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1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
This is a game, that outshines all that preced it, in both style and substance. This is a game that's thunder was seriously stolen by GTA San Andreas. Now, that is not to say that San Andreas is a bad game, but it is not as great as people give it credit to be. In Saints Row 2 you can plow down citizens in a shopping mall completely nude, then stop to order a takeout container of Sum Yung Guy, or Sum Old Guy, then take out your pimp cane shotgun and blow the brains out of the Skater Brah trying to run away from the car that you\ve crashed at least three times, and is now about to explode. And that's not even the story. The story is a tale of simply, none. It is a story that may have been serious, but our protagonist is far more interested in dressing up like a puff daddy, gambling money, and then buying kneecappers for his fourth Phoenix car. You pull off mass amounts of seriously random tasks which throws into the mix, well delivered and heart throbbing changes of plot. At the end of this game, you probably still don't have every car, costume, weapon, and house, and then house upgrade to be satisfyed. And then there is of course the customizable radio station and then the infinite variations of styled character you can do, that at the end of it, you'll be sitting thinking, and this didn't even need♥♥♥♥♥♥♥bats, aliens, or torture scenes to keep me up for three straight days. And I cannot stress this enough, pineapple pizza isn't very good.
Thugged out gangsta Old school GTA Clone. The kind you can just space out and play.
+ Character customization and huge selection of sartorial choices. + Funny scenes and also some wtf somber violent moments + Ample amount and selection of side activities + Main character is a hoot, lieutenants also
- Terrible, TERRIBLE port optimization - Vehicle handling, but again we are talking about a very old game - I personally had a huge fps drops problem even tho my specs were clearly 10x the recommended ones.
Gentlemen of the row mod is mandatory for a smoother gaming experience. Still worth a playthrough. Get it on a sale.
I believe this game is good, but I can't play it because of very unoptimized PC port. My PC is quiet slow, but it runs SR3 and SR4 in 40-60 fps on medium settings, but in this game I have about 20 fps. Also I have speedup bug and the game is unplayable(
Absolutely god-awful PC port of a fantastic game with lots of fun packed in.
Story takes itself seriously enough to give a compelling narrative (unlike SR3-4). Multiple variants of activities, each with 6 levels to last you a very long time. On top of all that, the cheats and third party mods really make this game an absolute blast in freeroam. Even without cheats or mods, you still have parachuting, tight movement controls, UFOs (yes, UFOs) and loads more.
Just make sure you get the Gentlemen of the Row mod. Fixes most issues but your game might still look like a slideshow on max with a budget card like a 1050.