Saints Row Reviews
Volition's Saints Row reboot won't set the world alight, but there's a punchy game here with some pleasant surprises.
The knockabout glee of classic Saints Row ultraviolence is here, but held back a little by new-found restraint.
Saints Row delivers no shortage of shallow shoot 'em up thrills, but it's a very familiar and uninspired brand of sandbox fun.
When you focus on the various Criminal Ventures at your disposal, you can unearth a lovely little buffet of variety
A tragically outdated open world adventure that almost has more in common with Goat Simulator than Grand Theft Auto, despite some moderately entertaining mechanics.
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.
The Saints Row reboot ditches the over-the-top aspects of its predecessor, but still feels like it's trapped in the past.
The “Should you buy this game?” part of this review is easy: If you enjoyed previous Saints Row games, you will probably like this one, and if you’ve never played one, this is a decent onboarding point.
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.
The Saints Row (2022) reboot takes things back to basics but with very little push for innovation.
After so many facelifts, there were fears Saints Row would fail to recapture the unconventional beauty of the earlier games, but this reboot proves how adept Volition is when it comes to reinventing their flagship franchise. This latest outing is my favourite game in the series to date, so while basic combat and dips in visual quality are disappointing, they did little to keep me away from Santo Ileso. You'll struggle to find anything ground-breaking though this sandbox is bursting with entertaining things to do, ideal for sharing with a partner in crime.
Although Saints Row may fall short in some technical aspects, it is still incredibly fun. We enjoyed character customization, controls and some mission design.
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Rebooting the series, Saints Row tries to modernize its approach and themes but struggles at times to stick the landing.
With fast-paced clashes, thunderous explosions, customization options, and a satiric tone that dominates its setting, Saints Row puts a great impression at the start but soon after that you'll yourself stuck in a massive world that discourages exploration due to crude repetition, shallow side activities, and an overall design that makes Santo Eliso lifeless. On the other hand, the game offers a group of characters who try to look charismatic but don't have the background or the traits to get attached to, and a story that quickly loses its way and ends in a frustrating way.
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Saints Row becomes the reboot that the most traditionalist fans of the saga needed.
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A known series makes its comeback to the scenes with a game which is, overall, funny, engaging and explosive in its own craziness. Too bad that there are too many bugs.
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Outside of the super set-piece main missions, it’s easy to bounce off the more repetitive elements of the open-world.
When I got the wingsuit working, I could fly decent distances while diving to maintain speed, then pull up on my joystick to catch more air and keep going. But the wingsuit is just a wingsuit, and in a series like Saints Row, that feels like a missed opportunity. Why not let wingsuit flyers shoot a gun, fly higher with a jetpack, or grab onto power lines and fling themselves around? After I experimented with flight a few times, I found the system too unwieldy for consistently convenient travel and leaned on fast travel or cars.
You could consider Saints Row a love letter to a time when games worried less over quality and more about fun, but that doesn't excuse its faults.
Indeed, there remains about Saints Row the air of a slightly desperate brainstorming session.