Summary: Saints Row 2 is one of my favorite games of this generation. Taking the silly violence of " Grand Theft Auto III trilogy " and ramping it up to near-farcical degrees, Volition created a game that was like nothing else out there, despite resembling every other sandbox game on the surface.
Saints Row: The Third - The Trouble with Clones DLC review
30 March 2012
Excerpt: Reviewer's note: This review contains spoilers regarding the first few moments in Saints Row: The Third. Read at your own discretion. At the beginning of Saints Row: The Third , we witnessed what appeared to be the death of Saints member Johnny Gat.
Summary: By focusing on story-based missions and a great supporting cast, Gangstas in Space proves that THQ can release compelling downloadable content for Saints Row: The Third. The three levels may be short, but it's packed full of amazing set pieces and great writing.
Excerpt: Having launched three months ago, Saints Row: The Third is now host to its first downloadable mission pack, Genkibowl VII . After delivering one of the most satisfyingly ridiculous experiences of 2011, developer Volition looks to add more life to its stellar open world crime fest.
Conclusion: Despite it's avid marketing campaign, this sequel doesn't push away from overused sandbox elements as much as it promised. Its attempts to constantly shock are more than welcome in a year that's seen an abundance of games take themselves too seriously.
Conclusion: Saints Row: The Third may not be the balls-out, fun-filled romp that Volition intended, but when the game hits its highs, there's really nothing else out there that can match it. Come for the takeover of Steelport, stay for the creative mayhem.
Excerpt: The rift between Saints Row and Grand Theft Auto has never been wider. As if to emphasize these differences, Saints Row: The Third isn't afraid to guzzle down the virtual Mountain Dew, Faygo, Four Loko, or whatever beverage is the rage these days, and go nuts.