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.
Saints Row 2 is the ultimate sandbox, and when you pair it with mods, it just becomes even better. The story and campaign is fun, the customization implemented into the game that allows you to make your character into a fat tomato with neon blue dreadlocks is what truly makes this game great, put hydraulics on your hot pink minivan with gold rims and cruise Stilwater in style. If not, go bomb the police station with your fancy new attack helicopter you found. Or go to the underground shopping mall and steal a UFO and wonder how you're going to get it out, everything is possible and it's just wonderful. Unfortunately, there is one downside. Depending on the kind of computer you are using the play the game on, it could entirely refuse to work and have a ton of issues trying to run. There is a mod that manages to fix this, however.
Saints Row started as a Grand Theft Auto competitor, and Saints Row 2 stands strong in the genre before the big change that Volition did after Saints Row 3. Saints Row still has those amazing character you know and love, funny story and interesting, but not going all goofy like Saints Row 3 and others. I think that the only bad thing about the game is the optimization is pretty bad, thou it can be fixed with mods and unofficial patches. The game is cool to keep you entertained for a while. Recommended.
This game is good the graphics the story but the thing that ruins the whole experience is the terrible port. Damn the port is so terrible you will need a mod that fixes the game. It is gentlemen of the row and it fixes and adds new stuff like more guns and buy a train if you want or a helicopter train. There is one bug that is fixable but it ruins the experience the game going way to fast. Yes the game can go fast but there are ways to fix it but trying to beat it like that is 99% impossible. It way too fast if the port was fixed than maybe some older pc can play but it gets a 3/5 great story great gameplay but the multiplayer is offline so I can't review that. So that my review at the game it is good but the port is extremely bad that somethings it crashes sometimes.
Seriously though, both Grand Theft Auto and Saints Row are great games that start out more similar to each other while GTA remains more on the serious side while Saints Row evolves more into a mixture of seriousness and humor. Saints Row 2 was the first of the Saints Row games I played and remained more serious compared to later entries of the series. The first thing I noticed about it though that unlike Grand Theft Auto, you get to create your own character no matter if you want male or female. This is a huge advantage over GTA in my opinion and helps make the games a little better. The humor in the later games though doesn't hurt as I tend to enjoy a good laugh more than so much seriousness. With pretty good graphics and a great story, it is a great place to start in the franchise.
Saints Row 2 is an amazing game. It has an engaging plot with lovable characters, and it is not as over the top as its sequels. The gameplay is great and is often compared San Andreas', although I would say it is probably a bit better. The game constantly encourages you to do side missions, which give you "respect points" which are needed to access the plot-related missions. They also unlock new outfits and weapons, which can be quite helpful while you fight to make the Third Street Saints the top gang of Stilwater once again. The game's plot is surprisingly good, considering it is an open world sandbox. The soundtrack is awesome as well, having the best and most varied selection of radio stations I have seen in any game of this genre. The voice acting is top notch, and the fact that dialogues change a bit depending on which voice you choose for your character adds some replayability However, it is all set back by what might be considered one of the worst PC ports in gaming history. The game lags quite a lot, there are framerate issues, the audio quality is terrible unless you mod the game, and even the performance mods do not work all the time. This might put off many players and make them miss out on a great experience. In conclusion, buy it full price only if you're willing to try and make it work properly with mods, which might not always work. It is worth giving a try, due to how fun the game despite its issues. Get it on sale if you are worried about the game not working properly or are not too interested in the genre
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