Reviews for Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package

85

Good fun, although not as much content as the original

ADUAN | July 24, 2013 | See all ADUAN's reviews »

Saints Row The Third is a game that is once again, wacky and funny. The gameplay largely remains the same from Saints Row 2. However, one of the things I found to be disappointing is the fact that some of the activities that were in Saints Row 2 were removed in this one. In addition, the game is a bit too easy as I can access to high powered weapons and vehicles at the start of the game with a little bit of exploring.

However, I still found this game to be enjoyable and worth picking up, especially if you have played Saints Row 2.

90

Great fun, though not for everyone.

Angorath | July 4, 2013 | See all Angorath's reviews »

An open-world GTA style game. But less serious. As GTA became more serious over the years, Saints row became less serious. It's all about driving around Steelport, doing missions and activities (that include: rolling a giant ball of twine and panda skydiving).

This package comes with all the DLC for Saints Row the Third. Most are cosmetic but there are 3 DLC's that add quite a bit of content. This game should take a while to complete. Be it solo or with a buddy, as you can do all the content in the game with another person. There are quite a few things to collect and stuff to do in the city. And even if you complete and found everything, you can still cause quite a mayhem in Steelport!

97

Best game of all time

benbean | June 28, 2013 | See all benbean's reviews »

If you're tired of GTA's over-realism and repetitive missions, but still love the open world - gang warfare, this is the game for you. I have put over 70 hours into this game. The best way of describing how it's different from GTA, is that it replaces realism for fun. You can shoot guns over your enemy, and watch as a shark rips them open, coming out of the ground.

The co-op is very well implemented. You can have your single player save file loaded, and invite a friend to your game. They will be in the free roam world around oyu, and you can play all of the single player missions with them.

93

Definetly worth your time

Snipad | June 22, 2013 | See all Snipad's reviews »

Saint's Row The Third is a brilliant game that is a must for anyone looking for a good story and stupidly awesome fun within the game. From beating up pedestrians to running around the city naked, you will always have fun within the city of Steelport!

Within the game you are able to do the main story missions, collect collectibles, side missions, etc etc. What is more amazing is that when you play co op you just lose yourself in the game and have the most fun ever in a video game.

Get this game and enjoy it before Saint's Row 4

100

Mindless fun!

onewinged90 | June 17, 2013 | See all onewinged90's reviews »

This is a game so much like Grand Theft Auto, except that it's very ridiculous in a good way. The full package offers every DLCs released to this date, which is a bargain. If you are looking for a game that does not take itself seriously, this is a game for you.

95

Not suitable for boring people, serious and / or unimaginative.

kalil | June 15, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »

Saint's row in my view has always been a series that lived in the shadow of GTA, but with this release comes off completely leaving open just a game but a lot more fun. This game represents what we all generally tend to look for in a Sandbox game is to make the thug no matter what else, and with plenty of side missions of all types. Now cometh to give the score:

Graphics: 8.5 The game's graphics fit perfectly with what I want to be the game that is exaggerating. The comic style graphics with makes everything more dramatic more exaggerated and made me laugh a lot.

Sound: 8 Great soundtrack with many songs of all types from Heavy, Hardcore, Rock, Pop up "Regueton", great sound effects and voices improved over the previous game.

Technology: 8.5 This much improved over the previous, better graphics engine, better sound effects ...

Gameplay: 10 It is one of the best games I could try in this sense, is long, full of side quests, customizable vehicles, many objects for the character customization, a large island to explore. Several game modes. It is the very best that there is in my opinion.

Innovation: 9.5 It's a totally different game compared to other games of the genre, the ones that look like it are the 2 previous games and GTA: San Andreas, but this a bit not much.

Conclusion: 9.4 Absolutely essential game for fans of the genre and for those who do not like too much

91

So much better than I ever thought it could be!

