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.
So, Saints Row. What can I say that you people don't know yet? This is the series that tried, in its two first instalments, to be Grand Theft Auto; only to be considered a clone of said franchise. When the third game came around, the devs pretty much threw out the window any hope of becoming GTA, and instead made a game that was GTA on crack. And they nailed it.
The Saints are a criminal gang that ever since the first two games have only increased in popularity with the general public, and now they have fans cosplaying as them asking for autographs at the same time they are in the middle of a bank robbery. And the Saints are happy to oblige, for now they have their own brands of merchandise and have pretty much become cultural idols. You play as the boss of the Saints, a fully customizable fill-in-the-blanks character that has just arrived to a new city, Steelport, fresh for the taking. Who is going to stop you?
Why, The Syndicate, that's who! Three gangs have banded together to overthrow you and act as the main antagonists in the game, not to talk about the police forces not being too happy to have you around, and the goverment has started to take matters into their own hands. They will everything in their power to screw you over. So it's up to you to beat the everloving crap out of them to show them who's boss around this parts.
And that's about it, this game is GTA with a ridiculous history, a bombastic cast and the most overkill arsenal you can imagine at your disposal. This game's only goal is for you to have fun. And, yes I did play Saints Row 4 before SR3, and found out why people say this one's better. That being said, I still think SR4 is good, but SR3 is definetely better.
+ Tons of stupid fun. Seriously, parting ways with the conventional GTA formula and amping everything was the best decision the devs could have made. + Moddable (not easily, though). + You can use a three-barreled-shotgun to set people in fire, and them proceed to use a Fart In A Jar (yeah, that is a thing) to stun them and then blast them into oblivion with an oversized ♥♥♥♥♥, or fight numerous mercenaries on a tank, while free falling from a recently destroyed plane (destroyed by you, that is), and survive the fall unscathed, but you have now, somehow, accidentaly caused a zombie apocalipse. As you can see, the Saits Row formula is not as much "Why?", as it is "Why the hell not?". + For some reason, it's one of those games that you want to 100%. I don't know why. + The story is genuenely good, while not the selling point. + Co-op. Everything is better with co-op. - Despite what I said before, the combat can get a little dull if it lasts more than what it's supposed to. Especially in the later game, in which you a pretty much invincible after innumerable upgrades. The exception being having a five-star wanted level on both the police AND the gangs, when things are just to hectic for you to care how overpowered you are. - I recommend that you never purchase the über-tier upgrades (unless you are aiming for an achievement), which litterally gives you immunity and infinite ammo, amongst other things. The game is just not fun anymore if you get them. - The DLC. Oh, the DLC. You probably won't care if you bought the GOTY Edition, but if you didn't, prepare to be dissapointed. With the exception of the additional side missions and some cosmetics / weapons, there really isn't much in there that is worth your money.
This game gets a 7.5 out of 10. I swear I could just sit in a car for hours without end listening at "Holding Out For A Hero", by Bonnie Tyler.
89 GenX (DJ: Christopher Daniels)
Awolnation - "Burn It Down"
Beware of Darkness - "Howl"
Black Bananas - "Rad Times"
FIDLAR - "No Waves"
In Flames - "Deliver Us"
Lissy Trullie - "It`s Only You, Isn`t It?"
Neon Trees - "Teenage Sounds"
This game is great, and it has one of the best developers ever. It's a third person open world game set in the fictional city of Steelport. Gameplay is awesome, voice acting is great, graphics look good and mouse and keyboard controls is really solid. The story stands out on it's own, it's also funny. The activities is fun. Though some can get a little tedious with a average AI and crazy stuff happening. But it's a really great game.