a lot of fun, but are also challenging enough to keep veterans on their toes. The new class also comes with their own new weapons and gadgets, including a grenade launcher and sentry gun, which is pretty impressive. All in all, there’s no reason not to grab this DLC if you are a fan of the game, although the developers have generously included the option to invite friends to the new heists if you own the DLC and they don’t.

Gameplay: Two brand new heists, a brand new class and some new weaponry.

Graphics: Still the same as the base game.

Sound: Not much has changed compared to the base game

Summary 8.0 Great
Gameplay 0
Graphics 0
Sound 0
Summary rating from user's marks. You can set own marks for this article - just click on stars above and press "Accept".
Accept
Summary 0.0 Terrible

PAYDAY™ The Heist: Wolfpack DLC

Developer: OVERKILL Software | Publisher: Daybreak Game Company | Release Date: 2012 | Genre: DLC / First Person Shooter / Co-op | Website: Official Website | Purchase: Steam

It’s no secret that we quite enjoyed our time with Payday: The Heist, despite it not being the most polished or fair game on the market. The co-op gameplay had us hooked and the seven heists on offer provided plenty of variety along with some nice replay value. Wolfpack is the first, and only, downloadable content pack for the game, so let’s take a look whether or not it is worth it.

Payday had a number of free updates that not only improved the game in a number of ways, but also added additional content, such as new masks and even a brand new level. Wolfpack is not free, but it does have a lot to offer Payday veterans who are yearning for a bigger challenge and some fresh heists. Unfortunately, Wolfpack only adds two more heists to the game, but both of them are very unique. The first is “Counterfeit”, which is a secret operation in the Sunshine State where your crew dress up as workers in order to infiltrate a neighborhood where counterfeit money is being printed. The heist is fairly straightforward, but since it is set in a sunny neighborhood, there’s not a lot of space to run and hide when the cops inevitably gatecrash the party. However, it is the second new heist, Undercover, which is our favorite. Here the gang sets up shop in an abandoned apartment complex in order to kidnap someone working for the IRS and force him to transfer some money. It’s an elaborate setup that involves lifting his limousine to the roof of the building, cutting him out of it and then hacking the server that he is carrying on him. It’s an extremely tough mission thanks to the narrow hallways and stairwells of the building as well as the multitude of snipers who camp out on nearby buildings. Players are given the opportunity to scavenge wood, which can be used to board up windows and vents, but completing the mission unscathed requires plenty of luck and skill.

In addition to the two brand new heists, Wolfpack also adds a whole new class to the game. It is called the technician and along with new weapons, such as the STRYK full auto pistol, AK and GL40 grenade launcher, this class also has some new tricks up their sleeve. The most exciting one is the sentry gun, which is just as cool as it sounds. Sentry guns don’t have unlimited armor or bullets, but setting them up in a strategic spot can be a life-saver.

The technician class also comes with the tool kit player upgrade, so that they can interact faster with all those pesky mission objects in the game. Of course, along with the new specialty there is also a new level cap, so players can increase their reputation all the way up to 193 now.

Although the Wolfpack DLC is not going to sway the opinion of players who didn’t like the base game, it is a great addition for existing fans. The two new heists offer a lot of fun and they are different enough from the ones that are already in the game. Even better, if you own the DLC you can invite your friends to play with you on them even if they do not own the DLC themselves. The Wolfpack DLC also adds six new challenging Steam achievements to the game, but you are really going to have to prove your mettle in order to earn them.

All things considered, the Wolfpack DLC is a must-have if you have already sunk a lot of hours into the game and want to keep going. It’s a pity that it only features two new heists as we would have loved to see more, but both Undercover and Counterfeit fits in nicely with the existing heists. The new technician specialty is also pretty cool, especially the turret. Unfortunately, there are no new weapons or upgrades for the existing classes, so if you don’t care much for the technician specialty, then you can stick to playing with friends who own the DLC and don’t mind inviting you to the new heists. For the rest, the game still looks and plays exactly like it always has, so check out our review to find out what to expect if you are a newcomer to the world of Payday: The Heist.

