Excerpt: We don’t get the recent GTA IV backlash. At all. GTA IV was amazing. Deep down, everyone knows it. Though even we’d admit that once you’d plowed through Niko’s story, what remained was hardly the greatest example of raucous sandbox fun... The anti-GTA IV, Saints Row 2 puts all this right.
Pros: 100% fun, Best co-op around, Allows tons of creativity
Cons: Technically a mess, Wafer-thin story, Not a looker
Excerpt: After the tremendous success of Grand Theft Auto 3 back in 2001, many developers tried to capitalize on it by releasing numerous clones, such as Getaway, where the player is presented with the huge challenge of driving on the left side of the road, and True Crime, which traded free-roaming and...
Excerpt: We really hope Volition and THQ are fully aware of the game they've created. Saints Row 2 is a game that excels at being bad. Whereas Rockstar's GTA 4 did its very best to be the most accomplished, cinematic video game of all time, Saints Row 2 often goes in completely the other direction.
Summary: Saints Row 2 is set years after the original Saints Row in a Stilwater both familiar and strange. The explosive conclusion to Saints Row has left the player wounded, betrayed and thirsty for revenge, and now it's time to take back the city that has forgotten him.
Excerpt: Those who only own a Playstation 3 are unfortunate to have missed out on Saints Row , which is (or was, until now) possibly the best open-world action game that does not bear the words "grand," "theft," and "auto" in its title.
Excerpt: (the original game) all over again. Play another four hours and it becomes apparent that this has been fine tuned to very nearly reaching perfection. So, have they gone the GTA4 way? Nope, they don’t seem really worried about what Rockstar is up to as they are pimping a different brand of chaos.
Excerpt: The Saints are coming the Saints are coming. The Saints have returned. In 2006, THQ released the original Saints Row exclusively on the XBOX 360. It was dubbed as the “Grand Theft Auto Killer.” However, that did not end up being the case, not even close in my eyes.