Saints Row: The Third
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"An open world adult theme park where we can treat ourselves to delightful acts of bloodshed and perversion." - IGN.com
"Beyond the dense, dangerous, opportunity-filled open world, there's another mission type around every corner." - Joystiq.com
Years after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name, with Saints sneakers, Saints energy drinks and Johnny Gat bobble head dolls all available at a store near you.
The Saints are kings of Stilwater, but their celebrity status has not gone unnoticed. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute. Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to Steelport, a once-proud metropolis reduced to a struggling city of sin under Syndicate control.
Take a tank skydiving, call in a satellite-targeted airstrike on a Mexican wrestling gang, and defend yourself against a highly-trained military force using only a sex toy in the most out- landish gameplay scenarios ever seen, igniting a city-wide war that will set Steelport on fire.
Strap it on.
Over the top actionExostenza | May 21, 2013 | See all Exostenza's reviews »
If you like GTA style games, but want something completely over the top and well done then this is the game for you; craziness at the height of insanity and so very much fun. With co-op to boot this game (despite the ridiculous amount of DLC) is so fun/ridiculous it kind of hurts.
Great fun!!!jonvondom | May 15, 2013 | See all jonvondom's reviews »
This is the kind of game that's perfect to kick back with for hours at a time. So many activities and game styles. While the story if incredibly tongue and cheek its still a good time from start to finish and never takes itself too serious. The graphics are bright and colorful and the animations are well done and mostly amusing. The controls are some of the best for the genre and never seem to frustrate. the character customization and amount of weaponry make this a game with major replay value.
Always cranked up to 11Forceflow | May 13, 2013 | See all Forceflow's reviews »
Saints Row: The Third is an open world game that always cranks up the volume to 11. It's over the top, all the way from from start to finish
It already starts at the outrageous customization options. Fat girl wearing a bodysuit and using a giant sex toy as a weapon? Gotcha. It does allow you to tinker with your character to the extreme, and it makes most of the cutscenes pretty enjoyable, when you see your creation blurt out some serious lines while wearing the silliest outfits.
The action itself is decent, on the same level as GTA4. You've got your arsenal of weapons, cars, helicopters and planes. Most certainly in the latter part of the game, the vehicular manslaughter really turns it up a notch. An impressive number of cars and explosions can be triggered on-screen, which is nice. The overall sandbox is about the size of Liberty City, with some islands connected by bridges.
What I liked about SR3 is how the game doesn't feature a super-slow start in which you gradually learn everything: 2 or 3 missions in and you're already dangling from a helicopter shooting rockets. There's still a real sense of progression though, as performing kills and style moves lets you unlock new powers.
Game plays fine using mouse & keyboard, but felt more comfortable to me with a 360 gamepad. The PC version runs fine, but higher quality settings (especially the SSAO) can be taxing.
Genius Masterpiece of Stupidity!Damodar | May 3, 2013 | See all Damodar's reviews »
Saints Row: The Third is stupid. Really stupid. But that stupidity is the result of an extremely intelligently designed game, with seemingly every facet of the design held to the question of "Is this fun?"
This approach of trying to make the game as fun as possible comes through in huge setpiece moments right out of the gate, but is also apparent in smaller, but still very meaningful ways. Sure, you can jack a car by opening the door and pulling the occupant of the vehicle out. There are some great animations to go along with this. But you can also perform a Dukes Of Hazzard style dive through the window (or even windscreen) of the car for a much quicker carjacking that is not only funny, but also subverts several problems usually inherent to the genre. It makes it much easier and faster, putting an end to those situations where the only car in sight escapes while you fumble with the door. It also eliminates any pathfinding woes if the car doors are blocked by something.
The game is totally silly throughout, including the characters and storytelling and this actually benefits the impact of the story. Because the cutscenes and dialogue is just as silly as everything you are doing out in the city, it avoids creating a dissonance in the narrative that sometimes appears in openworld games where your actions in the open world clash with the story they're trying to tell. This allows you an easier attachment to the characters which actually lends the story some weight.
Clearly, this is a game that had a lot of love and care put in to it and with the tightly focused design, great writing, great visual and sound design, fantastic voice acting and a bunch of fun multiplayer modes, there are hours upon hours of enjoyment to be had here. Strap it on!
Parody of GTA IVjimsteryo2 | May 3, 2013 | See all jimsteryo2's reviews »
Right from the start, this game is instantly fun, engaging and outright hilarious and filled with raunchy profanity. There are gang wars, running from cops and simply hilarious missions and amazing side missions also. You can customize your character, cars, clothes, weapons, crib, and gang. This game is crazily similar to GTA IV except this game would be referred to almost as a parody of it because this game basically takes nothing seriously and just lets you have crazy sandbox fun, exploring New Port hours on end. If you haven't already enjoyed this game, I recommend you to do so immediately.