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vaporwarfare Jun 24, 2014 @ 6:46pm
Should I get Saints Row 2 or 3?
Which one would you recommend between the two of them? (IV isn't an option, I don't think I've got the system requirements for it.)
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BladeDragon Jun 24, 2014 @ 7:01pm 
Saints Row 3 because 2 is EXTREMELY bad on PC
RED_PRIDE Jun 24, 2014 @ 8:01pm 
get 3 with all the dlc. it's much more fun than 2. 3 is a really fun game.
vaporwarfare Jun 24, 2014 @ 8:04pm 
OK, thanks! How's the character creation differ between the two? Someone told me the gender choices are fewer in Saints Row 3 (ie, only the binary of male/female to choose from while the 2nd one had more apparently)? What else is different?
Rusty Jun 24, 2014 @ 8:12pm 
I've played through 3 and 4 a few times. I finally picked up 2 in this summer sale (although it went down to 75% off a few days after I did, which is a a bit annoying but oh well) and have played through a good chunk of it.

Overall, I think they both have their positives and negatives. There are things SR 3 does better then SR 2 and vise versa.

Personally, I would recommend SR3 over 2 because I honestly think it's more fun gameplay (especially the combat) wise then 2. That however is just my opinion and I know it's something with which plenty of people will disagree.

SR2 on the PC as well has terrible preformance and that's being nice. While there are things you can do to help, in my experience, it's still quite choppy at times. The vehicle physics especially are well, they're not good to again be nice.

SR2 is (especially at times) much more serious then SR3. Some prefer more serious, others prefer more silly, so that's again. a matter of opinion. Some will prefer the story in SR2, others in SR3.

Personally, I think that while SR3's ideas aren't always quite as good as SR2, they did a really good job with them and made them fun so it might not seem that way. SR2 has/had a lot of good ideas that perhaps (again, a matter of opinion) might have worked out better if the game was a bit more fun and less serious.

I personally would recommend SR3, but again, that's just a matter of opinion.





Rusty Jun 24, 2014 @ 8:15pm 
Btw, one big difference is 2 is that you don't have levels and cannot buy upgrades. You get upgrades by finishing the activities (usually 3 instances for one, 6 for the next). Sadly, this can and does make combat harder as getting health upgrades as well as damage reduction is not that much of an option like it is in 3 and 4. I woulod rate the combat in 3 and 4 much more fun because of the upgrades you can get but again, that's just my opinion.
vaporwarfare Jun 24, 2014 @ 8:15pm 
Well, I went ahead with purchasing SR3 & all DLC for it. Thanks for the help! :)
UntoldAv3nGer Jun 25, 2014 @ 7:56am 
Saints Row 2 is better. And I played Saints Row 3 first.
Fiannawolf Jun 25, 2014 @ 5:11pm 
The whole dang series for 18.70 something was best deal. This series will always have my love.
Jeremythellama1 Jun 25, 2014 @ 6:27pm 
SR2 Has terrible Porting, SR3 Has bad porting.
SR3 Is the worst of the Series.
SR2 Is the second best of the series.

I'd go with SR2 For good Story and Theming
SR3 For Slightly better porting.
(Guess I'll need this here: IMO)
A Moron ♣™ Jun 25, 2014 @ 6:46pm 
GET TEH BUNDLE! ITS ONLY LIKE 7 or 17dollars!
vaporwarfare Jun 25, 2014 @ 6:58pm 
Well, I got 2 & 3 while they were still on the daily sale. As I said before, I don't know for sure if SR4 would run on my computer. Maybe the next time it's on sale I'll get 4 if I enjoy 2 & 3.
Eek-A-Mouse Jun 26, 2014 @ 2:52pm 
Are you guys mad?!
Saints row 2 is far better than 3 and 4 combined...
And DONT BUY all dlcs when you get Sr3 and Sr4.
Cause one of those dlcs is a invincible cheat dlc.
Which prevents you from dying the entire game.
Seriously the most ridiculous thing ever...
Both games are easy as hell, having such a cheat/dlc only makes the game more boring.

Its true about Sr2 not being great for pc, but if you can run in propperly on pc and get used to the controls.
This game is far better than the other 2.
And unlike the other 2, Sr2 is still played the most.
artifergolem Jun 28, 2014 @ 1:34pm 
I'd get both for the fun value.
Kapa6acoB Jun 29, 2014 @ 10:21am 
First - SR3, next SR2 & SR4
Bames Jond Jun 30, 2014 @ 11:09am 
SR2 over anything.I'd prefer Gat threatening to shove a gavel into someone over Gat dying.
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