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.Read full description
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.
Multiplayer: 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.
OS: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, Ubuntu 15.04, Linux Mint 17.1, Steam OS Brewmaster
Recommended Graphics Drivers: Nvidia: 352, 355 or 358 series driver / AMD: AMD Catalyst (fglrx) 15.9 or better. MESA drivers and Intel Graphics are not currently supported.
You may play this game after you've played Saints Row Third, IV or whatever, but this game is special. Saints Row Third came and embraced the true nature of the series, lots of humour and all that, but this second establishment of the series is more violent and, actually, more interesting. Everything is there to have fun, lots of customization, crazy weapons and the feeling that you are playing a GTA mod with god mode permanently activated. Once you are done with those hours of free playing and you go deep in the story, you realize this game is more focused and more serious that you'd like to admit. It's been some time since I've played Saints Row 2 and I still remember some of the missions as epic. The whole structure is something I liked too. Instead of a lineal progression you get different bands with their own storyline (kind of like what you found in GTA 1 and GTA 2) you have to follow. Saints Row is what it is, but if you feel like trying a different Saints Row but respecting the essence, this one may surprise you.
This was a pretty fun game with some interesting aspects that definitely makes it more that "some GTA clone." The characters are pretty interesting and the gameplay is solid though nothing earth-shattering. I will admit that playing this with a KB+M felt a little off, but that might have been because it was one of my first games on a KB+M. Controller support is there though it is not highly advertised. You dont need to play the first to understand the second (or at least i didnt). My favorite part of the game was the katana battles. That was super cool.
This was before Saints Row took its crazy, over the top turn and it was still great. A large city to explore with multiple different gangs to take down, all with their own storyline along with an overarching storyline across all the gangs. Plenty of weapons to choose from and fun gameplay.
This game is a crazy good time! Or at least, it would be a crazy good time if it weren't for the game's poor coding on PC. Don't get me wrong, this game is awesome. But for whatever reason the PC version absolutely chugs and sputters. Even on my Intel Core I7-3770K CPU with 16GB of RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670, and a Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit operating system, the game ran at about twenty and seven FPS and had a whole host of other performance issues/bugs. In other words, it was nauseating and almost unplayable. Even the games controls can feel wonky and/or hyper sensitive at times. The core gameplay is the same mind you, but the general performance basically kills the entire experience. So until this game is patched to work with modern operating systems, computers components, and has a general performance overhaul I just can't recommend this game. P.s. I would like to also add that this port of Saints Row 2 is a compatibility issues nightmare and was an overall headache to just get running in the first place.
Saints Row 2 is a gem of a game in my opinion. It's starting to head towards the full-on parody style that the third and fourth games became synonymous with, but it's still somewhat grounded and reality and not so over-the-top that you forget about the story and why you're doing what you're doing. That being aid, the story is better than it gets credit for. It's quickly engaging and personal, while not so serious that it's jarring when it makes you roll on the floor. I personally think this is the funniest game in the entire series. It doesn't really as much on being crazy for laughs as the games that would follow, and more on the characters themselves, as well as names of many places and easter eggs you find throughout. Also, I'll never get tired of one of my favorite opening missions in gaming history. I almost forgot that the character customization is glorious, and I had more fun with it than I did with The Third and IV. This being said, the gameplay is still solid, and I love driving in this game (something GTA is only now beginning to grasp), but the combat, while still fun and playable, has become sort of clunky compared to the more polished later games. That's honestly the biggest negative I have. There are few games I've put as many hours into, not even a GTA game or Skyrim can compare, and it's still great fun, a sublime comedy, and glorious mayhem.
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