* [[BannedInChina Banned In Canada]]: It's classified similarly to a porn movie. [[{{Gorn}} Not surprising]].
* FranchiseKiller: The nigh-universally negative reception to ''Payback'' and Creator/{{Activision}}'s success with the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series has ensured that there will be no new games anytime soon.
* TheOtherDarrin: Earl Boen replaces Tom Wyner as Sam Gladstone and Iris Bahr replaces Bridget Hoffman as Taylor in the second game.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Instead of handing the series to Raven Software for a third go, Creator/{{Activision}} chose to give ''Payback'' to a budget-level Eastern European developer best known for making ''VideoGame/CabelasDangerousHunts'', ''VideoGame/{{Chaser}}'', and ''VideoGame/JurassicTheHunted'', then proceeded to put the franchise down immediately after it predictably tanked.