Saints Row: The Third
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
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.
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Saints Row the Third starts off on a different note than the previous games. You're at the very height of the Saints popularity. Unfortunately, someone else wants in on your territory. This leads to the fall of the Saints, in ways than one. The cartoon-like journey is heavily focused on revenge. After all, getting even is a specialty for the Saints.
The pc port is done well, unlike the previous title. However, the ridiculous factor is dialed up quite a bit. I still found it enjoyable, but it was hard to care about what was happening in the story. I felt that they were emphasizing the ridiculousness over all else. I suppose that might not be a bad thing, for some. I just felt a bit off-put by it.
Combat is a bit old school, which is fine. You buy and upgrade weapons at your leisure. Some of them get unique bonuses once maxed. There wasn't anything remarkable about it, so I'd say they played it fairly safe there.