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  • Summary: Years after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name, with Saints sneakers, Saints energy drinks and Johnny Gat bobble head dolls all available at a store near you. The Saints are kings of Stilwater, but their celebrityYears after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name, with Saints sneakers, Saints energy drinks and Johnny Gat bobble head dolls all available at a store near you. The Saints are kings of Stilwater, but their celebrity status has not gone unnoticed. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute. Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to a new city, playing out the most outlandish gameplay scenarios ever seen. Strap it on. Expand
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  1. Positive: 43 out of 50
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  1. Third may be dumb fun, but it's the smartest realization of the sandbox spirit we've seen in a long while. [Holiday 2011, p.72]
  2. Dec 6, 2011
    90
    Main story missions traipse from one outlandish setup to the next. Blowing stuff up with a helicopter or getting your game show on with Professor Genki's Super Ethical Reality Climax, which felt a little more more like a realized version of Smash TV, or just clearing out rival gangs, it's a good assortment provided you stay on the story path.
  3. Dec 9, 2011
    89
    The third Saints Row is solid proof that GTA ins't the only sandbox game out there. Dirty jokes, nice storyline and full-packed city ensures that you won't get bored at Steelport City. Haters gonna hate, but that's their loss. [Dec 2011]
  4. Nov 11, 2011
    85
    Volition succeeded in making its joint even more enjoyable: updated graphics and over-the-top missions make it a lot of fun to play, especially with a friend. It probably lacks in innovation when compared to its predecessor, but it's a chapter of the saga you don't want to miss.
  5. Nov 25, 2011
    80
    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.
  6. Nov 11, 2011
    80
    With all of these things in mind, I respect that Saints Row: The Third might not be a game for everyone. Specifically, those who do not find joy in the act of inflicting terrible, fiery, dildo-y pain on whatever innocent polygonal creature happens to wander too close to their personal blast zone will probably not get much out of Saints Row's unrelenting dedication to preposterous anarchy. It is a game specifically designed for annihilation junkies, those who can embrace the idea of an infantile playground of seemingly infinite obliterative pleasures. For those who prefer their games a tad less absurdly--perhaps needlessly--violent, any number of other games this fall will likely suit your fancy just fine.
  7. Nov 14, 2011
    60
    Not even half as crazy and daring as it likes to think, but instead a dispiritingly conservative collection of bland third person action and missed opportunities.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 121
  1. Jan 5, 2012
    10
    First things first this game is not Grand Theft Auto and it is not trying to be like GTA this game may let you steal vehicles and let you killFirst things first this game is not Grand Theft Auto and it is not trying to be like GTA this game may let you steal vehicles and let you kill people and also have guns but that is where the similarities stop this game is ment to be a good time and that is all it is trying to do which is provide a good time to the person playing it and it does an amazing job in this regard and i even think this game is better than GTA. this game is not realistic and should not be taken too seriously by this i mean just go into this game ready to accept everything that is happening and you will have a blast. the graphics arent the best and they may tend to swear for no reason at times but this can overlooked easily once you have started playing because there is just so much to do once the initial story is done and you will want to reach 100% to play all of the really fun and funny side missions. this game is defenatly not ment for little kids so make sure they are out of the room when you play otherwise you might have to explain to your parents why your little brother or sister is wondering what a di!do is. do yourself a favor and get this game it is full of laughs and is a great ride Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2011
    10
    Worthy upgrade frm sr2. Its only gta fanboys who are going to dislike this game. It the best open world experience for me at the moment. GonnaWorthy upgrade frm sr2. Its only gta fanboys who are going to dislike this game. It the best open world experience for me at the moment. Gonna have loads of fun towards 100% completion. Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2011
    10
    awesome game. better than san andreas. wy do the critics score this so low? not as good as skyrim but way more fun than mw3. mw3 is garbageawesome game. better than san andreas. wy do the critics score this so low? not as good as skyrim but way more fun than mw3. mw3 is garbage and it gets critical acclaim. hurrah fanboys yoru driving good developers into unprofitability because youd rather fork over the cash to a company who cares only abotu seliing you the same crap year after year cough infinity ward activision cough cough Expand
  4. Dec 31, 2011
    9
    wow..
    this game is totally insane,,
    we can do anything in city.. like mods car and playing as a gangster to gain a turf from the other game..
    wow..
    this game is totally insane,,
    we can do anything in city..
    like mods car and playing as a gangster to gain a turf from the other game..

    although this game has a less story but the game play is so fun..
    yap recomended for playing this game..
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  5. Oct 7, 2012
    8
    Positives: Very fun, loads of customisation options for characters, gang members and vehicles, very funny dialogue between characters, thePositives: Very fun, loads of customisation options for characters, gang members and vehicles, very funny dialogue between characters, the city (Steelport) is fun to explore, loads of side missions (although there could be more variety between them) and excellent main story.
    Negatives: The main story finishes too soon, DLC is a bit overpriced for the content in it and the endings could have been better.
    Overall: Very fun game with a good storyline, but some aspects of it could be better (such as the endings and the length of the main story)
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  6. Dec 27, 2011
    8
    this was more important to me than uncharted 3, and i will say that despite some bugs and quirks, this game is an amazing and immersingthis was more important to me than uncharted 3, and i will say that despite some bugs and quirks, this game is an amazing and immersing experience. the trophies are easy to get if you're looking for trophies, but the game is a great open world experience with plenty of nods to the previous entries in the series. don't let this one slip through your fingers. Expand
  7. Nov 20, 2011
    0
    Holy Cod this is a horrible game. GTA with training wheels. No challenge or suspense whatsoever. Just a goofy and carelessly programmedHoly Cod this is a horrible game. GTA with training wheels. No challenge or suspense whatsoever. Just a goofy and carelessly programmed sandbox game. However, there is one caveat: if you have the brain of a 6 year old, this game will provide almost limitless entertainment. Lots of colors and wacky stuff and "humor" geared towards hateful/depressed people and bigots in general. Expand

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