Whether it's scooting around a frosted mountain in search of gift-wrapped Christmas presents, or grabbing a cashier straight at gunpoint for a pocket change - perpetrating a video game heist can be fun in its own way. Is.
And while we don't absolutely condone armed robbery in any way, shape or form, we have to raise our hands and say, you know, robbing virtual banks is actually pretty satisfying.
From developing blueprints to help assess the ideal entry point, sneaking into a vault to stock up on diamonds, and a plethora of pre-loaded money clips - all that transpires is fun and games.
Especially when accompanied by a partner in crime, everyone takes a risk. But as far as the best robbery video games go, there are really only five that come straight to mind.
Being able to run the criminal underworld and pawn off Monopoly at will was the USP of The Godfather.
The Godfather II
Not to be mistaken for a live and reloaded remake on Xbox, Conker's Bad Fur Day is one of the greatest heist games of all time, especially in its online multiplayer mode.
Conker’s Bad Fur Day (Online)
Although not in possession of your traditional bank robbery scenarios, Thief has had its fair share of roguelike adventures, all of which revolve around theft and planning ahead.
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men wasn't all that great narrative-wise, its online multiplayer mode certainly was able to serve up redemption on a silver platter.
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (Online)
Of course, anyone who shines so high in the multiplayer market will know about Payday. Specifically, Payday 2, which was, in all fairness, a better, ubiquitous version of the first take.