EGM: "There is something undeniably addicting about Payday 2, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. The math adds up, yet it doesn’t—at least, for someone like me. And by math, I mean the usual elements we deconstruct games by: visual presentation, audio presentation, control, that nebulous term “gameplay,” storytelling, and characters. The first four of those come together in Payday 2. The last two don’t even matter."