Saints Row: The Third was the most mental, ridiculous game I played last year. I, along with many others, perceived it as exactly what GTA should have been: a bonkers affair which turned everything up to eleven and then decided that wasn’t quite far enough. There were some mind-bendingly awesome missions in that game and I had a lot of fun with it.
Peter thought similar; noting the bizarre humour, huge amount of fun and style as brilliant contributions to this great big ball of madness. He scored it an 8/10, summing it up by saying:
Saints Row: The Third has no pretence. It’s a hugely enjoyable videogame and seems happy just being that. And so it should be. There are no heavy plots to become embroiled in, each mission is essentially just a method of throwing you into another zany situation and then rewarding you for getting out of it.
That’s the strength of this game: that it just wants to make you smile. Sure, occasionally the humour is like something a twelve year old might find hilarious – out of place in this adult-rated title – but there is also a thinly veiled intelligence to a lot of the comedy.
Overall, there are much better creative works available for your chosen console but it’s difficult to imagine there being many that are more fun than Saints Row: The Third.
Yes, basically, Saints Row: The Third is a lot of fun. Well, we thought that anyway. It might be different for you; and that’s who we want to hear from. You might think Saints Row lacks a cohesive story, and that’s what you were looking for; you might think that Saints Row isn’t a patch on GTA; you might even think Saints Row is just too fun and people should avoid it for this reason alone.
Who knows, though? Saints Row might be someone’s favourite game ever and another person’s worst nightmare. All I know is that there’s bound to be a few conflicting opinions. We’ll round all of your opinions up next week, but for now: post a comment below, saying whether you loved or loathed Saints Row: The Third, along with your reasoning and anything else you’d like to fit into a mini-review.
Once you’ve done a little review, then make sure to tell us where you think the game sits on our simple, tried and tested, Buy It, Bargain Bin It, Rent It, Avoid It rating scale at the end. If you’re up for doing that then make sure it’s all done by this Sunday afternoon, or there will be no chance for us to compile it into the round-up next Monday!