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Saints Row

Deep Silver, Volition
Aug 23, 2022 - PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

39%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
No Recommendation
PC Gamer
60 / 100
IGN
6 / 10
GamesRadar+
3 / 5
Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
Destructoid
8 / 10

Saints Row Review Summary

WeakCritic Consensus

Saints Row is a semi successful reboot providing fun gunplay and high customisation with some fun missions, but an empty world, monotonous mission design and high amount of bugs drag it down.

Saints Row is an open world action game that can be played either single player or in co-op. The gameplay is made up of story missions and side activities that usually involve shooting waves of enemies or driving from one place to another whilst transporting something. It can start to get a bit monotonous after a few hours, but the shooting tends to be fun and the driving has an arcadey feel which makes it easy to pick up and play.

The game does offer a high amount of customisation of characters, guns and cars which can make everything feel highly personal. The world provides a large map with many activities to do, however due to the lack of NPCs walking around and lack of interactivity it tends to feel lifeless. The world can look very good at times, but at others it looks outdated and the graphics can be ugly. The story and some of the missions involved are fun and provide great set pieces, but largely the story feels rushed and forgettable with character motivations that don’t always make sense. The characters are also at times unlikeable due to some poor writing decisions, with the dialogue and comedy not always hitting the way it was intended.

The game suffers from a large amount of bugs ranging across all platforms some ranging from minor visual bugs, to ones that would cause mission restart necessary.

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Saints Row Trailers

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SAINTS ROW – Story Reveal Trailer (Official 4K)

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SAINTS ROW – Gameplay Overview Trailer (Official 4K)

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SAINTS ROW – Game Awards Gameplay Trailer


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Critic Reviews for Saints Row

Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Volition's Saints Row reboot won't set the world alight, but there's a punchy game here with some pleasant surprises.

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The knockabout glee of classic Saints Row ultraviolence is here, but held back a little by new-found restraint.

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Saints Row delivers no shortage of shallow shoot 'em up thrills, but it's a very familiar and uninspired brand of sandbox fun.

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When you focus on the various Criminal Ventures at your disposal, you can unearth a lovely little buffet of variety

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A tragically outdated open world adventure that almost has more in common with Goat Simulator than Grand Theft Auto, despite some moderately entertaining mechanics.

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It may not push your new hardware to the limit and is a little rough around the edges, but the latest Saints Row is everything it needs to be, delivering a wonderful comedic experience with plenty of depth.

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The Saints Row reboot ditches the over-the-top aspects of its predecessor, but still feels like it's trapped in the past.

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The campaign likely isn’t going to strike a chord with a lot of people, but the muck-about nature of the world map kept me playing longer than I expected. A sequel that leads into its biggest strengths has a lot of potential.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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