Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
Summary: Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell fails as a standalone release due to its barebones story and missions. However, it is more of Saints Row which could be enough for some fans as it still retains the best parts of the series, just not enough for all.
Top Critic Average
Gat Out of Hell offers all the open-world distractions of a Saints Row game, but precious little of what made the last two so remarkable.
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected is still an enjoyable, chaotic romp on PS4 and Xbox One, but its improvements are minimal.
For all the things Gat Out Of Hell could or ideally would do though, it's important to remember what it is - a standalone expansion. Go in remembering that, and knowing about the lack of missions, and it's a pleasant surprise how much it at least tries to offer within its limits. Just don't expect it to be a sequel, or even a full slice of Saints Row 4 at its best.
Another ludicrous spectacle, but Volition's patchy action/comedy sandbox doesn't prove to be a gangster's paradise.
Despite the outrageous plot and bizarre weapons this is a disappointingly mundane expansion beneath all the silliness, and one that addresses none of the parent game's failings.
Short, funny, but lacking in gameplay complexity
Saints Row rides onto new platforms, and a good standalone expansion follows with it.
In Gat Out of Hell, the joke feels like it's on us
The chaos and fun of Saints Row is fully intact in the underworld, but a new setting can only go so far.
It's Saints Row IV with too many cut corners. Some of the series' core fun remains, but it's sandwiched between disappointing filler.