Reviews for Saints Row: The Third

90

Ridiculous Fun!

Lleris | Oct. 7, 2013 | See all Lleris's reviews »

A free roam world with whacky weapons and vehicles! Whilst you are pretty much in god-mode 24/7 and some of the authorities can be quite annoying when you get later into the game, along with the zombie hoards which can be, quite frankly, very annoying, the game is immensely enjoyable. The storyline is amusing to say the least. Customization of your character is numerous and fun with some ridiculous designs!

Replayability is pretty big, since there are a few choices in the game which can affect consequences and endings in the game and it's always fun to see how things can turn out with difference decisions.

Whored mode is a simple run-of-the-mill survival if you feel like a change of pace.

Since I haven't played SR2, I cannot compare the two, but suffice it to say, SR3 was great fun and I'm playing it still.

If you're looking for something a bit more serious, then I would suggest you go for GTA instead, though I really don't understand why you wouldn't want something this over the top!

98

Mental

rjb789 | Sept. 28, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »

This game (Saints Row The Third) is the best open world game I have ever experienced. It takes the basic formula which games such at Grand Theft Auto honed so brilliantly and turns it upside down, creating a hilarious romp through one of the most rude, brilliantly comic and completely crazy gaming experiences of my life. This game allows you do pretty much whatever you want and you are left to your own devices. There is tons of things to do like robbing a bank, just fighting people, crashing cars into shops, getting into police chases and so much more. On top of this there is the great sound and graphics which perfectly compliment the crazy premise of the game

85

Stupidly fun

PaulLFC | Aug. 23, 2013 | See all PaulLFC's reviews »

Whether you'll like Saints Row or not depends on whether you prefer your sandbox games serious, gritty, with a clearly defined story and a linearity that forces you to experience the narrative exactly as it was intended - or whether you like to be placed inside a world with a huge number of activities, some of them done before, some ridiculous, but nearly all fun. There are story missions of course, but you can spend just as long, if not longer, seeing whether you can find something this game won't let you do. That might take a while. This is what sandbox games should be - pure fun.

94

Just wow

Adurm | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all Adurm's reviews »

This game would so much better than expected. Take Grand theft auto IV, and just make it as wild as possible and this is what you will get. This game is about as random as it can get. Even if you see yourself as 'that serious gamer' This is still the game for you.

I have played each saints row game and they have all been a different experience as brilliant games. But this has just taken it to a new level for me. The characters, the environment, the vehicles and just over all game play just blew my mind. They took some wild chances with this game but it has just turned out to be a perfect game for me.

To add to how awesome this game was for me, I ventured in to the multilayer. Showing a friend 5 mins of gameplay, he instantly brought the game and we jumped straight in. Double the fun with friends and such a good laugh. one of the best purchases I have made recently. 100% recommend.

91

An absolute blast!

tomdoughnut | Aug. 6, 2013 | See all tomdoughnut's reviews »

This game is insane! Take the game Grand Theft Auto and take all the seriousness out of it and turn it into a completely insane and over the top game, that is saints row. The story is pretty good but definitely not as good as Grand Theft Auto but the overall craziness of the game makes up for this. You can dress up in ridiculous costumes, use over the top weapons and play online co-op with a friend (Which is the most fun I've had in a long time). This game is hilarious and if you want to just relax and have a good time then I highly recommend you get this game.

100

Over the top, boozed up, naughty action!

Avesomeofthat13 | Aug. 6, 2013 | See all Avesomeofthat13's reviews »

The "Saints Row" series of games are known for their crazy missions and over the top fun, but this third installment tops it off. The only way I can describe this game, is to compare it to Grand Theft Auto IV, take away every sane memory you have of it, screw a cop chase - take the helicopter. Who needs a motorcycle, when you have a rocket fueled, high tech rocket-bike?! This is wacky, pumped up, ludicrous action that puts everything out of perspective. Cooperative modes on this game are awesome too, not only can you both partake in the crazy missions this game has to offer, but you can also fight waves of zombies, mascots and gimps in the all new "Whored Mode". Now who wouldn't want that? Character customization is incredible. Screw jeans and a t-shirt, why not wear a hot dog costume, or dress as a giant bottle of beer? Better yet, you could remove all of your clothes and set about causing mayhem in Steelport. With an overabundance of downloadable content for this game (in excess of around 15 items), including three all new additions to the story line and even more items to customize your character, you just can't go wrong!

90

It's games like this for which THQ will be missed

Mattiebo | Jan. 27, 2013 | See all Mattiebo's reviews »

THQ had a number of great franchises; Darksiders, Red Faction and, of course, Saints Row. I didn't play the first in the series and, although I bought it, I didn't play much of the second one, but then I picked up this third game and I could see what all the fuss was about.

Saints Row: The Third is a crazy, stupid and ultimately incredibly fun open-world GTA-style game. You start by creating a character using the plethora of options giving you the ability to make just about any abomination you can think of (or, you know, a normal character if you're into that kind of thing.)

There are a lot of similarities to GTA, from the car-jacking to the open world, but Saints Row also throws in some more unique things like insane missions, ridiculous weapons and a car with a cannon that sucks up and shoots out pedestrians.

The game is double the fun when you play with someone else online. You can play through the story co-operatively and it will save the progress for both players.

For now we don't know of the fate of the next Saints Row game. It was in development before THQ went under and so it may never be released, but it could also be purchased by a publisher. At this point we don't know, but I'm sure we're all routing for the latter. While you're waiting, however, pick up this brilliant game.