PAYDAY The Heist is an adrenaline-pumping, gritty, episodic first person shooter available to download from PlayStation Store to your PlayStation 3 that tasks you with pulling off a series of elaborate robberies. The game features a number of maps for you to master including the First World Bank, Heat Street, Green Bridge and Diamond Heist.
Each job features a number of objectives such as restraining civilians, drilling through a security gate to reach a bank vault or transporting a valuable passenger from a prison bus to a secure rooftop location so they can be extracted via helicopter. The more objectives you complete, the higher your score, which in turn rewards you with experience points that unlock multiple in-game perks. These include better body armour, finer aiming and additional firepower such as a shotgun or sub machine gun.
Alongside weapon upgrades, you can carry a number of additional items in your inventory throughout each mission including an ammo bag, a health kit or cable ties for securing hostages. It's always worth grabbing a couple of hostages at the outset of a mission by pressing the R2 button on your wireless controller to get them to lay on the ground. Pressing and holding the R2 button down a second time will allow you to tie them up.
Having hostages means you can conduct trades with the police should one of your own men be captured and taken into custody in the middle of a raid, and on some of the game's tougher difficulty settings this happens more often than not.