Excerpt: There’s a few things that you need to know about Saints Row The Third straight off the bat. 1. Saints Row The Third never takes itself too seriously. 2. If walking down the street naked, wearing only a ball gag and beating people up with 2ft dildos is you sort of deal then read no further and just go and buy the game and 3.
Excerpt: Jimmy Torbitson was beyond distressed at famed Saint Johnny Gat’s tragic demise, so he did what any fanboy would do: he cloned his hero in his closet. Starting with the appropriately named “Weird Science” level, this three-mission downloadable add-on has you traveling all over the city, using increasingly ridiculous methods to try to reel in your recently cloned buddy before the rest of Steelport gets him.
Pros: + The Saints Flow fireball does absurd damage; your super-abilities are very empowering., + Engaging story arc filled with entertaining mission objectives.
Cons: ? If you can run so fast on Saints Flow, why can't you run on water?
Excerpt: Proof that the Saints will do anything to make an easy grand, this new Saints Row: The Third downloadable add-on has you starring in the ridiculous in-game film Gangstas in Space . Andy Zhen is your director and he hates on everyone but you while you flub lines and shoot space amazons.
Pros: + Awesome missions and snappy dialogue., + The director yelling at you when you kill cameramen is hilarious.
Cons: ? Why does Space Brutina kill you with one hit?
Conclusion: When you see, “Whored Mode” on the opening menu, your first instinct may be to roll your eyes. Horde Modes are a great co-operative multiplayer add-on for computer games, but here it just sounds like like a pun too-far. It’s not. Yes, it’s a simplified horde mode, and – in true Saint Row Style – it mainly pitches you against whores, but like the rest of the game, it’s far more than it looks.
Excerpt: Now that the cat is out of the bag, I have no problem reminding you that Saints Row: The Third was my Game of the Year for 2011. Even with the bugs and glitches (I still canÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t access the Call in VTOL option)...
Pros: + Four new side mission types, + Lots of new customization options, + Lots of new vehicles
Violent open-world crime adventure earns its mature rating.
Common Sense Media
1 January 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Saints Row: The Third is a mature title that attempts to push the envelope. The story is about a fight between rival gangs, and revels in actions both depraved and violent. Players can use ranged and melee weapons to kill rival gangs, as well as police and pedestrians. There is blood and gore in the game, too, though it's not very realistic.
Summary: There is no denying that " Saints Row: The Third " is a very impressive game indeed which is packed full of action and excitement. Admittedly it has it’s faults such as the graphical glitches and ridiculous amount of bad language but this can be overlooked such is the impressiveness of the whole package.
Excerpt: It'd be easy to look at Saints Row: The Third and dismiss it right away as another game catering to the immaturity of a wide group of gamers. It could be easy to pass it off as another game trying to hard to be offensive, wacky, and off-beat. Maybe you're right, but Saints Row: The Third, in a bizarre sort of way, succeeds at being over-the-top, immature, disgusting, and yet doing it all with a sense of South Park class.
Conclusion: Volition gets many things right in Saints Row: The Third in what is no doubt a fine sequel, but it’s very much a case of sequelitis for the THQ franchise. The zany and over-the-top nature, well-written script and whole host of sandbox toys are held back ever so slightly by the oddly paced and repetitive proceedings of the game’s main story.