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  • Summary: Saints Row IV is an open-world game that advances the story of the Third Street Saints by upping their status to the highest level - the leaders of the free world. After a catastrophic alien invasion occurs where the aliens transport the Saints to a bizarro-Steelport simulation, you've gotSaints Row IV is an open-world game that advances the story of the Third Street Saints by upping their status to the highest level - the leaders of the free world. After a catastrophic alien invasion occurs where the aliens transport the Saints to a bizarro-Steelport simulation, you've got to fight to free humanity from alien grandaddy Zinyak's mental grasp by utilizing gargantuan superpowers. Escape the simulation that's trapped the Saints crew, or die trying. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Aug 23, 2013
    90
    Saints Row IV is a must have title, it throws away the rule book and just wants you to have a great time. The Next Generation is upon us, but you might miss it as you get lost in the virtual world of a simulated Steelport with no rules to hold you back.
  2. Aug 20, 2013
    84
    Saints Row IV is a video game unlike any you've played before with a rich story, sharp sense of humor and unique mechanics. It's only held back by a lack of variety and the need for a bit more polish.
  3. 80
    An empowering, open game, with plenty for everyone to love, and perhaps most importantly, it’s just a ridiculous amount of fun. Unfortunately a number of small bugs and a short campaign length put the brakes on this fun experience a lot sooner than I would have liked.
  4. Sep 16, 2013
    80
    If you want good fun, Saints Row IV is the right choice.
  5. Aug 26, 2013
    75
    Supplementing the streets with glowing collectibles and earning the use of a weaponized dildo (yes, you read that right) can only take you so far before one begins to wonder why Bruce Campbell wasn’t hired to voice the main character.
  6. Aug 14, 2013
    73
    Just browsing the vast selection of characters other players have uploaded is at least an hour or two of good entertainment.
  7. Sep 19, 2013
    58
    If you believe that the world of Saints Row has been missing things like telekinesis, giant mechs, and cartoonish megalomaniacs, wait until this year’s Christmas sales. The discounted price will better reflect the cheap nature of this «sequel».

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 56
  2. Negative: 11 out of 56
  1. Aug 21, 2013
    10
    Soy español así que no entendreïs esta análisis, pero no me importa.

    Este juego es la ostia, el 3 fue muy bueno y si que se merecía el 9,
    Soy español así que no entendreïs esta análisis, pero no me importa.

    Este juego es la ostia, el 3 fue muy bueno y si que se merecía el 9, pero a este como mínimo darle una oportunidad y que llegue al 9,2.

    Buenísimas armas, buenos vehículos, superpoderes, y una buenísima historia.

    Que pides mas
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  2. Jul 29, 2014
    9
    Saints Row 4 is the best one in the series by far, it has a lot of fan fare, and sets the series on endless possibilities, which makes meSaints Row 4 is the best one in the series by far, it has a lot of fan fare, and sets the series on endless possibilities, which makes me excited of what there is to come.

    Pros:
    Nice and colourful world, with great art style
    Funny, well written lines
    Features unexpected celebrities
    Superpowers are awesome and it makes this the best superpower game.
    Unique guns
    Lots of customisation
    Lots to do, with variety
    Difficulty is well matched
    Voice acting, sound track is great. Nolan North all the way.
    And it's just plain FUN. That's all this game wants you to have. It's not serious, it isn't trying to send a message. It realises it's just A video game, and it succeeds in that.

    Cons:
    Couldn't really being bothered doing some activities again, since I've played all SR's.
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  3. Oct 30, 2013
    9
    As i played SR4 I was enjoying myself, having fun and laughing at the humour the game has. The game starts as you, the leader of the Saints,As i played SR4 I was enjoying myself, having fun and laughing at the humour the game has. The game starts as you, the leader of the Saints, invading a bunker in the Middle-East and disarming a nuke in mid-flight, saving the US from possible nuke attack, earning you the love to the US citizens and being voted to become the President of the United States. You're reign as President wont last long as the world is invated by aliens called "The Zin" and eventually destroyed. After the massacre you find yourself saved by Kinzie Kensington from 1950's dream world and set in a space ship hidden from Zin and as the last remnants of the civilized world. From the space ship you invade the play world of Zin which modeled after SR3 version of Steelport, kinda like in the Matrix universe. Twist this time is that Kinzie has unlocked super abilities for the player to use in the Zin world of Steelport, coming in from of super jumping or running and you need to rescue back you're Saints partners and defeat the Zin.

