The Saints are kings of Stilwater, but their celebrity status has not gone
unnoticed. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity, has turned its eye on
the Saints and demands tribute. Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the
fight to Steelport, a once-proud metropolis reduced to a struggling city of sin
under Syndicate control…
“To say that Saints Row: The Third is a good time would be a severe
understatement. Running naked around the fictional city of Steelport wiping out
rival gangs with mind-controlling octopi provided some of the most fun I've had
this year.” 8.5/10 IGN
Take a tank skydiving, call in a satellite-targeted airstrike on a Mexican
wrestling gang, and defend yourself against a highly-trained military force
using only a sex toy in the most outlandish gameplay scenarios ever seen,
igniting a city-wide war that will set Steelport on fire.
This is now your city. These are now your rules. Strap it on…
- Over The Top – Like a lapdance from a porn star, the action is naughty,
fun, and better than anything you're getting at home.
- City of Sin – Disrupt and dismantle the Syndicate stranglehold on
weapons, cybercrime, and sex trades. Discover the secrets of Steelport, where
there is action on every street corner, for better or, more likely, worse.
- Weapons of Crass Destruction – It's one thing to defeat your enemies.
It's another to humiliate them. Hover jets, human cannonball cars and sex-toy
warfare are all part of the fun.
- Co-op Madness – Give naked skydiving a try, landing in your
partner's flaming pickup as you make a suicide run toward a heavily armed
Syndicate brothel. Steelport is more fun with a friend.
- Initiation Station – Create, share, and download the most outlandish
characters ever seen, from washed-up celebrities to naked ninja pirates. Inside
every sinner, there is a Saint.
Review by IGN
“A video game's first responsibility – arguably its only
responsibility – is to show the player a good time. To say that Saints Row:
The Third is a good time would be a severe understatement. Running naked around
the fictional city of Steelport wiping out rival gangs with mind-controlling
octopi provided some of the most fun I've had this year. There may be a tendency
to dismiss Saints Row as a Grand Theft Auto clone (it isn't) or as juvenile
antics (it is) but when you just want to indulge in some mindless violence and
sexual depravity, this will more than suffice… News flash: people find sex and
violence entertaining. Saints Row: The Third gives the people what they
want and drops us into an open world adult theme park where we can treat
ourselves to delightful acts of bloodshed and perversion. It doesn't take itself
too seriously and only asks that you don't, either.”
IGN RATINGS FOR SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD (X360)
Plot points mostly serve as a way to get you into ridiculous situations.
I really like the phone/menu interface. Setting up co-op is a breeze.
The city of Steelport looks great, but you'll notice a lot of pop-up and jerky
The licensed soundtrack is fantastic and voice acting – for the most
part – is very well done.
Saints Row 3 isn't trying to be anything but fun, and it succeeds. RPG elements
incentivize every little thing you do, making for an addictive open world game
with no pretense.
8.5 Lasting Appeal
There were 14 hours on the clock when I beat the campaign, but I've since kept
playing to the 22 hour mark and am still at only 86 percent completion.
(out of 10)
*Does not include manual.