- Summary: Saints Row IV is an open world game that continues the story of the Third Street Saints by elevating their status to the highest level - the leaders of the free world. After a catastrophic alien invasion occurs where the aliens trasnport the Saints to a bizarro-Steelport simulation, you mustSaints Row IV is an open world game that continues the story of the Third Street Saints by elevating their status to the highest level - the leaders of the free world. After a catastrophic alien invasion occurs where the aliens trasnport the Saints to a bizarro-Steelport simulation, you must fight to free humanity from alien grandaddy Zinyak's mental grasp by ultiziling gargantuan superpowers. Escape the simulation that's trapped the Saints crew, or die trying.… Expand
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Aug 19, 2013The consistent thrill of Saints Row IV is how it constantly, eagerly, happily, accommodatingly asks you “Hey, how do you want to break the game now?” And for a game so colossal, so occasionally dumb, so often colossally sharks-with-laser-beams-on-their-heads-that-can-also-breathe-fire-and-fly-and-turn-invisible-and-you-can-even-ride-them dumb, what an incredibly smart thing to do with an open world, a franchise, and a story.
PC PowerPlayOct 28, 2013A combination of sublime and ridiculous, Saints Row IV is outlandish fun. [Nov 2013, p.97]
Sep 1, 2013Overall Saints Row IV is a marvellously enjoyable game, while still suffering from a few of the complaints that the series has always had. The main quests are great, and although the side missions are not painful to play, they don’t pack the same punch. If you played and enjoyed Saints Row The Third, then picking up this sequel is a must. Equally if you’re looking for a game that lets you act like a badass with special powers, this might be a better superhero game than many others that are actually billed as such.
Aug 14, 2013Saints Row IV doesn't excel in terms of gameplay, but it hits a home run in terms of fun and laughter. The plot is both absurd and beautiful and the activities are so varied that one can easily forgive its faults. If you want a sandbox and you don't take yourself too seriously, Saints Row IV is a game you don't want to miss.
Aug 20, 2013A LOT of people will be mad at this game. It is completely different from all of the ones before it, and it really shares little with theA LOT of people will be mad at this game. It is completely different from all of the ones before it, and it really shares little with the previous games in the series. If you didn't like SR 3 due to the sci-fi and super hero aspects, you might hate this game... a lot. If you're looking for something in the realistic criminal vein (ala Grand Theft Auto), you might hate this game.
The changes here are immense. It's like being in a mish-mash of every science fiction movie out there, with lots of elements/ideas coming straight from the Matrix.
Before you buy, check out some of the YouTube gameplay videos and make sure you're not going to hate it. If you go into this with the wrong expectations, you're going to be very disappointed.… Expand
Sep 7, 2013'Saints Row IV' is basically 'Saints Row: The Third' on Steroids, which is a good thing. It still contains all of what made 'The Third''Saints Row IV' is basically 'Saints Row: The Third' on Steroids, which is a good thing. It still contains all of what made 'The Third' amazing, and multiplied it by ten. The customization, witty dialogue, unique missions, and sheer insanity.
While some think it taking place in the same city as the previous game is a bad idea, I think it was the right idea. It gave them more time and resources to spend on other aspects of the game.
They really nailed the effects and shaders, and used them to their advantage. Whether it's the "loading" in of the virtual world, the very subtle pixelation of random characters and objects, or the almost VHS like flicker you can notice buildings have when you look closely at them. It gives off a feeling of being in a simulated world, without shoving it in your face 24/7. Only when it is crucial to the plot will they make it completely obvious, and over the top. It's stuff like this that really makes the game feel polished.
While many of the mission types from 'Saints Row: The Third' did get carried over into 'Saints Row IV', They also added some new, completely different missions. Especially in the main story. There were many times while playing through the main story that I had nearly forgotten that I was playing one game, and not an amalgam of three or four different games blended seamlessly together.
I have to admit, I was a little worried that it might just turn out as an expensive, standalone DLC for the previous game. However, I loved what I saw in the trailers and liked the previous game, so I trusted them. That trust paid off. There was not a single part in the main story where I knew what was going to happen next. It was well written, unique, and enthralling. You identify with both the protagonist (your character) and the antagonist. Some parts made me mad, some made me sad. Mostly, it made me laugh.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone that liked 'Saints Row: The Third' for its absurdity, hilarious character dialogue, ridiculous plot twists, and unique gameplay.
I would not recommend it to anyone who is expecting it to be a serious, more realistic game, not unlike the Grand Theft Auto series. That's just not what The Third Street Saints are about.… Expand
Aug 21, 2013@killingspree didn't you gave SR3 a 10 ?
The game ist just what I expected. Chaotic, over the top and pure awesomeness. Just the game's@killingspree didn't you gave SR3 a 10 ?
The game ist just what I expected. Chaotic, over the top and pure awesomeness.
Just the game's engine could use a few updates.… Expand
May 19, 2015Saints Row IV continues the story from Saints Row: The Third where you rescue America from a nuclear missile launched by the antagonist fromSaints Row IV continues the story from Saints Row: The Third where you rescue America from a nuclear missile launched by the antagonist from Saints Row: The Third Cyrus Temple, the former STAG leader, who has gone insane and is obsessed with killing the Saints. After killing Cyrus and saving America from the missile hitting Washington, after that you'll become the President of the United States. Saints Row IV is different from its predecessor because in Saints Row IV your character will have cool super powers like freeze blast, telekenesis, super stomp, etc. In Saints Row IV cars are pretty much useless because you'll most likely be using super jump and super sprint to travel. But you can still cuztomize them the way you like. The character customization is excellent, you can customize almost anything. The side actvivities are very fun, I really like Prof. Genki's Mind Over Murder because it's fun and challenging. The game has many refrences to other games. The weapons are funny and unique like the dubstep gun and the blackhole gun. Collecting the clusters are very fun too. Overall Saints Row IV is a very enjoyable game.… Expand
Aug 22, 2013If you have never played Saints Row: The Third, play it first then get this game after price cut. It is not that SRIV is not an enjoyableIf you have never played Saints Row: The Third, play it first then get this game after price cut. It is not that SRIV is not an enjoyable game, it is extremely fun, but it is primarily a generic 'superhero in a city' game. The story missions are over the top as usual, but there is no graphic or special upgrades over 3. Plus the city is not designed for superpowers like the super jump (as it is the same city from 3) and you land in awkward places a lot. The best part about GTAs and earlier SRs was the exploration. There is none of that in this game. PLAY 3 FIRST, then get this game later on the cheap.… Expand
Jul 1, 2017(Single player only review)
Gameplay: 7 Characters: 6 World: 7 Music: Graphics: 8 Optimization: 8 Value: Not worth the(Single player only review)
Value: Not worth the original price ($60)
Art direction: 6
Overall: 6… Expand
Oct 25, 2013Load of tripe "over the top game play" is an excuse for lazy story telling not to mention rips off better franchises and copied the matrix itLoad of tripe "over the top game play" is an excuse for lazy story telling not to mention rips off better franchises and copied the matrix it offers no originality what so ever.… Expand