    The graphics haven't changed much from the previous game. Little changes here and there are seen, Zin posters and markingson walls, glitches have been added as gameplay for example tiles of a wall move or citizens of the Zin world could change randomly their outlook. Most interesting is the aspects of missions in different computer worlds, at one mission to rescue Johnny Gat and bring him back alive you have to enter his mind in a 2D sidescrolling fightning game which is one my favourite parts of the game.

    So yes gameplay has you, instead of running and stealing cars, jumping on roof tops and speed running through traffic, being the little god of the Zin world and as the story moves on Kinzie unlocks abilities for you that enables you to throw objects with your mind, shoot ice/fireballs, stomp the ground creating quakes and turn you into fire/ice person that when you run by a enemy or person, he sets on fire. By the way speed running makes stealing cars pointless which Deep Silver noticed by giving you a way to listen to the game music at any point, unless you're back in the space ship aka real world.

    The soundtrack is excellent as usual and suits the game really well. Clearly Deep Silver wanted to make this game a homage to older SR games using Aerosmiths "I don't wanna miss a thing" song as a start and end song. Other tracks include classics form 1980's and 90's to new bass bumping Skillrex style tracks and each track has a reason to bring atmosphere to every mission.

    Hard for to join with the sayings that this is just DLC sold in full price, sure it's the same Stillwater but the game has content and a lot of it. With every mission giving different new places to visit in, basically meaning you dont spent much time in Stillwater other than joining mission or killing aliens. Story brings you back to earlier Saints Row days with sidemissions giving samples of history behind each Saints character upon to the end giving a plot twist that is a must see for each Saints Row familiar player.

    Personally I really enjoyed the game, it's an excellent combination of action and fun, comedy and satirical drama. Also it gave a feeling of a nice closure for Saints Row series, with missions going through the history of the Saints and showing the appreciation toward the fans of the series with the nice twist at the end of the game.
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  4. Dec 19, 2014
    8
    More a huge mod than a standalone game. If you liked Saints Row the third you probably will like this too, but i was quiet disappointed. theMore a huge mod than a standalone game. If you liked Saints Row the third you probably will like this too, but i was quiet disappointed. the superpowers were cool, but made the driving and weapons complete useless. But if you are willing to overlook its flaws you can have a great time! Expand
  5. Jan 23, 2014
    7
    Honestly there's a lot of fun things about it, mostly the great characters and crazy activities. But the superpowers never feel as good asHonestly there's a lot of fun things about it, mostly the great characters and crazy activities. But the superpowers never feel as good as they should be, and a lot of the time the whole game just feels like it should have just been an expansion to Saints Row 3. The best in the series is still Saints Row 2. Expand
  6. Aug 31, 2013
    5
    Hell NO. This can't be called Saint's Row IV. It could be called Saint's Row The Third: Alien Expansion pack. And it should cost around 10Hell NO. This can't be called Saint's Row IV. It could be called Saint's Row The Third: Alien Expansion pack. And it should cost around 10 euors, NOT 60! This is not a new game, is just an heavy modified version of SRIII with aliens! Missions are boring, repetitive, the story is nice and the story missions are good, but i can't believe they sold this game as a new Saint's Row. Very disappointed. Expand
  7. Oct 15, 2013
    0
    this game is not good at all. saints row with super powers wreck the whole game. if u played saints row 1 and 2 you would agree that it is waythis game is not good at all. saints row with super powers wreck the whole game. if u played saints row 1 and 2 you would agree that it is way better than saints row iv Expand

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