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.
Don't get me wrong, GTA is a great game, i played the series from the very first 2D game, but after San Andreas, they just became too serious for my taste. Obviously, this is not a problem you will likely encounter in the saints row franchise... The game itself at first glance seems nothing special, in fact, you'd be forgiven for mistaking it for Grand Theft Auto, but if you actually play it, the differences becomes quite glaring. First of all, there are no sneaky missions, or ones where you have to drive carefully. Actually, if something doesn't explode, you are probably doing it wrong. Second, the missions have a kinda insane variety. You can carsurf, base jump, hunt bounties, and so much more. The best part is, you don't have to do is alone. The whole game can be completed in COOP, which is a lot of fun, thought it might make the game a little too easy, if you have a skilled partner. Oh, and the music is awesome! I lestened to Misery Business for a million times! :)
Is this game good? YES!! The best game in the series. If you like gangster stuff, but still enjoy chaos and goofy stuff this is the game for you! It has a serious story, but there are goofy and fun stuff to do all the time! Find easter eggs, play funny activities, heck you can even play video games or gamble. It is so good it's not beliveble!
Saints Row 2 was a massive improvement over the first game. The biggest highlight, besides now running the 3rd Street Saints, is the introduction of coop in the main story. The multiplayer modes aside from coop were okay but not as good as the first game. This is definitely a fun game and the last of the mostly serious SR games. SR3 and SR4 went a completely new direction that some fans liked and some fans didn't.
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.
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