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Top 5 Games to Play While Waiting for Payday 3

With the release of Payday 3 approaching on September 21st, 2023, fans of the game are eagerly anticipating its arrival. In the meantime, there are several other games that can help satisfy the heist cravings. These games provide similar gameplay elements and co-op experiences that have made Payday so popular.

5. Grand Theft Auto 5

Grand Theft Auto 5 has remained a popular game due to its impressive online presence. In Grand Theft Auto Online, players can team up with friends to take on heists that require tight communication and coordination. The game has received continuous support from Rockstar, with new content being added regularly. Additionally, the single-player campaign offers fun heists and the chaotic open-world experience that the series is known for.

4. Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2, also developed by Rockstar, offers intense bank robbery missions in its main campaign. Players can experience a variety of heists, including riverboat gambling heists, train robberies, and bank robberies. The game features excellent voice acting and an online mode, where players can take on heists set in the frontier era with their friends.

3. Warhammer: Vermintide 2

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 provides thrilling co-op action set in the Warhammer universe. While it is not a heist game, it offers satisfying melee combat and a 4-player co-op experience similar to Payday 2. Players can team up to face various horrors from the Warhammer universe and engage in intense battles.

2. Thief

For those who prefer a stealthier approach to thievery, Thief offers a compelling experience. Players assume the role of Garrett, a master thief, and must carefully plan and execute heists to steal valuable items. The game focuses on stealth mechanics, environmental manipulation, and picklocking. While it lacks online multiplayer, it provides an immersive and strategic thieving experience.

1. Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 may not be a heist game, but it includes several missions that involve stealing valuable items or teaming up with others to pull off heists. The standout example is the mission called “The Heist” which features detailed planning and a tense infiltration scenario. The game also features high-tech military heists and side quests that involve stealing valuable items.

While waiting for the release of Payday 3, these five games offer gameplay elements and experiences that will keep players engaged and satisfied. Whether it's teaming up with friends for heists or embracing the stealthy art of thievery, there are plenty of options to tide over fans until the highly anticipated release of Payday 3.


– Grand Theft Auto 5: Rockstar Games
– Red Dead Redemption 2: Rockstar Games
– Warhammer: Vermintide 2: Fatshark
– Thief: Eidos-Montreal
– Cyberpunk 2077: CD Projekt Red