System Requirements

  • OS:Windows xp, Vista, 7
  • Processor:P4 3 GHz or Athlon 3400+
  • Memory:1 GB RAM
  • Graphics:NVIDIA 7800GTX or ATI x1900
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • OS:Windows XP, Vista, 7
  • Processor:Core 2 Duo or Athlon x2
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:NVIDIA 260 or ATI 4850
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

Related posts

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Octodad is one of those games that I just had to play after hearing about the concept and I can say that I was definitely not disappointed. The game loses some of its momentum towards the end due to forced stealth sections but overall it is a blast to play. Grabbing a few friends and playing the co-op mode where everyone is given a different limb to control is also a definite highlight. Gameplay: Mix tricky controls with a physics engine and watch the ensuing hilarity. Graphics: Charming and colorful. Sound: Pretty good overall.

Isbarah

Isbarah

Isbarah is not a game to approach if you are looking for an easy challenge or rewards that you don’t have to work hard to earn. The game requires quick reflexes, plenty of practice and a lot of dedication to master. It is definitely rewarding though, and taking down bosses many times your own size while they are covering the screen in projectiles is quite a rush. It is not for the faint of heart, but if you are up for the challenge you simply must try out the game. Gameplay: The blend of platforming and bullet hell works brilliantly. Graphics: Beautiful 2D art with excellent character designs. Audio: Adrenaline pumping tunes.

BlazeRush

BlazeRush

BlazeRush offers a combination of polished visuals, responsive controls and all out action which make it a hard title to put down once you are hooked. With tons of cars to choose from, some great weapon power-ups and well-designed tracks this is a game that can keep you playing for a long time. The single player campaign is great for learning the ropes, but ideally this is a game that you’ll want to play with your friends, either local or online. Hopefully more players will discover this game and increase the amount of opponents available online. Gameplay: The game is incredibly addictive in both single and multi-player, which is something that doesn’t happen very often. Graphics: The visuals are detailed, polished and very vibrant which makes the game a pleasure to look at. Sound: Nice tunes and good sound effects, but no voice acting.

Shmups Skill Test

Shmups Skill Test

Shmups Skill Test is a collection of mini-games that are designed to test how good you are at playing arcade and bullet hell shooters. While this means it doesn’t have as much depth as other titles in the genre, it still provides a nice diversion and a way to hone your skills. Since it is based on a rather old arcade game the visuals are far from cutting edge, but the gameplay and low price tag make up for this. If you think you have mastered the genre, then try out this game to see for sure. Gameplay: Lots of fun in short bursts, but obviously doesn’t have as much depth as full-fledged shooters. Graphics: The visuals are definitely showing their age. Sound: Not your typical shooter soundtrack.

Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age: Origins

While many claims have been made that this is the spiritual successor to Baldurs Gate, I think Dragon Age has enough to it to stand on its own. Its, got some flaws but overall it is a superb game that should be played by all RPG fans. Gameplay: Bioware always comes through with compelling role playing games and this one is no exception. Graphics: Clearly held back somewhat by the consoles, but still good. Sound: Great voice acting and stirring music.

Morningstar: Descent to Deadrock

Morningstar: Descent to Deadrock

It might be based on a free Flash game, but the improved visuals and excellent puzzles definitely means Morningstar: Descent to Deadrock is worth a second look. It has everything you expect from a great sci-fi adventure and remains entertaining throughout. It is only the short playing time and uninspiring voice acting that lets the experience down slightly. The game is a good showcase for what the developers are capable of and I look forward to seeing what they come up with next. Gameplay: Logical puzzles and an interesting setting make this a very entertaining title. Graphics: The new high definition visuals are great, albeit a little too static. Sound: Good music and sound effects, but the voice acting could have been better.

Leave a comment

11 − 2 =