Theebourgeoisie | June 6, 2013 | See all Theebourgeoisie's reviews »

People seem split on this one. Angry Joe from Youtube hated it. But then a lot of other critics have given it high marks. A lot of the detractors feel that it failed to capture what made Saint's Row 2 so great. Saint's Row the Third isn't interested in emotional content or developing characters in meaningful and thought-provoking ways. It's a series of mad gags. It's one of the most absurd games you could ever play. So if you're looking for emotional content or a captivating story, you're better off looking elsewhere.

It's a mistake to call SR3 a GTA clone. Granted, you're in an open city where you explore, carjack and kill whomever you please. But calling it a GTA clone is like calling all FPS games Call of Duty clones. Certainly SR3 is in the same genre, but it is not aiming for the same things the GTA series is aiming for. The GTA series has been aiming more and more to tell compelling stories and create a somewhat realistic tone and atmosphere. SR3 shirks that approach entirely. Everything about this game is over the top and crazy. But it's not over the top and crazy in a cheap gags sense--well at least not exclusively in that sense. It's humor is often very smart riffing on postmodernism and pop culture.

Everything about the game is streamlined for playability. Instead of opening a door handle and pulling out the driver of a car to carjack, you'll jump through the windshield and kick the driver out in one quick, fluid motion. Everything you do in the game will develop your characters stats, so you won't often find yourself grinding or doing something boring to build your characters. In short, everything in the game is designed to stay out of the players way. You'll never feel like the game's structure is preventing you from having the good time that you want to have.

The DLC in the complete package is all pretty solid, but none of the DLC has the status of "must-have." They're all good and will add more fun side quests to the game, but if you get the regular edition, you'll still be getting the full SR3 experience. There's very little new that is of any importance to the main story line. They're just a few bonus adventures you can go on.

SR3's biggest weakness is probably its lackluster finish. You expect the game to keep going after the mission. It seems like it just kind of ends and you find yourself going "is that it?..." But apart from that moment, I was never disappointed while playing this game. The driving and shooting mechanics are solid. The voice acting is mostly solid (which is impressive, because you can select different voices for you main character) and customizing my own character really helped me to project my own personality into the campaign. The story is mainly just an excuse to move from one absurd encounter to another. There certainly is a story arc uniting all that you do, but it is unlikely to be the thing you remember most about this game. The things I remember most about this game are the many hilarious moments and the fact that gameplay was never dull. I put 45 hours into this game and wasn't bored for a second of it.

Oh, and there's Burt Reynolds too. I don't want to spoil when. But yeah, Burt Reynolds!

90

Nonsense in the open world

Xentrig | May 14, 2013 | See all Xentrig's reviews »

If you want to play a game that is not afraid to let you know that it is in fact a game, then this is definitely one that you should pick up. There has been a serious trend in video games the past few years, and this is one of the few AAA titles I have played that makes me feel like I am playing a video game again. While some of the humor is a bit on the low side, I thoroughly enjoyed playing through this one. The primary mission arch is a little on the short side, however there is a lot of extra content packed into the city, more than enough to keep you entertained for a very long time if you enjoy open worlds. The graphics are decent enough, nothing spectacular, as well as the story itself. But if you are looking for a game that brings back FUN, pick this up. Even better if you have a friend to play through it with, as the amount of destruction that two people can cause together makes it that much more enjoyable.

A lot of the cutscenes and missions are very unique, and it tries to stay away from the normal formula of the car stealing open world game. All in all I highly recommend this game if you enjoy screwing around at all.

85

If a fan, this is a must!

DonVercetti | Dec. 30, 2012 | See all DonVercetti's reviews »

Fun thing is, this title full priced is honestly a well priced collection. However since the fall of THQ this year, this package has seen some unbelievable low prices! The Saints Row series has always been famous amongst gamers, and this game doesn't disappoint at all. This is a game you can play for hours without even starting the storyline, It's lots of freeroaming fun! A good things SR series has compared to others is Character Creation, and later on dressing your character up the way you want. By the way, There's even a mode in which all pedestrians turn into zombies and you have a Zombie survival-like game. Get this title!!

