Saints Row 2
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Saints Row 2 brings true freedom to open-world gaming. Players can play as who they want, how they want, and with whomever they want in this sequel to the much acclaimed and tremendously successful Saints Row.
Set years after the original, the player finds himself in a Stilwater both familiar and strange and challenged with bringing the Saints back as the rightful kings of Stilwater and bringing vengeance to those who wronged him.
- Limitless Customization:
Play as fully customizable characters that are male, female or something in between.
Vehicles can be visually customized as well as performance tuned.
Cribs and even gangs all have an amazing degree of detailed customization options.
Co-op full story campaign has seamless integration (for example one player drives while the other shoots).
Competitive MP pushes the boundaries of immersion in a living Stillwater environment fully populated with police, innocent bystanders and rival gangs.
Killer Combat and Awesome Vehicles:
Planes, helicopters, motorcycles,boats and cars can be piloted and used as weapons. On the ground new combat options include melee, fine aim, and human shield.
- Freedom to Explore:
More missions, activities, diversions, races, weapons, vehicles, cribs, city districts, and interiors than ever before. Over 40 story missions with additional bonus missions take place in a transformed Stilwater that is over 50% larger than before.
More crazy than GTAjackyboi1014 | June 17, 2013 | See all jackyboi1014's reviews »
I have finished Saints Row 2, twice now on the PC. I agree with many users that the game has some technical flaws in it control system. But all in all I loved it (mind you I did resort to using a 360 controller). The game offers a few things that GTA doesn't, hence why it is getting my support.
I love the fact that you are able to store you cars / helicopters / planes / boats, I also love the fact you can customize your cars to suite you style. A feature GTA does not offer to my knowledge. And the list of side missions and diversions is huge.
I have encountered at least one new diversion every time I play. I would defiantly recommend this game to anyone that has a platform that can support it, and if you can ... get a 360 controller. Makes life in still water a breeze.
The Greatest Open World Game I've Played!thegaminglyfe | June 10, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »
This game is amazing! The world is huge and feels alive. Each part of the world is different from the other. You'll see the change driving down the street. There are missions which don't get very repetitive because they involve you doing really fun things like flying in helicopters to blow buildings up. The side missions are the best part of this game. There are so many like septic truck (shooting sewage at people), Crowd Control (Protecting a celebrity in the most outrageous ways, throwing them into trains etc.), Fight Club and Hitman. These aren't all of them. these are just my favorite to do. The co-op is super fun causing chaos and mayhem throughout the city. There are even co-op mini games like chasing the other person down in a helicopter called cat and mouse. The soundtrack is amazing, there are lots of radio stations hosted by real life celebrities. For example, one of the radio stations, generation x is hosted by Veteran Child, voiced by Neil Patrick Harris! As for the PC problems, thats why we have mods, to fix the problems in the game. Get the mod called gentlemen of the row and everything will be fixed.
The Best Thing Since San Andreas.florindo | May 14, 2013 | See all florindo's reviews »
Many will tell you bad things about this game, a bad port, bad graphics, etcetera. Yet, it is vastly superior to SR3 and GTA 4, the city is just huge, there lots of missions, the side activities, oh! every since GTA SA I've never had so much fun doing random stuff, or just walking around trying to discover unlockables.
Get a mate and fire up some coop, I guarantee that you both will be laughing all over the place in one of the best online coop experiences out there.
As for the stability problems, google the 'gentleman of the row' mod and you will find several fixes to most of the game's problems.
Oh, and the sound track, best thing since the legendary Vice City's, so there is little or no reason to get this asap!
Good game bad portJray264 | Jan. 22, 2013 | See all Jray264's reviews »
I played Saints Row 2 after I played the third one and I have to say that I preferred 2 over 3. The amount of customization is staggering and the story is engaging and interesting. The game manages to be humorous and serious at the same time. One moment I was walking around with my pimp cane that doubled as a shotgun, and the next I was killing one of the main antagonist in a very vindictive and cringe worthy fashion. It's a heck of a time and everyone should play it. Just not on the PC. This is a terrible port of an amazing game.
One of the best open world sandbox games I've ever playedScorpy | Dec. 28, 2012 | See all Scorpy's reviews »
Saints Row 2 set the bar for open world sandbox games. The amount of customization, story and activities was mind boggling when it came out. Its graphics, although not amazing, were still great and its soundtrack and voice acting top notch. Is it still just as great?
Yes. If you can get past the terrible port, you'll find a great gem of a game. In my opinion, Saints Row 2 is much better than 3 or 1. It has the crazy, offbeat vibe of 3 but with the heart, story and (relative) maturity of 1. You won't be slapping people with dildo bats but you will be driving a septic tank and shooting people with excrement.
Pick this up at all costs if you absolutely love open world sandbox games. If you liked 3, you will like this for sure, probably even moreso.