Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. While – both graphically and in gameplay – Saints Row feels behind the standards set by GTA IV, it has an ace up its sleeve in the online arena: true online co-op. And it works. [Dec 2008, p.105]
  2. The sick filth you've been looking for. [Mar 2009, p.64]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 300 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 94
  2. Negative: 28 out of 94
  1. Feb 22, 2012
    My **** what's with all this hate? "Saints Row 2" is a superb game, the granny of GTA. Same gameplay, but better resolution and textures. What more would you ask for a gangster game? Full Review »
  2. Nov 23, 2012

    BTW, My PC runs it on maximum settings... so FPS isn't an issue.... Simply put - SR2 is buggy, has AWFUL PC controls,
    terrible AI, FRUSTRATING missions, THE WORST vehicle control I think Ive ever played. Ive spent more time being angry at this game than enjoying it. Cars disappear while you follow them, the GPS is a JOKE (or so "realistic" that its even worse than the real world counterparts). The racing markers are so useless they are more of a misdirect than a race track direction marker. The AI characters are psychic... you run towards a car and they bolt like you are mugging / jacking them. The car racing is one of the WORST parts of the game so far. You are stuck with an awful camera position that you cannot adjust to be closer or further away, or any other racing position. No nose cam etc. Seriously, did anyone even finish this piece of crap on PC without wanting to punch someone?

    Note - I really enjoyed GTA Series (except IV), and completed a bunch of them, but this game is seriously flawed to the point where its not worth wasting my time and frustration. Maybe the XBox version is better, but the developers can shove the PC version up their arses.
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  3. Sep 11, 2011
    Terrible port. Shamefully terrible port. Volition employed the mentally-inept CD Projekt to port this to PC, who are known for their terrible experience when it comes to the PC (see The Witcher).
    It runs like crap and plays like crap. The controls are pretty poor for a PC game, and the handling when driving is a complete monstrosity. Multiplayer is a complete and utter joke.

    If you want to enjoy this game, get it on a -- bleugh -- console. It's a fun game, it's just that CD Projekt completely ruined it, and Volition abandoned it. I refuse to purchase games from either developer from now on.
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