85

A great game bundled with middling expansion content

nairume | Dec. 29, 2012 | See all nairume's reviews »

Saints Row III: The Full Package is almost an amazing deal for anybody interested in a great game with the full array of expanded content. Saints Row III itself is a fantastic game and was easily one of the best games of its year. On its own, I could not recommend it enough, and players already have that options. Ultimately, the problem with this package is that the vast majority of the DLC included is rather unimpressive. They are largely cosmetic additions that give bonus costumes or expand really minor areas in the game. Very few of these DLC expansions add anything really substantial, and even the ones that do are little more than mission packs. While this package isn't bad for anybody that absolutely wants everything, you are much better off buying the game and individually picking a couple DLCs that fit more with what you want to do with the game. Otherwise, you are throwing away money on bonus content that is mostly worthless.

85

Ridiculous, in a Good Way

realityhack | Dec. 29, 2012 | See all realityhack's reviews »

Saints Row: The Third presents you with an open world that allows you to do a wide variety of activities, ranging from mundane things like buying properties, to absurd ones such as streaking and handstand-surfing on cars as they drive down the highway. The combat is fun, particularly the range of melee takedowns and beatdowns available which vary depending on whether you're unarmed or are holding a melee weapon. Similar to the activities available, the weapons range from standards such as pistols, shotguns and machine guns, to wacky ones such as the Shark-O-Matic (DLC), which launches an underground shark attack at your enemies.

The storyline is ridiculous in an over-the-top action film kind of way, but the fact that the game is aware of this, and doesn't take itself seriously, makes it entertaining. The main plot will take you to different sections of the world, engaging each of Steelport's gangs. The main entertainment of the game really comes between each of the main missions as you're free to roam the city playing mini-games, stealing and customizing cars, and taking control of the various districts.

The three DLC missions included in "The Full Package" are fairly forgettable, but are still entertaining to play through. The rest of the DLC content comes as extra outfits, vehicles and weapons. Nice to have, but not essential. The standout DLC pack is probably the Nyteblade pack, due to the vehicles.

Saints Row: The Third draws comparisons with the GTA franchise, but really they're quite different games. The GTA games try to create a realistic city setting filled with interesting characters, whereas Saint's Row creates a city where you're free to run around wrecking havoc. So long as you don't go into Saints Row: The Third expecting a gripping storyline and deep characters you're bound to have a good time. The ability to play through the game cooperatively with a friend also adds loads of replayability as well as adding an extra dimension of entertainment as well.

Overall: Well worth a purchase.

85

Very fun, sometimes buggy

V2lentin | Dec. 29, 2012 | See all V2lentin's reviews »

Saints Row the Third is one of those games that can't be taken too seriously by the player, because the game itself is not taking itself too seriously. At first look, it may look like a bad GTA clone, but once you start playing it, you realize that everything in the game is so mindlessly fun that you can't love it. You want to be a big guy, dressed as a woman and base jumping from tall buildings? You can do it. And a whole lot of other things just as crazy. The graphics of the game are pretty good and everything is very well drawn and richly detailed, from characters to huge skyscrapers. The sound is just as good, with a rich playlist of various genres that will satisfy every gamer, no matter what kind of music he prefers. Despite all these good parts, the game's biggest problem are the bugs that might annoy you now and then. Sometimes, you'll get stuck in the pavement and incapable of moving, or the game will freeze for some time. If you are patient enough and you can overcome the bugs, the game will be very rewarding and will offer a rich gaming experience. The DLCs in this package only add more and more fun to the base game, starting with vehicles such as a motorized broom stick or a tank and continuing to outfits and crazy weapons. So, getting the full package is maybe the best deal you can get, especially at this price.

