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Saints Row: The Third [PS3]





Saints Row the third delivers an experience like no other.

10

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
100 or More Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Revolutionary"

Summary

Between, the graphics, the character models, the environments and the missions alone should be enough to win people over to Saints Row the third. The game is of proper length and has all the right kinds of missions, you'll find yourself being highly addicted to this kind of gameplay. One noticeable improvement for sure is the character models they look absolutely fantastic. The explosions are fun to behold and or wreak on the city, and as always the side missions provide the correct kind of relief from the main story. There's all the car customizing joy that you enjoyed in the first two games with some added options that might please car enthusiasts. This game does everything well it is very well-rounded and rarely do you see a game so complete. This game deserves nothing less than the perfect 10 score. Everyone should go out and buy a copy of this game today.




Saints Row The Third Review

9.0

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent:
10 Hours or Less
The Bottom Line:
"Amazing"

Summary

Saints Row 2 was one of my favorite games and Saints Row 3 is no different.

Story: The story in Saints Row 3 is awesome. It's so good you want to know what happens next (Which is the case with most games). Once again, the Saints have to kill numerous gangs. This could get very repetitive but there's so many other things to do in Saints Row 3, that you won't even realize it.

Gameplay: The Gameplay is fun and addictive as always. Killing people and running over cops will never get old. The Gameplay also improved a lot from Saints Row 2 although, changing weapons is still a little annoying during combat. Driving is easy as always.

Graphics: The Graphics in this game is freaking amazing. It improved so much from Saints Row 2. In my opinion, the graphics are better than Grand Theft Auto 4. Every detail is great. Characters, weapons, and especially cars. Looking at far distances is great.

Sound and Music: The Sound in Saints Row 3 is spectacular. Guns, grenades, explosions, helicopters, and cars sound amazing. The music in Saints Row 3 is also amazing, with 8 radio stations to listen to.

Overall: If you haven't bought Saints Row 3, you definitely should. It's a really addicting game and you'll have so much fun playing this game.

Rating: 9.0




It's good, but it's no GTA.

6.5

Fair
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
10 to 20 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Rent it first"

Summary

Storyline: 7/10

It's a simple yet engrossing storyline, I enjoyed playing through it, but you could tell they were always trying to be funny, and quite frankly it wasn't funny at all, so that got very annoying after a while.

Graphics: 6/10

They're decent, but not exactly using the consoles to their full potential. I have seen better graphics on a PS2.

Online: 4/10

Not great, W*ored mode is average at best, there are no modes, you can only play with 1 other person, the co-op isn't that great either. Tricky to find a server, and the population seems scarce, if you're looking for a game with great online play, this isn't it.

Customization: 10/10

This part of the game is brilliant, the clothing range is insane, and car customization is pretty darn good.

Gameplay: 9/10

Really fun, you can blow the streets up with tanks, fighter jets, army turrets ect. and some awesome guns really make the gameplay a joy.

Overall: 7/10

It's a good game, worth a try, but it doesn't come close to GTA.




A game sent by the saints!

8.5

Superb
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
20 to 40 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Just plain fun"

Summary

Saints Row The Third could be the best sandbox game on the market, GTA have some new competition! As I had never played neither Saints Row 1 or 2 I was ashamed that I had never witnessed the hilarity that is the third street saints.
From character customization over the top co-op this game has almost every feature you could ask for. Lets begin with the storyline;, the story the begins with you and your homies robbing a bank, unfortunately you have tag along josh burke an actor studying for his role in the third street saints movie. This throws you into an action packed heavy fire gameplay. This mission ends with you lifting the bank vault through the roof on a helicopter! This is just a simple example of the action you will find in this game.The story requires a couple more missions and then the choice is yours, to freeplay or to continue the story. Personally I went on to complete the story and earn respect, but this is no put down on the awsomness of freeplay. The options of side missions is baffling, and ways to impress your friends with your hilarious looks or your sex appeal which is probably the best ever customization option in gaming history. However customization has one major flaw, it is TOO good, the options are just inconceivable, especially on facial customization, the options are almost endless and my character looks disfigured, a suggestion would be to make a simpler version of customization. The freeplay options include buying up properties in the city or even taking out opposing gangs bit by bit, but another flaw is that some activities are activated just by driving past them which can sometimes result in having gunfire when its not wanted.The veichles in the game are also a key part, customization is rather limited but if you steal a veichle storing it in your garage is always fun, for me this meant a pink swat van. Kneecappers are also good fun, (kneecappers are the spikes that erupt from tires.) Some veichles are so much fun, including the VTOL jet equipped with laser beam, the gat mobile is fun to play with, with a flamethrower attached to the front. Finally I will talk about player choice in story mode, throughout the missions you will be given options both benfitting you and some weakening you but nonetheless you must make a choice, this is also included in the final mission in which you can save your homies and the saints reputation or kill your arch nemesis, my choice was to save my friends and I earned the public's respect.
Overall this game is the bigger and better version of GTA, ultimate freeplay, great combat! Thanks!




Wow! What a joy ride!

9.5

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
20 to 40 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Rocks"

Summary

Great game, I spent just about every waking hour playing this crazy game, the graphics were good and the city is large and full of fun things to do.

The main story line if followed through without deviating wouldn't take too long but the many side missions and distractions like taking over areas of the city by participating in a shoot em up game show or driving a flaming Quad around destroying vehicles and the cities citizens is too much fun to pass up. I spent a lot of my time doing this and forgetting about the main quest.

The story line isn't too involved and doesn't take itself seriously but it still holds your attention and the cut-scenes are well done and are very entertaining.

I have to say that one of the more interesting things to do was to change my customized characters clothing into any number of bizarre costumes and clothing items the game has available, its great for a laugh especially during the cut scenes. Speaking of laughing I don't think I stopped laughing through this whole ridiculously over the top world that you play in, non stop laughs.

Fighting hand to hand was fantastic with some funny finishing moves, great vehicles and the voice acting was superb. All in all a must buy for fans like myself that like the GTA series and who enjoyed the 2nd Saints (I never got around to the first one) and any sandbox fan.
8.5

Superb
8.2