Tribune writes: "It’s easy to look at PAYDAY: The Heist and pick-up all of its obvious stylistic comparisons to the 1995 classic film Heat. Lines of dialogue, to the fast rhythmic drums that overlay each heist are so similar to the film that Michael Mann could sue if he really wanted to. But I would argue that if you’re looking for some sort of inspiration for your heist game, then choosing one of the greatest heist films of all time is definitely a great place to start. And count me in. It would certainly help if the game is good too, though. And thankfully, PAYDAY: The Heist is a thrilling first person shooter with only minor, yet sometimes glaring shortcomings."