89

A full package of madness

panz3r88 | Dec. 29, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »

Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package contains the base game and all the DLC released for the game. All these DLC are quite useless because they only add new outfits, weapons and vehicles: only Genkibowl VII, Gangstas in Space and The Trouble with Clones add some new missions. Saints Row The Third is a great free roaming, because you can do many crazy things and use strange weapons and vehicles. There are many secondary missions and the main story is quite fun. This game is a good alternative to GTA 4.

86

Feels at home in its own skin

cavalcade | Dec. 28, 2012 | See all cavalcade's reviews »

Saint's Row has always been a curious series. Something of a reaction against the increasingly po-faced GTA series, it's evolved from the amusing, but technically flawed first game, through the genuinely-quite-good second game, to the confident swaggering experience delivered by Saint's Row 3.

This game is wildly daft. It revels in being utterly stupid. At all times. However, what is baffling is how likeable the game is and how easy it is to be swept up by the overwhelming daftness. Instinct would suggest that a game trying this hard to be daft can only suffer and end up being irritating. Saint's Row 3 is trying so hard you have to give it a round of applause and a pat on the back for the sheer bloody mindedness of its approach. Saint's Row 3 is a theme park. A mad, crazy, depraved theme park for over 18s with a sense of humour of a 13 year old. It's awesome.

The game kicks off after the events of Saint's 2, but moves from Stilwater to a new area known as Steelport. I could outline the plot, but it's ridiculous. Essentially you're doing what you've done before, but in a new town.

What isn't ridiculous is the superlative game design. Everything in Saint's Row 3 is rewarded. You get a pat on the head for doing.... well, anything. You get cool stuff to play about with all the time. You can access all your cool stuff all the time. Saint's Row wants you to have fun. It's not a GTA clone. It's a fun simulator. You do stuff. It's normally crazy, hilarious or stupid. You get a reward. You do more stuff. More rewards. It's like having the best teacher ever, who just gold stars you for handing in your homework 3 weeks late.

Add in full capaign co-op, some decent visuals and tiger babysitting and you've got an unmissable game.

90

Worth it price.

zhack075 | Dec. 28, 2012 | See all zhack075's reviews »

I bought Saint Row 3 with the season pass and genki dlc included. The season pass was nice but like all the SR3's Dlc, it was overpriced and wasn't really worth it.

Getting ALL SR3 for such a price is way more interesting to my mind !

About the game, this is a GTA like except that it's way more funny to play. You can run naked, surf on the roof of a car, fight mascots... this game is really hilarious. I really enjoyed playing it. I would recommend to play it coop in order to add more fun. The graphics are nice ! even if the map is smaller than GTA or Just Cause 2, it's pretty big anyway. The soundtrack contains many songs from various artist.

If like me, you enjoyed Just Cause 2, or just played GTA to mess arround in the city, you'll enjoyed this game.

94

Awesome Price

DukePaul | Dec. 28, 2012 | See all DukePaul's reviews »

The most funniest action sandbox with all the content released in a single pack for this insane cheap price? you need to buy this now, every moment you play this game you will laugh because is hilarious in every aspect and the best thing is the Co-op mode to do misdeeds around the city with a friend.

You need to see how a shark can break the asphalt and eat people to check why this game is so awesome.

89

In a league of its own

rstokes | Dec. 28, 2012 | See all rstokes's reviews »

Nobody does open world sandboxes like saints row, and the most recent addition to the franchise is no different. While not as long as the previous saints row (honestly feels rather padded) what little content you do get is a absolute joy to play. The missions may not be as plentiful but most dont feel like standard gameplay which is a very good thing. The DLC adds alot of content to the game, from cars to weapons/clothes, and even enabling some cheats. If you love an open world and lots od destruction, this is the game for you

90

Saint's Row 3 at his best

Cavalieroscuro | Dec. 28, 2012 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »

Simply this is the Ultimate edition for the game. It doesn't include all DLC but a good part of the better ones. Each DLC adds new costumes or additional missions, some are very funny to see and play. If you must buy Saint's Row 3, this version is probably the better version on sale